Monday, July 16, 2012

First Steps at Brightwood

Today with his characteristic courage and determination, Forrest took his first two steps at BrightWood since walking out of the house on the morning of January 14, 2011.  This miracle could not have taken place without Steve and Caitlin's custom welding on Forrest's "Star-Gait", Charlie's harness fabrication from Maine Anti-Gravity Systems, fantastic physical therapists Del and Erik, Aunt Tricia's MacGyver-style rigging, Sarah's pre-step pep talk, Nurse Gayle's careful monitoring, Nurse (and videographer) Johnnie's cheering, Tami's encouragement AND the love, support and faith of his family, friends and community!

With hope and joy overflowing,
 - Mum
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13 comments:

  1. This is the best thing I've seen all day.

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  2. Such a wonderful milestone -- nice job, Forrest! Keep up the good work!

    Thanks Team 44 for sharing the video. :)

    Love,
    Lisa & Lee

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  3. FANTASTIC! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!! Go, Forrest, go! We are so proud of all of you!!!!

    Carina, Dean, Kaki, Caroline, Christina and Sajen

    PS Loved visiting the other night.

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  4. Hurrah!!!!!! So very very exciting. Great job to all. Can't wait to see what is next. This just makes our day!! And week!!

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  5. How wonderful! What an amazing team! You ALL are amazing! Sending love and prayers!
    The Davises (Mark, Betsy & Lauren)

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  6. so awesome....go get 'em Forrest!

    Praying for new successes every day...
    All the best wishes, Viki & family

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  7. Way to go Forrest! Keep rockin! Xo Laurie

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  8. Way to go Forrest! Keep rockin! Xo Laurie

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  9. Well you all have made my week!!! :)

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  10. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!
    Fantastic! You GO Forrest!
    Pat

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  11. So exciting. Great work Forrest and the Team. Love, Julie and John

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  12. Oh wow! This it's such a fantastic thing to see. I'm so inspired by your courage and your tenacity, Forrest. You are a remarkable person. And Team 44 is just as inspiring! All of you are in my prayers.

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  13. What a great step (s)!!!!! Way to go Forrest!!!!

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