At 13 years old I began losing my balance and experiencing numbness in my legs, I knew something was terribly wrong. After becoming unable to walk, an emergency visit to the hospital revealed that I had Transverse Myelitis, an inflammation of my spinal cord.
Frightened and apprehensive about my future, I was admitted to Siskin Hospital. The caring staff quickly became family as they enabled me to cope with my illness, and more importantly, feel like a normal teenager again. They were there to help me learn to walk and care for myself and even surprised me with a birthday celebration.
Today, I am a recent high school graduate pursuing my dreams for a bright future. Recently, I lived out the ultimate teenage girl's dream when I was crowned Homecoming Queen. It was the highlight of my senior year and one more proof that my life has endless possibilities.
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