Monday, July 25, 2011
It is truly inspiring for me...
"My recovery was lots of walking, I worked up at Brighton and would lay down when my back hurt, I would go outside and make snowmen and that strengthened my back. Unfortunately I did not have insurance and with all the bills I couldn't afford physical therapy, the hospital kicked me out a week after my surgery because of that, luckily my mother took a month off of work to be my nurse. She had to help feed me, bathe me, brush my hair and teeth, dress me, give me my meds on a schedule and help me with my physical therapy.
"Once I was strong enough from walking and building snowmen I started snowshoeing, then 6 months after surgery I went snowboarding..that was so scary! I was told not to crash! Then I spent April, May, June and July at Snowbird and snowshoeing to get my strength back even more.
"It is a long road...but it is life changing and humbling. Savoring every experience and every accomplishment means so much to me. Each person is given different situations and challenges in life and each person chooses how they will handle that. I am just so glad that through my experiences that I had been able to meet and make great friends and helped them through their recovery.
"It makes me so happy to see Gates' positive attitude, you can see him working hard and pushing through so much to achieve goals. It is truly inspiring for me. I will keep watching the blog for the next event so I can come meet Gates! Stay strong!"
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