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“If I were to become a superhero, I’d want to become ‘The Flash!’ He moves fast and can run! I like superman too, but only in the movies. During my free time, I like to watch Korean shows and follow the interesting love stories!” Aron tel… Read more
“If I were to become a superhero, I’d want to become ‘The Flash!’ He moves fast and can run! I like superman too, but only in the movies. During my free time, I like to watch Korean shows and follow the interesting love stories!” Aron tells us.
Filled with a variety of interests in shows and movies to fill in his free time, “Aron is one of the most hard-working kids I know,” says his dad Archie. “At school, I usually answer questions on the board and my classmates help me out. I am good friends with my classmates and my cousins and often we chat,” Aron adds.
Surrounded with a great community of family and friends, Aron is able to live a happy life as he pushes through his hopes and dreams to be able to walk someday. Aron says, “I am happy to be the oldest child of six. My siblings are all mischievous, but I like that I get to lead them.”
“Even if Aron was born a premature baby with cerebral palsy, he has grown to become very responsible which I like about him. He likes to do things on his own,” adds Archie, who is so close to him, they almost look like brothers!
“Right now, I’m not able to walk on my own. I need assistance to get up and move around. The doctor said that if I really want to walk, I’m going to have to work hard after having surgery on my hips and knees. Someday, I’d really love to be able to run and play basketball!” hopes Aron.
We are encouraged to hear Aron’s dreams and his determination to do his part for his healing. The good news is we can help him as we pray and provide for his surgery!
We had a little “Jenga Therapy” with Aron today, as we jokingly called it. As we played, Aron opened up about the frustrations he feels. “Sometimes I’m really sad because it’s taking a long time, and it’s hard that I can’t use my left hand.” Aron’s nonstop smile makes it hard to believe that he ever feels down, but his vulnerability and honesty gave us a chance to encourage him. Although healing will take a while and involve a lot of hard work, results will come. It sounds like he’s up to the challenge!
As always, Aron had a huge smile rolling in for clinic and his smile got bigger (yes, that’s possible!) when he found out that his casts were coming off! Soon after, he was in physical therapy, which turned that huge smile upside down in the beginning when Alex did his stretches. Slowly stretching up to what Aron can do, he went home with exercises to get stronger the next time he comes by to visit!
Smiles never fade away from Aron every time we come by to see him. His entire crew in the room teased him and said, "it's because of the beautiful ladies and nurses that come by!" Aron gave another shy smile as he blushed and covered his face with his blanket! We'll miss this sweet guy as he goes home today!
No faux hairdo today, but still plenty of smiles from Aron as he joked with Nurse Jobelle while she took his blood pressure. Everything is looking great, his pain level is down, and he gets to go home soon!
No, Aron didn’t get a new hairdo overnight! He was sleeping under a black t-shirt, but peeked out to say “hello”, and it looked like he had acquired a new ‘do. What he did get is a “new” pair of legs, and even though he says he’s pretty sore, he’s still all smiles!
Aron’s tendons are tight from his knees to his ankles, so Dr. Jun went through and released them in both spots. It’s a simple surgery, but the recovery and physical therapy will be a lot of hard work. Aron told us yesterday that he’s up for the challenge, he’s looking forward to working hard and making progress!
One of the first things we get to do when patients come to CURE is to hang out and get to know them. Aron’s broad smile and chatty personality came out immediately, and we felt like old friends in no time. His surgery is tomorrow, please be praying that all goes well!
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