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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    • that dude
      that dude 3 days ago

      That's loooooongggff

    • GGF871
      GGF871 16 days ago

      pink cupcake add didn’t to the second one

    • GGF871
      GGF871 16 days ago

      The title is this channel

  • ΤΖΕΝΗ ΓΑΛΑΝΗ

    I wish we could befriend, I live with my family 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 7 hours ago

    This is why I don't trust anyone.

  • JaiC Bacote
    JaiC Bacote 15 hours ago

    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 23 hours ago

    I wonder where her blog is....

  • Aqua Tazer
    Aqua Tazer Day ago

    I did it too :( no one know

  • Funny Bunnies
    Funny Bunnies Day ago

    Theif

  • TRiolu RioluT
    TRiolu RioluT Day ago

    💎

  • Tiana
    Tiana 2 days 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 3 days ago

    I

  • Curry Range
    Curry Range 3 days ago

    The ultimate bow wowchallenge

  • Pr0D1GY_HUSKY
    Pr0D1GY_HUSKY 4 days ago

    Green screen

  • Crazy_jake333
    Crazy_jake333 5 days ago

    I am not mad I get u

  • MintyPlayz
    MintyPlayz 5 days ago +1

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

  • Lavederpiper
    Lavederpiper 7 days ago +1

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

  • Elemental Esper
    Elemental Esper 8 days ago

    Moral of the story: be addicted to the internet

  • loli drangon pz10
    loli drangon pz10 8 days ago +1

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

  • Rebecca Sherman
    Rebecca Sherman 10 days ago

    I'm not mad at you

  • Melissa Garcia
    Melissa Garcia 10 days 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 11 days ago

    1:01 when Siri roasts you

  • Fetality
    Fetality 12 days ago +1

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

  • Rebekah Miller
    Rebekah Miller 12 days ago

    When you said that guys would discontinue their accounts because you revealed that you were disabled. My first thought was that the guys were probably jerks and were just looking for a fling. After they realized that you were disabled, they thought, "Oh, I can't do that. She's a nice disabled girl. People will think I am a monster!"
    Everything is not necessarily about you. I had to learn this lesson as well. Sometimes people can see that you are a good person and that they are terrible in their heart.

  • Prathy pretty
    Prathy pretty 12 days ago

    I hate you so much for lieing

  • Amin Choukri
    Amin Choukri 12 days ago

    I feel sad for you

  • Lutiebelle
    Lutiebelle 14 days ago +1

    Yikes this hits hard? I'm tempted to do this lmao... I've got fibromyalgia... and it does really sound dreamy

  • Joshey vlogs
    Joshey vlogs 15 days ago

    Now I kinda want to find that page

  • Chasp3r
    Chasp3r 15 days ago +2

    *Mann... maybe I should do that then I'd get some subscribers*

  • Jaber gmail
    Jaber gmail 19 days ago +3

    Why are you guys and girls and me are liking our own comment maybe we are homeless😭

  • sorina garcia
    sorina garcia 19 days ago +1

    Emma. Gonzalez

  • sorina garcia
    sorina garcia 19 days ago +1

    You kid. Toni Aniston

  • Countryhumans Fart
    Countryhumans Fart 20 days ago +2

    The WiFi went out at 00:00am




    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Alyshia Cormier
    Alyshia Cormier 22 days ago

    Sa# a

  • Yes I am
    Yes I am 23 days ago +2

    There are several ways to photoshop *holds up 3 fingers*

  • Emma Woods
    Emma Woods 23 days ago

    1 like = 10 friends for her

  • Broxinne
    Broxinne 24 days ago

    WHAT?!? In my class everyone wuld be your friend bc of your condishion

  • I'm a Eugene
    I'm a Eugene 25 days ago

    Don't worry I don't have any friends

  • Ali Mones
    Ali Mones 25 days ago +1

    2:57 I hate egypt

  • Army Bts
    Army Bts 26 days ago

    Bruh I can be Your Friend Here

  • Cerys Kitchen
    Cerys Kitchen 26 days ago +1

    You’re perfect just the way you are don’t be embarrassed of disabilities

  • 10claireandy
    10claireandy 26 days ago

    I can't share with other people

  • weepingwillows21
    weepingwillows21 27 days ago

    I totally get that. It's nice to think about another life sometimes.

  • Chisanga Chonta
    Chisanga Chonta 27 days ago +2

    We love you Katie ❤️
    Don't blame yourself, blame the world's heart.

