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Hi I'm Emily

I am going to college for Architecture and Engineering. I love to read novels and write poetry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 5 year old diabetic who currently is attending as a Freshman in college. I've played the piano for 13 years and have been a percussionist for 9. I love fantasy books and country music. I'm a total sucker for cop shows. I have never been outside of the United States, except Canada; but I don't count that because they're not that far and we were just crossing to New York. I don't like green jello, or anything with that gummy texture for that matter. Plus I can't eat a PB&J without gagging. Honestly, I'm just a little different; but that makes life all the more interesting!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member all my life, but became truly converted when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13. Over the summer, I had been drinking lots of water and had lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time. Over labor day weekend, my Mother decided something was wrong when she found me curled up under a wool blanket, with knit hat and gloves on, in full sun on my Aunt's back deck, shivering in the 90 degree weather. She took me into the doctor's the morning of my first day of eighth grade. I was then quickly admitted to the hospital where I stayed for three days until I had learned and recovered enough to return home. During that time at the hospital, my parents took turns sleeping in the room with me. I barely got out of bed for anything. I remember very clearly the second day I was there and how desperately I wanted to get out of bed and just walk to look outside. I began to pray as I had been taught. I slowly moved so my legs dangled off the bed, clutching the IV stand. I prayed that Heavenly Father would permit me to walk; that I knew he could do anything, for it was within his power, just to please let me walk. And with that, on shaking knees I was able to get out of bed and walk about with only a little trouble. From then on, I knew I could not deny the Lord's power and that he loved and was watching over even the smallest of his children.

How I live my faith

Every day I do my best to uplift others around me by offering compliments and support to those in need, even if we have never met before. I love teaching the 6-turning-7 year olds in my ward/church area and look forward to soon serving a mission starting the summer of 2014.