Kim Mory via Crowdrise
May 13, 2014
BENEFITING: CHILDREN'S HEMIPLEGIA AND STROKE ASSN.
We can't believe Mikey and Brandon are 3 years old already! It seems like only yesterday they completed our family & made us the happiest parents ever.
We learned a few months into our journey as a new family that Mikey had a stroke before he was born and as a result he has right-sided hemiplegia which is a form of cerebral palsy. He has had speech, occupational and physical therapies since he was 8 months old, and although he still has delays, he can now run, jump and talk! He is a our little hero who has survived a stroke & makes us laugh and smile everyday. Mikey just started pre-school and we're so happy with how well he's adjusting to school. Brandon continues to be Mikey's best buddy and biggest motivator as we seeing Mikey accomplishing milestones in his own time.
May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. Most people are not aware that babies can have strokes, and those who actually survive the strokes will have a lifetime of challenges ahead of them. If these little stroke survivors can do some of the difficult things they do every single day of their lives, then we can do something to honor them for 31 days. For our Streak for Strokes, we are committing to a streak of eating well and exercising for the month of May. We will each be working out every day & committing to a healthy lifestyle all month long. Won't you join us in our streak? Do something for the 31 days in May that challenges you. We would be so thrilled if you could honor Mikey and acknowledge the difficulites he faces every day.
Please consider supporting us and make a donation to CHASA (Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association) in Mikey's honor to help CHASA spread awareness and help families affected by pediatric stroke.
We are also organizing a Pediatric Stroke Awareness Day at the Somerset Patriots ballpark on Sunday, May 18 at the 1:05 pm game. It will be a fun day for a great cause. Please check out our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/554021781378376/ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. We'd love to see everybody at the ballpark!