My dad's cousin has brain damage and I'm reminded of her when I read this book "Out of My Mind". When she was born the doctors were experimenting a suction cup to get the child out, that gave her brain damage. She now is 39 and she walks differently and she gets really happy or really sad she also just can't think like I can. She try's to do things that typical people can do but she needs a lot of help with things that you and I could do easily. I see her rarely because she lives in Germany and I live in Canada but when I see her I lighten up, she is smiling. I look at her like a typical person when she is happy and smiling. Seeing Bernadette makes me really happy because I know someone different than everyone else. I believe that lots of kids\adults with cerebral palsy or kids\adults that can't talk would be wiser than we realize maybe even smarter than us. Knowing Bernadette helps me realize what Melody is going through.