Friday, April 1, 2011

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Yesterday was a big day for Faith - there were a little bit of lights, a few cameras and lots of ACTION!

At the beginning of the day about four people met with Faith so that she could FINALLY get the right part installed on her chair that would enable her to use the same buttons she uses to drive her chair to work with her computer. Technology is wonderful but it can require lots of patience!

Faith working on her computer with help from Ms. Hall
That afternoon, the KFYR TV crew came in to record Faith doing some of her daily activities at school. They recorded her doing some work on her computer with her buttons and also driving her power chair.

I haven't seen her drive her chair for a long time and I was very impressed by how well she's driving! She is even able to drive herself into the elevator and turn around because she doesn't like her back to the door. The cameraman got in there with her and I think he was a little nervous she was going to run him over!

The reporter asked Faith a few questions about GABR and then interviewed Faith's physical therapist at school and also her special education teacher. All three of them did a great job!

Faith being interviewed by KFYR reporter, Julie McDonald
And after all that, you would think Faith could have taken a break but she had to go to the gym to practice with all of the first-graders for their upcoming program. I was able to look in on her and see her singing along to the songs!

Seeing her doing all of these activities today reminds me of how far she has come since her first days at preschool. I am so proud of her and I know that she will continue to work hard and with the help of others she will be able to overcome her obstacles and meet all of her goals. What more could a parent ask for?

By the way, this week her TV interview on the KXMB noon show aired. To watch the video go here.

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