Double graduation

Good news. Shade had two graduations within a week. Last Friday, he walked on stage to receive his high school diploma at Central Florida Prep, one of the most beautiful graduation ceremonies we’ve ever seen. With a graduating class of six students, each student was highlighted in words and pictures. A truly touching event.

Then this Wednesday, Shade graduated from neurosurgery. In other words, his angiograms show that his AVM is completely gone. Dr. Trumble said that he now has a normal brain. Well, as normal as a Crampton brain can be.

Shade has been working hard to regain his lost progress after the latest stroke nearly a year ago, last May 28. We often go to Planet Fitness, where he uses the weight machines to build up muscle in his left arm and leg. He’s also getting regular PT, OT and ST. Plus, our good friend Danny has helped him do this:

It’s a little blurry, probably because Shade keeps melted Tootsie Rolls in the same pocket as his phone, but you get the picture. Next step, walking.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Veronica Armijo-Garcia
    May 26, 2017 @ 00:16:55

    Way to go Shade!!!! So proud of you…Congrats on the double graduation! You are an inspiration young man! Lots of hugs from San Antonio!

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  2. Amy
    May 26, 2017 @ 00:41:32

    Wow! Such great news! Fantastic Shade! Your determination is so inspiring to us! And Kudos to your parents who never give up on you! Can’t wait to see you guys!! Lots of Love- the Shens

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  3. Janice Mikolajczak
    May 26, 2017 @ 10:27:38

    I am so proud of you, Shade! You have been such a trooper through all of these years!!! To go through what you did medically, and still graduate on time…you are truly an inspiration!! Happy Graduation!!! Love, Ms. Mikolajczak (your middle school counselor, in case you forgot.) 🙂

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  4. Bill Francis
    May 26, 2017 @ 18:59:07

    Shade, we are proud of your accomplishments! You are an inspiration and we look forward to seeing continued progress with your efforts. Thank you for sharing!!

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  5. Rod Bitterling
    May 31, 2017 @ 08:15:06

    That is awesome!  So proud you of you Shade!

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