Today, we saw a message on Facebook that brought happy tears to my eyes. Zach is home! I cannot even begin to imagine the joy that they are feeling today. He has come so far in his recovery from MRSA and unknowingly, he brought a community together. A community that rallied behind him and his family supporting them every step of the way. He spent weeks in the pediatric ICU and then months in a rehabilitation facility. Not a good way to spend a summer that’s for sure!
He and his family have been through so much. It has been a journey that no one would ever wish to take and I know that this incredibly strong family has become even stronger because of it.
A few days ago, Drew and I were out shopping for school supplies and he saw one of those Coca Cola bottles with the names on them. It said “Zach”. He couldn’t find one with his own name on one, but right beside it was one that said “Friend.” We bought them both knowing that he be home soon. Today, we made a batch of chocolate chip cookies for him. We just got back from dropping them off to their house while they were still warm. I can’t even begin to explain what a wonderful feeling it was to see the smile on Zach’s face when we saw him. We had no intention of staying – just dropping of the treats and leaving but we stayed for about five minutes. Everyone seemed so happy. They were actually headed out which was even more exciting to hear! He is getting around and although he still has a long journey ahead of him, we are so happy that he is home and hopefully, it will make the recovery that much quicker for him! We love you Doubek Familly ❤