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Open Your Minds #14: Spina Bifida (As Told By Oscar, aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Spina Bifida. Now isn't that a funny sounding name? Well, it may be funny, but it is anything BUT funny. For one thing, I happen to HAVE it. I was BORN with this thing called "spina bifida"! For starters, spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects that strike children, and it is c..
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Open Your Minds #15: Living With Blindness (By Sun-Hee, 4 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Sun-Hee. I am four years old, and I am blind. I was born this way; and I have never been able to see well. I was born in Korea. When I was a baby, I came to America to be adoted (adopted, she meant), and I have surgery on my eyes to see if I could be able to see. It work..
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Open Your Minds #17: Facial Abnormalities (by Aimi, aged 9) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Aimi Jackson, and I am 9 years old. I was born with cystic hygroma, which has distorted (changed) my face. Because of this my face looks different. I was born with tumors in my lower jaw, and they are unable to be removed because of their location. Trying to remove them would be ..
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Open Your Minds #32: Tourette Syndrome (By Vicktoria, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl of 11 years describes her life and how it is living with a serious neurological disorder that disrupts normal life for her...
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Open Your Minds #33: Autism (Gabriella, aged 3, as told by her big brother, Jose', aged 9) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A toddler struggles with everyday life and living with autism; and her older brother writes of the everyday challenges she faces. ..
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Open Your Minds #36: Coping With Kidney Disease (by Opri, aged 12) (Last in this series) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy with chronic kidney disease tells how life is like for him. (He has had two kidney transplants and may eventually face a third if his kidneys fail again.)..
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Open Your Minds #37: Progeria (Raegan's Story..Raegan, aged 5) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl talks about progeria, in which her little sister has. ..
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Open Your Minds #19: Living With Quadriplegia (By Fair Allen, aged 15) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi! My name's Fair. That's right..Fair. F-A-I-R. (I think I was named because my mom conceived me at a fair..I DON'T know WHY I was named "Fair"!) But it IS my name, and I have since gotten used to it by now! I am ALMOST 15 years old, and I have short, BRIGHT red hair and blue eyes, and I ..
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Open Your Minds #20: Coping With ADHD And Learning Disabilities (As Told by Rheese, aged 8) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Author's Note: a lot of the words in the following story are purposely misspelled. I wrote them as Rheese would write them. (As you will see, he has serious learning disabilities.) Hi! My name's Rheese. I am 8 yaers old, and I ahve lernin disbility. I ahve waht is calld ADHD. I also am disl..
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Open Your Minds #21: Chronic Lung Disease (Cystic Fibrosis)..by Rhiannon, aged 6 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi! My name's Rhiannon Cypress Marie, and I am 6 years old. I have chronic lung disease. I have something called cystic fibrosis, and it's affected me since I was a tiny baby. It has affected my breathing, and because of it I am often sick. I was born with this, but the doctors didn't know ..
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Open Your Minds #22: Don't Judge Those Who Aren't Like You (By Johnny, aged 10) *Living With A Physical Handicap* by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Author's Note: Got the idea for this story from Michelle Kidwell. Thanks, Michelle, for the inspiration, and also a BIG thanks to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! :) ***************************************************** My name is Johnny, and I am 10 years old. I also live with a phys..
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Open Your Minds #23: Living With Disability Every Day (By Ronee', aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My brother, Johnny, just wrote something, and after I read it on the computer, I thought I had better add MY two cent's worth in! Ronee' 's my name, and I am 10 years old; but Johnny and I are NOT twins (although I *AM* a twin!). But that's NOT why I am writing!! I am writing about somethin..
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Open Your Minds #24: Living Life As A Little Person (By Enriquesa, aged 4, and her mommy) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Enriquesa: My name is Enriquesa Maria Elena, and I am 4 years old. I am a little person. I was born small. I will always be small, even when I grow up to be like mommy. I was born without legs, which makes me look smaller yet. When I don't have my legs on (the legs I wear are fake,..
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Open Your Minds #25: Brain Damage (By Colby Ryan, aged 7) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Colby Ryan is my name. I am 7 years old. I have brain damage. I had meningitis when I was a baby, and it caused my brain to get hurt. Because of my brain being hurt, I can't do a lot of things without help. I am in a wheelchair because I can't walk. I am retarded, and it takes time for me t..
