Sunday, April 11, 2010

One Year

Brandon has made huge strides the last few weeks. This last week he went on his first bike ride, outside, on a real bike! He did so great and it was so fun to see. Brandon has been working so hard to rebuild his strength. He works out with a trainer twice a week and then goes to the gym and swims or rides a stationary bike the other days. It has made such a difference! He has much more strength and energy.
It's amazing to realize how far we have come when he does the most simple of things like bend over to pick something up, help me carry groceries in from the car or ride a bike. I never thought we would get to the point of being able to do pretty much whatever we wanted, but here we are!
Last Friday, April 2, was the year mark of Brandon's diagnosis. It has been such a big year. We've gone through terrible downs and amazing highs. The Lord has blessed us with a new perspective on life; to never take anything for granted. We are so blessed to be able to go through something where we get to see how many people care and love us. Thanks again for all your support. We couldn't have done it without you.
Katie and Brandon


Lacey said...

i can't believe it has been a year i am so glad brandon is making such good progress! we continue to pray for you!

Curtis said...

You look great Brandon! What an incredible journey you have been on and faced with such courage. I'm very happy for your progress buddy and we look forward to seeing you and Katie, very soon.

McCall said...

WOW - what a miracle and what examples of strength and courage! We love you guys and wish you all the best for the coming year and years ahead! Love ya - Mo

Anonymous said...

Brandon, I am so glad to see you are back in action. You and Katie have accomplished more this year than the rest of us will in a lifetime. Congratulations, and I hope to see you at graduation...