Hey Everyone ! My name is Clearisa Denay Gallegos ! I’m 26 years old . I was born with a birth defect called Myelomeningocele Spina Bifida. I recent just had my 39th surgery! I’ve had my head, spine , feet and bladder operated on. I have had a surgery called a bladder augmentation and my recent one was bladder stone removal surgery. I am still recovering! I grew up pretty well.
I was not really raised to look at myself as a person with a disability. I was raised to be like everyone else. In school I was mainstreamed most of the time. I did okay in school . I graduated high school in 2011 with a high school diploma! My advice for those who have a disability is “ Things will get tough for you . It may seem to get harder and harder as you get older but don’t give up!”