Ashleigh has continued to talk on an intermittent basis. Again, it is typically in the evening after she has dozed off for a while. She did it again the other night after I went to bed and unfortunately my wife did not get it recorded. Turns out Ashleigh was having an interesting dream. Continue reading
A long time family friend stopped by when she was back in town from Chicago. Vanessa is a very smart and funny woman who now works and lives in Chicago.
People often get very excited when they have a celebrity encounter. Well, get ready to be jealous. Ashleigh had an encounter with a highly recognizable celebrity at the Dayton Dragon’s minor league baseball game.
Miami Valley Hospital held a celebration for their Care Flight helicopter transport. All of the patients transported by Care Flight were invited and the hospital had a picnic lunch for everyone. We took Ashleigh and had a good time. It was the first time she got to see the helicopter since her accident.
Ashleigh attended her Five Year Class Reunion. She seemed to have a good time and saw a number of friends she had not seen in a while. Below are a few photos.
There are a few pictures below from a visit we had from Jennifer and her mother, Bev and father, Randy. We knew Jennifer for weeks before she ever knew us.
You see Jennifer was injured in an auto accident the same day as Ashleigh was and was in an ICU room down the hall from us in a coma. Ashleigh and Jennifer both suffered brain injuries and their recovery was following a similar path.
Below are some pictures from the Cox Arboretum. We went ot visit the arboretum the weekend before Celeste’s wedding to check the place out and see how accessible it was. This place was going to be the site of Celeste’s reception.
Ashleigh had an appointment with an Ear Nose & Throat specialist. Her doctor wanted the ENT to do a videoscope of her throat just to make sure there were no problems with her vocal cords that could be preventing her from speaking more. Continue reading
Ashleigh is a huge Oprah fan. She watches her every day. We really admire Oprah’s compassion and the way she uses her celebrity to help others. So, when we were in Chicago at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago my wife decided to try to get tickets for an Oprah show. Let me just say, that getting tickets is easier said than done.
My wife saw a report on TV about the Locomat, a robotic gait trainer that was being used at The Rehab Institute of Chicago. We called and set an appointment to go to Chicago for an evaluation.
Ashleigh has been seeing a hand therapist in conjuction with the orthopedic surgeon who did the tendon lengthening on her hand and wrist.
Celeste and her husband Chris had a beautiful baby boy. Ashleigh loves helping taking care of babies and really has a good touch. The kids just calm right down and usually drop off to sleep. Below are a few pictures of baby Evan’s first visit. Continue reading
Although Marsha and Ashleigh loved the movie the “Wedding Crashers” we were invited to this wedding. Our daughter-in-law Vickie’s brother, Michael was married. Although it was only a week after Celeste’s wedding, Ashleigh was up for attending and had a good time. Below are a few photos. Continue reading
Ashleigh was Maid of Honor at her cousin Celeste’s wedding. She looked really beautiful and had a good time.
Ashleigh had a great surprise over the weekend when her old PT dropped by for a visit. Bernardo had been Ashleigh’s Physical Therapist for about four years before moving away for a different position with the VA hospital near Cleveland.