This thank you goes out to everyone who sent me a message, gave me a thumbs up, shared their energy, drove me to the hospital, smiled, laughed, held me when I cried, cut my skull open, taught my class, wiped my ass, showered me, fed me, stuck needles in me, listened to my story attentively, put screws in my head, broke my nose, sucked out snot and puss with a vacuum, scraped infected bone out of my sinus, put cream on my bed sores, stacked pillows under my back, rubbed my feet, cleaned up my puke, gave me motor tests, PT, OT, Cog T, Psy T,and dealt with me freaking out in the MRI…I love you all, and I’m going to keep surprising everyone…even myself.
And here’s the text from the video
I have a big enough studio to walk around like this.
I have a big enough studio to jump like this.
I have a crazy enough hairdo to make my sideburns laugh.
I have enough room to SPIN!
I have enough room to walk and talk and think and be PETE again.
There’s nothing that’s going to stop me from succeeding.
I’m going to be fluent and I’m going to be beautiful and I’m going to be successful.
…and be an an artist, and be an athlete, and be a lover, and a dad, and a friend…everything I ever wanted.
And I’m going to do it because of people like you.
So thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.
I love you.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
-Martin Luther King