Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The girl on the flying trapeze

Lucy has been attending SANCA (School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts) 
for one year.  We first went there on a field trip while she was 
doing her constraint therapy camp last summer.
She started working with Jo every Saturday for one hour 
and the progress that we have seen is amazing.  

Lucy does everything from tight wire, trampoline, rolling globe
to trapeze.  This past week she attended a summer camp for a week, 3 hours a day.
On the fourth day the kids were told they would get to take a flight on the flying trapeze.
Now, the only trapeze Lucy has been on is 5ft off the ground..this would be the real deal!!

So, they harnessed her up, and she climbed the 30ft+ ladder without a moment 
of hesitation (I was a little freaked out as is obvious by the video :)  Lucy's biggest concern 
was that she would not be able to hold on very long, as her weakend left side would cause her grip to slip.  When she first started doing trapeze she could only hold her left hand grip for no more than 3 seconds or you can see in this video..she has come SO far in her strength.
This little peanut amazes me everyday with her attitude and determination!

all the kiddos doing a little warm up

there she is ...first on the list!

making her way to the top!

the smile right before this picture
was the biggest I had ever seen!

She might not be willing to do this every week
but she has done it once, and that's more than I can say for myself :)


  1. so proud of you lucy!! and you too are opening up a world possibilities for her! you are such a great mom :)

  2. Yeah for Lucy Joy!! How brave she is! I was teary-eyed when I saw the quote in you video.

  3. Go Lucy, you brave girl. xoxo

  4. P.S. Please tell Lucy that I went back and watched all her videos. They were so cute! I hope she will do some new ones soon. I am her newest fan!!