My name is Emily, I’m 18 years old and I have been battling a couple of very rare health conditions. Recently I was diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. The doctors now have to place a feeding tube for me to get nutrients and we are really unsure of what my future will look like as my health is at such a fragile state right now. I’m in my senior year of high school (online school) and it’s been really hard not only missing out on my high school years but suffering everyday with these debilitating conditions. Receiving something like a Hopebox would really lift my spirits and give me the extra courage to keep fighting this daily battle.