It's been a little while since I've shared anything or updates on my brother. Sept 1st will be 2 years since his accident, I can't believe we're approaching the 2 year mark. The craziest part, he's made the most progress these last couple of months. With a TBI injury, you have absolutely no way of knowing the outcome. When progress will stop, if they'll make progress at all, etc. In the beginning months the doctors didn't know if he'd live, and thought that if he did he'd have no quality of life. Months and months of uncertainty, waiting for him to wake up.
We kept our faith and we always knew that he'd be ok. This boy was going to walk again. Well guess what, he's walking alright. My sweet little brother, the 6 foot 7 walking, talking, Jesus praising miracle <3
My family is scheduled to come home to Oklahoma in 2 weeks. They'll be leaving Florida, where Christian has been receiving rehab at FINR over the last year, and returning home. The trial is scheduled to start Monday Aug 10th, they will be present for that. Christian is at a point where he can be home now, he'll still have outpatient rehab and still has a ways to go, but he can come home! I thought I'd take a moment to give you a little update on what he's been up to lately.
-He turned 18 in February.
-He's walking, on his own!
-He's gone from not being able to see in front of his face to watching tv with mom.
-He got to watch fireworks in Wauchula.
-He would live on hamburgers & cheesecake if mom would let him, all the boy talks about.
-His class graduated this May. It was bittersweet of course and even though he wasn't able to be there or walk across the stage, they sent him a cap & gown. A graduation party was planned for him at FINR and all kinds of people came to celebrate him. He had a wonderful time, hamming it up & soaking up all of the attention.
As my family prepares to come home, I'd love it if you could keep them in your prayers. Moving back, attending the trial, starting a new normal, financial stresses, etc. Prayers for strength, for Christian & my mom. Also, there are still updates and all kinds of videos (several of him walking) posted regularly to the Facebook page. Thank you all so much for following along and for your constant prayers, sweet words & support.