Friday, April 29, 2011

If this doesn't make you smile... NOTHIN' will!

15 comments:

  1. Definatly made me SMILE...and cry! Gates! You are amazing!!! It's been so great to follow your progress via this blog. I LOVE your perseverance. You are always in our prayers and so many others. NEVER GIVE UP! You are an encouragement to so many!

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  2. Very cool! Next he'll be walking.

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  3. Hi Gates. Our prayers are with you. The girls, Gayle and I look everyday at this to find ot how you are doing. The road ahead will be bumpy but I know you can do it. We love you hon.
    Love, Kailey, Kaitlin, Gayle, and me

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  4. GATES YOU'RE THE MAN! Keep of the great work! We all love you!

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  5. Hey buddy! Lookin' good. Looks like you're about ready for arm wrestling practice! Just say the word and I'll make it happen! ;)
    -Isaiah

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  6. Yes!!!!Gates...
    What a wonderful video. Your doing so good. This made me laugh & happy tears.Keep up the good work & hold too your faith. I have learned so much & my testimony has grown so much from you & your family.Love you...keep up the good work!!!

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  7. Hey Gates- You don't even know me, but I am Dan Bit's older sister and I have been following your blog and praying for you every step of the way- especially for you to get the movement in your arms back. I was so happy to watch this video today and see your amazing progress!! You are an inspiration to so many!!

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  8. YESSSSS! :) Dude, good work! My video wouldn't load yesterday or today, but it finally did tonight! (I think I watched it at least ten times, and It got better every time) You are rockin it man, keep up the good work! I am so happy for you!
    -Glade

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  9. Way to go Gates!! You are an inspiration. I only know of you from my brother. But I am praying for you and cheering for you:)

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  10. Amazing Gates...way to go!!!! You are an inspiration, keep it going, great things are ahead for you. We keep you in our prayers daily. Thanks for making me smile BIG today!!!

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  11. way to go Gates!!!!!!!!! This video made us laugh and smile...great work...

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  12. I learned about this on the Channel 4 news. I watched your videos and I'm hoping & praying for you!! I wish you the best!!

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  13. Oh yeah!!! That was awesome!

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  14. At this point it is all about "firsts" and that is how to stay positive. I broke my back, severed my spinal cord and had surgery. I thought my life was over, to imagine life with out snowboarding and everything my legs allowed me to do, but that is not what to focus on. Everytime I did a first since my surgery I starting thinking to myself...who can remember their first time feeding themselves, the first time they brush their their teeth, comb their hair, their first unassisted bath, watching their father burst into tears as they take their first steps. Seeing the unconditional love and support of friends family and strangers. These are moments in life that will carry you through each day. Each day I feel pain I remember all my firsts and how blessed I am to experience thesefirsts that everyone else can't remember because they were too young. Everyday I know the lord has a plan for me, I have been touched by others strength and the strength and experience you find through this injury will help others in need. You have become a hero with your amazing strength and positivity in the wake of tradgedy. Look forward to the future, cherish you "first", keep pushing forward knowing the lord is by your side and you will be blessed everyday and when it feels too much to bear you can turn to your lords and brother who knows exactly what you are going through. You can email me if you need someone to come chat to you, offer what I have learned, share my strengths and my weakness and how i have overcome those and coped with them. I would love to do that, it has been something I have done many times for many people I now call friends and heros. Emilyboarder@gmail.com

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