scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Update on Stephen Shifflett
William Reiller (Reiller1@MSN.COM
Thu Jun 08 2000 - 16:46:09 CDT
Stephen is a young Eagle Scout that was hit by an 18-wheeler. He was not
expected to live but the power of prayer is alive and well!!!!!!!! Here is
a copy of an e-mail from Stephen's father!!
> > FYI:
> > Folks we had a great day with Stephen yesterday. He is talking more
> > putting statements and thoughts together. He does remember the
> > accident.
> > Marie and I hit the wall or physical barrier yesterday morning. The
> > alarm clock was set for 7:30 to get us up for church. When it went
> > off, Marie reached up and turned it off. The next thing we knew it
> > was 10:00. Both of us were exhausted. It was the latest we had
> > in since the accident. We really needed that rest.
> > We got to the rehab center about noon. Stephen was in excellent
> > He did a good job at eating his lunch, which is now like a junior
> > grade of baby food, mechanically softened. I smuggled him a lunch
> > from Taco Bell on Saturday. Pintos & Beans and a chili cheese
> > burrito. The boy did a job on that! They're weighing him daily.
> > Initially, he had lost 32 pounds. He is slowly starting to put it
> > back on.
> > Stephen was able to enjoy visits from his Aunt Jane, Uncle Don, and
> > his grandparents. He was lots of talk and smiles while we played
> > catched with a bungie type soft ball. He laughed and laughed. My
> > folks from California called at 6:15. Stephen was able to speak
> > both grandparents. From my end, I was able to hear; "Hi Grandpa.
> > doing pretty good. I'm getting better everyday. I love you too."
> > Stephen then said about the same to my Mom. They both were very
> > emotional after their phone conversation with the boy. I know that
> > feeling very well.
> > We then went outside. Stephen is starting to get cabin fever, he
> > wanted out of his room. In the back of the rehab center, a girl had
> > one year old Boston Terrier puppy. Stephen had the opportunity to
> > play with dog. During the course of conversation with the dogs
> > we spoke about Stephen's accident, at which time time he stated that
> > "he was trying to get out of the way". I asked him if he remebered
> > the accident and he said he did.
> > Stephen seems to be growing stronger and getting better everyday.
> > Standing, with help, next to his six foot tall Uncle, Stephen seemed
> > to be at least one inch taller. That would put him at 6'1". He was
> > measured at just shy of six foot the day prior to his accident at
> > family doctor's office.
> > Sunday was truly a great day. Please continue to keep Stephen in
> > thoughts and prayers.
> > YBIC,
> > Dave
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