Every movement Riley makes takes incredible effort. In the past year, John and I have marveled at his new skill: Riley at the age of eight learned to lift his left arm up to his face and with the back of his wrist rub his own eyes. Now, depending on your experiences this is either the one of the saddest skills you have ever heard or you are at this moment incredibly jealous that my child can now rub his own eyes when they itch. What is life like if you cannot do this for yourself.
If you can relate to this being an amazing milestone, you understand the difficulty of meeting therapy goals in order to qualify to keep therapy. Our goal will not keep us in therapy. But our goal does show that Riley is working and working hard to improve his abilities.
Are you ready? Here it is. While maintaining a weight bearing position on his elbows, Riley held is head up without help for 10 seconds. 10 Seconds! It's a beautiful moment to see my child improve and become stronger.
Next, we get to maintain this ability. So much work to do.
To do all he does, Riley is Superman.
We are all special... by Stacie Wiesenbaugh
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