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Special needs teen loses medical coverage because of immigration status

As the rest of the student body at South Pointe High School passes through the “A” hall, past the special education rooms, one girl watches all of them through the glass of Room A134.

Because many do not know her by name, she is called “the girl in the window.”

She watches and watches as the “normal” kids pass by. Nobody will ever know what she is thinking.

Because Bunlang Ly, who turned 18 on Sunday, has the mental capacity of a 1-year-old.

She has a severe developmental brain disorder and a tumor on her pituitary gland, in the back of the brain, that is so severe and large it affects mood, behavior — even bodily functions. She wears a diaper under her clothes.

But she interacts and learns, some, with her incredible teacher, Missy Pusey. Bunlang, nicknamed Lang, has made great strides in the four years she has been at the school with Pusey and her two assistants.

For now.

Read more here: ROCK HILL | Special needs teen loses medical coverage because of immigration status | The Herald – Rock Hill, SC.

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