Monday, June 6, 2011

June 25 is a big day for our familyJ Benjamin has been invited to be the event champion in the Fraser Valley Child Development walk! This is a 1km walk/run/roll or a 5km walk. We are hoping to do the 1 km walk & have Benjamin walk in his walker if he is strong enough by then. We are working on building up his strength so that he will be able to do this.

For those of you who don’t know what the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre is I’ll explain. This is a center in Chilliwack & Abbotsford that helps kids with disabilities shine. For Benjamin they have been fundamental in helping him with physio, speech, and occupational therapy. Kim, our physiotherapist has worked a lot with Benjamin in the past to help him be able to sit up, walk, etc. Right now she is coming to our house every 2-3 weeks to work on stretching & walking with Benjamin since he has to build up his strength again after being in the hospital for so long. Our speech therapist has been working with Benjamin & Kyle on their speech and they have come a long way since they started working with her. Our occupational therapist has done many things for us. Right now she is new to the center and is working on a strap for Benjamin to sit on a regular chair at the kitchen table. Since boosters don’t work for him, we have had to come up with another idea and I came up with the idea of a strap but it wasn’t working so she is going to sew a special one for Benjamin.

The Fraser Valley Child Development Center is a great place full of great people who will go out of their way to help us. Will you consider donating to this great event? If you would like to donate please contact me:) All donations need to be in by June 25.

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