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My Child Was Crippled

ADALINE was nearly two years old before we knew definitely that there was something wrong with her. At first she seemed to be just a healthy, bright infant. When she reached the end of her first year and showed no interest in trying to walk we didn't worry. But as the months wore on and still the baby made no effort, I took her to a pediatrician who told me that the child had probably received a head injury from the instruments used at birth, resulting in a spastic condition affecting the lower limbs. An orthopedic surgeon verified this diagnosis and told me frankly that, while spastic conditions often responded to treatment and surgery, they were never completely curable and that to some extent Adaline always would be crippled.
My first reaction was a fierce determination to shield my weakling, to make up for her disability by an overflowing love that approached hysteria. I almost resented my other children because they might lessen the completeness of my devotion. Fortunately I remembered one home where an invalid was the figure around whom the family revolved. The constraint on the well members was appalling and the effects upon the invalid far from desirable.
With so grim an object lesson in mind, I decided that my task was, first of all, to keep a normal, happy home, so that my three ablebodied children might have a sound environment and my handicapped child the outlook of a person normal physically. I would do all I could to see that her life was as full as it could be made, but Adaline would have to adapt herself to the world, since the world would never conform to her limitations.

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