Anthony's Network

Welcome to Anthony’s Network. Here, you’ll find the latest inspirational videos and photos, all about Anthony Purcell, and how he and his family are persevering through his spinal cord injury. Check back here regularly for the latest Anthony news and share it with your friends!



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Posted by Erin O'Brien Hein on
I have been following your progress for a long tim. I would check in on "a miracle for" for some time now and as I feel like cousins to my Nolan family, my concern has been there for Afnthony from the start.

I am so happy for your progress, Anthony. I have been so touched by your story, your courage and perserverance. I wish you the best and am always rooting for you.

Although we have never met, I think of you as family and I am very proud of you. I am especially proud of your Mom, Micki for being such a powerful strength and working to get this website up, as well as, for being such a strength to you.

Keep up the good work and positive energy. My thoughts and prayers will always remain positive for you and your family! xoxo, Erin O'Brien Hein
Posted by Jenn Purcell Midgett on
I am so excited that we have started this amazing foundation, Walking With Anthony. We are going to change people's lives.

Anthony, I couldn't be more proud of you and your progress thus far. Don't ever give up!!!! It will all pay off soon!

You are amazing and I am so lucky to have you as my brother.

Looking forward to the future.

Let's do this!
Posted by Colleen Shepherd on
Long before your accident you had a profound impact on my life. Your smile is contagious and your sense of humor is second to none. Your faith and ability to persevere have been put to the ultimate test and you have more than risen to the challenge, you have embraced it.
Creating this foundation has brought you even closer to fulfilling God's plan for you. As I've told you before, God only presents you with trials and tests in life that he knows only YOU can personally handle. Some people are stronger than others, so some can take on challenges that are more difficult than others. Unfortunately, you may never know why He chooses to give you certain trials that He might not give to someone else until you get to heaven. This is the definition of faith: trusting that whatever is happening to you in this life is meant to be and that there is a greater purpose for it – a purpose that you may not discover until the next life. God knew that only YOU could handle this challenge. And He was right...not only are you "handling" it, but you are welcoming and conquering it!
I am so grateful that you have started this Foundation so that others can see what a true testament to faith you are. You know how much I love and admire you and will be with you every step of the way. Thank you for all that you do...but more importantly, for what you have yet to do. The possibilities are endless and your future is brighter than ever before!
Posted by Gail Bishop on
I've never met you Anthony, but I've been blessed enough to of met your brother Michael and his lovely wife Rita when they were in Colorado with Lady. They spoke of you often with such tenderness, respect and love. I wish for you...strength to persevere, humor to lighten the load, love to surround and embrace you and most of all faith that your efforts will be rewarded. There’s a quote I love that says, “I would like to beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday n the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer?" Many blessings to you and your wonderful family.
Posted by Bernie Nolan on

I just had the chance to look through this website and the foundation's mission for the first time. I can't say I have been more impressed with something else in my entire life. As you can see, you are a true inspiration for friends, family, and others alike. I feel blessed to be your cousin and follow your progress closely. There is no doubt in my mind that you will prevail in your rehab; it's a challenge unlike anything any of us have ever faced, but it will do great things for you and your future. Keep up the progress!

Posted by Caroline Kristek on
Hey Ant,

Just looked through this website for the first time - it's incredible. All my friends wear your bracelet 24/7. So proud of you, keep up the good work! Love you so much and I pray for you every day, you're my biggest inspiration.

Posted by Abbey Noonan on
Dear Anthony,

This is Thomas Alexander's mom. I know I haven't spoken to you in a while but I see Tommie often and follow your progress through him. Since the accident I think and pray for you often. You are just amazing and I couldn’t be more proud of you as if you were my own. You see, I consider you all my kids, Thomas, Tommie, Vincent, know the click. Life is full of challenges and the true test of who you are is how you rise up to it... Daunting as it seems I am so impressed at how you've risen up to face this challenge; your positive spirit and energy shines through. Your contagious smile and great attitude is magnanimous. I continue to pray that God in His eternal wisdom will give you the strength to pull through. I just found out about this website and wanted to let you know that someone over here is praying and rooting for you.
Love you.
Abbey Noonan