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Open Your Minds #27: Lightning Injury (As Told By Lupe, Luis' Grandma..Luis' Story) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My 7-year-old grandson, Luis Aguilar Romero Sanchez, was a normal little boy in every way until this past summer. Now he is totally different, not at all like the lively, vibrant child he once was. Last July, on July 7, 2002, he was struck by lightning. Ever since, he experiences h..
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Open Your Minds #29: Living With Heart Disease (By LaTyler Robert, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
If I had a life, I would probably do things most kids my age do: play sports like football or basketball, run races, or ride my bike with my friends. But I can't do very many things because it could possibly kill me. You see, I have a bad heart. I have had to live with this all my life. I h..
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Open Your Minds #41: Coping With Albinism (By Antwon, aged 12) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young African-American boy who has Albinism describes his condition and the problems he has because of it. Got the idea for this story after going to church Sunday evening; there was a beautiful little boy who had albinism. He was African-American, but he looked white. He had really pale ..
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Open Your Minds #45: Living With A Brother or Sister With Special Needs (By Barbara. aged 13 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A teenager describes how her life is like living with brothers or sisters with special needs. ..
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Open Your Minds #46: Coping With A Parent's Death (By Quamar, aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy copes with the death of his father. His father, Assad, died in the terrorist attacks in New York City, New York, on September 11, 2001. The family emigrated to the United States only a year before from Pakistan...
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Open Your Minds #47: Alopecia (As Told By Brittany, aged 9) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl with a little-understood disorder talks of her condition and how it has changed her life. Other than being bald, she is perfectly healthy...
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Open Your Minds 16: Living With A Traumatic Brain Injury (By Hannah Joy, aged 7) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi, there! my name is Hannah Joy Sampson, and I am 7 years old. I am also a survivor of traumatic brain injury. When I was 3, I was playing outside with my sisters, Sarah Grace and Jennifer Renee', and I happened to run after a ball that had gone into the street. When I did, I got hit by a ..
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Open Your Minds, Imagine What It Would Be Like To Have Arthritis (By Nicole, aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Open your minds and imagine just what life would be like if you were disabled. Take me, for example. I am 10 years old, and I have to face physical challenges in my life every single day. My name is Nicole. I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and because of it, I am unable to wal..
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Rootie. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A tomboyish girl shares her story. Image of tree and branches (c) 2012, by Karla Dorman...
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Rose Silverspoon by Kay P Devenish
A story about a Change of attitude. Dedicated to my Teacher Margherita who has been very patient with me...
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Roygbiv by Tracey Flaker
A lesson about discrimination...
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Ruby Angel by Linda Nelson
Kitty Sampson transforms into Ruby Angel. The super model heroine cat...
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Singing Solo by John Herlihy
Excerpt from my book WISDOM’S JOURNEY. This segment describes my experience as a young grammar school child singing as a soloist in the boy’s choir at our local church outside of Boston...
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Open Your Minds, Or Imagine What It Is Like Living With Muscular Dystrophy (By Johnny, aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
First it was Nickie's turn (she mentioned Ronee' a lot, but then she and my sister have the same thing, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis). Now it is my turn to write. This is Johnny. I just turned 10 years old last week (December 26 was my birthday). I have Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, which..
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Open Your Minds, or What It's Like Living with Asthma and Allergies (by Ronee', aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Take it from me. Having asthma or allergies is no picnic (but I AM glad to say that, as I get older, my asthma and allergies ARE improving!). I don't have as many allergies as I once did; and I have FINALLY found a medication that has dramatically helped with my breathing! This is Ronee' L..
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Open Your Minds, Or, Living With Epilepsy (By Gemini, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Gemini. I am 11 years old, and I am a very outgoing and active child. I love to take dancing lessons, and I happen to be very good at dancing and at doing gymnastics! I want to be an Olympic-caliber gymnast when I get older! I am a normal pre-teen in every way..that is, I love pi..
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Open Your Minds--Carmelo's Story (Living With AIDS), as Told By Carmelo (Aged 6) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi! My name is Carmelo! Carmelo Torrez is my full name, and I am 6 years old! I also have AIDS. AIDS is a terrible, horrible disease. AIDS stands for "Acquired Immune Dificiency Syndrome". This means that my body doesn't fight off germs or infections that well, and because of it I can very ..
