Monica faces a constellation of meteoric challenges crashing in upon her daily. The lifelong burden of her physical limitations is outwardly evident to all. They are unmistakable. Her suffering is all encompassing, and it makes her noticeable. She stands out in a crowd because she appears to be so different from vigorous, strong, and able-bodied people. Her life presents us with many stark disparities and vivid differences when seen through the eyes of regular folks around her.