Recent Beaton News & Status Updates

2012 Stone Mountain

It was wonderful to be at Stone Mountain with so many special friends. A big thanks to John Turner for helping me get around and taking such good care of me.

2012 GMHG

Linda and I are getting ready to go to Linville, NC for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. I will be on the field SATURDAY ONLY from about 11 to 4, down near my regular stage. Please come by and say hello if you can. I am really looking forward to visiting with so many old friends!

UPDATE: Spending time with the McPherson’s is always appreciated, especially to celebrate my birthday.

A Personal Message Of Thanks This Christmas

Much has happened to me the last few months and I would like to take a minute to thank just a few of the many people that have helped me in this time.

My Therapists

Amazing how I always look better with lovely women at my side! This is Catie and Nichole, two therapist at the VA in Augusta.

Medical Update – October 10, 2011

On Tuesday, September 27th, Alex was discharged from Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to the VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Leaving Sheperd

I want to let everyone know that I will be leaving The Shepherd Center tomorrow morning for the VA in Augusta, Georgia. I will be working there to continue my recovery.

Update – August 20, 2011

Wednesday, August 24th will be the end of my third week at The Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia,, one of the country’s finest spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers. I am at the start of a long journey that, hopefully, will result in the recovery of the use of my limbs. Progress will be slow, but I have the patience and the perseverance to fight this journey.

On the Road to Recovery …

Today is exactly one month since Alex had surgery for his accident and he reached BIG milestone today. He was transferred to Shepherd Center, a rehab facility with a special focus on spinal cord injuries, in Atlanta to begin his rehabilitation! This is a world class center with highly trained professionals and we are all very excited about this BIG step forward. His transport, by an air-ambulance, went very smoothly and he & Linda arrived at Shepherd this afternoon.

Update on Alex – July, 27, 2011

Now that Alex is more alert and involved in his own care, he has asked that we update his friends as to his condition. Below is a summary of what happened to him and an update on his recovery. Please continue to pray for him and Linda. — Thanks, Beth

Alex Update – July 11, 2011

Thanks to everyone for continuing your prayers and concerns for Alex and Linda during this challenging time. They both are drawing strength from the outpouring of love shown to them.

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