Bruce spent the day at Shepherd’s Pathways Outpatient rehab this week. Here is what he experienced in his own words:
“I always enjoy going to Pathways. It’s a good reminder of how far I've come. I met two cool teens named Cody and Austin who have become best friends while in therapy. (Some of my therapy buddies are still very close friends. That’s a bond that doesn’t break.) Austin was in a car crash going 100 mph. Cody was in a separate car wreck but was going much slower. They are going home soon and are looking forward to sleeping in their own beds. We ate lunch together with Colby who had a four-wheeler accident. I also met Roxanne who is an assistant district attorney in Florida. She had some back pain that progressed from headaches to the loss of her speech, and use of her legs. Each of them is giving therapy their all. I’m always encouraged to see the beautiful smiles of patients while they are going through the worst and expecting the best. They are awesome and inspire me to keep working to get better, too.”
Ann Boriskie, Director of the Peer Visitors’ Association, says Bruce is a “people-magnet.” It is amazing to watch him exercise the gift that God has given him. I can hardly take him to the grocery store—I should put a lease on him to get the shopping done. He talks to EVERYONE, and people tell him their deepest hurts—right there in front of the asparagus. That just proves that God can use anyone, anywhere, anytime!