Tuesday, June 30, 2009

dustin's benefit

Dustin's benefit was this past sunday, a huge thank you to everyone who helped, volunteered, donated, participated, and attended. it was a SUCCESS, it was a slow start but got busier as the day went on.....

i cannot say thank you enough to everyone who has come together for dustin and i, all of you mean the world to us and will forever be a part of our family!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

sunday, sunday, sunday

1 week till the benefit, thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to pull this event off for us. just want to remind/inform everyone that there are 2 rides taking place, 1 from republic harley in stafford, and 1 from cluckers in tomball...we will have shirts for all the riders, and the day will be full of games, BBQ, and fun.

we are so ready to see everyone!!! cant wait, see yall in a week!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

dustin's videos

i am so thrilled that dustin posted his therapy videos on the blog, now all you can see just how far he has come over the last 12 weeks. if yall are anything like me i cant help but smile with a tear in my eye when i see him run. this is something that we thought would be something that he would accomplish in the far off future, and here we are and he is already able to do it. impressive

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


So I got a couple of videos on the blog, but I didn't flip them. Sorry.....the next ones will be easier to watch. There are 2 here..one shows me when I took my first steps in the new leg and the other video shows me after having it a few days. You can tell the difference in the way I walk. I'll put another one up shortly showing me walking with it today....an even bigger difference!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

dustin is going to be a model

this week, like all other weeks, we spent most of our time at physical therapy and doctor's appointments. However, this week a couple exciting things happened. Dustin's therapist is absolutely amazing, and pushes him every day in his sessions. she has him walk in all directions, including backwards and sideways to improve his gate and to help teach him to trust his new leg. she has dustin wear a harness and he has to walk and pull her without any crutch. she also had him jump on the trampoline to learn to utilize the springs in his foot. Her hopes are that this week in therapy he will no longer use a crutch. and she will teach him to walk while carrying objects, and teach him to walk in curved formations and figure 8's.

dustin's therapist is so impressed with his improvement (10 weeks since accident, 8 1/2 weeks since surgery) that she has been photographing him for her clinic's pamphlets. (his first modeling gig)

We also went to the amputee clinic this week, to have a check up with the amputee team. They are also extremely impressed with dustin's strength, attititude, and rapid recovery. The whole team was shocked at how well dustin is walking so quickly. and they also approached dustin about a second modeling job. They have asked dustin to come back this next week to be the "dummy" for the final lab for the med students/physical therapy students.

At this point we are on schedule for dustin to be crutch free and work ready in about a month. Dustin's attitude has never faltered, and he makes a lasting impression on every person he touches throughout his life. people are shocked by his story, but amazed at how well he is doing and how he has maintained his sense of humor and his determination to get better gets stronger each day.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Flyer for benefit (see bottom of this page)

Hey guys,

So I'm a little new to this blogging. Amy asked me to put the benefit flyer on this page, so I did.....it's at the bottom of this page. Hope to see ya'll there!!!