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

12 comments:

  1. Patrick

    You are the man! Keep up the hard work.

    Greg

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  2. Patrick, You ROCK

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  3. well done patrick keep up the good work proving the docs wrong my little grandson is 21 months old and has hemiplegia you have given us the beleive he will be able to live life to the best of his ability like you he is a fighter well done again

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  4. It always amazed me the strength of these tiny individual! Keep up the good work!

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  5. That is awesome. Patrick, csn you givr me some lessons?
    Valerie

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  6. Patrick,
    We are all so proud of you and all your accomplishments! Always remember that you have a wonderful supportive family that loves you very much! Keep striving to reach all your dreams in life!
    Love,
    Cousin Robert andMarielena

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  7. Patrick is one of the smartest, most talented and sweetest young boys I've ever met. I love you, Patrick!

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  8. Just say Yes!!!!

    Love you buddy!

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  9. Patrick is amazing! How many years of OT/PT did he have?

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  10. children with hemiplegia are so wonderful they are so lovable and determined to overcome any challenge my little grandson is 22 months old and has left sided hemiplegia he is beginning to speak very well now and can take 5 steps on his own i am so proud of him he is such a happy little boy and his little face beams when he gets through another milestone keep it up all you amazing children

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  11. keep up the good work

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  12. How awesome! THanks for sharing!

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