Friday Blogging

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The No Limits Table at Brain Injury Report Out Day in Richmond!

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The No Limits Ambassadors – Brandon and Zel!

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Another shot including Rachel and Emma!

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The Commissioner of DARS, Jim Rothrock, came and checked out our talking brain!

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Mixin’ up Amy’s birthday pudding!

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DJ harvesting catnip with our new Productivity Coordinator, Kyle! Welcome to No Limits Kyle!

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Pink shirt twins!

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Amy with her meal from Happy Buffet! Matt says “this is the best meal you could ever eat!”

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Pest control patrol!

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Double the cookies – double the fortunes!

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Rachel bought us a present – a talking brain with a great sense of humor!

YouthWorks Week 6

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This week’s YouthWorks group came to join us from Richmond, VA and Pennsylvania!

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We’re so so happy with all the work y’all did! Keep on workin’ everybody!

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Helping to keep our kitchen cabinets organized!

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They helped us to organize our flower pots too!

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Stain on YouthWorks , stain on!

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Cut my man, cut! The yard looks great!

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Mowin’ mowin’ mowin’!

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Raking to improve the yard. Great job!

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Weed whacking around or beautifully painted boxes!

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Painting around the green bean forest!

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Keeping the green bean box looking clean and rich with a new paint job!

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Getting the new coop ready for the chickens!

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A group shot of YouthWorks week 6! Thank you all so much for your hard work! We greatly appreciate it!  We are sorry to say that this week’s YouthWorks group will be our last for the summer.  May God bless you all and we hope to see you again next summer!

YouthWorks Week 5

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This week’s YouthWorks group came all the way from Texas and North Carolina!

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Sanding the picnic table and doing a fine job!

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Great minds working together!

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The new coop looks awesome! You guys did a great job!

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Come on out now we need to put the roof on! It’s time to go!

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A good job well done!

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Mow on! The yard looks great!

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Keep on mowin’!

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We had fun playin’ around and pretending to be velociraptors!

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Chickens are really velociraptors at heart!

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YouthWorks love! Very sweet!

Grandmaster Elton Trower

Hearts are breaking at No Limits and across the Eastern Shore as the word travels that Grandmaster Elton Trower, of Cape Charles and Wilsonia Neck, has passed away.

Grandmaster Elton Trower and his daughter Felicia, December 2014
Grandmaster Elton Trower and his daughter Felicia, December 2014

The community of Eastern Shore survivors of brain injury and their friends and families have been blessed to have been the beneficiaries of Elton’s amazing hands and even more amazing soul and energy for over two decades. He was a friend to the brain injury survivors of the Eastern Shore when almost no one else was – as one No Limits member, Matthew, describes it, “Elton is the best friend I’ve ever had.”

If you google Elton Trower you will find countless stories and videos of his stunning martial arts achievements. What they don’t usually say is how those same hands that broke the boards and pierced the cans came every Thursday to No Limits Eastern Shore, to massage the weary shoulders of brain injury survivors and their friends, and to coax movement back into damaged nerves and muscles.

His radiant energy filled the room as soon as he entered it. He literally gave off heat. Elton Trower was at once the strongest and the gentlest man we have ever known and we can’t believe his laughter will no longer lift us up each week. This loss is simply indescribable and incomprehensible and yet we were just a small part of Grandmaster Elton Trower’s full and busy world. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with his beloved family and special friends.

Sensei Trower, May 2015

Sensei Trower, May 2015

We fully understand why God would want to call Elton Trower home. We just don’t understand how we are supposed to manage without him. Rest in peace, Sensei. You will live on forever in our hearts.

Elton with a card from Matthew

Elton with a card from Matthew: The Eye of the Tiger!!

Brandon, Elton and Matthew, Christmas party 2014

Brandon, Elton and Matthew, Christmas party day 2014

Friday Blogging on Thursday!

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Here’s our new fridge! DJ and Zel worked very hard to get it all set up. Work on guys, work on!

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John and Maryann gettin’ the table cloth ready for Brain Injury Report Out Day! Iron on John!

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A beautiful shot of the gorgeous flowers in our pollinator garden. Thank you so much Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District for awarding us the grant money to purchase these flowers!

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Another wonderful shot of the flowers taken by John! Thank you as well to David, Brandon, and Adrian for getting this box all ready to go!

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Takin’ a break from mulchin’ the garden to pose with the palm trees!

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Mulch on my people, mulch on! These flowers were also purchased with the grant money we received from the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District!

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The finished pollinator garden! Beautiful!

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Beth is picking some cherry tomatoes!

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Our first batch of catnip was harvested by DJ! Go DJ, go!

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Pepper pickin’ good!

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After a busy day outside we relaxed and answered trivia questions!

Friday Blogging

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Argh! Zel says “These new, memory/matching cards are good for concentration and organizational skills!” Ay ay Zel!

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Chopping lettuce for lunch making! Chop on with your bad selves!

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We made our own subs this month! Beth says “It was a really nice meal and a good idea!”

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Brandon with his sub. They were scrumptious! (Those are veggie straws on his plate not french fries!)

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What a good harvest we had this week from the No Limits Community Garden!

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Look everybody it’s Vanna White! Just kidding, it’s Zel! Hahahahaha.

Youth Works Week 4

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This week’s YouthWorks group came all the way from Minnesota! Here’s the group joining us for a gross motor activity.

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Y’all must have played this game before because you played so well!

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Jason making the group feel right at home!

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Thanks for helping cut down the vines!

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Havin’ a good time cuttin’ down the vines!

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John says “Zel it’s not dry yet! You’ll ruin your clothes!”

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Keep on painting y’all it looks great!

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Thanks for cutting the grass! Mow on awesome lady!

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Detailing the drawers!

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Weed whacking with precision!

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Organize on my friend! The closet looks marvelous!

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DJ came out to supervise the painting process.

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Before!

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After! Beautiful job!

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Before!

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After!  It’s like day and night – it looks great!  Thank you all so very much for coming!  We greatly appreciate it!