Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!!

Well its Memorial Day and it was a wonderful day. I went to a cook out at our friends the Reed's house. I stayed out on there gorgeous deck on their lake and had BBQ...(which is my favorite!) I was jealous because everyone got to ride the seadoo's but once I can walk again, I assure you I will be tearing up the water just like the old days! Over-all it was a beautiful day on the lake! When we were leaving Dave Reed mentioned that he had an E-Stem or a (Therastem) machine. This is another unit which we have been needing and we were able to use one for my therapy. The Therastem is a unit that will shock my muscles and keep the nerve endings firing. What a blessing, isn't it amazing how God works!?
Last week we also received my moto-med bike. The moto-med is a passive assisted bike that moves my legs for me. The bike is a stationary bike that will move my legs passively because of a built in electric motor but allow me to actively move them once my legs start firing. As I did in rehab my legs moved the petals for several minutes at a time. I am looking forward to my standing frame that is suppose to be in this week as well. My gym is slowly getting built up in my apartment and soon I will be walking again! The progress that I have made is amazing but I still have a long ways to go until I reach my final goal of walking again.
I have spent the past few days researching medical facilities across the country. The places I have found specialize in spinal cord injury rehabilitation so that I can receive hands on state-of-the-art therapy on my legs. The two choices we are currently looking at are the Shepherds Center in Atlanta and the Kennedy Krieger institute in Baltimore. Project Walk is also a possibility for a very strenuous physical therapy regiment.
Since my injury I have met a new friend which I encourage EVERYONE to check out his website. His name is Matt Courson and two years ago he received a similar injury and like me he would not take NO as an answer. Through prayer and therapy he has been able to walk and one day he will walk without assistance. Matt is at the level which i hope to be at one day. I know that he and I will one day walk again. Matt is a man of great faith and both he and his mom has helped our family out tremendously.
His website is www.mattcourson.org
I encourage everyone to check out this website and keep both Matt and I in your prayers as we continue to strive towards complete healing. The videos on this website is some of what I am currently doing and soon I will be doing all of the therapy once I find a rehab center. I know this blog is reaching people around the world, its impact has been huge and I want to add Matt Courson to everyone's prayers. He and I both were given a giant trial to face in this life but through God and with the prayers of everyone I am CONFIDENT through faith that both he an I will one day walk again. Thank you all for your continued prayers!
THANK YOU
I LOVE YOU ALL,
BRENT

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have never quite gotten the hang of blogging, so my replies usually get deleted - but, you gotta keep trying, right Brent? It was so good to see you at worship services last week. Missed you this week so was glad to read your blog and know you are still on track. Since faith without works is dead, it is certain your faith is alive and well because you certainly put forth the works!!! love you, Loretta Parrish

Anonymous said...

Brent,

All this news is so awesome. I had to catch up on my blog reading since I've been on vacation in Seattle. Thanks for putting your address on the blog. I'll try to get a card in the mail soon. You and your family are always in my prayers.

Amanda Slayton

Kevin Bacon said...

B Rent the Man:

Glad you are doin so well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From your reports, I guess I better be puttin on my dancin shoes in a few months and practicin my dance moves.
The 6 degrees cant promise to limit anything on his post. Hay right now I only got nine working fingers. Someone we know and love(?) caused me to break my wedding ring finger.

Now it is your turn to give 6 degrees a DVD. 6 degrees wants you to give Spuds a copy of speech on DVD.

Keep up the hard work!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know they are peeps out there who want to see Kyra, Kristin, Spuds, you, and me cuttin “Footloose”. If we can get the details worked out may be NYC Summer 2009 with a video camera.
Rock on and Rock out

KB

Kevin Bacon said...

B Rent the Man:

Glad you are doin so well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From your reports, I guess I better be puttin on my dancin shoes in a few months and practicin my dance moves.
The 6 degrees cant promise to limit anything on his post. Hay right now I only got nine working fingers. Someone we know and love(?) caused me to break my wedding ring finger.

Now it is your turn to give 6 degrees a DVD. 6 degrees wants you to give Spuds a copy of speech on DVD.

Keep up the hard work!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know they are peeps out there who want to see Kyra, Kristin, Spuds, you, and me cuttin “Footloose”. If we can get the details worked out may be NYC Summer 2009 with a video camera.
Rock on and Rock out

KB

Kevin Bacon said...

B Rent the Man:

Glad you are doin so well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From your reports, I guess I better be puttin on my dancin shoes in a few months and practicin my dance moves.
The 6 degrees cant promise to limit anything on his post. Hay right now I only got nine working fingers. Someone we know and love(?) caused me to break my wedding ring finger.

Now it is your turn to give 6 degrees a DVD. 6 degrees wants you to give Spuds a copy of speech on DVD.

Keep up the hard work!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know they are peeps out there who want to see Kyra, Kristin, Spuds, you, and me cuttin “Footloose”. If we can get the details worked out may be NYC Summer 2009 with a video camera.
Rock on and Rock out

KB

Kevin Bacon said...

B Rent the Man:

Glad you are doin so well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From your reports, I guess I better be puttin on my dancin shoes in a few months and practicin my dance moves.
The 6 degrees cant promise to limit anything on his post. Hay right now I only got nine working fingers. Someone we know and love(?) caused me to break my wedding ring finger.

Now it is your turn to give 6 degrees a DVD. 6 degrees wants you to give Spuds a copy of speech on DVD.

Keep up the hard work!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know they are peeps out there who want to see Kyra, Kristin, Spuds, you, and me cuttin “Footloose”. If we can get the details worked out may be NYC Summer 2009 with a video camera.
Rock on and Rock out

KB

Kevin Bacon said...

B Rent

Is five enough??????

Kevin Bacon said...

B Rent

Is five enough??????

Kevin Bacon said...
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Anonymous said...

Hey Brent! Glad to hear you are doing so well and had a nice holiday. Love the KB comments = )

Phoebe

Stew said...

Brent, I can't wait for Wednesday night live. It was billed on the pamphlet breaking down the Wednesday nights for the summer as "The Brent Adams Story", which made me smell the possibility of NBC's involvement. Care to comment? Because if you're not actually there and it's just a movie with some actor playing you I'll be a little disappointed, as will your fans.

mmlace said...

NBC??? I wouldn't even give it that! I was thinking more like one of those stupid Hallmark channel or Lifetime movies!

Anonymous said...

Brent you inspire me every time I read your blog. You are working that rehab harder than all those muscleheads at Eric's gym, ha ha. I can't wait to see the new "man in black" preaching on July 9th! ;)

With love and prayers,

Kimberly