At the tender age of 14, Alexandra Millet resolved to find a career where she could help people with disabilities.
While volunteering for Shake-A-Leg Miami, she met a 5-year-old boy who couldn’t walk.
“I grew up privileged, I grew up spoiled,” she said. “I didn’t know anyone who had a disability growing up. I thought it was only older people who couldn’t walk anymore.”
Her emotions gave way to sadness until the boy told her: “You’re sad because you’re thinking of how bad it would be if you couldn’t use your legs. I’m not sad. I’ve never been able to use my legs – I don’t know what that’s like.”
Millet helped the boy use a kayak that day. She found her calling.
“I can’t even explain it. I can’t put it into words,” Millet said of how she felt after seeing the boy enjoy time on the water. “Now, I always want to try …