|Hi there! My name is Ashlee Abramson and I was on born on
November 17, 1983. I am currently 21 years old (22 in just 8 days) and I
live in New Westminster, BC, Canada. I am the youngest of three and have
one older sister named Alana and an older brother named Joel.
Having Apert Syndrome has never been a negative aspect in my life.
Throughout all the surgeries, doctors appointments, trips to Toronto
(where I had most of my major surgeries), the bullies, the stares, the
glares, the questions, it has made and molded me into the person I am
today. My parents never gave me any special treatment or raised me
differently than my brother and sisters – I got grounded, had to do
chores, had a curfew, etc. Therefore, being raised “normal”, allowed me to
do normal things – such as, graduate from high school, volunteer, play
piano, obtain a valid driver’s license, get a job, and even date.
To date, I am living with my boyfriend of 2 and half years, Tom, in our
cozy New West apartment with our two cats, Jacob who is a year and half,
and Noah who is 8 months. I work full-time for my parents who own a Loss
Prevention company as their Administrative Assistant (mainly so they keep
an eye on me since I’m no longer living at home) and I also a Big Sister
for the Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. In my spare time I like to go
shopping (yes, I have a shopping problem ), go to the movies, go for
coffee with my friends, listen to music, and of course, hang out with my
family or just cuddle on the couch with Tom and “the boys”.
If you ever need anyone to talk to or have any questions about what it
was like for me growing up, please feel free to e-mail me or send me a
letter to the below address. I am a very open person and will answer any
and ever question that you may have.
To end this long blurb of thought, I thought I would end it with one of
my favorite quotes, this quote has gotten me through a lot of roadblocks
throughout my life and I would love to share it with all of you:
"The things you're most afraid of are usually the most worth whiled."
Have a great day,
#400 845 McBride Blvd
New Westminster, BC