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Jailum McIsaac

On November 24, 2013 Jailum suffered a hemorrhage in the cerebellum region of the brain. After two successful surgeries Jailum is now clear of the AVM. read about page

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One year ago today...

Today officially marks the one year anniversary of Jailum’s hemorrhage. Looking back at what Jailum has been through we couldn’t be more proud of our little man. From his regular therapy sessions to everyday activities his resiliency continues to amaze us each and every day.

Jailum’s greatest motivator continues to be his brother Taj. The desire to keep up with him in every capacity is truly a blessing. When Taj joined soccer camp in late summer there was no way Jailum was going to accept our answer of “maybe next year”. We were a bit nervous of having him participate but once he joined in we quickly realized how good it was going to be for him.  It turned out to be great for improving his balance and I don’t think a day passed where he didn’t ask if he had soccer practice.

It goes without saying that Jailum wouldn’t be where he is today without Monica's daily commitment, love, and affection. Although Jailum only spends a few hours a week with the therapists his sessions with Monica continue day and night. He certainly wouldn’t be where his is today without the effort Monica has put into his recovery.

With all of the progress Jailum has made he still needs braces on both of his legs. To help improve the range of motion in his legs he’ll be undergoing a procedure called serial casting in a couple of weeks. Over the course of 6-8 weeks his legs will be casted on a weekly basis. Although the casting will span over Christmas holidays we’re looking forward to seeing the positive results that the doctors and therapists are expecting. Once we get started we’ll provide a few updates.

That’s it for now! We wish everyone far and wide a great holidays! Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S. that will be celebrating this weekend.

Love to all,