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Daisy Dobbs

Jeanie Stinnett

Ezra Miller

Annie Shaw

Debbie Magruder

Linda Henderson

Jamie  Mendez

Alayna Peters

Jessica Ramsey

Dale Harman

Annika Vorel

Larry Roybal

Bruce Keen

Nero and Wade Families

Sandy Feiock

Ronnie Wilson

Gredel Plagenza

Shirley Edwards

Rob Gangle

Manuel Quijano

Danielle Flowers

Jack and Juanita Stephens

Art Gable

Andrew Carlson

Christine Featherston

Randy Zak

Dennis Kuhns

David Miller

Leah Sheppard

Todd Carey

Gayle Rice

Tasseff Family

Selah Wood

Sharon Swanson

Lisa Williamson

Cooper Family

Scott McIntosh

Karen Stevens

Sherry Thouvenin

Debbie Kuhns

Mariah Sattler

Marc Buchholz

Himes Family

Victoria Banit

Blanche Smith

Rachel Petty

Dora Richards

Carol Pettit

Ian Healy

Betty Wolff

Alex Simmons

Kevin and Melissa Nash

Elizabeth Morrison

Clara Meyer

Lois Hudson

Sue Hertz

Mary Grissett

Lorraine Clark

Larry Burns

Mrs. Billingsley

Mary Voltz

Wilkey Family

Lori Powell's Mother

Joe Wengerd

Dave Edwards

Dan Stewart

Larry Wilson

Mike Waddle

Chichaya Family

Vicki Ickes

Vice Family

Pat van Zyl

Kim McCauley's Father

Rose Szymkowiak

Sam Washington


Daisy Dobbs

April 26, 2017

Your prayers are requested for Daisy Dobbs. She slipped while doing yard work this evening and badly hurt her wrist. She is in the ER now to see if it is a bad sprain or a fracture/break. She is in a lot of pain and is requesting prayers from the brethren.

 

Update April 27: Daisy has a very bad break and may need surgery. She is in a lot of pain and has been given pain killers. She will see a surgeon today.

Tony Gary


Jeanie Stinnett

April 26, 2017

Mrs. Jeanie Stinnett is requesting prayers for Godís healing.

Jeanie is diabetic and has been having difficulty with her right foot. She has been told that there is a possibility that her toe may have to be amputated. She will be in consultation tomorrow, April 27th. Thank you for your prayers for intervention.

Address for Cards:

Jeanie Stinnett
275 Keith Valley Road
SE Lot 1
Cleveland, TN 37323


Ezra Miller

April 18, 2017

Just a quick update on Ezra's condition. His bad cough and flu/bronchitis symptoms over the weekend and LDUB turned into very raspy, strained breathing last night and this morning, along with a very bad cough.

He appeared to have difficulty breathing normally this morning, and had a fever, so we took him to the ER and it was discovered that Ezra does have mild pneumonia. He seems to be doing okay, all things considered, and isn't in any immediate serious risk.

We continue to ask for prayers for him that God will heal him quickly so he can get back to eating, sleeping, and growing.

Thanks,

Zach and Liz Miller


Annie Shaw

April 14, 2017

Annie Shaw has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She recently began experiencing severe pain in her lower back, which quickly became worse every day. Tests determined the cancer is a type that feeds off of estrogen. It has spread to her spine but not to any major organs. The tumor in her breast is too large to remove and will have to be shrunk for surgery to become an option. The same is true for the two spinal tumors.

The breast tumor will be treated/shrunk with oral medications to completely remove and stop the production of estrogen. The spinal tumors will be treated with radiation, reducing the pain, helping her to walk and hopefully all will be eventually removed by surgery.

Overall, this is very good news since an earlier prognosis was that nothing could be done. Annie is confident that God is in complete control and will work His perfect will in her life. She is grateful for prayers on her behalf.

