What everybody else saw, so did Valerie. They pitied her for the scar on her face. But she refused to pity herself. She believed in her strength, in who she was. She stood strong against all the nasty games that time had played with her. She didn't drown in self-pity or indulge ins sorrow. If she couldn't be the happiest person on the planet, she chose not to be the saddest. But when time takes another cruel turn, her decisions waver and her choices are strained. Under that scarred face, rests a girl of great strength who is not afraid of staring death in its face.