Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Grand Newphew, Michael, is Home for Christmas!

I am happy to share with all of you that may wonder how my grand nephew Michael is doing, that he is home for the holidays in Georgia!!  This is a photo of him with a hometown friend taken at the reception held for him at the high school.  Michael is doing very well, perfecting his stride on prosthetic legs.  It is amazing all that he has accomplished in the six months since losing his legs in Afghanistan. 


Michael is an inspiration to any who meet him, including other service people being treated at Bethesda Naval Hospital.  His sister, Britany, has put her life on hold and lives with him in a small apartment at the hospital.  Michael has been honored by Team EXTREME, a group of extreme athletes that choose a wounded warrior to honor at their various events. 


We are to have the privilege of a visit from Michael and his family over the holidays and will break bread together and rejoice in the miracle of his survival and continuing progress.  Life is good!


Merry Christmas!!

14 comments:

Lin said...

So glad to see Michael, Judy - and that you'll be able to be with him during the holidays, too!! Merry Christmas, my friend to you and Larry! Hoping that all old wounds will heal in the New Year.....

Barb said...

Judy, I'm so glad you shared this - I've been wondering how Michael's doing. He looks so happy and healthy - amazing, after what he's been through! I know you'll enjoy the holidays with your family - Merry Christmas to you all! Hugs! :)

Virginia L. said...
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Virginia L. said...

Thanks so much for sharing this post, Judy! It's people like Michael that reminds us how hard the freedom is fought for and how precious it is. God bless America and dear Michael! Wish you and family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!
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Trinh said...

What wonderful news, Judy! So happy for you & the rest of Michael's family! Have a very merry Christmas and a blessed new year!

Dawn said...

well done to Michael. He looks so bright and cheerful in this photo. Certainly an inspiration to many. Enjoy spending time with him and the family over the Holidays.

Cathy A said...

Such wonderful news that Michael can be home for Christmas, he really is an inspiration to everyone!
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas together.
Hugs Cathy
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Darla said...

Thank you, Michael, for your service and your sacrifice.

donna mikasa said...

Thank you for the update on Michael. He is truly an inspiration to us all! What a special Christmas you'll have with Cooper and Michael! Enjoy the holidays!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful blessing to see that handsome young man looking so healthy! I saw the new photos on Flickr and your joy with Michael's visit is quite evident. Merry Christmas dear friend!

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