Friday, July 6, 2012


I saw Grace last week at DisneyWorld.  Of course you did, you are thinking, she was with you the whole time.  This was Grace in the future.  Ironically enough, she was in FutureLand standing right in front of us to ride Space Mountain.  We were in the Fast Pass or "those with special needs" line.  She was in her early twenties and had long curly blond hair.  She was in a wheelchair much like Graces, only bigger.  Next to her was a young man in his twenties also.  As the Space Mountain car came to a stop for us to board, the man gently picked up the woman and placed her in the seat.  She was all smiles...just like my Grace.  I got to see her one more time as she disembarked from the car, with the man's assistance.  She was laughing and he said "See I told you it would be fun!"  I was mesmerized.  I wanted to ask her name, her diagnose, her life.  There she was Grace in her early twenties....and she was happy.


Jack Jack said...

so sweet. thank you.

Jenna said...

Hi Beautiful Grace

My name is Jenna. You are a brave courageous fighter, You are a special miracle from god, a gift from above, earthly angel, a smilen hero.

I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and have 14 other medical conditions, and developmental delays.

I wrote this poem
Each of us are Special
Each of us different,
No one is the same
Each of are us are unique in our own way,
Those of us who have challenges, we smile through our day.
Those who of us who have challenges, we smile through our day.
It doesn't matter what others say
we are special anyway.
What is forty feet and sings? the school chior

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Cerebral Palsy Family Network said...

What a sweet story! Thanks for sharing. If you're interested in getting involved with a community of families affected by cerebral palsy, check out Cerebral Palsy Family Network. It's a great organization that shares CP stories from all walks of life.

Connie :) said...
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Connie :) said...

Awesome ... I LOVE this! Big hug (((Jacolyn))) :)

BusyLizzyMom said...

I too look for 'elizabeth's' when I am out. I wonder will she be able to drive, will her walking be worse, will her body be contorted due to her dystonia and of course will she be happy?
I hope you all had a great vacation.