Although this disease has taken so much from my life on one hand, It has encouraged me to turn my life around and given me so much and a way out for me. After years of burying my head in the sand and avoiding treatment, I became so unwell that I knew that I had to deal with my situation. The hardest part was not dealing with my illness, but what would other people think about me in my situation. With fantastic support from an amazing partner of over ten years I have over come most of my fears, abut what lies ahead. WE ARE ALL IMPORTANT IN THE WORLD. Strength in numbers I say. Lets end the stigma right here. I pledge to tell my story and answer questions that people have. everyone deserves to be loved and cared for. NO MORE STIGMA!!!! Lucas Lucas