All of us face personal challenges in our lives, some bigger and more intimidating than others. Some people wear their challenges on their sleeves, and are quite public about, for example, relationship struggles, learning disabilities, mental illness, and addictions. Others are much more private about the daunting issues in their lives. Thirteen-year-old Lily Barker has decided that sharing her special challenge is quite liberating.
Lily Barker is about to enter the eighth grade at the Gordon School in East Providence. She lives with her family in Warren.