I can’t do things for myself.
I cannot get myself something to eat.
I need a tutor to help me study.
Other people can walk—I need a wheelchair.
I wish I could draw – I’d draw a sunset.
I would like to drive a car, a green car--
to San Francisco and see the Giants play the Dodgers.
When I drop something-- someone else has to pick it up for me.
It would be great to play professional baseball!!
But I can’t because I can’t walk and you have to walk out there—
That’s why I play Challenger baseball for kids with disabilities.
It’s hard to be in a wheelchair—
You have to sit down all the time--
unless somebody gets you out of the chair.
I dream about doing things by myself!!
Eugene. "Wheelchair" Our Words, Our Voices. Vol. 2. Hayward: Literacy Plus Council, 2012. 15. Print.