Well after several weeks of waiting for a response and getting all of the paper work organized to send to the Shepherds Institute in Atlanta we finally got a phone call today! On July 22nd I am going to Atlanta where I will be evaluated by the doctors at Shepherds. They will test my legs to see what muscles are firing design a program specifically for my needs. I will be doing outpatient therapy which will require me living in Atlanta in apartments that are owned by the institute. Everyday I will go to the center for intense physical therapy and occupational therapy. Shepherds is a nationally acclaimed center for spinal cord research and therapy. They will work on my legs using state of the art equipment and therapy.
On July 22nd I am just going to be evaluated, however I will be admitted soon after the exam. I am not sure yet of the exact date I will be admitted. Being sent to this center has been an answer to prayers. I can not wait to get started with intense therapy! I AM READY TO WORK!! I will work everyday and all day until I walk again!
I see God working in my life every step along the way. I am defying the odds and continuing to work towards complete healing. The accident although tragic in some ways has been a blessing. The change in my life is definitely NOT something that is easy to handle. Everyday is a struggle, but I am blessed throughout every hardship I face. I have met so many great people who have encouraged me and been there for me throughout everything! I could NOT have done this without you all. Most importantly are the prayers that have gone up on my behalf. I can not even begin to tell you how each and everyone of you have had an impact on this miracle. The miracle that everyone is witnessing is a testament to the strength of God and my struggles will hopefully bring glory to him.
I am confident that I will walk again! Medically speaking this shouldn't be happening. I should not be able to move my legs, but I am! Even today I moved my legs with a lot of force and quickness. I can move them back and forth with NO problem. If someone puts resistance on my feet I can push them back. PRAISE GOD! Slowly but surely I am getting more and more back in my legs. Once I get into rehab I will have access to advanced treatment to regain more movement and strengthen the movement I have already gotten back.
Thank you all for your support and prayers! Please, please, I need you ALL to walk again...I can not do this on my own. I continue to ask for your prayers so that I may have complete healing!
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