Update March 2011:
Cory is having a spectacular year in 4th grade. He is achieving straight A's, reading with incredible comprehension, and learining how to express his feelings in a very mature way. While he is often frustrated because he is different from other kids in some ways, we have been seeking things that he can excel at such as participating in plays, writing, drawing, and other areas of creativity. I have stacks of his drawings that I have saved. He is a special little man, I am so proud of him. He has maintained his strength over the course of the year, walking and running, although he does become tired a little more quickly. Next checkup in Seattle is on March 16, I just hope he has not lost any ground yet. I fear the day when Duchenne steals more of his function but until then I have been raising him as the little boy he is. Our biggest hurdle now is keeping his braces flossed properly, wish that really was the biggest hurdle we will have.
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