Tag Archives: cerebral palsy

World Stroke Day

Today is World Stroke Day. Twelve years ago I didn’t know there was a World Stroke Day. Twelve years ago I didn’t know babies and children could have strokes. Twelve years ago I didn’t know I would have a baby … Continue reading

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Kids Have Strokes, Babies Have Strokes, Even Unborn Babies Have Strokes…

Seriously. In fact, for infants under one month, strokes happen once in every 2,800 live births.  And for kids ages 1 to 18, they occur in 11 out of every 100,000 children. And Big Cutie is one of those survivors. … Continue reading

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Just Keep Swimming

Both Cuties tried out for and subsequently made their school swim team this fall.  It has been a terrific season so far, and they are getting so much out of being a part of this kind of team, working on … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

What I Did on My Summer Vacation By Alisha This summer The Cuties and I played in the sun; each and every day for 42 days with the exception of only two rainy days.  Thank you ever so much Mother … Continue reading

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A Whole New World

More than nine years ago we learned Big Cutie suffered a stroke in utero and had Cerebral Palsy as a result {you can read the full story here}.  About the same time, she started wearing her first DAFO leg brace … Continue reading

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A Special Day

Both my girls are having special days. And they are far away from me and while I’m a little choked up about it, I see what a great thing this is.  I’m far from ready for them to leave the … Continue reading

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Our 1st Tokyo Disney Experience

I can’t say I wasn’t warned, and yet nothing really prepared me for what Disney Tokyo really meant. But let me first share The Cuties’ experience and their happiness before I give you my commentary on the whole thing since … Continue reading

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A Glorious Day at the Pool

Big Cutie has been working hard at her swimming.  Please don’t underestimate the magnitude of that statement.  Lots of kids try hard, but swimming for Big Cutie is a particularly big challenge. Think about the motion of your freestyle swim … Continue reading

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Camp Visitation Day

Today was Parent’s Day at The Cutie’s summer camp. I know I’ve talked before about how much Cute Husband and I believe in the value of summer camp, but every time I get to head up for the day to … Continue reading

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Our Stroke Story

 Recently, a reader named Hilary left a comment on my post about Big Cutie getting her new leg brace.  She asked me a question and mentioned she also had a daughter who’d had a stroke.  I went to her blog … Continue reading

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