We’ve started planning the epic adventure of Nick’s first SCUBA dive. It’ll be the symbolic celebration of the one-year anniversary of his accident, on May 20th. Which boat, and where, are still critical unknowns, but at least we know the date.
This is an official open-invite to all of Nick’s friends, family, and fans to join us for this awesome celebration. If you’re interested in a killer day of SCUBA (or snorkeling) please let me know. We’ll be finalizing the details this week and will announce the final plans later. Save the date: Sunday May 20.
Hi! This is me, Lindsay, doing my own pre-photo-shoot photo-shoot.
A huge thank you to my fave girl Amanda Burgess. Nick and I had such a great time today posing for photos for my new blog site (and this one too, of course).
Nick got his exercise in, and even practiced standing unassisted with absolutely nothing around him to grab onto if he fell; we were in the middle of a road!
Looking forward to sharing the new pics soon.
Thank you Anonymous.
Your letter and generous gift made us so happy. That you went out of your way to hand-deliver it to Project Walk and still managed to remain anonymous is quite a feat. Thank You!
We’ve been blessed time after time by the generosity and kindness of others. It blows my mind. We’ll never be able to pay it back, but we can sure pay it forward!
Nick is seriously sore tonight. He rode a Spin bike at the gym for 35 minutes yesterday and could barely walk himself out to the car afterward.
Today he walked an entire lap around the Project Walk gym floor only using one crutch. Sweat was pouring down his face on the stair climber and while doing squat variations. He never used to work out this hard, except for the 90 day P90X challenge we did two years ago. Bet he never thought he’d be working this hard just to be able to put one foot in front of the other again.
Project Walk is living up to its name.
Dude! Nick had the biggest breakthrough today – it brought me to tears.
He took 36 steps with only one crutch! He was walking with one crutch!
Seeing him walk while only relying on one crutch gave me the crisp visual of a Nick Fener with no crutches. It’s coming soon. I can feel it.
The elation of a mega breakthrough was quickly muffled by another phantom pain attack. In fact, it’s after midnight, and he’s still being attacked. He’s quietly battling it as I type, trying to “make it go away.” Knowing he’s in such excruciating pain is one of the most sickening and helpless feelings ever.
What a roller coaster of a day.
The other day I mentioned that Nick has been lending an ear to a new friend with a recent spinal cord injury. His name is Ke. He’s lucky. He has an incomplete spinal cord injury which means he has a real chance at walking again if he gets the right therapy. Currently he has some movement in his hips and quads – a promising sign!
Today Ke’s friends launched a donation site for him to raise funds to go to Project Walk. He’s a strong willed guy who doesn’t have a lot of help, but he’s determined to get his life back – just like Nick.
Please check out his site and pitch in if you can.
Thank you times a million!