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Kathleen
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Hi, Jabberwocky, I like your posts. You seem very intelligent and cool!
Just wanted to say that this happened to me, too (being made fun of) and I think it happens when people do not understand things. For instance, I work with autistic kids sometimes and they are made fun of simply because many people don’t understand what autism is all about. It’s very sad. I believe if everyone could be educated about PKU and made to understand that it’s not something to take lightly, then they might not be so mean.
At the age when I was getting made fun of quite a lot, it was when I was basically the teacher’s pet, and I think jealousy played into it a lot. The kids were “jabbing” me in my one sore spot — they knew how to really hurt my feelings.
Don’t let people like this discourage you, like I did (unfortunately).

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