Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A little boy named Bryce

As we were working on taxes recently I came across this piece of paper listing the physical therapy goals for Ava 11 months ago. Prop sit for 8 seconds.....Roll to right or left from supine. I chuckled to myself. I never could have imagined as I watched the evaluating therapist writing out her goals that day that not only would she roll over and sit up within just a few months, she would be standing and pulling up a year later!

Recently it has become apparent that Ava will need a walker for mobility. Because we didn't make the phone call before the end of the year when Ava's insurance deductible had been met, and because the deductible starts all over January 1, insurance will not be providing a walker. Argh!!!

So I got on Craigslist and started shopping for used walkers. I did find one, and in the process found a neat little boy named Bryce whose story is amazing. His mother gave me permission to share his story here. Trust me, if you don't have the six minutes to watch it now, you will definitely want to come back later. And be sure to grab your Kleenex when you do. And would you believe, Bryce's mother, after learning about Ava's adoption story, decided she wanted to donate the walker to her! I've been amazed at how God has brought so many people into our lives and blessed us with little needs met, just like this. Thank you so much Bryce and family!

Here is the walker....I'll post more later as she learns to use it. I have learned that it is very difficult to manage a walker and the camera at the same time. :)

PLEASE CLICK HERE to see Bryce's amazing story!!!!


Melissa said...

Awesome testimony!

Cammie Heflin said...

Yep, tearing up here, so glad you shared!

Anonymous said...

Love that! Can't wait to see Ava showing off her walker, thank you Bryce!! Rachel

Anonymous said...

Aww how sweet !
One of my favorite parts about that video was the OU hat of course ! =] How old is Bryce now ?

Leah said...

What an amazing tribute to the power of love! Obviously God has a plan for Bryce, but the doctors forgot to ask HIM about that!

Charissa said...

Heather, he's 11 now, I think. :)

Alicia said...

thank you Charisa for sharing this.
May God keeps blessing Bryce and his family =)