had his (basically) final surgery this past Monday November 14th.
It had a few minor complications resulting in an overnight stay but
otherwise he is finished with the removal of his birthmark. He
may have to undergo some further surgeries to clean the site up but
none of them will be as bad as the 3 he has already had. He also
received his leg braces this summer and made such a dramatic
improvement with them that he was recently discharged from Physical
Therapy. He will continue to wear the braces about 20 hours a day
and will still see various doctors reagarding his walking but the major
stuff is behind us. I just wanted to say thank you for
everything. This past year has been a whirlwind for us and we
would not have been able to accomplish a fraction of what we did if it
wasn't for the generosity of the Shannon Daley Memorial Fund.