What I Wish the Doctors Who Said I Would 'Never' Could See
I didn’t know this until a few years ago, but when I was 3 months old, doctors told my parents to prepare for what my life would be like. I had been diagnosed with several congenital abnormalities including micropthalmia with blindness in one eye. Doctors stated that I would never develop intellectually beyond where I was. I would never walk or talk or go to school or drive or have a job. Never. That is such a finite word, never.
Well, I certainly proved those doctors wrong. With prayers and love I blossomed. I was able to walk and talk. I not only went to school, but I have several degrees including a graduate level education. I have been recognized for my intellect and creativity. I learned to drive and am an independent adult. I have never let myself be held back by anyone.
I believe obstacles are only roadblocks in life if you let them be. You can choose to overcome them. That’s my attitude. I wish I could find those doctors who over 30 years ago told my parents “never” because well, I certainly proved them wrong.
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