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I Have A Disability But I Am Not Disabled

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    My sister is in a relationship

    and I'm not. I always get the "pretty disabled girl" title. Why can't it just be pretty girl? I don't know. It's bothering me lately.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    At a very young age I suffered a serious head

    injury which left me paralyzed on one side(my left),doctors told my parents that I would never walk again. My family refused to accept this-(& said one day he will walk again). With the help & guidance of great doctor's near the military base in which we lived near I began to...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Easy Road Never Taken

    I have been Legally Blind all of my life. I have around 20/400 both eyes. Funny thing is somebody forgot to tell me I was different when I was first growing up. I have Nystagmus in both eyes which is a term to describe fast, uncontrollable movements of the eyes. The term...
    morganonnet2 morganonnet2 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    I have Spina Bifida and therefore I use a

    wheelchair to get around. I am very independent and ambitious and always doing things which is why I say I have a disability but I am not disabled. I don't let the chair stop me from living the life I want to live.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    My girlfriend, who is my primary caretaker, took our brand new son to another state to visit her grandparents. My parents are unable to care for me these days because shortly after...
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    I rarely have nightmares, but when I do they hit me hard. The last time I had a nightmare was last month, so horrible it's deep inside my brain. I dreamt I was in a graveyard and...
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    We all have Secrets.some small ones that aren't really a big deal.Some we're ashamed about.Some we love having because we can visit them when we're having a rotten day and remember...
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    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    patrick6cfc patrick6cfc 16-17, M 1 day ago

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