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I Have A Disability But I Am Not Disabled

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    ************* need to grow the **** up first before raising their child how to mature. I hate when parents complain about the things they're missing out in life when they have a...
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    Why have kids if you can't nurture and protect them?! Um hello they're a part of you. You have to take care of your mini me. IF you don't, they'll be traumatized. I won't have kids...
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    I have posted previously about my ongoing depression. But looking at the flip side, it's amazing how far I've come. I've been told to kill myself at least a hundred times in the...
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    piercethemack piercethemack 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I have lived with a disability since birth (1980) in one form or another (Hydrocephalus, Hemiplegia (single side semi paralysis) which falls under the Cerebral Palsy umbrella...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need to express this. I feel so alone and feel that I am going through all of the emotions at once dealing with this. I sometimes don't even know where to begin. But I pray that...
    FromJWtoJEW FromJWtoJEW 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I so hate when people tese me and other like me cause we have disability it make me sooooo upset when i get tese why do people do it i go to a special school cause i can't get nom...
    ewoh ewoh 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 9

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    We may have haters but they're just jealous
    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    THEINSIDER20 THEINSIDER20 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I haven't but STEVEN MOFFAT JUST DID HELL YEAH.
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Still haven't but BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH JUST DID CAN I GET A HELL YEAH
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F Aug 25

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    tommyv18 tommyv18 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I have acquaintances but no friends. Nobody cares, nobody texts, nobody calls. Sometimes I text people and they don't even reply back. That really hurts
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    It's scary And for the most part i feel alone I hate it! It comes from nowhere and just ruins a whole day No matter where I go it's there At times i forget I have it but when...
    missunfortunatesoul missunfortunatesoul 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    dont exactly have one but Mum likes me to be in bed by around 11. That ways she can come and tuck me in before she goes to sleep too
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I haven't, but I wonder what it would be like. Quite difficult, I imagine, to totally open up to a stranger and tell them things you've possibly never told another living soul.
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