Mam's right! But I wish she wouldn't hit me like that.
You are a worthless scrub who has an ugly foot!
All the other children at my school are leaving too. We should leave at night so mam doesn't know.
Jayme we must leave the Germans are supposed to bomb London it is not safe here.
Hello I am Ada, and this is Jayme.
Oh my look at these clothes, and what about that foot Ada? We will go to the doctors tommorow to get it checked out.
These are the children you will be taking care of.
Ada has a club foot which makes it hard for her to walk. So Ada never went anywhere She grew up with no father and had an abusive mother who was ashamed of her foot.
We will get Ada some crutches then.
Ada has a club foot. We cannot do anything now because you were supposed to fix it when she was a baby.
Mam could have gotten me fixed! But she didn't.
As world war two is beginning Ada and her brother go with other school children to find someone who will take care of them because it is not safe where they live. Their mom does not like the idea of Ada leaving so she and Jayme sneak out. Knowing that Ada can barely walk.
Ada and Jayme safely make it without getting caught. Ada's pain is just getting worse. No one wanted to take them in. So a lady named Ms. Smith is forced to take them in.
So your the one telling my kids that they are special and amazing?
Yes I am! Your children are absolutely angels and I love them to death.
Ada had faced many challenges but she couldn't get over the fact that her mam could have fixed her.
Ada started going outside more often and she went into town sometimes. She even learned how to ride a horse! She was having an amazing time until her mom came.
Ada's mom took them back to London and was not happy at all. Everything was back to reality for Ada. Ms. Smith came back for them. She wanted the children back. Surprisingly their mam let them go with her. Ada then learned with effort and determination you can turn something bad into something good!