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Payne’s Story

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Latest Journal Update

10/26/14

When Payne had his accident, he was not cited by the police.  They determined that the accident was not his fault, therefore, Payne still has his drivers license.  However, given the type of injury he suffered, we wanted to ensure that he is ready to drive when he returns to the road to drive solo.  He has been driving with Mark or I as often as he can.  We have also enrolled him in the Southview Neuro Rehab driving re-certification program.  Last Tuesday, he completed the first component with flying colors.  This included a test over driving laws, etc. and driving on the simulator.  Payne's evaluator said that she has no concerns at this time and that he did extremely well.  Next he will complete an on-road test in a couple weeks.

There was very nice article about Payne in the Dayton Daily News on Thursday focusing on Payne's recovery.  When the reporter asked Payne why he continues to attend all soccer practices and games, Payne said the following,"It's a team I played a part in making successful, and I want to see them be successful."  On Thursday the soccer team won the district title for the third year in a row (a school record for consecutive district titles).  It was a very exciting game ending in sudden death penalty kicks.  The team is now in the Sweet 16 of the state tournament. I posted a photo of the seniors with the trophy.

We continue to be very happy with the progress Payne is making with his new physical therapist.  He had a session this morning that was great.  Under his therapist's direction, he is able to improve his walking gait to look much more normal.  When Payne does this, he has to really concentrate to make his foot, ankle, knee and hip work correctly.  As his therapist said, as humans we take years and millions of steps to get the walking gait normal and without thought as we progress from toddlers to young children.  Payne is starting over with this process, so it will take a lot of repetition to get to the point where he will not have to consciously think about moving each joint correctly. 

For those of you who are out of town and want to read the article, here is the link http://shar.es/1mT3Xg .
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Melinda Eubel
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It was so great to be there to watch this exciting game and milestone for the team. Let's hope the streak continues tonight! Payne's dedication to his recovery and his team continue to be inspiring for so many.
Russ Rau
By Russ & Carol Rau and Shari Rau
Good news Payne. It was great seeing you and talking to you while visiing your Grandma and Grandpa. Keep up your great recovery work.
Love, Russ and Carol Rau and Shari Rau
shannon Driskell
By The Driskell Family
We read both articles in the paper--great articles. The photo in the paper is awesome! We all are so impressed with your extreme dedication to Payne's recovery. Good luck at the Sweet 16 game on Wednesday!
Melissa Moody
By Melissa
That is a wonderful article (I would expect no less from Diana!). Payne has been such an inspiration to so many, and it's wonderful to see him progressing so well! We all continue to pray for him daily and are encouraged and inspired by his drive and determination (and the rest of your family's). Love to you all!
Shawn Clark
By Shawn Clark
Praise God for Payne's wonderful progress and attitude! Praise Him, Jehovah Rophi, Our God who heals!
Jeannie Madison
By Jeannie Madison
Wonderful! Keep going Payne, I know you will make it all the way! You have made such tremendous progress. Thank you God. Oceans of Prayers continue.
Ginny Greene
By Ginny
It was a nice article.
Great soccer victory.
Sounds positive c with driving
Team Siguanan from baby steps to young adult soon. YES
Kathy & Ken Kingston
By Ken and Kathy Kingston
The DDN article was very nice. I love Payne's spirit and attitude! It's wonderful that the new therapist has helped Payne improve so markedly in such a short time too. We really did notice how natural his walk and jog looked on Sr. Night for soccer. We continue praying and believing for God to finish the healing work. And we continue to pray for yours and Mark's stamina and time for rest. Stay encouraged! Your report is very positive and uplifting! Again, thank you for taking the time to share. Love, hugs, and blessings~
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Kathy & Ken Kingston
By Ken and Kathy Kingston
The DDN article was very nice. I love Payne's spirit and attitude! It's wonderful that the new therapist has helped Payne improve so markedly in such a short time too. We really did notice how natural his walk and jog looked on Sr. Night for soccer. We continue praying and believing for God to finish the healing work. And we continue to pray for yours and Mark's stamina and time for rest. Stay encouraged! Your report is very positive and uplifting! Again, thank you for taking the time to share. Love, hugs, and blessings~