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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Physical Therapy

Yesterday my physical therapist, Sandra, came to see me. She told me I need to work on my core muscles that will help me improve my balance and help me to sit up without using my hands. I was a little mad at her. I really want to run...not walk! She was making me do all sorts of crazy exercises, which included throwing a ball with 2 hands, not one. "I want to pitch," I told her, "You don't pitch with 2 hands!" But she explained to me that doing exercises like throwing a ball over my head with two hands was going to give me the strength to have more control and balance. I can also b So, I guess I'll try. I can also practice standing up, if I wear my AFO's. (They are plastic inserts that I wear inside my shoes to give my ankles and legs stability) My mom took pictures of me doing my exercises--I'm working really hard!


  1. You're looking great Harrison! It will to take time and patience, but you're amazing and can do it! Practice and work those muscles!
    Love ya,

  2. Your progress is just amazing and wonderful! Keep on keepin on.
    Dominic's Nana & Lingling

  3. Go Harrison! You're doing great!

  4. Holy Cow H. You are a super star!! Look at you standing up. We are so excited for you. We know it will be a lot of work but you can do it. Can't wait to see you pitch some day.

    Love ya - the Dexters

  5. What an amazing story on such an amazing boy! I am a neighbor to your Aunt Jenny Davis and she informed me of your blog! I have loved reading it! I have a 9 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy and it is always fun to see others and their triumphs and challenges! He was born and first treated there in Colorado, coincidence or what? He is now seen at Primary Children's and Shriner's in Salt Lake City.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful story and you now have me interested in the Stem Cell Research in Germany. Dakota has a Baclofen Pump, but the battery will run out in 2 more years, so we love to explore what other options are out!
    Thanks and keep up your great work!

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