Monday, July 19, 2010


this news is too exciting to postpone, so i had to share it now.

today in therapy, my dad WALKED!

as he was heading to physical therapy today, his therapist encouraged me to come with. she said there was something i had to see . . . so i tagged along, and when we got into the therapy room, she had my dad get up, and with only minimal support on his right arm, my dad was able to walk, step by step, to the other side of the room! literally overnight, he was able to move his right leg in a way that yesterday wasn't possible! new muscles had kicked in, allowing him to pull his right leg forward, and he was able to control EACH STEP. it required complete concentration on his part, his gaze was always fixed on the wall ahead of him, but imagine the JOY in being able to know his body was finally starting to do what he's been trying to tell it to do for weeks! he walked back and forth across the room with the therapist at his side, slowly but with consistent steps, getting stronger as he went along!

so . . . an EXCITING, HAPPY day!

"it does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: 'i raised you up for this very purpose, that i might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.'"
--Romans 9:16-17


  1. Yea Geoff! We are all cheering here in Montevideo! Praise God for this amazing news!

    Love from the
    Groothuis family

  2. Sooooo happy!!! Way to go Geoff!!! You are a fighter! Our prayers for healing continue with MUCH thankfulness!

  3. Hey Geoff,
    Looking forward to reading of your continued progress! Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    In deepest respect,
    Bruce, Teresa, Stina & Mason Ostlie:)

  4. This is absoutely wonderful to read and how rewarding for Geoff and for all of you. No doubt about it....Geoff is a fighter.

    Amy Nordaune

  5. Wow-what great news! As I read your post my memory jogged and I remembered that I actually dreamt last night that I with your dad and he was completely healed! We are with you Hathaways! Thanks for sharing!

  6. GREAT NEWS, Maggie...thanks for not making us wait until Saturday!!! :)

    I can only imagine the joy the Hathaway family and Geoff are experiencing.


    Ronae Rose

  7. Amazing! What answers to prayer! Thanks for the incredible update!

    Dan and Lynn

  8. All you Hathaways rock out loud, just keep it down or they'll complain about the noise. ;)

  9. G-
    That bit of news made me stand up and clap! I can only imagine the concentration that have to be feeling good about that. The journey of a thousand miles just started with a huge leap. Praise God and bless all your angels who surround you with incredible love and devotion.

    Can't wait for the next update!

  10. Dear Hathaways! We all stay glued to your website for news of Geoff's recovery, and we are so happy to hear of his day-to-day progress. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you! Please wish Geoff our best!
    - Becky Risa