Posted on February 27, 2017
Posted on February 27, 2017Hey Everyone, just wanted to let ya'll know JJ is doing about as good as he can be. He's since moved from Vibra Hospital in Hillcrest to now Scripps Rehab Facility in Encinitas, so he's back in on his old stomping grounds. He's in great spirits, and is working with his physical therapists every single day. He's working so hard to try and get as much movement back as possible. It's crazy how much commitment and effort he's putting into it when he could very easily just go the other way. All of the things we so often take for granted are things he's fighting for every single day. Yet, he's still smiling, joking around and able to be the same funny goofy guy he's always been. Hat's off to him and thanks to all of you for your giving and caring. It's really gone a long way toward helping his recovery. If you know him well, and you can find the time, I'm sure he'd love to see you now!
Posted on January 27, 2017
Posted on January 27, 2017Hello All! It's been a while, but don't think for one second we aren't continuing to cheer JJ's recovery efforts. This kid is an inspiration. Not only do his physical therapists look forward to working with him every day, he's got as determined of an attitude as you will ever see. He's eating, breathing and talking on his own, and he's building what strength he has every day. Some of the therapists have clearly stated most people in his condition don't even want to do the therapy, so it's truly inspiring to watch and listen to him. He's literally doing everything he can to give himself every chance at mobility some day. He'll be leaving the ICU after-care facility soon, and moving up to a specialized rehab facility in Carlsbad, so please continue to send him your warm thoughts, positive energy and prayers. He really appreciates all of it to no end! Thank you all so much!!
Posted on January 2, 2017
Posted on January 2, 2017Happy New Year All. JJ is doing better and continues to make progress. He's breathing completely on his own now, is talking and eating just about everything he possibly can. His appetite is off the charts! It's great to hear him talk. His view on things is very inspiring, as he continues to make the best of things. He's working through his rehab efforts, while the physical therapists say many in his condition typically choose not to. He should be out of the hospital facility within a few weeks, and will enter into a dedicated rehab facility within the next few weeks. Let's keep cheering him on! As always, thank you all so much for your kind messages and support. It's a marathon not a sprint for him, so please don't stop sending him all of the love and support you can.