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Spotlight on: Brenna Nelson ✨ @brennanelson03

“My name is Brenna Nelson and my Visual Snow began in the beginning of my sophomore year of high school. When it first started I had a really really difficult time accepting the diagnosis and became very depressed, I didn’t want to be alive anymore. The thought that I might never see normal again made me so upset. I’ve had Visual Snow for about two years and currently I have just about all the symptoms associated with Visual Snow. Although my Visual Snow is far worse now than when I first got it, my outlook on VS and life in general is so much better. I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason but I do think something good comes out of everything even the bad. Visual Snow has definitely had a negative impact on my life but there are also many things that I never would have done or learned if it weren’t for VS. Once I started realizing all of these things I was able to turn my Visual Snow into almost a positive thing and on bad days I always try to remind myself of the good that has come out of it. Visual Snow has made me appreciate life more and has made me a better person. I like to think I can predict the future and I used to fully believe that nothing good would ever happen to me again. I was wrong and you never know what’s going to happen but the more negatively you think the harder it will be. Here is a quote that has helped me “If you wake up and the snow is knee-deep outside, you are not filled with rage. It’s just something that you’ve got to cope with. If you’re living in a situation it’s the only situation that you know, and you’ve got to deal with it.” -Morgan Freeman. I like this because even though there’s nothing at the moment I can do to get rid of Visual Snow, how I choose to handle it and my perspective towards everything is fully in my control.”

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