Paris Mykietowich

Paris Mykietowich

I want to thank my mom and dad because throughout everything I've been through, they've supported me and encouraged me to keep pushing on. We've been through many hospital scares, mood swings, and lots of hurdles of any kind. My mom and dad have been right beside me every time, and I've been there for them too. Growing up different is tough, having debilitating mental illness and being a minority of the LGBTQ community has caused many struggles for me. My mom and dad helped me learn that being different is okay, that I'm just as capable as everyone else, that I just need to learn a different way. They've done everything they possibly can to keep me happy, safe, and motivated. They're my driving force and the reason I'm going to university in September. I would never have made it this far without them. So once again, thank you mom and dad, for everything! I love you!