The last couple of weeks have been full of ups and downs for my granddaughter Rainy. Since I'm often asked about her and how's she's doing, I thought I'd share just a little bit today.
Rainy has a cyst on her brain. She's suffered brain damage and other medical issues. She is often sick, has had over 25 brain related surgeries, and endures a lot of pain. Because of all of this, Rainy has weekly physical therapy at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. It's a pretty fantastic place, with a lot of great people. Here's a shot of Rainy getting some balance therapy and her brothers Max and Fox waiting for the hospital trip to come to an end.
This last week has been really hard for Rainy and for the family, but after physical therapy there was a moment of positive pay-off for everyone. Here are a few snaps of the kids having fun at one of the downtown water parks. Wish I could have been there.
Every day is a special gift. We're none of us here for long. Cherish the moments!