Day 26 – Earlier Today


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Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. Scout still has a road of recovery ahead of her.
Details soon to follow.

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  1. The Gonzales Family says:

    Praise God! We love you.

  2. CeeCee says:

    Oh happy day. Tears

    1. Em says:

      I cried like a baby

  3. Becca says:

    I don’t even have sound yet and I’m having trouble containing myself.

  4. Deana Patrick says:

    Wonderful! God is so good!!!!

  5. susan ferrell says:

    Beautiful :) We are so happy for you all. Glad you were able to share that moment with us. We continue to keep you all in our prayers. Susan

  6. We are just about in tears. So happy for you. We will continue to follow your journey with our prayers.

  7. Amanda Iwanciw says:

    That’s the best video I’ve seen in a while! Thank you prayers are going up along with ones for the recovery ahead. I love how she perked right up as soon as she got outside! THAT was the most victorious walk! SO happy for you guys. PLEASE let us know if we can do anything.LOVE you guys!

  8. Veronica Price says:

    What a joy! To see Scout waving; she is so beautiful! I’m so happy for your family…so many blessings to you.

  9. Crystal says:

    Whoo Hoo! Most exciting hall walking I’ve seen :) Hope to see you soon!

  10. daniel says:

    thanks for making me get tears all over my face. so happy for you. still praying. we love you.

  11. Nancy Skinner says:

    Wonderful!!! We are rejoicing with you. Love to you all.

  12. Jen says:

    i’m speachless…
    i LOVE this video!

    Thank God!

    your family will be in our prayers.. oh… probably forever 😉

  13. Ronald Stringer says:

    Amazing! Can’t wait to read the details.

  14. Janelle Cooke says:

    Incredible. God is good. Sniff, sniff. Hugs!

  15. trasha says:

    Tears are dripping off my chin! So excited for Scout to see sunlight! I know you guys still have a long road to go, so I will keep praying. Love you all so much and thanks for taking us all on this journey with you!

  16. Melissa Shell says:

    I’m so happy, I can’t stop crying! Can’t wait to see y’all!

  17. Peyton-Leigh says:

    Tears started welling up as soon as I saw that beautiful EXIT sign!!! Oh what a wonderful feeling that had to be–to be able to walk out of that hospital carrying your baby in your arms!! Praise God!!! :)

    Don’t leave us hanging for too long!!! 😀

  18. Beverly says:

    Huge tears of joy!!! Praise God!

  19. Amy Harrington says:

    God is Good! Prayers are answered and still praying!

  20. Ashley K. says:

    I just thought I’d watch this before bed… and I, like many others, have tears dripping down onto my keyboard. GOD IS SO GOOD!!! What a wonderful way to end the day.

  21. Laura put the pencil down says:

    Ditto Ashley’s K.’s comment.

    Love yall.

  22. Jad says:

    That is so awesome. I’m so happy for you all.

  23. Jimmy and Christine Buttrey says:

    WOW! thank you for sharing your journey … I know it was difficult at times to put your thoughts out there for everyone to read. We have been (and will continue to be) praying for your family!

  24. Colleen Smith says:

    This just made my heart full of happiness and tears of joy flood my eyes, praying for your sweet and precious family tonight!

  25. Cristi Cheney says:

    Can barely type as the tears have overtaken me. SO happy for your family and this new part of Scout’s recovery journey you are about to embark on. God is sooooo good!

  26. Debbie Reeves Lanphear says:

    Mandy and Gabe…how wonderful to see Scout actually able to go outside! Yay!!!!! I will say a prayer of thanks tonight and continue the petitions for her recovery. Love you all! Blue skies, Love, Debbie

  27. Heather Collins says:

    I started SOBBING when I saw the EXIT sign. True tears of joy and thanksgiving…

  28. Warren & Amy Guyer says:

    Love the video, Gabe. So glad you are going home, but we will keep praying and checking the site for your posts. Peace and love to your family.

  29. Jeanne Culp says:

    Thank you for sharing this special moment with us – beautiful!! Thanking God for Scout’s progress. Our prayers continue…..

  30. Lauren bingham says:

    The zoom to the exit sign brought happy tears to my eyes!!! I rejoice that she is with you and safely through the next checkpoint in her journey to complete wellness. Go Scout!!!!!

