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The Real Me: Cortleigh, Age 15, from Cleveland

Ruchie Bromberg

Hi, Kids! I’m really enjoying introducing you to lots of really special wonderful people who are sharing their challenges with all of us. This month we meet a special girl who lost a good part of her vision. Imagine not being able to see. We all have our challenges, and the trick is to try to see the positive in what we’re facing. We can learn so much from each other!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dear Diary, Wow, this is exciting for me. I have this beautiful diary in front of me and I don’t know where to start. It was given to me by a friend who thought I should write my story. The girl before me, Naama, wrote about her life when she discovered she had diabetes. What a brave girl. I don’t write well, but it doesn’t really matter, because this is just for me. I have an unusual name. My name is Cortleigh, and I am 15, and fromCleveland. My Hebrew name isNaomi, but my family and friends call me by my English name. My story starts in the delivery room around 15 years ago. I am a triplet, and the three of us were born pretty healthy but very, very small, and very early. We had to stay in the hospital for a few months until we were the right weight to be able to go home. We had our hearing and vision checked and everything seemed okay.

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