Nothing can stop Piper!
It has been eight years since Piper broke her C1 and C2 vertebrae and five years since her surgery. We shared her story on our blog four years ago here. Piper is doing better than ever expected.
Piper has restrictions in some areas, but she never lets any of this stop her! Although she sometimes feels numbness in her hands and feet, Piper has been off pain medication for two years. She is starting 4th grade this school year at Webster Elementary.
Piper enjoys playing the piano, singing in show choir, and science class. In addition, Piper can participate year-round in ballet, tap, and jazz classes outside of school and loves to play soccer in the summer. (No head butting allowed, though!)
Piper continues to have checkups at Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee, with x-rays done yearly to ensure the hardware in her neck stays. However, we look forward to these visits and always make sure we stop at the Ronald McDonald house to drop off the tabs she collects year-round.
We continue to be so grateful for everything Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House has done for our daughter and family.
“TJ is a well accomplished Foundry Coach who joined the firm in 2008. He has almost 13 years of experience and has worked in almost every foundry department at Lawton.”