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Caroline Casey grew up not knowing something was wrong with her. Until her 17th birthday when she went to a doctor’s appointment with her little sister and had a fake exam as a way to be there for her little sister. The doctor noticed it was Caroline’s birthday and asked her what she was going to do and she enthusiastically said she was going to learn how to drive.
Then there was silence until the doctor looked at her mother and said “You haven’t told her yet”.
Listen to Caroline in this TED video as she talks about her disability and the choices she makes when, as she quotes the Janis Ian song , learned the truth at seventeen.