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Birth Day

Philip bound from his home with renewed vigor and energy, and set off on the adventure he’d planned for the past dozen weeks. First he walked down the winding mile-long path to a neighborhood playground, where he sprinted toward a group of children kicking around a soccer ball; he weaved between them and kicked the ball away, joyfully playing keep-away with the tikes who seemed to enjoy chasing after him. He kicked it back to them and continued a light jog to a fountain for a refreshing drink of water. He looked forward to a day full of walking and dancing and exercise, eager to make full and proper use of his new legs after months of rehabilitation.

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