Friday, September 12, 2008

Don't Tell Me My Child Can't Do it!

We have been told by the "specialists" on many occasions that we need to be looking into getting a wheelchair for Grace, because she many never walk..  When I first heard those words about a year and a half ago I pretty much just ignored them.  How could they know at a year and a half old that Grace would not walk?!  How could her possibilities be limited at that young of an age?!  

A mom on a cp support group I participate in recently voiced her frustrations with all the negativity that we, as parents of children with disabilities, must listen to from the experts.  I guess they feel they have a professional responsibility to prepare us for the worst but I think it is very unprofessional to take away our hope...many times it is all we have.

Please see the video attached of a young child named Teya that was given no hope from the experts. Your heart will cheer with her as she surpasses all the doctors' expectitions.  

The therapy Teya is doing with the boxes is called Medek and when our money tree starts blooming I am going to take Grace to Canada to see Ramone.  


AZ Chapman said...

I love that video . I love proving people wrong I hope Sophie is able to do the thephy along with

AZ Chapman said...

wops typed to fast

along with CE she will walk in no time

BusyLizzyMom said...

I have heard Ramon will be in Toronto in the New Year. You are more than welcome to stay with us if you come, I am sure Elizabeth will see him again then. There is a Starbuck's close by so you will not be in withdrawal, you may have to thicken your skin for our winter weather.
When we see him I will ask when he is coming again.

Ann Williams said...

Thanks so much for sharing that video! It is so encouraging to see that and to learn about that therapy. It's been so fun getting to know you while our sweet girls are working hard in CE! :)

Anonymous said...

What an awesome video! I needed to see that today.