Posted: 3rd March 2014 by Danielle in Journal
This past weekend Taylor, myself, and the Reinchenbach family drove an hour and half Northwest to Whitetail Resort. Thanks to their amazing adaptive program, Two Top Mountain, both Bo and Taylor were able to try out the mono-ski and bi-ski while Landon was able to try skiing and snowboarding for his birthday weekend! All three boys did awesome, Lacy and I were definitely proud of our boys!
Taylor was able to figure out a good system for bi-skiing but he definitely like snowboarding better. After doing so well with snowboarding last year and so many amputees telling Taylor that skiing was crazy fun, he figured he should try skiing while he had the adaptive program available. We are glad he tried it but snowboarding is going to be the go to. Taylor is 100% independent on a snowboard but not on the bi-ski. Taylor can do all greens, blue, and most black diamonds on a snowboard but still needing help on all blue and some greens on a bi-ski. The speed and independence of snowboarding is more up his alley for the long run.
Landon intermittently opened up some of his birthday presents throughout the weekend. Taylor and I are blessed to have such an awesome kid in our lives!
Posted: 27th February 2014 by Danielle in Journal
Today we got a call our narrative summary was back!!!
This is the document we have been waiting on since the first of December and it is finally here!
Ok so this is a run down of how the system works
Step one: Go to the VA and see a doctor that specializes in everything from head to toe. They make an analysis of Taylor’s current abilities and physical condition while evaluating what types of issues could arise in the future due to his combat related injuries.
Step 2: Send in all the VA documentation in addition to ALL documentation from our entire stay at Walter reed.
Step 3: A board reviews all this documentation to comply a narrative summary. The narrative summary list all of Taylor’s injuries. We have 5 days to review this list with an attorney if you desire and agree with the list or refute the list. If we agree we can sign the narrative summary and head home shortly!!!!!
We meet with them tomorrow morning to go over the narrative summary! Fingers crossed everything looks good and we don’t have to refute anything (this could tack on several months)
Posted: 26th February 2014 by Danielle in Journal
In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out this video Veterans United made during the weekend of the Gary Sinise Concert in our hometown this summer!
Also a HUGE birthday shout out to Marjorie Grover! We hope you have a wonderful day with your grandson and thank you a million times over for all the support you have poured our way!!