Hello to everyone,
I’m being told that there has been a lot of people looking for an update post from me. I have to admit, it’s a strange feeling after so many years to have so many amazing people interested in our struggle. Although it’s wonderful to have the love and support of so many, it’s also very humbling. I am grateful.
I also want to personally thank the newest members of our team, Drs. Hua and Van Ee. Their gracious offers of assistance and supporting affidavits, along with the affidavits of Drs. Laposata and Squier, further prove what I have continuously said for nearly 19 years. I NEVER hurt Christopher.
Our awesome site administrator, Lisa, has been encouraging me for quite some time now to post something personal about myself. This is difficult for me. I don’t do “personal” very well. In such a dark and depressing place, it can be hard to be personal. But I will try…
I work very hard to stay positive and focus on the good when surrounded by so much bad. I try to remain optimistic and I choose to find the positive within adversity. That’s why I am so very grateful for the love and support of my friends and family. Everyday my daughter makes me proud of the strong and independent person she’s become. I am awed at the kindness, sensitivity and love given so completely and unconditionally by the special woman in my life. And I am humbled by all of the kind words of encouragement that come in daily. I am unable to put into words the strength and motivation it gives me. It keeps my heart grounded with my loved ones and it feeds the hope for a better future in my soul. Even after all I have been through, I truly consider myself a very blessed man.
Also, in the spirit of being personal, I want to briefly tell everyone about a new girl in my life. Her name is Lily. She is a Black Lab and I am training her as a service dog through the NEADS Prison Partnership Program. I was chosen to be 1 of 15 men, out of 1,300, to train a service dog. I was given Lily to prepare her to be placed with someone with a physical or psychological disability. Lily stays with me in my cell and I train her to do tasks such as open doors, pick-up dropped items, turn on lights, and fetch items out of the refrigerator. It’s an amazing feeling to train a service dog that you know will ultimately change the life of a disabled person. I will keep everyone updated on her progress.
Thank you once again to everyone. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I will attempt to post more often.
One day closer…