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Double hip dysplasia personal stories
Personal stories

Double hip dysplasia

Double hip dysplasia I was born with a double hip dysplasia. My mother always felt that something was wrong. I could never walk independently, I always tried but never succeeded. One day a friend of my parents came with a self-made walker, it helped me walk but I did not walk like I was supposed […]

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Follow your dreams

Missing home I was born in Israel, when I was 3 years old my parents moved back to Holland. In Holland I always felt  I was missing something. I always wanted to go back to Israel. When I was 10 my oldest brother went into the Israeli army. From that moment I got a very […]

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata I was 14 when I got Alopecia Areata (hair loss). It started with a small bald spot on my head, but it spread slowly. I did not worry at first, because everyone experienced hair loss. Eventually it got worse and I went to the doctor and hospital. The doctors told me that they […]

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Two friends one wheelchair 

Samira I have SMA type 3 (spinal muscular atrophy), this is a rare hereditary muscle disease. SMA type 3 can be stable for years. There is no clearly noticeable worsening of the symptoms. Decline often seems to occur after long periods of inactivity. SMA is not curable at the moment, but there is a medicine […]

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Unexpected pregnancy

Unexpected pregnancy She came very unexpected, I was on birth control but it often made me sick  so I was about to switch to a different kind. There was a week between the switch. I did not get on my period and I suspected that I might be pregnant. I did two pregnancy tests and […]

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PDDNOS, ADHD and kinds of autism

Childhood Because of my PDDNOS, ADHD and kinds of autism, I have been in a lot of day-care. Because my parents did not know how to deal with me. From the age of six I went to a kind of out-of-school care for 2.5 years, to practice with the upbringing. When I was 9, I […]

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