When the Shoe is on the Other Foot

How do you react when you encounter someone in a store or restaurant who has an obvious disability? Do you find yourself staring in curiosity? When you or someone you love is on the receiving end of the stare, it is a different experience. Other people’s curiosity is something I am learning to adjust to when I am out and about with my granddaughter, Nora, who among her challenges walks with the help of a leg brace. In the summertime when she’s wearing shorts, you can’t miss the brace itself, but regardless, you would notice that she walks differently than other kids. Kids stare at her un-selfconsciously; adults are more timid. For the most part I can ignore them because I know what a miracl

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