Monday, March 29, 2010

Loo Loo, Skip to my Loo!

Maya is a six year old who will be three years post
stroke in June of 2010.

Today she brought a note home from her PT at school. It said they had been working on skipping, just a few short weeks ago, she couldn't even hop on her left leg and now she is skipping!!

Her PT said she was so proud of her and continues to be amazed by Maya's progress.

Our little miracle continues to amaze us every day!

~ Maya's Mom

Monday, March 15, 2010

Speed Racer!

Ryan loves racing in his kart and it is something that has helped him use his feet and his hands with coordination. His racing has given him great confidence and only his very close friends even know that he has a disability.

He is going to compete in some regional races and maybe a national race this year. Ryan is going to put a CHASA logo on his kart to raise some awareness! (we'll try to post photos of his kart with the logo later...)

~ Ryan's Proud Dad.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Shredding the snow...

Patrick, 10 years old, had a stroke at birth due to trauma. Doctors anticipated that Patrick would never run, never play sports and would need to go to a special education school.

After years of OT, PT and speech five days a week, Patrick is now attending "regular" school in the 4th grade and on the honor roll!

Not only is he excelling in school, he also plays basketball three days a week and has learned to ski without any adaptation. He is now mastering snowboarding with the help of assistive tethers.

As you can see in the picture to the right, he is the proud owner of a new snowboard! His dedication and spirit inspires me every day!

~Patrick's Mom