Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday August 4th, 2011

Josh continues to work hard in therapy.
Walking is still a struggle. However, yesterday
he walked about 50 steps with very little assistance
from his therapist at his side.

After therapy, Darling and I met to transfer Josh from
her car to mine so I could take him home. It is usually
a car to wheelchair then wheelchair to car transfer.
This time, we stood Josh up, then walking between the two of us,
he took about 6 steps to my car and then transferred in.
This is a first!

Josh is in the pool today at Bryn Mawr. He hates it,
but it is doing him some good.

Josh's middle name is Daniel, for my Uncle Dan who passed
shortly before Josh was born. In the picture above, Josh
is wearing a Dan's leather vest. Dan hand made the buttons
from silver coins. His wife and family gifted this to Josh just recently
and he loves it! Thank you!

More good stories as they happen!

The Bonjos


  1. Go Josh - only good things yet to come your way. You look marvelous! And water is my friend - I hope it will become yours.
    Very cool vest and with special meaning. Take care Bonjo's!

  2. What a wonderful bit to read this morning with my coffee! I shared with my family and got a round of "I read that!" "Nice!!" and "That's awesome!". I love seeing Josh pop up in my Reader!

  3. Hey Josh-
    Just imagine you are a mer-man in the water! Or at least that there are mermaids with you-you look great, and I love that big smile on your face!

    Susan S.

  4. Dear Bonjo family - We are encouraged by Josh's continued progress. You are an inspriation to us all! We continue to keep you all in our prayers. The Hunters

  5. Keep up the great work Josh. Water therapy is the best thing to strengthen your legs and stamina. I did this with a friend for many years, with Kimmy by my side in the water. Ray has TBI also and the work that we did in the water was great! Love to all, Judy & Kimmy