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Big Bird Has Come To Town

May 20, 2009 by Bill Strong

We have a new member of the family. That's right, Big Bird has officially joined the gang. It didn't take long (all of 5 seconds) for Gwendolyn to fully accept her new pal. She insisted on napping with him, taking him on her walk, and complained at bedtime until Daddy wisely acquiesced and...
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Good Times

August 29, 2008 by Victoria Strong
We have really enjoyed our little Northern California family vacation between doctor's visits and, although we weren't sure if we were ready for all of this, it was really good for us to get out of our routine a bit. It has been tiring, but wonderful to be just the three of us -- a family. We...
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Pictures

August 29, 2008 by Victoria Strong
"Hooray!!! Daddy is so fun!!!"

Making new friends: Gwen loves her new Glow Worm - Thank you Mandy and Theresa.

We had a wonderful visit with my dear friend, Amanda, and her...
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Back in Stanford

August 28, 2008 by Bill Strong

This is what the Golden Gate Bridge looks like through the front
window of a 36 foot RV when the driver misses the 580 turnoff to
Oakland to go around the city instead of through it! All in all it was
a good goof as we all, including Gwendolyn, enjoyed the bridge and the
trek through San Francisco....
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Avenue of the Giants…and now Gwendolyn

August 25, 2008 by Bill Strong
Today we took the GwenMobile through the famous Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. I'm pretty proud of getting a huge RV through the windy, narrow drive without a hitch and Gwendolyn was pretty impressed by the size of these massive redwoods.

This was the look on her face the...
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Monterey Aquarium

August 22, 2008 by Victoria Strong



Ok
, I'm better now. As is true with many days, we find as much fun and positivity as possible with Gwendolyn...no matter how we are feeling. Today was no exception. We really did have a fun day taking Gwendolyn to the Monterey Aquarium and it was nice to be out as a family experiencing so many...
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Sea lions and lunch at Moss Landing

August 20, 2008 by Bill Strong

Gwendolyn got another shot at the sea lions today on our walk to lunch
through the harbor in Moss Landing. There were no funny tourists for
her to look at this time, so she really thought the barking sea lions
that were trespassing on the docks were funny - her soft, mischievious
laugh makes us...
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Point Lobos State Reserve

August 20, 2008 by Bill Strong


We spent the last two days at Stanford for some more appointments with Gwendolyn's neurologist, Dr. Wang. She had two blood draws, which are really hard on her because her veins lay deeper than normal due to her lack of muscle tone and blood flow :( She also had an EKG and everything looks good....
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On the road again…

August 16, 2008 by Bill Strong

On Sunday (8/17), we're packing up and hittin' the road in the RV again. We have several all day long appointments at Stanford with Gwendolyn's neurologist, Dr. Wang. We will be checking into the day hospital and Dr. Wang is going to be taking blood from Gwendolyn every two hours to see how her...
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Home Sweet Home

August 11, 2008 by Victoria Strong

We are home after a very successful trip. Gwendolyn LOVED the RV -- especially "driving" the wheel, honking the horn, and sleeping next to Mommy and Daddy every night. I feel much relieved that our doctors were pleased, Gwendolyn did well out of our normal routine, and, overall, we managed really...
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Gilroy, we have arrived

August 09, 2008 by Bill Strong

That's right. We've pulled the "rig" into our spot, leveled off (it's
automatic-I just hit a button), opened up the slides (yup, a button),
hooked up the electric/sewer/water (thanks for the help, Richard), set
the satelite (you got it, a button), opened a cold bottle of
rose' (that's right,...
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Update from Stanford

August 08, 2008 by Bill Strong

We've had a very busy, but very productive week meeting with

Gwendolyn's doctors up at Stanford. We've walked more in the last five

days than we have in months and it was nice to walk around the

Stanford campus and explore a bit. It's really beautiful up here; much

different from what I was taught as a...

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All settled up at Stanford

August 05, 2008 by Bill Strong

We've got all three slides extended on the "mother ship" and we're all
settled in up at Stanford. The trip up today went great - this is
truly like being at home for us. Gwendolyn did well on the drive up
and this is a picture of the first time she sat in the front seat off
of her bi-pap and looked...
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On the road…

August 04, 2008 by Bill Strong

We're off!!!
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Stanford or Bust

August 04, 2008 by Victoria Strong
Well, we are off!!! The RV is enormous. I seriously feel I am embarking on a political campaign -- especially with our "PetitionToCureSMA" signs posted on the side and back. Thanks to Gwen's wonderful OT and our good friend, Elena, Santa Barbara Signs donated 4 large signs to our "tour." Go Big or...
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Stanford Here We Come…

August 02, 2008 by Bill Strong


I just loved this picture of Gwendolyn...

Next week we'll be heading up to Stanford for a week to meet with Gwendolyn's amazing doctors, Team Gwendolyn smile We can't believe it's been three months already since we came home from our first trip up there. On one hand it feels like it was just yesterday...
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Paso Robles for Victoria's birthday

March 08, 2008 by Bill Strong
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Gwendolyn's first trip to Mammoth

February 16, 2008 by Bill Strong
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