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Home for the Holidays (literally)

Every thanksgiving my Nana and Poppop come to visit. With the virus, we will be unable to see each other this year. I am beyond thankful for my health and safety throughout this virus, but this doesn’t mean that it isn’t hard for me sometimes with all of the precautions I need to take…

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Going to Middle School

I‌ ‌am‌ ‌often‌ ‌considered‌ ‌“different.”‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌not‌ ‌your‌ ‌typical‌ ‌twelve-year-old‌ ‌girl.‌ ‌I‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌know‌ ‌many kids‌ ‌my‌ ‌age‌ ‌like‌ ‌me.‌ ‌At‌ ‌my‌ ‌current‌ ‌school,‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌the‌ ‌only‌ ‌kid‌ ‌who‌ ‌uses‌ ‌a‌ ‌wheelchair.‌ ‌But‌ ‌it‌ ‌hasn’t‌ ‌always‌ ‌been‌ ‌like‌ ‌this. ‌I‌ ‌went‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌preschool‌ ‌where‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌kids‌ ‌had some‌ ‌sort‌ ‌of‌ ‌disability…

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7th Grade Remote Learning

On Monday, September 25th, I started remote learning. Students at New York City public schools had the choice between blended learning and 100% remote. Blended learning means that you go to school in-person 1-2 times a week, and the rest of the week, you are remote. As you…

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“You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out”

-Wonder Movie

This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books/movies, Wonder. While I might be different, I was born this way, and I am proud to stand out. I know that people are going to stare, and going to ask questions, but I understand why, and I don’t mind being noticed, or wondered about. I use my difference to make a difference.

About GRETABILITY

Gretability is a blog written by me- a 12 year old girl living in New York City. My name is Greta, and I have a disability called Nemaline Myopathy, which makes my muscles weaker than others. Gretability is a way to inspire people who might be similar to me, and teach people about what life is like when living with a disability.

Connect with Greta

  • gretability@gmail.com

Special Thanks…

Thank you to my physical therapist, Dr. Morlaye Kamara, for designing and creating the Gretability logo.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who has encouraged me to accomplish all that I have, and connected me to so many amazing opportunities.