When I was younger, I couldn’t imagine losing my ability to get up from the ground, run, or play soccer. Now I can’t imagine losing my ability to walk.
At 23, I’m still able to walk despite having Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and I’m incredibly thankful for that opportunity. But at the same time, I don’t know when I’ll lose that ability and how I’ll react to the sudden loss of freedom. Whatever happens in the future, I’ll be content because losing that ability doesn’t mean I’ll lose any of my other gifts. Others have achieved more in worse circumstances.
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