A place to show my love for my granddaughter who lives with Cerebral Palsy and my passion for painting. In an effort of raising awareness for C.P. every painting brush stroke I make on raw canvas is a stroke of love, as I discretely paint a green C.P. awareness ribbon in every piece. Can you find them?Do you know someone who would like to have a painting done? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 19, 2012
If it is one thing that i’ve learned on this special needs journey / belonging to this very special and exclusive club. Is that the many families that we have met, believe it or not on the internet, whether we met them networking, blogging, or even on facebook, we have met some of the most very special friends who’s love and compassion knows no limit. Are family is very grateful today for the kindness of A loving family that Natalie met on Facebook. On Sunday we took an 8 hour road trip to Peru Maine to pick up an Adaptive Bike that the Jamison Family so graciously gave to Hailey. The beautiful young girl who formerly owned the bike has the same type of C.P. that Hailey has, she no longer uses the bike and her mom asked if Hailey could use it! We were thrilled. (Thank you Erica). We have been looking for a bike for Hailey for some time now, this has proven to be an EXTREMELY DIFFICULT task. Hailey’s lack of core strength and mixed/low muscle tone makes it impossible for her to sit safely on just any bike, and the adaptive bikes typically cost thousands of dollars. We have been to a few bicycle shops trying to adapt or create our own bike to suit Hailey’s individual needs, but have been unsuccessful. So you can just imagine how happy we were to be given such a wonderful gift.
Friday, March 9, 2012
This Thursday Hailey will become a big sister! Everyone is very excited/nervous, excited/nervous, excited and nervous. Sure i'm excited for my new grandson to enter this world, but also because I am going to be able to spend some quality time with Hailey. I have taken my vacation in ½ days so that I will be able to spread my vacation time throughout several weeks and be of more help to my family (Thank you Richard) I thought I could take advantage of this time off to do some of the things with Hailey that I never have the time to do. For several months i’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out some fun things to do while still incorporating therapy that she needs. Here are some of the activities that are on tap...we have signed her up for adaptive aquatics! Hailey loves to go in the water, and the heated pool is exactly what she needs to relax her tight muscles, only this time she will have a professional instructor working with her, instead of Grammy wading around in the pool. Ever since Hailey danced with Meghan at Impact Dance Co.