This is my beautiful cousin whom I nicknamed, Benjamin Button. He is a little fighter and doesn’t even know it. 8 months ago when he was only 5 months old he underwent Open-Heart Surgery. Life was so chaotic then as everyone in my family was trying to prepare for this huge life changing event and watching my aunt cry constantly wondering if her baby boy would make it out of this surgery alive. And her having to worry about me…her heroin addicted niece who was living under the same roof. What this little boy doesn’t know is that he attributed to me getting clean. Every day for a brief span of a month that I was living there with him during my addiction, he was so happy & full of life despite the surgery he was going to have.
He showed me how precious life was. He showed me how selfish I WAS. I was delibirately destroying my life while he was trying to fight for his.