Fighter – a person with the will, courage, determination, ability, or disposition to fight, struggle, resist, etc.
When you look at Zhayna most people see a beautiful young woman fill of life and spunk. When I see of Zhayna this is what I see but I also see a fighter, a survivor, a champion. When Zhayna was 4 she was diagnosed with a rare lung disease . By the age of 10 she had to have a double lung transplant. Such a major hurtle for such a young lady, to this day she takes 15 different medications daily. PFT (pulmonary function test) every 3 months to see how the air flow is and bronchoscopies every year to see if there is rejection or not. Despite everything to quote Z “I am as healthy I have ever been in 2 years.”
Today at the age of 17 she has nothing but possibility and the world at her feet.
I asked Zhayna to share in her words about her Senior Session and what she plans to do after Graduation.