It has been a little while since we have sent you any news on how Seth is doing. First of all, his spirits are still very good, as he tackles every day with hope and optimism. Secondly, the rest of the family is doing fairly well, as each of us seems to be dealing better with what has happened to Seth. We appreciate your thoughts, support, and prayers more than you will ever know.
Seth turned 12 on September 4th, and we had a nice family birthday celebration for him. He is continuing his activities in scouts, and is doing well in school (especially in math).
As far as progress in his physical condition, we are learning that it is a long, long journey marked by small, but significant, victories. Because of God and the exercises, Seth continues to have good muscle tone in his legs. His flexing of his hip and thigh muscles continues to be strong, but he still hasn't been able to move anything on his own, EXCEPT that as of last week he can now move his left leg outward totally unassisted when he is setting on the floor. Though he cannot move it back, it is the first obvious movement we have seen since we began the Project Walk exercise program last November. We are so thankful to see some progress (as I, Will, was becoming a little discouraged). It's not much, but it is also a lot, as this shows that Seth really can recover movement.
Keep praying for Seth and us. We still struggle with keeping a consistent exercise schedule, as doing this at home is a constant battle with school and work schedules. Our funds from the 2CMiracle Account (otherwise known as "The Seth Jackson Fund') are depleted, so if any of you are so able and inclined, contributions would be greatly appreciated (address below). We still have major equipment needs for the exercise program Seth is on. The right equipment will enable us to add important exercises to his workouts, and thus advance his recovery even faster.
Again, thank you all for your support and prayers. And many thanks to God, who "crowns you with love and compassion." (Psalm 103:4)
Will and Jackie Jackson
For giving to "The Seth Jackson Fund," send to:
River of Life Ministries
3801 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
KEEP THE CELEBRATION GOING!