Life can change in the blink of an eye. In a heartbeat. We all know this but don’t expect it to happen. Not really. One minute things are customary and safe, the days filled with the familiar pattern of life, and suddenly nothing is ever the same again.
Tommy Van Zandt’s life changed on February 7, 2009. Trimming tree limbs on his property after a huge Northwest Arkansas ice storm, he fell from a ladder and suffered a severe neck injury which left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. In that one moment, his world was altered.
He is an amazing spirit and still very much involved in the day-to-day activities of his company. But his daily struggles are significant, his journey difficult.
“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3
Prayers! I remember when this happened. Yet he smiles!
Such a small world!
Thanks for sharing this, Talya. Tommy sounds like an amazingly incredible person, and he is blessed to have such awesome friends as you and John. I’m sure September 14 it will be a night to remember!
He is an inspiration.
David and Theresa says
Great post! I am on the TNO III team and a close friend of Tommy’s since college. Thank you for sharing this. I will send out on FB/Twitter.
Great, thanks! T.
Thanks for posting, Talya. I will DEF share. What an inspiration he is to so many of us! Yep, life can change in a second. What a friend you are to care – what a friend you are to share! 🙂 Your Cousin, Cindy
Such an amazing storey an My Prayers are there that God brings him back to full strenth but as of right now he is a wonderful inspiration to all who know him an or reads this with the smile he can still wear Good Luck Tommy on sept 14th an God is great!!!!Then his wonderful family around him an friends just like you to help him through these tough times May God Bless an Keep you all
A friend of Cindy’s