|Cherie, Gates and Brian|
You know when it didn’t snow?
Guess where Gates was today…
The allure of beautiful weather and fresh air seduced Gates past the reception area and into the sunlight, companioned by a cool breeze. He joked to his dad, “As soon as I get a motorized wheelchair… I’m outta here.” He was outside.
I’d explained, a few days ago, I was going to slow down on my daily posts and yesterday I shared a magnificent video of Gates; a fitting place to give time for others to catch up for a day or two. On a family walk, with my two small children, I slowed as I passed the Hunsaker home; I felt a strong impression to write tonight, I am elated I called Brian.
“Through personal prayer, through family prayer, by trusting in God with faith, nothing wavering, we can call down to our rescue His mighty power. His call to us is as it has ever been: “Come unto Me.’” – President Thomas S. Monson
Gates held his arm straight, from elbow to fingertip, and then slowly lowered his hand, keeping his arm steady. He exclaimed with boyish excitement, “It did what I wanted it to do!”
As a collective effort from all of you, of all beliefs, we’ve focused our prayers on Gates gaining control of his wrists. Today, “It did what [he] wanted it to do!”
Thank you! Thank you for your continued prayers! Gates progress is more than impressive, as many of you shared, “inspiring.”
It gets better…
His therapist then gave Gates a paper cup, asking him to bring it to his mouth to drink. After the third or fourth attempt, he did it!
In classic Gates spirit, he threw the remaining water on his therapist…
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