Happy Birthday, Jesus!

  Thanks to a package that Eli received in the mail from his new friend, Jen, we had all of the ingredients to bake a “Happy Birthday Jesus” cake.  It’s even Eli’s favorite, vanilla cake and vanilla frosting.  The candles are in honor of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School.   As we celebrate [...]

Hometown Heroes

Hero – noun – A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.  (Dictionary.com) Eli was designated a “hometown hero” by our local Christmas parade organizers and was asked to lead the parade last Saturday with one of our heroes. Photo Courtesy of Gina @ Essex Bank (the parade’s [...]

Eli’s Story on Television

Being on TV.  Some people desire it.  Some people live for it. We didn’t want it.  We didn’t ask for it.  Every time it happens, it reminds us of the first time in 2003:  When the media camped outside the university hospital where Eli lay unconscious, as we begged God to save the life of [...]

Let Eli Be Eli: Three Lessons Learned While Coaching Eli Tiller

This is a guest post by our good friend Laura K, a 28 year-old singer and songwriter who lives on a bus and likes to blog.  You can read her blog, follow her on Twitter, and download her new album on iTunes.    Laura K is also Eli’s vocal coach, piano coach, and co-writer of Eli’s album! [...]

Our Texas Trip by Eli Tiller

When we went to Texas we flew on a plane.  I have ridden on a plane before to Disney World three times!  We also went through security and that was no fun. Since I was in a wheelchair, they had to hand check me just to make sure I was all good for the plane [...]

Autumn Whirlwind

In my mind, I’ve been writing posts for weeks now.  We’ve had so much going on that I want to share!  Unfortunately, it never made it from my mind to the website.  So, rather than writing a 5 page monster of a blog, I’m going to hit the highlights of the last month or so. [...]

Just Released! Eli’s Debut CD: Nothing Is Impossible

Eli has loved music all of his life.  He loves to sing country music and worship music.  We have received countless testimonials that he inspires people when he sings.  Over the past few years he’s been writing lyrics to his own original songs.  Today we are releasing his debut CD (actually three-song EP) of original [...]

Progress In Action

Eli continues to amaze me with his positive attitude and determination!  Several days ago, the staples in his head were removed, and the remaining scar is almost hidden underneath his growing hair.  Our concerns that he may be wheelchair bound more often than not, seem to be behind us!  Eli is getting around the house [...]