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Thank you so much for all of your miraculous healings overthe past six months. Thank you for all the many blessings. Lord we ask you watch over the Snider family, friends, community, and the Cooper School. Keep them close to you heart and fill all their pain with your love. Please bless all those who have cared for Ayla, given support, sent prayers and love. Give us the strength to continue to heal, love, and lead!
Today marks the 6 month anniversary of the accident. It's hard to believe six months have passed. So much of it has been a blur. But there’s not a minute that goes by we don’t think about Gracie, her legacy, and her family. We love you Gbear(#7).
It’s been a month since Ayla had her screws and rods removed. It was a very successful surgery. Ayla handled it just like everything else, miraculously. Thank you so much for the prayers around that surgery and recovery. She did have an allergic reaction to the glue they used to close the incision. Once that was cleaned up in Mid-October it has healed nicely with low amounts of pain. Ayla has stated she feels way better with them out. Check out the picture and you’ll understand why, they are huge. That's a lot of metal in a tiny little body!
School: Ayla has picked right back up with her school work and the social aspect of course. She is keeping up with grade level curriculum. She is in the top reading group and working really hard at math(aren’t we all). Thank you the entire Evergreen staff and students for all the love and support!
Therapy: Physical therapy only occurred a few times this month with the surgery and recovery time. In the couple of sessions she did have, the therapist has indicated they are done focusing on the vestibular (related to balance) work. Ayla has improved drastically with her balance and movements. Moving forward, PT will be working on strengthening muscles, coordination, running,etc. Thank You Dave and St. Luke’s for being an awesome support for Ayla!
Speech: Ayla continues to make huge improvements. She will have some testing in the next couple months around comprehension and decision making skills. Pray this goes well. Ayla is really doing well in her speech therapy, so well she may befinished soon! Thank you Ashley and Alese for all the love, support, and hard work!
Prayer Request: For counseling and healing for all the members of the family. Noah, Janelle, and Nathan all are receiving some counseling. We ask some thoughts and prayer for Ayla to continue to make improvements at school and therapies. Ayla will have her six month follow-up at Children’s in Seattle on November 25th and 26th. The follow-up will consist of a neuropsychological evaluation and some individual emotional/mental testing. We look forward to seeing all our doctors, nurses,therapists, and staff at Children’s. We miss ya’ll. A big prayer request for the future and our new normal, at times it all seems so overwhelming. We still need help finding the new normal, adjusting to it and falling into a rhythm of daily life.
Thanks to each of you for all the love, support, and blessings. You continue to hold us close to your hearts and in your prayers and we can feel it. It makes such a difference in our lives.