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This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Birthday Bash, Beijing Bye-Bye, and Biotech Bionics

Olympics
Tonight we said goodbye to the Summer Games from China. It has been a great couple of weeks. Utah had the most percent watching the Olympics than any other TV market. Maybe because something was actually worth watching that wasn't offensive but uplifting and inspiring. The closing ceremony was spectacular.

Saturday Birthday Party

Jennifer Seegmiller is Gloria and Tim's niece and a regular part of the family. She and Scott's daughter Kalissa had a birthday this week and the family all got together in the Taylorsville Park. It was a lot of fun. The highlight for us was watching Jen open the present Gloria and Elizabeth cooked up. They arrranged to tend Kalissa a couple of weeks ago and took her to Kiddie Kandids for a professional portrait. It was fun to see Jen and Scott's face when they opened them up. Kalissa may be overjoyed at some future date... but Saturday she was just happy to play in her cake.

Biotech Bionics
Joseph has a new device to help increase the Supination and Pronation of his forearm and wrist. The device is a Dynasplint system. (more here http://www.dynasplint.com/type/forearm.php). Joseph now uses it regularly to help his right arm increase in capacity. We're getting closer to the $6 million man.

New Stake Presidency
Our Stake enjoyed a great Stake Conference today with Elder Richard Hinckley as our visiting General Authority. Our Stake Presidency was released and a new one called. We'll miss Pres Scott Maxfield who is moving from our stake and has been a great blessing to us. We are thrilled excited for the new Stake Presidency: Stanley Child, Lynn Morton, and David Mendenhall. It was 21 years ago this week that Tim was called as Stake President here. My how time flies.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

21 years???! Are you kidding me? That's unbelieveable. That is so cool about that device. I have been wondering...and should have asked Joseph when I saw him on Saturday...if there has been any noticeable improvments since his treatments in China. Any reports on that?

--Maria

Aug 25, 2008, 6:45:00 AM  

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