On Friday I finally graduated college from #stonybrookuniversity with a BA in #psychology. I didn't #graduate with awards,recognition or summa cum laude which would have been great but I graduated through some much #adversity in my life and I kept going. So that in it's self is a huge #accomplishment The road was long, windy, and a difficult one. It took a great deal of #determination, #optimism, and #perseverance. I had first enrolled into #guilfordcollege in NC but I had to leave due to medical issues. These medical issues became worse and more serious. When I was finally feeling better and up to school I applied to transfer to Stony Brook but was rejected due to not enough credits. So I started over at Suffolk County Community College and earned my associates then transferred to Stony Brook University to earn my bachelors in psychology. All the while throughout my college career and through my 3 years off school I went through 8 surgeries, #kidneyfailure and #heartfailure and a #kidneytransplant. It just comes to show that you can really do anything you put your mind too. I completed most of my college career while on #peritonealdialysis I did every night. My last year of college I did it all with a #transplantedkidney donated by my fantastic girlfriend @linterlicchio! I can't go through this post without mentioning the support and love from my family and friends. Without my family by my side this journey would have been a lot harder. Without my friends I would have been lonely without their visits in #stonybrookmedicalcenter Also want to give a huge shoutout to everyone at Stony Brook University Medical Center from people down at transport, the lovely nurses at 16N to the nurse who saw my heart rate at 150bpm while laying down sleeping, the dialysis team, to the doctors and surgeons who performed surgery on me. I literally would not be here without them. So thank you! If you've made it this far on my post, my message to you is that you can do anything you can put your mind to. No matter what adversity comes your way. All you need is some support, a good attitude and determination and perseverance. If I can do it, you can do it too!