Not every kid knows what it’s like to start grammar school with their teacher standing up in front of the class and say, “This is Alex, he is a little bit different.” What does this mean? Why am I different here if I have never been treated different at home? This drove me to never be seen as different. Throughout grammar school I did whatever I could to be seen as normal. As I approached high school I realized that if I wanted to go to the school of my choice, De La Salle, I would have to use a mobility scooter to get around and would definitely be seen as different. Instead of shying away from this, I embraced it and it was the best decision I ever made. All of the students respected my passion to achieve the same goal that they were after of graduating high school. To this day I continue to be myself no matter what people think because if God decided to make me this way, then I should be proud of his work.