I'm not sure how well known she is in the US but if you're looking for inspiration to help you deal with something difficult in your life, you'll be hard pressed to find greater inspration than this little girl.
In 2003 a car crashed into her kindergarten and burst into flames, Sophie was trapped underneath. She lost both legs, some fingers, an ear and had 85% of her body burned.
She somehow managed to survive and when she emerged from hospital, her smile lit up the nations hearts. Then a couple of months ago she was being pushed along in a pram when a car didn't stop at a crossing and ran her over. The impact broke her jaw, her shoulder, bruised her brain, fractured her ribs and caused internal bleeding.
Still, after being on the brink of death for the second time, she walked out of hospital on her prosthetic legs with a beaming smile.
If you don't know about Sophie and you need to draw strength to face some drama in your life, I strongly recommend you check out the spirit of this little girl.
Earlier today, Sophie Delezio had just been released from the hospital after her second brush with death; when she was hit by two buses, a station wagon, garbage truck and a steam roller, before being torn apart by a pack of wild dingos. Witnesses report the flattened and shredded, courageous little girl was laughing inspiringly up until her last breath, when she'd finally crapped her pants and died.
"Her unfortunate super power seems to have been both irrestibility and invincibility to pedestrian-car accidents," reports the local Sherriff department. "Thank God those dingos saved her from a life of painful, yet inspiring, repeat incidences."
I cant believe this was allowed by a moderator and am disgusted that someone would find that funny. I wasn't suprised when i had a look at the profiles of the guys who replied to the thread...scrawny young insolent bastards.
Anyways, you're totally barking up the wrong tree. It's off-topic, but this excerpt from the (otherwise shallow) movie "Clerks" explains my exact sentiments of those who died in the American Imperial Death Star:
DANTE: All right, so even if independent contractors are working on the Death Star, why are you uneasy with its destruction?
RANDAL: All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed - casualties of a war they had nothing to do with. (notices Dante's confusion) All right, look-you're a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in suburbia - this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.
The BLUE-COLLAR MAN joins them.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Excuse me. I don't mean to interrupt, but what were you talking about?
RANDAL: The ending of Return of the Jedi.
DANTE: My friend is trying to convince me that any contractors working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when the space station was destroyed by the rebels.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Well, I'm a contractor myself. I'm a roofer... (digs into pocket and produces business card) Dunn and Reddy Home Improvements. And speaking as a roofer, I can say that a roofer's personal politics come heavily into play when choosing jobs.
RANDAL: Like when?
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Three months ago I was offered a job up in the hills. A beautiful house with tons of property. It was a simple reshingling job, but I was told that if it was finished within a day, my price would be doubled. Then I realized whose house it was.
DANTE: Whose house was it?
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Dominick Bambino's.
RANDAL: "Babyface" Bambino? The gangster?
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: The same. The money was right, but the risk was too big. I knew who he was, and based on that, I passed the job on to a friend of mine.
DANTE: Based on personal politics.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Right. And that week, the Foresci family put a hit on Babyface's house. My friend was shot and killed. He wasn't even finished shingling.
RANDAL: No way!
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: I'm alive because I knew there were risks involved taking on that particular client. My friend wasn't so lucky. pauses to reflect You know, any contractor willing to work on that Death Star knew the risks. If they were killed, it was their own fault. A roofer listens to this... taps his heart Not his wallet.
Actually, I found the girl's story inspiring, and also found Kailash's post hilarious (though I take issue with his WTC/Death Star comparison, since things are never that simple, but anyway...).
What I worry about is that 6-year olds are very easy to keep happy. Right now, she's surrounded by her parents, family, relatives, friends, and other people who love her. In 10 years, she's going to see the people her age whole and doing things she'll never be able to do. I hope she's still smiling then, but I somehow doubt it.
I'm not quite sure what's wrong with you. The story of the dog with 2 legs is touching, no doubt, but you seem to think it's on par with the story of an innocent girl who's been hit by 2 cars in 3 years and suffered enormously, yet still maintains such a spirit of strength.
I hope you never have to be forced to understand the difference between a crippled pet and a crippled child.