Saturday, June 20, 2009
Please pray for Steven
Those of you who have been following the blog for some time will know Steven Dax, who is one of the After School volunteers. He's a member of the community who started at the ASP in September 2006 because there were a number of children attending who were doing Khoekhoe, Steven's home language, at school. He was a great help to them, and has stayed involved ever since.
Steven was involved in a car accident last Tuesday (9th June) when the (drunk) driver of a car he was travelling in overcorrected after swerving onto the wrong side of the road and rolled the car. Steven was thrown out of the car (he was riding in the back of a bakkie - ute/truck) and broke something in his neck.
(None of the other three people in the car was seriously injured, one of them was Eliot from our church who has also volunteered at the ASP in the past. We are thankful that he only had minor injuries and has healed well.)
Steven was operated on over the weekend and does not now have any pain. However, the doctors are saying that there is only a small chance he will walk again. He currently has feeling in his legs but cannot move them, also is unable to sit up yet. He has been transferred from the hospital to a medical centre for intensive physiotherapy and is trying to keep a very positive attitude and do all he can to regain the use of his legs.
Please pray with us for Steven, and for us as we really want to encourage and support him through whatever lies ahead.