Good luck, old lad. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do this or that. That’s nonsense.
Make up your mind, you’ll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.
Douglas Bader’s advice to a New Zealand school student in 1954, who had lost his legs.