Something that's important to me is normality.
The other day my mom and I were at the store. I was having a lot of pain so we used one of the stores wheelchairs. My mom and I were getting some soda pop when a kid comes up to me and says, "Man, I feel sorry for you." I was upset because I don't want other people's sympathy. Then I was rolling down the main aisle and everyone started staring at me like I'm an animal in a cage.
That's what upsets me the most. When people just stare at you. I have always wondered what they were thinking. I think that most of the people who stare at me are thinking that I am someone they should feel sorry for. I think that a few of the people who stare at me are thinking that I am dumb; that I am not as smart as I should be, or like I am some kind of alien from outer space that doesn't belong.
The truth is that I am just a normal kid who has pain sometimes, and who sometimes has to use a wheelchair. I just want people to know the truth about kids like me.