Rising Above Her Disabilities, One Advocate Boosts Anti-Bullying Message for National Stop Bullying DayOctober 13, 2021 Activist Isabella Sementilli shares her message of kindness and how someone can be “One Tough Cookie.”
By Jessica Ganga
Isabella Sementilli’s life changed in an instant. At age 10, Isabella went from care-free days filled with tap dancing classes and tennis lessons to days taken up by doctors’ visits and MRIs. Her health and life were affected by a bully who yanked her chair out from under her. Today, she lives with New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH) and Occipital Neuralgia (ON) — debilitating headache disorders and invisible disabilities. But Isabella didn’t let the “unkind actions” of the bully get in her way.
Now, Isabella is an anti-bullying advocate and author, having written and illustrated her own book titled, The Short Story of One Tough