For those that don't know - my nephew had surgery a little over a month ago, and has been wearing full leg cast on both legs. As a 6 year old, this is a tough thing to deal with. But Tagen has been taking it all in stride. He does with everything, he is one great little trooper. This was to repair a few different things for him mainly the tendons in his legs and his arches in his feet. My sister could tell you all the medical talk, but for me that is all I can understand but I know it is much more detailed. Anyway he has been in full leg cast for over a month and just had them taken off and now has cast to his knees. He will wear those for 4-6 weeks, then braces, then they will evaluate from there.
I put out a request asking for cards from all over the world to give him something fun to look forward to, the plan is after the holidays to take them all in to school with a map and share them with all of the kids in his classes. It has been wonderful!! I have even had fun with it, as each day he received a card I would get a phone call from him with him telling me what the card looked like and where it was from. I got some pretty cute answers on a few. One he said it came all the way from across the big blue part of the map!! Wow! He is just too cute for words.
So from Tagen, my Sister and her husband, Tagen's Sisters who also have enjoyed helping find where the cards were from on the map. And especially from me - Thank you so much! The photo is an odd photo I know - this is one my sister sent me a couple of weeks after getting the cast. He was so proud he finally could lift the cast on his own and he yelled for her to come quick, she dropped everything and ran in a panic to find him on the sofa just like this screaming "Look Mom no Hands!" LOL He is a pretty funny kid. I love the socks on the tips of the cast, his toes kept getting cold....
The second photo is one we are very happy about as well. He takes horseback riding lessons as part of his therapy, it was thought he would have to give it up for a long time, and he loves it so much this was really sad. But no! He couldn't ride by himself, but he still got to ride!
Here is the list of Cards they have received so far -
Heidi Steinnebel – Pinckney MI
Heather Gigey Bend, Lanes, England
T. Traxler – Whitewater, WI
Holly Young – N Little Rock, AR
Kelly Scheiske – Cluny, Alberta Canada
Anita Autore – Turlock, CA
Diane Zechman – Towanda, PA
Heather Fullerton – Hillsborough, NB Canada
Debby Yutes – UK
Lori King – Cary NC
Jay Jay – Hamburg Germany
Amy Howell – La Vernia, TX
Donalda Cox – Brownstown, IN
Suzanne Lumber – Bristol UK
Saundra Vale – San Antonio, TX
Sarah Anderson – Oshkosh WI
Kirsten Sheridan – England
Shary – England
Cynde Shaw-Rogers – Sonora, CA
Ruby – Midlands UK England
Lynn Anderson – UK England
HUGE HUGS and-