Today Mikayla experienced flying a kite for the first time. The wind was quite strong but also steady, so it was a good day for it!
On this occasion I think the pictures speak a thousand words, and so will just let the photos speak for themselves….
Well Mikayla did great with the therapy, and after saying our goodbyes to the therapists and some new friends, we headed home with renewed focus and enthusiasm, and armed with some new ideas and exercises, and I might add, with Miss Mikayla in great shape!!! There is no doubt that having trained and experienced professionals work with Mikayla in a targeted, consistent, and intensive fashion for three weeks has had a number of benefits for Mikayla. If only therapeutic input of this kind was more available and affordable to children and families here, especially during their growth and development years. Thank goodness for those who contributed to our fundraising efforts to help towards the costs so that Mikayla could be given the opportunity to benefit! And there is no doubt in my mind that she has benefitted. Now it is back over to us, to continue to practise, and incorporate as much “therapy activity” into every day life…..continuing to strive towards achieving the right overall balance, negotiating the fine line between living in the now and providing the best physical foundations that we can for her current and future levels of independence.
You can make a difference by donating towards the costs of future intensive therapy for Mikayla, online by visiting her webpage at the registered charity The Developing Foundation Inc, by following the link http://www.developingfoundation.org.au/family/mikayla or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org for other ways that you can make a donation including cheque or direct deposit into her charity bank account.