Csak egy újabb vékony, izmos, gyönyörű, kisminkelt lány az Instáról, akit csak azért követnek, mert szép…vagy mégsem?
I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you incredible people that make me feel so loved every single day and for the ongoing support you give me through my journey. Knowing that i have had such a positive impact on so many makes it all worth it. I am so grateful for the comments, emails and direct messages I receive and even though I may not reply to all, know that I have so much love for each and every one of you. You make me stronger 💪🏾
54 ezer követőjével osztotta meg, micsoda munka és küzdelem van mögötte. Amikor Mariana édesanyja terhes volt, az orvosok azt mondták neki, a gyermeke még az anyaméhben meghalt, így meg sem próbálták megmenteni. A szülés lezajlott, kiderült, hogy Mariana él, de az orvosok hibája miatt nagyon sok időt töltött oxigén nélkül. Részleges agykárosodást és agyi bénulást szenvedett. Mariana kislányként nem értette, miért különbözik a többi gyerektől, sokat bántották amiatt, hogy tolószékkel közlekedik és nem úgy jár, ahogy mások.
MY STORY: I’ve been wanting to post this for a while. I hope this inspires all of you who have inspired me. I was born in Greece as a premature baby, doctors had told my mum prior to giving birth that I was going to be a still born and so we had no preparation for post labor. I was immediately rushed over to the intensive care unit but by that time I had lost large amounts of oxygen which caused damage to my brain resulting to a permanent condition called ‘Cerebral Palsy’. This affected the movement in my legs, muscle control and balance. I lived in Greece until the age of 5 then moved to Australia seeking more advanced doctors and treatments. As a young kid I never really understood what was really happening and why I was different to all the other kids in school. I got bullied for not walking like all the others and for also being in a wheelchair. This caused major anxiety, depression and being so young I never really knew how to deal with it besides self harm. When I reached year 6 I had multi level surgery, almost not making it through the 8 hour procedure leaving me with 9 scars on my legs. The surgery was thankfully successful so I was on my way to recovery. I was in bed unable to move my legs for almost 8 months however I began to slowly learn how to walk again, step by step. Starting off with a frame, then crutches, to nothing at all. I had made major improvements in my walking and the fastest anyone has ever recovered from this surgery. I was so determined to get better and strut my stuff as the new me. Although I was told that I would never be 100% ‘normal’ my results were incredible and I was gratefully content. I never wanted to be perfect. Just better. Going through high school was also tough as the bullying continued and I was starting to lose hope. So I dropped out and joined my first gym. Thats when my life changed. I fell in love with fitness and I fell in love with myself. This journey to recovery and getting fit has not only changed me physically but most importantly, mentally. I owe everything to those who believed in me and love me just the way I am ❤
Hatéves koráig Mariana minden napja küzdelemmel és depresszióval volt teli. Ekkor végre megműtötték, és kemény, nyolc hónapig tartó rehabilitáció következtében megtanulhatott járni.
I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings. Even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people too. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others you can only choose to accept them or walk away. 🙏🏽🦋
Mariana még utána is évekig harcolt az egészségéért, sokat sportolt, hogy fitt legyen. A mozgás nemcsak a testét erősítette meg, de segített túllendülni lelki problémáin is.
Ez a magabiztos lány mosolyog a képeken.