"I am too focused on living my life as it is, to constantly draw my energy or focus towards my physical "state". Just like any other human being, I don't like to be reduced to a condition or a statistic & I sure as hell won't end up on one of the photos to be paraded on websites to inspire pity & shit... wrong guy[...] It isn't easier to achieve the same things as you. I do not have to master any less fear or stress, balance any less emotion, & I do not have less questions to which I seek answers. I do require; health, wealth & love to be happy, just like you. ...& just like you, I have to learn to find it within, knowing that I was created complete & exactly how I should be. It is not easier to find a person with who you dream of sharing your life's experiences, thoughts & visions with. Having love escaping me for so long... & so, not easier (after you have) when you lose it for no apparent reason & have to respect it & move on."
His name is Leon Botha and he was born with Progeria. I won't go into details about what Progeria is because he works twice as hard as anyone to not let that hinder his work or his skill. Therefore, I won't mention it. He is an inspiration for me and a motivational factor. He's only 24 and is wise beyond his years. Listen to him speak and maybe you'll understand why I like him so much.
All credit goes to Leon's flickr account.