Hi! My name is Zainab Alani. I’m 19 years old and I’m battling the rare condition generalised Myasthenia Gravis (gMG). I was diagnosed at age 15 and had to endure many scans, tests and even a lumbar puncture to get my diagnosis in the end. For a long time, I did not feel comfortable sharing or talking about my condition to anyone except my immediate family because, even if I mentioned MG, barely anyone knew what it was since it is a rare condition. However, after winning the 2021 Student Voice Prize, I gained the confidence to open up about my journey and raise awareness for MG through my platform. I hope by engaging with my blogs, posts or stories that you can better understand what it’s like to live with a lifelong diagnosis from a young age so that you can better support those around you!