Claudia Cuento found out the hard way that she was different. And for so long she hadn't been.
For so long she had been just another student, navigating the sometimes troubled waters of public school.
That was, until 9/11.
On that day, her teacher would tell them about how when he was their age, President John Kennedy was assassinated. Now, he had to tell them about towers filled with Americans falling to the ground.
"And in the same hour I learned what the towers were, I learned they were no longer," she explains.