A few months ago we mentioned that Josh had the opportunity to work with a device called a Tobii Eye Tracker while at the San Antonio VA. This is a very expensive piece of equipment that actually tracks the movement of Josh's eyes on a computer screen and was on loan to the VA while Josh was there. The VA in Fayetteville was able to get us one on loan for Josh to use at home for the next 3 weeks! I went over this afternoon to see Josh and my mom set up the tracker to show me what it could do. Josh was pretty tired so our demo did not last long but we turned on the screen, got Josh in position, calibrated the machine to his eyes and opened the keyboard. The machine is set up so that Josh must hold his focus on an object for a full second before the machine registers the action. Josh looked at the keyboard and typed a "J", Josh then moved his eyes and typed an "M". He typed "JM". In the last 8 months I have stopped believing in coincidence or that things happen for no reason. Josh does not always respond in an intentional way, but when he does it is really special. God is present and God is working.
We are very excited about the possibilities of the Tobii Eye Tracker. We ask for specific prayer that somehow, we will be able to get access to a machine past these 3 weeks.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”