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). :)