My cousin Elizabeth, or Beth as well call her, was born a year after me.
When she was born, we knew she was special.
The doctors said she had Encephalitis.
That is an inflammation of the brain due to an allergy.
Yes, she was born this way, with this allergic reaction.
It has made her unique, as well as left her with a challenging life for the past 37 years.
Pictured here, she plays many sports with the 'Special Olympics' committees, including baseball and bowling. Though it doesn't end there. She even has a job!
I share this with you all in hopes of spreading awareness.
People with disabilities should not be judged or treated differently.
Yes, she has a disability, but it does not hinder her from having a life. She works hard and plays hard just like you or I do. Treat her like you would treat your own cousin.