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It has now been over 2 years since my brother’s stroke. My brother still has a long journey ahead of him but we are grateful for the progress he has made despite many setbacks. He no longer has a tracheostomy tube. He has had surgery to repair a severe contracture on his left foot. He now has a baclofen pump to help with the increased tone as a result of the stroke. On October 12, 2012 after 23 months of not speaking my brother spoke for the first time! It really felt like a miracle to me. Not sure if any of you are aware about an unclear but well documented effect of ambien on stroke patients. It original use is to help with sleep but for some reason on some stroke patients it induces a type of arousal where they are also able to speak. Although it had no effect on him in the past in now allows him to speak for a couple hours a day. He still needs 24 hour care for activities of daily living but we are so proud of him and the progress he has made. He hears and understands us and is able to respond with his hands, eyes, his head and with facial gestures, and now with speaking! I am amazed at how many things he remembers from the past. He has been asking to go to his house, work, the movies. He misses his car (He loved his car =). It was so nice to hear him say I love you when i spoke to him for the first time. 12/10/2012 9:50 PM

I got to see my brother a couple weeks ago. i always get so happy when he raises his eyebrows for me. I have to beg him to do it sometimes. i think he gets annoyed with me. lol. but it's ok. that's part of being sibblings =) His foot is healing well after the surgery. Recently A therapist has been going out to the house and uses visual cues to communicate. he indicated he felt sad and lonely one day. it broke my heart to know that. The next day he indicated he was ok and not in any pain. She asked him if he had any friends, his response was no...i know my brother is completely aware of his surroundings. I'm sure he feels alone and scared, and a whole turmoil of emotions. most people that once inquired and came around to encourage and support him are no longer around. we are grateful for those who are there however. And we appreciate those who we know can not necessarily come and visit but who kindly keep my brother in their prayers. That means a lot to us. He knows his family is always there to love and to care for him and get him though these difficult times. If the tables were turned my brother would be there for his loved ones. He has such a big heart. I know he is grateful for our parents who are truly the best in the world. Today he got to see his favorite puppy Mickey and he looked so happy holding him. Mickey was always his spoiled little puppy =) I'll see you soon Oscar. Love you! your sister. 7/1/2012 2:36 PM

On Mother’s Day I couldn't help but think about the first year Oscar and I were together. He sent me flowers to my work twice...Friday before Mother’s Day and the Monday after :-) On Friday I received my roses in a box with a note. I smiled at the note because the word “Mother’s” was misspelled. He came by my desk to check them out and was disappointed that they didn’t look fresh. So he called FTD and they sent another dozen roses to me on Monday. Monday’s roses were very beautiful and still had the word “Mother’s” misspelled. That was ok, I didn’t mind it all, I loved that he sent me roses to work. I’ve always loved the gesture of sending roses to someone at work, love it. I saved the cards and have left them in my desk. I pull them out and look at them and remember that first year together… our first Valentine’s Day, our first birthdays celebrating with each other, first time Oscar and his family came to one of my daughter’s birthday parties and met my family, first Halloween trick or treating with the kids.…I cherish all the “firsts” we’ve had and I hope and pray and beg God to heal Oscar and bring him back to me so we can do all of those “firsts” again. I miss him so much it hurts….everyday. TO SEE THE PICTURE OF THE NOTE I RECEIVED, GO TO OSCAR'S CARINGBRIDGE WEBSITE, LINK IS ON THE RIGHT :-D 5/18/2012 11:54 AM

I've been sick this weekend and wasn't able to visit with Oscar. I called him and talked to him though, letting him know that I was sick and didn't want to get him sick as well. Oscar has been doing well, especially with the Taylor Spatial Frame that was put on his foot a couple weeks ago. This frame will help in correcting his foot that has turned in. It looks painful and I bet it is after the struts are turned. They have to be turned everyday. I give praise to his mom and dad for having to do that everyday and taking extra care of Oscar because of the frame, it's very heavy. Oscar also has a massage therapist that has been coming and giving him massages. It relaxes him and sometimes he will go to sleep afterwards. The second time the therapist came, I was there, she showed me some massages that I can do w/Oscar too. A little after she left, Oscar was going in and out of sleep and all of a sudden he raises his left arm and touches his chin with his hand. I said to him...Oh my god Oscar you raised your arm!!!...But he was falling asleep. I haven't seen him do that in a looooong time. I hope the massage therapy continues and Oscar will able to move more of his body. I often have dreams that Oscar wakes up and walks towards me, hugs me and kisses me and tells me he loves me. Everyday I wish for that, I wish there was something I could do to make that happen. I beg God all the time to bring Oscar back to me, to all of us. I miss him SO much….rosaura 4/15/2012 1:43 PM

