Five and a half years ago my daughter was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Chondrosarcoma. There is no cure, only surgery removing the top part of her hip bone would take care of it. She spent quite a bit a time in a wheelchair. Then, this past winter my husband suffered three strokes. This left him numb on one side of his body that he continues to recover from. He still doesn’t have all the feeling back in his side. Thankfully, in both cases we have been left with an empty wheelchair. Our bodies heal and recover and I am grateful that we had the wheelchair temporarily in both cases… but I am also thankful they were not a permanent piece of our lives.