I’m so proud of my daughter for competing for Little Miss Delaware! She did such a great job up on that stage. It reminded me of when we thought she wouldn’t be able to walk at sixteen months. It was a devastating doctors appointment. They told me that since she could pull herself to a standing position, they would order leg braces for her and she’d have to be measured. The wait list for a physical therapy examination was a year long. I knew I wasn’t going to wait a year to help my child, so I got on the internet determined to find a solution. I found an article that stated gymnastics was a great way to supplement physical therapy. I signed up for mommy and me classes and my daughter sincerely had a BLAST! But I wasn’t really seeing much change. Seventeen months, eighteen months, nineteen months and still my daughter could not walk. She could pull herself to stand and then stand alone. That’s all. By twenty months, I had resigned myself to having a child with limited mobility. She was scheduled to be measured for her braces at 22 months, and simply waited for that day to come, even as she fully participated in her gymnastics classes. Amazingly at 21 months, my daughter began walking on her own and she hasn’t stopped since. Oh yeah, and she’s a gold level gymnast, a level 2 cechetti ballet student, a pianist, an adventurer scout, and just an all around miracle.
Hello and welcome to Share! Thank you for sharing your amazing girl with us! It's great to hear how well she's doing after such a difficult beginning. She sounds like a true warrior.
Looking forward to reading more about her and her adventures.
All the best,
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