Thursday, April 23, 2009
Half a woman, many times a giant
Lost legs since two years old, her mother taken by cancer, having to take care of a brother who's mentally challenged and a father affected by dementia and later claimed by leukemia, striving through two pregancies to bear a son and daughter...
I caught Rosemarie Siggins on documentary and was struck by how positive and strong she is.
In 8th grade, she chose not to wear fake legs but instead got around on a skateboard. Has a passion cars, knows how to repair and maintain them, even got a Mustang customised for herself. Then learning to skate when her son wanted to learn ice hockey.
What else can I say? She's amazing and she puts many to shame. In her words, "Life doesn't owe you a living... You deal with it."
Read Rose's story here.
Posted by This is Ed at 11:03 PM