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TITLE (EDIT)
My Dad
DESCRIPTION
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[306 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Motivational
AUTHOR
T Demarest
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[October 2007]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (2)
How Lucky Am I? (Poetry) - [160 words]
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My Dad
T Demarest

My dad is in a hospital bed. He will be there for a
really long time. He fell over a 100 feet while
paragliding. He broke many bones in is body.
The first time I saw him in the hospital I could
hardly recognize him and the only thing he could
move was his eyelids. It made my stomach hurt to
look at him.

He had many surgeries and has all kinds of plates
and screws in his body to hold him together now.
He has to rest for many weeks before he can walk,
drive, ride and fly again. So, now my dad spends
his days in bed working on the computer and playing
Mexican Train. It is so much fun when the whole
family plays. My parents like me to play the game
to help me with my math. They think Xbox is
unhealthy for a developing brain. We go to the
park in the back of the house and wheel my dad in
his wheelchair around the park. The dogs come
and play with us. It is strange that these last
few weeks are the best quality time Iíve ever
spent with my dad and itís all because a gust of
wind blew him out of the sky.

I am so happy he will not be paralyzed for life.
It is a miracle he does not have a brain injury.
He is alive and well to tell an incredible story.
We hope his doctor will let him put weight through
his right leg in just a couple of more weeks. I
look forward to snowboarding with him once he
recovers from his big crash. Most of all, Iím
just thankful that heís still alive and here to
love me. I will never take those things for
granted again. The wind could have taken it all
away.

 

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"I hope your dad recovers so that you may enjoy many more years with him. However, I think you should remind him that he is your dad and not Evil Knievil." -- Lester.
"Sounds like your Dad is going to recover well...be thankful for that, but remember to never pass up that one moment to say"I love you" " -- mattie.
"Dear Tanner, You did a great job of expressing your feelings. As a former teacher of Engllish, your writing is very clear, concise and well-organized. Best of all--I enjoyed reading it and am proud to have you as my nephew. I will put it in a file with other family writings. I hope you will write more. Please give my best wishes to your dad, and tell him that I think he is very lucky to have you for a caring, loving son. Aunt Barb" -- Barbara Martin, Lakewood, CO, USA.
"Great job Tanner! Funny how little (or big) gusts of wind can change our lives. And your parents are right - XBox is bad for your brain - I use the Playstation instead. " -- Mike, Lakewood, CO, USA.
"Very touching; you are a very talented writer. Vince" -- vince o'neal, vincennes, ind, usa.
"You are a smart boy Tanner! I especially like the part about the wind... you did a great job. We loved it here at our house." -- Amy.
"Very well done! You really conveyed how something positive can come out of a horrible accident. I love the last sentence." -- Michelle, Fairfax Station, VA, USA.

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© 2007 T Demarest
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
October 2007
NUMBER OF TIMES TITLE VIEWED
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