“Bullied on campus for my invisible illness & service dog (column)” – The York Daily Record

“One individual continuously stated how Creed was untrained and I was faking my condition just so I could bring my pet to school.”

bhagelgansBlair Hagelgans is shown with her service dog, Creed, on the York College campus.(Photo: Submitted) – SOURCE: The York Daily Record

This column – which appears in the York Daily Record – is written by Blair Hagelgans who is a sophomore at York College of Pennsylvania.

“I am a 19-year-old sophomore at York College of Pennsylvania. I am a public relations major with a minor in nonprofit management, and I wanted to share my story with you.

“I have suffered from multiple medical conditions since I was a little girl. I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia when I was only 8 years old. I have had one decompression brain surgery and two tethered cord, spinal cord surgeries to help with the never-ending pain I now have to endure. These surgeries only helped to reduce the everyday chronic pain I feel. They are not a cure.

“Since then, I was also diagnosed with multiple other debilitating conditions such as epilepsy in 2009. I suffered from about three complex partial seizures … ” Click here to read this column in its entirety at ydr.com.

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