It has been a sorrowful weekend. Two sweet little ones finished their battles with SMA, and another should have celebrated his first birthday. In light of all this, I haven't been feeling much like writing, but I wanted to do something and so I thought a silly picture might cheer us up. I love this picture--it was taken shortly before Dakin "crashed," if I may borrow an expression from Victoria.
There was a really good point to this weekend, though--as many of you already know, President Obama lifted some of the restrictions on stem cell research. I feel he has put some very responsible stipulations on how those stem cells are obtained, and so I am feeling pretty good about it. Hopefully we can get this stuff going and get some positive results for our SMA kiddos. For Dakin's particular type of SMA, they have already done a successful stem cell transplant on a mouse in Italy, (of course, Italy--as far as we are aware no one in the US is researching Dakin's type) so that's a step, anyhow.
Kind of a ramble. Sorry. But enjoy the picture anyway.