good man beaten-Utash...med.& prayers
$189,164 of $50k goal
Today is Sunday August 3rd and tomorrow I go back to work. I have no damage to my mind and body I am just fine. Its been a long wait for the OK from the doctors. Its finally here, tomorrow I will finally get my life back. Well I just have to thank all the THOUSANDS of people from all over teh world that gave me their love and support with there words and their donations. When I think of everyone that was there for me it brings me to tears to feel what I only can describe as love from strangers. I really don't know how to write my feelings in words to show what all of you people have made me feel, which was important, and special. I have NEVER felt so connected to so many people. Some of the get well cards from the elementary school, their words of a child but wisdom was the same as a grown adult. All were raising me above the wrong that was done to me. When the whole world is on your side its a great feeling. My side is that I stopped to help the kid that ran into the side of my truck, he would have died if i hit him with the front. We both have a lot to be thankful for. I do not use computers my daughter does. So that's why you don't hear from me more. I like to write more but its hard to write about things that I feel. But please with all my heart I want people to know every time I go over the support I have received I cry like a new born baby waiting to experience thier fullness of life. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I'll always remember all of you loving people. Thank you to Debbie Hughes who threw her body over mine to stop the crowd from killing me, she sure is a brave woman. Also, thank you to all the medical people that surrounded me. I notice people in the medical field are all angels here to make other peoples life continue. Without them, where would we go? Thank you to the people at St. Johns hospital, thank you to the people at DMC Rehab facility. Everything about what happen to me was worth it to feel the pure love of mankind in it's purist form. People are love, and I love you all. Thank you.
This is wonderful news. When this first happened, I was afraid there would be permanent damage. God is indeed good. We were more than happy to help you. I think all of us wished we could have done more. I was only able to give a little but I made it a monthly donation. We are all impressed with how your family handled this situation. They made sure their day got the care that was needed. Enjoy your second chance at life. It could have turned out so much worse. But thanks be to God you made it through with no permanent damage. That's the miracle. May God continue to bless you and keep you and your family strong and as close as they are today. Ecclesiastes 4:12 A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Mandi Marie, I'm delighted that your dad was well enough to resume work. I am proud of my fellow-Americans whose generosity has provided just under $200,000. I'm also proud to have made multiple donations. I hope the amount raised was enough to cover your ALL of your family's expenses. God Bless you and your family, Al
Steve, i am so glad to hear you went back to work and have resumed your normal life. Your incident affected me deeply and i was praying for a full recovery! May God bless you and your family!
I am thrilled to hear of your miraculous recovery. I know it's been a long road and you've worked very hard. What is truly wondrous is that out of the horrific ordeal you endured has come a miraculous ending and the beginning of a new life that has shown all of us the wonder of the human spirit and the kindness that we are all capable of. God bless you, Steve, and God bless that amazing woman who saved you. Peace be with you all.
Steve I have prayed for your full recovery every day since I saw the report about you on Channel 7. What a wonderful letter you have written! Thank God for your recovery, I am sure it was a lot of hard work. Stay strong Steve, you have a lot of people standing with you every day!,
Your letter made me cry. Thank you for writing it. It is wonderful to know that you are doing so well. Thank God! Enjoy your life.
Thanks for the update. I had no idea he had improved so much. Back to work!! I imagine he's happier than he has ever been to go back to work. Mandi you are an inspiration. You never resorted to hate speech although you would have been justified. You took the high road instead. That shows the values and integrity your parents instilled in you. God bless
Great follow-up to horrifying story! Super example of how "goodness" will always trump "evil."
Praise God in all things. Thanking God you are well again and able to work. Prayer works wonders. Know that you are always loved. If no one else seems to love you, God always has and always will. Good luck and God bless you and your family.
I have been following this very close. I am SO happy everything has turned out great!
Steve, I'm so happy to hear that you are on the mend....so happy...I will keep you and your children in my prayers. (your kids are phenomenal-you raised them well!)
Wonderful news. Glad that Fred is physically recovering. Everyone was completely outraged at this tragedy and you had the support of a nation. Blessings to you and your wonderful children who set the standard for what children should be.
Mr. Utash, You're very welcome. You don't have to thank us. What happened to you was an outrage and I feel people knew that and that is why we wanted to help you. And thanks should go to your children, too. Thy played a big part in this whole tragedy and they didn't waste any time getting help for you. You should be very proud of them. I am so happy to hear you have no permanent damage. You have been on my mind everyday waiting for you to be the same man you once were and I'm glad you got there. Sincerely, NJC
Great news! So happy for you and your family...May The Lord bless you for many more years
Mandi, this is FANTASTIC news!! Give your dad my best, and yes, it is amazing what medical science can do these days. May you, your Dad and your entire family stay healty and happy.
This is the best news I've heard in a long while! I'm so happy for you and your family. You are truly blessed! :-)
Beautiful words and Thank you! You are a blessing to more people than you will ever know.
thank you for the beautiful letter mr utash.i am so happy you have recovered and you are going to be ok!!I prayed and worried about you and your family.thank you so much mandi for letting me know.bless you all.love mary ann
This just brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for your recovery Steve. This story touched my heart more than any story ever. I can see how much love you have in your heart and how much love you and your family has for one another. I am happy your feeling better and returning to work. I hope it was a great day back. Thank you for the update.