This week's featured Fighter #fighterfriday is Whitney! She's on a mission to change the world! Read her story below!
As a Paramedic, I thought I was strong and never needed help dealing with the difficult calls I encountered. Fast forward many years, I was wrong. After marriage, having two beautiful children, and leaving a career I loved; my world flipped upside down. I didn't know who I was. I was depressed, anxiety ridden, and diagnosed with PTSD from my EMS career. I used to be embarrassed, until I realized that there were many others like me. These things didn't define me, they were a part of my journey that God had me on. Confronting them and talking about it made me strong, not weak! Though there are still difficult days, but each day is a blessing. Through the Grace of God and my Celebrate Recovery family, I have been able to wipe off the stigma and embrace what I've been through. Since losing my Grandpa (my buddy) this past March, I am determined to live like he did. Not fearing the world and things around be, but embracing my inner strength and waking up everyday knowing one thing. I am the child of a King and NOTHING formed against me shall stand!