First off, Glory to God! When I saw defeat God saw opportunity. He is the only one that could take a situation like mine and flip it to become the greatest thing that has happened to me. Although I want to be out of this chair and in do time that is going to happen, I believe God is showing me things and opening doors for me that are with out question going to bring me a more fulfilling and abundant life.

I have been on the move quite a bit. Working as an Ambassador for Ekso Bionics has been such a blessing. I sometimes have to stop and catch myself because I still can’t believe I get to travel around the U.S. to stand, walk, and talk with people. San Fran, Florida, I mean who would of thought an opportunity like this could come out a predicament like mine. I recently traveled to Arizona for a demo, and just this past week flew home from Toronto from another conference. You can say I’m international…LOL. I am so blessed to have the injury I do and the ability that has come back. I know in this time, which is God’s time he has closed certain doors and opened others and even though I might not understand certain things and get frustrated with life, I trust his plan. I am currently working towards a few other demos in these upcoming weeks. Having to balance being an Ambassador and full-time student is definitely a challenge but I’m taking it in full charge. I leave for Birmingham, Alabama in a few weeks then I fly to San Diego for a big conference in November!

Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

God is doing amazing things in my life. Without him I would be nothing. My situation would have been complete opposite of this if I didn’t have my faith. This past week was the Hartford Marathon. I flew home from Toronto Friday night before the race Saturday. I was a bit hesitant to go because it was supposed to pour and temperatures were in the low 50’s. I flew in around 11:30 at night Friday and had to wake up at 5 am for the race. I decided to go because I would have been disappointed in myself if I bailed due to an account of a little water. The race was great! I love the atmosphere of marathons everyone cheering for each other. I completed the 26.2-mile marathon on a hand-cycle. I was leading the pack and pretty much had a police escort the entire race. I finished the race in 1:52:46. I had the fastest time out of anyone that day. My average mile was clocked in at 4min and 18sec. I give the glory to God and thank him for allowing me to have the ability to use my hands and upper body. This journey is going to be amazing and I’m excited to see where God will take me from here.

I ask everyone to pray for a close family friend, Tricia Heng, she is the strongest woman of faith I know and I look up to her so much. Just ask for your prayers of strength and healing over her body in Jesus name.

God Bless,

Love Shane