She was old in years but young in spirit. Althought she got around on crutches an in a wheelchair, she was a dynamo. She ran a highly successful real estate business, served on the town council and regularly helped charitable causes in various capacities.
One day a new friend asked what had put her in the wheelchair.
"Infantile paralysis," she replied. "In the beginning, I was almost completely paralysed."
"Its obviously still a serious disability," said the friend. "How do you cope, how do you do all the things you do?"
"Ah," she said with a smile, "the paralysis never touched my heart or my head."