Saturday, March 22, 2008

Just for fun!

Thanks, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Wayne!

The First Photo Speaks for Itself!

Matt thoroughly enjoyed his first bike ride since he was injured. He actually rode almost 80 miles over three days. He hopes to enter more rides in the future.

Here are some links to sites that have lots more information and links to video and photos of the ride:

Matt also has some other great events coming up. In April his unit will be returning from Iraq. Matt, Angel and Terry, Jr. all plan to meet the troops when they return to Fort Riley. It will be the first time since their injuries that all three of these guys will be together as well as be with their unit.
In May, Matt will be receiving an award for Senator Bob Dole at the University of Kansas in honor of the anniversary of the special education department. Senator Dole will not be able to attend and has asked Matt to be there for him. Matt said he would be honored to do so.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Matt is an uncle, again

Matt has become an uncle again. His sister, Jessica, delivered a precious baby girl (who was not due until mid-June) on March 6. Matt's newest neice weighed in at one pound and twelve ounces. She must have Matt's fighting spirit because she is doing very well!