Dan Maughan was involved in an auto-pedestrian accident on January 20, 1986. He was hit by a car while servicing our own car on a snowy canyon road. He sustained a brain stem injury. This blog is his story of recovery. It is broken down into three categories:
1) The Accident (miracles do happen)
2) The Journey (living life to the fullest - even with a disability)
3) The Ascent (still looking for full recovery - after all these years)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
"See Dan Day" at Neuroworx
Thursday, March 27th was "See Dan Day" at Neuroworx! The entire Neuroworx team surprised Dan by all wearing their "See Dan... " shirts. He was really happy - they are such a great group and so supportive of the people that they work with. It is great to have such a great team to work with, and Dan really likes it there.
He also has been going to the SCI forums that they are a part of - these are held every Tuesday night at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City. He sent me a text last Tuesday and said - "I'm on the TRAX, and I'm going to the Gallivan Center". He did the same thing tonight... I just barely went an picked him up from the bus stop (at 10:43 pm) - so it makes for a long day. I have a conflict on Tuesdays and I can not get away to go with him to these events. It makes me nervous to have him out this late at night on his own, but he doesn't always listen to me.... so we say a prayer and hope that he will be protected. If anyone wants to spend a Tuesday night with Dan - let me know!
We have had a great week - we had a fun Easter - we had all the kids over for dinner and it was a good time. I would like you to see our favorite Easter egg -- this is Wilson.
Kallie and Angie had a good time coloring this egg... they went over to the corner of the kitchen and huddled - working on their piece of art. They went and got the movie "Castaway" to make sure that they did the face right - and then they went and found the hot glue gun so that they could put on his "hair".
I just don't have the heart to eat "Wilson" - that is the only problem!
Posted by LaNae B. Maughan at 4/01/2008 10:57:00 PM
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That Welson egg is too funny!! What is SCI?
SCI stands for Spinal Cord Injury (as opposed to TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Dan is a little bit of both (we always knew he was special...!)
Dan and Lanae,
What an incredible journey! I thought I knew a little of your story but this blog brought tears to my eyes. I can't form the words to describe how incredibly faithful you are, Lanae, and how awesomely hard working you are, Dan. This has got to be the most inspiring story (and photos) I have ever seen. Has it ever been published?
Howard -- we ought to publish it -- that could be fun! Now -- all we need is someone with connections to the publishing industry... hmmmm.
My first thought is to email the link to the blog to everyone we know, and ask them to send it to everyone they know. Exposure! I assume you have done this...do you have any way of tracking hits on the blog?
Sorry for not responding earlier -- we have been working straight nights and weekends for the last several weeks getting the house ready ... anyway - thanks for all your support and thoughts. I do want to write a book one of these days, and will most likely do so -- I guess I am waiting for that final chapter to un-fold... you know .. the one that tells how "we did it" even though it was hard to do...
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