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Destin's Story.
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Saturday, April 12, 2008

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A little boy writes about himself as part of a school assignment.

Hello!  My name is Destin.  Destin Grant is my name.  I am six years old.

I live with my mommy and daddy (and my big sister, Hermione, who is ten) in Nashville, Tennessee.  I am the youngest in my family.

I have a puppy dog, a little Pomeranian dog I named "Barky" ('count of his barking so much).  He's red in color and is very cute.

I am handicapped.  I was born without an arm, but other than that, I'm just like any other boy.  I just do everything one-handed; there's not anything I can't do.  I am very determined!

I don't know why I was born without an arm, but it's never stopped me.  People may have problems with it, but I try to show them that even with one arm, I still can do all the things I love to do!

Some of my favorite things to do are reading, watching tv (I love SpongeBob Squarepants and Aaah! Real Monsters! the best!), playing with my sister or my friends, going to the skating park (I love to rollerskate or skateboard; I'm very good!), swimming, and going to different states on vacation.

Some of the states I've been to are Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and Kansas.  I would love to go to Alaska, see the funny lights in the sky.  I'd also love to see the bears; I love bears of all kinds! :)

I am a very happy kid.  People call me "Smiley-Boy" 'counta I'm so happy all the time.  There's not much that makes me sad--that is, unless kids tease me about my arm; that makes me mad!

I wish they could see all that I can do, even with having one arm or hand!!

Well, I gotta go now: we are going out to eat.  We're going to the Golden Corral for supper.  YUM!! I love Golden Corral; I love the potroast and the mashed potatoes the best!  I also love the pizza and all that ice cream!

I will write in here another day.  Take care and God bless you!

~Your new little friend, Destin Grant Hillfinger (age six). :)


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Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/13/2008
This Is Beautiful That He Has The Cinfidence to Speak Of Himself. His Difference.
I admire his parents for helping him feel whole. 6 years old!! wow. I went to school with a boy who was missing part of his left arm after the elbow. I had such a crush on him, but he never paid me no attentions :(
Love & Hugs
Embraced ~ Embrassť

This Lady Named Norma, was a client with the company I work for, (I been vacationing for 3 years-will return soon though) No-one could handle her at the time (Or diodn't wnat too.) She was severely retarded, with major emotional issues & behaviors in her sexual activities & her temper. Anyway my boss sent me to her. I became one of her best friends. I Loved Her Very Much Like A Sister. We Had Such A Blast Everyday at work!! She passed away in 2004. I miss her alot.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/13/2008
some people got their whole body and aren't even happy because of their evil minds, good for Destin Karen..
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 4/13/2008
A kid like that with such a positive outlook on life despite his situation is bound to be a winner!
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 4/13/2008
I love the name of the little dog "Barky". Cute. I also was impressed by the little boys wisdom of noting, "People may have problems with it, (absence of an arm), and how he showed them how he could do things without it.

My friend's son who is disabled by Agent Orange in the Gulf War is unable to talk, yet, he craves communication with folks. He has a typewriter/voicebox he uses, but people feel uncomfortable and don't really know how to interact with him. This is an area of behavior needs further investigation--and remedy.
Reviewed by Victoria Willame 4/12/2008
Cute story. Destin sounds wise beyond his years. Keep up the great work.
Victoria Willame
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/12/2008
Destin souns like a little cutie thanks for sharing his story
God Bless
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/12/2008
Howdy, Dustin, nice to meet you! You sound like a fun kid to know - look forward to more from you! (Well written, Karen!)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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