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Monday, May 27, 2013

Update on Saturday, May 19th, 2013

Update on Ben Wolverton

Today is the 46th day since Ben fell off of his longboard.

As part of his physical therapy yesterday, Ben had to walk from his bed to his wheelchair without any help, and then did more practice on the treadmill, climbing stairs (holding onto the rail with only one hand), and shooting baskets.

He also went through his other therapies, but it was a short day. So we took Ben out for a wheelchair ride in the sun, let him rest, and then took him down to the cafeteria so that he could look at the food. (He wasn't really hungry, since it was after his dinner.)

This morning we took Ben to church in the chapel, and that has worn him out, so he's taking a nap. However, the doctors have approved Ben for a short excursion off-premises, so we are thinking of taking him to the park, or somewhere quiet.

My neighbor wanted me to remind folks that you can still buy Ben's t-shirt at . You can also buy the anthology UNFETTERED, or pick up any of my other books.

Here is a picture of Ben demonstrating his skills at bipedal motion. Don't try this at home kids, without your helmet.