Saturday, June 19, 2010
James on Race Day in his New Wheelchair with his name and
car logo monogrammed on back of his seat
James and Uncle Matthew cross the finish line in the 2010 Cotton Row Fun Run
I want to share a poem written by my daughter
A POEM FOR MY SON
Some say that I am disabled
But you know that isn't true
I simply have a challenge
A little different from you.
My slight inconvenience has taught me
Things you could not know
Each obstacle is a victory
Enabling me to grow.
I'm not really any different
I cry, I laugh, I snore
I don't want to be treated
As if I'm not a person anymore.
Out of good intentions
People are afraid to let me try
But sometimes I have to fail
And sometimes I need to cry.
God gives me strength and dignity
And the courage to be all I can be.
For He doesn't see me as disabled
He just sees me as me!
MaryEllen Hillis Pollard
Mother of James Patrick Pollard (born premature Oct. 8, 2007 and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 6 months)