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I'm A Living Miracle!: Jesse's Story (Part Two) (For Cryssa C.)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Saturday, March 29, 2008

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Jesse continues his story.

As I said earlier, my name's Jesse, and I'm 11 years old.  I live in Conyers, Georgia, with my family and our pet dog.

I am in many ways a typical boy, but due to an accident that happened three years ago, when I was eight, my face and neck are badly scarred.

I've had several reconstructive surgeries to try to improve my looks; however, I face more in the future, which is not fun to think about.  People sometimes stare or make fun of me, and that always makes me feel uncomfortable.

One good thing, though, happened, and that was about one year ago.  I'd gone to church with some friends, and it was there where I gave my heart to the Lord.  He's the best Friend I have because even with my scars, He still loves me and sees me as "perfect".  That makes me feel good, happy inside.

I sometimes get mad when people tease me, but poppa, he tells me they don't know any better; it is better to just ignore them or walk away.  I've learned to do this, but it's not easy as I still hear their mean words.  I also think of Jesus loving me, and that always makes me feel a lot better.

Now that I'm 11, going on 12, I manage to stay pretty busy.  While I don't play sports like football, soccer, or baseball (or even basketball) (due to my only having one eye), I still can bowl, play badminton, or play on the computer.  I also like to draw or write.

Well, I'm going to go now.  I have chores to do.  I will write in here again soon.  Take care and so long!

~Your friend, Jesse, aged 11 1/2. :)


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Reviewed by Cryssa C 3/31/2008
I often tell my kids that we all have disabilities... just that some are more noticeable than others. Learning to love ourselves regardless of what others think is really the most important thing...

Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/29/2008
Good image capture of a "real" boy who though young has already come to grips and knows how to deal with his handicap.

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 3/29/2008
A very nice story that shows that kids with disabilities seem to develop wisdom in many areas long before other children their age. Like Poppa said, sometimes the best way is to ignore. When people hurt my feelings, I have a personal motto: "Let them have the last word,so they can wonder later why they did."
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/29/2008
Your Poppa sounds like a very wise man; hang in there, Jesse!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/29/2008
Inspiring write Karen!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/29/2008

An excellent, inspiring story, very well penned. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/29/2008
Such inspiring "spirit" from one so young. Thank you for sharing, Karen. Amour et paix à toi. Ton ami de la C-B, Canada,


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