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Thoughts on perseverance and preemies

Motor skills do not come easy for many preemies. Kids with congenital heart disease also have issues with muscle tone. So, poor Oliver, doubly cursed (birth weight 783 g with pulmonary regurgitation, a now repaired ASD, and right ventricular hypertrophy) … Continue reading

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A lesson on perseverance from my son with cerebral palsy

Thump, thump, kerthump. Thump, thump, kerthump. There is a strange sound emanating from the hallway. It’s more of a series of sounds, of thuds, punctuated by an odd, louder noise. The hallway is narrow, not much room for a five-year-old … Continue reading

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A long run: thoughts on prematurity and running

Back in the before time I ran. I was not a particularly fast runner nor a happy one. While I appreciated the health benefits, I complained about my tired legs, my sore feet, and just about everything else. I managed … Continue reading

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