Hi. My name is Olivia. I am 7 years old. I am in 2nd grade. I have something in my right leg called Klippel Trenauney Syndrome. Every year, I get a few surgeries. I had 14 surgeries so far. I started surgeries when I was 4.
I used to think I was the only one in the WORLD with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. But when I go to the hospital I always meet someone who goes to the same doctor as me. Now I know there are more people in the world with something similar.
I used to not like when people see my leg. It made me feel embarrassed. I felt embarrassed because I am different. I am different because you can see my veins on my right leg. I now know it shows that I am strong.
I do a lot of sports like gymnastics, soccer, jazz, tap, softball, swimming and cheerleading. A lot of people ask questions about my leg.
I just say I was born with it. I am the same as everyone else but my leg!