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She Won’t Walk, but She’ll Run

Anna, Mom, and Dad at the start of the walk

Photo: Kathleen Harris

That was Anna’s mode of transportation for the Salem Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech a week-ago Saturday. She said 5K (about 3.1 miles) was too far to walk.

Photo: Julia Ozab

Yet here’s Anna four days later at her school jog-a-thon where she ran 21 laps. At a tenth of a mile per lap that’s 2.1 miles.

So as we walked back to the car after the jog-a-thon, I congratulated her on how far she ran, and asked if she’d want to walk the 5K next year. After all, it’s only a mile longer and she’ll be walking instead of running.

“No,” she replied. “I think I’ll ride my scooter.”

Anna rides her scooter

Photo: David Ozab

So she won’t walk, but she’ll run or she’ll ride a scooter?

What a kid!

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