Hi, I'm Darius, I'm 14 years old and in the 8th grade.

People used to ask me if I'm afraid of my first exam, but now everybody knows I have many more trials until then. My friends often argue with their parents, but I don't know how to make mine smile. It's been diffictult ever since they found out, but I feel them closer to me and more determined than ever. We will go through this together.

Someone told me that an my age I should feel butterflies in my stomach and upon hearing this the only thing in my mind is the way I feel after chemotherapy. I don't see why people say it's unpleasant. I like to visit the park and take walks, but lately I only do this on hospital corridors. This may not be typical of a 14-year-old, but it's my world and I'm certain it will take a turn for the better.

My father told me to be stronger and I will do just that for him, for my mother and my sister too. I will also be strong for each and every one of you that wants to help. I need your support and any help you can give will be a big step forward for me. Thank you and please remember: there are no small gestures (alternativa: blessings), only big hearts