Well, it’s official.  This past sunday makes a year since my accident.  I can’t believe how far I have come.  Looking back over this last year I just have to pause and give God the glory.  I am so thankful for what I have accomplished.  Since getting home on Christmas day I have gone snow and water skiing, have completed a triathlon, am currently on a wheelchair basketball team and am riding in the Hartford marathon in two weeks which is a 26 mile bike ride.  What I’m most proud of though is where my heads at. My faith in Christ has helped me get through each day and continues to draw me closer.  I believe God has put me in a situation where he wants me to focus on him as all I need.  I could have gone in so many different directions coming out of the hospital in a mental standpoint. Haa, “stand-point.” The challenges I have overcome and still continue to over come everyday fill my with gratefulness.  I have gotten some return back in my left thigh with some sensation, and my left hip flexor with some muscle.  I’m praying this next year will bring me great amounts of muscle return.  I started talking to high school kids through this program called Think First.  It’s about spinal cord and brain damage  injury prevention.  I’m hoping to be able to talk with college students as well, telling my story and about the repercussions of drinking and driving.  I’m blessed more than I can ever imagine.  God is great!   I ask that everyone can keep a friend of mine in there prayers, his name is John.  I just ask that you pray healing over his life and for God to use him for great things.  He is dealing with a lot more difficult situation than I could ever imagine.  But I can tell from talking to him that he has a very strong spirit.  God bless!!


Love Shane,