Sunday, August 7, 2011

What obstacle did you have to overcome today?

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!

8 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

I don't know what to say Judy, Michael is such a brave young man. I hope all goes well with his prosthetic legs and that he is soon walking again!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely, Judy! He is brave and to think at his age, that he is mentally in charge of how he feels and how he treats his future is wonderful! Most people his age could not do that and would feel very helpless. But he is courageous! Hope all goes well with the prosthetics!

donna mikasa said...

This is exactly as I imagined how Michael would be with his handicap--brave and inspiring! You could just see it in his face, that this was just a small hurdle and he was going to overcome it and show everyone that even after a tragic accident, life goes on. He is my hero...

Suzanne C said...

This is such a wonderful and inspiring story! Thank you for sharing it! I hope it is going well with MIchael!

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