We want to start by saying Amy’s recovery would not be possible without all of the support we have received. Your generosity no matter how large or small has directly affected not only Amy’s progress, but the quality of life for myself and our 9 year old daughter. We are so happy to continue the updates each week that I can afford to be home, this campaign has been the only reason I have been able to provide 24/7 care to Amy and Parker.
She is currently attending rehab twice a week, which is about an hour away from us. To give you an idea on how you are all directly impacting Amy, your $50 donation covers the gas we use to get there and back on a weekly basis. We start therapy days at about 7:00am with some breakfast and much needed coffee. After that it’s time to get Amy dressed, partake in bathroom duties and then it’s on the road. Once at therapy she will typically have 3 sessions of speech, occupational and physical therapy, each an hour long. After that we make the hour drive back home where I can get her bathed and relaxed after a long day (a 5-6 hour day of work for her is similar to a 12+ hour day to us in terms of how much it takes out of her).
Here’s Amy at therapy working on standing. This machine will also allow her to practice taking steps once she’s ready.
In addition to all the hard work Amy puts in, you all have also allowed us to have some really enjoyable moments together.
Here we are playing some music while hanging out with friends. Singing is also a great way for Amy to work on her breathing and speech.
Thank you all again, none of this would be possible without you.
“Alone we can do so little , together we can do so much” – Helen Keller