A Story Told by Tiffany: Ever since I was a kid, I was always being made fun of just because I was different and a little slow in learning things than everyone else. I have a learning disability. I was born with (What They Call) a cleft palate. A cleft palate is when the top inside of your mouth and one side of your lip never closed. So when I was born I had surgery to fix it, but my teeth came in all messed up like a graveyard. I have other things about me that I will live with for the rest of my life, because I was born with them. As a kid I didn't really think I was so different from everyone else, others did not agree with me. Elementary school I was getting beat up by this kid who I didn't even know.. I was only around 6 or 7 at that time. I didn't understand why he was doing that to me and I still to this day don't know why he did that to me :(. I had no friends at all, even the teachers didn't like me. I felt alone for the first time ever and I didn't know I could feel that way ever :(. Then we moved, I was 11 years old and I felt happy :) I felt like I can make a new living and make some friends to play with. After 2 months I made friends and was happy to have friends to play with. After 1 month I find out that they didn't even like me. They made fun of me behind my back and I didn't know it until after that 1 month. I let it slide and went on with my life. Being a kid. Fast forward to middle school. I hated going to school. Everyday I always asked my mom and dad if I could stay home, I played sick a lot just to not go. I still went and I hated it. Getting made fun of, no one to talk to, even when we had to group work... no one wanted to be with me or have me in there group. So I had to do the work alone. Fast forward again and now I'm 13. I lost my dad. I was a daddy's girl so I felt like I lost my best friend. We did everything together. Losing my dad was hard for me and my family. My mom had us (her Kids)... but I had no one to really go to, talk to, make me feel a little better... sadness and loneliness came back to me. It reminded me that I didn't have no real friends there for me, that no one liked me, and I was that girl who's just on earth and don't even have the reason why. I cried myself every night to sleep. After losing my dad my mom gave me a computer that she said my dad was going to give me for Christmas. I was never really into computers but I gave it a shot. I liked it, but I didn't know what to do on it besides drawing. I had no games, I was never a "gamer girl" so I was lost and bored. One day I was watching TV and I saw a Toontown commercial. I thought it was kinda silly but fun looking :) so I went to my room, looked up Toontown and thought I try it out. I asked my mom if I could and she said "yes." Made a account and I was on the go! Didn't know what to do on it but I liked it a lot! My favorite animals are Rabbits... I flipped out when I saw I could play as a bunny :D! I was SO happy for the first time in a long time! Than when I could name her anything I wanted I named her Candy. I got on the game and played and when I saw all the other people walking around I didn't know they were real people playing with me. One came up to me and complemented me. I didn't know what to say . I've never once been complemented before until that day. I was confused of why she complemented me because of my whole life being called this and that. After words I felt... human.... I felt.... happy.. really happy! It was the best feeling I had for the first time ever! Playing the game for awhile now and I didn't notice that I had SO many friends... I was amazed and really surprised by it. I never thought that I would have so many friends, even on a game. It was only 9 friends I had. I had my ups and downs on it but I didn't care. I got on it and I felt happy :) I felt loved, free, human and not someone with a learning disability. I felt like for once in my life I belong somewhere. Not out of place and alone. After a year or so, I got SpeedChat Plus. I was happy when I got it, but I wasn't the best speller or reader. I didn't care much about that I was happy to see what my friends were saying to me :). I was... a wild child when I got SpeedChat Plus. I was 15 years old. Because I was a "Wild Child" I.... lost the account I loved, the toon I and everyone love, All my friends... Gone. Back in my sad, lonely dark world once again. I thought it was the end of my happiness that I had. Then my mom said I can make another account if I was a good girl. So then I made another account with my toon that I have now and that I LOVE. Tiffany. I was back to the happy me. So happy that I wanted to make other people happy. Make them smile and laugh with me. To show what I can do! I made a YouTube Channel off of Toontown and my toon. I made "prissy096" I always wanted to make videos but I didn't know what I wanted to do. I had it before I lost the other account with Candy on it, but when I had another chance on making Toontown Videos I had a second chance to find who I am and What I can do to make everyone's day happy and joyful :D! I went from being mean and nasty to the sweet, loving, caring, bunny hugging me :D and it's all thanks to Toontown. Going from a sad lonely child to wanting to make everyone's day like it's there last. Showing the people who put me down that I can do something in life, showing me that I do have a reason why I'm on earth. That I'm not just some kid with messed up teeth and a learning disability. Because of Toontown I didn't feel so dumb and thinking that others will make fun of me because of my learning disability. When I play the game, I forget what problems I have in the world and I feel normal :). Toontown is very close to my heart. Toontown taught me how to spell a little better and read a little better too :D. In reality I hide my problems. In Toontown, I forget they exist or that I even have any. With out the game I would be lonely and sad. I cry every night for it not to end. I pray for it to stay. It made me who I am. It gave me joy. It gave me hope, and gave me things I thought I would never have. I love the game so MUCH! It's my safe zone ): and to hear that it's ending.... PLEASE NO! PLEASE!!!! Keep it open, keep it for all the kids out there with problems in the world so they can get away from it all! There is no other game that I can play for hours and hours and not even know the time! Everyone is SO HAPPY on it. Yeah there's hackers, yeah there's lag and other things but that's what makes Toontown so FUN! I even found my true friends on there, and they live in different states. Please please please PLEASE! Don't let this be the end to everyone's happiness. It will be the end of mine :(.
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