More Than Surviving
by E.G. Grodzki
Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 3 years old meant I never knew a life without the disease. I thought my experience was universal until one day in the third grade. As my best friend and I ran laps during recess, I was stunned by her effortless endurance.
Scoliosis Doesn’t Make Me a Burden
by Ayah Al-Masyabi
The cold hand of my mom’s chiropractor tickled me as she followed my spine. Pointing at it, she told my mom that my spine was curving. I had been experiencing worsening back pain for a few weeks. At first I hadn’t told anyone, afraid to be told that I was making it up to get attention.
All of Me
As soon as I started kindergarten, I knew I was different from other kids. While the rest of the class sat on the floor for circle time when the teacher read stories, I had to sit on a chair at the back.