Back at Project Walk today, a long journey there and back in the rain. A minor inconvenience is totally worth it because his progress is so astounding. He does this certain exercise, in which he lays on his side and kicks his top leg back into Bri’s hands. Last week, his right leg needed a little assistance to do this. She had to hold his leg steady or it would drop. Not today though. He kicked that right leg back with steadiness and much greater precision. Of course, this action requires the backs of his legs, and now that they’re activating a bit, the maneuver is getting easier. Noticeable daily progress is exciting and motivating!
He also had a fun little interview with a charming 12 year old boy who is making a documentary about Project Walk. His grandmother suffered a spinal cord injury from road biking, so his heart is drawn to helping people with that injury. The short film will be showcasing Project Walk, it’s staff and clients, with hopes to raise awareness and funds for the facility. This is his way to pay it forward. How cool is that?
Well, tomorrow is the big day, Nick is finally taking the official driving test with hand controls. I’m just hoping there’s no written test. The practical will be very easy for him, but I’m sure the written portion would stump many of us. Here’s hoping it all goes smoothly, because absolutely nothing, with regards to getting the hand controls installed in the new car, has gone right up to this point.