At the age of nine, Kelly dreamed of being a basketball player. But one day when she was playing basketball, she hurt her left leg ____16____. The doctor told her she could no longer play basketball. What was worse, she needed help doing ____17____, including going to the bathroom.
Thinking that her dream could never come true, Kelly was in low spirits and ____18____ her studies at school. Her mother did all she could to cheer her up, ____19____ Kelly refused to change. She even took out all her anger and ____20____ on her mother.
Then one day Kelly’s friends introduced her to the gym. Kelly ____21____ that she should turn her attention to what she could do, not to what she couldn’t. Posting her story online, she got lots of kind and inspiring words. As she was ____22____ by the kindness, she returned to school for two half days a week. And with the ____23____ of a bodybuilding trainer, she trained hard and soon found herself on stage（舞台）performing—as a bodybuilder. Her mother was truly ____24____ and proud.
Today, Kelly is studying to be a life coach. She is at peace with what happened to her, not just physically, but mentally（精神上）. “Sometimes you must experience ____25____ things to come out stronger on the other side,” said Kelly.
16. A. badly B. slowly C. easily
17. A. something B. nothing C. everything
18. A. talked about B. gave up C. thought of
19. A. so B. but C. or
20. A. pain B. fun C. love
21. A. warned B. realized C. suggested
22. A. disappointed B. surprised C. encouraged
23. A. help B. need C. promise
24. A. happy B. angry C. calm
25. A. little B. nice C. difficult