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My Story

Isaiah Scruggs is 13 years old. He was playing on 02.05.2013 when he climbed to the top of a tree and fell from about 25 feet. He has a complete spinal cord injury. Right now, he is a rehabilitation program in Charlotte, N.C. 


Isaiah is now several months past his injury, he is still paralyzed, he spent two months in Levine's Children's Hospital, had several weeks of rehab locally, spent three days in the hospital here in Shelby, he has spent one month at Shepherd's Center in Atlanta for more intensive therapies. And he's had one outpatient surgery

He has worn out one set of tires on his wheelchair, the tires he has now are only a couple weeks old. 

He has been denied the standing frame by our insurance, so we've appealed that, he has also been denied an FES machine by our insurance so we've appealed that. (Please pray that we will be able to have these items approved or be able to raise the money to purchase these items) 

Isaiah has had significant support when he was first injured especially. Our church family has been a tremendous blessing to our family. 

He has not had too many bad days, he has had some bad days. Fortunately not too many. 

His faith and trust in God even on his bad days are remarkable. 

Isaiah continues to need your prayer support and we thank you very much for praying. 

Also since Isaiah's injury we've had to move so that Isaiah would have more room. In addition to our moving many of Isaiah's friends have moved or will be moving soon, as their parents go on to work in various ministries. 

Something Isaiah greatly misses is being able to go outside and walk the dogs or cut the grass. Those were two of his favorite things to do. 

We've set up a fundraiser for Isaiah to help meet his needs. You may find that here 
http://www.gofundme.com/3rrspc

Isaiah's life has forever been changed because of his spinal cord injury. Please pray that God will help him to always trust him even when life is difficult. 

Romans 8:28 has been a blessing and a very real encouragement to me as we've faced this year. Because it is one of the greatest promises God has given to His children. And that promise is that "all things" not some things, but "All things" work together for good for those who love him.. And by that we are greatly comforted even when life is unpleasant and difficult.



Romans 8:28  
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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barbara scruggs posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday,".

We were finally able to take some things to the Ronald McDonald house for their gift closet, we were planning to do that when Isaiah had his last appointment in Charlotte ... Read more

barbara scruggs posted a new journal entry, "Isaiah has been doing well".

Other than complaining more with his back. He'd planned to go with his sister to one of her classes again today but changed his mind this morning when he woke up not ... Read more

barbara scruggs posted a new journal entry, "Thursday,,,".

So I went and deleted several entries earlier, mostly because I really ramble a lot some days. However, someone told me that maybe it's be better to not do that. (I had ... Read more

barbara scruggs posted a new journal entry, "Wednesday Night".

Today, has been a good day for Isaiah. He was up early and went with his sister to school today. He enjoyed the American Government class. He also went with her when she ... Read more

Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad< www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal signed Isaiah's Guestbook.

Oh I wanted to say I read it all.WRITE ON !!!! Read more

Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad< www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal signed Isaiah's Guestbook.

I have journeyed. Through the long, dark night.  Out on the open seaBy faith alone,  Sight unknown And yet His eyes were watching meThe anchor holds.  Though the ship ... Read more

barbara scruggs posted a new journal entry, "Sunday".

Isaiah seems to feel better this morning than yesterday, he was complaining with his stomach hurting yesterday and just not feeling well in general. He was up and ready ... Read more

barbara scruggs posted a new journal entry, "Friday".

Today it's been really pretty outside. Also Isaiah seems to be in a much better mood than yesterday. Yesterday was not a particularly pleasant day.Today we went for a ... Read more

barbara scruggs posted a new journal entry, "Wednesday evening".

Numotion came by yesterday and replaced the front tires on Isaiah's wheelchair, and made a note about the arm-rests, hopefully they'll be able to replace those soon. As ... Read more

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