Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
We are so thankful for all of the prayers, support and good wishes from family and friends and from people we will never know. Thank you so much to those of you who have contributed gifts to Matt and his family as well. Please keep all of those families effected by war in your hearts...there has to be a better way. We are so very lucky to still have Matt. Our prayers are with those who will not be with the ones they love this holiday season. May you find peace and joy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Good News

Matt has returned from a renewing trip to Florida. He went sailing in the mornings and snorkeling in the afternoons. He said he has made some wonderful new friends. Upon returning to the CFI today, Matt had his legs cast for his prosthetics. He may be up walking by tomorrow! His first legs will be "stubbies" which are short, kneeless and have backward facing feet for balance. Go! Matt!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Matt has been working to learn to use his arm prosthesis and will be getting a new hand attachment which is a hook type devise. He is scheduled to get his first leg prostheses in about a month! Hopefully he will be up on his new feet very soon. In the meantime, Matt is going to get to go sailing in Florida. He will be learning to sail on a boat which has been adapted for people with a single arm. He will be traveling with a group of wounded soldiers from the CFI. Smooth sailing, soldiers!