Sunday, February 22, 2009
Dedicated to Lee - A Walking Miracle!
The pictures you will see from Busch
Gardens in this post mean the world
For the past four years our cousin,
Lee, has suffered from undiagnosed
pain in her feet.
This was debilitating
pain that felt as if her feet were on
fire all of the time.
Many doctors had given her their
thoughts on what was causing it.
She had endured painful surgery.
But, the pain was driving
Lee into a wheelchair.
She had no hope of
ever getting relief.
In fact, she had been
told there was nothing more
that could be done.
In September of 2008 through a series of
events that could only be explained as
led by the Lord, Lee was made aware of
one more doctor. He believed that he
would be able to help her.
She and Tim had endured many times
of raised hopes...
this would be just one more,
they were afraid.
Unbelievably though, an ultrasound of
Lee's feet showed large tumors in her
heels. Shots of Vitamin B12 were the cure.
One day Lee woke up...no more pain.
She felt the carpet under her feet for
the first time in four years.
Since September Lee has been relearning
to walk. After years of accommodating the
pain and then not walking her body had to
relearn how to walk properly.
We rejoiced in the fact that we could
walk all over the park. Lee could ride the rides
again and a wonderful time was had by all.
Micki does some modeling.
She struck a pose for me.
What a sweet girl...
We were undecided as to what to do for lunch since we were in the park for the entire day. The conductor on the train spoke very positively of the Crown Restaurant and said that the prices were reasonable. We wondered what that meant in the economy of the park.
Well, we decided to look and see.
Boy, were we glad we did.
In a place where you cannot get a bottle of
water for less than $2.69 this was a very
We enjoyed a private room and a family style meal
that included fish, fried chicken, cole slaw, rolls, mashed potatoes, french fries, and homemade stuffing for $14.95 per person.
I know that is not exactly cheap...but for our
one and only meal of the day...it was a pleasant surprise.
When Chelsea posts, she wants to show you the Sheikra.
It is a very, very tall and intimidating rollercoaster.
She and Lee felt they had accomplished much, for different
reasons after riding this. It was scary!
We are off to Orlando for the remainder of our trip.
The boys are ready to come home.
Hope that changes or it will be a long week.
Have a great day!