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Apr 8, 2014 7:49pm

My friend Debby sends me messages when its been too long since I've updated.  Things change so little now that it seems there just isn't much to report.  Days pass quickly when we think of the time that feels lost to this disease, but we remain grateful that Matthew is recovering so well, even if its slow.

Matthew has begun working with a training coach recently.  She is remarkable.  The difference in his mindset with her, verses therapy, is huge.  We are trying to wire him to think of himself and an athlete rehabing from an injury now, instead of whatever else he's had in his head.  He's begun to stand more, to take more steps supported without a "machine" to help, but just leaning on Dad a bit.  Matthew tires easily but yearns to be out with his friends instead of stuck in our social circle, I can't blame him.  So many of his friends are ball players and athletes, they are busy with baseball; and sadly, after more than 14 months, some seem to have forgotten him.  We can't blame them at all, I'm not sure Matt would be any different if the roles were reversed.  Yet, he perciviers.  

6 more weeks of school for him and then summer begins.  We'll be trying to finish up his online school work.  He'll enter Rancho in August as a junior finally, prayerfully on his feet.  Joe has come across a few exciting job opportunities and is in the process of trying to re-enter the work force.  We're excited about that, it will mean big changes for our family. Good changes for us.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers and let us know how we can pray for you as well.  We thank you for your continued support and love for us, we couldn't do this without so many of you helping us.

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