July 11, 2013

UPDATE (7/11/13)

Wow, what a great day!

Not much really happened today…which is a good thing…all-in-all, it was pretty uneventful. We did some Physical Therapy today for Beckett, which he handled very well. Leah and I actually left for a few hours this afternoon, we grabbed a quick lunch, then went to the Children’s Museum. It was really fun. We found out it was free today between 4:00pm-8:00pm (or something like that). When we returned, we were greeted with a pleasant surprise; they had Beckett in a stroller!!! What?! That was awesome. So, we actually strolled Beckett around for a bit, and he tolerated/enjoyed it quite well!

I’d like to actually conclude this update like this:
Not only have soooo many of you been such an encouragement and blessing to Leah, myself, and even our son, we understand that Beckett and his journey has left quite the mark and impression on many of you. Well, we’d love to hear from you. In fact, Beckett has got to be one of the youngest kids to ever have an email address, because I just set up a beckettrupp @ gmail.com account (I’ve added the space before and after the “@” to help the email address receive less spam, just eliminate the spaces when you go to email the account). If you wouldn’t mind, we’d love to receive emails to this account with messages to Beckett that he will be able to read later in life as to how he and his precious little life of perseverance and fight has challenged, encouraged, strengthened and humbled your life (he certainly has done all of this and more to both Leah and I). We love to hear about the tears, the laughter, the inspiration he might have evoked in you and/or your family’s life. I just think it would be sooo neat for him to be able to read these emails back when he can understand more as to why he has a special mark down the center of his chest. Clearly, I don’t want anyone to feel obligated, but I’d also like to ask if you’d also forward this post to others so that his inbox may be flooded with emails from all of you encouraging him when he may someday not quite understand why he is “different” or to reinspire him that his life has meaning and purpose, and his natural gumption to fight at such an early age was so inspirational.

Anyways, I think you get what I’m trying to say. I thought of this idea earlier today, and am pretty excited about it. Even if we only get a few messages, I’m sure Leah and I will find much encouragement from them for now. Beckett has the best “fans” ever! He already has way more friends than Leah or I. 😉 And I’m excited for him to begin life outside of these hospital walls. Thanks everyone…love you all!


— with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

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