A blog about life with my daughter Karly, who is living with spina bifida. In spite of her condition, she lives life to the fullest and is the most joyful person I know. I am blessed to have her in my life!
Karly has been participating in therapeutic horseback riding for 11 years. She has been riding Tony, a Belgian gelding for 3 or 4 years. He's a gentle giant and takes good care of her. Since Karly's kidney transplant she can no longer ride independently, as the doctors require her to have a side walker for safety purposes, but she still has a lot of fun!
In these pictures, Karly is participating in an egg drop class at a local horse show. Riding is one of the greatest joys of Karly's life!
My daughter, Karly, was born 18 years ago. When she arrived, we found out that she had spina bifida, a condition caused by a hole in the spinal column, which is very similar to having a spinal cord injury. While spina bifida can be a complex life situation, Karly has had a great life, with minimal medical issues or intervention until her kidneys failed 4 years ago. Since then she has been through a lot, including a kidney transplant, but she is the most amazing person I have ever met and I wanted to share her story with you.