Day 8

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Today was my first physical therapy appointment. This is where we work on my strength and balance. Brian, my therapist, was really impressed with my progress. I walked (with help from mom) down a really long hallway and we played some basketball.
I will see my friends at physical and occupational therapy 3 times a week, so I will be as good as new when I get home!

Thank you for taking the time to check up on me and my awesome progress!!
See ya’ll tomorrow!!


21 thoughts on “Day 8

  1. Awesome shooting !!! keep up the good work so when you get home we can play boggle. You are an great speller . love you hugs to you and mom.

  2. Hi John, I am your Uncle Pete’s Mom and I want you to know that I am wearing your bracelet and thinking about you every day. It seems like everyone is taking such good care of you, helping you to feel stronger, and to have some fun too. I know you will have made lots of new friends before you leave St. Jude’s. Love, ‘Aunt’ Linda (your ‘alias’ Aunt Pearl is my sister….Your Uncle Pete’s Aunt….I will bring bracelets to her and to your Uncle Pete’s cousins….they are all thinking of you too.)

  3. Nice shot John! Did you know your mom was also a great athlete in high school? I am sure all that cheerleading experience is coming in handy now. I know she is your biggest fan 🙂 keep up the great progess!

  4. Way to go sweetheart!!! I think about you every day and Lochlan and I routing for you to come home real soon. Sleep tight and sweet dreams.

  5. Keep up the good work John. We are praying everyday!!! We love the pictures and updates. Keep them coming.

  6. Although we’ve never met John, I think of you everyday! The hospital looks amazing! Hope you’re meeting some new friends! I’m praying for you everyday to get back to your old self 🙂 Stay strong!

  7. John – It’s great to see pictures of you doing fun things and to see your smile back. I’m so glad you have a pool – I wish I did!

    There will probably be times when you don’t want to smile. At those times remember how many people – some of whom don’t even know you – are there for you and your family. We all love you so much! Keep it up and hang in there! Your JBT bracelet reminds me of you every moment.

    all my love, Anne (Andrew’s mother)

    and we need you back here to train Kat’s coming baby as the oldest cousin!

  8. WOW! I am really missing out on all the fun stuff this week John. Could you ask Brian if he could teach me how to play basketball? BUT most of all I really miss YOU soooooo much. I have no one to color with back here in Cambridge. And guess what? Today I made a new friend with the sales person in the Verizon store and I gave him one of your bracelets and he said he would wear it proudly! Yay. I love you so much always and forever. EWIT Aunt Maureen

  9. Hey John- I brought my dad to the hospital today for some treatment & we didn’t get to do ANYTHING as cool as what you’re doing! 😦
    WOW! YOU are in a GREAT place! I’m so happy for you that you are smiling today & meeting nice therapists and doing some cool fun stuff! xx -Emily

  10. Good morning young Mr. John Bradley Thompson! This is “Coach” Bob with Lakes Region Flag Football. Just sending you a note to say I’m very proud of how well you are doing young man! JohnStrong …
    Today is Day 9 for you, and I hope you have a terrific day. Show ’em what you got big man; take on your opponent like the blitzing middle linebacker I know that you are!
    Also wanted to let you know that I will be wearing my JBT bracelet tonight as I prepare the turf field for our women’s league playoff games tonight. Your mom’s team-Frog Rock-is in the hunt for a Super Bowl t-shirt!
    Hang in there and know that I check in on you every day to see how you are doing. Keep up the good work and the positive attitude: you are doing spectacular!
    Say hi to your Mom and Dad for me.

  11. Good Morning John, Great work at PT yesterday!!! You are doing so great and we are all so proud of you!! You are doing so fun, cool stuff down there! Wesley tells all his friends at school at about his friend that is so strong and he shows everyone our bracelets!! Say HI to your mom! We are praying for you! Stay strong! XO – The Drapeau family….

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