Patience! Patience! Patience! Boy is that something I do not have. If you were to ask me I was ready to be out of this chair yesterday. But, I do have trust. Trusting in God’s plan to prosper me and to lead me through this. Knowing that no matter the circumstance He is with me, right by my side and will never forsake me. I truly believe God is using this for me to grow closer to him and that when the time is right will take me far beyond this chair.
Since being in this accident and dealing with the insurance companies I know first hand how frustrating it is to get the results your seeking form these companies. That’s why it’s been such a blessing that I’ve been able to attend therapy for this long. But unfortunately that time has come to an end. I am no longer going to physical therapy but am still able to walk in that Ekso suit twice a week. With the new software called variable assist which allows me to use the muscle I have and the machine will power through the rest, I feel it’s going to help strengthen what muscle I do have in my legs. I am traveling down to Florida to meet with a neurologist from the University of Miami who works with the Miami Project: an organization trying to find the cure for paralysis. I’m meeting with him to talk and to get a second MRI to see what’s changed. My ultimate goal is to be a possible candidate for a research study. I ask that everyone lift that up in prayer. I also am pretty close to finally start driving. Which I am most excited about! To finally get my independence back is going to be indescribable.
A friend of my Mom’s sent her this link– http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/08/paraplegics-stimulation-paralysis/7420027/. I think this is a huge break through with the fight to cure paralysis. The amazing thing is that all these patients who did the study had injuries higher than mine. I can only imagine what would be the outcome if I’m already using braces and I was able to be apart of something like this! Please also lift this up in prayer!
School is going great and my grades are looking good. I know my Grandma is going to be most happy about that! Lol. I am speaking with an auditorium full of high schooler’s on April 25th. I ask that you lift this up in prayer as well, that Gods words will flow through my mouth. And that I can reach these kids.
I also ask that you lift up one of my friend’s father who recently was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I pray that the Lord heals his father and brings his family closer to Christ.
Thank you for your continued prayers and love! God Bless
Much Love, Shane