On the 25th January we landed safely in the city of hopes and dreams – the place where Mae’s dream of walking could become a reality, thanks to SDR, Dr Park and all those who have supported our fund raising efforts!
Monday was our first visit to St Louis Children’s hospital where we got to meet with Dr Park and his team. We are feeling positive, although Mae was worried that Dr Park might wish to X- ray her. She was great throughout her pre-op evaluation, and we’re all set to go ahead. Thanks to the wonders of technology we hope to get ‘face time’ with the boys around lunch time and this will give Mae an extra boost.
Mae’s smile seems to be just as infectious here as it is back home, despite feeling jet-lagged and trying to adjust to the time zone difference. Mae had great fun splashing around in the pool on Monday, which made her wiped out earlier than usual. She managed a good night’s sleep whilst Mum tossed and turned – afraid of missing the alarm which would signal preparation for Mae’s op! Mae’s first words on waking were ‘Mum, is Dr Park going to make my legs better today?’
Mae’s op will be on Tuesday at 11am St. Louis time – about 5pm GMT, so about the time you read this post! I can’t believe this day is finally here, and I’m feeling a mixture of emotions.
The local press back home have continued to feature Mae’s story, and help us to publicise the aftercare costs which will be involoved. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far!
Thank you so much to each and everyone of you that have helped to make this possible for Mae. We truly can’t thank you enough. This operation really does hold the potential to be life changing for Mae. xxx