By. Priscilla Cummings

Several years ago, Natalie’s range of vision began to narrow. After several surgeries, eye drops, and learning to maneuver beams, curbs and other unseen obstacles, she finds she can get by just fine. And while her doctor makes no promises for the future, Natalie has every intention of getting by just fine forever.When Natalie arrives at her new school, a boarding school five hours from home, she isn’t an immediate hit. Back at her old school, she had organized the student council to raise awareness about special needs students. Now that she has special needs, though, she sees those students very differently: “I don’t want to be a freak.” Ouch. She’ll have to change that attitude if she doesn’t want enemies.

Boston, MA

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