I don't understand. Speak slowly, please. And use small words. I don't know what a genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in the body means. Yes, I know. That's what people on the street say sometimes. That I'm not normal. I'm a little person, with almond eyes and I'm never gonna be a Math Olympian. My IQ is under 70. I like stories, I even go to the theatre. If I am special? I'm not. I'm like every one of you, I fulfill my potential with the best I've got and an extra chromosome of love.
(Translated by Iulia-Teodora Urea / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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