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Day 327 | AUGUST 03, 2022

Good evening, Friends. Today is day 327 of our new and fantastic life!

Today is the day! Charlie returned home for the second time, and we hope she is with us a little longer this time.

The morning flew by today; as we got our home prepared for Charlie to return, I left for Richmond around lunchtime. When I got to the hospital, I grabbed lunch, and we ate before being discharged around 4 pm!

Charlie was in pain, but her enthusiasm was more significant than her pain.

As we entered the elevator at the Burn unit floor, a young gentleman sprinted towards the door and held it open; he wanted to say hello to Charlie and to thank her for being an inspiration to him and so many burn survivors. He had both his hands in compression garments, we asked his name, and he told us, and he also said, I am a Fireman, and I had both of my hands burned; it was a very emotional encounter for him and Charlie; I believe this is the first time, a burn survivor has approached Charlie and Thanked her for inspiring them, I could see how humbling that exchange was for Charlie, Mr. Fireman, Thank you for stopping the elevator and saying hi!

Encounters like this make us happy; to know that sharing our story positively impacts someone’s life! We are so grateful to God for the opportunity to continue to share his miracle.

Once we got home, this time was just us; unlike last time when hundreds of people came out to welcome her home, this time was just us, and it was perfect!

The boys had done chalk drawing in our driveway, and once inside, Julien and London came straight to mommy’s arms; they did not skip a beat; mommy was home!

After a few minutes of catching up, we had two amazing friends bring us dinner, and they also brought their kids; it was such a fun evening!

Tonight’s dinner is to pay homage to vovo! She is leaving tomorrow, and our friends wanted to show how much they appreciate her help and unconditional love!

I have no words to thank my mother for everything she has done for our family! Muito Obrigado, Mãe!

Charlie is home! She has made massive progress in the past five weeks, healing well, and soon, no more open wounds!

Tonight, I thank God for having my family under one roof! Tomorrow is a bittersweet day, Vovo is leaving, but she is also going home to be with my sisters and her grandchildren; she needs to rest!

I also would like to thank you for donating to the Bingo being organized by Do Good Cville, they are an excellent local nonprofit, and their generosity towards us is fantastic! I appreciate your support!

Have a good night! Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

May God Bless You!


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