Super quick update: we have an eye gaze device!!!
It’s in Katie’s room and is in the very beginning stages of being set up. If you’re not familiar with an eye gaze device, essentially she will use her eye gaze as a mouse. Everything she looks at on the screen will be voiced. She will be able to say things like “I have pain in my back” and “I love you” and “please call Ephram!”. It’s pretty incredible! As she becomes more comfortable with the device more options will be added. Some people use wifi to connect them to home appliances, social media, FaceTime etc. We’re so very excited to start witnessing katie gain back some control of her life!
An enormous THANK YOU is in order. A few months ago I spoke at church about where we are a year after Katie’s brain injury. At the end I shared two things we’d love to purchase for Katie, an eye gaze device and a wheelchair. In such a short time we were able to purchase an eye gaze device for her and we are SO thankful. If you still wanted to donate toward the motorized wheelchair and/or expenses Dan and I have incurred watching the kiddos (buying a new van to fit all the kids, trying to take the kids out to fun places, taking them to lunch, etc!) we would love that! You can just send money via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put in the notes section if it’s for the wheelchair, an outing, etc.
Again THANK YOU! We are incredibly humbled to feel like this verse is being lived out among our community.
Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”