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  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:54
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667870281

Special Education to College The Ketrina Story

Breaking Those Glass Ceilings

by Ketrina Hazell

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Sometimes real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles, even feeling invisible, doubtful, dreamless moments and voiceless at times, and begin to make way for those barriers placed on one's life to be overcome and become a trailblazer with the wisdom of the battles faced and showing others how impossible perceptions can become possible if you discover a way of breaking your glass ceilings.
This book is a true-life story of a person who thought all hope was lost for her; even on the journey, she once lost hope because of her Disability. Throughout her life journey, she often proves herself and reshapes perceptions and expectations; she often proves herself and reshapes the perceptions and expectations through society and systems that aim to define us as young people. This book is filled with a fascinating revelation that you will discover. It will give you a deeper understanding of how to make the decision and react to certain things in your life, even when people around you look down on you because of your condition. Read this book to discover how she used her ability to overcome her disabilities.
About the author
Ketrina grew up as a timid Brooklyn girl. Ketrina also has a Caribbean background because her parents are from St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ketrina was diagnosed with a disability called Cerebral Palsy at 9 months old. Her doctors, educators, and professionals in the field created low expectations for Ketrina's life in many aspects. Despite the expectations, she attended mainstream New York City Public School with Special Education services and classroom support in her surrounding neighborhood of East New York and Brownsville. As a young girl of color living within underserved communities question how far she will make it as well. She graduated from Teachers Preparatory High School in Brownsville, Brooklyn. She became a well-trained and educated advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families through Partners in Policymaking and has received other certificates in advocacy and Disability. Ketrina was also crowned Ms. Wheelchair NY 2018. Her platform focused on bringing self-advocacy into schools and making them more inclusive. She received her Associate's degree in Liberal Arts from Kingsborough Community College. She is now a motivational speaker and Certified Professional coach.
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