Today, March 12th, is Oscar’s birthday. The kids and I got to spend yesterday with his family and celebrate his birthday. We had a cake for Oscar, balloons, and cards from his family and we sang Happy Birthday to Oscar. We got his finger and stuck it in the frosting and put it up to his lips, he was able to taste the frosting :-) It was so nice having his family there and being able to spend that time with Oscar. I enjoyed having Oscar’s sister there too, Sandra. We got to talk and give each other support and catch up on what’s been going on in our lives. I enjoy our talks when she is in town. I can’t wait to see her again :-) Last week, I called Oscar during my break to talk to him. I was taking a walk under the parking garage; that’s where we would walk and take our breaks. When we walked, he liked stepping on the dry leaves and hearing the “crunch” sound they make LOL. I find myself doing the same thing when I go for my afternoon walk. While I was talking to Oscar, I said to him…I’m stepping on the leaves Oscar!! Do you remember how we would step on the leaves and fight over who would step on the them? If you remember, let me hear you make a sound….and he did!! He made a sound over the phone. He took a deep breath and I could hear it over the phone. That made me so happy to hear that and to know that he remembers too. I hope and pray that we will get to go on walks again and get to step on the leaves. Rosaura XOXO 3/12/2012 12:56 PM

Yesterday I took my kids to the Piccadilly Circus in Humble and I kept thinking about how much I wanted Oscar to be there with us. He would of loved it. They had these performing sheep dogs that did tricks and I know he would of got a kick out of that. I had flowers and a teddy bear sent to his parents house for Valentine's Day. His mom said he liked the flowers, I'm happy he liked them. I can't wait to see him this Friday, I also got him these two puppies that when you put them together for a kiss, they make a kissing noise. He loves dogs so I'm sure he will like that :-) Our first Valentne's Day together he had flowers sent to his house, I was at his house that weekend, and he surprised me with the flowers and some chocolates. I loved them, they were white roses, my favorite. I got him a Rage Against the Machine t-shirt and a card. Rage is his FAVORITE band! He has this one sorta faded black Rage shirt that he wore all the time so I thought I would get him another...he loved it :-) and he still wears it. Oscar, I love you so much. I hope for many more Valentine's Days with you....XOXO Rosaura 2/15/2012 6:10 PM

I love hearing Rosa’s beautiful stories. Her presence has meant so much to both my brother and our whole family. It’s so obvious how much love exist between them and how much that love has helped my brother’s healing process. I got to see my brother over the holidays and am also grateful for my wonderful fiancé who has been so supportive and has always helped out my parents and brother when we go to Houston. . I know my dad especially appreciates all the handy work around the house especially when trying to build stuff for my brother. The last weekend we got some difficult news as we found out one of my brother’s really good friends is now in Heaven. It was too much to tell my brother as I know it would devastate him….it was however nice to see his friend’s wife and loved ones and hear all the great stories they shared in the past. Apparently my brother was always the designated driver and made sure his friends got home safe =) In the meantime, my brother’s rehab place no longer plans to continue providing rehab, so that was a bit of difficult news as well but we try to make the best of each day. I can’t give my parents enough credit. They are wonderful. they are so dedicated to my brother. I’m sure Oscar appreciates every bit of it. As exhausted as they are at the end of each day, they do everything with so much love and dedication. I know that no one could take as good care of my brother as they do. I pray every day that God keep them healthy and give them the mental and physical strength to get through each day. I have faith that God is by my brother’s side protecting and healing him as well. I love you Oscar! 1/30/2012 7:37 PM

On Sunday, before I left Oscar's parents house, Oscar was asleep in bed. As I was getting my stuff ready to leave, I looked over at him and he had the widest, most cheesy smile. He was smiling, showing teeth, all while he was sleeping. I said to him..Oscar! You're smiling! I miss that smile, I haven't seen that smile in a long time!..He opened his eyes slightly and kept smiling. He was still half asleep it seemed. I leaned into him and said...I love you!..and what I know I heard just made my heart melt. He mouthed the you..I swear I saw and heard him you. It was quietly and under his breathe. The words I longed to hear, were finally said to me Sunday :-) Rosa 1/16/2012 4:48 PM

