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”

My Best Friend, My Black Fluffy

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”