Monday, February 27, 2012

…a coast change and lots going on…

I’ll get back to the series on Care-Taking soon.

In the meantime, please check out Katherine’s blog (if you haven’t already) to view a recent highlight, Casa Colina’s Tribute to Courage Gala.

What a tremendous honor!

Casa Colina is one of the top rehab hospitals for brain injury in the U.S. As Katherine said in her speech Saturday night, she would not be where she is today had she not been privileged to receive treatment there. The staff is beyond incredible. Many of Katherine’s therapists were in attendance at the event. There are no words to express how very grateful we will always remain for their loving, selfless, joyful service to our child. (Uh-oh. Tears.) It was also a tremendous honor to have in attendance Dr. Gonzales, the UCLA surgeon who saved Katherine’s life (along with a cast of thousands.)

We have a long way to go in this country in terms of health care. Rehabilitative medicine is absolutely critical. Astronaut Mark Kelly (Gabby Gifford’s husband) made salient points about our obligation to wounded veterans. Gabby was also wounded while serving her country. She is in worse shape than media would lead you to believe. Please keep this wonderful couple in your prayers. Their situation is heartbreaking.

The evening was a reminder that

Life can change in an instant.

Brain injuries are devastating. Please read the most recent prayer request and join me in praying for this little girl and her family. 

Katherine and Jay with Dr. Nestor Gonzales

Captain Mark Kelly

Katherine, Jay, Captain Kelly, and Dr. Loverso, CEO of CC

Katherine with two of her favorite therapists.

1 comment:

Debi said...

It was so nice to meet you and Brooks and our girls loved being with sweet James for the evening! It was a beautiful evening and a blessing to see Katherine & Jay honored. They are amazing people!