I met a co-worker from Boynton Beach when I was at a corp conf in St. Louis. She has very bad arthritis in her ankle and a misaligned leg. When she's standing as straight as possible, her legs almost form a letter K. She's completed several marathons to raise money for leukemia research because her son died in his 20s after a long battle with the disease.
The person I sit with at church is not too much older than I am. He had a severe stroke just before I started going to that church. He lost use of his right hand and arm, and most of the use of his right leg.
Before my Sunday school teacher passed away, he was dealing with severe neuropathy. His wife had 14 back surgeries and both knees replaced. Both of them struggled to take every step.
when I get really tired and don't think I can walk or run another yard, I think about all the people I know who would LOVE to be able to run 3 steps! And I keep going while I still can. It may not always be that way.
Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 12/5/2012 (16:52)