We also saw your surgeon, Dr. Ramenini, in DC again and he is pleased with the way your wound is healing. We celebrated by walking across the street and into National Rehab Hospital where you had spent more than six months in rehab and left on a gurney. This time you walked into the ward and were met with cheers and warm embraces. Your physical therapist, Erik, told you that you are proof that persistence pays off!
As well as things are going now, you still struggle almost every day with the emotional frustrations of your physical and cognitive challenges. Sometimes you just need your space. We try to give you as much as we can and still keep you safe. We've found the best remedy is to count today's blessings, focus on the limitless possibilities in your future, and then get busy to make them your new reality. As you say, "tough it up"! I don't know anybody tougher...
With love and gratitude to your many therapists, nurses, doctors, teachers, prayer warriors, and above all else, your brother & friends who have stood by you and helped you Keep the Faith.
The video and photo captions below were written by Forrest.
|Me with Mr. Woodruff. We played lacrosse together this last weekend.|
|I went peach picking with Shayna Rice a few days ago|
|Me with my speech therapist Preston at Sheltering Arms|
|It was great to visit with physical therapist Erik from NRH last week|
|Guy time with Sundance, Matt, Nick, Gio and Ben|