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Please Help Jon!

Although he is making steady improvement, Jon faces a long road to recovery. He’s determined and working hard to overcome his limitations but there is a financial burden that could curtail his progress. Thanks to the efforts of my brother Mike and good friend Jon Cournan, a fundraiser has been established for Jon.

Updates (5)

February 22, 2018

From 2/14/2018

Graduation from Inpatient Day!!

Jon is now officially an outpatient at Shepherd. We moved all of his stuff over to the apartment and are in the midst of trying to get it organized. Tomorrow he goes through orientation and evaluation for this next phase. His inpatient team (pictured here) were fantastic.

As part of his celebration he received multiple “awards” including:

* the “Helmet Head Award” – for whacking his head on multiple objects as he flopped about doing PT.

* the “Jonathan Time Award” – for running on his own time schedule

* the “No Mercy Award” – for not giving an inch in playing Blokus during OT

* a couple awards related to his story telling and knowledge of all genres of music

* and my favorite the “Big Brother Award”. He was one of the older patients on his floor. Many others are just teenagers and he was lauded for taking the time to get to know and help all of them. Brian his PT said they all looked up to Jon.

Every day there is a little improvement but it’s such a long process. Please pray for his next stage of rehab.

His new address is:

Jonathan Wherry
WFRC #310
c/o Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

February 11, 2018

“The past year of my life has been eventful to say the least. I had two major accidents, I had the chance to love and be loved, I made new friends, and I lost loved ones. What’s made this past year special though, is just realizing how extraordinarily blessed I am.

Despite losing use of my legs, I am ALIVE. The outpouring of love from family, friends, and strangers alike for me and my family has been extraordinary. To all of those who prayed, visited, sent cards, sent gifts, or donated, I can’t thank you enough.

Thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes. While 23 was certainly an eventful year, I don’t wish any less for 24, just maybe a little safer.” – Jon

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March 14, 2018

Vicki and I know that Jon's faith and determination will bring great results.

Roger and Vicki Schneider

March 14, 2018

Stay strong!

Conrad Jooste

February 22, 2018

We are praying for you Jonathan! Love, Nick, Jackie, Taylor, Maddison and Julia Manolis.

Taylor Manolis

February 9, 2018

Stay Strong❣️

the Holderbaum’s