Here are a couple of pictures of Sam's new bike. He
Samuel is doing well. He has learned so much this year.
One day last week he really wanted to go somewhere--anywhere. He took me
to his sock drawer, opened it and got out a pair of socks and handed them to
me. He walked over to his bed, sat down and raised his foot up. I put on his
socks, then he took me to his shoes and when I picked them up, he went back
and sat on his bed again. I put his shoes on and he took me by the hand and
led me to the bathroom where he proceeded to open the drawer and get out the
toothpaste and plopped it down on the vanity. I brushed his teeth and he led
me straight to the back door.
After that display of smartness I HAD to take him somewhere! He never
stops amazing me...just when I think he may have reached his "limit" he does
something else to let me know I should never stop hoping, never stop
believing. He brings so much joy to our family!
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Samuel weighed 4lbs 7 1/2 oz when he was born
Mosaic Trisomy 13. He sat up at 18 months, crawled at 2 1/2 years, and
started walking independently at age 4 1/2. He smiles continuously, loves to
dance, watch TV and wrestle with his 2 older brothers. He attends Milan
Elementary School, where he receives PT, OT & Speech. Samuel does not talk,
but communicates by taking us by the hand and leading us to what he wants.
He is pure joy!!!!!! Mom & Dad--Tim & Anne Jackson,
Brothers--Luke & Noah - Milan, Tennessee
Here are a few pictures of Samuel and his new
Canine Companion---Roeber. They make a great team!! Go to
if anyone is interested in getting a skilled companion dog for your child.
Samuel fell down stairs (15 of them) last Saturday. He broke his R arm and
collar bone. When we were at the ER for his arm, they also tested him for
RSV and it was positive! We ended up having to rush him to the hospital on
Sunday because he was having such a hard time breathing--his arm was hurting
too much to cough. Anyway, we spent 3 days at LeBonheur Children's hospital
in Memphis, TN which is one of the largest children's hospitals in our
region. Please pray for Samuel, he has to wear a splint for 4-5 weeks.
April 2005 - Here are some more pictures of
Samuel. He fell asleep with his brother Noah in the bathtub and with his
brother Luke in the chair. He can fall asleep anywhere!! This past weekend I
made a cake. While I was waiting for the oven to preheat, Samuel helped
himself to some batter!!