Recently I came across a couple videos on YouTube that I fell in love with & thought I’d share. They are of a kid named Owen (no, I don’t know him!) who has spina bifida. His spinal lesion was at L1, the highest lumbar vertebrae. This is much higher than what we’ve been told to expect Zoe’s at. In general, the lower the lesion the better. That’s why I love these videos-just goes to show you that kids are capable of achieving amazing things!
Plus-I am a sucker for the songs in these videos!
Here’s Owen first learning to walk:
Here he is again at two years old. Wait till you see the difference!
These videos are so encouraging to me-this mom was told her baby would never walk & he obviously proved his doctors wrong! I am realizing spina bifida is such an odd condition-unlike other medical disorders it is nearly impossible to predict exactly what these kids are capable of achieving. It is so variable!
My hope & prayer for baby Zoe is that she does exactly as Owen has-amazes everyone with how much she achieves in life. One day I pray she is able to tell the story of how far God has brought her, even from before she was born.
Speaking of her birth, I have about 14 weeks until she’s full-term. And I am so ready for that time to get here so we can meet Zoe, I can hold her & kiss her little cheeks just like I do Faith’s! 🙂