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,


14 thoughts on “3/18/13 post by shane

  1. Wow! Bill and I just googled ekso suit and watched the video! Holy cow that is amazing! I am so happy that this technology is available to you. My dad had a stroke in 1995…he was part of a bio feedback program at the u of m for people with paralysis. He remarked EVERYTIME about how good it felt to stand up! Come on sensation! Defy the gravity! You are a steamroller! I am so very proud …..so very proud of you!

  2. Shane, thanks for the update!!!! You are SOOOO awesome!! Please be sure to post info re the tri…..some of us would like to cheer you on for sure!! Going to look at info Re your suit, but first pray for you as requested!!!! Keep up your spunk!!!

  3. Shane you continue to amaze and astonish me! Your faith is a living testament to all who know you! May God continue to bless you each and every day! I am praying that you will continue to get feeling back! Lynn

  4. You got it Shane for those specific prayers! We are behind you all the way. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for you next. Love, Pat & Kevin

  5. Way to go Shane!! You’re doing really, really great! Dave and I are praying for sensation in your legs and movement against gravity.
    II Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is afflicted, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
    Love, Dave and Melinda

  6. Shane, I am in awe of you!!! Your spirit and excitement jump thru this technical media called email! I just KNOW you will walk again on your own, in the meantime, we will all continue to pray for you, and you go and take advantage of all this great opportunities coming your way! We love you!!!

  7. Shane you have my prayers coming your way. Your positive energy, enthusiasm and most of all faith is humbling. God Bless.

  8. Shane- your thoughts, words, and actions have brought you clarity, determination, and happiness. Your courage is unparalleled. We think of you often and pray for you also. Much love, Maureen, Don, Caroline, and Callan O’Rourke

  9. You are loved, prayed for and a son of the Most High! Winning is a state of mind, and you my buddy are certainly one!

  10. You are so inspiring!!! Continued prayers for you Shane. I’m in agreement with you about movement, the braces and doing all that God places in your heart. You are more than a Conqueror! Much Love from Florida Pete and Tricia 🙂

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