“I am not my resilience”

Ten years ago, I started having moments when I felt sick to my stomach, or would sink to the floor. Three months later I was diagnosed with epilepsy. Two weeks later the cause was discovered: brain tumor. One week passed, and a craniotomy was scheduled to remove the tangerine-sized tumor from my right temporal lobe. … Read more

“I am not my Cerebral Palsy”

The whirring of the machine obscured all else but for the click, click, click of the images as they popped up onto the screen. At first, these images appeared normal, but then, slowly, an anomaly became apparent—a hole. Panic set in immediately. After all, the images were of a brain… and the hole? What could … Read more