Age: 15  Year Diagnosed: 2002  Location: San Diego, Ca

"One day a friend of mine came to school with a brand new pair of shoes he had been wanting. They were all white. Later that day in the locker room he was showing them off and acting cool. At some point he tossed me one of the shoes to me telling me to look at them. However when he did that I was in the middle of testing my blood and naturally I caught the shoe. I realized that I was holding them with a bloody finger and quickly put them down. Sure enough there was a dark red spot right in the middle of his new shoe. He gave me a look at first and I apologized feeling bad. He ended up being really chill about it and we laughed about it later."