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Happy 3rd Birthday Delaney!!

Posted by Team Do It For Delaney on July 7, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (3)

As Delaney had her third birthday, it is only natural to reflect on how far she has come and how far she still has to go to live and fuction as a little girl instead of a baby. Most parents usually have the satisfaction of knowing that much of the reistance of the 2-year old is behind them. Their tremendous increase in vocabulary and facility in speaking that has taken place between ages two and three. Toddling has become walking, little hands are stacking blocks and self feeding and toilet t...

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Giants game!

Posted by Team Do It For Delaney on May 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It was so nice of Uncle B to take Delaney, and Jacob (her cousin) to the Giants game. Daddy met them after work to catch some of the game. She loves being outside as you can tell. We have been blessed with such a happy camper. GO GIANTS!

Meeting new friends

Posted by Team Do It For Delaney on April 25, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We had a great time at Sweatin for Sammy on Saturday. We met this wonderful companion dog named Delta and her handler Pamela. Delaney loves dogs and it would be awesome to have a dog that could help Delaney. Too bad she isn't eligible until she is 5. I hope the girls can wait that long. We promised them we would get a dog when Delaney could walk so they have been really helping with her physical therapy. They are such great big sisters!

 

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Working Hard!

Posted by Team Do It For Delaney on April 25, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Delaney is working really hard on the parallel bars with her Physical Therapist (Rachel) trying to get her balance and take steps. I didn't realize how much work goes into walking. Getting your brain to tell your body to move, coordinating all your muscles, shifting your weight and finding your balance. As parents, it's our job to tell our kids to never give up, but it's an indescribable sense of pride when our kids show us exactly how to do it. So, if Delaney can do it for herse...

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Loving a Child Who Cannot Speak

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I have a daughter and she is nonverbal. It is one of the most difficult portions of my life. When the tears fall it becomes a guessing game. When we miss the mark of the needs the tears become screams. The frustration that mounts for everyone is intense. That screaming can last for what feels like an eternity. What ends it? Her resignation. She has no choice but to quit. Nobody is answering her need. Because we don't even know what it is.

Imagine all...

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