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Cole’s Story

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Latest Journal Update

JULY 26 Homecoming..

Cole was welcomed home Saturday about 5 pm. The departure from Madonna was bittersweet with a morning full of farewell visits around St. Joseph Wing.  Traveling by van and taking breaks at rest stops went smoothly.  Cole, Crystal and Lincoln were greeted at the house by colorful balloons and WELCOME signs posted in their yard!  As Cole surveyed the improvements made inside and outside their house he was left without words...but a heartful of thanks to everyone who has been "PULLING FOR COLE".   Now it was time to settle in as a family of 3 after three and a half months of hospitalization.  In that time Cole has been determined to pursue his recovery process.  He is an inspiration, Crystal is a tower of strength, and Lincoln a big "helper".
Together they will move on to the next step in Cole Nilson-Pursuit Recovery (his facebook page)
Next week Cole will visit Younkers Rehabilitation in Des Moines for the next phase of recovery.  Pray that God will continue to bring all the right people alongside of Cole, Crystal,  & Lincoln to help them climb the mountains in this journey.  They have met the most incredibly caring people in the past months.    Cole is looking forward to being in the community and seeing friends and supporters! 
"There are no shortcuts to places worth climbing"

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karen lloyd
Hello Cole long time since i wrote but today is my first day back to work and i am so glad that your ride home and homecoming went well. im sure its hard to keep up with your little helper Lincoln and i vision you keeping up with him. your next mountain is waiting for you at home with your family, in your home, and your continued rehabilitation. We all send our love and prayers for your recovery. Hugs Aunt Karen
Jennifer Snyder
By Jenny and Chris
So glad the trip was smooth! Sounds like you are getting out and about some, good news too! Prayers for continued rehabilitation and just comfort in knowing you are surrounded by a lot of love in this community. So happy for your family to be reunited!
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Martha Schaefer
By Dan and Marti Schaefer
Welcome home!!! Praying God will continue to bless you, Crystal and Lincoln. We continue to pray everyday
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Tracey Ver Steegh
By Tracey Ver Steegh
Welcome Home!!!!!
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Karen Wichmann
There's just "no place like home," for all of us. To Cole and his family, stay strong and lean on each other. Much love to you and all of your family as we do our part as we hold you up in our prayers to our loving and gracious Father in heaven. Karen Wichmann (Marla's cousin)
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Beth Van Renterghem
By Beth Van Renterghem
Welcome home, Cole! Your family has our continued prayers and we look forward to seeing you when you are settled in!
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Marilyn Van Wyk
By Marilyn Van Wyk
Hoping & praying you will soon have a complete recovery.
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Robin Ferguson
By Robin Ferguson
Very happy to hear you are home. Continued prayers. Curtis,Robin,Cole and Tyson Ferguson
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Carrie Bond
By Carrie Bond
This is great news Buddy! I'm so happy you and your family are back together and can share the moments again!
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Renee Estes
By Love Renee and Will
Wonderful news! We will continue to keep you all in our hearts and thoughts and prayers!
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