Get Pentatonix to come back to Australia
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I am a 14 year old girl that has Type 1 Diabetes, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Coeliac Disease. As I have all these, I am not able to do things everyone else can, which most of the time gets me down. Pentatonix have been my escape. A way for me to forget the pain I am constantly in. With my Type 1, my blood sugars are constantly going up and down, resulting in a lot of uncomfortable symptoms, such as migraines, dizziness, shakiness and exhaustion. These symptoms make my everyday life a living hell and when these happen I know that I can rely on Pentatonix's music to lift my spirits and keep that smile on my face. The day I was diagnosed with Diabetes had been the most frightening for me. I was denying it all. I wanted to believe they got the results mixed up with someone elses, but they didn't. With my arthritis I can't lift anything heavier than what others think are light. I can't play sports anymore. The year I was diagnosed I had just gotten into one of the top teams in my state for Netball. The happiness and joy that had filled my body when I read the letter that said I had made it in was the most happiness I had ever had my whole life. I was finally able to say I felt good at something.... and then I woke up one morning at around 3am crying out in pain. My wrists were in a sort of pain that is unable to be described. I remember the fear I had felt when it happened a second time. I couldn't even walk when I got out of bed, my knees and ankles were being affected the same as my wrists. A week later I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. I was so terrified because I knew that I would have to give up my spot on the Netball team. On something that meant so much to me. I still look back on it a get all teary because Netball was something I had always loved. I felt good at it. I felt superb at it!! Now... I can barely catch a ball without feeling some sort of pain in my wrist. Being able to watch my idols perform live would mean the absolute world for me. They are the reason why I am still fighting my body that is fighting against me. They are the reason that I'm able to be the happy girl that I once was. They are the reason I know the people I do. They are the reason I can say that I wouldn't have my life any other way.
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