In high school I was never completely forthcoming to the masses with my intellectual disability because I was embarrassed, but, I felt comfortable telling Sharon. She is one of very few peers who knew. I can recount on one occasion I was sitting alone during lunch, and Sharon left her table to come and sit with me! We talked about lots of things, most of all, she was completely accepting.
Our sophomore year I was having a lot of difficulties socially, and time and time again she would stand up for me! Many times, she was the only one! She was the exception. I miss her.