I am sitting at home watching soccer. I am sad that I can’t play soccer anymore. I wish I could play again. My dream is to be the best goalie ever. I ask my dad if we can do something about it.
I go outside with my crutches, I see my dad in our backyard. He tells me he is taking me to a special hospital appointment for my leg. He tells me this visit will change my life. I’m so excited but I’m nervous too .What does he mean when he says this will change my life?
I have been to so many hospital appointments to help me with my leg. I have given up hope of ever walking without crutches again. What could this special appointment do for me? We finally arrive. I use my crutches to make my way into the hospital room. The doctor starts to talk to me about all the measurements he has been taking every time I go in and see him. He asks, “Do you know what we have been doing for you?” I know they have been trying to help me walk, but I don’t know what is coming next.
Here it is, a brand new, shiny, grey, metallic leg. My head explodes with joy like never before.They attach the leg to me and it’s a perfect fit! Slowly and carefully I stand up, it feels really weird. I try to walk , I stumble but I pick myself up. My dad is as proud as a peacock. He is seeing me walk by myself for the first time ever.
Suddenly I hear a knock on the door. I slowly get up and start walking it’s my dad! He is saying that it’s time for me to practise walking. At first I fall over but I stand up again. I practise on my new leg all day long. The next day I wake up, I get dressed, then my dad tells me we are going to your old soccer club. I’m scared that I’m not ready but my dad tells me I am. I need to be determined to believe that I can play soccer again.
My determination will help me achieve my goals in life.