Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nicolas Turns Three

Yesterday, Nicolas (my grandson, for anyone new) turned three. It was a pretty big transition.

Those who know Nic's history (born at 26 weeks, weighed 1 lb. 12 oz, 101 days in the neonatal intensive care unit, heart surgery, brain bleeds, cerebral palsy, etc.) might like to know that this little miracle guy is still thriving and inspiring.

Seems Nic's excitement at the Fox Valley Park District caught the PR manager's eye, prompting a recent feature about Nic in the Aurora Beacon-News.

And now, with that third birthday rolling around, Nic graduates from early intervention to school. Yes, every day, big boy school with new challenges, a new team of teachers and therapists, experts and evaluations, an IEP, wheelchair, walker and Nic.

This grandma has no doubts. Nic will move forward, adapting and compensating while continuing to inspire. Way to go Nic!


Marion said...

Ahhh, Sheila, this is so wonderful to read. You and your grandchild are in my thoughts a lot and I've wondered how you are all getting along.

Happy, happy Birthday, dear Nic, you impossibly beautiful boy! You will make the World shine.

Just as your grandmother does!

Love and hugs!!! Enjoy the day and I would love it if you gave Nic an extra special hug from me.

Marion said...

I just read the article...Sheila, you know me...I'm sitting here wet with tears. How inspirational Nic is...I believe I will read this article when I'm down...Nic would lift anyone up. He's adorable!

Sheila said...

Hi Marion, Thanks for posting a comment. Yes, Nic is a cool kiddo. But grandmas nearly always think that!

Sarah Fuchs said...

Aww, my son's name is Nicolas. spelt the same way!


Naomi said...

Happy Birthday Nicolas! Aaah he's growing up into such a lovely little boy Sheila. I'm sure you're very proud. Little Nic is an inspiration to us all. He has overcome so many challenges at such a young age. He's a truly amazing little boy.

floridagirl said...

Brought a tear to my eye!