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Duncanism

Hi everyone! Been awhile since we updated everyone on how things have been rolling along. A couple months into having our new nursing agency, we've seemed to have found a great fit in our home with Brooklyn and Dana. This past week we've been allowed to have a total of 60 hours a week! We are both very excited about this! It will allow for flexibility in the schedule to be able to do things at “other” times.

Duncan

Duncanism

Duncanism

We created Mr. Duncan Stults his own website: www.Duncanism.me . The goal is to post his “Duncanism's” he gives us everyday! The problem already is… he has so many to choose from! I guess adding another site to the “update” list may not have been a good idea!

Duncan has been growing so much before our eyes. He has finally “standing like a big boy” while going #1. That sure makes our life a bit easier out in public using the restroom. The only problem is if he isn't tall enough to aim it, he may be dangerously close to touching “germ central”. Yuck! Jenn's also been working with him on his letters. He prefers to call them “numbers”. Maybe a future engineer?

Brisan & Parker

Brisan and Parker have been on a two week break from summer school. They continue to loose more of the little things everyday. We don't admit it to people only because we may not be able to see it or maybe we just don't want to think about it. Like Brisan, he has a hard time keeping his balance sitting up now. Always falling to his right/back side. Changing his diaper causes him to have a small dystonia attack mainly because he gets all worked up over us laying him down to do what we've down the almost last 8 years of his life.

Parker…. well… he is quite the stinker! “Stinky McStinkerson” is his current nickname added to the laundry list of alias's he goes by these days. His overall motor skills are very poor. One thing that has been good to see the last few months is that when we have him on the floor, he will raise up on his knees and try to “walk” a couple nubs. Then it is plant your face central onto the floor which is the sucky part for him! On one hand you are excited for him to have that freedom but that freedom is going to cause him a lot of pain because he can not catch his fall. The kid can never sit still. He can rotate 360 degrees by flopping around.

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Quick Update on the Dudes

Brisan 2009

Brisan 2009

Just a quick update on what's been going on over here in our household. A few weeks ago we finally started with a new home health care agency for our nursing situation for Brisan and Parker. So far… so good. It is huge to us that we have this type of help. Unfortunately the process of acquiring a new nurse and finding that right person is beyond a full time job. Thus far, the agency has taken a customer centric approach which we haven't had that for years… literally. They just epitomize the definition of customer serve. We shall see, right? ha

Brisan and Parker are out of school now until summer school starts here in next month.  Duncan is just a blast. He just comes up with the funniest stuff. We talked about just making him a basic website where we can post his “Duncanism's” of the day. LOL

You know.. Niemann-Pick Type C disease (NPC) is such a roller-coaster of a disease… like many rare diseases and others that are more common. Everyone wants to know what the “path” is going to look like. Sadly, we just don't know either and explaining what that “looks like” can be taxing. I know for me personally I will say they are doing “fine” because it saves me from some long winded answer. The dudes surprise us everyday whether that is up or down in their situation.

Thank you to each of you for reading and keeping us in your prayers!

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Family Photos and Updates

Updated Family Photos

Isn't Duncan's face totally historical? He was being a little bugger all night not wanting to take pictures but instead play with Wendy's son. That is ok though… we were able to get a few good ones in here. Also he doesn't get that kind of action at home although he has two older brothers. We recently had some new photos taken by our good friend Wendy. She is so kind to do this for us!
Stults Family 2011
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Challenge: I need 11 Friends

October is amongst us already! Truly can't believe that time is flying by us.

October is the 10th annual national Niemann-Pick Disease awareness month. To help spark up and rally the troops the NNPDF has put together a “Challenge”. Niemann-Pick Type C disease is a extremly fatal disease with no positive outcome at this time so your help is greatly needed.

The Challenge:

The challenge is quite simple actually… Get 11 friends to donate just $11 dollars. Sorry to let you down as you were probably expecting something huge. 🙂

11-11-11 Challenge

Goal:

If the NNPDF can get 111 people to get 11 contacts to each donate $11 then that would be $13,000 that can be dedicated to research. Isn't very much is it? Think again… it all adds up.

 Donate $11 Here

Niemann-Pick Type C is a degenerative nuerological disease that is Fatal. It is the cells inability to metabollize cholesterol therefore causing a domino effect of nuerological problems until ultimately it claims their lives.

We ask for your support! Please share.

Brisan and Parker waiting on bus 2011

Brisan and Parker waiting on bus 2011

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First Day Of School For Brisan, Parker, and Duncan

Brisan, Parker, and Duncan started school today! Although last night someone decided to sabotage half of the 46 school buses for the Grain Valley School District that prevented most of the students besides the special needs students to have bus transportation.

Brisan started 1st grade today! Parker started kindergarten and Duncan started as a peer model!

Here are some pictures to share with everyone:

Brisan and Parker waiting on bus 2011

Brisan and Parker waiting on bus 2011

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Brisan Graduates Kindergarten!

On May 27, 2011 Brisan Stults graduated Kindergarten! He wasn't too happy as you can tell because he wanted to stay in his chair. Kate his trustee sidekick and nurse…mainly his buddy wanted him to walk in with his class. The backpack he is wearing has his feed supplies and pump because he was in a middle of getting some food in his belly. Below is the video of his graduation and a few parts from the class ceremony.
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