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Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream had been a warning. Allison believed that she must do something to stop the cancer in her dream from becoming a reality. It started with avoiding sidewalk cracks and quickly grew to counting steps as loudly as possible. Over the following weeks, her brain listed more dangers and fixes. She had to avoid hair dryers, calculators, cell phones, computers, anything green, bananas, oatmeal, and most of her own clothing. Unable to act "normal," the once-popular Allison became an outcast. Her parents questioned her behavior, leading to explosive fights. When notebook paper, pencils, and most schoolbooks were declared dangerous to her health, her GPA imploded, along with her plans for the future. Finally, she allowed herself to ask for help and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Journal Entry 2
Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, July 2, 2022
Released 1 mo ago (7/7/2022 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia
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Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, July 7, 2022
Caught at Redgum Cafe.
Journal Entry 4
Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, July 9, 2022
A very insightful look at what it’s like to have OCD. I was particularly affected by the treatment of this young person by family, friends and teachers, more compassion and empathy was desperately needed but sadly not forthcoming, so I cried for Allison. Overall a painful read, but a great one nonetheless.
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Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, August 1, 2022
Released 2 wks ago (8/2/2022 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia
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