Loretta Schoen – Under HIS Wings

Discover the Other Side of Medical Adversity from Being Pressed to Feeling Blessed

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The Lord Who Carries Me – Braces and All

When I was nine months old I was diagnosed with elongated tendons in my legs causing me to walk on the inside of my feet.  I was placed in leg braces which I wore 24/7 for the next three years of my life.  Which explains my fascination with shoes and my need to buy them.  This was 1956-1959-stainless steel was not like it is today.  If you are old enough to remember what the chrome on a 1956 Chevy or Ford weighed and felt like, you can imagine how heavy these braces were.  Each leg brace was connected by a bar which ran from one ankle to the other, thus preventing me from walking on my own.

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