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A very special graduate – and Grandpa’s nerd | by Linda Brendle

I first published this post three years ago, but I have revised and updated it in honor of Kyle’s achievement.

Kyles graduationKyle Robinson graduated from high school a couple of weeks ago. Achieving that milestone is remarkable under the best of circumstances, but Kyle has not faced the best of circumstances in his life.

Kyle is my grand nephew, the grandson of my brother Jim. He was born on September 24, 1996 – a beautiful baby boy with big expressive eyes – and then the seizures began. For the next several years, the doctors examined and tested, trying to discover what synapses were misfiring or what signals were getting crossed in that little head. They finally agreed that Kyle had cerebral palsy and would spend his life trapped inside a body that refused to respond to his commands. (more…)

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