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Andrew’s Story

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Two weeks ago we ate our lunch outside, Andrew finished his drink set his cup down, flicked it with his fingers and then started snapping his fingers! He acted as if he has been snapping everyday.  Way to go Andrew! The brain continues to heal, and every therapy helps in its special way. Of course the good thoughts and prayers propel us forward on Andrew's journey.

Kurt left a few weeks ago for Germany where he will be teaching kindergarten. He was home for four glorious months.  Besides being a huge help to Jim and I, he more importantly was a spirit booster to Andrew.  Nobody can make Andrew laugh like Kurt and those two laughed all day long.  With todays technology we can text, talk and face time, so they still can have plenty of fun conversations.

Andrew will finish up his forty days of hyperbaric therapy next Thursday.  It was a big decision to try an unconventional therapy and I am so glad we did.  It was a perfect time of year to be driving so far away from home on a daily basis.  It also gave me the opportunity to realize that Andrew and I can go places on our own!  We are hoping to see more improvements after the therapy is complete when Andrew won't have the fatigue factor of the daily commute.   

 Andrew came down with a head cold, so it was a laid back weekend of watching movies and resting.  He seems a lot better tonight, hopefully with a good night sleep he will be ready for his last week of hyperbaric.  

The addition is coming along, the construction is only an inconvenience  and will soon be a memory.  We are really looking forward to Andrew having his own space and having a kitchen sink again.

We are so grateful for all of the help we receive from so many people. We ask that you continue to pray for Andrew and our family. No improvement is too small, and we celebrate each step on Andrew's journey.
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Lisa Persin
By Lisa Anne Persin
always glad to hear from you and the improvements Andrew is making. hope you will be able to enjoy the beautiful days ahead. as always many prayers and blessings.
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Cathy Passini
hi my name is Cathy, I'm sorry to say I haven't been on here in quite some time. My husband has been wheelchair bound for 25 years and 2 years ago ended up having to battle with cancer. just had surgery on tuesday and he's doing well only time will tell if it's gone for good. I'm glad to hear Andrew is still improving I know it's a long hard road but you learn to adjust. I'm the person your husband came to pick up the parallel bars from. Where they of any help for Andrew? Take care and God bless you and your family.
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