Katherine Stanley: Proud of Myself
Editor’s Note: when we ask for submissions, we usually get them sent to us by a parent or loved one who shares their proud moment. We received this from Katherine, herself, and thought she deserved an entire page. Good for you, Katherine.
My name is Katherine Stanley and I am 17 years old. I was born with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), and because of that I have had difficulties and obstacles that the average kid does not have to live with. In school, I was sometimes teased and bullied because I am different. Unfortunately, I became an expert on bullies. Bullies made me feel sad, embarrassed and bad about myself. I decided to stop feeling bad about myself and do something to make me feel good about myself. I took all the bad experiences and lessons that I had learned from bullies and made it into something positive. I wrote a book called A BOOK OF BULLIES. I don’t draw well, but my older sister, Laura, does. So, she drew illustrations for my book. I
submitted my book to a publisher, Grateful Steps Publishing, and it was accepted! Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) read my manuscript and is sponsoring my book.
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