I've watched Grace learn how to walk... twice. Unfortunately... being 3-or-so years old when she figured it out the first time, I don't have a great memory of that occasion.
The second time around was following Grace's second brain surgery, during her 3-year fight with brain cancer. Visting Grace at RIC during the month of August 2013 and jokingly playing "Walk" by the Foo Fighters (Getting good at starting over/Every time that I return/Learning to walk again/I believe I've waited long enough) while waiting for her dinner tray to come up.
11 months later... she hiked on the Grand Canyon with a leg brace and determination, because she wasn't going to let something as ridiculous as cancer get in her way of doing whatever she wanted.
April 22th I am walking because Grace would never want anyone to deal with brain cancer... or being awake during brain surgery... or loud roommates in rehab... or learning to walk again.
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Full of Grace,