Posted on December 23, 2016
Here is an update from Zak and Christy on their family and her recovery. Despite some setbacks, Christy continues to show incredible bravery. Their grace and strength is astounding. Let us all continue to lift them up with our prayers and donations for Christy's physical recovery this holiday season.
Latest update on Christy and family from her husband....
"Well the past couple months have been extremely interesting. Despite several setbacks, Christy has remained positive and persistent. Christy unfortunately injured her knee while rehabbing her burn injuries. She tore her ACL and required surgery. She had the surgery in the middle of November and is currently working on rehab. She should have full mobility in 5 months. Christy has one more surgery scheduled before the end of the year to remove an impacted wisdom tooth. We pray that she heals quickly and painlessly from the extraction.
Christy has about a year of recovery left for her burn injuries. Our great friend Valerie Zack has graciously lent her talented hands to the massaging of scar tissue on a regular basis. Our friend Laurie Dorsey has been providing Christy with yoga as part of her PT and she has found that as well as climbing to be the best all around therapy for her. Christy continues to see improvement in her skin and mobility.
Christy is starting to take some clients at home, but work is still extremely limited especially with this second injury. A small amount of work is good to help with the recuperation of her hands and movement in her shoulders. She also gets such pleasure from the people she works with.
Our family continues to receive gracious help from family and friends. Meals continue to be provided and friends are considerately offering help when needed. My (Zak's) parents were living with us during the transition period of their move to Charlotte North Carolina. They sold their house in Chesapeake in August and lived with us until last week. Their help was greatly appreciated.
This October we were fortunate to visit Roanoke and Asheville. We spent some amazing and healing time with Tom and Lindsay. The bond between us all is continually strengthened by your continued prayers of love and light. We also were blessed to have numerous gatherings, dinners, and talks with so many other friends in the area that were such an intricate part of helping since March. Thank you.
Christmas will be quiet this year with no more family in town. We are still surrounded by great friends and look forward to a peaceful and stress free holiday with our beautiful girls. They have just been discharged from counseling and although a few things come up, they are well adjusted.
We would like to thank all of you again for your continued support both emotionally and financially. Our family has been increasingly blessed by all who partake in our healing. Your grace has softened the harsh realities of this long recovery effort. We love you all and wish we could thank you all separately."