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Charley Guernsey is a high-school sophomore. Her passion is for writing; both poetry and prose are a part of her portfolio but she is truly gifted to write poetry.
She was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and the health problems related to those have resulted her having thirty-four surgeries. Spina Bifida is a birth defect where there is an incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord, and most people who are born with SB are not able to walk, but Charley is blessed to be able to walk.
Hydrocephalic babies are born with too much cerebrospinal fluid within the brain. One way to treat this is by inserting a shunt to drain excess fluid.
As you can tell, Charley’s health challenges have been tough on her and her family, but she has been inspired to write because of these challenges.
She has a message for those who are reading this book: you are not alone. She wants to inspire you to have hope. You can do anything you set your mind to.
She wants to encourage you to be strong and brave; and to remember that God has given you a purpose for your life.