My name is Mika Jayne Covington.
I am 29 years old and I live with cystinosis. I was diagnosed with cystinosis at around 10 months old. Cystinosis is a very rare metabolic disease that causes cells to crystallize and die. Cystinosis slowly destroys the organs in the body including the kidneys, eyes, liver, lungs, muscles, and brain.
Additionally, I am a college student at the University of Iowa studying psychology and German. I am sexual assault survivor, a human rights activist, a feminist, a student, a fighter, and a socialist.
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