Spina Bifida is a condition that occurs when the baby’s spine and spinal cord don’t develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. And while surgery can be done to close down the gap, many babies will either feel weakness or be totally paralyzed in the legs as a result of the damage done to the nervous system.
Ryan is a 10-year-old girl from Louisville, Kentucky, and she has Spina Bifida. Unfortunately, the girl misses out on a lot in life because she is confined to a wheelchair. Her mother, Shelly King, told News Center Maine that her daughter is often unable to go on field trips with her classmates because the locations are often not easily accessible.
So, when Ryan’s mom learned that her class was heading to see the fossil beds at the Falls of the Ohio State Park, she imagined that her daughter would once again missout.
Everything changed, though, when teacher Jim Freeman offered to carry the girl because he was committed to getting Ryan involved.
The grateful mom took it to Facebook to share photos of the field trip and praise the teacher for his gesture.
Wow, what a gesture!
Unsurprisingly, many people in the comments praised the teacher, and they added that we need more of this kind of teachers.