The One-legged Gym Teacher

Yesterday I got to school and found out I was working with another sub to handle phy ed classes for a middle school. I was sitting at a desk when my co-teacher walked into the shared office for the two teachers we replaced. She introduced herself as Kari Rightfoot. I thought nothing of it, except maybe it was a Native American name.

Just before our first class came into the gym, we were chatting at our desks when she pulled up her left pant leg and adjusted her leg. Having seen her walk, I now had to ask. “Can you run with that?” She answered by sprinting out the door to get ready for the kids.

Kari told me she lost it as a girl battling bone cancer.

But that didn’t keep her from playing tag with 4th graders.  : )



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