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Global Awakening
1451 Clark St.
Mechanicsburg , Pennsylvania 17055
United States

Company Description: Global Awakening was founded in 1994 by Randy Clark as an outgrowth of his involvement in the Toronto Airport Fellowship revival-the greatest revival movement of...   more

Employment History

  • High Level Educator


  • 2nd degree burns
Web References
Pastor David's Blog at Harvest Assembly | HARVEST, 5 June 2009 [cached]
I was delighted in her labor of love in our home even as it relates to Noah. I overheard her teaching Noah how to annunciate the word "hello. Things like that are priceless.
Noah's therapists had these notes from their chart today:
"Noah stood today (with their assistance) using his abdominal muscles (to a greater measure) which allowed him improved posture (stood more erect)."
"Noah was able to keep his hand open with an item touching his palm.
Though Noah has been eating intermittently for some time now, Wednesday, he ate a considerable amount of fettuccini with broccoli and strawberries as desert. Her words to me were, "He is eating more than ever."
With the pollen count climbing because of spring, Noah too has moments of sneezing that are spontaneous. Because his pulmonary functions are excellent, when he sneezes it can create "soft projectiles" flying through the air at supersonic speeds.
When Noah recovered he realized that he had just unleashed a barrage upon his mom.
Monday night Noah woke Lisa up with, "Mom....momm...momm.
Wouldn't your know it; I finally get to be present when Noah does something neat. I mentioned last week that he said Hannah's name though I was upstairs in my office. Well, Wednesday I was next to his bed talking about Hannah and out of nowhere he simply decided to say, "Hannah. WOW! Dad needs a few thrills as well. We are surmising that Noah continues to try and speak and when it all comes together in a moment he himself is surprised by the success he just had.
"Noah has increased his standing time in his stander up to ten minutes. Before this week he would become fatigued after five or six minutes. He kept his head up the whole time and we didn't need to help him."
"While Noah was on his back on the floor we were asking him to take his arm and extend it upward in a "punching motion.
I could see Noah looking into Lisa's eyes with glee in his heart knowing that he just gave her a monumental blessing to start her day.
As many of you know, Noah Addesa was hit by lightning yesterday afternoon as he was coming out of the shed in the backyard. He stopped breathing and his heart stopped beating.
From Chesapeake General Hospital they transferred Noah to Norfolk General Hospital where they were able to stabilize his heart rate and blood pressure. Noah is currently at CHKD in the PICU.
Noah has 2nd degree burns on his chest and leg and a head wound from falling backward .
After about fifteen minutes of touring the facility, we were convinced that this was not for Noah and that his place was in our home. We knew that Noah's destiny was not to end there, but rather to be redeemed at 1203 Brookside Landing.
Eventually Noah was transferred up to UVA Kluge to begin the process of rehab. Here is my entry from that first day there:
About three o'clock Friday afternoon the Rehab team met with Lisa and I and said that in their professional opinion, Noah should not have a trach tube in his throat.
With us right there in Noah's room, they proceeded to simply remove his trach and place a small piece of sterile gauze over the hole in his throat and said that it will close and heal within a week! As the respiratory therapist was going to dispose of his trach tube I said, "May I have that as a trophy for my son to remember this event by? He smiled and said, "Yes, of course. It will make a fine one. I have it here in my room as a reminder of the moment nine weeks ago when Noah lay lifeless on the ground next to our tulip tree in the backyard.
Noah's time at Kluge was simply wonderful. There was even a moment where he surprised the doctors when a new nurse mistakenly "coded" Noah.
When they decided to transport Noah, Lisa went ahead of the paramedics to get some things to bring with her to go to the UVA Medical Center.
When Lisa walked out the door, both paramedics and the attending nurse said that Noah said, "Hi mom" with distinct clarity.
To my son, Noah, I am jealous of your courage and strength. I suspect you have been places that few of us have ever been to this side of eternity.
With the onset of Noah's injuries something otherworldly began to emerge in Lisa.
Allow me to start with an exhortation for those who are outside of our area who love Noah and pray for him to consider clicking on this link:
I stayed home last Sunday and took care of Noah so I had to listen to it like you.
Noah rolled from his left side to his back without any verbal cues or help. We usually begin by prepping him and turning his head but today he went through the whole sequence by himself. oah is lying on the floor in a prone position on his elbows with less scapular winging and holding his head up higher. Noah's balance is improving as he sits upright on the floor and on the side of his bed.
Noah has become adept at that and often grunts and groans with the challenging exercising they put him through.
Lisa is standing behind Noah steadying his trunk while I am on the floor doing the same for his legs.
Let's catch up on some of notes from therapists Lisa and Emily: When we help Noah into a standing position we used to have to "push" his hips into proper form while standing. "Twice today I felt him extend his hips on his own to straighten up."
Noah's head control improved again this week. Though his head has been upright for months now, he continues to hold it straighter. Also this week Noah was able to tolerate sitting with his legs crossed (Indian style). Before he would groan from the pain of discomfort, but has now become more flexible and no longer has pain.
When Noah is seated in his wheel chair leaning forward with a walking stick in his grip, he is now able to lift his trunk back up (slowly) to the sitting position by pushing his arms against the stationary walking stick.
Finally while gripping the walking stick (I included some photos to give you an idea of the dynamic) Noah is able to slowly release his grip on the "rod" versus us having to pry his hands off.
Take that amazing power and releasing it in the manner of a repeating rile... with Noah in the room... and what you have is an "audio" extravaganza that erupts. Lisa put it this way: "Noah was busting a gut laughing when she kept burping.
Noah continues to improves.
It limits our time with Noah outdoors, but "in house" he continues to thrive and progress.
From the pen of therapists Lisa and Emily:
Noah is learning how to use his legs muscles to come to a standing position. (I have actually seen Noah begin to flex his thigh muscles in this exercise. It's really exciting) He is able to push a little when we lift him up.
Noah is nodding and shaking his head (more) appropriately in response to "yes" and "no" responses. This indicates that he is getting improved strength and control of his trunk and neck muscles.
Noah stood in his stander for about 17 minutes this week. (That's up from about ten minutes). Also, he impressed us by using his left arm to push himself back up on the floor to a sitting position after he started leaning over on his left side.
As an aside to this, Lisa and Emily have decided to change Noah's rehab schedule to five days per week instead of the current three-day schedule. The reason is because Noah is progressing to a point now that daily sessions will enhance his progress. We have welcomed this change.
This past week a family in our church made us a complete Italian meal because I often refer to my Italian heritage from the pulpit. Eggplant parmesan, fried calamari, Italian beans, bread, salad and vanilla/banana pudding. It was fabulous. Guess which course Noah liked?
Though medical science has little to offer Noah in the way of advances, your prayers have reaped great "delights" in Noah's life. From the improvements in physical dexterity to the simple pleasures of eating something he really likes... we thank God that you have labored to that end for us and with us. May He increase the "delights" of your life for being
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