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Let me tell you something about this kid right here and the HEART that he has.
Last Monday, four days before the trip to Paris we had planned for six months - which was basically the entirety of his Christmas present from me -
He falls in the hallway at school and suffers what the orthopedist immediately diagnoses as a likely torn ACL. Knee swells up like a grapefruit and he can’t bend, straighten, or put weight on it.
Some kids his age would have cried and said they can’t deal with a trip to a foreign country that requires them to walk with assistance.
He said “mom, we are survivors. We just figure it the fuck out”. And so we have. We got a custom made knee brace, crutches, and with the help of a few friends from my work - a beautiful handmade cane to help him walk.
The brace chafes, his “good” leg gets tired, the crutches and cane limit his ability to navigate spaces easily. But we are having an amazing time and he soldiers right along. We have taken things a bit slower, but it has let us enjoy our time here and just be open to whatever experience comes up.
I will forever be in awe of this human. His spirit is everything I wish I could be. #inspiration #mamasboy #downnotout #perserverence #determination #soldier #travel #motivation #inspo #mylove #myheart #motherhood #son #momstuff #paris #love #family at Jim Morrison's Grave