“Always stay true to yourself and uplift others who need help along the way…I was diagnosed with the conditions Tourette Syndrome and OCD entering my first year of high school. As a result, I endured insurmountable bullying, which triggered the onset of early stage depression. I started getting bullied really bad in high school and people called me names. I was a bit heavier too, and I started getting tics in grade 9. I was bullied in school, and other places as well. I’m a big fan of rock and heavy metal music. The music has influenced me to write about my struggles. Now I write to uplift others suffering like I once did and I started getting into fitness in high school. My family was always been the light in the dark for me,” he says. “They always told me I’m bigger and stronger than my struggles. Those words have helped me become my toughest.