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 www.harrold.janet@gmail.com

Monday, March 19, 2012

The kindness of others

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.
The idea of seeing Hailey be able to troll around on a bike like other children is heartwarming for me. She was so excited to sit on it. Unfortunately we discovered that Hailey is too small for this bike right now, but at least we have it to look forward to in the future. A very special thanks to the entire Jamison family for their kindness and their generosity. I know Hailey is going to enjoy her new bike as soon as she can reach the pedals! Hailey and Grampy trying to fix the pedals so that Hailey could ride it
Look at her desperately trying to make it work


  1. Love the pictures, bummed that she can't reach the pedals right now. I can tell that she is ready to go go go! Here is a contact number, maybe he can help.
    James Wall
    Senior Account Representative
    Eastern United States & Maritimes
    Cell: (204) 770-3149
    E-mail: James@freedomconcepts.com

  2. How sweet that she is so excited about working on the bike with her Grampy. I hope she gets to ride it soon!