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#1037257 - 12/06/10 07:59 PM Jackie Chan - 4 years later
Jackie_Chans_Mom Offline
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It is hard to believe that 4 whole years have flown by since the day I first picked up this "injured" glider from a basement in a tiny town on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. And, it is equally as hard to believe that it has already been 4 years!

For those who need a little history: Jackie Chan was a rescue who came to me with what turned out to be a severed spine. We are still not sure why it is that Jackie has survived, but he HAS survived and thrived and stolen the hearts of many. mlove Jackie Chan has very limited movement below his shoulders. He IS able to use his front legs and is REMARKABLE in how he compensates for the loss of his back legs. He has no bowel and bladder control and only minimal ability to move his back lets at the hips. In addition to these physical limitations, Jackie suffers with pretty severe anxiety and is prone to self -mutilation. His SM episodes have resulted in many surgeries and amputations, including: traumatic castration and subsequent cleaning up of the site, removal of both heads of his penis, tail amputation and multiple surgeries to close a wound he kept opening up. His anxiety has resulted in an overgroomed head for 3 solid years now. Jackie has come a long way, has bonded to me very strongly, and has now gone 2 whole years without a major medical issue!!!

Through the years, Jackie Chan has inspired me and been the catalyst for research and study into topics such as HLP, paralysis, anxiety, enrichment, Self Mutilation and wound healing. Jackie Chan was the primary motivation for founding the SUGAR Group to gain more education and scientific research on sugar gliders.
Jackie has also taught me the value of each life. He has forced me to make hard decisions and to evaluate where I stand on euthanasia. He has challenged my natural instincts to "protect" him as he wants so badly to never be treated like he is "limited" physically. He has taught me that gliders will only be as "handicapped" as we make them be, and that when we allow them to soar, they will literally learn to jump, even if they are paralyzed.

Jackie Chan has brought many in this community together despite our different views or personalities. He has just as much caused rifts between a few of us that might never see bridges repair. He is loved by many and pitied by others.
But, one thing is true through it all - once you MEET Jackie Chan, you are changed somewhat. You see a glider who LOVES life, who WANTS to live and who is totally and completely in love with his momma and vice-versa. This little guy has stolen my heart and will forever and always be the reason that I want to find answers to all of the injuries and illnesses that plague our gliders.

I can't say enough about him. If you haven't gotten to meet him yet, you should ask for some time with him if you ever see me at a gathering. Not so that I can show him off (for I will not and I don't allow every Tom, Dick and Harry to have time with hime), but because YOUR understanding of what a glider can overcome will change once you meet him.

And, if you own a good video camera, you should bring it to the RRRoundup so that we can finally have some video of this boy in action to share with the community.

And now, cause I know some of you will never forgive me if I don't post pictures, here are a few from our time a few nights ago in the tent.

Here is how Jackie's legs look when he is in a hurry to check something out:


His severely over-groomed head:


Just all around cuteness as he plays in the tent (and he plays HARD)






4 years. We never imagined he would live this long. I certainly never imagined he would change my life like he did.
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#1037258 - 12/06/10 08:13 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
ozzi Offline
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Wow Val, 4 years!!! I haven't even been on G/C for that long but I know of sweet Jackie Chan. Bless his little heart mlove and your Big heart mlove
I hope you have many more years together angel
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#1037261 - 12/06/10 08:18 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
CSteele Offline
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Registered: 10/09/07
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Wow Val, he is amazing and an inspiration to us all...showing us just how strong the will to live can be! I can't wait to meet him at the RRound up in March !!!! (if you let me that is!)
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#1037262 - 12/06/10 08:28 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
SugarBlossoms Offline
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Awww! Jackie Chan is such a sweetie!
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#1037265 - 12/06/10 08:51 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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WOW Val thank you I love the cute picture. of him jumping over the toy it looks like a Jackie Chan move LOL
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#1037284 - 12/06/10 09:53 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
GliderGuyVA Offline
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Registered: 12/12/08
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Loc: Northern VA.
Amazing! smile
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#1037302 - 12/06/10 10:58 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Zainab
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That seriously almost made me tear up!!! I am so happy for you and Jackie Chan! What an amazing story of pure perseverance on Jackie's part!! And I commend you for sticking with it as many people would not want a "disabled" pet.

Best of luck with everything.

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#1037311 - 12/06/10 11:23 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Kitkatt1216 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/06
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Loc: Connecticut
Wow! I still remember the very first Jackie stories we heard on here. It's amazing how far you and he have come. Keep up the good work Jackie, you're an inspiration to us all! I hope to be lucky enough to meet you someday.
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#1037418 - 12/07/10 10:03 AM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
DCMuffin Offline
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Registered: 03/21/10
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Isn't he just adorable? I love each and every picture and story I've seen/heard about him....I haven't been here nearly this long either, but I've been fortunate enough to hear the stories and hear told just how wonderful YOU are! What a beautiful and amazing mama you are, Val! Thank you for ALL you do!
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#1037456 - 12/07/10 11:14 AM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Sherri Offline
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Registered: 11/02/06
Posts: 3826
Loc: Big Sandy TN
I cant believe its been 4 years myself!

