Rugby’s Friend Has Cerebral Palsy

My friend Glenda has Cerebral Palsy and she is way cool! She is very funny and very smart and I like her a lot. She wrote a book called I’ll Do It Myself. My mom has been reading it to me and we laugh during parts of it and cry during other parts. Do you know why? Well I’ll tell you. It’s because Glenda’s story and mine have things in common and we are both very smart, determined, very funny and we overcome hurdles in our lives because of our courage and tenacity…whatever that is!  Well, except that I am a dog and she is a person but you already knew that, right?

I’ll tell you more about Glenda later but here’s one very cool part of her story. When she was little and in the hospital, she had gone through a lot because of the Cerebral Palsy and her parents knew that if she could see her little dog Bonnie, she would feel better. Guess what? They made it happen. Glenda got a visit from Bonnie while she was in the very clean and sterile hospital! How cool is that?

I wish I could have been allowed to see my human mom when she was in the hospital but I wasn’t because nobody pushed the issue. Glenda’s mom and dad must be so awesome to have accomplished what they did.  They must be very remarkable, just like I am. Well, except that I am “Remarkable Rugby Jones” and they are remarkable Glenda’s Mom and Dad. Don’t you agree?”


  1. Remarkable doesn't begin to describe Glenda! As the parent to a child with special needs I admire Glenda's parents beyond description for encouraging Glenda to be all that she could be and more. I hope my son will have the tenacity to forge ahead in life following in Glenda's footsteps (or should I say tire treads)
    June, 2009 at 10:20 pm
  2. I was just blogged about by the remarkable @RugbyJones
    June, 2009 at 12:42 am
  3. Thanks Rugby Jones - and Lori-ann - for your kind words. It comes down to making the most of the hand you're dealt. Living life to its fullest within the parameters, bending them when necessary!
    June, 2009 at 1:14 am
  4. A must read for courage and happiness when things go wrong! @GlendaWH @RugbyJones @StashSkate
    June, 2009 at 1:20 am
  5. I totally agree, Rugby Jones! It is exciting to think how much difference one person can make.
    June, 2009 at 7:39 pm
  6. Lori-ann and Glenda. Thanks so much for commenting. One by one, we will make a difference! Don't you agree?
    June, 2009 at 5:41 pm

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