This week Cliff did AWESOME!
He never fails to amaze us!
He has been working really hard with his canes.
Also, Lisa did not put the lower half of the suit on him much this week because he is doing so well without it and it’s time to start “weaning” him off the suit since next week is his last week!
(See his scars from the PERCS surgery he had in May?!)
Here Cliff is working hard in Spider.
The bungees give him a little support and balance, but Cliff is really doing all the work!
I am still amazed to see a 4 year old work so hard and push himself to the max!
He never gives up!
His core is getting much stronger and he is standing up taller this week!
This week Cliff stood for 8 seconds without ANY support or braces on!!!!
We are sooooo proud of him!
Cliff is working hard on learning to shift his weight.
See that tongue sticking out?!
That means “THIS IS HARD!”
But he still pushes through!
(oh yea… and he is standing in spider ALL BY HIMSELF and shifting his weight!!!)
This is the pulley system used to strengthen and isolate certain muscles.
Cliff really likes “doing his exercises!”
This week the firemen came to share fire safety tips with the wonderful children at The Therapy Place.
Cliff was thrilled when they let him spray the fire hose!
This little boy is the hardest working individual I have ever met.
We are so so So proud of him.
Despite all the everyday struggles Cliff faces, he always has a smile on his face.
Words cannot express how much we love him!
He shows us on a daily basis what REAL hard work is!
My heart melts when I see the connection Cliff and Lisa have with each other!
It really is amazing and we are so blessed to have her work with Cliff!
Here is a video of Cliff walking with is canes ALL BY HIMSELF at the end of a three hour session last Thursday!
This video was taken at the end of him walking a LONG distance with his canes!
This video is tough to watch, but it really shows how hard Cliff works despite exhaustion and how determined he is to walk independently!
Even with all of the hard work, they still manage to have fun and lots of laughs:
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
2 Chronicles 15:7
*A HUGE thank you to the Therapy Place TheraSuit Facebook Page for allowing me to snake pictures of Cliff this week!