Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pictures tell the next chapter of the story....










Well the pictures say it best, Kelley (with Wilbur et al. support) is continuing to work hard. The new PT facility has definitely got a good rounded program for Kelley to continue to work towards her goal of walking again, and overall strengthening. She is getting down there at least once a week, still may try to get two days in when she can. Also doing alot of time in the pool at her and Kurts new house. Water is a comfy 92 degrees so she can spend a couple of hours in there working on a variety of leg movements. And this past week she participated on Team California in the Adapted Mixed division at the World Championship Outrigger Sprints races in Sacramento. This is something that did not see very possible even a few weeks ago... but things got just good enough just in time. Needless to say she still has better form then most .... the Team Cali coach was blown away by her reach (Kelley is in seat 1). There were 6 teams competing (Hawaii (2 teams), Team Cali, Canada, Italy, and ?). Team Cali came in 3rd in the 1000, and 2nd in the 500. We will be ordering her an adaptive chair this weekend, that can be quickly locked into any canoe seat. The Pain is still a big issue, but Kelley's ability to just keep working through it is just unbelievable. In the over a month since I had seen her last, I can definitely see marked improvement in her overall strength, and small but noticeable improvement in her legs. Drop her a line when you get a chance and let her know you have seen the pic's,.... as we continue on this journey....

6 comments:

Donna Mc said...

Kelley, I am so thrilled to see you up and working on the PT! And please give Wilbur a big sloppy kiss from me, too.

We are still getting visitors commenting with "you go girl"s on our post from November so do go there and see what people have written. Also I just posted an update at coloma.com/news, and will share the great news about the DVD availability on theAmericanRiver.com as well.

Much much love from Oregon!
Donna

sc said...

Wow, I just did my period blog check and am so excited to see the pics. I'm keeping them up on the computer as they're good for instant smiles. I know how hard you work so let me just say how proud I am of you and how much admiration I have for your never-ending strength and good grace. See you soon.
Love from AK, Sue C.

Bill & Dana said...

Awesome to see those photos, Kelley. Keep it up!

jonsonario said...

Kelley, you continue to inspire me to do my best. The pictures are like a cozy fireplace in a blizzard. Thank you,Jonathan (GC May'03)

theresacoke said...

hi kelley I don't know you and you don't know me but I just wanted to say I read your blogs and you give people insperation that life goes on and keep trying. Anyways I just wanted to say I think your dog willbur is beautiful. I had the honor to print a picture of you dog today at walgreens. This is how I got to know about you. And your doing wonderful at every thing your doing and I will put you in my preys. Thats for listen. Take care and good luck

Randy said...

Wilbur Rocks!!!!