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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat!


Happy Halloween, everyone! Check out the picture of me and my sister, Amy, from Halloween way back in 1985, when I was seven years old. That year, our mother decided that we would not wear store-bought costumes and ordered the pattern for the Crayola Crayon costumes. I'd say they turned out pretty well!

Obviously, the photo is from my pre-wheelchair days. Unless you saw me walking, there wasn't a whole lot separating me from other children that age. It saddens me to know that today, there are still 7-year-old boys with missing teeth, who will eventually need motorized wheelchairs and all of the other things (tracheostomies, ventilators, feeding tubes, etc.) that I need to live. Fortunately, such technology exists. But wouldn't it be great if all of those little boys could grow up and never need any of that stuff? For their sake, I hope that day arrives soon.

4 comments:

Mrs A said...

Hi Josh,
I was directed to your blog by a friend of mine who has two young boys with Duchenne. Thank you for your openness and honesty. I will be checking in from time to time to say hello and to see what new exotic foods you are tasting! I look forward to reading your book when it is published.
Sue

Josh Winheld said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for writing and welcome to Winheld's World! I appreciate your kind words. Being open and honest is the goal of my blog, as I believe that's how I can be most helpful to those who are affected by DMD. Please stop by Winheld's World again.

Sarah said...

Such a cute picture!!!

Kimi said...

You look TOO cute!!! That pic has more sweetness than the candy I got on Halloween!