We have only heard a few words from Forrest since surgery, but we know he is able to talk, which is a blessing! We believe the overall weakness as well as a sore throat from being intubated during surgery are the reasons he has not made much effort to speak yet. He has been relying on gestures, small smiles and writing to communicate. Here is a message from him to all his incredible supporters! http://youtu.be/12SvkOGiptA
Forrest saved his biggest smiles of the day for his friend Christina, who fought the Baltimore rain and traffic to brighten 44's day. Seeing his face brighten up when she walked into the room proves that there is no better magic than friendship!
Thank you all for the wonderful messages, thoughts and prayers! Although this week did not begin as we had hoped, we are confident in Forrest's unwavering spirit, the support of his team at Johns Hopkins and the healing love from friends and family.
- Team 44