So what is he doing on this fifth year, after those days when we had no idea what his future would look like?---exploring Antarctica. He is experiencing yet another trip of a lifetime, on his quest to step foot on every continent.
Life's roller coaster. Even at its very lowest point, we must keep in mind----it goes back up.
From severe traumatic brain injury to complete recovery.
Was he changed? Of course he was. Who wouldn't be. (We all were.)
We were blessed with such an amazing recovery
and inspired by his direction forward.
I thank God every day. And I thank Him for my amazing family.
My son may be the hero in these photos, but I also discovered what true heroes his sisters are; such amazing strength and support every step of the way.
And my husband - by my side and my son's throughout. We were all so supportive of each other, including Michael's dad and his step-mom. We truly were all "Team Michael."
And, of course, I learned so much about myself--my own strength and my faith.
The Syrup Maze: An Inspirational Journey
Through Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury
Included are the struggles we faced with gluten free in the hospital and in rehab, and how a forever change was made in that particular rehab facility. Mistakes were made.
We should be able to expect safe food in the hospital when a patient has a medically required special diet---but too often, this isn't the case.