Note of Thanks: Belcher family grateful for support

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Wishing you

all the gratitude of thanks this holiday season. As you all are aware, Jeff, since March 4, has spent 186 days at the Cleveland Clinic facing a coma, life support, multiple surgeries, amputations and rehabilitation. During that time all of your support, prayers and love for him and our family have led us all to the point where we are today. During his darkness you all have been his light, and our family could not have come through all of this without you. There continues to be no words that express the depth of our thanks to each and every one of you who have been a part of this journey.

As we celebrate Jeff's 42nd birthday, Thanksgiving and our daughter Kendall's 13th birthday, all in one week, we are beyond thankful for having our family together to share those moments.

The past three months since Jeff has been home, he has continued to remain incredible, strong, confident and determined to get back to the best "new normal" that he can be. His efforts, attitude and heart have been inspirational to witness. This includes retiring his wheelchair, retiring his walker, and with the aid of prosthetics is walking freely. It is amazing to watch his progress, and we view him in our home as a "hero" and a true "role model."

We are pleased to inform you that Jeff walked into the Cleveland Clinic at the end of October on his own with no assistance and presently walks over 1,800 steps a day. All of his medical team tells him that he is way ahead in his progress. Please continue to keep Jeff and our family in your thoughts and prayers as his journey has only just begun. In the year 2014 we will remain hopeful that medical science will continue to offer Jeff options, possibilities and dreams to improve his lifestyle.

From the bottom of our hearts we all together say thank you and enjoy your family and friends this holiday season.

The Belcher Family,

Jeff, Lora, Kendall and Jack (Majic, Rubi and Miracle, too) of Hudson

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