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A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was seriously injured around 4am this morning when his police car wrecked on Fairview Road, a short distance east at SouthPark Mall. He was responding to a priority call when his car hit a ditch and flipped a few times. We want to keep Joe and his family in our thoughts and prayers this morning.


 


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Sorry to hear that.  Hope everything works out for your officer and his family.  Prayers are on the way.


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Thoughts and prayers for this officer that he may have a full recovery.

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Prayers go out for a speady recovery.

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Thanks guys we really appreciate it. things dont look that great for him at the moment. he's still in critical condition and prognosis doesnt look great for him to survive this one. he's 23 and only been on the dept a little over a year. so we gotta pray hard he comes through this if that is what is meant to be.

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My thoughts and prayers also go out for a speedy recovery.

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Extra prayers added for his full recovery.


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Hopes and Prayers for this officer and his loved ones.


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I found out over the weekend Joe is awake now!! he does have a broken shoulder and his back is fractured in 2 places but that should heal. he is obeying some commands and seems to be coming around... keep those prayers coming they are helping!! and thanks again to all of you for what you do. you never hear it enough!!


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More good news... Joe has been taken off life support and is breathing on his own. he wakes up sporadically and looks around and responds so some verbal commands. he was downgraded from life threatening to critical and moved out of ICU to the next level down. so progress is being made. you guys are helping to make a difference!!


 


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Glad to hear he is improving.


 I have already prayed for him and his family and will continue to keep them in my prayers.


 


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Wonderful news of his improvement!  Keeping him, his family and department in my thoughts and prayers.

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Encouraging news....keep up the good fight...

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Thats great! I'm glad he's doing better. I'll include him in my prayers.

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Great news. Glad to hear it.

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GREAT NEWS ABOUT JOE,MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND I HOPE HE GETS WELL SOON.


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It's great news that he's improving.  I'll keep him in my prayers for a full recovery.

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ok all, sorry for not updating in a while, I've been out of town and hadnt been able to get back to the site... Joe is improving day by day and all the prayers and well wishes are much appreciated. here is an excerpt from his progress from yesterday. so many thanks again to all of you!!! the brothers and sisters in blue are helping Joe pull through this ordeal!!


Good morning, and update on Joseph from yesterday:

His schedule:

7:30 - Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30  PT w/Christy Sitting balance, sit to stand, leg strengthening while sitting, and cornhole while sitting. (game)

10:30 OT w/Sara Arm exercises - left arm palm up/working w/neck brace.  NEW neck brace, fits much better.

11:00 Speech w/Jen  Drank water - swallowing and mouth exercises.  Work on voice. Strategy - mental pictures to help remember.

11:30  PT/Marla  WALKING W/QUAD CANE!!!!!!!!

12:00-1:00  Lunch (Joseph wrote his menu on back of page)

1:00 Speech w/Jen  breathing exercises & straw oral motor exercises - writing (menu)  Spirometer

1:30  OT w/Sara  FIRST SHOWER IN 5 WEEKS!!!!!!!! The whole process lasted until about 3:00.  

Rest of the day off.  


Jen also gave Joseph a mirror/card to practice mouth exercises.  Joseph realized for the FIRST TIME HE WAS MISSING SOME TEETH.


We are extremely pleased with all the progress Joseph is making daily.  We attribute his personal success first to the prayers of God's people on His behalf.  Secondly, we attribute his success to the people surrounding him that are reteaching, retraining, and encouraging him. 

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That's great progress! From someone who has been there please encourage his fellow officers to visit him as much as they can. Showing him support and that he is still a viable part of the family is crucial to his healing. Like I said, I know this from personal experience and a visit from the guys makes your heart really feel great. Please give him our very best and we hope that he will be able to get on the Internet and join us. Prayers continuing for his steady and complete recovery.

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My Prayers go out to him and his family...

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glad to hear of his progress. prayers for continued recovery

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My prayers for Joe and may he continue to mend a such a great speed.


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I really hope that Joe pulls through. He is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that he makes a speedy recovery and that his family is handeling the ordeal okay. I can't imagin how worried about Joe his family must be. I'm hoping for the best for Joe and his family.  Also, I'm glad to hear about the improvement that Joe has made. Keep up the prayers and the good work guys and gals.


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Keep hanging in there Joe, you have came a long ways. Don't give up, It will take some time and work but you'll be back.


Prayers stay with the family and Joe, As well as the dept. that looks after him.

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Prayers said for Joe and his family and friends.  Looking forward to more good news soon.  Keep us posted.


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Great to hear of his progress.

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His progress sounds encouraging!! Prayers go out for a speedy recovery!

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Hope  he  does  Well.

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great continued progress. here is what was said about yesterday and some of the things the family are asking for in areas he needs help in..


cant thank you guys enough for what you endure each day you put on those uniforms and go out into the communities. you never know what your day will be like or what you will face and the dangers that lurk around the corner... So I am thankfull to have friends like you and say a prayer for wisdom and safety for all who serve out there.


Here is the latest journal on Joseph.  Please continue to lift the following requests for Joseph up to the Lord in prayer:
 

  • Renewed strength (working on getting better is very hard work for Joseph

  • Pray the dislocation in his arm heals soon

  • Pray for Joseph’s short term memory to improve

  • Pray for his left side to be strengthened

  • Pray he will be balanced and start walking with only one person & ultimately on his own

  • Pray he will be strong enough to be released from Rehab by December 3rd (the target date)

  • Pray God will give strength and comfort to his family

  • Pray & thank God for his caregivers

 
Here is another peek at Joseph’s day.  They are packing a lot of activities into his day.  Our prayers for him are being answered.  Thanks so much for being prayer warriors for Joseph.
 
Jill 
 

Joseph's schedule today:

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. OT w/Sara - practice eating breakfast.

8:00 - 8:30 - Speech w/Jen  wrote his schedule, and made a 100% on his money worksheet.  Tyler visited tonight and when we told Tyler of Joseph's academic success he told Joseph he was going to make the Dean's list.

9:30  OT w/Sara - arm exercises on the table with bean bags; arm bike - longest consecutive time 4 minutes 5 seconds.  Visual scanning worksheets.

10:30 - Noon PT w/Marla  Practiced wheelchair to mat; new wheelchair; practiced pushing himself in chair with right arm and legs; walked entire gym and into hallway with quad cane.

LUNCH

1:00 Speech w/Jen Joseph took his chocolate milkshake to speech to practice swallowing (actually he didn't finish it from lunch); reasoning/cognitive worksheet; drank milkshake w/no coughing (thin liquid, when it reaches the back of his throat - not on thin liquid yet) He did great!  Jen gives homework.  Joseph said he thought he was finished this part of life.  Just finished his homework, Dad said it is correct.  Takes you back to the good old school days.


Joseph has kept his great sense of humor.  Yesterday Jen gave him exercises to help the left side of his face muscles.  They are a little weaker than the right.  Until now, with his weak muscles on the left of his whole body, and his outdated glasses prescription, and the healing of his eyes, he hadn't seen his face too closely.  The paper with the face exercises has a mirror pasted to the middle so he can see the facial movements as he practices.  Joseph only realized he has a few missing teeth yesterday while practicing his facial exercises.  His joke about this (Jen told him this this morning)  He has summer teeth....  Some are here, and some aren't.

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Figured you guys might like to see who I'm talking about... I just posted two pics of Joe in my profile pics page.

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