Posted on April 6, 2017
Posted on April 6, 2017Hi all!
It's been awhile, so I thought I'd give you all an update. Allyson has been home just over a month now. While she had some great support in the first month home from family and friends, life is extremely overwhelming. Not complaining, but everyday tasks take so much longer (and so much more effort) to complete. Honestly, life is a lot more challenging now, and it's taken some time to get used to the changes. Speaking for the family, it's so hard seeing someone you love struggle; you just wish you could do something, anything, to make life a little better, a little easier. But Allyson is a CHAMPION and while she may not be the best at returning texts and calls right now (CALL ME! ;), she is doing her absolute BEST!
For the first time since the accident, Allyson went back to work to visit with staff and observe classrooms. Allyson is making an effort to spend time with friends (when she feels up to it) and rest. She drove to downtown Denver by herself and went out to dinner for a retirement party. I know it might not seem like a big deal, but think about navigating a downtown area alone in a wheelchair - parking, level streets, accessible routes, etc. - and she rose to the challenge. Tonight she is going to her first concert (Green Day) since the accident. In writing this, I am so proud of Allyson. She living her best life and is an example to all of us.
Physical and occupational therapy at Craig keeps Allyson busy six days a week. It's frustrating not having the constant monitoring of medical staff identifying minor improvements because we don't see a lot of change right now. However, the changes in feeling, mobility, etc. may be so small that it is just not noticeable to us. Allyson will have a major "check up" in about five months, so we should learn more about her progress at that time. Keep Allyson in your thoughts and prayers, and thank you for the support!!! Love and peace to you all.
Posted on March 3, 2017
Posted on March 3, 2017Hello! We hope you are doing well! I just wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for donating to our page. Your support has made the transition from the hospital seamless. Allyson's home is beautiful and she just purchased an Outback today with our parents. She is taking the car in this week to get the hand controls put in and should be on the road by next week. THANK YOU again; we so appreciate your help in making this new path as beautiful as humanly possible. Lots of love to you all.
Posted on February 26, 2017
Posted on February 26, 2017Captain's Log: Homecoming
The first night back in my place. We were all tuckered out! We showed up for the big reveal and the house looks absolutely amazing!! I love all of the touches and functional design. I couldn't be more grateful to Mark and Todd for taking on this project. It was truly a labor of love from those two to all of the volunteers who made my house renovations happen. I am beyond blessed!