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Fourteen year old, injurred ankel, Blind Parents: Can the blind use crutches

As I posted on Teen Connect, I was walking my labrador retriever tonight, and I went into the grass on the side of the sidewalk to avoid stepping in droppings, and I tripped on either a pothole or a plant in the way. Fortunately my mom was just around the corner and she heard me supposedly scream. My first instinct was to tell her that I was "fine", sit and rest on the grass for five minutes, and finish my walk for about another quarter mile. However, as I sat ( and started to cry as if I was a quarter of my age (3.5 years)), I thought it was broken! I just had ice on it, and am worried that I can not run the mile test at school tomorrow. Is it a good idea to try? If I need medical care, can a blind person use crutches, or is my only option a whiel-chair. Are any of you blind and a former crutch user? Has anyone been in my same situation? Thanks!

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Re:Fourteen year old, injurred ankel, Blind Parents: Can the blind use crutches



I guess!


Re:Fourteen year old, injurred ankel, Blind Parents: Can the blind use crutches



Well, at least I know for sure it isn't broken, and we don't have to worry about that! Close call!


Re:Fourteen year old, injurred ankel, Blind Parents: Can the blind use crutches



No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no! How can you see whair you go?


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