My name is Emma Rogan. In 2012, I won the Vodafone Foundation World of Difference. During the course of that year, my life transformed. I know, corny, but the process gave me the shift I needed. I ‘woke up’, stopped feeling sorry for myself and decided I needed to ‘do’ my life better.
Part of this is ensuring that any other young person diagnosed and living with multiple sclerosis knows life is not over. There are other people managing and living life to full, to the max, some to a higher standard than ever before. You are not alone and better than that, we learn from one another. Life and living in the times we do is an exciting, wonderful gift. This looses it’s glimmer if we’re diagnosed with a chronic illness. However, every new day I remind myself that while I’m here, I will live to the fullest of my being, share my experience, have lots of fun and do my all to serve others.
Over the years, I’ve learned that my destiny is not only about the daily living, it is also about dreaming dreams, living the passion and taking responsibility for my contribution to the world. Life is too short to not spend it doing something that nourishes me and talking to others and being a decent sort gives me joy. Being in control of my destiny doesn’t mean focusing on what I don’t have; it means focusing on what I do and making great use of all the talents. Join the Republic.