Posted on November 25, 2017
Posted on November 25, 2017Justin has returned to Ankeny after spending several months at the Craig Institute in Denver. You can read about all his amazing progress on their CaringBridge page. Justin has returned to school and is learning to navigate the new "normal." His family appreciates all the kind words of support and donations that have been made to help them through this season of life.
Posted on October 7, 2017
Posted on October 7, 2017There will be a BBQ supper & fundraiser to support Justin & his family on Sunday, October 8th from 4-8PM at the Catholic Church in Ankeny.
Posted on July 30, 2017
Posted on July 30, 2017Justin has been busy at the Craig institute in Denver doing a variety of classes and therapies. Here is a quick summary taken from their CaringBridge Posts:
In physical therapy, Justin has learned to roll himself over using his arms. In Power-up weight training, Justin has been lifting weights to strengthen his arms. Therapeutic Recreation had Justin learn to shoot an adapted paint ball gun & Assistive Technology is working with him on cell phone mounts, computer access, and video gaming. Finally, Justin has started FES or Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike which uses electrical stimulation to move his legs to pedal a bike. On top of this, Justin has been battling Mono and not feeling the best due to that! For more detailed information about each of these things, please check out their Caring Bridge site: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/justinthorn/journal