We have been overwhelmed by the amount of love and support we have recieved from freinds and family. Thank you all so much, it means so much to us. So many people have been so incredably generous, that the entire procedure is pretty much paid for, that is unbelievable. Thank you all for your generosity, and most of all, for your fasting and prayers. We have the greatest family and friends on the planet and we love you all so much! Chase, Brynn, Nash, Gibson, Beau, and Mack too!
My name is Gibson Porter and I am a super hero, at least, that's what my mom says. I have a mom, Brynn, a dad, Chase, a big brother, Nash, a little brother, Beau, and another little brother that will be here soon. I have the best grandparents a kid could hope for, and alot of super fun cousins, aunts, and uncles. I love my family and they love me. One day, when I was still only 4 years old, my mom and dad took me to a hospital. I still wasn't talking, and my mom was DEMANDING answers, (she can be a little embarrassing, but no one fights harder for me than her!) The doctors put me in this funny looking tube and took pictures of my brain. Later that day, the doctor called my mom and told her that she was right! My brain was different. They said that I had something called Cebral Palsy, and a rare brain malformation called Perisylvian Dysgenesis (yikes!) I was already going to ALOT of therapies, to help me learn to talk and use my fingers, but it was nice to know just what was going on in my brain! I don't talk like everyone else. I have all the words in my head, I just can't get them out of my mouth! Sometimes it's annoying, but I seem to manage to get my point across most of the time, and if I can't, oh well, I'm still happy. I'm pretty messy when it comes to eating and drinking. My mom has had me try pretty much every cup and spoon ever made hoping that one will work, so far, not much luck, but I keep trying. I have a really hard time doing anything with my mouth, that even means little things like blowing and spitting, so brushing my teeth is not so much fun. I'm hoping that by my 6th Birthday, I'll finally be able to blow my candles out all by myself. My brain is different from pretty much everyone, but I don't mind. I work really hard everyday, to learn to use my mouth and fingers. You would think I would get really frustrated and mad alot of the time, but I like to be happy, so that's what I am. I love my family, friends, therapists, and video games. I love to go swimming and wrestle with my brothers. I just started kindergarten, and love every second. Thanks for visiting my blog, pass it on!
Number of hours spent in: Speech therapy: 528 Occupational Therapy: 378 Physical Therapy: 378 Habilitation: 108 Feeding Therapy: 112 Music Therapy: 36 ...for a grand total of.........1540 hours spent in therapy over the last 4 years! Yikes! Thanks to all my wonderful therapists who love and support me: Miss Kelly (headtotoe therapy) Miss Jann and Miss Andie (Boulder Mountain Therapy), Miss Gretta (L.I.F.E), and Maylene... You all rock!