Address for Cards:

Annie Shaw
415 High Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073


Debbie Magruder

April 14, 2017

Prayers are requested for Debbie Magruder, daughter of Larry and Linda Neff. She has had longstanding autoimmune issues, but a little over a week ago, she experienced a severe reaction to an infusion. There are many symptoms, including excruciating pain and weakness in her muscles, inability to even stand, abdominal pain, tachycardia, high blood pressure and nausea. It is hoped that the effects of the infusion will wear off in the next week or two and that a diagnosis and effective treatment for the long term problem can be established.

Address for Cards:

Debbie Magruder
13935 Quaking Aspen Lane
Larkspur, CO 80118

 

Update April 21: Thanks very much to everyone for the prayers and cards regarding Debbie. She began to improve early in the week and is now able to walk a short distance with a walker. The overall progress is slow but noticeable. Some of the symptoms are poor muscle strength, inability to walk, nerve pain, muscle spasms and breathing problems. She will be in rehab until at least Sunday. After she goes home, she will receive in-home care for about six weeks. Continued prayers are greatly appreciated.


Linda Henderson

April 14, 2017

Hal Henderson has sent through an update on Linda's surgery this afternoon. He and I were able to spend some time together at the hospital today, and here's further information on the procedure from this afternoon:

Linda Hendersonís surgery went smoothly today from the surgeonís perspective. The umbilical hernia was repaired and two abdominal adhesions were taken down, along with a few pelvic adhesions. No other abnormalities were found. She returned home about 6:15 pm and is resting quietly. We are hopeful that this will result in relief of her severe abdominal pain, although, we will have to wait a few days to better assess the outcome.

Hal and Linda thank you for your prayers for Lindaís condition.

Thank you all. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

Best regards for an uplifting remainder of the Days of Unleavened Bread,

Doug Johnson


Jamie  Mendez

April 9, 2017

Jamie is the daughter of Jim and Sharron Franks. Two weeks ago, she contracted salmonella poisoning from some food she ate. She had to undergo emergency surgery to remove as much of the bacteria as possible and is currently being treated in ICU at a hospital in San Salvador. The family would appreciate your prayers, on behalf of Jamie, that the current treatment will be effective and that she will make a full and speedy recovery.

 

Update April 12: The doctors discovered peritonitis, caused by an extremely rare form of bacteria that she had probably contracted in something she had eaten the night before. She got better after the surgery and was released to go home on Wednesday, March 29th. But, she could never regain her strength and was extremely weak. She was re-admitted to the hospital on Friday, April 7th. She developed the same symptoms and then on Sunday morning, her organs began to fail. At that point the ICU doctor called in the family and explained to us that she may not survive. That was devastating news. In less than a day, suddenly and remarkably, things began to change. Her organs began to work and after removal of fluid from her stomach cavity, she began to improve dramatically. By Tuesday, she was out of ICU and in a regular room. She was also told that the bacteria was finally out of her system and that she would make a full recovery. Today, Wednesday, April 12th, she is sitting up, walking around, with everything back to normal. Her organs are all functioning properly. So, outside of a nice scar on her stomach and many bruises from the numerous needles, she should be back to normal. We were told last night (Tuesday), that she could probably go home on Thursday. The hospital staff are calling it a miracle.

Thank you for your prayers. The day that we sent out the prayer request was the day everything changed. Within a matter of hours, she was no longer in danger of organ failure and she began to improve. Please accept our thanks and appreciation to all who know Jamie and were praying for her.

Jim and Sharron Franks


Alayna Peters

April 5, 2017

Mike Peters requests your prayers for his wife, Alayna, who is experiencing severe neck pain. This pain has caused breathing problems. Please pray for Alayna's healing and extreme pain issues. We will update you as we know more.

Thank you.


Jessica Ramsey

April 3, 2017

Please pray for Jessica Ramsey. She has just been told that she needs to have a C-section as the baby is breech. They will be taking her to the operating room shortly. This is not an emergency C-section, just very unexpected and stressful. Please pray for the safety of Jessica and baby Aza.

