Thank you Natchez, for your support

Published 12:08 am Friday, March 12, 2010

Editor’s note: Unity For Strength is sponsoring a 5K Walk-A-Thon and a one-mile run for ages 12 and under downtown starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27 to benefit Dylan Pressgrove and Matthew Rymer. The entry fee is $20 per person; $50 per family. T-shirts are available for participants registered by today. For entry forms and additional information, call Penny McCary at 601-445-5067

As a teenager, it is hard to comprehend that your life can change in the blink of an eye.

I am proof that it can. Preparing for my discharge from the Methodist Rehabilitation Center, I realize the long road which lies before me.

Next month, I will transfer to Atlanta for additional therapy. With all of your continued support and prayers, the will of God, and my hard work, I have faith that I will walk again.

I am in awe of the great place that we live — Natchez. The burdens placed on my family are heavy, yet we have been assisted by so many of our friends and neighbors.

Words cannot express the appreciation that I have for each of your acts of kindness. The support, love, prayers and contributions have been overwhelming.

I would like to give special thanks to Unity For Strength, Big M Supply, Sysco, The Fish Fry and the Markets. You have gone above and beyond for Matthew Rymer and me.

I cannot thank you enough. We live in a great town and it shines through during tough times like these. God Bless!

Dylan Pressgrove is a Trinity Episcopal School junior who was injured in a car accident on Canal Street on Jan. 1. He was discharged from Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson Thursday.