Anyone who wants to send some encouragement to Caleb

Caleb's NEW Address:
132 Hillside Dr
Norfolk, NE 68701

Elkhorn Valley Bank
Caleb R. Baber Medical Fund
800 West Benjamin Avenue
P.O. Box 1007
Norfolk, NE 68702-1007
Phone: 402-371-0722

Recovery in full swing

Recovery in full swing

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Guess Who?

First of all, I want to thank my mother...she has remained strong for me and all of the readers of this blog through some of the toughest times of our lives. I love you mom!

Well today was a very important day on this road to recovery and an adequate independence for a return to school. I had my right residual limb casted for the first mold for creating a prosthetic! The third and it seems final phase of recovery has begun! That was in the morning, and this afternoon I went downstairs to their offices and their workshop. He had already finished the plaster mold of my stump. He told me that he has me labeled a k3 when it comes to prosthetics which means I'll be on legs that will allow me to do pretty much everything but run. After I get up on them and show that I can handle any surface, he will bump me up to a k4 which means if the insurance will cover them I'll get the running Ossur carbon fiber legs like the ones Oscar Pistorius has. I'm excited to get my first one sometime next week if things go as planned for them.

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. I have learned through this how incredibly strong my support is. My family is stronger and closer than I had ever imagined and my friends have done the same. Please continue to seek the Lord and all that He has for us to learn through this process! I don't know how or why, but I know that this whole time and even injury has been worked into a good thing by our wonderful Savior.



Anonymous said...

Glad to see things are going well Caleb. Have been praying for you and your family through this whole adventure. Hopeing to get down and see you. God bless and Happy Holidays.

Anonymous said...

Keep your positive outlook you will go far. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sam and Ben's Mom

Hannah Elisabeth said...

Caleb, you inspire me. Seriously. I love you friend, you look so good!

Anonymous said...

caleb that is great news! I know that you will be up and running around in no time. Keep up the good work!

Jamie Wallmark

Charlie said...

I am going to run with you once you get the hang of your 4k legs and its going to be glorious. ha!

Anonymous said...

It's great to see your wonderful progress.

Courtney and Lexi :)

Aline Skogstoe said...


I am glad to hear everything is going well for you! We (my friends and I) have been praying for you up here in Minnesota.

Tonight is the second night of our annual Christmas Festival service and tonight I will sing for you, and for everything you've risen above. The theme of Christmas Fest this year is: "My spirit sings of Wondrous things!"

Maybe you can listen to it on Public Radio Sunday if you are bored :)

God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Caleb-It was great hearing from you! I doubt you know the number of people who read this blog. (It would be interesting to find out - I am sure there are people all over the world who have been praying for you.) I found it after hearing about your accident from your Grandma Bonna. Your story has been such an inspiration to me, I read it every day and appreciate the time your mom has spent keeping all of us updated on your recovery.I hope you or your mom will have time to keep it up. My prayers will continue for you, I also know God has great plans for you, may He continue to bless you.
Judy Anderson

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being such an inspiration to me!
Hurry home!
Rachel (Player)