Blessing in disguise

I had an astrocytoma brain tumor that was luckily benign when I was a baby.

At 14 months old when I started having major seizures after my pertussis vaccine, they slowly did studies on me to find out months later it was a brain tumor. At the time, I was already talking and walking and already potty trained. After my surgery, I had to start all over.

I made a good recovery. I had to go to speech therapy up until middle school. I think without the brain tumor I wouldn’t be as unique as I am today. I see life and view things in many perspectives because of impact of the brain tumor I had. It’s actually created a super power for me. If the tumor were located somewhere else in my brain I wouldn’t be who I am today.

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