Day 500: Good Luck J.R.!

Madison and Jack went to the Early Years Centre this morning for a play with Nate!


After a great play, Madison went up to WindReach for a ride on Joe. Madison’s friend J.R. rides Joe before her on Mondays. Today was his last lesson because he is headed to St. Louis next week to receive SDR surgery from Dr. Park! They will be staying there for a month after the surgery so Madi won’t see her buddy for a while, but everyone is very excited for how the surgery will be life changing for him. Currently SDR is not offered in Ontario so his parents have made the brave and amazing decision to take him to St. Louis to give him the gift of new legs! We are so happy for them and can’t wait to see how everything goes. To wish J.R. good luck and give him comfort, Madison gave him a Paw Patrol cape today with his name and surgery date on the back for him to have as a momento for when he is older and to keep him cozy while in hospital. There are many families in the same situation in our province who are faced with having to seek out options for their children and fundraise for the surgery. If you haven’t already done so, please sign the petition. 

https://www.change.org/p/hon-dr-eric-hoskins-minister-of-health-and-long-term-care-ontario-health-insurance-plan-approve-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-surgery?recruiter=544484387&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg

Also, if you would like to donate to J.R. for his surgery and rehab, here is his fundraising page:

http://www.jrsjourney.ca/




After a great afternoon, Madi and Jack enjoyed some play time at home.


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