For those who posted to my original post about Joe who was paralyzed from a sail boat accident in the spring, I wanted to give you an update.
Joe WALKED for the first time yesterday!! He has been using a sling to hold most of his weight, but yesterday he walked with a walker holding his own weight for the first time.
He still doesn't have much strength in his arms but he is working hard everyday to gain control.
The doctors have said whatever he has back in a year and a half from the accident will be what he has from then on, it is rare that anyone gains more ground from that point. Joe pushes himself everyday - he knows it is up to him to get his body back.
I want to thank those of you who kept him in your prayers.
continuing prayers for a full recovery.
Thanks for the update. So glad to hear good news. Will continue to pray for full recovery.
That's wonderful! Thanks for the update Cindy!
Great news! Will keep you all in my prayers.
How encouraging! Will continue to pray for your family.
Thank you all - I know it is with the help of all of your prayers that he has been able to come so far!
I will continue to pray!
Thank you - I think him finally walking holding his own weight was a HUGE morale booster for him. He was able to pick up "Combos" this week with 2 of his fingers and get them to his mouth! This was a big deal - he hasn't had much use of his arms/hands/fingers - we are all so happy for him and the progress he has made.
Those are huge milestone steps for him! Prayers work!! I know every bit of independence he gets back pushes him harder.
Awesome. I have wondered about him many times!!! Therapy can work wonders!!! I have seen it happen many times!