For those of you who are familiar with the story of my great-nephew Michael, this photo should make you smile! Wouldn't it make a great Nike commercial? "Just do it!"
Michael will start preparing for his prosthetic legs this week by using very short legs to begin with ... just a few inches off the ground. He was told by his therapists to buy some new shoes ... and he did! Michael's mother was the hero as she took her wheelchair bound son on the D.C. metro to first one shopping mall (which did not have a shoe store!) then another in order to buy shoes.
I chuckle when I think of that shoe salesperson asking Michael what size shoes he needed!! Michael asked for a size 10 1/2 and bought three pairs!
Michael is an inspiration to his family, his Marine brothers and the other wounded warriors at Bethesda. His injury occurred on June 17th and next week he will begin working with prosthetics!
His attitude is beyond amazing! He is a very special young man who is dealing with his injuries and moving on with what he needs to do! I realize I have nothing to complain about and nothing I have to do is as difficult as the challenge ahead of Michael.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!