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Open Your Minds: Down Syndrome (As Written By Roberto, Aged 11) (with help from Louisiana, his mommy) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Some of the words in this story have purposely been misspelled. This is Roberto's first attempt at writing. Please bear with him. ****************************************************** Hi! My name is Roberto. USED to be Robertito, but I am NOT a little boy anymore! I am eleven years old..
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Open Your Minds: Living Life As A Congenital Amputee (By Alyssa, aged 7) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Alyssa Rodriguez, and I am a beautiful seven-year-old little girl. I have long, black hair that I wear in two pigtails, big, brown eyes, and a cute smile (or so my mama has told me!).I am also an amputee. I am missing part of my leg. I was born this way. Nobody really knows what ..
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Open Your Minds: Living With A Hearing Impairment (By Johnny and Mario) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi! Johnny, here! (And don't forget ME!! Mario, aged 4 1/2) I am 10 years old, and I am gonna' write about another problem I have BESIDES my muscular dystrophy, which I explained about the last time I wrote! You may think I am okay other than having muscular dystrophy; b..
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Open Your Minds: Living With Burns And Scars From Burns (As Told By Sage..boy..aged 6) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
*WARNING! GRAPHIC PICTURE* Sage Dudanov here. I am 6 years old, and despite my first name, I am NOT a little girl! I am a BOY! My full name is Sage Mikhail Igor Dudanov, and I was born in Russia; I came to America when I was a very young boy! I seem to be a normal little kid..I lik..
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Open Your Minds: Living With Leukemia (As Told By Anh Kim Van, Aged 15) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Anh Kim Van Sandusky, and I am 15 years old. I also have leukemia, which is a cancer of the blood. I have had leukemia since I was 11 years old, four years now. Unfortunately, this is my second bout of cancer. I first had cancer at the age of six, but I had bone cancer then. It a..
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Open Your Minds; Imagine What It Is Like Having Cerebral Palsy (By Jodie, aged 11, as told by her mom) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Jodie, and I am 11 years old (just turned 11 a few weeks ago). I am a very happy little girl; that is, I love to laugh and giggle, watch cartoons on television, be with my family and my mommy and daddy, and go to school. I also love the colors pink and light blue, and I love it when boys ..
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Operation: Ask Nicely. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy finds out that being nice to others goes a long way. Something I need to learn myself. :/ Image of American flags (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Other Side of the Wall by Steve Groll
An innocent girl discovers an opening into a dangerous dimension where evil is waiting to feed on her...
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Our House by Glenn Buesnel-May
In our house, we have lots of toys, books and musical stuff. Find out what Dad does with them when he's sick, at home, and all alone......
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View Photo of Our Travels to the Enchanted Kingdom Read excerpt from Our Travels to the Enchanted Kingdom Our Travels to the Enchanted Kingdom by Theodore Nottingham
An interactive book for the very young...
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Out of the Mouths of Babes by Christa Joyce
Everybody is crying today. They are all sad because the phone rang in the middle of the night. It rings a lot in the daytime but they don’t all cry when it rings in the daytime. I am trying ever so hard to be good today. Aunty Kay said I should be a good girl. She said it is very impor..
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Outside The Big Pond by Paul Mc Cann
A story of an abandoned duck that miraculously finds a new home and friends . ..
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Over the Cliff--Matthew and Mason Mystery by Alan Cook
M&M Mystery #4. Matthew discovers a boy clinging to the side of a cliff and learns that he was pushed...
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Pablo: A Life of Crime and Making Money by Randall Barfield
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Pair-O'-Dice. (Identical Twins) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Two young identical mirror-image twin girls share their story...
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Panama. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A girl shares her story...
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Papa in the Sky by Nancy Mure
“Papa in the Sky” is a story of resolution. A young girl Ruby blesses Papa (her late grandfather) each night before going to bed. She’s seen Papa in pictures. Now she wants to know more about him. Ruby and her brother learn that everyone has two grandfathers and that they don’t need to see someo..
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Papá Noel en Clase (Father Xmas in the classroom) by Alexandra Riera
A child´s journey to meet father Xmas. It's all in Spanish. ..
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Overhead With Mr Gashappy by Paul Mc Cann
OVERHEAD WITH MR GASHAPPY By Paul Mc Cann 1 Since Roger was out of nappies he really wanted to fly . Not like a passenger i..
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