A few days ago KOMO 4 News did a story on my walking campaign. They aired the story on three or four different news programs. Lots of people have talked to me about seeing me on TV. Truth be told, being on TV is terrifying to me because my voice sounds three levels too low and, worst of all, I see myself limp. I’m embarrassed when I think of everyone seeing me limp until I realize that people see me limp all the time. It’s me that doesn’t see my limp. It’s always a shock to see it. When I walk, I don’t feel my limp; walking this way has become normal. More than once I’ve seen myself on film and wondered, “Who is that gal with the limp?” It’s quite sobering to realize that it’s me.
I don’t mind showing people my C-Leg and, in the context of a news story, I don’t mind talking about my leg or my amputation. Just like when the article came out in the Bellingham Herald, I’m clear that I am doing this for other amputees around the world.
So take a look, if you haven’t already seen it, and hear more about my story and why I’m walking 100 miles.
Oh, and look for the ducks.