by Lacey

232 words (1.5-2 minutes)

      Situation: A young girl has Polio and is confined to one room in a hospital so she won’t spread it to everyone else

     As I was lying there one day mamma and daddy came by. I was so happy! I hadn’t seem them in a couple of weeks now... I could see her out my window and I wanted to jump up and hug them...but I couldn’t. I couldn’t move my legs, I couldn’t even feel them. And my arms where getting weaker all the time. So I just looked out my window and smiled and smiled and waited for them to come in. But they didn’t come in. I saw them talking to the nurse and the docter. Everyone looked so sad. Then I saw my daddy cry for the first time ever. And I saw mamma wailing. I’d never seen her like that before. I’d never seen either one of them like that before. Something was wrong, Momma reached her arm into the small crack in the door, yelling my name. I could still see her face. They had to pull her away. She didn't want to let them. Dad just stared with tears streaming down his face. I was so scared! I’d never been so scared in my life. I just wanted to be back like I was, but I couldn’t be. So I just lied there. Then, all of a sudden, I realized it, I was dying. The polio had gotten the best of me, and I was going to die.

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