Unique Creations: My Blog
Chapter 1: Introducing Myself
My name is Ellie, I am fifteen years old. And I am a unique creation.
I have a disability that has similar symptoms to Cerebral Palsy, but it’s not Cerebral Palsy, it has a different name and it’s much harder to pronounce. That I’m not even going to try to spell it.
I’ve been only diagnosed with it a couple of years ago, when all along me and my family thought that I had Cerebral Palsy. We weren’t very impressed at all.
Basically what this disability is…you know when you have a cleft on your lip? It looks like a little dent; well I have clefts on my brain that somehow stops me from doing physical activities. For example, standing, walking and it also has a slight affect on my talking too. But I do have an electric wheelchair to get me around, so don’t think I’m stuck in one place.
I am writing this for everyone with different needs. Don’t feel that you are alone because I am here and I can listen to you, I hear you. Do you ever feel like you’re the odd one out? That everybody looks at you as some sort of an alien who came to abduct the world? Been there, done that. For years I had been looking for people with a similar background as mine, because the loneliness was taking over too quick. I was so ashamed of how I was that my family had to force me to go out and meet people around my age, god it was like hell. The stares, the whispers….as I grew up I noticed that I was imagining it all, and started being more confident but it took me a long time. If you’re reading this and you’re having trouble gaining your confidence, don’t leave it too late to give people a chance, not all are mean. You are a unique creation, beautiful in every way you shouldn’t hide.