I love to read success stories. Thank you for posting yours. I hope to be able to write about how my twice-exceptional son successfully managed to learn everything he needed to learn by homeschooling while simultaneously dealing with disabilities that cause frequent, sometimes distracting pain.

He has been asking me if I thought there was a light at the end of the tunnel for him after reading the "We are the 99 percent" letters online. Some of these letters were written by young adults that had finished college and couldn't find jobs. Most of them don't mention having disabilities.

I tell him that he does have what it takes to make it despite the disabilities because his intelligence and his ability to express himself so articulately and his ability to not give up even though he can't see that light at the end of the tunnel will carry him through.

As an example of his ability to succeed in spite the disabilities, Saturday night he did a really good job playing Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas. An hour before he was to perform he started getting a bad migraine and the headache pill was not yet working. He knew if it got to the point of no return (throwing up) that he might not be able to perform. He also knew that grandfather, who had not seen him perform in years was going to be there to see him. He got up out of bed, got himself ready, and when he got on stage he became Linus. Even though he had been getting used to a new painful scoliosis brace and having frequent migraines he was still able to learn his lines and act his part well. Several people told me they could hear him and understand what he was saying better than some of the other kids who do not have any disabilities at all. Most people are surprised to find out that he has disabilities because he is able to compensate so well. There was a lot of applause from the audience after he finished telling Charlie Brown what Christmas was all about and his grandfather was very proud of him.