Charlie and Kenna's Kids

Its been a while since I've shared an update on Charlie.  As most of my long-time readers know, Charlie had a stroke before he was born, the effects of which cause him lots of physical delays.  He's almost 18 months old, but cannot use words, sit up or crawl.  The stroke was on the right side of his brain, which means that his left side is somewhat rigid and his left hand is usually balled in a fist.  Charlie has been in physical therapy since he was seven weeks old and he will continue to attend therapy sessions for most of his young life.

Charlie's physical therapy is going very well since we last checked in and just this week he said, "Mama" for the first time!  (Well.... its was more like, "mamamama" - but I'll take it!)  It was pure joy hearing my name come out of Charlie's mouth.  Charlie has also recovered beautifully from the skull surgery he had last August.  His scar is totally invisible and he has no traces of his former head shape, which was small and pinched due to a condition he had called Craniosynostosis

Tomorrow, Charlie has an MRI, his first in over a year.  Doctors are going to look at the stroke site and also assess whether Charlie has had any recent seizure activity.  Then on Saturday, Charlie will be having a full physical assessment to determine his next phase of physical and speech therapy.  But Charlie also has some very exciting news to share with you!

We're so excited that Charlie has this wonderful new opportunity.  With the help of Kenna's Kids, Charlie will have access to a larger variety of therapies and Kenna's Kids maybe even help us pay off some of our outstanding medical bills!  Feel free to visit Kenna's Kids at to find out more about Charlie's new advocates and how they are preparing to help.  And as always, you can stay connected through Charlie's blog, Help Charlie Heal.

I cannot express my deep gratitude to you, dear readers, who have supported my family, loved Charlie from afar and buoyed me with your words of inspiration and thoughtful messages.  It has meant the world to me.  And thank you to Kenna's Kids for choosing Charlie.  I have a feeling, things are about to get a lot better. 

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