This is my life, my reality. I am not a vampire, not a real one anyway. I am simply the lucky lottery winner of an all-star line-up of illness. From Anemia to Xeroderma Pigmentosum and all points between. The real diseases which have helped created the Vampire myth. Yes, I drink blood and my skin burns in sunlight. But I don't change into animals and I don't live forever. Not by a longshot. I'll be lucky to see thirty. So will my friends. We share the challenges of our disease, and the dream of living a normal life, as unlikely as that may be.