Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kennedy Krieger in April


Dorothy Hamill! Can you believe it?! Notice the excitement in Jade's face!


Erin is standing with long leg braces. While the braces hold her knees straight, she still has to control her trunk and hips. Way to go!


This is our friend Alec. We met him about a year and a half ago, and he has come a long way. Oh, by the way, he is as tall as Erin, and he's almost 2 years younger than her.


New friends Abbi and Michael. They were so much fun!


Erin doing a push-up in her RGO. I'm pretty sure that's better than most adults can do!


This was just too cute not to post! :0)


Is this Pippi Longstocking?


Jade, our future hurdles star. She really does need to be in track... always running.


Erin LOVES the little ones! She especially likes to help them if she can.


Erin is sitting up nice and tall, without her TLSO (brace) on. Looking great!


Jade and Brenden, Alec's little brother. Jade and Erin adore him, and I think the feeling is mutual. Jade really was excited to do this, I just caught her when she wasn't looking at the camera.


Bubbles


Taylor doing therapy, trying to balance and toss a beanbag.


Hanging out (Michael, Jade, Jacob, Abbi, and Taylor)


Erin walking on the treadmill in the Lite Gait with her stuffed dog SOLOMON looking on.


Walking with Miss Robin. They have so much fun together!


Taking a break from walking with SOLOMON. Just like her service dog will, SOLOMON went everywhere with her.


Brenden giving Erin some encouragement and a pep talk.


Doing what most girls like to do: putting on fingernail polish. Great idea Miss Robin!

8 comments:

Catherine G said...

Great photos! Looks like all the girls were working so hard. I just had to post because i couldn't believe the photo of Erin doing the press-up - that's amazing and there is no way i could possibly do that!
Best wished to you all and hoping the sickness leaves your house for good super soon!

Tara said...

These are all so cute. Say hi to everyone for me!

Katja mit Fabian und Florian said...

Hi from Germany,

super photos!

Your blog is very intersting!

My son, Fabian, age 10, is wheelchair bound since he fell from a tree two years ago.

It was a very hard time for all of us after Fabians accident. The moment when the doctor told us, that Fabian is paralyzed and the moment when we must told him that he never walk again, was so terrible. Especially terrible was the day, when Fabian got his first wheelchair. I still cry when I saw him sitting in his wheelchair at the first time.

But Fabian is so brave! I am so proud of him.

Since his accident Fabian visits a school for special needs kids. All other kids in his class are disabled, too. The most kids must use a wheelchair, tree kids can walk with a walker / quad canes.

Every Saturday Fabian visits a sport group for children in wheelchairs. Two hours they play together in their wheelchairs. It is so funny for the kids.

Two month ago he got a new “Spidermann”-wheelchair. If you are interest I will send you some photos of him in his new wheelchair.

Best wishes Katja
(Katja.Kretzler@web.de)

Alyson said...

Your family is absolutely beautiful!!!

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