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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » It's me, Jamie!
    relate to It is a powerful thing to have someone like Bob to help me overcome my day to day struggles when I know that he is one to understand my incapabilities But with a team like Kerry and Bob I know that nothing can stop me Now that summer is coming to an end I am saying goodbye to my friends as they go on into their third year of college I have to say that it was pretty convenient that when I was released from the hospital all of my friends were back home for the summer to help maintain my sanity Coming home from the hospital I was filled with fear and nerves because I knew that I was coming home to a completely different life with new challenges But as the summer went on I began to feel like my challenges were only minimizing as if I was heading back to normalcy I am also writing to thank all of you for your nonstop support and prayers It s pretty amazing to get support from people I wouldn t expect to hear from like people from Clint s church down in Blanco Texas my old nurses from the Houston hospital my sibling s friends including their families strangers who only know me through TV news broadcastings families all the way up into the depths of Amarillo Texas old teachers and friends from middle school and even elementary school I also want to thank my Papa Gene because without him none of this would have been possible The support is endless and I am eternally grateful I know that there are many people out there that I m not thanking in this post but just know that I love you all and I m so glad you re with me on this journey Without everything that you all have done for me I wouldn t be the same person as I am today and I thank you for I am proud to be Jamie Schanbaum 7 Comments Andy Marso August 16 2009 Great to hear from you Jamie Sounds like you are working with some good people and you will be back to your normal activities in no time Your spirit will take you a long way billie August 17 2009 Jamie Your do not know me but I am sure your papa Gene will remember as well as my mother Marcia Bayles I just read your entire blog by written by wonderful family What a journey you have been on Your attitude is unbelievable as well as your stength and courage You are truly an inspiration My thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your family Billie Bayles Susan August 18 2009 way to go jamie Anonymous August 18 2009 Jaime Lots of love from the Landa household Cris called me to ask for your address so I checked the blog to send it to her I am so excited to see that you

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » 8/7 – Jen Griffin comes to visit
    Guy came to Jamie s PTOT session on Monday and delivered the wheels that we wanted for Jamie s new chair that s not really the most exciting news in the world but it did happen so there you go Also Bob Jamie s OT guy has some cool ideas about getting Jamie on a bicycle again The easiest way to do this is with a recumbent bike which is where the cyclist sits in a chair and the pedals are located in front of instead of underneath the rider Bob is a really cool guy He used to coach and be a member of the US Para Olympic cycling team I think did I mention he has one arm Yeah he rules Also Jamie s new wheelchair is almost complete Willy the Wheelchair Guy came to Jamie s PTOT session on Monday and delivered the wheels that we wanted for Jamie s new chair that s not really the most exciting news in the world but it did happen so there you go Also Bob Jamie s OT guy has some cool ideas about getting Jamie on a bicycle again The easiest way to do this is with a recumbent bike which is where the cyclist sits in a chair and the pedals are located in front of instead of underneath the rider Bob is a really cool guy He used to coach and be a member of the US Para Olympic cycling team I think did I mention he has one arm Yeah he rules The main reason I feel so compelled to post though is because Jennifer Griffin came to visit Jamie and the rest of us on Monday You probably remember Jen s story but in brief about 2 4 years ago she contracted an infection Strep A or Staph A that caused a full on infection and the subsequent complications resulted in the amputation of her legs below her knees and the removal of all of her fingers Remember Her blog is right over there è It s called Get Well Jen SPOILER ALERT she s doing great So of all the people who try to sympathize with Jamie only a very very few can truly understand what Jamie is going through what she has gone through and what she will go through Jen is one of them one of they Anyway I can t possibly express I can how much I appreciate Jen s willingness and eagerness to be a part of Jamie s life She s the one who gave Jamie the tool she uses to apply mascara and eyeliner This is the second time that Jen has come to visit The first was while we were in the hospital in Houston when Jamie was mostly bedridden so a lot has changed for the better Jen came with us to the PTOT appointments on Monday and was pretty impressed with Jamie s walking Jen also showed off her cool legs the heel has

