#Classof2022 Graduate Finds Hope Through Connection

When Florida Virtual School graduate Hope Vichi was only 11 years old, she was given a medical diagnosis that forever changed her life. Through her positive spirit, her relentless pursuit of advocating for her health, and the support of her family and friends (especially her mom who advocated for her every day), Hope overcame challenge after challenge.  

And now, after everything she’s been through, she wants to continue telling her story to connect with people who struggle with daily pain and illness, so that they know they are not alone and can make it through. Plus, by telling her story she hopes to spread awareness about her illness, as it’s considered an “invisible illness,” or one that cannot be seen, and isn’t as common for children her age.  

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