5 Months of Keeping on

We are now five months post accident and life’s trajectory seems to be audaciously nudging us into what will be our “new normal.” We remain to be so touched by what our community continues to do for us. It speaks volumes as to the imprint Mom and Dad left on this world.

Personally, I wanted to share some of the progress I have made at Pushing Boundaries thus far.  Pushing Boundaries focuses on reeducating damaged nervous systems through exercise. I have been going there four times a week for just under three months now. On more than one occasion I have let a bad word slip in exasperation, made a solid attempt to face plant, muttered an “I hate you” under my breath, and possibly tried to cheat at an exercise or two; but I think you will see I am the better for it.

Shout out to Marty Frank for singing in the second song. You can download his newest album on iTunes.

THANKS to Marty, Aaron, John, Betsy, Tricia, and Suzette. Good start but we have a long way to go, so get ready!

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28 thoughts on “5 Months of Keeping on

  1. Jessie, you are awesome, awesome, awesome! Inspirational! Keep on going ! Mom and Dad gotta be looking down saying, yeah that’s the way we taught her, full of grit!!
    Very cool. Can’t be easy but nothing good every comes easy. “God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain” C.S. Lewis You are just screaming that God is working with you.
    Keep on, Keepin on !

  2. Jess — walking the treadmill???? Walking with only help from that cute PT?? Gads, girl, you’re incredible.

  3. This is such an encouraging, uplifting video clip, Jessie!! You have come so far so fast and your perseverance is an inspiration!! We love you and are cheering for you in the Wetterauer house!!

  4. Jessie. Thank you for sharing that video with us. That is so incredible. Your determination to walk again is a great example of the things that you were taught by your parents. Keep up the great work! Thanks for being an inspiration to us all!

  5. Wow, wow, wow, this is so incredible Jessie. Faith, prayers and much hard work has gotten you far. Keep up the great work, the sky’s the limit. You are a beautiful role model for us all!

  6. Absolutely amazing! Your determination and perserverance is amazing, inspirational, and a testament to you and your parents. Keep on keeping on girl! We are behind you and the rest of your family. By the way, how are they doing. You remain in my prayers.

  7. Jessie, you amaze me! I can hear your dad looking down and cheering you on. You are truly the best of both your mom and dad. They would be so proud!

  8. Hey Jessie, Thank you so much for sharing your journey.with us. You blow me away! I am so seriously impressed girl.

  9. You continue to impress me with your strength. You are doing it girl. Love to see you progress. Great music too..

  10. JESSIE!!! Way to go! You are an amazing inspiration. Keep up the hard work even though I know it must seem impossible at times. We are here… for YOU. Thank you for the gift of your post. (p.s. oh btw the guys who are helping you…super cute and I love them!)

  11. We love and support you from afar, and in and out of everyday you are still teaching and inspiring our son. We feel so lucky to know you and you are nothing short of amazing. Words can’t even express how loved and supported you are by your Frank Love family. You are the strongest and most amazing person I have ever met. Keep kicking ass!

  12. Jessie, you are amazing! the determination, drive and unshakable will you have is no doubt going to heal you and many others in the process! thank you for sharing your journey.

  13. You are a miracle. Your determination and strength inspire me….so delighted with your progress! Can’t wait to see you in your classroom.

  14. Jessie, I feel unbelievably blessed to be a witness to this! Even though I am 58 years old, you are an inspiration to me and a lesson that I will pass on to my grandchildren about strength, faith, perserverance and determination. Your parents displayed their goodness at very young ages and it is apparent that you inherited so many of their wonderful traits. It is incredible how far you have come in such a short time and I can’t wait for the day that you are free from assisting devices and running through a field of daffodils. Much love and continued prayers to you, Jamie, Jeremy and Steven.

  15. Jessie, Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. Your strength and determination shine thru on this video. I know your parents are looking down on you (and Jamie, Steven and Jeremy) and beaming from ear-to-ear. Sending prayers for your continue progress.

  16. Wow Jess that is so awesome. You are amazing. Constantly praying for you, Jaime, Steven, and Jer. Way to keep on keepin on girl. You rock!

  17. Jessie It must be very hard to think it has been 5months and You haven’t got everything done on your walking list. It takes time and I am sure you have heard this a lot . I broke my neck in Oct 2012 and I had a pin put in the front of my neck to fuse 1@2 vertabras together. We thought everything was doing ok until March 2013 and found out that it was backing out heading for the front of my neck. I thought this can’t be but it was. I went to Harborview and Dr Chapman removed the screw in the front and opened the back of my neck and put in 2 large screws. I was so upset that I had to start over again with that hard collar 24/7 as you know. Two weeks ago I got the ok to take my collar off but I must wear it in the car. It is not easy to move my head around but each day is better and I have a ways to go. I am telling you this because I don’t want you to get too discouraged. I have been following your progress and have seen you doing therapy. Just keep it up girl. I worked for Northshore school district for 18 yrs in Special Ed. Mary Westendorf

  18. Nothing short of amazing. Your strength and perserverance are a testament to the strength and love of your parents in making you who you are today. God speed, girl!!!

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