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Theresa "Terry" Dunn

Theresa is a public school teacher in New York City. Theresa teaches first grade because she can remember how wonderful it felt to finally understand words on a piece of paper. School is the only place where Theresa feels completely safe and completely in control of her own destiny. Outside of school however, Theresa is a totally different person. Theresa is a frightened woman who cannot feel comfortable in her own skin. There are people around Theresa who care about her but Theresa is so afraid of being loved that she pushes away the very people who want nothing more than to love her.

As a child Theresa suffers from polio and is hospitalized for a very long time. Later because the polio weakened the muscles on one side of her spine Theresa suffers from scoliosis. The condition has progressed so far that Theresa is forced...

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