Friday, March 13, 2009

It's a Wonder Twins Update!

It's been a long time since I wrote about Mateo and McHale Shaw - -the twins who were born conjoined, and who were given about a 5% chance of survival... three years ago. Since that time, these boys have been getting better and better, and their parents, Ryan and Angie, have been serving as an inspiration -- raising two wonderful boys and in their "spare" (?) time helping build a an accessible playground.

So here's the latest update I gathered from their journal on Caring Bridge: McHale recently had his tonsils and adenoids out, and is recuperating by eating lots of yogurt (that probably makes surgery 20 or so for McHale); meanwhile, his brother, Mateo, took advantage of McHale's convalescence to get some one-on-one time running errands with Dad. Both boys have new wheelchairs and can get into and out of them on their own.

I'll try to be more diligent about updating, but you can always keep up with them on your own by going to "Caring Bridge." Find the box marked "Visit a Caring Bridge Website" and type "mateoandmchale" and you'll see the guestbooks, more photos, and the journal.

Mateo and McHale Shaw have used up their insurance coverage and continue to need medical care. If you'd like to help contribute to their medical bills, , send your contributions to:

Mateo and McHale Shaw Irrevocable SNT
C/O Kohler Credit Union
850 Woodlake Road
Kohler, WI, 53044.
Or, if you'd like to know more about that playground and how to help, click here.

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