Prayers For Joe Update

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Loucinda Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 8:07pm
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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. icon_biggrin.gif

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.

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Doug Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 8:33pm
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wonderful news.

continuing prayers for a full recovery.

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mamawrobin Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 9:16pm
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Thanks for the update. So glad to hear good news. Will continue to pray for full recovery.

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BrightDelights Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 10:27pm
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That's wonderful! Thanks for the update Cindy!

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JulieMN Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 11:43pm
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Great news! Will keep you all in my prayers.

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iamcakin Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 11:56pm
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How encouraging! Will continue to pray for your family. icon_smile.gif

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Loucinda Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 2:09am
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Thank you all - I know it is with the help of all of your prayers that he has been able to come so far!

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dailey Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 4:56pm
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I will continue to pray!

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Loucinda Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 5:41pm
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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.

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kansaslaura Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:14pm
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Those are huge milestone steps for him! Prayers work!! I know every bit of independence he gets back pushes him harder. thumbs_up.gif

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JustToEatCake Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 1:30am
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Awesome. I have wondered about him many times!!! Therapy can work wonders!!! I have seen it happen many times!

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