The type of CP he has is called Spastic Diplegia.
This type of CP effects his legs, which is why he is has not been able to walk YET.
Although I do not blog about Cliff’s CP all of the time , I do mention it from time to time. It is not that I am ashamed of his disability, but Ross and I do not allow Cliff’s CP to control his life. From the moment we heard the diagnosis, we decided that we would do everything in our power to help Cliff have all of the opportunities any child would have. It is not that we are trying to ignore the fact that Cliff has Cerebral Palsy but we feel that Cliff deserves to have as much of a “normal” childhood as possible.
Ross and I often get the “I’m so sorry, that is so sad” face when people learn that Cliff has CP. Sometimes I almost burst out laughing at these people because Ross and I feel that we are so blessed to be Cliff’s parents and to have him in our lives. The thought that his disability is “sad” is so silly to us because he has bought such a wonderful light into our lives. We are so thankful that God blessed us with such a bright little boy. He amazes us everyday.
Cliff taught us so many lessons in his three years on earth. He taught us to trust God, and I mean really TRUST God. He shows us on a daily basis what “hard work” really is. He taught us not to take anything for granted. Simple tasks that we do without even thinking about are extremely difficult for him to accomplish. But most of all, he strengthened our relationship with the Lord. And for that we are ever so thankful.
Cliff had this life-changing surgery November 23, 2010. I will share with you our journey through the surgery, Cliff’s recovery and his many accomplishments in the months to come. Thank you all for your support and prayers, it means more to us than you’ll ever know!