Hello friends, Avery here! I have to go to field hockey practice soon though! It is definitely one of my favorite past times because I get to run around and hang out with friends. Sometimes my leg hurts from all of the running but it has gotten so much better as I’ve gotten stronger. Plus soon I will be getting a new running prosthesis.

A prosthesis is a fancy term for fake leg. I need to wear one because when I was younger I got in a lawn mowing accident and lost part of my leg. It was pretty hard at first. I had to relearn how to stand and walk with my prosthesis and my family was sad for a long time. Once I started meeting other kids who went through the same thing as me, my family started to get better. I realized how important it is to have a good group of friends to help you when times get tough!