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I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools water and the parched ground into springs. I will put in the desert the ceder and the acacia, the myrthle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and cypress together, so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Isaiah 41:18-20

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Friday, April 15, 2011
Football

video Like most boys John is motor driven; i.e. he likes physical activity more than table work. In the past we tried to teach him to kick a ball; at times by just moving his calf but it was just too laborious so we moved on to try other activities. Previous week we tried football again and this time he surprised us.
I remember when he was in std. 2, he used to play football using an empty 500ml plastic bottle with his friends after school everyday (he'd ask me not to pick him up so punctually after school). After the plastic bottle hit his head several times, he decided that football was not his game and started wanting to play badminton instead. Did ok training under dad, manage to go into his school team too. But guess what. . . . he and some of his friends planned to join school football club in std. 5 cos it was too windy to play badminton outdoors. Since he near drown towards the end of std. 4 he didn't play any football until now. I feel good he's able to kick a football again.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011
Playing tennis

video John still loves sports like badminton and swimming. We know he loves badminton cause he'll get excited following Lee Chong Wei's game even though he can't play but he's able to swim with arm floats. So the occupational therapist cleverly taught him this and we did something similar at home. It's basically hand eye co-ordination but with a 'racquet'. He gets excited when he's able to hit the moving ball.
We don't know if he'll be able to play badminton again but he's enjoying his 'game' so we'll have fun with it too. I recall how he first chase and hit a big ball in SPICES 11 months ago entitled 'Play ball'; he has progress even though it seems slow. As I learn how to be his therapist at home; I've come to realize that his good attitude towards therapy makes it easier for me and I really thank God for that!
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