9am Update…

So, I told you Jessie rocked her interview, right?  🙂  We are so incredibly proud of the strength and poise that Jessie was able to share with the world last night.  If you didn’t get a chance to see the interview, please check it out using this link below:

http://www.king5.com/news/Highway-2-survivor-189139861.html

We would also love for anyone who might have witnessed the accident, or have information pertaining to the accident to please contact our family representative, Karen Koehler. You can email her at karenk@stritmatter.com. 

Yesterday was a big day on many fronts.  Steven was officially cleared to eat “real” food again!  His first normal meal in nearly six weeks was Clucks and Fries from Red Robin (thanks again to all of you who have sent gift cards!).  Below you can see a picture of what his food looked like for the past six weeks 🙂

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Yesterday Jaime made a big physical therapy achievement.  She was able to sit on the edge of her bed with only one person helping her.  When she first started sitting up on the bed a few weeks ago she needed three people to stabilize her, so the fact that she has regained so much strength and her pain is lessened enough to allow her to do this almost on her own is a huge accomplishment! 

In addition to the interview with King 5 yesterday afternoon, Jessie ordered her own wheelchair.  Those of you who know her well will not be surprised that she customized it to be pink!  She is very clear that this wheelchair will be used temporarily, and then will be donated when she is able to walk again. 

I have a couple of pictures of Jaime and Steven for you this morning.  As you can see, their bodies are covered in casts and braces.  Between the two of them, they have one out of eight limbs that was uninjured. 

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Thank you for continuing to lift this family up in prayer, send them your words of encouragement and love, and share your memories of their beloved parents.  They have started reading through the messages some of you have left on the “Messages About Tim and Cheryl” tab above, and they are deeply moved by your heartfelt appreciation of the amazing lives that Tim and Cheryl led.  Your support of this family helps give them the strength they need to heal.  We are all blessed by you! 

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5 thoughts on “9am Update…

  1. Good morning – I think you all look terrific – plan on a boat ride this summer on Puget Sound on the JANN L – it will be a fun day for all!

  2. Hey Steve casts make u look like a stud ;-p, I bet Tony would agree. Hope you and your beautiful lady are doing better looking great.

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