...ride his bike!!!!!!!!!!!! We bought this bike at least 3 years ago, and we had tried so many times to get him to ride it. I seriously thought it would never happen!!

So, why is this a big deal? I know many autistic kids who have difficulty learning to ride, but I blame his Chiari Malformation for the real difficulties with it. This is the herniation (drooping) of the cerebellar tonsils in the lower back of the brain. It can result in so many things, including balance difficulty and language issues. He actually has less trouble with it than most, but this has been such an ordeal. He even tried to use training wheels until a couple of years ago! We bought the bike about 3 years ago, and I had about given up hope that he would ever learn to ride it. Never say "never"--EVER!! :)

 

LIZARD, one very proud mom! :)

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LSmomof1
May. 19, 2009 at 9:35 PM

yay :)

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gummi...
May. 19, 2009 at 9:56 PM

that is awesome boy kissing mom

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caita...
May. 19, 2009 at 10:26 PM

That's totally awesome!  Way to go Drew! 

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Mom_o...
May. 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM Ah, Liz...that is SOOOO awesome! I agree, NEVER EVER say never! So happy for Drew!

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chick...
May. 20, 2009 at 11:33 AM

GO DREWY!!! hugs, chicka:)

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cindi...
May. 20, 2009 at 12:19 PM

WoooHooo!!! Now can you teach Ryan????PWEEZE!!!!

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diane...
May. 20, 2009 at 1:31 PM

YAY for Drew!!!  and Yay for you too!!  Its a beautiful day for riding a bike, make sure he wears a helmet, and take him for a ride!!  {{{hugs}}} Diane   this is wonderful!!!

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ilove...
May. 27, 2009 at 9:44 PM Yeah for Drew!! This is soooooo awesome!!! Sorry I'm late!! Take some pics so I can see him! hugs~tracy

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bugsa...
May. 27, 2009 at 9:50 PM

KUDOS!  HURRAY!  I know how proud you are of him! 

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