Organized by: latoya Weaver
My name is Latoya weaver. I am 18 years old. I live in atlanta,ha. I've been living with my grandma since I was a newborn baby. Mom nor dad is in my life. My mom have been on drugs all her life and my dad is not in my life. The only family I have is my grandma. My life changed April of 2006. I was 9 years old. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I then got put on a medication. That still wouldn't seem to keep it under control so they added another one. I ended up with 4 different blood pressure pills. I then tried so hard to loose weight and eat healthy but I just couldn't seem to loose the weight... then as the months passed my neck got real black and it started looking rusty. It spreaded to my arms also. Kids at school called me rusty neck. There were days that I cried and cried. I went to several doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Nobody seem to tell me anything. As the years passed I developed more and more problems. I had surgery to remove my tonsils and adenoids. I recovered successful.. after years and years of feeling tired with no energy as a child. I finally started my cycle at the age of 13. It came on every month until bout 3 months after it stopped. That's when I was referred to a gynecologist. They didn't seem to find out anything. I'm guessing the reason they wasn't concerned was because I didn't have good coverage insurance. I had well care. As the years past I started growing hair on my face, chin, belly, all the places that men's had theirs. Very embarrassing!!! They're have been times that I wanted to leave this earth because I've never been able to enjoy my life because I'm always sick. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, I was diagnosed as a diabetic, I was diagnosed with an enlarge liver. Every thing piled on at once. It was so hard and took a toll on me my junior year and senior year of high school.. I was always going to doctors appt. Always sick and never hardly attended school. It even caused me to fail the graduation test 6 times. I really went through a lot the last past year. I was struggling trying to get my diploma, trying to figure out why I'm always hurting and just figure out what's wrong with me period.. I was under so much stress... I had a stroke last year in july. It damaged my nerves on my left side. That was the scariest thing ever. Me and my grandma have really been through a lot. Now that I started college. I'm not sure if I can even finish because I can't afford gas to get back and forth too. My grandma struggling trying to meet ends in her house hold. It just stresses me out because we are in this situation. In January peach state cut me off. So I have no life insurance nor health insurance. I hurt so much. But I can't afford to go to the doctor. My chest hurts just about every day. I'm just tired I'm about ready to throw the towel in.. you know?? I'm just tired of being tired. People out here are dying left and right. And I worry every night because I'm scared that I may be next.. all I'm asking for is help please. I'm tired. I pray every night to god that he turns things around for us. But it seems like it's not working. I know I shouldn't feel that way but geesh.!!! My eyes are full of tears while sitting here typing all of this. I've emailed so many celebrities. Tyler perry, Oprah Winfrey, etc. I'm just tired you know.!! I just wanted to share my story with someone. I hope you are all ears to listen. Thank you.