Formerly "Neil Stone Updates"

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Finis...For Now

CRP Therapists Jane and Julie

When Neil opened the door to his CRP class on Friday, all the patients and therapists shouted, "Surprise!"  There were balloons and a large poster that included his course completion certificate on it, along with notes and well-wishes from fellow classmates and therapists, both current and past.  Even though he knew it would be his last day, the big to-do wasn't expected.  You see, it is kind of a big deal that Neil is now finished with therapy at Kessler.  He's been there longer than nearly everyone.

Occupational Therapist Doug
Neil understands that he may be back for some more therapy in the future, but for now, it's time for a change.  His new schedule opens the door for better opportunities for work study.  So far, he's only had time to volunteer at the YMCA for a short time two days a week.  He's hoping soon to get a paying job.  We're also looking into other helps for him.

You can see from his smile in the pictures above, that Neil was feeling pretty good about the celebration and the tributes.  I was quite moved myself by the things that were said about him.  He is admired for his dedication and persistence, for his wonderful attitude, and for his cheerful and kind nature.  A mom couldn't be prouder.