I’m Disabled But I’m Faking Like I’m Not

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  • Published on Dec 24, 2018
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    This is Katie, and her story is about telling lies.
    Unfortunately, because of a disease she’d had since she was a child, Katie uses a wheelchair. But she’s not interested in telling you too much about her condition. She stays at home most of the time - her physical state doesn’t allow her to leave her house for too long. But inside of her disabled body she has the sharp mind and energetic spirit of a young girl who wants to see the world, have hobbies, and go out with friends. However, she never managed to make any friends - she was homeschooled most of the time, and when she did go to an ordinary school, the kids seemed pretty embarrassed to even approach her.
    That’s why Katie has been lonely for most of her life. She doesn’t complain though - she’s thankful for the life that she has. And above all, she’s thankful to the people who invented the internet - for people like her it’s a blessing. It was through the internet that she finally found friends - mostly, people in the same situation, who couldn’t move around too much. Strangely, when she started chatting online with non-disabled people, and then after some time told them about her condition, they would get embarrassed and end the conversation. Katie doesn’t feel that she can blame these people - in fact she understands them. You never know how to treat people like her without offending them.
    Nevertheless, she felt that she was missing a very important element of her social life, which was sharing experiences. What experience could she share, having spent most of her time in hospitals or at home? This is when she had the idea of making a fake social media account of an alternative “Katie,” who was a regular teenage girl with an interesting life. She did it more for herself - to create the girl whom she might be in a parallel universe, and to feel as if she was living her life! She never planned to promote her account and get lots of subscribers. The idea was that she would be able to post pictures of herself, but in situations she would never really find herself in - out with friends, somewhere on a trip to Europe or Asia, skydiving, or whatever else came to mind.
    You can imagine how this became a full-time hobby for her. She can’t explain really to you how exciting it was for her - to plan an alternative Katie’s life so that everything looked coherent. Her mom even became a little worried when she saw that she was completely lost in her new hobby. But she assured her that it was just a way to entertain herself. In the meantime, Katie was becoming pretty popular. She started getting more and more subscribers, and had to invent ways not to be caught. She created fake accounts of her friends and made them all private. She improved her Photoshop skills and even finished an online course on retouching.
    At one point, she got more subscribers than she actually needed - it was becoming dangerous; someone could find out it was fake. But she still liked the people who commented on her pictures - they were always nice, asked lots of things, and no one seemed embarrassed. In her head, she was leading the full life of a healthy person and enjoyed it 100%. But this story had to end one day. Once, her imaginary Katie was staying at a famous hotel in Dubai and doing some shopping (sure, it was a bit of an exaggeration, but you can afford anything when you don’t have to pay for it). Then suddenly one of her most devoted subscribers saw her tag and wrote a message to her publicly: “Oh Katie, I’m in the same hotel right now! Let’s meet!” She responded weakly by just saying, “Sorry, I can’t, maybe next time.”
    This was enough to irritate her subscribers. They were asking if she was too arrogant or just ashamed to meet them. She came out with lame excuses, telling them that she had got sick, that she was going home the next day, and whatever else she could come up with. But after all that, they started to insist that she at least greeted the girl so that they knew she was real. She probably shouldn’t have answered them at all, but she liked to chat with them and the whole thing escalated so quickly she just couldn’t control it anymore. That blog had become her whole life, and she was about to lose it. But she couldn’t go on - people from that moment on would ask for proof of her existence whatever she did.
    She took a selfie of herself in her wheelchair and posted it on her blog. She explained how things really were, what that blog was for and who she really was. She apologized for telling lies and said that she wouldn’t be posting anything anymore. She was about to close the page when she started receiving private messages. Katie’s now closed that blog, but she’s kept in touch with lots of her ex-subscribers, many of whom have become good friends. This is how she lost her fake life but got real friends instead, and she now thinks it was worth it.
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  • ACTUALLY HAPPENED
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  • moon killer
    moon killer Day ago +1

    I'm so hungry..... Don't know why this is relevant

  • ised F
    ised F Day ago

    I am a friend of when I went to hight school I hade a wheelchair bound friend we may not see each other but I do I went to bee friend u

  • Ashley Love familia diamond

    I can be you're Friend

  • Daniel Yankov
    Daniel Yankov 6 days ago

    😠😤

  • Beebo Salma
    Beebo Salma 7 days ago

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat that story is i dont know

  • Kk DoesStuff
    Kk DoesStuff 8 days ago

    No efence but if u are disabled then how can u talk????

  • bridgett loves slime

    In my school there is a kid that is disabled and he has tons of friends

  • luna demon111
    luna demon111 15 days ago +2

    It's okay to be who you are

  • Lady Lex
    Lady Lex 15 days ago

    Whoever drew that picture for the mentally impaired is going to hell

  • Autum_nSnow
    Autum_nSnow 16 days ago +3

    I honestly don’t get this. Humans are humans idk why people treat anyone wrongly for no good reason. It makes me mad ACTUALLY HAPPE- no but srly lol

  • Nora the Star
    Nora the Star 17 days ago

    If I saw you I would me your friends

  • Pooda
    Pooda 19 days ago

    Why do you guys keep changing titles on your videos?

