I want to be normal. I don’t need to hear that I’m inspiring for doing what everyone else does. I don’t want it to be any different for me.
Treat everyone as you yourself would want to be treated. Equal respect should be shown and practiced every day.
No one told me how strong I could be.
The most important thing when it comes to finding love with a disability is to be open and honest about it— do not hide it.
I have come to love my body for what it can do rather than what it looks like because in the end, our physical appearance won’t make an ounce of difference in our lives if we don’t have the health to enjoy it.
Doctors said I wouldn’t live past 24 hours, but somehow, someway God had different plans for me than what the doctors intended.
“Rubber Johnny…an isolated deformed (possibly hydrocephalic) teenager kept on a wheelchair and locked in a dark basement with his chihuahua.”
Because of the accident that left him paralyzed, the couple doubted they’d be able to conceive naturally.
I am getting used to the lurch
in my stomach
every time I am sure
I see his face.
It’s been ten years since I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that I don’t actually have. Going through all that was an insane, insightful journey. It’s one that I can only feel grateful for today, despite everything that’s happened.