  • Tawfek Hosny
    Tawfek Hosny 27 days ago

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  • The Brothers Cecil
    The Brothers Cecil 28 days ago

    All lives are worth living

  • Michael Schulz
    Michael Schulz 28 days ago +1

    I don't care if you're disabled I would still be your friend because I'm disabled and I know how hard it is

  • Juleah Cephus
    Juleah Cephus 29 days ago

    This sounds familiar...but the opposite *GYPSIES* ....no I couldn't be ture....but... NO...she wouldn't

  • ArtisticPeppermint
    ArtisticPeppermint 29 days ago

    1 like=1 more friend for Katie

  • Ana Escobar
    Ana Escobar Month ago

    If it was the other way around I’d be furious but , I get it , you want to be “normal” . I felt the same way with my conditions . I’m not “disabled” but I do have my own medical things and I do have to be in a wheel chair a lot when I have casts (I’ve never broken a bone) .

  • Dawood Aftab
    Dawood Aftab Month ago

    You are not disabled you are differently abled

  • Silverstone cat
    Silverstone cat Month ago

    Give People a chance they mite surprise you and one time i saw a boy in a wheelchair made to look like a dalek and it was so cool 😎 I told him how cool it was and we became friends

  • Suzanne Obam
    Suzanne Obam Month ago

    don't worry i support u
    like if you do too

  • Christy CoOl
    Christy CoOl Month ago

    You are disabled ..but that doesn't mean you can't do things too. You can outsmart someone like everyone..to be disabled it's not actually a disease. I mean it doesn't affect other organs than your legs. But you if you feel lonely, you should make sure you can outsmart them bc ..yeah the truth is people..say much and judge easy.
    But why don't you go outside more often? If you being real there are many that will appreciate you the way you are.

    • Christy CoOl
      Christy CoOl Month ago

      what diseas you had? .. actually you have bc you are still disabled. I mean you got me kind of confused. Sorry i just wanna learn the disease you had.

  • Blanka Tuznik
    Blanka Tuznik Month ago +3

    I am not mad. I know you didn't want to. Its ok

  • TheMontrealGirl
    TheMontrealGirl Month ago +1

    Its sad that you had to do that to be happy :( i hope someday you are happy the way you are

  • Layla Dolphin
    Layla Dolphin Month ago

    Anyone else addicted to these videos?

  • Stormcloud
    Stormcloud Month ago

    When stand up to stretch
    But the person pushing ur wheel chair are speechless

  • Elli Claw
    Elli Claw Month ago

    Hey I’m not angry with you I’m just happy that you lied I’m also why am I

  • Harpreet Dhaliwal
    Harpreet Dhaliwal Month ago

    awwwwww i want to be your friend now

  • Brandon Salas
    Brandon Salas Month ago +2

    I feel you I have a disability and I am also in a wheelchair and you don't know how much I want to play sports and run in my backyard.

  • Rylee Harrigan
    Rylee Harrigan Month ago

    “Hobby” 😂

  • Gacha cøøkie
    Gacha cøøkie Month ago

    I have a disability

  • Jelica Ilic
    Jelica Ilic Month ago

    You are FULL

  • Pinky Zhu
    Pinky Zhu Month ago

    Hey

  • bren lc
    bren lc Month ago

    All I can hear is: disabled people are freaks & you should conform to social norms.

    • bren lc
      bren lc Month ago

      @Christy CoOl She basically said that: if you're disabled, you can't be popular.

    • Christy CoOl
      Christy CoOl Month ago

      Huh? What do you mean?

  • Lucimar Gallardo
    Lucimar Gallardo Month ago

    She looks like eleven from stranger things but thats cool

  • Imani Sheppard
    Imani Sheppard Month ago

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  • Wolves Squad
    Wolves Squad Month ago

    Girl I’ll be your friend
    💕💕💕
    😄😄😄

  • Salma Mohamed
    Salma Mohamed Month ago

    2:58 im egyptian

  • brian ayotte
    brian ayotte Month ago

    I think so to and I will

  • Mai Alkaz
    Mai Alkaz Month ago

    I’m from Dubai

  • Riven Elvis
    Riven Elvis Month ago +2

    If I were u I will say oh I'm sooo sorry I got home already and I'm posting right now because they said it's more safe to post it when u come back from vacation the a better excuse like if u agree

  • psychopath without life

    I touched my phone with a spaghetti




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    • psychopath without life
      psychopath without life 13 days ago

      @Water Sheep masterpiece

    • Water Sheep
      Water Sheep 13 days ago

      :Title Change: something happens to my phone then something My parent happens to them

  • Hey There Itz Evee
    Hey There Itz Evee Month ago

    1:01 oof that hit me on a spiritual level my guy

  • Annie Swingle
    Annie Swingle Month ago

    I know what it's like to have a disability but I'm happy the way I am ☺😃😊

  • Jody Hertel
    Jody Hertel Month ago

    I won't