Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010 Lisa

Dear Family and Friends,

Ginny called today with very good news. Joe graduated today from physical therapy!

His lower body is VERY strong given his displined workouts at the track and his conscientiousness in giving 110% to his PT regimen. His physical therapists played Pomp and Circumstance graduation music to celebrate his matriculation; we are all so proud of him and grateful for his wonderful therapists! Joe will continue at the Shelby Center in Huntsville for occupational therapy as the left side of his upper body still needs work. His left upper body is not so much "left side neglect" as it is "left side inattention" so more work is needed there. We are so grateful for Joe's graduation from PT because it frees up Ginny and Joe's schedule to get to U. of AL-Birmingham Low Vision Clinic.

The BEST BEST BEST news is that Ginny is driving Joe and Stephen to Circleville on July 28 to see family and friends. We are sooooooooooooo elated about this news as the Omaha Scherer Family will be in Circleville from July 26 through Aug. 3 so we will be able to see Joe, Ginny and Stephen (sad that Keith won't be there as he has summer finals that week!). In addition, we already were coordinating with Joe's brother Paul, his wife, Lisa, and their children Devon and Nick to come to Circleville. We might have all the sibs and family together with Mom and Dad Leahy in Circleville as well as many of Ginny sibs and her parents, Mel and Kay Warnecke, at Indian Lakes, Ohio.

So much tragedy, loss, and sadness, yet so much gratitude and hope. Our family thanks all who have prayed for us and helped our family in any way. You are blessed. Remember our Good Lord cannot be outdone in generosity, and we wish you many more blessings, and we dare to presume that you will continue to keep Joe and our family in your prayers.


  1. Wonderful news!!! You guys all relax and enjoy your time together. What a great summer vacation! Love you all.

  2. Praising God with you for all this great news! Enjoy your reunions! And yes, you'll continue to be in my prayers! :))

  3. When is the next surgeries scheduled? I thought the one for the "plate" was being considered in the near future? Everyone at St. John's is so grateful. We only know what we see posted but continue to pray for all of you.

  4. Thank you so much for updating us Lisa! I might be speaking for everyone following this site, but I will go ahead and say that we still check in as to Joe's progress and pray for you all regularly! Please continue to keep us posted on his progress! Hope you have a wonderful reunion!

  5. Lisa, Mark--enjoy your well-deserved break!


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