3/18/13 post by shane

These past few weeks have been going great for me.  Last week I walked with the Ekso suit and went a total of 496 steps!  That was the farthest I have walked yet, but it’s just the beginning. This past weekend I went with the sports association on a ski trip.  We drove to mount Sunapee in New Hampshire.  The instructors started me with dual ski’s that was attached to a bucket seat.  After three runs I told the instructor I was ready for the mono ski.  After about two runs with the mono ski and help from the instructors I was on my way.  I’m glad that I was able to go on the trip with five months post accident.  I’m starting to get involved with different sports and events going on in the disabled community.  There is so much life to be lived even from a wheelchair.  I can just about accomplish any task I set my mind to although I may have to do it differently and may take me longer; I am Able!  I saw this quote the other day and it really stuck out to me.  “I do not accept my disability:  I acknowledge it and consider every aspects of it to learn from it, conquer and move on”.  I am so grateful to be on this earth with my family and friends.  I am so blessed to be in the position I am.  Through this whole accident coming away with just a broken back I couldn’t ask for a better out come.  Yes I can’t walk right now but I have full use of my hands, my abdominals, and my brain.  I can eat on my own and dress my self.  People take for granite the smallest things in life.  Not realizing that every thing we have and do is a gift from God.  Thank you Jesus for all that you do.  I signed up to participate in triathlon September 7th it’s a half-mile swim, 13mile bike and 3mile run.   I’m excited to start training for it.  The pool is going good.  I’m getting fitted and molded for long leg braces soon.  Can’t wait to be walking in them around my house! 

            I ask for specific prayers of sensation in my legs as well as movement against gravity. Thank you for all the love and prayers.  I’m so blessed to have friends and family that support my recovery and me.



                                                                                                                         Love Shane,