2 years

August 28, 2008

The end of the beginning of the journey (Nick arrives at Coler-Goldwater Hospital in NYC from Mobile, via Atlanta and LGA).

Fun with labels

Labeling things can be useful, like Several labels fresh from label maker, for medical supplies and Rear of cart with labels attached to power cords for respiratory equipment.

But sometimes it can go awry, like Photo of Nick.  He has a label stuck to his forehead.  It says BOY..

Please Stand By

Image of Nick sleeping in his new room, shared with permission

On September 10, 2009, Nick Dupree was able to leave the rehab hospital in New York City where he had been living for approx. 378 days after moving from Mobile Alabama (well after his previous crusade), while waiting to get services and supports established to live in the community.

It’s a wait that’s shorter than many others, but longer than he’d expected or hoped would be the case. Luckily he is now home, and working on next steps, next battles to be fought.

To all those listening, supporting, and watching along the way, he gives thanks. He’ll continue to write and fight about things that are just and unjust as he adjusts to a new standard of living.

After he catches up on some sleep.

For the collected bloggings of the institution days, see: The Coler Chronicles