To the Editor
To the citizens of Emporia and Greensville County:
On Nov. 11, 2011 I suffered a traumatic brain injury and several fractures. I have been home since Feb. 3. I am still recovering from my injuries.
I went back for another surgery on Feb. 29 to have my bone flap replaced (skull).
The surgery went well and then I started outpatient PT/OT at Sheltering Arms in Richmond.
My Insurance only approved for me to have therapy twice a week for two months.
My wife has since taken over being my therapist and we are trying to go to the YMCA two or three times a week.
This has really helped me with recovering.
I still have a long way to go, but I take one day at a time and trust in God to continue to lead me on the right path to recovery.
I have not been able to thank each and every person for their acts of kindness during my recovery.
My wife and I would like to take this time to thank each and everyone for all the visits, phone calls, cards, flowers, donations, support from several local churches, donations to the First Citizen Bank Fund, food and most of all, prayers.
I would like to send out a special thank you to my family, Kim's family and my closest friends — Michael Lee Grizzard, Rick Powers, Stuart Harrell, Angie Adams and Al Yeattes — for all your help and acts of kindness during this difficult time in my life.
I also want to thank everybody who held fundraisers. Among them, Allen and Meredith Thomas; Southern Virginia Medical Group (Amanda and Ansley): Bake Sale (Family): Raffle/Dinner given by special friends; GVRS Jr's; Life Star; Life Evac; Emporia Jaycess; Virginia Wheels Car Club; Poker Run by the Red Knights; and, donations from Virginia Beach EMS, Stony Creek EMS, Sussex VFD, Jarratt Fire/EMS.
I also want to thank Emporia News and the Independent-Messenger for advertising all fundraisers and updates on my recovery.
Sorry I can't name everybody but thanks goes out to all. Thanks to Pastor Wicker of MUMC for your support, love and prayers and for our new church family. Please continue to pray for me and my wife as we continue my road to recovery.