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  • May 11, 2012 5:12am

    Congratulations on your great achievement.  You have come a long way since August 2010.  And I know you will continue your progress once you are "back home in Indiana."  

    Greenwood, IN 

    Charlotte Jones

  • May 2, 2012 2:10pm

    Great job Chris!!!  We hope to see you and your wonderful family this Summer at he lake!

    Randall and Vickie Cory

  • May 1, 2012 9:25pm

    You are an amazing man.  I am truly proud of the committment and fortitude you have shown to reach this important milestone.  I know that the battle is not over, and you will be challenged with issues from your accident for ever, but you will reach goals you never imagined you could reach.  good work, chris, - the exciting and most rewarding part of your life is just beginning.


    Uncle WADE

    Wade Roemke

  • May 1, 2012 3:27pm

    So proud of you, Chris! Can't wait to catch up in Indy.


    keith friend

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  • May 1, 2012 11:58am

    Congratulations Chris.  I'm so proud of you.  Anyway, welcome to Indy and I hope to meet you soon.  Give your mother my love and tell her I'm looking forward ot bridge.

    Judi LeMond

  • May 1, 2012 9:13am

    Congratulations Chris, what an accomplishment! You have so many behind you. The best is yet to come. Safe travels to you and your mom. I know the whole family will be happy to be united again. Body, mind and soul have done a lot of healing, there is more to come. Keep the faith!

    Cheryl Markey

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  • May 1, 2012 8:55am

    Outstanding, Chris. Looking forward to hearing about next steps, figuratively and literally.

    Dennis Bumgarner

    Denny Bumgarner

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  • Apr 30, 2012 10:35pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!  Best wishes in the future.

    Charlotte Jones

  • Apr 28, 2012 1:55pm


    I am trying to find it on TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No matter how many steps you take WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    Marlys-Jean Natonick

  • Apr 22, 2012 2:33pm

    Stated so well. You have come a long way and have ecperienced so much that only you can really know. We can agonize with you, have empathy for you but only you all know the depth of this life altering injury. The insurance companies are a blight and an insult to humanity. Greed is their motto. They parcel out their authorizations with stingy hands and closed minds. Many of us have had experiences with them that are not what we expected or were helpful in our time of need. How do they sleep at night? Fortunately, you all would not accept no for an answer and the status quo was not an option so you pushed into the future with fierce determination and searched out all the possibilities for the best possible recovery for Chris. It just shows you don't always have to accept the hand you are dealt. With hard work that none of us can realize, Chris escaped the worst of his injuries and has made an opportunity for a better life than it could have been. You deserve all the praise for that hard work and determination, the research you did to find the best opportunities and the stamina to get through it. You are admired by many. Have a safe journey home and much continued success, Chris.

    Good luck on the walk.

    Cheryl Markey

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  • Apr 22, 2012 7:51am

    Hi Chris, Congratulations , You are finally going home. I know this must seem a little scary to you and you must be sad to leave all the therapist and doctors and nurses that have been by your side since you first came there
    but now you can start your life again and be with all your family and friends
    who all love you. I am sure they are all waiting for you to come home. I will miss reading your post on here and hearing about your progress but hopefully I can get some news from Robbie Finkles mom. Take care and God speed. Jean Snow

    Jean Snow

  • Apr 22, 2012 7:44am

    Wow!  Coming home.  How wonderful for you and your family and friends.  It is probablity a bit intimidating too. Know that all who know you are thinking and praying for you.  It was just yersteray as I was going through old photos there was a picture of you, Chris, Holly and Maggie looking down on the grass at lake Wawasee taking in your catch of fish.  You couln't have been more than 7 years old.  It brought a smile to my face of the adventures all of you were going to see and experience in the following years.  God bless you, Chris, and your loving family.


    Helen Goller

    Helen Goller

  • Apr 19, 2012 8:52pm

    Happy Birthday Chris!!!!
    I have really been enjoying reading the updates and I am SO delighted that you're doing the walk!
    Can't wait to see you back in Indiana.

    Esther friend

  • Apr 3, 2012 12:06pm

    Chris and family,

    Great to have an update on your progress. You have accomplished so much and I know it has been a marathon in itself on a daily basis. You all would not take no for an answer and continued your search for the best possible treatment and with your hard work and amazing determination, you have gained so much. Hard to keep a good man down. What a family you have. I am happy to support your walk. It is a privilege.

    Wishing you all a blessed Easter with continued healing from the true Healer.


    Cheryl Markey

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  • Apr 3, 2012 7:46am

    Go Chris Go I know you will do it..God Bless

    Rhonda Fishel

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