Its not a downer to have realistic expectations and not put the cart before the horse. I'm hoping that the average fan reading isn't expecting to see Vlad walking around normally. It's incredible that he's able to take some independent steps. Hard work and determination is only part of the equation. It also takes a team of high quality medical professionals and an unlimited amount of funds to make it happen.
I completely understand realistic expectations but this thread is just to celebrate his progress. I don't think anyone was arguing that it didn't take an incredible amount of hard work from a lot of people to get him t this point. Maybe this just isn't the place to shut down people's high hopes for Vladdy with opinions on how limited he will be.
Let's just admire how far he's come.