Sunday, June 03, 2012
He's Come a Long Way
I did not get any pics from the run because he transitioned from bike to run faster than I could get to the run course start, but I was there at the end! As he came to the finish line, he was side-by-side with another kid. As he turned the corner, he hit the turbo! He jetted ahead and it was enough to finish third in his age group! He was even in a higher age group due to the rules and the date of his birth. Despite being 7 until December, he was in the 8 year old grouping. Not too shabby!
I'm proud of him! I'd be proud of him even if there was not a history with him and his health. For those that don't know, George is an accident-prone kid! At age 2, he had a spiral fracture on his leg that left him in a Spica cast. For those that don't know, a Spica cast starts at the chest, goes completely down one leg and to the knee of the second leg. Pretty much, it is a body cast. That was a very scary time as a parent. If you had told me that he would complete his first Triathlon 5 years later at age 7, I would have thought you were crazy. We weren't even completely sure how he was going to heal at that time! Dr. Schecter at AMMC did an amazing job with him and this weekend was a testament to the great medical attention George has received over the years. A big thanks goes to Dr. Noel as well for taking care of him through all of his other accidents that involved stitches, glue, shots, etc, etc.... :) Haha
I was looking through some of our old YouTube videos tonight and I had to watch this clip. This is when George started walking in his Spica cast one night! Some of you may remember, he was carried in a red wagon for several weeks. One night, he decided to walk in his cast!
You've come a long way buddy!
Posted By: Ryan at 11:33 PM