Who I am

I was set up to fail from a young age but I am claiming myself
Who am I?
Some say I am an emotionally unstable girl with many problems.
I say I am a survivor when the times get rough.
Some say I am the girl who fought cancer
I say I am the girl who found for her life and broke out of a mindset that kept me from fighting
I am the foster kid who found a family sixteen years after being welcomed into the world.
I am the girl who was almost defined by the bad cards dealt to me.
Who I am is who I choose to be, Not just what you see and what you try to make it.
Who I am is a girl with many flaws and many victories.

-- Janette S., 9th-12th Grade