Wish you could have been there to see the look of utter confusion an her face when she was shown to her seat in the very front row, far away from her friends and classmates. DH asked me what was going on, but I did not have a clue either. After the whole ceremony, when we asked her why she had to sit there, she said that they told her she was a disabled student. She was horrified! We never once told her that Epilepsy was a disability! Well, actually, I never considered it to be a disability. It is just something that we all had to deal with as best we could.
It was the very first time in her life that somebody had ever refered to her as disabled. In fact, most people are usually very shocked when she tells them about her Epilepsy. She has had comments like" "You don't look like somebody with Epilepsy" Duh! What does a person with Epilepsy look like? Usually new coaches (who absolutely has to be informed) look at her with total confusion. "Oh, but are you sure you should be playing then" some of them have said. Comments like those really hurt her, because she works very hard at everything she does. We decided a long time ago that she was going to focus on things she can do, in stead of moaning about things she can't! She has proven to everybody that there is NOTHING a person with Epilepsy can't do.
So proud of you my dear Ankie. This is the first step in achieving your ultimate goal. I have every faith in you that you will achieve that goal too! Love you!