Meet Tihana Prelevic

Name: Tihana Prelevic

Age: 22 years old

Where do you call home? Montenegro

What is your education [degree(s)]? What is a current goal you have with your education? How will FA add to your future [career]? I’m a fashion designer, now I’m in the first year of my master’s studies in the History of Art. I have to admit that the master’s in design is easy for someone who has FA. You know precision. But again, I see myself in fashion, it’s challenging for me sometimes but love and patience have power. The process of creation keeps me alive.

What’s a typical day for you? Ahh. Every day is so different. University or training or hanging with friends or my sister, dominate. Sometimes a new education.

How long have you known you are living with FA? When and how were you diagnosed? I have lived with FA since 2016. Training helps me to still walk with help of course.

What do you like to do to stay active and what type of exercises work for you to stay strong? I love to do yoga so much. Stretching is my first need on a ‘bad day.’ But to be honest building muscles is everything that I need to be strong.

What is a good trick to make daily life easier? Just train I think.

What is a favorite motivational quote of yours? Train harder, every day.

What is the best advice YOU could give to a person who has been newly diagnosed with FA? Save your mental health. Living with this is life takes learning. Just accept new risks.

Interviewed by Xhesika Peza