Sunday, August 8, 2010

Feeling very encouraged after our recent review

We arrived back from our trip to the ABR clinic in Sydney, late on Thursday night. We experienced lots of disruptions to our flights both on the way down and on the way back. The first time we have experienced this with Qantas. The cabin staff were as helpfully as we expected, but it still makes for a long trip. The flight out of Brisbane was full due to an earlier flight being cancelled. Our flight was delayed after we had all boarded, due to fuel leaking from the aircraft. We had to disembark and board a new aircraft, a very time consuming task. The flight back was delayed due to a earlier flight being cancelled again. On landing at Brisbane, the commissioner ( man in yellow vest who push the wheelchairs and generally help passengers with disabilities) Well he was late getting to our aircraft to escort me, because he was helping 4 sporting wheelies from a different flight that had arrived at the same time as ours. So we had the aircraft cleaners working around us, cleaning the aircraft for the next flight.

The clinic was a chance to take a deep breath and re-focus on the task of how to help our young ones recover as optimally as possible. The evaluation is always refreshing to see how far you have come since the last visit and since you started your journey. Sometimes it seems a slow process, like erosion. But you only have to look at some of the beautiful landscapes around the world to see that, give time, we can change our children's lives, just like erosion changes the face of the planet.

While Harri has a long way to go for his recovery, we were thrilled to be there at the clinic to see Marcus receiving his award for walking and in recognition of his own efforts to his recovery.

Thank you also to our friend Jensen, for helping to download the Emotiv program. I will be putting some energies to developing this further, now we are home again.

Thank you also to the ABR team for hosting the clinic, Sarah and Jensen who came out this time, and Jessie, Christine and Kim, keeping things going back in Singapore.

Finally some photos from our recent trip. Regards Matt

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