Friday, November 7, 2008
Very nice of Chris to perform live for the gang!
Monday, November 3, 2008
One evening in late September, Kevin and his mother, Lynn James, sat in the stands, near the band as usual, when bandmaster Brown walked toward them.
"He asked if I thought Kevin would like to join the band next Friday and play the cymbals," Lynn said.
She could barely speak, she was so emotional and excited. Her son was overjoyed.
The next Friday, Kevin put on a band uniform and walked slowly - because he is partially paralyzed - onto the field to participate in one song - "The Star-Spangled Banner."
He hit the cymbals in perfect time.
Oct. 17, marked his third time playing the cymbals for the marching band. His mother wasn't the only one cheering for him in the stands.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
"Ducharme, the mother of 2-year-old triplets, learned one of them had Williams syndrome about six months ago. The rare genetic condition causes medical and developmental problems.
In comparing Lucien to his two sisters, Ducharme said her son has developed more slowly. He just recently learned to walk and can only speak single words while his sisters can recite sentences."