Self-Conscious of My Appearance

l had a stroke when l was 5 years old. Growing up has been difficult for me because of my appearance and the way that l look compared to my peers.

I have been in and out of the hospital because of my condition.  In 2020 l came to the UK from Zimbabwe and little did l know l had sickle cell. Back then in Zimbabwe, the doctors were giving me the wrong treatment, and l was given BP treatment. My experience with sickle cell has made me to be anti-social because of my appearance.

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I was diagnosed...

Looking back, I have been told that l do not have a body structure. However, I am scared to make friends because l am scared of being judged and criticized.

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