Thursday, September 8, 2011


I've had a few people tell me that I'm just too positive in this blog...

Do they want to hear that I can still hear the sound of my spine being severed during the nightmares I have?
That I have no feeling or mobility below my ribcage and never will?
Do they want to hear that I have very little feeling my hands and fingers?
That I've completely missed the last 3 months of my children growing up?
Due to my injuries, for the rest of my life, I'll have to insert a long tube into my bladder every four hours to urinate?
That I no longer have the ability to father anymore children?
That I'll never again get the thrill of running into a burning building?
That due to Michigan insurance loophole my accident wasn't covered and I'll receive no compensation?

No, I have not always been so positive and this ordeal really sucks...

But, I've had time to come to terms with my injuries. I understand that God has a plan for me and that he saved me to accomplish this goal. I trust in him to guide me on this new path in life.


  1. Matt,

    This is your blog, you're allowed to do whatever you want and say whatever you want here. No one has any right to tell you how to feel. Just like they don't have the right to go into your house and tell you what to do. I really appreciate the blog as it provides a good way to follow your recovery.

    Your attitude and response to this accident is remarkable and inspiring. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to see you at work again.


  2. I think you are an absolute inspiration to ANYONE out there who is facing a difficulty in their life. Of course there are going to be moments of negativity and feelings of loss, but your strength and positive outlook is an example everyone should follow. I love hearing about your progress and was so touched by the comment you made a few posts back about how this doesn't change your responsibilities as a father and a husband. You are a hero in my book!