My name is Angela. I am 17 years old. I go to New Trier High School. I am a good actress, singer, and dancer. I also have a brain injury. A brain injury is when your brain gets hurt from something. My brain acts differently. To do math is hard and money is hard. I don’t see close that well. I can’t see signs like other people. But I can remember people’s names really well. The doctors knew there was something wrong with my brain when I was born. I still have it now. In 6th grade, we learned that I have a hard time seeing. My birth mom wasn’t careful with what she was doing with her body. She had cocaine in her body that hurt my brain. To this day, I still don’t like what she did. She could have killed herself or me. I think it’s kind of awesome that I have a disability because I can remember names and memorize songs really well. Sometimes I wish I could drive like my friends. But, I have friends who drive me around, which is nice. I have a lot of skills that other people do not have, like remembering people’s names and the words to songs.