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1 Think Good Thoughts

2 You can call me “Scooter…”

3 Normal pregnancy… …my lil’ pumpkin nice pants

4 February 2008 …before diagnosis

5 A day I will never forget… Diagnosis… Infantile Spasms May 1, 2008

6 “she looks through me…” “she holds her thumb between her fingers…” “she isn’t reaching for things…” “she isn’t cooing or smiling…” “hundreds of spasms/seizures daily…”

7 After two months on steroids… …July 2008

8 July 2008 Minnesota Epilepsy Group – St. Paul, MN …here for at least two weeks

9 Therapy begins…Heartland AEA …tri-stander for weight bearing exercise

10 Helmet to help shape her head… …January 2009

11 January 2009 G-tube August 2009 fundoplication …feeding by mouth was the last ‘typical’ act with my daughter

12 …trial and error …with a long list of medications… each with their own side effect…

13 Multiple ER visits Oxygen Respiratory Vest Treatments Pulse Ox Monitor Suction Nebulizer Treatments Motrin

14 “…911 what’s your emergency?” …my daughter isn’t breathing!

15 …she is my ROCKSTAR!!!

16 Smiles are few and far between… …but cherished!

17 …ABILITY Awareness …iPad learning! …school!

18 …ABILITY Awareness …every child deserves to play! …Miracle League!

19 …ABILITY Awareness …Dance Without Limits!

20 …ABILITY Awareness …Cheerleading!

21 …ABILITY Awareness Andrea will be participating in the 2013 Miss Amazing Pageant Council Bluffs, Iowa February 2

22 …Caring Santa 2012

23 Halloween…

24 My guardian angel… Grandma Hummel 1940-2010

25 Questions??? Check out… www.ithinkgoodthoughts.com


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