Statistically speaking; as a young African American Male, Society assumes
That I will be dead or in jail by 25, and on a more personal note;
The doctors told me I would never get to walk before I turned 5.
However, I stand before you today with a clean record
And no bullet wounds, still walking through Society’s desert raining down truth like a Monsoon.
I stand before you as a college student born and raised
On a street known for only producing killers, stealers, gangbangers
I stand before you as a young man with a disability
Who’s more than aware of his abilities and refuses to accept
Any form of sympathy because I realized I am not my disability,
My disability is just a part of me.
I am not this Arthrogryposis, this Arthrogryposis
Is just a part of me.
I am not just what you see for what you see
Is only part of me because I remain the master of my own destiny,
I stand as a living testament to one simple reality:
It is impossible for anything to be impossible, because with God
Anything and everything is possible.
Simply stated, impossibility is an impossibility