After participating in the program, yes these kids deserve a graduation!! They work hard from 8 am until 5 pm to learn how to live with pain and function!! Thankfully Payton will be able to retrain her brain to keep the nerve endings from "firing" off at the wrong time, but some of the students will deal with lifelong pain.
We leave today knowing that Payton has the skills to work through any pain that comes her way! It will be hard, but we pray that her faith will remain strong and God will provide the strength she needs to overcome!
She will be returning to school full time on Monday and she is excited to get back to church this weekend! Please remember when you see her that she is no longer talking about her pain. Talking about it sends signals to the "bad" sensors and causes pain. So, if Payton says "I love you too!" When you ask or if she changes the subject, please know she isn't being rude. She knows that you care about her and she is grateful for your love and support. She is just following the doctors orders!
So with this- we say, look out world, here comes Payton!!! She is ready to enjoy life using her PRC tools!!!