Christina became disabled due to a severe attack of polio, at the young age of two years old. But in spite of this, she never let any of it block her path, and charged right at her goal like a bull. All her life Christina had only wanted to be accepted as a normal person. Now, she got what she wanted.
Christina’s parents had always believed her equal to any other child, and maybe even better in a way, which is why they sent her to one of the best all girls catholic schools in town. Fortunately, Christina was very bright, and also very intelligent. To make up for her disability to walk, she was gifted with a very sharp brain. But when she was only in the second grade, her parents realized that nobody would see Christina as a normal girl. In fact, her classmates and teachers would sometimes ill-treat her. Although they never meant it, they probably never understood the depth of the situation. They just couldn’t express themselves. As Christina got older, she began to take refuge in the headmistress of the school, who had accepted her in the first place.
Headmistress Queller said, “Christina my child, do not feel hurt, for they do not have the wisdom that you do. In fact, I saw so much potential in you, that I couldn’t bear refusing your admission. Study hard, and make me...
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...me extremely emotional, and felt a sudden urge to leave a permanent mark on Christina’s life. Not that she already had, but selflessness is never ending.
The Headmistress met with a doctor who said that a brace for Christina’s legs was available. If she learnt how to use it, she would be walking with as much ease as any ordinary person. Hearing this news, Christina was ecstatic. The young girl could finally visualize her dreams without hindrance.
So Christina sat on her doorstep, in complete isolation from the world. She saw herself twenty years later - a greatly respected and idolized teacher, proud of the person she was – the person she craved to be. She now knew that once you’re sure of what you want, nothing in the universe can slow you down. That moment was perfect. She was perfect. Not healed, but as if there hadn’t been a wound in the first place.
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