By Leslie, age 12

Before I moved, my head hurt a lot and one day I had to go back home. I had to miss days of school and my mom went to the doctor. They said I had to get checked but they said it is probably migraines. It was bad because my head would hurt during class and I would forget everything. I like gym class because my head would not hurt and ela because you didn’t have to think so much and it was relaxing too. Writing is calming and I have a big imagination. I like to write stories and one day I want to become a writer. As my head got in the way, it was hard in math. I would forget everything and my table would look so upset if we didn’t get a lot of points.

Always have hope.

I fell when I was only 2-3 years old. It was the first big accident. When we moved I thought maybe my head was done hurting but it didn’t. I went to the doctor and the doctor said, “you have to drink 5 bottles of water a day.’’ That is 35 water bottles a week. I did it in my head. ‘’And if gym class would stop your head from hurting you should workout.’’ My life was good after that and I have hope that maybe I might not live like this if I keep up with the routine. Always have hope.