amaya at lake

amaya at lake

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


      I saw this on someones Facebook page the other day and it caught my eye. It made me think of Amaya's scars and the power in her that she showed as she endured, persevered and survived. That line at the end, "I have survived" fits so well not only for her but for us as a family. Our scars aren't physical like hers they're emotional ones. Even Lidie has some scars, and she too can proudly say she survived her sisters lengthening. It wasn't easy for any of us, yet we can all say we've survived. And that's enough. Enough for now and enough to prepare us and sustain us for the next lengthening. 
This is her bed sore on her heal. Its healing quite nicely.
This is her shin with three pin site scars and the scar across her knee is from her super knee.
Here's the side view of her knee. You can see the scar from her super knee continue up her side and the three pin site scars there.
     This is her thigh with her three pin site scars; these were the worst ones. The long scar is from her super knee and the little one above is where she had her rush rod inserted. There's also another small one on her hip from her hip osteotomy. 
     That's thirteen scars in all. And yes it still makes me tear up looking at them. Because I appreciate all that those scars represent, remind me of, and what they did for her leg.


  1. Just rest easy knowing that all those scars have been from surgeries that will better her quality of life. I am only 16 and have to live in daily pain from an ankle reconstruction to repair a severe club foot. It has caused immense amount of ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain. I also have a leg length discrepancy of about an inch and a half that causes a moderate limp. Please know that you have made the right choice.

    1. Thanks for your comment. Its nice to hear from someone who's gone through something similar. So sorry to hear about your pain and discomfort.Thank you for your kindness and support.