I decided to come out publicly about my condition to spread Human Chimera Awareness, it’s link to autoimmune and body positivity. There’s so little information available on Human Chimerism, I felt the responsibaliy to make people aware . Even when you Google Human Chimera there’s very minimal information that can be found. Even most doctors are unfamiliar with it or haven’t heard of my condition. I’ve been told there are only 100 cases documented in the world as of today, so my goal is to continue to spread Awareness where ever possible.
I not only hope to help myself medically, but hope to help the medical field gather new research. I want to help other’s who suffer with Chimerism or any kind of autoimmune condition. I have a huge understanding of autoimmune due to my particular case of Chimerism. It causes me to have autoimmune deficiencies because my body doesn’t agree with my twins genetic makeup. It wants to clear the DNA/Cells, though it can’t, so it strips my own immune system.
I hope sharing my story can help others to not “judge a book by its cover.” Looking through my social media you wouldn’t assume I suffer with any physical issues, but it doesn’t mean it’s not going on behind closed doors. We all have the choice to choose happiness, keep a positive outlook and push forward regardless of our circumstances, even though it might not always be easy. I choose to show and focus on the positive in my life, not the negative. Hopefully, I can inspire others who have Chimerism, medical conditions, autoimmune or physical abnormalities. I want them to know they’re not alone, they have support, they’re beautiful the way they are and regardless of their circumstances they have no limits to try and reach their dreams.
Also, I have the goal to start a Foundation called CHIMERA, for people who think they might have or who do have Chimerism and for people who suffer from autoimmune. I want them to have a place to go for help and support. Not only for their physical health, but for their mental and emotional health as well.