Veronika Will Walk

Veronika’s first year of the NDIS

Earlier in July 2018 our Miss Veronika was  in the Sunday Tasmanian. The story was about Veronika’s NDIS journey over the last year. Veronika’s original plan was sent back to reviewed…

Dear Future Mom – March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day #DearFutureMom

Dear future Mum, People with Down syndrome do live happy lives… and your family will be blessed. A heartwarming message from 15 people with Down syndrome to a future mom….

Ice Cream Dress!

28th January 2016   I first came across Living Dead Clothing when Madeline Stuart did some modelling for them last year. I brought myself a dress last year after Veronika’s…

Siblings…

26th January 2016 Siblings….. Having a sister that has high care needs means that a lot of my time is taken helping Veronika….today I spent over 2 hours(over the day)…

Journey to health….a reflection

22nd January 2016 When pictures of Veronika pop up in memories….I usually stop and realise just how far my girl has come. When the 2 pictures in the top row…

Life Skills….a trip to Hill Street grocer

19th January 2016   This afternoon after our appointment we went to Hill Street Grocer to get some fruit, veggies and meat I parked the car and turned and asked…

WOW…18th January 2016 Veronika see’s her rehab specialist

‘Wow’ One tiny word that packs a punch….. Today Veronika saw her rehab specialist…. He came out to the waiting room where we were, and my girl stood up and…

my girl and this cup…

My girl and this cup….. At 7 years and 8 months old Veronika is getting the hang of drinking thickened fluid out of this cut out cup. We have spent…

Upset at pathology because she wasn’t having a blood test!

You know your a special needs parent to a child who writes their own book…. When your child screams down pathology Because Veronika wasn’t having a blood test(I was) and…

For all the special needs mummies, daddies and carers I know…

For all the Special Needs mummies, daddies and carers that I know and totally rock: 1. Because they never thought that “doing it all” would mean doing this much. But…

7th January 2016…my girl surprises me, call the doctor

Wow…..sometimes my girl surprises me big time with what she does. We have just got back from my parents because I noticed Veronika’s ear was infected and she needed to…

5th January 2016…more life skills

‪#‎lifeskills‬ This morning I came out from cleaning the bathroom and Veronika was putting a load of clothes into the washing machine….she then opened the detergent drawer and pointed up…

31st December 2015

JOY! Pure joy 2015 was full of challenges for Miss Veronika. Then there was ‪#‎joy‬ because we made it through a tough year. Happy New Year ‪#‎veronikawillwalk‬ ‪#‎cerebralpalsy‬ ‪#‎downsyndrome‬

30th December 2015…life skills

Opening and closing textas/highlighters, something most of us take for granted….but when you have ‪#‎hemiplegia‬ on one side of your body and severe ‪#‎hypotonia‬ everywhere, this is really ‪#‎hardwork‬ and…

29th December 2015, a trip to Richmond

This afternoon we went for a drive to Richmond, which is a beautiful village about 30 minutes from our home. We walked over the oldest bridge in Australia that is…

24th December 2015….christmas eve

This face has to be saying…. I’ve been so very very good this year, really I have! 🎅🎄👼 #christmas2015 #santa #veronikawillwalk#lovemygirl — at Eastlands Shopping Centre    

17th December 2015…and just like that the school year is over

Today was the last day of school for the year, the last day of grade 1. It’s been a tough year as you know. I knew Veronika had missed ‘a…

16th December 2015…I am Veronika

Jordan, Veronika’s eldest brother took this picture of Veronika…..I think he’s captured Veronika perfectly Our determined, stubborn and incredibly cheeky girl. If I had to describe Veronika in 3 words…

5th December 2015 education v’s therapy

Miss Veronika had a very busy week this week….this week was Veronika’s return to full time school as part of her transition back to school following her surgery way back…

31stOctober 2015, St Giles Walk with Me

Miss Veronika had a great morning at St Giles Walk with Me. Thanks to everyone that was there supporting the day, and to those who spent hours planning the day….

29th October 2015…hydrotherapy

Another busy day for us today….I had a radio interview for St Giles Walk with me at 7:35 this morning, then dropped Veronika’s brothers to their schools. Veronika and I…

22nd October 2015….Thankyou Oishi-M

Veronika says a huge THANKYOU to the team at Oishi-m for sending her a some Harem jeans to try, to see what the fit was like over her AFO’s. They…

19th October 2015….believe anything is possible

A year ago I was told my princess needed a surgery to reconstruct her hip, femur and pelvis after it started dislocating. At that appointment the orthopaedic surgeon said ‘realistically…

12th October 2015…never give up

My girl could only just stand up in the walking frame when she started her hip reconstruction rehab 2 weeks ago….2 weeks of intense rehab done at Monash children’s hospital…