I’m sad at home watching Collingwood vs GWS Giants on TV. Scott Pendlebury kicks an amazing goal. I wish I was playing football. But now I can only watch. I can’t kick. I can’t mark because I might fall down. I can’t run. Not the way I am now.
I hop in the car, I think I’m going to get bad news. Mum and I are on our way to the hospital, I’m feeling sad because I’m sick and tired of going to the hospital all the time. It’s a place that makes me think about - getting needles, having operations and lots of pain. I hate the hospital.
I’m at the hospital in the waiting room. The doctor calls me to the special room with a box inside. The doctor gives me a box, it’s light and easy to carry. l open the box and I see a red and black robotic foot made of metal. I put the robotic foot on. l feel scared as I stand for the first time.
I practise at home outside kicking, running and marking with my robotic foot with Mum and Dad. I’m no longer scared. I’m happy I now have my robotic foot and I can do everything once again.
As I close the cupboard door in the club rooms quietly, I feel excited to see my teammates again. “SURPRISE!” I’m back at training and everyone is excited to see me. It feels good to be running around the oval again.
I can’t believe that I’m back with my awesome, amazing, cool team.