Posts tagged "Shriners Hospital for Children Chicago"

Take a Bow

Take a Bow
I must preface this post.  In the past few months some of our dear friends have received devastating news.  I have been fighting survivors guilt of sorts; no matter how I feel or have felt, it in no way compares or diminishes their change of events.  We love you all and you know who you... Read more »

Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!

Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!
Guest Post Written by Chrissy Miller, Mom to Superhero Jackson, Cameron & Natalie   When you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, an illness or a life-changing event, it’s difficult to find peace in it and understand its magnitude or meaning. Sometimes, it take years to be able to look at the shadow with resolve, restitution... Read more »

Dear Self...Lessons learned 3.5 years post diagnosis

With a steady influx of families new to this diagnosis, it takes you back to  the early days of uncertainty and shear terror at what lies ahead.  I have spent so much time looking forward that looking back is often too painful to face.  I remember the first few years as a constant roller coaster... Read more »
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When bad skin, happens to a good cast.

Jimmy Greenfield, our beloved leader at Chicago Now, posted today the statement, there are two kinds of bloggers, those who blog and blog consistently and those who don’t.  I am the latter as of late and don’t want to be this person.  I have let life get in the way of what I want to... Read more »

How many more sleeps? Even Infantile Scoliosis eventually grows up!

Casting a very aware 4 year old is vastly different from our experience casting an infant.  This morning the questioning once again started, “How many more sleeps until my cast off party?” I pull my phone from my pocket and answer, “ 14 more sleeps William.” He then goes through the process, “then you will cut... Read more »

I wish you enough

I wish you enough
Sitting down to write the 100th post for Suck it, Scoliosis, it seems so appropriate to meet this milestone just a week after our 3 year anniversary, 1 week after returning home from an unbelievable weekend for my Lucky Cast Club sisters.  Humble is the primary word that comes to mind when I look back on our journey. ... Read more »
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Hold the iPad, I am giving the gift of Hope this holiday season

Hold the iPad, I am giving the gift of Hope this holiday season
Cast 14 has come and gone.  We were met with expected news; no change…see you in 12 weeks.  In the back of our minds, the glimmer of hope sat dormant.  Afraid to hope too much for a reprieve from our 4th year of casting, yet some shards still manage to hit barbed in your outer shell at... Read more »

Time: The gift that keeps on giving.

I know I am a scoliosis blog and I have to say today I should be writing a post about preparing for what will be our 14th cast, in 3+ years of casting.  We leave tomorrow for our home away from home, the beautiful Windy City awaiting our arrival.  As of this morning, my home... Read more »

Finding your own path

We have a influx of new families in the Lucky Cast Club the past few weeks.  New families mean new little ones starting their casting journey.  Such a mix of emotions.  I am grateful our hospitals respect our group enough to share the Lucky Cast Club.  It is also very nice to know they are... Read more »
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A little bit tortoise, a little bit hare.

Since we started casting I have been indoctrinated with the correct analogies, explanations, etc… for Progressive Infantile Scoliosis & Mehta Casting.  My clients all work in Network Marketing and are leaders in both their industry and company.  I have heard their simple explanations of what it is they do hundreds of times and always marvel... Read more »