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My Story

4/29-Aaron enjoyed his EFE (Early Field Experience) at Star of Bethlehem. He got to teach his cousin Hannah! 

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I am starting to put the book about Aaron together. The outline is complete, and I am in the process of going thru our documentation as well as documentation from Waukesha County and especially Winnebego State Mental Hospital. Sadly some of the material no longer exists because by law medical records are only kept for 7 years.  But Winnebego saved everything going back 10 years! They sent us over 800 pages (Aaron was there for 3 years).  It is gut wrenching to go thru, but it reminds us of the incredible miracle God has blessed us with!



Aaron is doing great in the most important way! He is the Apple of God's eye and he is being protected on his path towards heaven. He was marked by God to be His own when he was baptized 3 days after he was born!

 

Aaron is very special to many people because God made him very special. During the last seven years we have seen evidence of God's love even in Aaron's illness. Aaron has Schizophrenia, perhaps one of the most challenging med resistant forms that a person can have. But even in Aaron's deepest delusions we saw God's hand. Aaron touched many people with God's word and God's love in places that most of us don't go, hospitals, nursing homes, and mental institutions.

 

As Aaron recovers from the brain damage he suffered he continues to touch people. His gentle nature, respect for the doctors, nurses, and therapists helping him, and the hope he never lets go of continue to reflect God's love. Some people who weren't as close to Jesus have told us they are praying now.

 

God isn't done using Aaron just yet!

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Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

9/19/07 - Aaron is beginning to take tests in his classes and he is doing well. Unfortunately Aaron had to drop 1 class, Sociology. He is working full time, and having ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

9/19/07 - Aaron is beginning to take tests in his classes and he is doing well. Unfortunately Aaron had to drop 1 class, Sociology. He is working full time, and having ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

April of 1999 – Aaron turns 15 and develops Schizophrenia. Aaron goes in and out of hospitals during the next 7 years.20061/29 – Aaron ran into traffic on his way back ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

2/7 Aaron is moved out of the SICU into his own room back on floor 2 of the North Tower (room 20). Aaron doesn’t seem to be improving too much, but the OT (occupational ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

1/31 Aaron remained unconscious and was placed in the SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit). He received excellent care. He was intubated and vented to assist his breathing, ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

2/12 Aaron seems to look at us more clearly with a degree of awareness (especially when we enter the room). Aaron looked outside when we talked about the weather outside. ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

2/15 – It is clear that Aaron is no longer in a Coma. The list of things Aaron can do again is miraculous! Smiling, responding by blinking, moving his hand a little when ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

2/22 In consultation with the doctors at Lakeview it has been determined that Aaron should be placed back on all of his anti-psychotic meds. Several people are going to ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

2/15 – It is clear that Aaron is no longer in a Coma. The list of things Aaron can do again is miraculous! Smiling, responding by blinking, moving his hand a little when ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

Mar 1-Aaron continues to progress! The therapists are impressed with his improvement, and his efforts during rehab. They are especially pleased with his effort to talk. ... Read more

Mark Leverence posted a new journal entry.

Mar 8-Aaron's examination with Dr. Schmelling at Freodtert went well. They are not concerned about the lump on Aaron's leg. Aaron has a new set of therapies for his legs. ... Read more

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