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I was born in Mongolia one month premature, late at night in a hospital where there were very few doctors attending. My mother was giving birth to me when a nurse panicked and accidentally twisted my head and  pushed me back into my mother's birth canal, depriving my brain of oxygen. When my mother pushed me out, I was purple and blue. A doctor rushed in and administered several injections into my skull.

My family took me home and they noticed that I was developing slower than normal. I couldn’t sit up or turn over. During a checkup, my mother voiced her concerns to the doctor and he simply told her I was fat. When I got older, my younger cousin was walking and my Mother said, “If she can walk, why can’t you?”

After that I became very motivated to prove to everyone that I could walk. Then, later that night I started walking by holding onto furniture and walls. I felt challenged and compelled to do anything that others could do. I wanted to prove myself.

When I was 3 years old I attended school in Mongolia for disabled children where they diagnosed me with Cerebral Palsy. When I turned 6 years old, my parents and I moved to America to seek treatment for me. I eventually received treatment at Shriner's Hospital for Children where I had several surgeries that miraculously changed my life.

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