Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The gift of walking

Manuela arrived to the clinic a few days ago.  She is 90 years old and hobbled in barely able to walk, leaning heavily on her old cane.  With her other hand she reached out to anything that was close by to give her more stability.  This, on top of the fact that she was barely able to see from one of her eyes as she has a degenerative condition that is slowly making her blind.  I walked onto my storage room and pulled out the shortest walker I could find and gave her some brief instructions.  Before I could even finish my instructions she was scooting down the hallway with her new found freedom, and her family had to slow her down before she took off out of the clinic without her medications

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