Unbelievable day! Still in shock.
Nick ditched the crutches today and walked unassisted for the first time in almost a year! He didn’t just take a few steps, he walked laps! Laps and laps, back and forth.
Bri wanted to celebrate, but Nick was quietly, and humbly, excited. He told me on the way home that he was fighting back tears and just focusing on her shoes as he made each step.
Bri and Ryan only had to catch Nick 5 times, in about an hours time. The most impressive sight for me was watching him catch his own balance. He was truly owning every step.
We’re both in a complete state of shock. He just recently learned how to walk with one crutch, and never got confident enough with only one to permanently ditch the other. Truthfully, he still isn’t; he needs a spotter.
To go from taking only 2 or 3 steps unassisted, to walking laps, is the bona fide definition of Totally Fucking Awesome!
At the same moment that we’re shocked this milestone came so soon, we’re also not the least bit surprised. He works his ass off, and he deserves this success. His rehabilitation is moving at light speed right now. Can’t wait to see what he throws at us next.