Last month, I got a surprise at my front door. I was waiting for Oscar's dad to come by the house to pick something up. As I was cleaning the house, I heard the doorbell and went to open the door and there was Oscar!! His mom and dad had surprised me and brought Oscar to the house! I was so happy, shocked, and surprised to see Oscar at the door that I forgot it was chilly outside and they said...let us in, it's cold out here! LOL They brought him in and he looked around his house and at his doggies, Co-Co and Danny, his sugar gliders and most of all, his TV!! I bet he misses his TV. I remembered the first time I went to Oscar's house I complimented him on how beautiful his house was and he said...what about my TV?? He LOVES his TV LOL. It was so nice to have Oscar home. We asked him if he was happy being in his house and he closed his eyes to confirm. Last weekend I was able to go to speech therapy with Oscar and his dad. Oscar's mom, Sandra, was kind enough to watch my girls so I could go. My son came with me. The therapist showed us different types of facial exercises to do to get the muscles worked out. I didn't realize how many muscles in the face and neck that we use to smile, frown and even swallow. It was very interesting. We focused on trying to get Oscar to swallow. We were having a little bit of a hard time getting him to swallow on command that at one point my son, Jesse, said to Oscar...if you swallow, I'll give you a dollar! kids. I'm glad I was able to go, now I can do all those exercises with Oscar when I come to stay with him. I know that with the therapy and us doing these exercises w/Oscar, that it will be just a matter of time til I hear those words I long to hear from him...I Love You. Rosa XOXO 1/14/2012 10:46 PM

I got to see the pretty fall tree my brother's co-workers put together for him over thanksgiving, and it was filled with such beautiful encouraging words. It was a very sweet gesture. Thank you all. As Rosa mentioned I cant believe it's been over a year. It still feels like it was yesterday. when i saw my brother over the thanksgiving weekend it was nice to see him so relaxed and that the baclofen pump was still doing a great job at controlling his tone. He was sitting in his wheelchair and i was trying to get him to give me a high five and he flinched his hand really quickly trying to reach mine. I got so excited. I know he is trying so so hard...and I know he will get there one day. God has definitely taught us about patience. I told my brother i love his so much and when i asked him the same he closed his eyes tightly to say yes. see you soon Oscar! 12/5/2011 8:06 PM

We want to thank all the employee's who work with Oscar that contributed to Oscar's Tree. People where Oscar works at were given a "leaf" to write words of encouragement for him. The leaves were then put on the tree, and it turned out beautiful :-) I was given the tree on Thursday to take to Oscar. I sat and read a few to him. I asked him if he liked the tree and he closed his eyes, which meant yes. One leaf has his name OSCAR with words to go with each letter of his name...O for Overcome S for Survivor C for Courage A for Achieve and R for Rosa. I told Oscar that those words represent him, that he is a survivor and has courage and he is going to overcome this. I told him he is going to get through this and get better. I asked him....Right Oscar? You are going to get better, you are going to get through this, you agree, right?...and he shook his head yes :-) Thank you again for everyone who contributed the kind words to Oscar and for those who put Oscar's Tree together as well. He needed this, needed to know that he is not forgotten. To see a picture of Oscar's Tree, please visit Oscar's CaringBridge is on the right. Rosaura Cantu 11/19/2011 9:28 PM

One year ago today Oscar collapsed at his home. I called 911 and quickly they came to help him. The last thing I can remember Oscar saying before he went unconcious was..."I'm glad you called 911, in case anything is wrong." Before that he said he was just dizzy, thinking it was a side effect from his cholesterol medicine. I thought that when I would get to the hospital and see Oscar, that he would be sitting up, smiling, saying everything is OK. But it was a different image than what I expected. It's been a difficult year for all of us. But I know in time Oscar will be talking and walking again and I will hear the words I long to hear him say to me...I Love You...I Love You too Oscar, with all my heart... 143 Rosaura Cantu 11/14/2011 12:28 PM

