Monday, September 6, 2010

Ride on!

Jeven has had a love of motorcycles since he was an infant. He wants in every way possible to be just like his daddy, and since daddy rides and loves motorcycles of course that means Mr. Jeven wants to ride one too.

The problem with this was that Jeven had a stroke in utero and as a result suffers from hemiplegic cerebral palsy with very poor balance and little to no use of his right hand.

It broke our hearts to think that our son may never be able to pursue his biggest passion in life so far. Little did we know that Jeven had other plans.

With the help of botulinum toxin injections, hard therapy, and my little boys strong will and courage, Jeven can now hold onto his "Harley" with both hands.

This may seem insignificant to some, but to us it means he is one step closer to his dream. I have no doubt that my boy will make it. No stroke or cerebral palsy can stop him!

~Jeven's mom

3 comments:

  1. Hello! My son is 3 months old and also suffered a stroke in utero. They told us IF we saw any affects it would be in his left side. I am just wondering at what age you noticed Jeven not using his right side?

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  2. In case Jeven's mom doesn't see your post, thought I would answer. It seems that most parents notice their child not using one side after about 3 months. Between birth and about 3 months, the child's movements seem pretty symmetrical. If you'd like to join in on discussions about stroke and weakness on one side, you can meet other parents online at Hemi-Kids. http://www.HemiKids.org

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  3. Hello i am Jeven's mom...sorry it took me so long to respond. Jeven was about 4 months old when everything started getting more obvious to the point of me being concerned...but it wasn't until he was 7 months old that his doctors finally listened to my concerns and ordered the MRI

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