Jenny is a brave Girl!

@1grnthmb (2063)
United States
June 10, 2008 11:01am CST
The dission to under go the operation on both of her legs to staighten them out was her on dission. She made the choice. We did not realize this but when she was being interviewed by the social worker befor she went in for the operation she said that she fell down about five times a day. We knew that she fell about two to three times a month. So this was a surprise for use. She wants to be able to walk like a normal person and not trip over her own feet. What a brave dission this was to dicide to undergo this major operation. And what is more amazing is that she is so positive and laughing and enjoying life, even with being confined to a wheelchair. She is such a wonderful girl. How many of us would volenteer to undergo a major surgery? Would you be able to make this kind of dission for yourself?
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
10 Jun 08
hello, sorry i missed the part when you introduce jenny so i dont know who she is in your life so hope you dont mind me asking. anyway, i am very happy to know that jenny have such personality and spirit, most human forget that kind of zest in life. i sure will do the same thing if i happened to be in the same position, i think that such position will help me figure out what is best for myself as well as the others who is taking care of me, it is already hard enough knowing i am not like the others so i will do as much as i can to live as if i am one. i am wondering why you dont know that she fell that much, did you even asked her or you just rely on how many times you see her fell. sorry i asked too much, it's just that i am interested on her story and how she is fighting for everything. she have my respect and my prayers and i hope that her decision will lead her to the best and much happiness in life. takecare
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Jenny is my Stepdaughter and I have commented on her a lot. I know that you are a new friend so you do not know much of what she has gone through. She has cerbral palsy but she is very functional. It mostly affects her legs and she has undergone serial casting twice and now the surgery to correct her problems. I think you for your prayers.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
13 Jun 08
thank you so much for all the information, now i understand it much better and it sure makes me happy that she is so brave to face all this. i have known people in the past who have the same problem but they are not as brave as your jenny and or they dont have the means to correct themselves, it sure is a sad one BUT i am happy that jenny is different. i hope the surgery will make her life much much better and help her spirit in so many ways. all the best for your family. good night!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun 08
No I would not as I am not as brave as Jenny I am dreading mine next week and getting myself worked up about it She is certainly one brave Girl and I am glad that it all went well for her
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
13 Jun 08
It will turn out ok for you because you have a lot of friends prwying for you. Just try to be positive about it. You know that lori was a lot more worried about the operation then Jenny was.
@GardenGerty (115215)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Yes, she is brave, and probably knows more what her day to day experiences are than any one else. I hope she continues to improve and to get along so well. It is good that they had her talk to a social worker.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
11 Jun 08
She is so strong emotionally. It is amazing how quickly she is rebounding. Thanks.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Is Jenny your daughter or a relative? This does take a brave person to make a decision of this nature. I don't think I could make a decision of this nature by myself. I would want to confer with my husband and kids before undergoing surgery. Jenny is a brave girl and hope she does well.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
11 Jun 08
She is my Stepdaughter. But I consider her my own.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Kids are so resilient and face adversity much better that most adults. I have undergone a couple major surgeries but i promise i did not make the decision, the Dr. did. I am not at all sure that i would be able to make the right decision if it was left to me. How old is Jenny? Tell her i said that i will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I am like you. Both of my shoulder surgeries weere the decision of the doctors not mine.