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted on here.... I stayed w/Oscar last night, we were watching a movie, The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and when Oscar's dad asked him if he wanted to go back to bed Oscar made a noise and slightly shook his head no. He was not ready to go to bed, he wanted to watch the movie and he was watching alright! After a while he did fall asleep in is chair and we put him back in bed. He woke up after we got him into bed and he didn't want to go to sleep. I talked to him, sang to him, I showed him pictures and videos of the kids on my laptop. He was just looking at them, showing no signs of going to sleep. Finally after midnight he fell asleep. This month will be a year since his bleed. I constantly think about what we were doing around this time last year. For Halloween, we went to my aunt's house w/the kids. They were dressed up and so was I. He didn't dress up so when my aunt asked him who he was dressed up as, he said..I'm an IT guy!! LOL Oscar walked w/me and the kids around the neighborhood to take them trick or treating. We took pictures and had a good time :-) This year my son was dressed like Bart Simpson and he said to me..Mommy, next year I can be Bart again, Brianna can be Lisa, Isabella can be Maggie, you can be Marge, and Oscar can be Homer!! I laughed and said sure!!! I wonder what Oscar will say when I tell him we are going to be the Simpsons next year for Halloween LOL I Love You Oscar so much.....XOXOXO Rosa 11/6/2011 9:39 AM

It's been a while since i have posted any updates. its almost been a year since my brothers stroke but its just as hard to see him in his current state. I still miss him deary and pray for the miracle that one day he can move about on his own again and talk to us. Since i last saw my brother he has had a baclofen pump placed to help with all the tone in his legs. this has helped a lot. This has allowed the therapist to work more with him. They were finally able to stand him using a tilt table and they said he tolerated it really well. He still requires surgery in his left leg and feet because of the damage done from the increased tone but the baclofen pump has helped a lot to prevent the discomfort of all the tensing up of his legs which was out of his control. I get to see my brother in a week and a half and will be able to update more then. Please continue to pray for my brother. 11/1/2011 1:53 PM

The kids and I visited w/Oscar this weekend. On Sunday, I told Oscar it was September 11th. I asked him if he remembered what happened on Sept 11th, he blinked his eyes once for yes. I also asked him if he remembers what he was doing that day and again he blinked his eyes once. Later that day he was watching TV and Monsters vs. Aliens came on and I asked him if he has ever seen that movie and he blinked his eyes twice for no. Earlier in the day my daughter Brianna wanted to sing to him. She started crying because she wanted to sing to him right then and there (I was talking to Oscar while she was asking to sing to him) When I put her in lap so she can be in view of Oscar to sing to him, Oscar saw she was crying and let out a sigh, kind of how when you see a child cry and you go..awwww..that's what he did. Seeing her cry made him respond in that way. She stopped crying and sang to him. When she was done, she asked him...Oscar, raise one finger if you liked my singing...and he did!! She had a big smile on her face, that made her happy. The day before, Saturday, I had teken the kids to the Zoo. The kids talked about how the last time we went, Oscar was with us. I remembered us having a picnic and Oscar's sandwich fell on the ground hehe. I also remember when we went on the train, we passed by the duck lake where all the paddle boats were. He said he wanted me and him to go on the paddle boats and I smiled and said yes, that it would be romantic... he agreed too. It made me smile to think about that day, yet sad as well. I know that one day we will go on that paddle boat ride. I have faith that it will happen...I love you Oscar so so much XOXO Rosaura 9/13/2011 9:09 PM

I stayed the night with Oscar Saturday. Earlier Satuday I asked him to make faces with me. First we did surprise face...I raised my eyebrows as if I was surprised and asked him to do the same and he did! Then I asked him to do angry face, I scrunched up my eyebrows, but he didn't do it. Then I asked him to do flirty face..raise his eyebrows up and down as if he was looking at a pretty girl and he did it LOL so cute :-) I read Oscar a book, Adios Oscar. I bought it at my son's Book Fair at his school. It's about a worm named Oscar who hopes to turn into a butterfly but turns into a moth instead. He thinks he can't follow his dreams anymore because he's a moth, but he starts to think like a butterfly and flies off to follow his dreams. I read this to Oscar, hoping it will encourage him and that he too, like Oscar in the story, will not give up and follow his dreams :-) I love you Oscar, with all my heart..XOXO Rosaura 9/4/2011 10:35 PM

I went to see Oscar today along w/Jesse, Brianna, and Isabella. He was watching TV. His dad changed the channel to the Travel Channel and Man vs. Food was on. I know Oscar doesn't like Adam Richman from Man vs. Food so his mom and I asked him if he wanted us to change the channel. I asked him....close your eyes if you want us to change the channel....and boy did he close them quick! LOL Brianna sang to Oscar and Bella showed Oscar her new purse she got at her birthday party. We had a party for her yesterday, I told Oscar about it. I told him that next year he'll be there at the party, at all the kid's parties. I asked him to close his eyes tight if he agreed w/me and he closed them. I asked him how many kids are we going to have and he puts up 3 fingers!! Good thing I got a minivan to lug our family around ;-) I'd love to to start a family w/Oscar, I know he will be a great dad, loving, caring...a wonderful father and husband :-) I Love you Oscar with all my heart Rosa XOXO 8/21/2011 8:42 PM

