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Remarkable Recovery of Alexis

Remember little Alexis Goggins, who, to save the life of her mother jumped across her, taking six bullets into her own small body. Her prognosis was abysmal, doctors saying she would never walk or talk again.

But this darling, courageous child has shocked everybody. She has been challenged since birth, for while she was but an infant, she suffered a massive stroke that affected her vision and her brain function. Then she took those six bullets and suffered severe, life-threatening injuries. Now, though, “She’s not only walking and talking, she’s expected to have a full recovery.”

I love scrappy little fighting people. I pray for Alexis, for a continued successful recovery, and for a full and joyful life.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on “Remarkable Recovery of Alexis”

Hi, Lynn–

Welcome to my blog. Hope you visit here often. I’ve checked your delightful site, and have added you to my blogroll.

I recall the first time I saw the Tetons. It was twilight, the sun was setting and the scene was so beautiful, Jerry pulled our motor home to the side of the road, and we gazed in absolute awe.

Hope your trip is as wonderful. Admire you and your husband for being out and about despite such challenges. Go for it!


Hi Shirley,
I found your site when my husband and I were looking for wheelchairs for a trip to the Tetons. He has multiple sclerosis and hiking is a dream we’ve had to adjust. He still walks but a wheelchair sure saves his energy from time to time. I LOVE the ultimate chair in an earlier post. I also love the way you write and your heart for others. Thanks for letting me “visit.” I would love to have you check out my blog, if interested.
Take care!


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