Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sky Diving! Oh Yeah...

Hello to all!

Memorial Day Weekend was very memorable to us! As a family we went to Suffolk VA to watch Justin go sky diving! What a long way he has come in 9 months! We want to Thank Wounded Wear and Troop Swap for sponsoring this weekend! There is no greater feeling than to see a huge smile return to a wounded warrior!

Justin is now in his new legs after surgery. The art of prosthetics is to keep tweaking and making adjustments where necessary. He is walking really well in them using only 1 cane. He is also doing a lot of cardio and pull ups. When he comes back from therapy he is tuckered out.

Justin's truck is finished being adapted!  This was the first time he was able to drive his new truck.  He now has the opportunity to come and go as he pleases. A new sense of freedom and one step closer to independence.

We are in a good routine every day with therapy. Most of the Dr appointments have slowed down as he is healthier,  thank God! We are hoping to come home for a visit soon. Justin is anxious to see his new room. The Med Boards are moving right along. This is part of the process to medically discharge him from the Marine Corps.

We are hoping summer is just as mild a winter was this year! So far, the humidity is creeping up fast. That is one thing I cannot get used to. I can handle hot and dry, but hot and humid, whew a little much. Well not much else has been happening so I will say to all have a beautiful day and keep smiling! Until our next update, please continue to keep our troops in your prayers. Especially our deployed troops! Thank you all and on behalf of the Crabbe Family, God Bless you all and Thank you for all your love and support!


  1. Wow! Skydiving! I'm just wondering if that is something Justin has done before or is it something he always wanted to do... Either way, it's an amazing accomplishment!! i am still so glad to hear of each day's progress. It never gets old hearing about progress in therapy or Justin"s increased freedom! Thank you for continuing to faithfully update us all!

    Laurie Ritchie

    1. Yes Skydiving.. This was his second time! He is working hard and we are so proud. Looking forward to going home on leave for 30 days in July! Looking really forward to the day we go home for good! Thanks for keeping up with us!

  2. Hi Maureen, this is Kim and thank you so much for inviting me to dinner this past Friday night. I had a great time and loved hearing the story of Justin's progress and plans. When you get a chance, can you friend me on facebook, I tried to find you but couldn't. I definitely want to stay in touch! I have a favor to ask of you when you get time. Have a great day!