Sunday, August 3, 2014

Forrest's Story Makes the Washington Post 8/3/14

Dear Forrest,

Today the article about your journey came out in the Metro Section of Washington Post.  We hope that it creates greater awareness about the life changing power of Music Therapy and provides hope and encouragement to others struggling to recover from Traumatic Brain Injuries.

To read Forrest's article, click here: Washington Post

You are spending your summer getting stronger in every way; physically, emotionally, spiritually.  Your humor and wit are keeping pace! As your friends and family challenge you to reach a little further and dig a little deeper, we find more often than not we are struggling to keep up with you!

A week in Emerald Isle, NC allowed us to spend time with Austin and visit him at Duke's Marine Lab in Beaufort.  You created new football passes on the beach with pals Tori and Nick and practiced yoga moves and guitar in the evenings.  You even out "chilled" Cousin Susan in a very competitive beach lounging contest!

Its good to be back at BrightWood now, with just 3 1/2 weeks until your next surgery, we will relish every moment together, inspired by your determination and optimism.  Onward and Upward, Champ!

With Love and Gratitude to your amazing brother, father, friends, extended family, mentors, teachers, doctors, nurses, and many followers who believe in you and sustain us all.


Cousin Susan came to visit us at the beach and joined us for dinner!
Jamming with Nick (and Tollie)
Cousins Cailin and Eric
Yoga with Aunt Tricia, Tori, Mum and Nick
Tori, Tollie and I buried Nick
Enjoying food made by Pops!


  1. Hey Bro! So proud seeing you in the Washington Post! You've come so far with such an inspiring support team of friends, family, and community! Having you down here for a beach week was awesome.. couldn't ask for a better sibling, even if you still call me your "littler brother." See you in a week, can't wait to see your musical next Sunday!


  2. Congratulations on a great article! WOW!! Lisa is sending us one!! And your trip looked like incredible fun. Love sharing all these special times. Plenty of celebrating ahead too! Love to all.....

  3. I am catching up on your blog and just read the Washington Post article. Well done!!!

    Christie Jones