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"Hi, my story probably won't matter to anyone but it's worth a try. My grandma and I are both bipolar. She's since had her husband pass away and he also had it.
I just want my story to be heard ... and just to let people know being 17 and being bipolar is very difficult. My grandma has dealt with me and my grandpa for years and not noticing herself, and I want her recognized for all her dedication and hard work to keep me and my grandpa on the right path when he was alive.
Being bipolar doesn't have to consume your entire life - you can over come a lot - it's just harder and my grandma has given me so much and I feel no one is grateful for that but me and I'm beyond grateful. She's the best grandma a kid could ever ask for. She's dealt with me having a stroke when I was 11 that most kids die from, when she didn't have to.
And, during all this she was battling being bipolar and managed to keep everything strong, I'm sure she wanted to give up and cry at times, or got frustrated, but she always manages to make everyone smile, and I manage to make her smile. She's the best!!
I've watched her overcome a lot and battle a lot and I'm sure she battles a lot more than I'll ever know, and I battle more than she'll ever know. Sometimes I wish I could send her on a vacation or something, because she needs the well deserved break just for herself, and to realize how much she's loved.
Being a teenager that had a stroke when I was 11 called an A.V.M (extra set of blood vessels in the brain that burst), being bullied and now being home schooled due to being bullied, I had kids making fun of me and saying "haha your head blew up" and that I should have died.
But, at the end of the day, I knew this wasn't true because God has a plan for everyone and I had my wonderful grandmother every step of the way and she's loved. I'd be lost without her and I just wanted to share my Grandma's story and mine along with it. She's always ready to help when I need her and I'm always here for her!!"
- your dedicated follower ASH