Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 18th, 2014

It's been a great December. It's amazing to see how well Forrest is coming along, getting stronger and working hard, with his amazing community of friends and support team beside him. Forrest passed his midterm for his first college course, American History, as a result of lots of studying with Tami. He's been busy with a plethora of activities, as seen below.

This time last year Forrest was in the hospital getting ready for emergency surgery on Christmas day, so we are definitely cherishing every moment of this holiday season. Forrest is getting stronger, and as he gets ready for early January, which will bring the first of two complicated cranioplasty surgeries, we are thankful for this wonderful community, along with Forrest's strength, love, and indomitable sense of humor. We hope everyone has a terrific holiday season with friends and family.

Austin, Forrest, Mom and Dad

Forrest sang his heart out at A Place To Be Christmas recital, along with other amazing APTB kids, in front of a crowd of more than 300

Many friends surprised Forrest for his 22nd Birthday on Monday!

Forrest on an exciting Walmart trip picking out a bow-and-arrow for a gift exchange. Forrest, how did we ever get Mom to approve that?

Getting ready for the Middleburg Christmas Ball

Forrest and Tori showing off dance moves at the Ball

Forrest and many others braved the pouring rain to march with Canine Companions for Independence in the Middleburg Christmas Parade
*Rocky theme music* PT with Del


  1. Hey Forrest,
    You look like you are really enjoying yourself in all the activities with friends and family. I miss you tremendously. I stopped by to see you the other day but no one was home.
    I was thinking of you on your birthday, I was sure something wonderful would be planned this year. It looks like your amazing friends really surprised you.
    I am so glad to see you are able to enjoy yourself during this Christmas season.
    You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as I am sure you are in so many others.
    Hope to see you soon.
    Blessings and love,
    Nurse Karen and family

  2. What a year for sure! So much to celebrate after a challenging holiday season last year! Grateful!!

  3. Great progress Forrest!
    You will be ready for the next phase. You are so strong and determined to continue your recovery. I had a great time at dinner the other night and was wonderful to have you singing along as Austin, Griffin and I guitar jammed on Wagon Wheel!!

    I continue to be amazed by your strength and resilience !
    Love Aunt Tricia

  4. Ever inspired!! Keep smiling, I'm with you! Merry Christmas and God Bless you and the amazing team 44!

  5. Forrest's strength is really appreciable. You are getting stronger every other day after your recovery. These photos tell the whole story. Good luck for your future accomplishments. Cheers!