Monday, April 26, 2010

Made the cut!

Danny had played on a competitive football team for four years, but the time came for school ball. The program in his school is fierce, large, strong and competetive.

About 60 boys tried out for 35 spots. We cheered him on, but told him there is no shame in being cut... if that happens.

Team selection day came and Danny made it!! He proudly wears #42 (see him in the photo?) and works hard in practice. He has had to overcome sore feet and blisters becuase of his AFO.

For parents wondering aobut sports for their kids, we suggest to let them do whatever they want. Anything is possible. Many people question our decision to let Danny play tackle football. I question it too sometimes, but I cannot bring myself to tell him no. And the smile on his face when he is on the field lights up the world.

~Proud mom to #42 on the 7th grade team!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Proud Big Sister!

Megan, 9, suffered a stroke in utero and underwent a partial left hemispherectomy at the age of 15 months. She has also had tendon transfers on her right arm and leg, eye surgery and she wears a brace on her right leg and hand.

Megan doesn't know the word "can't" and we let her try anything she wants to try within limits!

Megan latest role is that of proud big sister! Baby sister Ashlynn was born in September of 2009 and as you can see from the photo, Megan loves her role as big sister!

~ Megan's proud mom