Day 214 | APRIL 12, 2022

Good evening, Friends, today is day 214 of our new and amazing life.


Today was a good day.


It was a productive day at work, and Charlie also had a good day.


As I was driving to see Charlie, I asked her if she wanted anything, she said maybe a Starbucks coffee? Luckily there is a Starbucks right by the rehab.


When I arrived, the first thing I noticed was her painted fingernails. If you know Charlie, before the accident, she always loved to have her nails painted.


Charlie told me that today she did a session of Recreation Therapy and that is when the therapist decided to paint Charlie’s nails during her wound care.


It is a blessing that Charlie did not lose any fingers or toes, sadly a lot of burn survivors do lose fingers or toes during their acute phase.


Charlie told me how grateful she was to be able to have a manicure, she feels very blessed.


Today her PT team re measured the turning radius of Charlie’s new standing wheelchair, and she has an incredible ability to drive it, her turning radius is 70” and when standing 60”, on her previous wheelchair she needed 80” of clearance.


This means that she will be able to get around our existing kitchen island, and that made Charlie very happy.


I also talked with her about her pain levels, she told me that she does experience a lot of pain during her PT and OT sessions, her skin does actually rip open, and that is very painful, but Charlie pushes through the pain and she knows that is starting to pay off, she is progressing day by day.


Yes, today was a day full of great news and updates, I am continuing to be inspired by Charlie’s strength and positivity, her pain tolerance is beyond human under my eyes.


We also had a good number of cards and two boxes to read and open, I just want to say thank you! Your words are inspiring, your kindness towards us is unbelievable, we truly appreciate your words and gifts, just so generous!


May God Bless You!


André



Charlie and Julien .jpeg

Cheering on Charlie. 

On Friday, September 10th, Charlie Anne Xavier was in a horrific and life-changing accident. Though she’s surprising her doctors and nurses daily with her incredible strength and resilience, this road to recovery will be an incredibly long one. 

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