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!