POTS - @potsliving

"Hi, I'm Kelsey and I'm a 17-year old girl from San Francisco. I was diagnosed with POTS when I was 14. At the time, I was a really competitive soccer player, but along with other things, POTS virtually took soccer away from me, and I lost part of my identity. When I was 15 I contracted a viral illness that caused me to have a huge flare up; I had to withdraw from school because I could not sit through one class without fainting. Today, two years later, I am lucky to attend high school, and as a consequence of all my hard work, I have found my identity in another sport: Track and Field. I love Aware Causes because it celebrates diversity and allows me to be proud of my illness and who I am. I wear my necklace all the time, especially during track practice and meets. I believe that embracing illnesses and what makes us different allows us to thrive despite our setbacks, and Aware Causes' necklace fuels this mentality." @potsliving

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