Online Support for Children with Hemiplegia 
or Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

Home

Search

Join HK Email Support Group What Parents Think about HK What is Hemiplegia or Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy? Archives of Hemi-Kids list Messages Local Support Groups for families of children with hemiplegia Contact Us for more information on Childhood Hemiplegia
Home
Join HK Email Support Group

Find a Local Support Group
Hemiplegia
Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy
Hemiparesis

Abbreviations used on HK list

HK list Guidelines
Archives of HK list

Change Subscription Options

Encouragement from Parents
Why we don't like our name
Our Scrapbook

Contact Us

Volunteers will help match you with other families in your state or country. Visit our Local Support Group for families of Children who have Hemiplegia.

Infant and Childhood Stroke are two causes of hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Visit our sister website, Kids Have Strokes, to learn more.

 

Life and Love with Corban

Corban is eight years old and has hemiplegia. He enjoys riding his three-wheeler around the neighborhood. He's been a brave survivor of two brain surgeries to stop seizures. He loves life and has so much to share with us all. In this series of short stories, Corban's dad Brian, opens his heart and share his faith.

His Room

My wife likes watching those home improvement shows like "Design on a Dime", "Sensible Chic", "Trading Spaces" and others.  So one Saturday I'm mudding the guest bathroom walls with joint compound while Darlene Zschech and the Hillsong crew join me on the cd player.  I'm in there singing away when Corban wakes up from an afternoon nap, hears his dad singing and tracks me down.  The door knob twists but he finds it locked so he knocks on the door, still not the response he is wanting so he pounds on the door and begins crying for me to open up.  With a bucket of joint compound in one hand and a finishing trowel in the other I shout back, "It's not ready yet. I'll let you know when."  You see mom has plans for this to be his bathroom.  But it's not the room he wants so much as what is inside of it.

I think how many times I have tried the door handle and found it locked, tried knocking but didn't get the response I thought I should, threw a fit, only to hear that the room is not ready for me...yet.  Like me, my son loves to sing praise to Father and like my son who longs to be with his dad on a Saturday afternoon, I too long to be with my Dad, doing what He is doing, learning from watching.  There are times when I think I'm ready for what He is preparing for me but His reply is "It's not ready yet."  May I have the faith to see many Saturday afternoons of life through while He prepares a room for me. 

Read more stories about Corban

E-mail Corban's dad, Brian

To learn more about hemiplegia, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, or hemiparesis, visit the Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association website.

Copyright 1997-2006, CHASA, All Rights Reserved

The information contained in this web site and on the Hemi-Kids listserv are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment, 
and the site owners recommend consultation with your doctor or health care professional.