When you meet someone who makes you want to be a better version of you, it inspires you every day. Julain Gavino has always known he was different, and he did not know how he was different. When he met another transgender, he knew that was what he was too.
Julian did not have it easy as his parents were not supportive of the lifestyle that he wanted. When he got Atlas, it was exactly what he needed. Atlas gave him the confidence to move on and mover forward.
During his transition, he was very pleased to have Altas the very first thing that he saw when he woke up from surgery. Atlas has always been his go-to companion through everything. Atlas has helped him in more ways than one.
Julian was diagnosed with EDS or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome when he was twenty. EDS is a genetic disease where an individual will have visual problems, hearing problems and joint problems, and many more. Atlas would do the basic daily task for Julian like picking up clothes and socks.
Julian lost his ability to walk, regained it, lost it again, and is trying to regain that skill again. He has really made progress when Atlas came into his life. He has always entertained Julian and has always been there for him
Going through the transition would have been harder without Atlas. And being diagnosed with the condition that would sometimes make you feel helpless becomes easier because someone is there for you. Atlas has always been that someone for Julian, and he is forever grateful for having Atlas in his life.
Sometimes, the important part is having someone, anyone. It is not always necessary to be a person. Dogs and other pets are good company when one feels down and alone.
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