Every Step Is A Victory

Today I really need your help.  I want to do something that will be really special for two dear friends of mine. If you want to make an impact on someones day and be an inspirational persons inspiration, read on.

Yesterday I started a link up of Little Victories (go link up and share!). Today I want to talk about something a lot bigger and far more important. 

A while back I wrote this post and this post about my friends Ryan and Meagan who are engaged to be married in February.  Ryan was in a BMX accident in July.  He landed on his back and hasn't been able to feel his legs since.  Meagan, his fiance and biggest cheerleader hasn't left his side.  Together they are facing new challenges and struggles, things that would defeat most of us.  Their love for each other, their unfaltering courage and faith and their unwillingness to give up inspire me so much.  I think it is selfish of me not to share their story. 

The two are leaving this weekend for California to work with Project Walk, in an effort to get Ryan standing on their wedding day.   Last night, a local news show did a live story from his send off party.  I don't think any words I could type could do their story justice. 

Please take a few minutes and watch.  You won't regret it.  (I cried, but you all know I'm a cryer)

Now, if you're inspired by Ryan and Meagan, please leave a comment below.  Please include where you are from.  My plan is to get all the comments printed and added to a map (hopefully a world map) to add to Ryan's inspiration boards.

It's an incredible feeling to know that you have people rooting for you from all across the country and even the world.  Thank you for taking the time to read today's post.  Thank you for caring about my amazing friends.  Thank you for helping to keep them inspired. 

Remember, every step is a victory!

If you would like to follow Ryan's Journey, please join his Facebook group. If you'd like to make a personal contribution, got to HelpHopeLive.


Laura said...

What an inspiring story. I want to see him walking in those shoes. I wish all of the best for this wonderful couple.

Sarah C said...

Wow! I wish them both the best of luck, health and happiness on this part of their journey together!

Sarah Clevenger
Yorktown, IN

~ko said...

Very inspiring indeed! Keep moving forward Ryan! Our entire family is praying for you and cheering you on!

Kristin Sumption
Virginia Beach, VA

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

I can't wait to read a post about him walking on their wedding day. Best of luck!

(san diego, ca)

Tiffany said...

I could not think of a better motivator than standing on his wedding day! Cannot wait to hear about the success story!


Logan, New Mexico

Nicole Buckingham said...

There are moments in life when things seem so unfair and the "what ifs" seem to, so very easily, creep into one's mind...

You and your story and the steps you will take in the days ahead, and the steps you've already taken are testament to your courage and strength and we are all stronger because of the living you do.

Tereas Bermensolo-Cutler said...

We read and follow all the posts. We are very inspired.

Breanne Vincent and Tereas Bermensolo-cutlet
Dallas Texas

Anonymous said...

This couple is more than an inspiration! Whatever issues I have in my life are so small in comparison....Ryan & Meagan prove that it's not what happens to you in life, it's how you live it! Stay positive and happy!!!! from Phoenix

Nathalia sciotto said...

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory! I have never met you- but your journey is constantly in my prayers, positive vibes and heart! You WILL go far! Can't wait to hear that you heads up, shoulders back as you walk down that isle to marry that amazing women! Lots of love to you two from Vegas!