My name is Karen Gorr. At age three I was placed in an institution, where I spent 10 and a half years. It was not a pleasant experience at all.
My mom was finally able to take me home for the summer after 10 and a half years and told me that if I could learn to walk in those three short months that perhaps I could stay home and go to school, in a so-called normal... with normal children again.
I did go to a country school, started in the 3rd grade at age 13 and I graduated 7 years later from high school. I went to college and I became a physical education teacher.
I now live in Minnesota with my husband Bill and we have a healthy, active daughter who just turned six years old.