On this page, I will be sharing memories and thoughts I have had during my life.
I will share my feelings of being diagnosed with A.T.
My life before a wheelchair
My life in a wheelchair
My anger and frustrations
All the positive things that are in my life
Some memories may be funny, some may be sad but all will be from the heart.
My goal for this page is to let everybody know that my life has not just been about bad times, I have many good times too.
I remember that when I was a toddler I was misdiagnosed with Cerebral Palsy because I was "wobbly", but I was still able to run and walk. I have always had trouble with my speech. It was not until my brother Chris was born, three years after me, that the doctors realized I didn't have cerebral palsy. When they saw that Chris and I both had broken blood vessels in our eyes, they tested our blood for A.T. and I was correctly diagnosed.
At the doctors office, I was hiding under the desk, I'm not sure why exactly, and my legs were spread in the shape of a "W". He commented that people shouldn't be able to sit that way. He totally shocked my mom when he diagnosed me with Ataxia Telagiectasia, but not just me, my baby brother Chris was also affected by A.T. and was also diagnosed at the same time.