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Locating a Thesis Statement

I understand the thesis of Mairs's "On being a cripple", however, i am not able to locate the thesis sentence. Is that because there is no thesis sentence, but a statement that is implied, and i can only state that in my own words?
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Generally it is good academic practice to state ones thesis statement clearly near the beginning of their paper. However, in some more complicated pieces a thesis statement might be implied rather than stated clearly.
<br>I have not read Mairs "On Being a Cripple", but I have had a chance to search online for some notes on her paper so I have some indication of what this piece ...