Jackie Chan HAS been an inspiration to many and he is loved by all.

I remember coming on every moment I could to hear more about Jackie in the early days of him coming to you. I just couldnt get enough of my Jackie Chan fix! LOL

That little man has a heart of gold and the strength of many, and I will always cherish what you and Jackie have been through and what you both have/continue to teach us every day!

Thank you so much Val for reminding us that no matter what...all they need is love, patience and understanding.


Edited by Sherri (12/07/10 11:15 AM)
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#1037470 - 12/07/10 11:37 AM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Kimberlyann Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Loc: NY
WOW! What a wonderful story! It was truly moving!!!! I hope to have the honor to meet you both someday!!
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#1037541 - 12/07/10 02:30 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Kimberlyann]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
We are all truly blessed with what is being done to help learn and understand all that we can about these precious babies.

Jackie Chan, you are a blessing to many, but more so to your Mom who's heart is filled with the love to keep your spirit strong and alive.

Thank you, Val, for sharing Jackie with us all. hug2

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#1037570 - 12/07/10 03:39 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
SariYappa Offline
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Registered: 05/11/08
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Loc: Upstate, SC
What a truly amazing glider, and the same for his Mommy. This picture deserves a closup! wink


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#1037575 - 12/07/10 03:47 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
caliejean86
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He sure is quite the gymnast for being handicapped.

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#1037598 - 12/07/10 04:35 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Xglider Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
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So glad you posted the update!!! Hugs to you and “Way to go Jackie!”
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#1037810 - 12/08/10 02:40 AM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: SariYappa]
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Originally Posted By: SariYappa
What a truly amazing glider, and the same for his Mommy. This picture deserves a closup! wink


What an inspirational story! That picture deserves to go in the photo of the week!! clap
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#1037814 - 12/08/10 03:07 AM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: ]
Adri Offline
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Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 956
Loc: Homestead, FL
Originally Posted By: caliejean86
He sure is quite the gymnast for being handicapped.


Jackie is not handicap. He is HANDICAPABLE!! wink

He is such a little hottie! I love you Jackie and I love your mommy too!
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#1038168 - 12/08/10 09:25 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Gizmogirl]
Kimberlyann Offline
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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: Gizmogirl
Originally Posted By: SariYappa
What a truly amazing glider, and the same for his Mommy. This picture deserves a closup! wink


What an inspirational story! That picture deserves to go in the photo of the week!! clap


Yeah it does! That's an awesome photo, he looks like those gymnasts on the horse! clap
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#1038177 - 12/08/10 09:43 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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Registered: 11/19/09
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ok i just cried a little! what an amazing little guy! and how amazing are YOU to have stuck with him and helped him thru ALL of that! what an incredible and inspirational story! <3
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#1038532 - 12/09/10 06:17 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Rubym Offline
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Registered: 11/18/10
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Loc: Indiana, USA
He is a very handsome little man. Its amazing how something so small can teach us what true courage and determination really is. I would never feel pity for him.....just admiration for him and his amazing momma. I truely admire your determination and courage also. Thanks for sharing Jackie chans wonderful story with us.
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#1039023 - 12/10/10 05:16 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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What a stud! I love him.

If Jackie was human I would have a replacement for my hubby (don't tell hubby)
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#1039042 - 12/10/10 06:17 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
CFQTpye Offline
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Such a wonderful and heartwarming story! Congratulation to both of you for coming so far!
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#1057138 - 01/18/11 03:07 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Johannasgliders Offline
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He is truely BEAUTIFUL! heart
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#1057182 - 01/18/11 05:06 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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Why, Thank you! I happen to agree, and I'm pretty sure Jackie Chan does too. LOL
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#1063799 - 01/31/11 01:56 AM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
SuggaBaby
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This is such an inspiring story.
It is amaizing he was able to pull through.
It just goes to show that animals are so much more special than humankind ever gives them credit for.

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#1065118 - 02/02/11 08:50 AM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
buttercup
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He is a cutie...and a trooper!

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#1066801 - 02/04/11 09:33 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Megs
Unregistered


I love in the fifth picture he looks like he's raising his hand to say something. What a cutie he is!

Glad you've been able to help him so lovingly as you do. He's a lucky boy!

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#1066814 - 02/04/11 09:48 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
suggiemom1980 Offline
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Such a heartwarming story and an unforgettable one! I hope I get the chance to meet him some day. Please, someone take a video for us at the RRRoundup!

He, and his mommy, show us, nothing is impossible!!!
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#1067252 - 02/05/11 07:16 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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Such an amazing little guy smile You can tell he is just so happy in all of the pictures, almost like he is smiling.

Thank you for showing him such true unconditional love.
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#1067255 - 02/05/11 07:27 PM Re: Jackie Chan - 4 years later [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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What a great little guy, he really is a little trooper. Thanks for sharing him with us.
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