Monday, January 26, 2009

Spina Bifida Monday

I'll try something new. Every Monday, I will try to highlight some facet of Spina Bifida. Today its a motivational clip on a young girl living with Spina Bifida.

I was talking to someone today about Esra's potential and what the future has in store for her. Its hard to know how her spina bifida will affect her long-term. But that won't stop us from doing as much as we can to give her chances grow and learn. I have a list of ideas in my head of what we can do with Esra after seeing this clip about a little girl born with Spina Bifida.

Just like Esra, her impaired nervous system prevents her from using her legs to walk. Her name is Abigail and her family has encouraged her everyday. They are accentuating every part of today and helping their daughter and sister succeed and find happiness. I am so impressed by Abigail's abilities and her eloquence, daring and strength. She swims competitively and is trying other sports. I would love for Esra to meet Abigail and other children like her.

3 comments:

Beloved Husband said...

Peggy,

Here's another inspirational vignette. Dr. Muraszko has overcome Spina Bifida to become chair of the University of Michigan Neurosurgery department.

http://www2.med.umich.edu/departments/neurosurgery/providers/provider_profile.cfm?individual_id=11436

Melvin and Carly said...

What a great post, Peg. Seems like Abigail has a wonderfully supportive family who can help her achieve new heights. Just like Esra does. No doubt she will benefit from your efforts as her advocate and mother. I expect we'll be seeing clips of her on YouTube some day!

Erin said...

WOW, Peggy. I cannot believe I've been so out of touch lately. I've been a major blog-slacker, & catching up is a daunting thing sometimes. I cannot believe all the recent happenings with you guys!!! And I am SOOOOO incredibly glad Esra is okay. What a scary roller coaster for all of you (no pun intended there). I miss you, hope you're doing good, & not getting too blue with the cold weather. Love you.