Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Braces are off! Yay!

     Jacoby is excited to finally have the braces off her teeth!  Seems like she had braces or spacers for the last 6 or 7 years.  
     Her left wrist continues to get stronger and she is no longer wearing the brace on that hand during the day.  It's still pretty weak as only one muscle is really firing.  After it first came back and would fatigue after lifting it a couple times, Jacoby asked, "is EVERY muscle going to be like this?!".  Man, it's very hard and patient work, but she is doing well.
    Jacoby has laid low the last few weeks trying not to get sick to give the transplanted cells the best shot of surviving and hopefully help her with more healing.  She'll be ramping up the rehab next week with outpatient therapy and some visits to Pushing Boundaries up in Redmond.   
    Thanks again to everyone for your continued prayers on her behalf as we know her future truly lies in the Lords hands. 

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, March 11, 2013


We've been waiting for this day since the night of the accident...NEW MOVEMENT OF ANY KIND! 
Jacoby has regained some wrist extension in her left arm....excuse our excitement, but THIS IS HUGE!!!  So far, it's just one new muscle firing, but WE'LL TAKE IT....

Jacoby has been spending a great amount of time reading on her kindle fire and has pretty much mastered it's touchscreen.  So much so, that we decided to upgrade her cell phone to an i-phone.  Talk about one excited girl!  Little smaller screen, but she is figuring it out as well.

Thanks again to all of you that continue to lift her recovery in prayer and for continued encouragement.



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Our Stem Cell Journey...

Some trips are forever "etched" into our memory...this was one of those trips. Stem cell we come!
After community, state, and national financial efforts were made on our Jacoby's behalf, we boarded a plane to California on February 12, 2013. We stayed the first night in San Diego, California. The following morning, we made the amazingly quick trip into Tiajuana, Mexico where we began our stem cell treatment. We continued the treatment in California--putting the trip at 19 days total. California was wonderful in many ways, but as Dorthy says to Toto......"there's no place like home." 
During the trip, there were many inspirational moments....the following are a few we wanted to share with all of you:

1. Jacoby's First Plane Ride in a Wheelchair--We were so proud of Jacoby as she boarded the plane.  Of course, "all eyes" were on her and as they were placing her in her seat they accidentely let her slip down in front of her seat. Jacoby took it like a champ and gained the respect of everyone sitting by her.
2. Huntington Beach and "Ruby's"-- Jacoby loved going to the beach and watching all the surfers.  We have many family memories from the past at Huntington Beach; playing in the ocean, playing Ultimate Frisbee in the sand, and drinking milk-shakes from Ruby's, of course!
3. The Hobbit! We were so excited to go see The Hobbit. It felt like we had waited forever. It made it all worth it when the theater workers gave us the best seats in the house. 
4. Meeting Jacoby's doctors-- The doctors working with Jacoby were brilliant and gave us a new sense of hope for her recovery.
5. GOOFY-- Yes... we said "Goofy." We knew our trip would have to include Disneyland, and Goofy won our hearts this trip! While we were waiting for Morgan to get through the long Goofy line, Goofy looked over and saw Jacoby off to the side. He motioned to the other children to wait for him and came over and hugged Jacoby. Our new favorite Disney character FOR LIFE.   

That pretty much wraps it up......

Philippians 4:13

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me"