When I was smaller, people told my mom and dad that I wouldn’t ever walk. They said my muscles weren’t like everyone else’s. We didn’t believe them. I remember practicing on a baby treadmill to help make my muscles stronger. I would watch myself working really hard in a mirror. Then, I started using a walker like some grandparents use. I’d practice walking with it at the mall with my mom, great grandma, and great grandpa. When they got too tired, I’d ride on the carousel. When something is hard for me to do, I just keep practicing until it isn’t anymore.
I don’t need a walker anymore. Now, I run track and bowl with the special Olympics. I’m really fast!