Raelyn

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Introduction I am a 33-year old American woman. I was born with multiple birth defects. Craniosynostosis. {I did not have any soft spots.} Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. {I had a hole in my diaphragm.} And Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. {I had an irregular, rapid heartbeat.} All three birth defects have been surgically repaired!! I live with developmental delays. Learning disabilities, if you will. Such as--unfortunately--premature short-term memory loss. {I am just like Dory from Disney/Pixar's animated film, Finding Dory!!} Sometimes it hurts to be different. I also have attention deficit disorder!! That is my superpower!! For I have the ability to turn a mental "switch" off and block out everything {Which is mostly deployed during Life's negative situations!!} but I also use it to focus when I'm hip swaying/dancing/cutting loose as Bruce Springsteen's music blasts in my bedroom!! Writing.... Is my love, the only ability, talent and gift that I can do and do well!! I also possess a crazy, never-shuts down head, so I put it to use as an artist.... By creating prolific fictional stories and posting them on this Blog!!
Interests God, My Family, Bruce Springsteen, Hip Swaying/Dancing/Cutting Loose To Bruce Springsteen, Writing, Chocolate, Craniosynostosis, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Birth Defects, Medical Ailments, Special Needs, Helen Keller, Dogs, Mutts, Adult Dogs, Dog Treat Cookbooks, Dog Reference Books, Valerie Tripp, Mary Casanova, Elizabeth McDavid Jones, John Grogan, The 1970's, The 1960's, Hippies, Tattoos, Stars, Mermaids, Angels, Metaphors, Analogies, Acting, Robert Downey Jr., Tony Stark, Iron Man, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Han Solo, Music, Dolls, Necklaces, Rings, Anklets, Toe Rings, Multiple Births, Rainbows, Nature, Camping, Hiking, Gift Shops, Postcards, Bookmarks, Magnets, Adoption, Cancer, Cancer Survivors, Superstition, Psychology, Depression, Grief, Helicopters, Biplanes, Military Jets, The Color Red, The Color Purple, The Color Blue, The Color Orange, Christmas, Christmas Stockings, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, Resurrection Sunday, Easter, Halloween, Halloween Costumes, Holidays, Springtime, Autumn, China, Vanilla Scented Candles, Hand-crafted Gifts, America, Tuesday September 11th 2001, Patriotism, Americana, Photography, Stained Glass Church Windows, Mosaic Art, Paintings, Small Town Communities, Autographs, Missing Children Cases, Baby Names, Snakes, Roosters, Pigs, Donkeys, Lions, Elephants, Zebras, Birds, Pinto Horses, Animals....
Favorite Movies The Judge, Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Gifted, Twister, The Fugitive, Raising Helen, The Blind Side, Cast Away, Saving Mr. Banks, You've Got Mail, Sleepless In Seattle, Apollo 13, Sabrina, Little Women, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Bright Eyes, Because Of Winn-Dixie, Flicka, Martian Child, The Ultimate Gift, The Astronaut Farmer, What A Girl Wants, No Reservations, Beauty And The Beast {2017}, Soul Surfer, Facing The Giants, Finding Dory, Frozen, Shrek 2, Hallmark Movies, Love Comes Softly, Love's Abiding Joy, Mary Poppins, Ramona And Beezus, Charlotte's Web, Ice Princess, The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers, Lady And The Tramp, Mulan, Beauty And The Beast {1991}, Cinderella {1950}, The Lion King, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Superman, Superman II, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Prancer, The Nativity Story, Elf, Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty The Snowman, Christmas Movies....
Favorite Music Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Keith Urban, Chuck Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Rock 'n Roll, Rockabilly, Oldies Music, Country Music, Folk Music, Pop Music, Movie Soundtracks, Christmas Music....
Favorite Books Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen Coffee Table Books, The Felicity Merriman Books, The Kit Kittredge Books, The Molly McIntire Books, American Girl Books, The McKenna Books, American Girl Of The Year Books, American Girl Mysteries, Marley & Me, Memoirs....

You know what I still don't get? Why are you trying so hard to fit in... when you were born to stand out? --Ian Wallace