While her peers (even the ones with Down Syndrome) went on to walk and run, Evie trucked along in her walker. I have learned that I need to remember that Evie goes on her own timeline and she will get there, but 3 years of waiting was hard!
But she finally reached this huge milestone, and I am so proud! And not only were her parents cheering her on, her classmates gleefully counted each step that she took, and her friends and family from afar celebrated with us.
Here's a quick clip for you to share the excitement with us:
I can't wait to give away the wheelchair!
Just a couple weeks later, she now walks confidently down the hallway to the couch at home, and is attacking the stairs with gusto. I feel happy every time I see her walk. She wears Ikiki shoes indoors to allow her to wear her orthotics whenever she's walking. They squeak every time she takes a step. The squeaking brings joy to my heart.
We highly recommend the Ikiki shoes if you're looking for some sturdy shoes that fit SMO's!