13 September 2007 by Published in: General News 5 comments

I saw something this evening that I never thought I would ever see again. I saw my father walk, without the assitance of either a walker or a cane. And I saw him walk remarkably well, considering that it’s only been nine weeks and the severity of the stroke. He’s a testament to resiliency and hard work.

His speech is still garbled, and he’s suffering from global aphasia, and I doubt it will ever be completely clear again as a result. However, I can understand the majority of what he says, and can guess at most of it from context.

All things considered, it could have been much, much worse, and it did my soul a lot of good to see him up and walking on his own without any assistance.

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  1. Rob Wick
    Thu 13th Sep 2007 at 11:58 pm

    You know Eric, I’m not a religious man, but things like this make me wonder sometimes. I’m glad your Dad is continuing on this road.


  2. Fri 14th Sep 2007 at 3:30 pm

    You know Eric, I AM a religious man and don’t have to wonder. It is great news and I am so thankful to hear you sharing it.

  3. Scott Mingus
    Fri 14th Sep 2007 at 8:45 pm


    I am a religious man, and know that prayer helps.

  4. Lanny Thomas Tanton
    Mon 17th Sep 2007 at 9:01 am

    Dear Eric,

    Thank you for the update. I am glad to hear that your Father is doing so much better and that you are encouraged.


  5. Phil
    Tue 18th Sep 2007 at 7:58 am


    Comfprting news.


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