Tom, age 6
Cheshire, CT (1983)
This pic was shot at a summer camp.
I was teased a great deal growing up, and middle school was particularly hard for me.
There were several points throughout my adolescence, where I considered giving up life all together.
I'm very glad that I didn't.
I'm now 33 years old, a doctor, and overall very happy with my life.
I have friends and family who support who I am, and all that I do.