  31. Pippa Hunt says:

    O.K., this made me cry, but in the best way possible! I am so thrilled for your family! You all will remain in our prayers as Scout continues her recovery, and faces any other challenges that will come. My bible class will be so excited in the morning. They have been praying so hard for Scout, and always wanting to know how she is doing :)

  32. Kyle and Daphne Edwards says:

    We are praising God for this day! This video is beautiful. Our four-yr-old will be excited to know, as she has been praying for Scout daily. We’ll keep on praying that her recovery will be smooth. Although we don’t know you well, we thank you for sharing this blog with us. You have moved us with your faith!

  33. Heather Schablik says:

    Praise God! We are both crying watching this – but for the best reason possible. Love and prayers to all of you!

  34. Laura says:

    Like everyone else, I couldn’t help but shed some tears while watching. What a beautiful video (nice music choice too). Thanking God for this milestone in Scout’s recovery!! 😀

  35. Randi Fox says:

    How awesome! Just couldn’t be happier for you guys!! What a wonderful day and hopefully the start of lots of good things for Scout. Praise Him!!!

  36. Jason May says:

    I’m like Heather, it really got to me when I saw the exit sign as well. I’m happy for you all.

  37. Katie Cavender says:

    I am soo happy for Scout and for your family. Ever since I found out I have been checking your blog multiple times a day. Countless prayers have been said to the Lord God Almighty. I know He is constantly with you all. So happy for this great news! Prayers will be continued :)

  38. Laughter through tears, my favorite emotion! Somebody should put that in a movie *wink wink*.
    Praise God she is out of there and we will be praying for all of you. Very happy for you all. Most for Scout and her mom & dad!

  39. Doug & Debbie Roush says:

    Praise God, whom from all blessings flow…!!!! Thank you for sharing this special moment with us! Prayers still going up; both petitions & thanksgiving. God bless you all!

  40. Milena says:

    Congratulations Scout! thanks God for this great recovery from the rough start, we’ll pray for her complete and 100% recovery.. Happy aniversary (a little delay) Mandy & Gabe..Milena & Ricardo

  41. Pam patton says:

    GOD IS SO GOOD!!! Prayers of thankfulness are going to the throne now. I loved the scenic tour of John Hopkins….the equipment, the clock recording the time you left and Scout’s sweet wave good-bye. Priceless!! Thanks for sharing the moment.

  42. Patty Norford says:

    Tears are streaming down my face as I watch this. Thank you for sharing it with us. Continued prayers for Scout that it won’t be long before she can go outside the hospital for good and make the journey home :) What a blessing this day was for her and you.

  43. Laura (Roberts) Phipps says:

    Tears of happiness and thanksgiving! Won’t stop praying!

  44. Max says:

    “Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?'” John 11:40. We have seen it and are thankful!

  45. Lydia says:

    What a great way to start the new week! Continued prayers for all of you! And many thanks to God!

  46. Julie (Carson) Coleman says:

    So awesome! Brings back such memories for me of taking my 3rd daughter outside for the first time when she was 9 months old and finally coming home from the hospital, we were so worried she would be scared but she just smiled and loved it! This makes me so happy! We are praying for you , keep up the fight Scout!!! (and mom and dad!)

  47. Karen Morgan says:

    Thanks be to God for so many blessings. Praying for so many more. Gabe you are truly gifted in you work. God bless you all.

  48. Kersti says:

    I don’t even know you guys, but I found your site through many friends of mine on facebook who do. I have been following every update and praying for you and Scout and… God is just so good. I am in tears. The prayers will continue :)

  49. Jen says:

    I watched this a couple times last night… and just had to watch it again today! Again, we’re still praying for you guys. Thanks so much for sharing all that you’ve shared with us.

    The video still gets me emotional every time I see it, but now that it’s been a couple times I realized how you used the same song that was in your/mandy’s head in an earlier post from day 19 i believe. That’s such a good song… and how appropriate.

    So happy for you guys! God bless!!

  50. Cath Lykins says:

    Thank you God for answering out prayers. Tears for you all…thanks for sharing such a special moment. May God continue to bless!

