As November rolled around, I turned 13. My parents brought a cake, and my friends gave me presents. It was a very fun and memorable birthday.
Thank you everyone!
When December came around, I went home for a visit. However, it didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. Firstly, my wheelchair just about fell down the stairs going into the house. Also, I had to sleep in the living room because I couldn't go upstairs. I had looked forward to coming home, but now I was glad to return to the hospital.
Uh-oh... I wonder how this is going to work.
At the hospital, we had a Christmas pageant. It was lots of fun and I got one of the best roles. After the pageant, we had a big Christmas party!
One day in January, I started to walk! Little by little, I walked around the room with the help of Ms. Ballard, my physiotherapist. I was a bit shaky without my sticks, but I started to get faster as I kept practicing. It was definitely a memorable day!
YES! I am finally walking!
After a long awaited time, I am going HOME! It is what I have been waiting for ever since I got to the hospital when I first got polio. A whole seven months I have been gone for. It has seemed like a lifetime. Well, the journey goes on!
HOORAY!!! I am going home!!!
I finished school and got married to Carl Kehret. We had two children named Anne and Bob. I was very happy when they got their needles to prevent polio. I have four grandchildren and have led a writing career, publishing over 30 books for children. My life has been active and memorable, but happy.