You know how some people have different genes inside so it causes them to sometimes have problems, well I, 10 year old boy, Nicholas Brockelbank, have something called Muscular Dystrophy. This means if I do too much activity it causes me to get muscle damage. When my muscles get sore I need to use a wheelchair. People may stare at me, but I’m just a normal boy.
My First Book “Nico Cool”
The first book I wrote is called “Nico Cool”. I wrote this book when I was seven, I wrote it to help people understand about my muscular dystrophy and my wheelchair. You can read it here “Nico Cool” (pdf file).
Here are some stories I really like (the reason I like them is because each of them is about someone who has a wheelchair, just like I do):
“Zoom” by Robert Munsch (ISBN 0-439-52349-4): This book is about Lauretta, who needs a new wheelchair, so her mom takes her to the wheelchair store and they get one that goes really, really, really, really fast.
“Susan Laughs” by Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross (ISBN 978 0 099 40756 0): Susan laughs, she sings, she rides, she swings. She gets angry, she gets sad, she is good, she is bad. In fact, Susan is no different from any other child…
“A Very Special Critter” by Gina and Mercer Mayer (ISBN 0 307 12763 X): This is about Alex, a new critter who starts at school. He has a wheelchair, which the other children haven’t seen before, but soon they learn he’s just one of the gang.
“Paint What You See” by Dot Meharry & Lindy Fisher (ISBN 1 86948 647 1): Brook liked to watch his friends play and the board riders catch the big waves, knowing he could not do those things. Then one day his friends visit him with a large box full of paints and paintbrushes…
Fun at the Lake – a Story
A poem I wrote for Christmas