Posts tagged "Humor"

Resiliency, A portrait of strength

Resiliency, A portrait of strength
Scoliosis, as conditions go, tries to rob children of basic function.  It attempts to cripple their bodies, crush their heart and lungs, and impede their development.  For all it tries to rob from these infants, toddlers and young adults they are resilient.  They are in a word, fierce!  My friend Amy recently sent me an... Read more »

I'll get by with a little help from my friends

I'll get by with a little help from my friends
  Monday brought the end to Magic week and the beginning of our next 12 weeks in cast world.  We woke at a not so nice 4:30 a.m. in our home away from home, The Carleton of Oak Park.  I started my morning with a text from fellow Lucky Cast Club mom, Sarah from Manhatten,IL. ... Read more »

Stop the Stupidity: One parents answer to recent adoption questions.

I am an avid reader. I love to read anything my friends and colleagues have to write. Two days ago I was reading one of my friends blogs and was completely outraged by what she had just endured at the hands of ignorance. I was going to attempt to paraphrase what she wrote, but that... Read more »
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He just can't wait to be king!

He just can't wait to be king!
My tiny Iron Will sits in our bed watching Backyardigans.  His tiny legs are twisted into a pretzel and pulled up to his shoulders.  He is bendy and oh so beautiful.  A few hours later I find him on top of the dining room table eye balling the chandelier that hangs over my table.  “No... Read more »

The Mental Roller Coaster...Ah you got us on this one Scoliosis

Guest Contributor: Chrissy Miller Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait for Christmas morning to open that very present you’d been hoping and asking for since summer?  You included it in your” Dear Santa” letter, left hints to Mom and Dad about it and urged every relative you knew who would listen,... Read more »

Celebrating the everyday heros at Chicago Shriner's Hospital for Children

Celebrating the everyday heros at Chicago Shriner's Hospital for Children
When I was young we would attend a circus each November with my Grandma and Aunt. It was the Hadi Shriner Circus. I always loved those circus people with the funny hats. It was truly a magical place and a magical time for my sis and I. Our Aunt would spoil us with anything our... Read more »
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Dear John Scoliosis,

For those of you just getting to know me, I am a facebook fanatic.  It pains me to say this but it’s how I stay connected to families in the Lucky Cast Club including those of us from Chicago Shriner’s Hospital for Children as well as families from many other centers across the country.  I find... Read more »

The Cast Curse

The Cast Curse
Hopefully you survived the first post and have agreed to stay with us for more Suck It, Scoliosis.  You learned from meeting our curvy crew we chose casting as our treatment modality.  Although this method of treatment is the best course of action for infants and toddlers, it is not as widely used for children with... Read more »