Dear Brooke Ellison,
I often wondered what it would be like to be stuck in a wheelchair and not be able to move. Frustrating, I believe. But you didn't let that bring you down, and were able to go after your dreams.
Miracles Happen helped change the way I think about people with mental or physical disabilities. I thought they weren't human, they were different; because they talked differently, or walked differently. They seemed not human.
I have a good friend with a learning disability. She gets teased and gossiped about a lot. Some of my friends do this. I think of you and your book and never say anything hurtful about her. Sometimes I feel like saying things to my friends about the way they treat her, but I don't want to bring any negative attention to myself.
I started asking her if she needed help and being very kind to her. I realized that having a disability doesn't change your goals, dreams, and ideas. They are the same as everybody else.
The lessons I learned from your book don't just account for her but anyone, handicapped or not. Treating them well not only raises their self esteem, but yours as well. I am now surprised at how the book really helped change my life forever. I am so glad I read it. You should always try to be nice to everybody, no matter what their situation.
That is why the book is so life changing. It helps you realize you should always be caring to everybody. Thank you for helping me to understand that so much better.