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The Gift Of Mobility: Adia's Story.
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Thursday, October 22, 2009

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"I was born with withered legs. They don't work; therefore, I can't walk. Or couldn't, until now."

A little girl in Kenya is given a new lease on life when kind missionaries give her a pair of crutches after spending her life scrabbling on the ground in order to get around. (The child was born with withered legs.)

Image (C) 2009, Karla Dorman.

My name is Adia.  I live in a small village here in Kenya, Africa.  I am seven years old.

I was born with withered legs.  They don't work; therefore, I can't walk.  Or oculdn't until now.

Some people from America (missionaries) came with wheelchairs, crutches, and other things for children like me; they wanted us to have them, so we could have new life.

I got a pair of crutches.  Purple ones.  They are really something!!  And they're mine, all mine!!

I had never stood up until the other day:  I now feel like a giant!  I am still getting used to trying to get around; it isn't easy, but I am determined!  :)

It seems how different things look when I'm not crawling around on my hands and dragging myself in the dirt.  I can now get around without dirtying myself all the more! 

Seems that I have been given a second chance at life!!

Wait until my friends at my school see me standing up!!  They are going to be so surprised!!!!

This is the best thing that's ever happened to me!  I am so happy!  God has given me a miracle!!  

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Reviewed by Carole Mathys 10/24/2009
A lovely, warm update on this brave girl, she must be so happy...well done.
peace, Carole~
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 10/24/2009
Beautiful story here. Exciting to read such a positive story with such a great outcome. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/23/2009
It is amazing how such a simple thing can do so much, and how little some people have. Patrick
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/23/2009
Purple crutches? they are like a badge of honor, a Purple Heart I most say, to cope everyday with a smile and not with complains!


Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/22/2009
So many of us take the little things for granted, a great write, thank you for sharing, this reminds me of the work Joni and Friends does for those who can not otherwsie get the mobility equiptment they need! A great story, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by kg cummings 10/22/2009
I can't imagine the joy this child feels since I've walked all my life. Sometimes we need to slow down, stop, then imagine what life could be. Then give thanks for what we have. Thank you for this uplifting story Karen. Hugs from Florida, Kathy
Reviewed by Cryssa C 10/22/2009
I remember how excited Addie was when she first got her crutches... she was never really able to use them, but she did walk for some time with a walker and special braces...
Thanks for the memories...
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 10/22/2009
Very well conceived and written. Everyone reacts when the life of a child is improved and, in this case, completely changed.
Your friend in Southern California, Mark
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 10/22/2009
Karen, I loved this!Missionairies here and that go all over the world are my heros.They really live the word of God! Thank you for another great story.

With Love,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/22/2009
New life with new crutches - she's going to take on the world with a purple storm! LOL Beautiful write of compassion and love, Karen, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/22/2009
Beautiful story, Karen. Well done. God bless.

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