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Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 253

Totally off topic but a follow up of yesterdays post. The young lady on the right is my daughter Tashja, who is 25. Tash was born with Klippel-Feil Syndrome, which is a congenital fusion of 2 or more cervical vertabrae. Tash also has multiple other problems but as you can see from her picture she is happy. When she was 4 she had to have a blood clot removed from her brain. A friend gave her a stuffed elephant. "Ellie" and Tash soon became best friends. Tash's older sister Jodie became concerned that if anything ever happened to Ellie Tash would be heartbroken so she looked long and hard for an identical Ellie. Well, as you can tell from the pictures, one Ellie is much loved after 21 years and the other is still just a back up. Ellie has been washed do many times that she is now held together with 3-M medipore tape which is why she wears the dress.

1 comment:

  1. Nancy,

    I love it when you share little glimpes into your life! Tasha is a beautiful young woman!!! And what a sweet story about "Ellie", the elephant.

    My nephew (who is now 18) has a small stuffed animal that he literally rubbed the fur off of when he was small...he slept with it and rubbed it's head while he was falling asleep. I made the mistake of teasing him about it about 4 years ago. He did not find it one bit funny...he genuinely loves this little stuffed animal(it's name is Elmo Kitty...although it is neither Elmo or a Kitty...LOL!)