Everything began one night as I was going to sleep. I began to cough and cough, and I noticed that I was bleeding. I didn’t know why since I wasn’t showing any symptoms. I was taken to the hospital as my cough and bleeding were not stopping. I was hospitalized in the Sabogal Hospital under insurance for 1 week just as I was turning 18 years old. After, they transferred me to the hospital Carrión for an additional week. Both of those weeks were spent with nonstop fevers, it was a very sad experience for me that caused me great depression. On December 27th, they released me from the hospital. I didn’t know how I had become infected, but I blamed my mother, accusing her of becoming infected on the streets. Sometimes, being sick makes you feel badly, causing one to blame other people. We ask ourselves, why me, because we do not know when or how things happen. I had to take my medication on the date that I was assigned, but I was scared they would make me feel sick, so I decided to go to a private doctor and was given medication for MDR. My health improved within 4 months. I gained up to 59 kg from the 44 kg that I once weighed, and even less if I consider the weight I lost due to the disease. I was fine for a year until I relapsed and once more felt terrible. This time, I went to San José Hospital for the proper treatment that I needed, and received a reprimand from my doctor. They sent me to complete the indicated tests, and I thought they would result in MDR, but thank God, I was only sensitive to treatment once more. So now, this time, I was to complete the treatment as it should’ve been the first time. This is what I did until 3 months later, a nurse calls me to request my participation in a TBC training. I accepted and I liked the two day training, it had been very interesting to meet new people. Several days passed, and I received a call to participate in ASPAT-PERÚ as a member of the group, I wasn’t expecting this invitation. I could help other girls who were going through the same, and help a good cause as the Social Monitor in a project that, at that time, ASPAT had as part of the project. I learned a lot there, including to grow and learn to stop being timid. I was once very quiet and had difficulty expressing myself in public and exploring new places, hence this experience helped me learn about other situations. ASPAT-PERÚ gave me the opportunity to improve as a person and be able to help other people with the same disease, in that way. I would go to the centers and hospitals to give counseling to other patients, and I would help deliver canastas, food baskets, to households. I would also give these canastas to the volunteers, promotoras, in gratitude of their help. If one can do these things, the better it is, the better quality of life one can have, and along the way we learn to love our bodies, and to respect the life of all others.