Martial arts can help a lot of people in a lot of different ways. For some people, it can provide them with the confidence they need to make a positive change in their life. For other people, it can be one of the best ways to stay in shape and enjoy a higher quality of health. For others yet, it can be one of the most effective ways to fight a disease and make sure that it does not progress into the body. Jiu jitsu has been helping a brave 13 year old fight his diseases for some time now.
Doctors say that Luis the Bear currently suffers from the hold of 8 autoimmune diseases. He frequently deals with tremendous amounts of hair loss, general loss of skin pigmentation, large amounts of skin rashes, very painful eye bulging, a local thyroid disease, the Graves disease, and a very painful instance of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Almost every day that Luis has had to fight has been a difficult struggle, and he has to deal with dozens of different medications and their side effects. He has to see doctors twice a week in order to manage his symptoms, all while he tries to have fun as a teenager.
The fight that this brave young boy face is uncanny, and he has already inspired so many people with his strength and courage. He does not complain about his situation, he does not shed a tear for it, but he keeps fighting nonetheless, treating every day as a new battle where he will be able to win through his sheer force of will. Jiu jitsu has helped him focus his energies and learn more about his treatment options, while allowing him to promote his health to fight the diseases.