We spent some time with Kiernan and Lucy tonight at Cook and Howard's house while Carter and Lauren went to cheer on the Flyers. Natalie tried on her new Pinkalicious dress and used her Talker to tell us what she wanted to eat and drink. It was a fun night!
After a year and a half of waiting, Medicaid finally approved Natalie's AAC, the Vantage Lite, and she received it last week. There will be many more videos to come showing how well she is already using it, but for now, here is one that Cook took last week of Natalie enjoying her new Talker.
I am mom to Natalie Elizabeth, a strong and feisty 8 year old born, along with her twin brother Andrew John, nearly 17 weeks early on 9/2/06. Andrew passed away on 9/4/06 and Natalie spent 110 days in the NICU. As a result of her premature birth she has Cerebral Palsy. Despite her challenges, she is constantly doing new and amazing things and surprising everyone!