Up off the mat: the recovery of Dale Lawrence


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  • just-a-fan Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 22, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    Great job Dale!

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Oct. 21, 2011 10:18 a.m.

    As a high school wrestler, I'm sure Dale is accustomed to a great workout regimen. Which will help with his PT.
    As a person, he is showing how much heart and determination he has.
    Great example of someone not feeling sorry for themselves.

  • Sloth Lehi, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    What a great story. Thanks for sharing Deseret News! It helps us all realize the important things in life. Good luck Dale.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    From a tragic beginning...to the start of a miracle ending...God bless you.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    Good Luck Dale! Keep going. Don't ever quit.

  • Anon 64 Oahu, HI
    Oct. 21, 2011 9:02 a.m.

    The idea is to focus not on what he can't do but on what he can do, or learn to do again.

    Lots of things he can still do. Some times more then he might have done other wise not that one would in anyway want this.

    Drs. Base what a person will or will not be able to do based on what they have seen as the injury and as the result of what they have seen as recovery. Most people recover for awhile and then stop the PT (or their relatives stop it, because its to hard on both the patient and them). Or there doing "well enough".

    They see so much that could be done not done. PT People do not come cheap.

    Of course the Drs can never measure heart, or will,human desire to be a persons old self.

    I have a friend who's daughter got married in a swimming pool because she could walk in water but not out of water. The food was good and we had fun.

    My major in Internet is seeing and talking to people who supposedly can't, get it done. Get it done. I knew a Blind Missionary.

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    That was agreat story good luck with your future. What a great example. Also good luck to the young man at SS.

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    Oct. 21, 2011 2:57 a.m.

    Great story!

    Way to go, Dale. Thanks for your tremendous example and the courage you show every day. Keep up that therapy!

    We all need to show the effort, commitment, and persistence that you show.