Thank you,

The Ramsey and Carothers Families

 

Update April 4: The Ramsey family is happy to announce the birth of Azariah James Ramsey. Baby Aza was born April 3, 2017. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. After laboring for about 7 hours, Jessica suddenly found out that Aza was breech. Within an hour they we're headed in for a C-section. Surgery went well. Baby is doing great, but Jessica's recovery has been painful. We thank you all for your prayers. Your continued prayers for Jess's recovery would be appreciated too.

The Ramsey Family


Dale Harman

April 1, 2017

Dale has begun chemo again for the skin cancer. It has affected his fingers making it difficult to play his piano. If you know Dale, thatís significant and he would thank you for your prayers.


Annika Vorel

March 31, 2017

Would you mind sending out a prayer request for Annika? She has not been keeping anything down for the past 24 hours and has had a high fever for past 48 hours. She is getting dehydrated as a result and is very lethargic.

Your prayers for little Annika are very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Aaron Vorel

 

Update April 1: Annika is still running a fever, but the nausea and vomiting seem to be subsiding. As a result of her keeping fluids down the dehydration would seem to be a little less of a concern. However, she is still not producing a normal amount of wet diapers and is still quite lethargic and not acting like her normal self. Your continued prayers are certainly appreciated.

Aaron and Desirťe Vorel

 

Update April 4: I wanted to provide an update on Annika. She seemed to be improving on Sunday -- no fever, increase in wet diapers, better (but still not typically chipper) disposition -- but Sunday evening, we noticed a rash on her torso. By yesterday afternoon, it had spread to her face and legs, so she was literally covered head to toe. We took her for a follow-up with our family physician. He diagnosed a "viral exanthem", which basically means a nonspecific rash following a virus. She did run a fever again last night, but this morning, the rash, while still covering her body and face, is somewhat diminished, and her demeanor has improved. Signs of dehydration are also almost entirely cleared. She has lost a full pound since Friday, so we'll need to work on fattening her back up, but at this point, it seems she is past the worst and on the mend.

We deeply appreciate everyone's prayers and have been so encouraged by the loving messages brethren have sent. The last few days have been stressful, but we have been bolstered by the knowledge that we weren't alone in asking God to guide our decisions and to protect and heal our little girl.

Warm regards,

Aaron and Desirťe Vorel


Larry Roybal

March 31, 2017

As some of you know, I was recently in Houston for a periodical checkup on the situation with the prostate cancer. Unfortunately, the exams show that the cancer has reappeared in the sacrum area near the left ilium hip bone and posterior right rib area where it had appeared before and has also spread to the lower spine area, which is new.

I have returned to hormone therapy and will be taking a specific drug called ďXtandiĒ, specifically for prostate cancer, which seems to be having very good results with patients with advanced prostate cancer.

We are very grateful to have our brethren who pray for us before Godís throne and know that ďthe effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much". That is why we are asking our brothers and sisters in Christ to help us with their fervent prayers as we face this trial also.

We are confident and joyful to have the privilege to learn the many spiritual lessons which God teaches his people as they go through different trials and are confident that God will gently guide us through this difficult time. We know that only God can heal and put our faith in Him, above all things. Please pray also for my wife and family as this is also a difficult time for them.

It is an honor to serve Godís people here in Mexico and we pray that God may allow us to do so for many years to come and give us the strength and wisdom to serve as a good example to them during our pilgrimage through life.

Sincerely,

Larry Roybal


Bruce Keen

March 29, 2017

Emily Keen's husband, Bruce, is in the hospital. We do not yet know what the problem is. He is extremely weak and cannot stand up. It does not appear to be a stroke, but they are not sure what the problem is. Please pray for Bruce and Emily during this time of great stress. Bruce and Emily are the parents of Joanne Paslak. They are the grandparents of Jason Paslak. We will update you as we learn more.

