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Monday, March 25, 2019

Never Give Up #authorrachelkaplan #nevergiveup #beyourself

When I was born I had low muscle tone.  It was hard for me to walk and talk.  I had to go to physical therapy. I had to learn sign language.  Later in life I found out I had anxiety. Then I found out I had dyslexia. I did not learn how to read until High School. So, to learn letters and sounds I watched so many Disney movies and musicals.  I picked up letters and sounds from movies.  I was always picked on because I could not read.  In school I had to always pretend I could read because I did not want my classmates to know.

In High School I finally learned to read from my reading teacher who never gave up on me.  But, I was still getting picked on.  In my Junior year of High School I joined choir.   I felt happy because I felt like everyone else.  My last year of high school I decided to take choir, drama and film studies.   I loved film studies because I got to watch so many fun classics movies.  At the end of the year we had an award ceremony and I got an award for outstanding achievement.  I did not expect it at all.  I got a standing ovation from my whole class.

 I felt so happy and proud of myself.  I never gave up and that is the best feeling in the world. So thank you to all of my teachers for not giving up on me.  What I learned is to never give up and always be yourself .





5 comments:

  1. I am so very, very proud of you!

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  2. Rachel, I loved reading your reflection about learning to read in high school. I enjoyed being part of your educational journey and am so impressed with how you continue to push yourself to do such amazing things!
    Shelley Evans (Carlin)

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  3. Thank you so much I really truly appreciate it

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