Posts tagged "Chicago Shriners"

A Superhero's Story: Meet Jackson

A Superhero's Story: Meet Jackson
On March 10, 2008, I gave birth to twins. Both miracles. Both beautiful gifts of Love and Light that changed my world forever. I didn’t know then, that I had brought into the world a Superhero who would alter the lives of so many with his gifts and his example. It is hard to believe... Read more »

Old Eggs: There goes that theory...

Old Eggs: There goes that theory...
If you have been following us for a while the you know I have a wild imagination.  With the diagnosis “Idiopathic Infantile Scoliosis” comes the need to find out the Idiopathic part of their world. I don’t like the no answer, answer to why my son has Scoliosis.  I have researched family history looking for a... Read more »

Straight Up: A Birthday wish granted!

Straight Up: A Birthday wish granted!
For so many of our children, more birthdays have been spent in cast than out.  Their tiny spines, tethered at an early age, just as you would tether a sampling to allow it time to grow straight and tall.  Starting early is their chance for a life free from their protective coverings.  A chance, not... Read more »
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Mind over Matter

Mind over Matter
My favorite scheduler from my favorite hospital called this week for our next date.  Lucky #12 will come April 16, 2012.  We were already prepared for this date.  It was one of the few times we have actually needed a specific date.  Big Brother will see the Shriner’s Hospital Neurologist on April 17th.  We are... Read more »

Follow that sunshine!

Follow that sunshine!
Each child is unique.  There is no two spines exactly the same.  For one we will find Joy the other we may meet pain.  I know this all to well.  The ying and yang of this thing called scoliosis.  Although I am feeling the pain some of my friends are experiencing, I can’t allow that... Read more »

The Firm...a.k.a Lucky Cast Club

The Firm...a.k.a Lucky Cast Club
I want to start this post by saying MASSIMO fought Infantile Scoliosis and set it STRAIGHT!  I love this kind of news!  0 in cast, 0 out of cast.  It was a long process with ups and downs but he is Super Massi and reached the path to a new journey.  He and his super... Read more »
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We're alright, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Chicago!

We're alright, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Chicago!
As I sit at my computer to write of the weekend that ended today with a new cast, exhaustion is the first thing that comes to mind.  I am tired.  That is not to say the weekend wasn’t truly wonderful, it was just tiring.  With any good exhaustion comes limited thought process.  I’m all, I’m... Read more »

Home away from home

      The countdown has begun once again for travels north to our home away from home.  This time tomorrow we will be somewhere near the half way point and we are actually looking forward to our return even though it will involve another round of casting for Iron Will.  It’s funny after two years of... Read more »

I need a Date

It seems my life revolves around a date.  Not the cool get ready and shave your legs kind of date, but an actual calendar date.  I am talking one day every 12 weeks of scheduled surgery time at Chicago Shriner’s Hospital.  Now these people are all rockstars.  They have been members of our family for... Read more »
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Is the cast still Lucky?

By name alone, The Lucky Cast Club, may be deceiving.  It may elude to the conclusion that all stories have happy endings with families moving on to a brace and then eventually families are free of everything.  The miracle cure.  I have been around the block a couple times and have friends who know for... Read more »