Physical Balance

THANK GOD I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER

And, it wasn’t comfortable. Even though I’d been in many rooms just like this one before. A birth condition requiring multiple surgeries with long, drawn out recoveries made hospitals, needles, tests and physicians a familiar environment.


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THANK GOD I’M BLIND

Thank Jesus I’m blind . . . In 1994 at age two I lost my eyes to a childhood disease called retinoblastoma—which is cancer in both eyes. At age three I taught myself echolocation—where I use sound to see. I ride bikes, skate, and play video games—you name it. I do it—or at least give it a try.


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THANK GOD I WAS MOLESTED

“We can’t find anything wrong with you,” my gastrointestinal doctor said after hours of painful testing. “What do you mean there’s nothing wrong? There’s obviously SOMETHING wrong because I feel TERRIBLE!”


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THANK GOD I’M A PROCRASTINATOR

As I sifted through the piles of papers and notes I had collected over the years, each item brought up a different emotion. I got that lump in my throat and that heaviness in my heart – to say I was overcome with nostalgia would be an understatement.


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THANK GOD I WAS ABUSED

I woke up to the smell of hot butter on toast. I loved visiting Granny’s house. I was a curious child with blond hair and red cheeks. “If you ask why, one more time,” Granny used to say. She taught me how to read before I went to school.


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