This photograph was taken from my apartment in the village in New York City, looking south toward the new Freedom Tower which is still being built. The bottle contains the fluids I need to give myself every 90 minutes through my g-tube, using a tube and syringe which you can see next to it. I like how the bottle resembles the Freedom Tower from this angle. The bottle also gives me freedom since without those fluids, it would be ha rd for me to survive. I used to be able to drink water and black coffee. After my 21st birthday, I got pneumonia and I was in the hospital for three weeks and I was no longer allowed to drink any fluids by mouth. When I am in a restaurant with my friends and I see other people drinking coffee I wish that just for one day, I would be able to drink. The glass cup with coffee on the right side of the photo is one of the simple things in life I wish I could have that would mean I was free of FD. The photo shows the reality of FD and how I manage everyday, and one of the dreams that I have to live without so many restrictions.
After submitting this photo to "The world through my eyes" contest, which I have won and was awarded with a certificate =)