Monthly Archives: February 2010

Help someone!

I was so surprised when a friend called today and that friend was almost reading my mind when he offered to help me with something! I thanked him so much and I am so happy that he is my friend.

You need to try to help kids even when you know you won’t get anything out of it.  The best part is after you help someone, you will be helped when you least expect any help. I know about this because it has happened to me a lot in my life.

I think that true friends are one of the very best things in life. They build you up and care when you need it.

Please don’t forget that if you ever need a lift up, help lift someone else up!

Did anything like that ever happen to you? If it did, will you tell me about it?

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We Have “Dif-abilities” Not Disabilities!

Guess what? If you believe you can, you can! I am proof of that and I want you to be proof of that too.  Do you know what you need to do? Well, I’ll tell you.

When something is hard to do and it doesn’t seem fair that the other kids don’t have to deal with the same things that you do, it’s easy to feel sad. Sometimes, you don’t think your life will get better.

That is the exact time you need to take some action. Trust me. I know all about this because I have been there.

If you keep thinking about how great your life would be “IF” you didn’t have whatever the thing is that makes you different from the other kids, things won’t get better.

Guess what? This is the great news. You need to own the person you are, just like you own your name. You need to see and feel that you are very special and that you can have a great life.

When I learned that my disability could really turn into my special ability, everything began to change. You need to think of good words that describe you. That’s what I did and then little by little I began to learn that those good words turned into more and more good words and all of the good words described how great I am.

Just ‘cuz we have some “differentness,”  it doesn’t mean that we aren’t capable. It just means that we might have to tackle things in a different way.

I have figured out a way better word for disability ‘cuz I really don’t like that word. Do you know why?

Well, it’s ‘cuz disability isn’t a word that makes me feel good about myself.

Guess what word I invented? How cool is this? The word is “dif-ability” and it is short for a different ability. So that word tells me that I have ability that is different and that makes it a good word. That makes me feel good about myself and way cool. Don’t you agree?

My Heroes: Christopher Reeve and Aimee Mullins

I just learned about a way cool lady and her name is Aimee Mullins. She was born without the leg bones below her knees. The doctors told her parents that she would never walk. On her very first birthday, her legs were amputated below her knees. That means that the doctors had to remove them.Continue Reading

Is It Spring Yet?

I love the winter and I love snow but I’m starting to wonder when spring is going to arrive. I can’t wait to see all of the buds from the flowers and trees come out. I love to see the world as it turns from icey and white to lush and green. I’m glad I’mContinue Reading

No Strings…Honest!

I just got a whole bunch of Zoomie license plates and I’d like to share them with you. I’m going to send some to The Christopher and Dana Reeve foundation too! Do you remember Zoomie? Well, if you forgot, Zoomie is the name I call my special wheelchair because Zoomie helps me go ZOOM! IContinue Reading

Zoomie License Plates for Kids

Guess what? My “Zoomie” license plates just came in the mail. I am very excited because now kids can put something way cool on their wheelchairs to show how cool they are. My Zoomie license plates can be put anywhere! How cool is that? Now kids can show how proud they are of themselves evenContinue Reading

Riley Jones is finally home!

Well my new little brother came to live with us and I am so excited. He is just adorable and boy does he have a lot to learn! His name is Riley Jones. He is doing some of the same things I did when I was little. I need to start teaching him all aboutContinue Reading

Autism, Aspergers and Bullies

Do you know about Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism? Well, I do and I’m learning more every day. The kids with these two disabilities are having a rough time with bullies ‘cuz they are so trusting. The bullies take advantage of this to make the kids the subject of mean jokes and we all know howContinue Reading