Monday, November 14, 2011

Never Say Never

Congratulations to Daniel and Kevin of Dragonfly Core and to Jeff Boyer and JEDA Productions for their work on the next upcoming installment of Missions that Changed the War. It’s airing on the Military Channel November 18 at 8pm and 9pm EST. This next installment documents the sobering mission of the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress bomber used to drop a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.

Dragonfly Core’s contribution to such a prestigious project is a testament to the tireless work, sacrifices, and long hours Dan and Kev have put into learning the art of 3D graphics and animation and building a partnership. Their dedication despite many trials and setbacks has been inspiring.

They’ve come a long way from the first time Kevin managed to move one finger just enough to click the cursor on his laptop. It was the first time he had done something for himself since his spinal cord injury in 1997. Back then, he was declared a “complete” injury, and we were told he would never move anything below his chin or shoulders. We were also told he would never breathe again on his own. He definitely could never return to the United States (he was injured in another country). He would never again live at home. At the time, it would have been absolutely laughable to suggest he would eventually partner with his brother to produce graphics and animation for an Emmy-nominated television series.

Of course, he did all those things. Really, one should never say, “never,” especially when God is involved. He totally delights in crushing the “nevers” in our lives. He lives to deliver those of us who have been given no hope. He rejoices in being worthy of our trust. For He is, after all, so very trustworthy.

Thanks, God, for being so amazing.

Thanks, JEDA, for giving Dragonfly Core a chance.

Thanks, Dragonfly, for giving my faith new wings as I watch you take flight.