Whoosh the wind blows in my face. I am at the park, I’m rolling down the hill. I can hear lots of kids playing and screaming. Ahh I’m still out of control. My chair is rolling down the hill. I’m terrified but no one understands what I am saying. I think I’m going to die. Mum finally comes and stops me and let’s me know I’m safe.
When I’m in public I feel weird because no one understands me. People talk to me like I’m a baby, I’m a big girl, I’m 9 years old. I have a brain, a great brain but I just can’t tell you what I know.
Suddenly a girl from the park comes and sits next to me. She begins to talk to me just like I am normal, I wonder why she’s talking to me? Most people ignore me. I’ve never felt better. I use my Dynabox to communicate with this girl. I ask her do you think I’m weird because I can’t walk, I can’t talk by myself, I can’t use any of my body parts except my eyes?’’ “I know how you’re feeling right now, you and my brother both have a great brain. You just find different ways to move and communicate. But you are both super smart,” she says. I feel I have made my first ever real friend.
My new friend invites me to her house. I meet her friends. I see her brother, he is the same as me. We all have a great time playing, dancing, eating. This is the best day of my life. I feel like any person that plays with their friends.
Happiness overtakes me because now I have friends that get me and like me for who I am. I’m lucky to have friends like this. This has to be the best day of my life.
Who ever thought a visit to the park would bring me a friend who would change my life?