Dancing On One Leg

MEDELLIN, Cebu — Five-year-old Genevieve Sansob loves to dance. Whenever her neighbors play loud karaoke music, she hops over and jiggles her body in time to the beat, her one good leg providing the support she needs.

Genevieve lost her other leg in an accident when she was four. Unknown to her father, she had climbed on to the cement mixer he was tending and fell inside. When her father found out, he immediately cut off the electric power and pulled her out, but her right leg had already been damaged.

At the hospital, Genevieve realized what had happened to her. “I won’t be able to walk anymore,” she said. “I don’t have my right leg.” Cebu doctors had to keep her in the hospital for three weeks.

When the Operation Blessing wheelchair distribution team was doing home visits, they found her alone in front of her house trying to break a coconut open with a bolo.

“I’m hungry,” she explained. Both her parents were away at work. Genevieve was immediately given biscuits, which she started munching with relish. Then her mother soon arrived. When told that Genevieve would be a wheelchair recipient, her face lit up.

“I knew there would be a blessing for us,” she said, tears in her eyes. “We’ve been praying about this. Now Genevieve won’t have difficulty going to school.” She will be attending kindergarten next school year.

Last March 11, Genevieve, with her mom, came to the wheelchair distribution site at Medellin. There was already a wheelchair prepared for her.

Both mother and daughter had grateful smiles on their faces as the wheelchair from Free Wheelchair Mission was presented. Though Genevieve will still be doing her dance on one leg, the wheelchair will help her get around and do many other things.

“Thank you,” her mom says. “Please extend our thanks to everyone who has helped bring this wheelchair to us.”

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