Cliff was born 9 weeks early and has had to work so hard for things that come "naturally" to most children. But that doesn't get him down! He does therapy 4x a week with a smile on his face (Most of the time. Hey, we ALL have our "days!"). Cliff is by far the hardest working person I have ever met. He has shown me what real "hard work" is. I could not imagine my life without him. Ross and I thank God everyday for blessing us with such an amazing little boy.
Cliff was born 9 weeks early. He fought to live and with God on his side, he won the fight....
and 18 days later Cliff came home! We finally felt like he was ours!
Cliff grew and grew, but he was not meeting his "milestones."
...but that did not stop Cliff from experiencing everything all children enjoy....Ross and I are determined that Cliff will do the things Cliff''s friends are able to do. (we make any accommodation he needs.)
Before we knew it, Cliff was ONE!
Cliff has always worked so hard during therapy. He began therapy at 4 months, before we knew it he had therapy 5x a week.
Cliff always keeps a smile on his face!
... and then he was TWO!
Cliff is loved by soooo many people!
Cliff fights through tears sometimes, but he does not give up!
Cliff's latest accomplishment! Crawling on hands and knees is HUGE for him! He is so proud and we are too!
Cliff working hard to learn how to walk. This child is determined, we are determined. He will walk.
Cliff has been approved for a life changing operation. It is called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. Dr Park, the best Neurosurgeon in the whole wide world, will go into Cliff's spinal cord and actually cut the nerves causing his spasticity (tightness in his legs). More information about it can be found here. We will be going to St. Louis, MO this November for Cliff's surgery. We are so thankful that by accident I happened to pull up the website above. God really works in mysterious ways! We are hopeful, excited, thrilled, and terrified. Please keep Cliff in your prayers as he has a long road ahead of him. This is just the beginning of a new journey, a better journey, because with this surgery, Cliff will have the ability to walk.