Conrad's Story

  Liz Tullis switches on the living room lamp, creating a pool of light in the pre-dawn darkness. She gently lifts 3 1/2 -year-old Conrad out of his crib. He is a beautiful boy, with pouty lips and soft, spiky hair cut in buzz style by his father, Matt Tullis...

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20 April 2014

The weather this time of year is one reason many of us call San Antonio home. It is perfect for a bike ride.  Conrad's accident happened when he was only 17 months old, so he was never able to experience the sensation of riding a bicycle…until now! A company called Freedom Concepts builds c[...]

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20 April 2014

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The weather this time of year is one reason many of us call San Antonio home. It is perfect for a bike ride.  Conrad’s accident happened when he was only 17 months old, so he was never able to experience the sensation of riding a bicycle…until now! A company called Freedom Concepts builds custom bikes that allow kids of all abilities to [...]

Conrad Hard Turns

Conrad Hard Turns
Hard Turn

3 January 2014

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Happy New Year!  Today we mark the anniversary of Conrad’s accident – the beginning that came so close to marking the end. Conrad not only survived, but continues to thrive, as those who interact with him can attest. In our journey to recovery, we have grown to understand the complexity of Conrad’s condition.  Although I never thought i [...]

28 November 2013

28 November 2013
Happy Thanksgiving! Isn’t it magnificent to have a holiday that reminds us to count our blessings and focus on what matters in our lives.  It is a day that unites us by the force of gratitude. In the last update, we shared that Conrad had just undergone SPML (Selective Percutaneous Myofascial Lengthening).  The minimally invasive procedure r [...]

16 July 2013

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There is still half of summer left!  We hope you enjoyed the first part.  Here are a few highlights of ours.  Thank you for your steadfast interest in and support of Conrad’s recovery. The research study has officially moved to the analysis phase! If you recall, the study utilizes a special type of brain imaging called resting state functiona [...]

29 May 2013

29 May 2013
Over 44 years ago, Eunice Kennedy Shriver had a vision to help people with disabilities discover what they can do instead of dwelling on what they could not do.  Her first step came in the form of a summer camp for young people in her own backyard.  Her drive for opportunity eventually grew into the Special Olympics movement, now the world [...]