Jimmy Joaquin Maneclang
I do not ask for you to pity me when I am whining and complaining in pain.
Do not assume that I am trying to get some attention but because I am in pain.
Do not be so quick to judge me when I do from time to time laugh and smile.
Do not assume that I am all better now or that the whole time
I didn’t laugh or smile was when I was faking my illness.
Do not tell me that I did this to myself and I am just being lazy,
unless you yourself experience what I am going through.
Be a little more careful of what you say, do not put me down, do not degrade me
because I deserve to be treated with the same love respect
and dignity just like any other human being.
I am just like you and anyone else, except that I have a bigger cross to bear.
All I am asking is for some understanding, love and support not pity,
resentment, or judgement.
Do not feel sorry for me for what I am going through is a gift from God.
It is a constant reminder that I need Him always
that He is always there for me when everyone else turns there back away from me.
Gurnee Illinois United States of America