Olive Henry Oxygen Therapy

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Olive Henry was born on May 6, 1992 in New Haven, Connecticut. She was the first and only child of Alec and Jill Henry. Olive was born with the genetic disorder known as cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis damages the lungs and digestive system. Due to Olive's low blood oxygen levels, she was required to have long term oxygen therapy. Not only did the oxygen therapy put her family in a tight spot financially, Olive was raised in a strict environment that demanded complete isolation and showed very little tolerance for imperfections.

As a child, Olive was energetic, curious, and much too imaginative for her own good. Her mother constantly worried about her safety and hoped that she would grow out of her playful nature. But when she landed herself in life threatening situations and was slow to pick up on the ramifications, it was clear
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Olive was home-schooled by her grandmother until her freshman year. She had a hard time adjusting to the social elements of public schooling and inadvertently developed an aversion towards others. Her asocial conduct and natural mistrust of others made it difficult for her to make friends. She learned by necessity to tolerate being a loner, Olive had already built a protective wall around herself. To top it off, her relationship with her parents worsened. They didn't seem to acknowledge her existence anymore, and stopped paying for her oxygen therapy.

Growing tired of her current situation, Olive moved to the seemingly peaceful town known as Northpoint after graduating. She started working as a freelance editor and after a few weeks she was paying for her own oxygen therapy. Olive felt free at last, no longer relaying on her overbearing parents for support and not under her grandmother's watchful eye. However, some part of her still felt trapped. She was wasn't ready to face the real world and feared what would happen to her on her

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