A Common Core; Journey Through My Senior Capstone

A Common Core; Journey Through My Senior Capstone

A major goal of The Commons is to create an all-in-one facility. This space would become a home away from home and hopefully, patients would find a family within the fellow guests, staff, and volunteers. This will become a place they’ll want to spend time instead of dreading. It will remind them that their lives are not less valuable and don't’ have to be less joyous just because they’re sick. They can still play, have fun, and be a kid. Their health does not define them. These young adults deserve a beautiful space. This is their life. They shouldn’t have to wait for their struggles to be over to start living. They are still in control, still powerful, capable of anything. Their lives are beautiful right now.

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Why I Walk

Why I Walk

So that another young man can be treated by an experimental drug that allows him to follow his heart. So that he can go on adventures, say yes to new things, climb mountains, swim in the ocean, take risks, and fall in love. So that another young man can walk away cured.

There are a lot of stories like mine and like Nick’s. So until there is a cure, we have work to do. Let’s honor them. Let us run, let us walk, let us fight.


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The Rules Don't Apply (For Once in Your Life)

The Rules Don't Apply (For Once in Your Life)

Ok guys, we're doing it. We're gonna talk about grief. The first of many many conversations to come. Grief is weird. There is no wrong wrong way to experience it. Let me say that again: There. Is. No Wrong. Way. To. Do. It. It is different for every single person yet it unifies those who have felt it.

Grief changes you. It doesn’t matter how strong or tough or “together” you have it. How successful, positive, compassionate you are. Grief marks us with scars and wounds that are beyond words. It turns our world completely upside down and all of the sudden nothing is for certain.

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