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【美文欣赏】Did The Earth Move for You?

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小编摘要:安吉拉因为神经系统衰弱而不得不靠轮椅行走,连医生对她的康复都不报希望。但安吉拉始终没有放弃,在康复医院一直坚持与疾病抗争。她坚信,终有一天她会再次站起来。

【美文欣赏】Did The Earth Move for You?



Did The Earth Move for You?

Eleven-year-old Angela was stricken with a debilitating disease 
involving her nervous system. 
She was unable to walk and her movement 
was restricted in other ways as well. 
The doctors did not hold out much hope 
of her ever recovering from this illness. 
They predicted she’d spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair
They said that few, if any, 
were able to come back to normal after contracting this disease. 
The little girl was undaunted
There, lying in her hospital bed, 
she would vow to anyone who’d listen 
that she was definitely going to be walking again someday.
She was transferred to a specialized rehabilitation hospital 
in the San Francisco Bay area. 
Whatever therapies could be applied to her case were used. 
The doctors were charmed by her undefeatable spirit. 
They taught her about imaging — 
about seeing herself walking. 
If it would do nothing else, 
it would at least give her hope 
and something positive to do 
in the long waking hours in her bed. 
Angela would work as hard as possible 
in physical therapy and in exercise sessions. 
But she worked just as hard lying there faithfully doing her imaging, 
visualizing herself moving, moving, moving!
One day, 
as she was straining with all her might to imagine her legs moving again, 
it seemed as though a miracle happened: 
The bed moved! 
It began to move around the room! 
She screamed out, 
 “Look what I’m doing! 
Look! Look! I can do it! I moved, I moved!”
Of course, 
at this very moment everyone else in the hospital was screaming, too, 
and running for cover. 
People were screaming, 
equipment was falling and glass was breaking. 
You see, it was the recent San Francisco earthquake. 
But don’t tell that to Angela. 
She’s convinced that she did it. 
And now only a few years later, 
she’s back in school. 
You see, anyone who can shake the earth between San Francisco and Oakland 
can conquer a little disease, can’t they?
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2011-05-17 13:52 编辑:juliatt
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