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, November 1954