Wednesday, June 18, 2008

GOD IS GOOD! Great News!

The other day our family was introduced to a physical therapists who specialized in spinal cord injuries. She was the wife of a gentlemen who works with my brother. Hearing my story she wanted to visit and work with me. When she arrived at my house we were overwhelmed by her knowledge of my injury and the different exercises she wanted me to try. My therapist stayed at my house for two hours and we did very intense workouts. It was funny but if you were a fly on the wall in my room you would think I was giving birth. HAHA! My therapist was yelling..."PUSH, PUUUSH!!" while my mom was saying "breath Brent breath" we all stopped and laughed at what we were saying. Although I didn't give birth I was definitely straining with every movement.

My family and I were BLOWN AWAY by the amount of movement I had in my legs. They were moving more than they had ever moved before. I could roll my legs from side to side, bridge my bottom off the bed a few inches and kick my legs down and back up on my side. I could literally push my legs down with force. PRAISE GOD! I am a miracle!

There is NO DOUBT that my progress has been a miracle from God. I have never given up and I never believed in the odds the doctors gave me. 5% is what they said.......5%!! Really?? I never thought God worked well with odds. Believe me when I say I still have a LONG WAYS to go! I don't want to give you the impression that I am doing jumping jacks, and walking....BUT, my progress is VERY encouraging. Hopefully soon I can get into rehab and continue with intense rehab. I will never give up on my goal to walk again one day. In order for this goal to come true I can not do this alone. My progress has nothing to do with me but from all the prayers that have gone up on my behalf. Whenever someone says a prayer for me you are directly affecting my progress.

My injury is beyond medical science. No one knows how each person will heal. Every injury is different but mine was the worst possible prognosis. A "T-10 ASIA-A COMPLETE" with that prognosis only 5% of people regain movement. When I left rehab I was a "T-11 ASIA-B INCOMPLETE" with this prognosis my percentage went up drastically but they were still unsure of the amount of movement I would get back. However, NOW I have much more movement and I have surpassed all the odds. In order for me to be healed I must have faith. Trust in God and give my recovery over to him.

I want to thank everyone for following this blog and continuing to pray for me. I come to you now asking for more prayers. Now is not the time to slow down on the prayers. I ask everyone to please continue to pray for me and tell others about my story and ONE DAY........I WILL WALK AGAIN!
I LOVE YOU ALL!
IN HIM,
BRENT

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!! He is hearing our prayers! This is great news about your new therapist. Only God could have provided such a wonderful blessing.
It is always amazing to read the progress you are making. Keep up the good work and one day you will walk!!!
In HIM,
Cynthia M

Cindi Burleson said...

Brent,
I know God is working with and through you. Thank you for sharing your faith as you go through this. You are a blessing to others to give them strength and courage. God will bless you and we are praying for you every step of the way.
Mickey and Cindi Burleson

Norma said...

Brent, Yes, God is goooood!!!! I continue to lift you up in prayer throughout the day and know that God is your healer and He will stay by you always. Keep up the good work and continue to lean on our God. May He bless and keep you.
In Him,
Norma A.

Matt said...

Take it one day at a time and keep moving forward. Continue to believe the Truth, not the facts. God has big plans for you. One day you will be encouraging and giving hope to newly injured patients, telling them about your complete recovery. Prayers going up from Indiana for you.

Matt

Kimberly said...

Brent~ dude! I miss you! I have been on a 2 week road trip with my 71 one year old dad to Cali and back. I took prayer on the road for you :) Can't wait until I see you July 9th!

Love and Prayers,

Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Brent,
Brenda and I are so happy about your progress. It's obvious that God is working in your life and I really appreciate your awesome attitude! Keep up the good work and we'll keep up the prayers!

In Him,
Morris and Brenda

edensfamily said...

Brent, That is so awesome!! Your a testimony of God's healing power.

jerry burchfield said...

Brent: Your most encouraging news came on the same day that our friend, Nathaniel Lambert, also posted a great day (caringbridge.org/visit/nathaniellambert). I shared your 'you tube' reference with him in the hopes of strengthening him too.

Keep the faith. Greetings to mom and dad.


In Him,
jerry burchfield

Anonymous said...

Brent,

We are so happy to hear of your progess. Praise God! I havent posted on here lately, but we have been following your progress and praying for your healing.

Hope to see you when we come home in July.

Love,
Carol Hilbert and Family

Kathy said...

Hey Brent!
God truly is amazing! We are praying for you to get into the best rehab possible as soon as possible. Keep up the hard work and know that God will continue to amaze us all!

Lvoe,
Robin, Kathy and Christopher