Justin Carey's Journal
Written Jul 13, 2013 4:50amOne of Justin's ROTC cadets Kyle Harris is working with Walk to Stop which is a suicide prevention program, has invited our family to attend a benefit concert in the park (Battleground Village Park) tomorrow night. Justin's fello cadets will be selling cotton candy and some of the proceeds will help fund Justin's leg. I'm so proud to be an ROTC mom! This huge family has shown so much support for Justin this last month it's unreal! He misses being in ROTC and can't wait to go back in the fall and start shooting on the air rifle team again. He misses his coaches, his Col and his Chief as well. We were able to stop by the school on Wednesday to say hi to the cadets who are in a summer leadership program. The kids surrounded the car in anticipation to see Justin. The look on their faces was priceless. It was like Justin has come home from war. Which in some sense, he has.
May God richly bless all of your souls for being such great people in your support and love for our child. May your children also be blessed for the love and support they show daily.
Loves to you all.
We are HOME!!!!
Written Jul 9, 2013 9:07pmI'm very excited to announce that we got to come home yesterday. Though our journey is no where finished, our hospital stay is! Yay!!!! We have 8 weeks to heal his femurs then we go to Shriners hospital in Portland for a leg!! Yay again!!! Justin is not allowed to bare ANY weight on his femurs so he will be in a wheelchair for at least 8, maybe 12 weeks. In the next few weeks we have appointments galore!!! Stay tuned for more pics, news, fundraisers and all around good stuff on our journey!
-love you all
Where we are now....
Written Jul 7, 2013 8:50pmWe apologize for not keeping you updated for a few days, we've just been focused on Justin and getting him better. He has been working a lot with physical therapy the last several days and is pretty good getting in and out of a wheel chair. Justin will spend the next 8-12 weeks in a chair due to still having two broken femurs. He can't bare any weight on them until they are healed completely. That is when he learns to walk again.
We are unsure where we will go in the next few days, for now, we are still at Peace Health SW but could be transferred to one of the Portland hospitals that has a pediatric rehab.
Now very much new news, however, Justin is in excellent spirits and loves when he has visitors! He does a good job with making everyone feel comfortable around his amputated leg. The last thing he needs/wants is for everyone to see him as 'different' because he's not. He's the same sweet, funny kid we all love.
One week from today South Pacific Cafe in Battleground along with Justin's ROTC family will host a huge fundraiser. You seriously don't wanna miss this event. The whole community is getting involved!
We are hoping Justin will get a 'day pass' and be able to attend the event as well but nothing is for sure.
When Justin is ready to leave the hospital we will do another press release. So stay tuned for more info on that.
Continue to pray for his emotional health, his courage and his strength.
We love you all!