Read what Kyle and his aide, Emilly, worry about every day...
"I come in for my shift in the mornings and get him ready to face the day. It's the same things you and I have to do: eat breakfast, get some clothes on, and head out the door. Some family and friends have asked me if working for Kyle is rewarding, and it is, but there is always more to say about that. After getting to know Kyle, I made a friend. I got to know a kind heart. I got to join a family. Because I've grown fond of him, I also worry.
I worry about him covered in rain. I worry about him being cold without being able to zip up a jacket. I worry about the looks and glares he may get as he wheels down the sidewalk with headphones on singing to his favorite music. What worries me the most is how the world will look down at Kyle. Physically the buildings are taller, people stand higher, ramps and hallways are farther...I just worry. I am concerned when I see him wheel out the door, and soothed when I work a night shift and welcome him back into the safety of his home.
After having explained those concerns, I am daily relieved when I see Kyle smile. I am relieved when I see Kyle telling a funny or inspiring story, or even typing out this devotional. I am relieved and find peace that he is OK. There is nothing that should be different, and nothing that I should worry about. It's just the same world I live in seen from a different perspective."
"Today my aide wanted to tell about what she thinks my world looks like from a wheelchair so she's written the first part of this devotional. I do worry about my future, where will I live, where will I go? If something were to happen to my caretakers or my family, at the end of the day, it's my smile and understanding that God will provide when I can't stand on my own two feet. That He will provide when I can't take a sip of water on my own.
Where does my hope come from? It comes from Him, and there is no more powerful name than His name. So, I worry, but my hope is secure in the name of Jesus. And knowing that when I am weak He is strong in me and that will carry me. To know that He has my back, He has my best interests, because my worries are His worries. Make it a great weekend, and thanks for being a part of my hope."
More About Kyle
Kyle works and volunteers in his community…he has even started his own foundation. With the love and support of his brother (Brent), Kyle even runs marathons. His faith is visible for all to see through his humility, inner strength and hope.
Yet just like the rest of the young adults with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy or personal injuries in our community, he worries about his future…
Champions Place will give young adults like Kyle the opportunity to live independent and productive lives while allowing them to lives free from worry or fear. With 6 days remaining in the Geier family’s $250,000 matching challenge, we have been blessed to raise $240,000. A big thanks to all of you who have stepped up to help.