Our Redirected Flight

Our Redirected Flight

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Grayden is Three

Somehow overnight my baby turned three this week.  He has turned into such an adventurous, fun loving, silly, determined toddler.  Time really does fly by. Incredible how much I have learned and grown as a person in these last three years. Who knew such a small little guy could teach me such big life lessons? So thankful for this journey we are on and all the amazing people we have met because of it!

We spent Grayden's birthday at The University of Michigan at the Spina Bifida clinic. (I know,  mom of the year for scheduling appointments on your kids bday). I had been contemplating switching Gray's specialist to the U of M in hopes that they may be a little more progressive in their treatments and in their way of thinking. I was completely impressed with everyone we met and overall it was a great experience.  Lucky for us, the Urologist that we will be seeing, travels to Kalamazoo once a month so we will be able to see him there.   I definitely walked away feeling more understood and on the same page with the specialists we met there, so I am feeling very confident about our decision to switch.

Our family all chipped in and we bought Grayden a recumbent tag along bike for his birthday! It is awesome and I would highly recommend it. This will allow him to be a more active participant in family bike rides! We also were fortunate to get to buy one of our neighbors swing sets (considering we told Zander we would get him one for his birthday back in March). The boys have been having a blast playing on it together!

In other news, I have been running for the last eight weeks and will be running my first 5k since 8th grade this upcoming Saturday! I am excited and nervous all at the same time!

Don't forget The annual Stroll n' Roll is less than a month away. We would very much appreciate any support you would like to offer. We would love to have you join us as we walk with Grayden's Gang and continue to Redefine SB, or if you can't join us, any donation would also be very much appreciated. 

We would also like to invite any of Grayden's Gang to join us at our place following the walk for some football and food! Please let us know if you plan to come, either by phone, email or Facebook!
Who wouldn't want to come and have this much fun?? 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Calling all Grayden's Gang!

It's that time of year again! This year the West Michigan Spina Bifida Organization's annual Stroll n Roll will be held at The Frederick Meijer Gardens on October 19th. We would love for you to join us and walk in support of Grayden and all of his buddies as we raise awareness and continue to redefine Spina Bifida!

This past year Grayden was a scholarship recipient and received a 1000 dollar scholarship to be used towards our Anat Baniel Method lessons with the amazing Ms. Rene! The money raised by the Stroll n Roll is what made that possible.  There were also 9 other scholarships awarded to other kiddos who have Spina Bifida this year!

If you would like to join us for the walk and would like to purchase a Grayden's Gang shirt, please let me know no later than September 30. You can email me at kellygoff06@gmail.com or comment below. We would love for you to join us for the walk, but if you are unable to walk with us and would like to show your support you can donate to our team by clicking the we pay link at the top of my blog. Any amount helps!

The following link is the official link for the walk, which contains more specific details!


You do not need to register, because I have registered our team just let me know if you plan to walk as I will need a final count for our team since lunch is provided following the walk.

We look forward to seeing you all on October 19th!