  51. Susan Dascenzi says:

    Praise God! This journey is an amazing testimony.
    Thank you for sharing and allowing all of us to witness God’s work in your lives.
    We continue to keep you all in our prayers.
    May God continue to comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

  52. Cathy Parks says:

    When Scout spread her arms after walking through the hospital doors, realizing she was outside and seeing her reaction was like seeing a bird freed from a cage — with the joy that accompanies that!! Praise to God for his goodness and care for you all through this long journey now and ahead.

  53. Rebekah Rudd says:

    I cried through the whole video. So grateful to God for your family and precious little girl. May God continue to be with you!

  54. Carly says:

    What a GREAT video! I am so excited for you all and will continue to pray…prayers of continued recovery and prayers of THANKSGIVING!!!!! God is so good!

  55. Stephanie Moody says:

    I, too am weeping tears of joy! Praise God! I am rejoicing with you and continuing in prayer with you. God bless you and keep you.

  56. Shannon and Rachael says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

  57. Rachel says:

    WOW!! Fantastic, thanks so much for sharing! What a victory! Well done Scout, you are a fighter :) Good luck on the remainder of the recovery and I look forward to following more good news! Those Dr and nurses in JH have just gone up even higher in my already high respect for them. xxx

  58. The Pettys says:

    Priceless! Continued prayers for you all. She looks great. Much Love!

  59. Amanda says:

    We’ve never met you, but this moment has been in our prayers for what seems like forever! My four-year old’s play phone “rang” the other day; it was Scout calling. She told Amelia that she was going to ok. :-) This has been a lesson in faith for us all, and I thank you for sharing it with us. We’ll continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  60. Eva Sochor says:

    Oh, happy day!

  61. The pittmans says:

    How wonderful!!!! She looks so good. We are thankful to God and will continue to pray. Looking forward to more good news.

  62. Matt and Jenn Schmidt says:

    There simply aren’t words to say… in tears, we’re praising Him!

  63. Michelle Swindle says:

    Wow… just wow… we have been praying for this day for Scout and your family since the day before her surgery. The video brought me to tears. Thank you so much for sharing. We see so much of our little guy Bodhi in Scout and know that one day it will be his turn. Best wishes to you all and for a full recovery for Scout.

  64. Mary Canady says:

    Thank you!!! Thank you Lord!!!!!

  65. Mandy, I haven’t talked to you since we went with Alicia and Chris to a club in Nashville to here you sing. You now have a beautiful little daughter, Congratulations! We have been keeping up with Scout’s progress and I was so touched to see the latest video. I have been saying prayers for her and her parents, I can not imagine how stressed you have been. God is good, he is allowing Scout to go home and be back in a place of comfort and peace. Thinking of you, God bless you all.

    (Alicia Warwick’s Mom)

  66. The Brewers says:

    We praise God! We are so thankful that she is on the road to recovery!

  67. Sam Bartley says:

    I never thought I’d be so excited to watch a video of someone walking for 5 minutes through the halls of a hospital! So happy for you guys! Praise God for this wonderful news!

  68. Gina Boyd says:

    Really needed these tears of happiness;) I am so proud of all 3 of you, will keep Praying everyday. Hope to smooch her cheeks soon…love you

  69. Erica says:

    Yay, Scout!!! Now, come back home, quick!

  70. rose says:


  71. Best video I’ve seen, I don’t think I’ve ever watch anything on video that’s made me more happy! Continuing to pray for you all!!!

  72. Phillip and Jessica Cain says:

    We love you guys and are praying for you! Haven’t seen your family in such a long time. Hopefully we’ll be able to some day soon.

  73. Stachtastic! says:

    YEAH!!! This made my day today, seeing and hearing this!! Prayers are still on the way for Scout and the others still at the hospital, but GO SCOUT GO!!! :)

  74. Andrew R says:

    Fight on little lion.

    Ive watched this video about 10 times today, and said a prayer of thanx every time.

  75. Lisa says:

    That AB song used to remind me of the beach;now it reminds me of your precious baby girl. I am a snotty mess right now. Continued prayers & blessings your way!

  76. Steve Wolfgang says:

    This is too wonderful for words!

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