Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Popsicles and Oreos!

Almost to our 6 month marker....
For all of you waiting for Jacoby to eat her 1st food item BY HERSELF....wait no longer! Jacoby ate a popsicle with "flying colors".  It brought tears to my eyes to realize she was doing something that months ago would have seemed impossible. (she placed it in the brace) Yes, we probably could have made this happen awhile ago, but we have found that having her younger brothers and sisters feeding her makes them feel apart and is a GREAT way to teach them sacrifice as well.
Jacoby's physical training is showing positive results. Chris, her trainer, just took measurements of her muscle and found she had gained a 1/4 to 1/2 inch in all her major muscle groups in her legs. But, before Jacoby tries ANY exercise equipment, little Vincie tries it out FIRST...just to make sure its safe! ( Just like his Papa Frank) 

Her friends and family continue to be her inspiration. Her gym buddies, youth group friends and neighborhood clan continually keep her hope alive with their presence and sense of humor! Jacoby has a social life that puts ANYONE to shame...thanks to Instagram, texting and Facebook!(she makes ME look anti-social) If you would like to know all the crazy places and people she hangs out with, follow her @ jsmchampion. 

 Finally, PLEASE KEEP PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE! We serve a God who is fully able to heal, yet knows what is ultimatley best for her. Our hearts are best expressed in the new song by Sidewalk Prophets, "Help Me Find It". (look it's awesome!)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own all your ways acknowledge Him, He will make your paths  straight."--Proverbs 3:5&6  

ps.  Jacoby wants to wish her friends Mary and Morgan "good luck" at Nationals this weekend.  GO ROACH AND GO EMERALD CITY GYMNASTICS!!! DO A FLIP FOR JACOBY!



  1. Wow! That is exciting news to see how much progress has been made in just 6 months! I love seeing all the smiles and joy you find in life. There are so many blessings in this journey and I'm thankful for all the lives you are touching. You are showing everyone your trust in the Lord! Praying for miracles in your healing and thanking the Lord for your accomplishments. Have a beautiful week!

  2. Hi guys, Hi Jacoby.

    You don't know me, we've never met, I only read about you in the news and was curious about how you were doing. I just wanted you to know that someone you never met is touched and inspired by you, your perserverence, your faith and your effort. Isn't it strange how things work like that? So just know Jacoby that you are always in someone's thoughts and are never alone. You will continue to inspire others whom you may never even talk to or meet. Keep fighting the good fight and remember to smile when the joy comes - as it will even in the most difficult of circumstances.

    Peace and Love to you and yours - Doug in Seattle

  3. It's so encouraging to read about (and see) Jacoby's awesome progress! :D She's come so far in just 6 months... imagine what the next 6 months will bring! I don't know her, but I'm continuing to think very positive thoughts!

    Cheers from Redwood City, Calif.
    Shari K.W.

    P.S. Thanks for the updates! :)

  4. Hi Jacoby & family- My daughter has a rare orthopedic condition- we travel to Delaware for her care. Anyway, she is interested in engineering and such and recently toured an engineering lab at her children's hospital. We found out about something called WREX- it's a kind of brace that assists people to move their arms. If your therapists don't know about it already, it might be a helpful tool for you. Here is a link:

    Best wishes- Heather

  5. We love you all. Give Jacoby a big hug from us and we'll keep you all lifted up in prayer on this end at the same time. Give Gramma Marcia a big hug too. We hope to make it to Creation in Enumclaw this summer. If so, we'd love to visit you there. Better yet, we could meet at a concert there at Creation and worship Him under the stars.
    In "His" Grip
    Kelly & Dove

  6. Oh. Make sure you save a half a bag of those Oreos and I'll help you eat them. Yes!! Love those Oreos. Put me in the hospital one time. Remind me to tell you the Oreo heart attack story some day. Should bring a good laugh.