Be the Boy has moved to Summer Blogging hours. Details about this can be found here. Here’s another story in 100 words or less.
The doctors could correct the problem but not remove the fear that I’d never keep up.
On a spring day after surgery, braces and physical therapy allowed me to put one foot in front of the other like almost anyone else could, I made my way to where the kids played soccer at recess for the biggest step in the healing process. I threw my jacket to the ground and ran towards the ball for the first time in the eight years of my life.
The belief I was broken was replaced with the feeling I could fly.