Caroline's teacher generously shared a bunch of sweet pictures from this past school year. The pictures revealed how much Caroline enjoys going to school. She's learning alongside other kids, she's included in every activity, and she's always part of the group. Seeing Caroline so engaged and happy at school made heart swell with pride and love.
I was also suddenly struck by her disability. I think I forget about it sometimes. And I couldn't help but notice that Caroline is the only student in a wheelchair. She's the only one who requires medical equipment to help her stand. She needs hand over hand assistance for both work and playtime.
Caroline will always be the girl who can't speak...the girl who requires help with every aspect of living. Caroline's vulnerability terrifies me. I can only hope that every person who comes in contact with her has a good heart and an open mind.
I wish for Caroline to always be treated with dignity, fairness, and kindness.
One of Caroline's school therapists is helping Caroline play with a baby doll with hand over hand assistance.