At 17, life can seem infinite. But for Charity Lynn Anderson, that feeling changed last May.
Anderson didn’t know she was ill at first. It started with little red dots, known as petechiae, all over her legs. She passed it off as razor burn, but then more signs followed. It wasn’t until she saw the countless bruises on her legs that she decided to go to the hospital.
The doctors diagnosed Anderson with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in May 2014, and prescribed her with a steroid called Prednisolone. She took five pills in the morning, and five at night.