Posted on March 4, 2014
Both Holly and I have been overwhelmed by this incredible outpouring of love and support. It was such a touching moment when we first went on the site and began to read all of the notes of encouragement and see all of the generous support from friends, family, and people we barely even know from all of the world that was just pouring in over the span of a few hours. At a time when we were both emotionally exhausted and physically spent, this unexpected cascade of love and support moved us to tears and gave us some fresh wind in our sails. We have been so blessed by friends and strangers coming to our rescue and support over these past weeks, it is hard to even put into words how grateful we are. Thank you so much for your part in this and for the very practical support during this time. Taking away the financial stress associated with the recent events has been such a gift to Holly and I, and we would like to thank you all so much.
On a personal note, I am out of the hospital and trying to regain my strength, while staying with some friends in Nairobi. I nearly passed out, only two minutes into my first physiotherapy session yesterday, but did much better today. We are hoping that I will regain enough strength and get an 'ok' from the doctor on Friday to travel back home to our kids in Mwanza this weekend. I still need all of your prayers though, as I continue to heal and recover. A few specific things are for my kidneys to get back to normal operations, for feeling to come back to my left forearm and thumb, and for my blisters and suture line to heal and stay infection free.
Normally, I pride myself on being a rapid and responsive emailer, but so far I haven't had the energy to yet write more than one or two emails. I look forward to getting to the point of being able to also write some personal notes too, but I guess that may be a bit down the road.
Thank you again…. your kindness, generosity and support have meant so much to us.
Michael (and Holly)