I can't wait to see Oscar this weekend as well as my kids. My girls like to draw pictures and sing the Barney Song to him. We saw him Wednesday evening and they sang to him. Brianna sang songs from her school and songs she made up :-) Jesse showed him a Nerf gun he got for his birthday. I talked to Oscar about my day and sang to him. He gave me a 1-4-3 for I Love You :-D It always makes me happy to see him. I miss him so much. I miss our breaks at work, I miss the weekends together, miss hearing him say goodnight. I know that in time I will hear him say I Love You again and hear him say goodnight. I Love You Oscar, with all my heart. Rosaura XOXOXO 8/4/2011 9:44 PM

i've been visiting my brother for almost 2 weeks now and I'm glad I was able to be here and help out my mom. I have no idea how she has been doing everything on her own, turning, changing, lifting....his insurance has not provided any nursing/CNA care so my mom has made due however she best can and with the help of friends. My brother is getting outpatient rehab and its at least a start and we are very grateful for that. it was so nice to see him finally sitting in a chair after so many months. today is exactly 8 months since his initial injury. I wish i new what he was feeling, i can tell he is depressed though....i probably would be too. It must be so hard for him to understand his surroundings but not be able to speak what he feels. he continues to fight hard though and i know he can get through this. We continue to pray for Gods help and blessings and the love and support of others. 7/14/2011 9:12 PM

My girls and I went to see Oscar this weekend. He was interactive w/the girls. Brianna and Isabella sang the Barney song to him and he shook his head side to side a bit. He held out his pinky for Brianna when she asked him to "pinky" promise with her :-) He cracked me up when I asked him to raise his pinky if he wanted me to sing to him, he raised his pinky, then quickly put it down. He did this over and over and so did I with him. His mom said she saw him trying to smile. I would say..pinky up! ...and he would raise it. Then I'd say..pinky down! ...and he would put it down. This must of tired him out because he fell right to sleep after a while hehe I love you Oscar...we love you Oscar...Isabella, Brianna, Jesse and Rosaura XOXOXO 6/27/2011 6:32 PM

Since TIRR did not have a bed until this week, my brothers insurance decided, without good reason to withdraw their initial approval. this is so frustrating. it makes no sense at all. now we have to start the battle all over again. don't worry Oscar, we will never give up on you! love you, your sister. 6/5/2011 6:22 PM

yaaaaay! our prayers have been answered. My brother finally got accepted to TIRR. He has been working so hard to get better and I can't wait to see all the great things he will do now that he is going to get rehab! thank you everyone for all the prayers and support! 5/27/2011 11:42 PM

It's been six months since Oscar's bleed and I can still remember that weekend. The night before we went to my best friend's daughters 15th party on Lake Conroe. We went for a walk on the pier that cold night and he held me. I remember his arms around me telling me loved me. I can't wait to hear those words again from him. I know w/time I will. I stayed the night w/Oscar on Saturday. I read to him, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, sang to him, and just talked to him. At times he would stare at me and if I said something that interested him, he would raise his eyebrows. He was able to give me our code for I love you w/his fingers and w/out me showing him w/my fingers. That was pretty awesome. We even played thumb wars, he won :-) I love spending these weekends w/Oscar and look forward to spending so many more with him. I love you Oscar with all my heart XOXO Rosa 5/16/2011 8:38 PM

oscar had a rough weekend. a nurse yanked his g-tube out x2, had to go to ER. then he had fever over the weekend and had to get admitted to the hospital but thank God, everything has come back ok. then another nurse broke his new g-tube now he has to go under general anethesia to get a new g-tube tomorrow. Please pray that everything goes well. I'm sorry you have gone through all this oscar. i was so glad to see my brother this past weekend. the good thing is we got him a new doctor who has been wonderful. he really shows genuine interest in getting Oscar better so we can get him to rehab soon. All these other things are bumps in the road. The Doctor at TIRR said that she wished he went to TIRR earlier because they could have prevented the contractures in his feet from worsening. However as you all may know his insurance did not want to support his rehabilitation potential. Now oscar has to have surgery in his feet to correct some of the contracture. Again, these are bumps in the road and Oscar is fighting hard and I know he will get through all this. He waved and raised his eyebrows for me several times (which i always bug him to do) this weekend and i worked out his arms. He really is a fighter!!! Thanks to everyone for all your continued prayers!!! 5/10/2011 5:12 PM

