AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Gisele Vincent-Page, iErnest Paquin, iW. Craig Reed, iAlan Brenham, iKim Lambert, iBrad Bathgate, iDenise Nowakowski, i

  Home > Children > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,507 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Creatures of the Covenant
by J.S. Bradford

A group of young activists start their own no-kill animal sanctuary only to find themselves targeted for extinction...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Books by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Torie's Tale. (Part One)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Monday, April 30, 2012

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
· An Update: Mule Face, May 2014.
· Bonds.
· An Update: Pastor Bruce Bilkey, May 2014.
· Oktavius D'Mariel: Special Needs Parenting 101.
· An Update: Gabrielo Bustamente, May 2014.
· An Update: Blondelle Hawkins, May 2014.
· Anastaysia Hope: Special Needs Parenting 101.
           >> View all 7,357


A girl shares her story. She has a physical disability that prevents her from walking normally, but she embraces life fully and with joy.

Image of rose (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman.

Torie Lynn McDaniel is my name.  I am ten years old.

I live with my family in Grafton, Ohio.  I am in the fourth grade.  I live in a white house with my parents and baby brother.  His name is Ian and he is two years old.

I am like a lot of kids, but once you see me, you may forget that.  See, I am in a wheelchair.  I was born with spina bifida, which left my lower part paralyzed.  I cannot move my legs and don't have any feeling from my waist on down.  It's a drag sometimes, but I try not to let it bother me: there are worse things that can happen to a person.

I have had a lot of surgeries and hospital stays, but they have helped me get to where I am now.  If it were not for them, I'd be in a lot worse shape or even dead.  When I was born, the doctors did not have much hope for me, but I guess God showed THEM a thing or two.  I am ten years old now and still have a lot of living to do!

I am a very happy, active girl.  I love to read Christian books for children, swim, dance (yeah, I can dance from my wheelchair!), sing, ride my special bike (it has hand pedals that I can pedal with my hands), play with my Chi-Pom (half Chihuahua, half Pomeranian) named "Scooter", and play with my baby brother.  I have many firends; my best friend is named Carter Dawn Mason (she is in sixth grade; she's a bit older than me, 12 to my 10), and she treats me like I want to be treated: with a lot of respect and common courtesy.  I appreciate that; I am NOT my disability: I'm a kid WITH a disability.

When I grow up I want to be a teacher to kids with special needs, or be a singer.  I love to sing; my favorite kind of music is country.  My favorite singers are Carrie Underwood and Loretta Lynn.  I would love to see Carrie in concert; I've seen Loretta a few times and she was great, but I'd really love to see Carrie!  She's awesome!!  I loved her on American Idol; I was a little girl when she won that, but I remember it like it was only yesterday!

Well, sorry I have to run, but it's about bedtime; I have school in the morning and we get up early, like by five thirty, six o'clock on school days.  UGH!  I will be soooo glad when school is over for the summer and I will also be sooooo glad when it's Saturday and Sunday morning!!  These early days are the PITS!!  Take care and may God bless you always!  I hope you enjoyed reading my story!

~Love, your new friend in Oho, Torie Lynn.  :)  


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 5/1/2012
Torie sounds like a really nice kid that isn't letting her disability get her down. Another true to life person in a true to life experience.
Your friend in Southern California; Mark
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/30/2012
Torie sounds like my kind of girl I love this story thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/30/2012
Enjoyed meeting Torie, Karen. Well done. Beautiful rose. :)

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

Popular Children Stories
1. Singing Solo
2. Reduced price on my eBooks
3. The Magical Rocking Horse
4. Finding Ricky's Voice
5. Big News
6. Kandu's Great Discovery
7. The Happiness Bubble
8. Bobby Gets A Boo Boo!
9. An Update: Courage Watkins, October 2013.
10. The Raging River

Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Night with Echo by Deborah Frontiera

The third book of the Eric and the Enchanted Leaf series takes Eric to Austin, TX to watch the bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge. The printed version of this b..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Sir Licksalot & The Bay Fools by D.L. Carroll

The 4th book in the award-winning, Sir Licksalot Series...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.