Though slightly later than we had expected (they got in touch when we were just back from Bristol ),Thomas has been nominated Superstar of the week by Tree of Hope, the charity we are registered with. Nice.
Courtney, the young woman in this video is my hero. It was a video she courageously shared back in March, of her own journey of living with spasticity that got me to where I needed to be to go ahead with the surgery for Thomas. I will be forever grateful to her for giving me that strength to know that it was the right thing to do. I genuinely felt a part of me was dying inside with the weight of making such a decision.
She has just had the same surgery as Thomas, SDR, but in the States. She is 19 and raised the money she needed herself.
One day I hope we shall have the good fortune to meet her in person so I can thank her for what she gave me, what she has ultimately given Thomas. This is why she is my hero.
10 weeks Post SDR and we walked in to school after having a an hour of physio USING OUR STICKS! I don’t think we are quite back to our pre-op strength yet but we are close and he is trying so hard. We are going to keep working hard for the next four weeks and then all have a well deserved break over Christmas and New Year – I can’t wait!!!
A warm thank you to Dave and Sophie for letting us hold the raffle again this year at their fabulous Sunday Sessions at Florence Park Community Centre. We had a lovely afternoon listening to the incredible pianist Andy Quin and eating cake. A huge thank you also to Jolly Post Boys for their generous gift of a Family Sunday Lunch voucher to help draw the crowds to the raffle. We raised £83.00 towards Thomas’ post -op therapy! Enjoy your prizes and hope to see you in February for the next session.