Why I Relay: Alexis' Story

As a seventeen year old, the way you look, what you wear, how you are presenting yourself and who your friends are, is a very essential part of your teenager years. For me, having a cosmetic surgery done to remove a wart from behind my left ear on my head was essential to me. The way classmates looked at me and teased me for having such an ugly mark on the back of my head, resulted in getting it removed in August 2008. Two weeks later, I went back to get a larger part removed.

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