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » 7/30 – Walking Around and Jamie's New Marching Orders
    a minute or two so considering the huge leap from that earlier time to Monday s walking with the parallel bars I thought things couldn t get much better Turns out I was wrong Jamie s trainer Kerri and I were watching Jamie go through the parallel bars a few times I wouldn t know how many times because I was out of the room on the phone but when I got back Jamie Finally There you are Jamie had already been up on her legs a while but she wanted to show me more I was amazed to watch her walk back and forth a few times because I hadn t seen that yet then Kerri asked me if I wanted to try holding Jamie up while she took steps This required me to stand in front of her and with my arms bent at the elbow I supported Jamie s weight on my forearms while she walked towards me This was adorable of course Then Kerri chimed in with Do you guys have a walker Um nope Here let me get one then So Kerri went and got us a walker and off we went This is what it looked like more or less No wait that s exactly what it looked like Anyway in case you want some pictures of your dedicated author standing next to his little sister here ya go Anyway so as you could see she walked around a whole bunch Bob her Occupational Therapist showed up for the end of the PT session which is always before her OT session and when Jamie was done walking he made her walk all the way back accross the room to sit in a real chair where they did some weird wax related procedure pictures are over there to the left The wax was fun everyone loves playing with wax but what s really interesting is that this was the first time Jamie has sat in a real chair at least according to her since November So that was a fun day at OT PT also we got a walker yesterday so Jamie can show everyone her new walking skillz and so she can practice walking a lot more while at home That s part of the new rules here at the Schanbaum According to her OT PT guys the new default will be that Jamie wears her legs for most the day and then can take them off when she s uncomfortable but she ll have to put them back on shortly This is a big change from the old rules where Jamie wore her legs sometimes but most of the time she didn t wear them In fact Jamie is becoming much more independent Instead of asking us to do things for her or push her somewhere she s going and doing it herself or at least trying to do it herself which is pretty much what she should be doing now anyway It

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » 7/19 – On Stage at the Ghostland Observatory concert!
    them play up close and personal and when I say upclose I mean it Check this out Special thanks to Roni for taking all of these amazing shots once Roni selects her faves she may post some more up here Anyway yeah we were super close But it wasn t just a fun concert it was a really great day Most of Jamie s best friends came over to the house around 4 to start putting glow in the dark paint and stickers all over their bodies There were a lot of us and we piled into two cars and headed to New Braunsfels We got to the venue around 6 30 or 7 and were absolutely shocked at the set up provided by the Ghostland guys When we got there we met Brian the stage manager and he told us to make ourselves comfortable and to feel at home He also told us that they had cordoned off an area on the back corner of the stage for us to sit in and that if anyone gave us any stress to come find him and he d tell them where to stick it So we were elated We knew we d be getting backstage passes though we didn t believe it would happen for certain until we arrived there didn t want to jinx it but to actually be on stage is totally different Here s the view from our first sitting area It was probably about 8 00 when this picture was taken Pretty adorable no Also that s Roni s friend Bailey Hi Bailey Too bad KC had to work in Dallas Anyway then we came to find out that our little area would be a little out of the way of the show and that Thomas

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » 7/17 – Standing tall… almost as tall as me…
    d say something to the contrary like Where have you been I told her I d type more but there aren t really a lot of significant events to type about I guess I could type about the lack of activity and I probably should but So be careful what you ask for because there just happens to be some cool things to show you from today First of all when we got back from 24 hour fitness to pick Jamie up from her PT session she had something to show us do you want to see Pretty cool huh Yeah I took that on my iPhone She also stood for over 5 minutes which is also a record for her This progress is the result of a few things falling into place First JP the man behind her prosthetics tweaked her prosthetics so they fit her a bit better She was having discomfort due to another problem that popped up Apparently when Jamie fell off of her bike in October she dinged up her knee pretty bad This caused her patella to list to the side a bit which in turn caused her some discomfort when she stood on her prosthetics So Jamie and her therapists and soon you can add Nick and mom to the list of people are helping Jamie massage her knee so that her patella realigns itself properly Jamie felt pretty great about her effort today She felt even better about what was waiting for her at home her new wheelchair Finally Willie the wheelchair guy the Schanbaums are good with coming up with names for people Dr Bummer JP Dr Foot Doctor etc came by the house to deliver our specially customized wheelchair Every aspect of the chair is exactly as Jamie and mom

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group Album 1 « Gallery 4 « Page 5 « » Photos
    ruling from the IRS on February 19 2010 Our EIN is 27 0845484 Please make tax deductible donations online or by mailing them to the below address The J A M I E Group P O Box 4396 Austin Texas 78765 Donate Today Close Panel Twitter Facebook RSS Home About Understanding Meningitis Press Blog Media Photos Videos Contact Photos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Links How You

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » Jamie Relearns to Ride
    O Box 4396 Austin Texas 78765 Donate Today Close Panel Twitter Facebook RSS Home About Understanding Meningitis Press Blog Media Photos Videos Contact Press Jamie Relearns to Ride Posted on Dec 1 2010 in Press Watch the video from the Austin American Statesman Leave a Reply Name required Email required Website Cancel Reply Latest Posts Regarding the ACIP meeting taking place in Atlanta on Thursday February 26th February 26 2015

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » Austin 360 Article
    4396 Austin Texas 78765 Donate Today Close Panel Twitter Facebook RSS Home About Understanding Meningitis Press Blog Media Photos Videos Contact Press Austin 360 Article Posted on Nov 14 2010 in Press Jamie Schanbaum who lost limbs to meningococcal septicemia learns to ride bicycle Leave a Reply Name required Email required Website Cancel Reply Latest Posts Regarding the ACIP meeting taking place in Atlanta on Thursday February 26th February 26

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