He stands for the first time!

MarkStandingIn September, 2012, Mark finally got up on his feet with the help of two fantastic physio therapists. As you can see in the photo Mark needs the use of his strong right arm and the gripping ability of *both* of his hands to support himself. He is looking in a mirror here. It takes a huge amount of effort to do this even for a few minutes. He stands up, and then slowly sits back down again, about 3 or 4 times in a row with a break in between. He has to be reminded to keep his left (affected) leg from bending at the knee. He really liked standing up again, but I think more than that he was proud to show these ladies exactly how tall he really is.

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3 comments on “He stands for the first time!

  1. Sherry V says:

    Alright Mark way to go man you have faced some hard challenges. Your doing great keep up thegood work.I kove the smiles of the gitls on Fathers day. Glad to hear Maple is still around,God bless you and your family may this your bring you much more opportunities for you to build up your strength. Your looking really good. God Bless

  2. Jaxie M. says:

    Thanks for the picture ,Mary! It was sooo good to see Mark standing up proud and tall again. I know it’s been a really long road for you guys but your love and his strenght are taking you forward. This is an amazing milestone. Give my congratulations to Mark and tell him we keep on cheering for him and with him . Well done,Mark!!! Hugs to you all 🙂 and much love

  3. Yvette McKoy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. It made me smile and cry at the same time. I wish you and your family all the best for 2013! I know you’ll need it. Please let info and pictures like this coming. Also thank you for your great sense of humor during all this 🙂 I have so much respect for you. Mark is a lucky man. I so hope that he is getting better and better.
    Yvette

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