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caudal regression syndrome

Happy National Walking Day

Today is National Walking Day . As it happens, Namine had physical therapy today, too. Namine tells anyone who will listen that her lifelong dream is to walk on her own. Because she was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, her legs cannot yet support her weight. She’s not about to let that stop her, though!

A wild ride

Namine likes to push the little shopping carts they have in grocery stores. They can be a little uncontrollable sometimes, though. (Sounds kind of like a ten year old I know.)

Dance studios and disability

Ellen Stumbo (whose blog you should be reading anyway, she’s excellent) writes about her negative experience in attempting to enroll her daughter who has Down Syndrome in dance class. (As usual, I have plenty to say on the topic too.)

To serve tennis

Namine learned to serve in her tennis lesson, and then played (and won) a match against her coach. (Ten points to the Hogwarts house of your choice if you got the reference.)