The following comes from http://coldsteelrain.blogspot.com/
The blog entry http://coldsteelrain.blogspot.com/2010/04/courage.html is copied below.
Lydia Cross is nine years old. She lost both her legs aged 2 after contracting meningitis.
She could have sat back and thought, as so many do in todays society - This isn't fair. Why me?
Instead though Lydia has decided to raise money for troops who have lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This courageous little girl can be seen here
I honestly don't know what breaks my heart more. Lydia's selfless determination to help wounded troops. Or the fact there are so many of them she feels she has to help.
Well done Lydia. You are quite simply a little gem.
Lydia is an inspiration to us all.
I hope her dreams come true, she deserves it.