The ability to walk is something everyone takes for granted, unless it is experienced for the first time at the age of four.
From the time Khloe Fryman was born, she had every reason to have a negative attitude toward life, yet her glowing personality continues to be a source of strength for everyone around her.
Khloe is merely 4 years old, yet she continues to take-on whatever the world throws at her with a smile.
Khloe was born four years ago to Erik and Ella Fryman of Cynthiana.
After several weeks of living in the hospital, doctors concluded that Khloe was born with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer, which showed up as a tumor on her spine.
At first, the thought of walking was nearly out of the question for the young girl.
However, with the help of one of her family members, she has recently taken one step closer to living the life of a normal kid.
Instead of being confined to a wheelchair, Khloe now has a walker that allows her to interact with children her own age in a whole new way at school.
“Papaw Jim made it for me,” said a smiling Khloe. “It can go everywhere I want to go.”
A simple-designed walker, made of white PVC pipe, allows Khloe to experience life out of her normal everyday wheelchair.
Jim Armstrong, Khloe’s grandfather, previously built a cart which allowed Khloe to wheel her way around the house when she was younger.
“I know she loves the fact that she is now the same height as everyone else in the classroom,” said Southside pre-school teacher April Stroub. “Before, she would have to crawl on the floor since there was not enough room in the class for her wheelchair.”
Stroub said Khloe seems to feel more part of her class now and can interact with her fellow classmates like never before.
The once darkened future of the beautiful hearted Khloe now looks brighter than ever as she takes her first shot at thinking about what she might want to do with her life.
“I think I want to be a teacher,” said Khloe while looking at Stroub.
Khloe said she recently made it public that her teacher, Stroub, was the person that she strongly admires.
“It made me cry to know that out of all the people she could have said, she said my name,” said Stroub. “She really is a special child and I love her for that.”