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The Day I Couldn’t Fly
By Josephine Nguyen

Josephine is a senior at GHS with a physical disability. She has run track in the past, loves writing and is hoping to start playing lacrosse soon.

It was the summer of my junior year of high school, and I was going to be a senior in the fall. During the summer I experienced a lot of things about myself… but before I get into the details, the reason all started with a well-known place: high school. First off, I already knew that high school was going to be a pain in the a*s! The reason why was because at that time I was not only gonna be a freshman but I was also a student with a physical disability known as “CP” or cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a form of paralysis caused by a prenatal brain defect or by brain injury during birth.
I spent the summer at my parents lake house. When we arrived, the view of the house was g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! The house looked like an old, yet modern type of lake house with rusty yet beautiful wood carvings in it. I stopped in my tracks just to take it all it all in. After a little while, my parents told me to come inside to check it all out. When I got inside, the beauty of the house amazed me… the living room and the dining room were pretty with sparkling, twinkly lights hanging from the ceiling. After admiring everything in the house, I went to my room to settle all my stuff in. My room was a medium-size room with twinkly little lights hanging from the bed. After settling all my stuff into my room, my parents called me down for dinner.
“Hey Juliet, it’s dinner time!” they said.
“I’m coming!” I responded as I walked to the dinner table. As my parents were bringing out all the food from the kitchen to the dinner table, I set up the utensils on the table. After eating dinner, we all put our dishes away, I brushed my teeth and got ready for bed, I put some music on my phone and picked out my outfit for tomorrow.

 

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