Julia Strecher

"It's always amazing to me to hear that someone thinks I'm strong because I feel like the only thing I'm doing is trying to live my life. As I see it, challenges are a part of life for every individual. If conquering those challenges day by day makes a person strong, then a lot more people aren't getting credit. The only reason I keep my head above water is because I have a goal in life that I am determined to reach. I am also fortunate enough to have people around me that care enough to love and support me. I will always live for these people because I know how much they have lived for me."