Dec 26, 2008

A Miracle for Christmas

Today I seen my granddaughter walk for the first time. Just a few months ago she stood for the first time. She went to therapy for nearly 4 yrs. but the therapist said they were going to stop her therapy because she hadn't made any progress, and was unable to stand or walk, that was about a year and a half ago. My daughter and her family moved down to Ga. 1 yr. ago, and since then Katelyn has gotten new doctors and therapist. The found that she didn't have control a certain muscle that she needed to walk, so they designed braces specially for her needs. Katelyn is nearly 7 now. She spent the her whole life on the floor or in a wheelchair. She could crawl but could never stand, so I never seen her upright until today. Today was the first time I seen Katelyn walk, I couldn't help but cry, I tried to hold it in for her, but it was a very emotion moment for me. I was told about a month ago that she was starting to walk, but the school would keep her braces and walker and just send her wheelchair home. They said it was just too much to transport everyday. So since Katelyn liked walking at school, it was her choice to keep them there. Katelyn loves to sew and make dotee dolls with me, since she decided she wanted to come stay with me tonight, I think we'll make a valentine dotee together. I hope who ever receives her dotee in the swap loves it. here's a link to the youtube video if you'd like to see her.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwdBEjKo1XA

21 comments:

  1. Well that was a good cry!

    How could those doctors give up on her! The video should be sent to them! She is doing wonderful and looks so proud and happy!

    Donna, thank you for sharing your miracle with us!

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  2. Of course you couldn't help but cry... I cried with you as I watched her walk... What a beautiful miracle....
    I hope I get her Dotee doll so I can love it...

    Happy New Year

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  3. Thank God!! Miracles do happen all the time. I am so glad for your granddaughter. Tears are coming down my cheeks for her and you.

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  4. I just watched your video, and cried again. I can`t imagine the high you must have felt!
    I think she needs a huge cyber hug
    ((((((((((((((Katelyn))))))))))))))
    Tammy

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  5. Oh my goodness!! God is good! What a precious child....and that smile on her face was priceless! I couldn't hold my tears back, either. ((((Hugs))))

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  6. This is awesome news! What a wonderful miracle.

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  7. Oh Donna it was a christmas miracle and so touching a story thank you for making my day ...Lani

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  8. I guess my other one didn't make it.
    I wanted to say this was truly a Chrismas Miracle.
    I'm so happy for you and your family that it came to pass.
    Wonderful news.
    hugs,
    quiltbea

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  9. What a wonderful Christmas for you and your family. Especially for your granddaughter. May the blessings of the season continue for you and yours throughout the coming year.

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  10. That brought back memories. My daughter is 18 now, but didn't start walking until she was 7 also. She still has to wear AFO's (braces) but is able to do without the walker now.

    I have a huge smile on my face seeing this. Congratulations on your Christmas miracle. May the miracles keep coming in the year ahead!

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  11. What a fantastic Christmas present! Katelyn has to be thrilled! Tears of happiness for all of you.

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  12. What a precious Christmas gift for you to see her walk! I cried as I watched it too! Such a precious little girl!!
    Kristie

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  13. I cried! Thank you for sharing that wonderful video of Katelyn and your family watching on! We watched it a couple of times, the first time I was so teary I couldn't see it.

    This is a miracle, a beautiful miracle!

    Hugs!
    ~ Jes

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  14. my daughter and i watched it and we both had tears. go katelyn go.

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  15. What a wonderful Christmas present for you all, especially Katelyn. Here's to many more steps.

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  16. what an uplifting post and video - to show that with God all things are possible!!! What a beautiful girl she is... love her simle!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  17. Wow, that gave me goosebumps!! That smile on her face was just priceless. What a triumphant moment for her. Go Katelyn, Go!

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  18. What a beautiful miracle and a memory that you will hold in your heart forever. Aren't happy tears just the best!

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  19. What a wonderful Christmas this must have been to your family. Katelyn probably gave you the best Christmas present ever. What a brave girl she is!

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  20. How wonderful. What a fabulous hristmas present
    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  21. This really makes you see what is really important in life, doesn't it. Bless that little granddaughter. Thanks for sharing.
    Carline

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