Being an advocate is full of challenges and victories that no one should take for granted. One of the best things to remember is each one of your challenges will make a victory closer to the next person to travel the road; each one of your victories came off the shoulders of another person’s challenge.
Here’s a short list:
-A big community with very little resources that serve the whole community
-Misconceptions longer than your arm
-Undereducated medical professionals
-Lack of access
-Pushback from other advocates
-Being valued for what experience I do have
–Being able to take part in the changing landscape of healthcare
-Finding a career
-Building genuine relationships
-Trusting people have my best interests at heart, or at the very least in mind
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