I was diagnosed with autism on December 2000. I was three years old. Since then, my life was never the same. Autism is this brain disorder that affects how your brain and sensory system work, and some have it worse than others. I have it very mild, where I almost don't even need my medications. Yet I still take my medications, since it's better safe than sorry. Little did I know that I would go to school and get made fun of, insulted, threatened of life, and even beat up; just because I have autism and I have a strong will to serve my country, preferably in the US military. Every day, going to school was hard for me. I have been to three different school districts so far, and I currently reside in Winfield, Iowa. Everyone seemed nicer there at first, so I got more involved and had a lot of team spirit. I even have a Spirit Award hanging in my house. Then, I lost almost all my friends (and my dearest friends moved to Florida), so I had to resign from all sports and restart my friends list from scratch. I have had 23 suicide attempts in my lifetime, 20 of them after January 2012 when I had serious depression for all that happened. I even asked God several times why he gave me autism, or even put me on this Earth. But I realized that there is a reason why we're all on this Earth. I could've easily succeeded in one of my suicide attempts. I should've dropped 30 feet on a noose and died of a broken neck, but I kept going, knowing God gave me this plan- this lifelong dream of mine- to serve and protect my people and my country. My ultimate plan is to go to Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) for a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Military Science; become a Military Police Officer in the Army (and serve for 20 years), and retire, writing books and owning a multi-million-dollar ranch in Texas. My alternative plan is to become a PE teacher, and I would be one that stood up against bullying instead of just watching it happen.
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