My name is Lynda Zidanic, l was born and raised in a small borough in the city of Pittsburgh. While growing up l suffered from a bladder problem and the kids didn’t understand what a bladder problem was, all they knew was l wet my pants a lot. I was teased and made fun of by my peers. I had someone who I was able to confide in and talk to about the pain I experienced from the kids making fun of me. I was encouraged to be kind to those who hurt me and pray for them. Sure enough, things changed and they became my friend. I have written Pokie Petunia to encourage those who are being made fun of or bullied in any way to not be afraid to talk to a parent, or teacher about the hurt they are experiencing by their peers.
The courage to do the right thing and encourage others to do so too.
Pokie Petunia is about how a simple act of kindness changed the hearts of those who teased and made fun of her.