On Wednesdays We Write Blogs!
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!
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”
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”
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”
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”
Yesterday, I was discharged from the hospital. Even though I have a long recovery ahead of me, I already feel better at home. Before I share more about being home, I want to tell you about my last few days of recovery. My last couple of days at the hospital were better. I was ableContinue reading “Reflections on Recovery”
It is currently pretty late at night and I am trying to focus on something other than my pain. My momma is going to type for me until I am able to do it for myself. This will probably be well after I am home. I had my surgery on Tuesday, July 28th. I hadContinue reading “Surgery Day and Post Op Day 2”
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”
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”
Having a skilled companion dog has been life changing for me. Midas, my skilled companion dog, is from a wonderful organization called Canine Companions for Independence. Midas first went to a puppy raiser for 18 months, where he learned basic commands like sit, shake, and speak. Then, Midas went to Canine Companions, where he workedContinue reading “My Best Friend, My Black Fluffy”
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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