I was getting turned down for sponsorships, donations, events...support left and right.
I felt like I was burning my family, friends and loved ones out.
I felt like I was slipping and failing through work. Through advocacy. Through me.
Then something crossed my inbox.
It's one of those things that, were I a religious person, I would take as a sign.
Something was working.
I was making a difference.
A light switch.
The first rays of sunrise over a dark and foggy night.
Today history was made. Today was a day that I felt energized again.
Today, a human received their first encapsulated islet cells. It's happening. Less until none is not just a tagline. It's reality.
I feel, truly, that this is my future.
My eyes burned and filled, because my future seemed a little brighter today. It's hard to quantify the emotions that go with that.
I feel, truly, that this is why I do what I do.