MEET KYLE – Growing up, I was bullied for being different. I felt like an outsider. Until July 8, 2005 (that’s 11 years ago today) when I was diagnosed with Digenesis (born without) of the Corpus Callosum. Then things started to make sense to me. My life began and I started living. Why was my life so hard? As a child, I was a literal thinker. How could I not be – there was no connection to get between the sides of my brain.
MY STORY – Growing up, I was bullied for being different from the other children. They were right, as I was different. I was unique. In 2005, I was diagnosed with Digenesis (born without) of the Corpus Callosum, which set in motion to self-discovery of who I am and the purpose in my life.
STRENGTHS – I have varying hobbies but the latest is photo-art. I take my photos and recreate them into interesting artwork.
STRUGGLES – As an anti-bullying advocate and disability awareness, I speak out against bullying in our schools and in our workplaces. Life is hard enough without the additional stress of bullying added to it.
WISH – Having a hidden disability, my struggles are often overlooked or dismissed because people cannot see what is physically wrong with me inside. I hope that one day that people will accept me for who I am.