Nate Brookens Update
I am sending this update because it seems appropriate. Nate has come a long way. These pictures show WHAT GOD CAN DO when we invite Him, The Liberating God, into the confinements of our reality. To Him be all the praise! And to our friends, we give the thanks for your prayers, your encouragement, your gifts, your loving support throughout this first phase of Nate’s recovery. We are counting on you as we head into this next phase in a long-term facility (and hopefully, not that long!).
After an unexpected delay last week, Nate is finally moving on to Hunter Holmes McGuire V.A. Hospital in Richmond, VA, as we speak. He left Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh within the last hour - approximately 9:00AM, by ambulance with his Mom, Beth, and sister, Liz, following behind. The photo of the three of them was taken just moments before he left Mercy today. Beth reported that many of the staff and therapists came into his room to say a tearful “Good-bye.” They said they will always remember Room 6018 as “Nate’s Room,” and talked about putting up a plaque to that effect! : )
The next phase of Nate’s recovery is what we are calling his “Last Stop Before Home.” Home is The Goal. That day cannot come soon enough. But we are amazed at how our Great God works, and how He has ordained this location for Nate’s continued therapy and treatment. We have no doubt that this is THE very BEST place for Nate to be. We will post his new address when we know what it is.
The first photo was taken two days after his accident, Aug. 27, 2012. Let these pictures demonstrate just WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT!