Sunday, February 3, 2013

continued progress...

ok... so Jacoby has gotten stronger in her arms over the last week.  She can reach her ear and nose every few tries.  She is able to sit up and balance by herself for several minutes at a time.  We are going to persue some stem cell therapy over the next couple of weeks out of the country, so please pray for that... we continue to trust God as we seek His leading...

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  1. How exciting! Please keep us posted on her progress. Praying for safe travels, support for the family, and success in treatment. Thank you so much on the update! Stay focused on Him.

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  2. Jacoby, I had a spinal cord injury in 2000 so I've been following your progress with interest. It's great that you're still seeing progress like this. Use it to keep motivated! I found it takes a long time to go from a 3 to a 4 in strength, so don't let that get you down. Absolutely the best of luck to you - keep working hard, I hope you have good PT's and continue to have great family and friend support.

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  3. YES! We are praying and so excited to see what God does thru this! Love you all...Keep up the hard work Jacoby...we are so proud of you!

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  4. Great news on the continued recovery! I'm sure you guys have done extensive research on wherever you're headed and I wish you luck. I just wanted to throw this out there: there's been a lot of recent advancement in stem cell treatment for SCI, particular what Stem Cell Inc. and Neuralstem are doing, with some exciting clinical trials on the horizon. Right now Neuralstem is only accepting patients at the thoracic for the their phase 1 trial, but if this proves safe, they hope to open future phases for patients at the cervical level. This seems much more promising than the other treatments that are out there, and by receiving these other stem cell therapies you will most likely not be able to participate in future clinical trials. It's still extremely early in your recovery process. I know this is hard, I'm 7 months out (T-5 complete) and struggle to deal with this everyday, but I can't imagine how hard this is for you. I know you want to pursue every option you can, I just wanted to throw out some thoughts for whatever it's worth. I hope you have a safe trip.

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    1. Totally understand and appreciate your insight. Thanks for taking the time to share. We continue to pray for your recovery as well!

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  5. Have a very safe trip Jacoby. Looking forward your recovery. God bless you.

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  6. Awesome news about your progress! These are all positive steps and they'll add up. Praying for you guys thatthe travels go safely and smoothly and that the new therapy goes well also. Hopefully it can bring on some great progress. Stay strong, Jacoby!

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  7. Praying for you Jacoby. The new therapy sounds promising. Good Luck.

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  8. Amazing News Jacoby! I hope your trip goes safely and we see you soon!
    Claire <3

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  9. Jacoby and family, I think of you every day. Sending love and healing prayers your way! The best is yet to be.....
    Love, Nancy

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  10. Your continued progress is great news! We will pray for you to travel safe and be under the best possible care.

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  11. I pray for you until in get dizzy. By next Christmas you will be walking.

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