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Shawn, originally New Yorker, transported to Tennessee for a few years, chased the love of his life in Iowa, only to move her back to Tennessee. Rachael, small town Iowa girl that traveled the globe to find her love in Tennessee. Little did we know how much our lives would change when Little Miss Magdalyn Joy entered the world. Join our journey through the unknown of Maggie's medical issues, known truths of God, and the nuts and bolts of life.


Therapy for Mags and she'd love your help!!

Wowzers...it's been over a year since I posted on the blog!  I have kind of kept up on FB, but I think my lil M & M have kept me a little busy!!  Promise...I'll try to get back to posting on the blog.

It has been so much fun to see Maggie’s development over the past couple of months.  Throughout our journey, I have explored the concepts of an interesting therapy.  It is called ABM (Anat Baniel Method).  I read the book “Kids Beyond Limits” early on and have tried to implement many of the principles as I work with Maggie.  In May I, along with other special needs moms and Maggie’s home physical therapist, had the opportunity to attend a workshop to gain some more insight.  Lucky for us Maggie was also used as a demonstration model with Anat herself.  We noticed changes with Maggie’s posture and neck after this one session.
Over the past few months, our PT has been strategic in working with Maggie and applying techniques similar to ABM.  Amazingly, with these techniques, we rejoiced at Maggie “finding” her hands, making the neural connections for her brain to acknowledge that her hands are attached!  Tears flowed as we watched her explore this new part of her body.  Clearly, the connection has been made and the awesome thing is that it has sustained.  She continues to have them in a relaxed posture and attempt move them regularly.
The next 2 weeks Maggie is on fall break from school.  We all agree that the learning switch is on and it is a prime time for this therapy.  ABM therapists have found that doing intensives with 2 sessions a day for clustered days can be most effective with kids.  So, we have her signed up for 10 sessions over the next 2 weeks of her fall break.  We are extremely excited to see the progress she will make over these 2 weeks.
Please consider helping us out.
1) praying for Maggie to be in therapy mode, ready to learn and make connections.  Also…for endurance for Maggie, Maddox, and myself over the coming weeks.  We will be driving north of Denver for a morning session and then north downtown Denver area for an afternoon session with another therapist (variety is good too)
2) financially…These intensives will cost around $1000 for these 2 weeks.  Since we have moved to Colorado, my extra income has allowed us to pay for her weekly IMT therapy, keeping her red card active (doctor’s visits, etc), obtaining her oil, and weekly travel expensess for therapy.  However, with a big intensive expense like this we would love some help from all of Maggie’s friends and family.  Her paypal is miracle4maggie@gmail.com.
In other news...Maggie is in preschool and she has been doing awesome!!  We have also spent lots of time with Grandma's and Grandpa's over the past few months as I type this sitting next to Grandma Carla!