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Here you can read all about me and what it is like living with a disability. Sometimes, it can be hard for me as there are several barriers and obstacles for me to navigate, but I never let these challenges get to me. I always try my hardest to find an alternate way to accomplish things. I find the ability in disability. To learn more, scroll down, pick a blog, and enjoy!

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 ‌of‌Continue reading “Going to Middle School”

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 might’ve guessed from the title, my familyContinue reading “7th Grade Remote Learning”

Final Post-Op Update

It has been about 7 and a half weeks since my spinal fusion. If you have read my previous blogs, you know that my recovery was rough, really rough, but I am doing much, much better now and am even typing this blog myself. As you may already know, a big part of the resultContinue reading “Final Post-Op Update”

Recovery Week 3

It has been 22 days since my spinal fusion. My back pain is very stable and doesn’t hurt much at all. However, my nerve pain? Well, that’s a completely different story. But before I catch you up to speed on that, heres an overview of the past two weeks. On Tuesday, August 11th, I wentContinue reading “Recovery Week 3”

Pre-Op Week

On Tuesday, July 28th, I am having a spinal fusion.  Because my muscles are weak, as I was growing up, they didn’t support my spine growth, so my back grew crooked.  At five years old, I got veptr rods put in my back to correct my scoliosis.  When I had the veptr rods, I hadContinue reading “Pre-Op Week”

My Tips and Tricks

Sometimes things can be harder for me, so my family, OTs/PTs, and I find ways to make adjustments or think of hacks so that I am able to do these things! Continue reading to learn about several of these adjustments/hacks that make things easier for me and/or help me be more independent! In my room,Continue reading “My Tips and Tricks”

The Lunch Table

When I was in 5th grade, one of our assignments was to write a memoir. A memoir is a piece that showcases a significant moment or memory that occurred in your life. I chose to write about a day where I felt excluded, stressed, upset, and countless other emotions. Lunch. Lunch time can be oneContinue reading “The Lunch Table”

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