Posted on September 12, 2017
At Craig Hospital, Jon is in classes all day. It's a series of therapies really...physical therapy, and occupational therapy, and manual therapy, and therapy therapy...all the therapy you can soak up. They even give me a slot of my own if I need to talk to someone, which is so badass of them to provide. I love Craig. If Craig was a person, I'd marry Craig. But alas, I am spoken for already.I went to Jon's wheelchair class at the big gym, an old, classic gym that looks just like the one I led assemblies in back in the good ol' days of high school. Not a lot of students this time....really just three, one of whom was Jon. He's definitely the sexiest one of the gang. We all know it. But Jon is also the newbie behind all the upper classmen. While they are rolling by from one exercise drill to the next, Jon is just learning how to balance while doing a wheelie.
He's determined though. The fire in his eyes could scorch the walls. And with me suddenly there watching him, I see he's even more focused than ever before. His assignment is to do 3 full rotations balanced on just his back wheels, a feat that seems pretty darn challenging for a novice like me. They even give me a set of wheels to try doing it on, which I of course fail at. But as I quietly roll around in my rookie chair, I keep a side eye to Jon as he attempts to meet his goal. BAM! He does his first full rotation ever! But hold on....he actually keeps on going. TWO!!! I already want to scream HOORAY YOU SON OF A BITCH! YOU DID TWO!! But nope...he ain't done yet! A hush in the gym falls and we all stare as Jon finds his flow and.....BOOM. THREE FULL 360-DEGREE WHEELIES!!! #winning#mikedrop #superstar7 weeks it's been, and the Jon I see in front of me is light years away from the broken, half-alive shell he was at the trauma center in Las Vegas. He's still dealing with pain all around his torso, but he's getting through it. And as he levels up with each challenge he faces, the many faces of my pride...as his husband, his friend, his parent, his partner in crime, his ROBIN, knows that the world will be meeting a whole new Batman soon.............and this time he's got some new wheels.