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Trudy’s greatest hobby was stitching plastic canvas and she wouldn’t let this enjoyment go, even when she broke her left arm. Trudy was determined to finish her niece’s birthday present, a Dragon’s Stadium sign for her bedroom door.

When Trudy told her brother of her project, he laughed and said, “Good luck with that. How are you going to succeed with a broken arm?”

Trudy felt discouraged, recalled her other skills and became determined to complete her project. She knew she could complete the project.

Trudy used a pin cushion to hold her needle while threading it, then held her canvas down off the edge of a table with her chin and a can while she stitched. After a day of stitching and using her chin as a second hand, Trudy’s present was ready.

While wrapping the gift, Trudy smiled to herself and said, “The worst thing about disability is that people see it before they see you. A person can do anything they put their mind to.”

 

Inspired by “The worst thing about disability is that people see it before they see you. A person can do anything they put their mind to.” – Easter Seals