Mychaela

I was born early at 27 weeks, and I was diagnosed with diplegic cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. Doctors said I wouldn't live past two days old or even walk or talk.

I had many challenges in the hospital, including fluid build-up on the brain, which is why I had a life-saving surgery to insert a ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

I got bullied in school because I was different from the other kids and I was also teased for my disability, which is why I am insecure.

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