If lymphedema is the worst thing that’s happened to us this summer, Danny’s swimming lessons are definitely the best. Pure joy, absolutely great.
When Danny’s special-ed gym teacher offered to teach him how to swim this summer, I was skeptical. But it seemed like such a “regular kid” thing to do, and since everything else he does has the word THERAPY attached to it, we decided to try it. I am SOOOO glad we took Miss Yolanda up on her offer. She is an extraordinary teacher, and she has given Danny an amazing gift.
Look at this child floating all by himself! Actually, Miss Yolanda says that kids with very low muscle tone are good natural floaters. I guess I’d never thought that you could use the words “good” and “natural” about anything athletic when you’re talking about a kid with CP. Guess I was wrong 🙂 . Sometimes it’s great to be wrong!
And he LOVES it. She helped Danny be fearless right from the start… and then his successful learning has kept him motivated.
We’ve had a little trouble with his breathing after lessons, and his Mic-Key button feeding tube doesn’t like the chlorinated water so much, I don’t think. But those are minor troubles once you see the pride on his face! Danny, I’m really proud of you, too.