Surgery, and the death of a beloved pet.
Scoliosis surgery, college visits, and summer bliss.
Recent developments, gum ache, and how to not escape.
“The pain hit me suddenly and sharply. I doubled over.”
An acid attack at 13 meant learning to live with scars.
“When we go, we go all out.”
Report-card worries, a panic attack, and post-surgery recovery.
Braces, crutches, and surgery. Here’s to the full “teenage experience.”
Pushing through pain.
Feeling like something is missing.
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