As a cloud casts a shadow on a new day I go to school. I see Susie and she tells us all about the cross country race we need to train for - I know she doesn’t mean me. How can I possibly run cross country like this?
Today I'm going to the doctor for another appointment, there have been so many of them! He goes into the storage room and gets out my mechanical leg piece and he starts to fit the leg piece onto my leg. I am so excited because it fits. I put on my new leg for the first time ever. It feels weird, like it’s not really a part of my body. I stand up as my legs shake like an earthquake. I nearly fall but I save myself. As I try to walk I wobble and wobble, l feel like the mechanical leg will fall off. But my brain knows it won’t.
I am at home happy as Larry because I have a new mechanical leg. I put it on and think a long solid thought about how this will change my life. I’m very nervous about my new leg. I think what if I don’t like it? What if people stare at me? Then I put my thoughts to the back of my head. I know that this leg is life changing for me.
I practice and practice and practice with my mechanical leg for hours everyday! My goal is to be part of the cross country team for MPPS. I am so desperate to be chosen for the team. I practice and practice until I can’t do anymore.
Imagine not being able to walk. Then you get a present that changes your life that makes you walk. I am really nervous, Susie is calling out the team… I am in the team! Today is the big event I am at the starting line 3,2,1 Go! At the end of the race I end up in 5th place. Best day ever!
Being part of a team means my life is now full of joy, happiness and love.