courtney busts a move...or two...

For those of you who have been long time readers here at PP, you know the story of my second child, my daughter Courtney Elizabeth. When she was five weeks old she began having seizures. IN the last nineteen years she has seen every specialist, taken every seizure med available on market, and we even tried alternative therapies. The seizures still come everyday. Due to medical interventions as well as lack of oxygen over the years, Miss Courtney's development is profoundly delayed. As of last year she is the developmental age of a 9-12 month old child. She is cortically blind and non-ambulatory. She will never walk on her own.

That doesn't mean my girl can't move...

Part of her therapy at school is to use a gait-trainer (it's like a big walker) that allows her to stand and when she feels strong enough, actually take a step or two. Over the last four or five years , Courtney's overall health has gotten worse and her leg strength is not what it once was. So, after much discussion with her therapy team it was decided that she needed to get on her feet every single day to help her increase her muscle tone and allow her to bear weight to help with bone density. Some days she just stands there, other days she takes a step or two. Then there are days like today...


I cannot fully express how I feel when I get to see her move like this. My daughter will never run or skip or jump. She will never play soccer or basketball like her mother. She will never get up dance just for fun. But some days she will put one foot in front of the other and make her mother a believer in miracles once more.

God is good...one step at a time!

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