  • VTGamer Dudez
    VTGamer Dudez 19 days ago

    U could have said u broke ur legs or something

  • noor Lukman
    noor Lukman 19 days ago +1

    You know what u should have done you should have said I’m on my flight back to my Country

  • Jelly Noob123
    Jelly Noob123 20 days ago

    Why didnt you say that you got into a acenitent and was now parlayed

  • Civonna Burrell
    Civonna Burrell 21 day ago

    You could just say that you hurt your self and post it

  • David Tichborne
    David Tichborne 22 days ago +3

    it's hard excepting our disabilitys somthing that we have to live for our whole life

  • Andrew Beadle
    Andrew Beadle 22 days ago +1

    Katy be your self i actully have a friend in a wheelchair you should love yourself remember that okay

  • omar g
    omar g 26 days ago +1

    :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Hijaa Shah
    Hijaa Shah 27 days ago +1

    That is alittle painful but really surprised that some people are good

  • MsBungakushoujo
    MsBungakushoujo Month ago

    I love happy endings

    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Skiler Ketchum
    Skiler Ketchum Month ago

    i thought she would tbh get exposed because someone would see two images (one would be hers) and recognize how similar they are and expose her
    bUUttT plz do not argue about dis plz

  • Dusty-Ann Fortier
    Dusty-Ann Fortier Month ago

    I

  • Syed Shah
    Syed Shah Month ago

    No. I. Wont

  • Barby Ena Lol
    Barby Ena Lol Month ago

    A Cutie 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • Slava Marunchak
    Slava Marunchak Month ago

    i would be friends with her :(

  • Char Lee
    Char Lee Month ago

    She's kewl I'll take it down

  • Naomi Phillipswatson

    that is so sad😭

  • Ethan Borrali
    Ethan Borrali Month ago

    si hated people hu are meane with rare people

  • Lindsthestudent
    Lindsthestudent Month ago

    This is the toxic nature of social media, comparison.

  • Khyunnie cuyey
    Khyunnie cuyey Month ago

    I thought the title meant she was faking it

  • Julia Kehoe
    Julia Kehoe Month ago +2

    Just be youreself

  • Rahim Junaid Vohra
    Rahim Junaid Vohra Month ago

    it’s ok katty

  • christi land
    christi land Month ago

    🐱🐟

  • stans vlogs
    stans vlogs Month ago

    I'm not creepy I'm trying to be kind

  • stans vlogs
    stans vlogs Month ago +1

    I'll be your freind

  • MrCrayonBoy 911
    MrCrayonBoy 911 Month ago

    If I was crippled I would just act like Bran Stark From Got

  • Shila Robinson
    Shila Robinson Month ago +3

    My phone: you have no friends
    Me: *knew* *it*

  • honey bare
    honey bare Month ago

    😘

  • Bird Master
    Bird Master Month ago +4

    I am a Muslim in Riyadh and we have a disabled classmate with the same condition and he is the most popular person in school everyone treats him like a prince

  • ΤΖΕΝΗ ΓΑΛΑΝΗ

    I wish we could befriend, I live with my family (unfortunately, my Papa' s no longer, he passed away some years ago from that cursed sickness, aka cancer) and, guess what? since I was born I' m kinetically disabled as well (but I can walk)- I m a girl, too (but what' s more, I m afraid of the social media)

  • Aisar87
    Aisar87 2 months ago

    This is why I don't trust anyone.

  • JaiC Bacote
    JaiC Bacote 2 months ago +1

    I think majority of the ppl on the internet just be lyin’ or over sharing 😂 You fit right on in girl. It’s the culture now 😂 🤣

  • Rin Minami
    Rin Minami 2 months ago

    I wonder where her blog is....

  • Funny Bunnies
    Funny Bunnies 2 months ago

    Theif

  • TRiolu RioluT
    TRiolu RioluT 2 months ago

    💎

  • Tiana
    Tiana 2 months ago

    Stay strong girl no matter how hard life can be, always remember that there is someone out there in the world waiting on you. So Keep On Smile.

  • Paul Schaafsma
    Paul Schaafsma 2 months ago

    I

  • Curry Range
    Curry Range 2 months ago

    The ultimate bow wowchallenge

  • husky1
    husky1 2 months ago

    Green screen

  • Crazy._.jake333
    Crazy._.jake333 2 months ago

    I am not mad I get u

  • MintyPlayz
    MintyPlayz 2 months ago +2

    If you didn't wanna keep photoshopping just say you got in an injury recently or something idk

  • Lavederpiper
    Lavederpiper 2 months ago +1

    Just remember GOD loves us all with our flaws and all; no judgement💝

  • Elemental Esper
    Elemental Esper 2 months ago

    Moral of the story: be addicted to the internet

  • loli drangon pz10
    loli drangon pz10 2 months ago +1

    Hey my school that no boody can bully in my school is claret

  • Rebecca Sherman
    Rebecca Sherman 2 months ago

    I'm not mad at you

  • Melissa Garcia
    Melissa Garcia 2 months ago +1

    Title: i was born disabled but faking like im not

    Ad: ...i was born super abled.....

    Me: ItS pRoBaBlY tHe SaMe GiRl!!!!!!!!!

  • Anita Dinic
    Anita Dinic 2 months ago

    1:01 when Siri roasts you

  • Fetality
    Fetality 2 months ago +1

    Damn this video
    All i wanted to see was homer reading about a book