Amenna S. - Diagnosed at age 6
Hi, my name is Amenna and I been sick since I was 5 years old, with Systematic Lupus and I had seizures. They had to take out both of my kidney's because lupus destroyed them both and then the lupus did something to my head which landed me in the burn unit in childrens hospital. I got teased and bullied at school and some teachers were mean so I did home school. I received a kidney transplant which failed so I had to get back on dialysis but during that time I was sexually assaulted and lost my big cousin Sharron. She was in the blue unit in children hospital. I was all over that hospital; that was a second home to me.
As I got older my life began to turn for the worst. My brother/cousin passed away and I took it pretty hard and my family didn't know because they consider me to be the strong one in the family and I was in a dark place and I missed five days of dialysis and tried to kill myself. I wanted to end my life because I felt like nobody cared or loved me or my family. I was putting burdens on my family because I was sick, my heart started feeling like a brick - like it wanted to come out of my chest and that's when god steps in and bring his angels.
My aunt and my cousin, who never come at 11 pm at night, took me up to the hospital when they could of went anywhere else. By the time I got up there I couldn't even walk. If I did I would've gone into cardiac arrest so they wheeled me in and checked my heart and they couldn't believe what my heart was doing. So the nurse didn't believe and she tried to check it again and I went into cardiac arrest and my potassium was 13 or 14.5. They said I was supposed to be dead and I wasn’t supposed to be living and even after that I didn't believe what was going on in my life. So my big sister Brenda wanted to take me to church and from that day Jesus saved me from darkness and really brought me into the light and now I have my clothing line hustle for Jesus which I want to give and encourage the sick.