Sunday, February 10, 2008

Goodbye, my four legged metal friend!

Thank you to all the people who prayed for me. I am feeling much better this week. I haven’t had to say fish whiskers or horse biscuits in the last 3 days. My dressing change on Friday seemed like a really big deal, and I was a little afraid. It only took 18 minutes, Wooo Whoo. Mom and Dad now change my dressings twice a day. Tonight they took a photograph of my back so that I could see. It was huge! I’m not ready to share pictures of that yet, so I had my Mom and Dad take some pictures so I could share my thanks for the awesome gifts that have helped me with not being bored.






Thank you Ethan.








My friend William and I are going ‘berserk”





Snoopy the exhausted pet (I’m pretty sure his tongue is purple from barking)







My teacher, Mrs. Hefner, came for a visit.

Morgan’s gone angry!






The special candy tower – Thanks Sarah!












Yeah!







Thank you for the books and videos sent to keep me from going crazy.








Some really cool stuff from Lockheed Martin/NASA from Kevin Roots, a friend of my Uncle Jon. He also sent me a cool link to the real Mars Mission website http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/present/odyssey.html


Another of my Uncle Jon’s friends, Gene, sent me this link http://www.mitre.org/news/digest/advanced_research/ I’m smart, just not that smart, yet. But my dad said it had some really ‘fascinating’ research, but what does he know, he can’t even put together a simple Lego Vulture Droid.


Me and the full coverage get well card from my Cub Scout Pack. Go Pack 24, you Rock!





Today is Sunday, February 10, 2008, and today I kicked my walker to the curb. It was a tough 10 days, from bed, to chair, to walker, to crawl to walk. Now I just want to yell, “FREEDOM!”

A special thank you to Mike Furrey of the Detroit Lions; another of my Uncle Jon’s friends, he sent me a link to his website http://www.mikefurrey.com/ He and his wife set up a foundation to give back to the kids in need in Detroit and Columbus. It was cool to see a professional athlete giving back to his community.

From Mom and Dad – Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. We know and have known that we are being held up by and through your simple efforts. And while we know that the answers to our question lie in a different place, we are fortified by the knowledge that so many have shared their love with us and for us. We have felt it through the phone, a note card with a kind word, a meal, a shoulder to cry on, an ear bent to hear a simple plea. Each moment taken on its own is but a grain of sand; together we see a sandy beach at an ocean’s edge, and a blue sky overhead.
We now await the result of the pathology of tissue taken from Evan’s back, Scans and follow Ups have been scheduled; but so also we have scheduled vacations, and look forward to making our future plans while keeping a ‘weather eye’ on the horizon.
Mercy, peace and blessings to each of you who reads this blog, in many times the measure that you have shown us during this most challenging of times.

7 comments:

gingerh419 said...

Dear Buddy
I was so glad to hear you are feeling better and not using the walker anymore! You truly inspire me everyday with your courage and fight! You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday, I just wish we could be there to help your Mom and Dad and just see that cute face of yours! You will always be our special "buddy" and I know Granny is keeping an eye on you. Hope you enjoyed the Indiana Jones movies, we can't wait for the new one to come out this year! Addie is quite jealous that you got Indiana Jones Legos before him! Keep up your super progress!
All my love and kisses, Aunt Ginny

Sharon said...

Dear Evan,
I'm friends with your Mom through Moms in Touch at WCA. My son is Matt in 6th grade Matt is blessed to have 3 boys that live right next door. They ALL LOVE LEGOs! It is major lego mania over on this street. Maybe you can come check it out when you feel like it. I've been praying for you from the start; however, this weekend you were on my heart every few minutes. I'm so grateful to know your sweet Mom. I'm praying for you Evan.
Love,
Sharon Mestayer (from Wake Christian)

Marilyn said...

Hi Evan,
My name is Marilyn and I am a friend of your Uncle Jon's. I wanted to tell you that you have a really neat blog. I have a son who is 17 years old and he is really into computers too. But just like you, he loved Legos. At Christmastime or birthdays, he would receive a big Lego kit and put it together the same day. Do you do that too?

Do you know what? Some day I would like to live in North Carolina just like you. I am not too fond of the cold weather and snow in Cleveland, Ohio. Did you have cold weather yet this winter?

I am so glad your Uncle Jon told me about your blog. I think this is the first time I ever wrote a note on a blog! I am so happy to be able to write to a boy like you! I am wishing you real positive get well thoughts. You probably already know this but you are a smart and strong boy. I hope you feel better day by day and I hope you will consider me your friend in Cleveland, even though we have never met.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Hi, Evan,
This is Pat Mooney. Morgan is in Caleb's class at school and in marching band with him.
I am so glad that you are doing so much better. My family is praying for you.
You are such an inspiration! A Brave little boy. You have a special family and I am glad to know you all. I know God is going to use you to do GREAT things someday! There is a reason for all things even when we don't understand. We'll keep praying and hope to see you back at school soon! God Bless, Mrs. Pat and Caleb

Anonymous said...

Hey Evan, I realize you probably don't remember the Hicks, but we are praying for you. Faith and Michaela keep you in their thoughts frequently along with their mom and dad and we won't hold the fact that your dad roots for Michigan against you. We understand that you didn't ask to be born into a Michigan household. Go Bucks.
Forever in our prayers and thoughts, The Hicks (Michael, Debra, Michaela and Faith)

Becky said...

Dear Evan,
My name is Becky and I go to school with your uncle Jon and live in Cleveland. I am praying for you, and also work with scientists who research skin disease (like melanoma) so there are a LOT of people pulling for you!
I hear you like Lego's and science, so I thought you might like this website-build a strand of DNA(it is a cool website from Utah):

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/transcribe/
Get well!

Stokely82 said...

What up my little buddy? Happy Heart Day! I miss you like crazy!!! I'm so glad you are feeling better and walking on your own 2 feet again, or should I say bouncing you Tigger wanna be ;) I hope you have a great birthday and get lots of new legos. Eat a piece of cake fore me, with lots of frosting!
Lots of love, Monkey
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO