Jacky Faber has been back for a while, but I was in the middle of the profile project and didn’t have time to write this little anecdote of her story until now. To read the first part click Jacky’s Downfall.
“Jacky’s back! Jacky’s back!” Amy started hopping up and down when Heather dropped the doll hospital box containing Jacky Faber at her feet. She couldn’t wait to see her best friend again. Together, Cecile and Amy lifted the cover off.
“Jacky! Wake up!”
Jacky opened her eyes and sat up with a start, “I’m home!” she cried.
Amy bent down and gave her a big hug, “We’re so happy you’re home, and you look so beautiful.”
“Yeah, my leg’s as good as new, they fixed my eyes, and they gave me a deep cleaning.”
Cecile checked the doctors note attached to Jacky’s box, “It says here, that even though you have a new leg, it still has to heal, so you’ll be back in the wheelchair for a few days and then on crutches until you can be strong enough to walk.”
“Oh, not the dreaded wheelchair! I can never go fast in this thing.”
“Don’t worry, Jacky,” Amy grinned evilly, “We’ll get you out of that hospital gown and throw you and your wheelchair down the stairs where you can go super fast!”
“Haha,” Jacky said sarcastically.
Amy and Cecile helped Jacky into plain clothes and lowered her back into the wheel chair.
“Lanie got a new toy. She was about to show us when you came in. You want to go see?” Cecile asked.
Cecile wheeled Jacky to the living room table where a big box was sitting with Lanie in front of it.
“Hey! It’s Jacky! So good to see you! You want to help me build my new Lego set?”
Lanie dumped the Lego pieces out and started to put them together.
“What are we building anyway?” Amy asked.
“A camper,” Lanie responded, “I’m finally getting my very own camper.”
“Your very own camper?” Cecile looked confused, “This camper is for a doll.”
“I know, but seeing as I probably won’t be getting a real one, this is the next best thing. And I think it’s so cute.
Look, you can even put the little suitcase on the luggage rack on the roof,
And the roof and the door open…
So I can put everything inside!”
“I think I’m going to call her Little Lanie. She’ll be my mini me. Just like I’m Heather’s mini me.”
“I can’t believe how much this camper comes with,” Amy admired.
“It’s stocked with eggs and toast,
and even a sleeping bag and a light.”
“And the back has a trunk to put the marshmallows and sticks in.”
“And then when you fold it up, it can be really small. I wish it were big enough to fit us in it.”
Later that night Jacky looked up at Amy and said, “I really think I can already start to use crutches.”
“What!? No way! You heard Cecile, you have to wait a couple days. You’ve only been here for just a couple hours.”
“I know, but even after the surgery I had to wait in the hospital forever. My leg feels really good. How about I just try and if it doesn’t work I go back to the wheel chair.”
“I’ll go see what Cecile thinks,” Amy said skeptically. She was surprised to find that Cecile was ready to try Jacky’s plan, “We’ll be there if we need to catch her,” she said.
Jacky slowly raised herself from the wheel chair and grabbed the crutches Cecile handed to her. Cecile and Amy hovered over her in case she fell.
But she didn’t fall, “I can do it! I knew you were praying for me the whole time I was in the hospital and look what’s happened! I bet I’ll even be able to fully walk tomorrow!”
“Maybe you will. I guess we’ll just have to see,” Amy said with a grin.