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Subject:  Re: A Little Bit on One of My Heros Date:  7/11/2005  5:09 PM
Author:  ptheland Number:  48340 of 53880

Thanks for that story about your li'l bro. It helps me tremendously.

My 5 year old son also has CP. It sounds like he's a bit more physically involved than your brother. He can't walk yet, although he loves to work at it. But he's a wiz in his chair - except for hills, but that will come with time.

He's also a charmer, and seems to have fairly typical intelligence. He starts kindergarten this year. We debated a bit along with the school, and decided to continue with special ed classes for another year - mainly because he still needs help with eating and the potty.

But I keep holding out hope for the future - the future that your brother has achieved. We're taking one thing at a time, but so far we have no reason to rule out attending a college graduation in 20 years or so.

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