“I’m Gem, a 16 year old with a desire to make a change. I’ve personally suffer from mental health since a young age and want to help others come out on the other side, just like I did.
Storms Don’t Last Forever, is my book, written to share my story with the world, but also help others to speak up and get the understanding and attention that they need and deserve.
Tackling the cancer hill twice, with watching both my parents suffer from the deadly disease, has shown me courage, strength and resilience to conquer any challenge that is thrown my way.
I want to take you all on a journey on my 16 years of life. From every hiccup to every proud moment along the way. I want to make a difference! I want to be the light for the next generation! Everyone deserves to feel loved, worthy and accepted and it’s my challenge to make sure that it happens.”
FYI - Gem is the daughter of Kate Gale, who shared her cancer journey at last year’s One Voice conference. Right now, Kate is again fighting the cancer battle.