I am never sad that I am not an able bodied woman. I never feel that I not fortunate because my body has been effected by polio. I’ve been disabled nearly all my life, this is who I am and the life I know.
I am excited to do things like everyone else and today I’m excited because I am going to the pool and I can take you with me.
In the pool I can take off my braces and swim like a fish, moving my body the same as a woman walking on the street, the water is almost magic. In water by body comes alive, free of braces and crutches. once out of the pool, my world returns to normal. It is like an escape from reality. It is wonderful to be me and a delight to know you enjoy me for who I am.
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