Thursday, May 01, 2008

Teenager's disabilities fuel "never give up" attitude

After finding out at 14 she has dyslexia, generalized anxiety disorder and Asperger's syndrome, Melissa James became her own advocate, and now at 18 helps others with disabilities as a camp counselor and therapeutic riding side-walker. "After many years of working through all of my disabilities, I was able to use them as an advantage," she said. "Others see them as a burden. I see them as a gift." The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

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