NISKAYUNA BASEBALL STORE IS OPEN - EXTENDED TO 1/26!
TIME TO GEAR UP FOR THE SPRING SEASON
We are so incredibly humbled and grateful for the generous love and support of our sports families. Through Niskayuna youth sports, our family gained invaluable friendships, and extended soccer, baseball, wrestling, and basketball families we hold close to our hearts. Nolan is very fortunate to have so many caring friends and families in his corner rooting for him.
Nolan’s diagnosis this year took us by surprise and storm. We had been searching for 7 months for an explanation for a sports injury that grew worse and worse instead of better when he was finally diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) in October. This is extremely rare in children, which may be why it wasn’t discovered earlier. On the positive side, children are far more receptive to treatment and likely to go into remission. Nolan is receiving all-encompassing treatment driven by the Boston Children’s Hospital Pain Clinic. It has been a great relief and reassurance to find a clinical treatment team with rare expertise in this syndrome. This clinical support will remain with Nolan until he ages out of pediatrics.
Over the past several months, Nolan’s condition became more complicated when it spread from its original source (his right foot) to his left leg. This required him to use a wheelchair for mobility, followed by a long period of using a left leg brace from hip to ankle and a brief phase of using a walker without the brace. The clinicians in Boston set a goal for him to be able to re-initiate sports activities in the Spring, but there were times along the way when it seemed that goal was likely to be pushed forward or altogether changed. We are thrilled to report that he is now able to run, jump, and play without the use of any assistive device! He is working hard in PT and gaining strength each week. He exceeded his goals for mobility and we are cautiously optimistic about him possibly returning even before the spring season. We know that professional athletes have managed this condition and gone on to achieve lofty goals with great success. And if sports are not in his future, that’s ok too. We will still be there cheering for Niskayuna sports teams every chance we get. Go Nisky! And a million times, thank you.
-Gillian & David
The objective of NISKAYUNA BASEBALL, LTD. shall be to implant firmly in the youth of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect for authority, to aid them toward being well-adjusted, stronger children and to help them grow to be decent, healthy and trustworthy adults. This objective will be achieved by providing supervised, baseball games. The supervisors shall recognize that the attainment of exceptional athletic skills and the winning of games is secondary, and the molding of future adults is of primary importance.