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Halloween 2012

This year we celebrated Halloween with our small group from church. For Brisan and Parker this was their first year out since 2008. Either someone was sick, in the hospital, or it was way too cold to have the big boys out. Duncan was getting so excited leading up to the day!

Brisan was a Tank!

Brisan in his tank wheelchair

Brisan Stults – Tank Wheelchair

Parker was Ratatouille and his was a Stove Top Wheelchair! He kept trying to kick it off his tray. HA

Parker as Ratatouille with his Stove Top Wheelchair

Parker as Ratatouille with his Stove Top Wheelchair

Then Duncan was Darth Vadar! His little buddies Seth & Keegan were apart of the “force” as well.

Duncan as Darth Vadar

Duncan as Darth Vadar

All this was possible because of Jennifer's hard work and creativity. Overall we had good fellowship and Duncan had so much candy in his “satchel” that he was wobbling. He tapped out because he was pooped!

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Kickball And Fishing

Just wanted to share a few pictures with all of you. On Friday, March 16th, Brisan & Parker's whole class went outside to play a little kickball! Parker every Friday morning has physical therapy down at CMH so Jennifer drops him off about mid morning for school. Parker wasn't too excited at times. He never likes anyone touching him much. So funny really… little crab cakes at times. I guess I can't blame him. Jennifer said just watching them out with their class mad her want to cry! Brisan waddled around the bases as well and he was even kill most of the time!

Duncan went to grammy and papa's house Friday and papa took him fishing for the first time! He caught 4 fish and said that the worms were “slimy”. What a funny kid!

Here are the pictures!

KickBall

Parker Going To First Base Read the rest of this entry »

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We Wonder What You’re Thinking

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Me and Jennifer say all the time that we wonder what Brisan and Parker are thinking? I am sure for them it is like being in a jail cell screaming at that top of your lungs only to find out that they have you in a sound proof room with only a pin hole for people to hear you.

Can you image the picture of someone looking out through your eyes with a reflection back showing you imprisoned behind bars? This isn't to be all sad, just an observation I think we all think about but we don't necessarily tell people.

They are good little troopers. Brisan is still dealing with his Ileus but has been in a fairly good mood. Looking to get him back to school on Monday. Parker has been pretty fair. Duncan has been all over the place! Being sweet at times like below when he told Jenn that he wanted to feed Brisan.

Duncan Feeding Brisan 2-23

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A Month In Review

It's been about a month since we last updated the world as we know it. For our 501(c)3, the Niemann-Pick Children's Fund, we have been busy trying to orchestrate our Vegas Casino Night on November 11, 2011 at the Hilliard Art Gallery in the Crossroads district of down town Kansas City, MO. Challenging at times because we are already fighting an uphill battle with a disease that no one particularly knows about. It could be better if the boys had cancer or something because more people would understand much faster. When people ask, it is hard not to give a slightly longer answer to “what is it?”. I know people close to us have a slight difficulty answering that question because they aren't as versed in the subject as me and Jennifer. That is quite OK. It isn't something we should necessarily be experts in. You know? We are thankful for those of you that show us support.

We have a special quest attending our Vegas Casino Night. Matthew Lesko will be in town. Here is the press release that Evans Media Group typed up: http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/?q=node/69623

Matthew LeskoWe are still hoping to sell a good portion of tickets this week. Also challenging is in planning for catering and the beverage area when most folks are choosing to wait at the last minute or even at the door. Now that isn't being negative because I understand. So we are attempting to move forward and do the best facilitating the event. You can purchase your ticket here: http://www.NPCFund.org/VegasNight.

 

The Dudes

Brisan has been back to school for about a month now after his August debacle with this health. He has been doing much better. We had an incident about 3 weeks ago where one of our nurse's was allowing Brisan to walk around  and he somehow fell and fractured his pelvis! We have been trying to keep him off of it as much as possible. I think he may be OK but Jennifer was gone and I was upstairs working when I heard the nurse calling for me. Either way I was upset at the situation because it shouldn't have happend. I remember when he broke his leg back in 07'… that was a huge turning point and set back for Brisan.

Parker has continually been having his seizures but doing good. It seems like he is quietly slipping away because he doesn't have the crazy health things come up like Brisan does. Still giving those little smiles and being “mr. stinky”. He doesn't walk around very well. At home we don't allow him to try to walk around much. About a month ago I had him stand up and he got a big smile while I was holding his left arm…he dropped like a crumbling tower without any notice. Just can't have that be happening, you know? At school they both get physical therapy and Parker gets it once a week at Children's Mercy Hospital.

Duncan is a joy. He seems to display being very intelligent and smart. He picks up on things quickly. He still does have some slight challenges but nothing compared to Brisan and Parker. We'll take it! Duncan is very imaginative and is loving his Transformers. He was Optimus Prime for halloween.

Duncan and Mike Halloween 2011

Gavin Lopez

Our dear friends Kristen and Fernando Lopez of Little Elm, TX lost their little champ Gavin to Niemann-Pick Type C disease on October 30, 2011 around 9am. Jennifer went down this past week to lend her support and love to help them out. Although it is really a preview into our future, they became good friends and it was the right thing to do to show support. It just happen to work out for us to do so. Please also say a pray for their family that they find comfort with their loss.

We lost 3 precious souls this past 1.5 weeks to Niemann-Pick. http://nnpdf.org/aboutus_14.html

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Woman Lends Hand In Tragedy | Stults Family

Last July 2010, my parents (Mike) helped organize a fundraiser for Brisan & Parker. During that time through mutual friends they were introduced to Hazel Kinder who lives in Columbia, MO. That is about 1-1.15 hrs from Kansas City. During the late 80's through the late 90's she lost 3 of her son's to Niemann-Pick Type C disease.

I can't imagine going through this whole situation during that time when the internet was just getting started and networking to find support with other families. We are thankful that she wanted to be apart of our story and journey.

KOMU.com out of Columbia, MO did a small story on the event.


[ View on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBhjENfOSVA ]

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