My brother had an appt with one of the Dr.'s at TIRR today. THey wondered why we had not taken him to TIRR beforehand....and we told them because his insurance company did not want to cover his stay....The doctor told my mom that because of that they have indirectly caused damage since he now has significant increased tone/contractures and now my brother will require surgery to fix that before they can do rehab.... 5/3/2011 8:14 PM

I'm here w/Oscar tonight, he is asleep. Earlier this afternoon his sister and I took Oscar outside to get some fresh air. He had his shades on, the sun bothers his eyes. We worked out his arms for a while. I asked him if he wanted to see me do some cartwheels, he raised one finger (one is yes, two is no). So I did some cartwheels for him, I haven't done that in a LONG time. It was fun :-D Earlier this evening, as he was lying in bed, I laid besde him and sang to him, and told him I love him. He went to sleep shortly after that. Goodnight my love, sweet dreams XOXO Rosa 4/23/2011 9:26 PM

Earlier this week my mom took my brother outside in the wheelchair and let him soak up the sun for a bit. I bet it felt so good to see the sunlight. She says it looks like he really enjoys his daily outings. I'll see you soon Oscar. Love you and miss you! yaya 4/14/2011 10:36 PM

I went Saturday and Sunday w/my kids to see Oscar this weekend. The girls sang the Barney song to him :-) he seems to enjoy it when they sing to him and Brianna, my 4y/o, grabbed his pinky to pinky promise with him. He grabbed her pinky too and wouldn't let go. She told him she hopes he gets better so we can go back to the Zoo and see the animals and have a picnic again. The weekend before his bleed, we went to the Zoo w/the kids, had a picnic, and rode the train. That was the same day that Brianna and Bella told him they love him. He was so happy :-) Jesse, Brianna and Bella continue to tell him they love him and that they miss him and can't wait for him to come home....I love you too Oscar, with all my heart XOXO Rosa 4/4/2011 2:03 PM

Oscar got moved to a nursing home today. This was a hard adjustment, especially since we wanted to bring him home. But because of insurance issues this was the next best step. All the other residents are elders and it was hard for my mom especially to have him in a nursing home. I hope we can get him to rehab/home soon. Keep fighting Oscar, I love you! 3/30/2011 7:56 PM

I wish i was still in houston with my brother. but i know he knows i am thinking of him and praying every day. I get so happy whenever his girlfriend Rosa or my mom put him on the phone and he waves Hi. I know he is fighting hard every day. I love you Oscar! 3/19/2011 9:06 PM

My name is Rosaura (Rosa), Oscar's girlfriend. We have ben together for a little over a year now. I've been so much happier in my life since being w/Oscar. He is the most amazing, kind hearted, loving man I have ever met. I knew he was the one for me from the start. I feel so blessed to have met Oscar, to have someone who not only loves me, but loves my children as well. They love him and miss him so much. I miss him so much...I miss our breaks at work, our lunches, our phone calls to say goodnight to each other. I miss his arms around me telling me he loves me. I know in time I will hear those words again and feel those arms around me and when I do, it will be the most wonderful thing ever. I love you Oscar... 3/14/2011 10:10 PM

Thank you so much to everyone that came out to support Oscar on his Birthday! The BBQ benefit was great. It was so nice to see all the support for Oscar. We feel very blessed... We are now working to get Oscar to the next place in his care. Our ultimate goal is still to get him to TIRR, however we must jump through some financial hoops before we can get him there. Please continue to pray for oscar. Every day he is showing us he can do new things and it is so exciting! 3/14/2011 7:37 PM


We are having a benefit to raise money for Oscar on his birthday 3/12/11. The bbq will be at Living Word Community Church. 100 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, Tx. We will be selling BBQ plates including meat, 2 sides, bread, and a drink for only $10.00. PreSale dinner tickets will be available. We will be raffling off a big screen TV, a Kindle, a printer, and many more items for $10.00 a raffle ticket. We ask for your continued prayers for Oscar and your support. You can contact Sandy Dresch at or Sandra Frasser at for tickets. Please come out on 3/12/11 from 6pm to 8pm and show your support for Oscar 3/3/2011 12:00 AM