The doctor said I wouldn’t be able to walk or talk

July 27, 2018

“I was born with cerebral palsy. I had a seizure when my mom was pregnant and that affected my right arm. The doctor said I wouldn’t be able to talk or walk but look at me now. It was a miracle. I can kneeboard, tube, and snow ski.

People think disabled people are bad. They are great people. I work with Project Outreach at school and get to know so many of those kids. They are the sweetest people I have ever met.

I was bullied last year and they called me T-Rex. I don’t want other kids to go through what I went through. Some days are struggles. I can pick up light objects but I can’t write with my right hand. I have trouble with everyday things like making a sandwich, tying my shoes, and folding shirts.

Don’t treat me like I am different. Don’t do things for me unless I ask. It feels like I am not worthy if you see me as needing help. I can handle stuff, it just takes me a little more time. Don’t remind me that I am different. Treat me like I would treat you, like a normal person. I have big dreams and want to be a photographer and travel around the world and be a motivational speaker.”


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