By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
12/2/2013 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Suffering from neurofibromatosis, 17-year-old Sarah Atwell of Ontario, Canada, the resulting tumor caused one side of her face to grow abnormally. Cruel bullies have taunted her with epithets of "fat face" and "slut" for several years. In response, Atwell took to the Internet to share her story and declared she would live a happy life - no matter what the bullies said.
Now a senior in high school, the TV special shows 17-year-old Sarah Atwell preparing to undergo a surgery she hopes will be her last.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Posting a video to Facebook, she partially conquered some of the pain associated with her disfigurement.
Her strong will has won Atwell droves of fans across the cyber community. In addition, it's gotten her a special on Discovery Fit & Health slated to air this December 18.
While tearful moments like this still come for 17-year-old Ontario girl Sarah Atwell, she conquered at least part of the pain associated with her disfigurement with a 2012 YouTube video where she fought back against bullies.
'I wish people could understand, there's nothing wrong with me': Sarah's special airs December 18 and documents her struggle with everyday teenage issues as she prepares to undergo major surgery, one of many she's endured in her short life.
Sarah's special was taped in 2012. She's now undergone her surgery, which left only a small part of the tumor around her eye, and she hopes to now live a relatively normal life.
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