Zachary’s Story

Site created on March 2, 2021

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Journal entry by Susan & Chris Tucker

Zach has now finished his first week of in patient rehab. He is steadily improving and is definitely tired by the end of the day. With any luck he will be home soon.  2 weeks ago he was a two person max assist to go from sitting to standing and now he is doing it with stand by assist of one person. He is walking with a walker and we began mat exercises today when I was with him in PT. They had been working on mobility issues and I really wanted him learning exercises he can do in bed once he comes home so he can increase his core stability and strength. We also began the process of re-evaluating where he wants to 
be with his life in another year because all steps lead us to that goal. Its a hard road because the process and medications are tough on the body and mind.  

The first blood drive inspired by his journey was held at the Westlake Firehouse yesterday and it was a huge success. 47 of 48 donors showed up and we had several  people show up who wanted to give t hat day (who we referred to the North Texas Orthopedics blood drive this Friday). I am so proud of Deanna Titzler and her family for all their hard work organizing this drive. Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!  Additional thanks go to our new friends at “Jeffrey Has Heart” who assisted in the blood drive and provided lunch for everyone. They are very active in supporting families of congenital heart disease patients and sadly this morning they informed us that they were helping a family, who’s daughter was battling a congenital heart defect, with her funeral arrangements as she had passed valiantly into God’s arms. Please, Keep them all in your prayers. 

This weekend I reminded Zach that his life has touched many people. That if he has ever wondered if his life has meaning he need not look very far. People are praying for him, some on bended knee and others just asking God to watch over him as they go through their day. More importantly they are reconnecting with God. Those who come from faith are reassured and for others, his experiences have removed any doubt of God’s existence. One blood drive is complete and three more are coming up in short order. As I left him to get rest for his next day I realized that he is really reminding us that all of our lives have meaning and that together we are doing things that make God smile and say well done my child. 

Bless you all


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