How many consider difference an obstacle? What if we saw it as a gift? In this talk youth will see the ways the being on the outside can serve as a pathway to strengthen the inside and then reach out to others. Ms, Kahn at age 12 was diagnosed with scoliosis a disease that effects a curvature of the spine. Three years later as she was about to enter her high school she had an operation to reduce the curve. 1st day of high school came with the stance of a football player but excuded from the team. In this talk she will discuss the ways it helped her accomplish new achievement in both atheletic achievements and interpersonally increasing her empathy for others.