 

Update March 30: My father left the hospital after some tests were run. He has new onset Atrial Fibrillation and an infection. Both conditions are making him feel very weak. God certainly hears our prayers. Today, he was able to get up and walk a little bit. He is on antibiotics, a blood thinner and medication to control his heart rate. An appointment was made to see a cardiologist for follow up, and we will watch closely to ensure his white cell count returns to normal as the infection clears.

My parents are both very tired today and want to be well for the upcoming Holy Days. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and concern which mean a great deal to us.

Joanne Paslak


Nero and Wade Families

March 26, 2017

Mary Wade would like to request your prayers for her daughter, Kim Nero. Many of you are aware that Kim was diagnosed with cancer last August, in several different parts of her body. Kim has undergone various treatments, some have been successful and some treatments have not been successful. The latest issue is a good sized tumor in her upper thigh that's causing a great deal of pain for her, to the point that she has been admitted to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment. In the weeks ahead, they are planning to go to a cancer center in Texas for additional treatment. We would ask you to pray for God to grant her relief from the pain as well as His intervention and healing. Also please pray for her husband, Paul, and their two young sons, Owen and Wyatt, as the family goes through this trial.

Thank you for your concern.

 

Update March 29: As you are already aware, Kim had developed a large tumor near her abdomen (first reported on her thigh). When her doctors checked on that, they discovered another mass on her neck, putting pressure on the spinal column and causing quite a bit of pain. They opted to deal with the growth in her neck area first, so Kim had that surgery today (Wednesday).

The surgeons were pleased in that they were able to remove about 95% of the mass. While it was a difficult and extensive surgery, from the medical standpoint it was successful. Kim is already recovering in her own hospital room rather than the ICU. Their plan to deal with the large abdominal mass (apparently the size of a football) is to attempt to freeze it cryogenically. No date has been set yet for that procedure.

Mary, Dennis Kuhns (Kim's uncle) and the family are certainly grateful for all your prayers!

 

Update April 1: The emergency surgery to remove the tumor which was paralyzing her neck seems to have been successful, but has severe lymphedema (swelling in the lymph system) which causes considerable pain. Please continue to remember her in your serious prayers.

 

Update April 21: Mary Wade just called to let us know the latest on her daughter, Kim. The procedure today, at Cleveland Clinic, to attempt to drain fluid from Kim's lungs, has been successful, in that she is now breathing a bit more easily (with a bit of an oxygen assist for now). They will continue to try to help her remove the excess fluid if it reoccurs, especially in the lungs. The swelling in her legs is kept under control with compression wraps.

Thank you all very much for your continuing concern and prayers. I know it means a great deal to Mary, and certainly to Kim and her family too.

Much appreciated,

Doug Johnson

 

Update April 24: We're saddened and heartbroken to inform you that Kim Nero, the daughter of Mary Wade, died this (Sunday) afternoon with family by her side. Kim fought a valiant fight, but in the end, succumbed to the cancer in her body. She was 39 years old and leaves behind a husband and two young boys. Funeral details are pending.

Address for Condolences:

Mary Wade
5425 High Mill Ave. NW
Massillon, OH 44646

 

Update April 26: Calling hours for Kim Nero are at Billow Funeral Home in Fairlawn as noted below:

Friends may visit from 5-8pm, Thursday, April 27th at:

Billow Fairlawn Chapel
85 N. Miller Road.
Fairlawn, OH 44333

A private graveside service will take place at a later date.

Our family is very appreciative for everyone's thought's, concern and prayers during this very difficult time. We would ask for your continued prayers, especially for her husband Paul, and children Owen and Wyatt.


Sandy Feiock

March 26, 2017

Sandy Feiock is still in the hospital dealing with back surgery. We donít have an update yet from earlier this week, but will keep you posted when we do.

 

Update April 1: There has been some progress with her back, but more tests were needed for why the lack of motor control for her arms. Please keep her in your prayers.


Ronnie Wilson

March 24, 2017

Since Thursday, Ronnie has been undergoing excruciating back pain due to arthritis and a injured vertebrae. He is pain sitting or standing. He asks that you pray for his healing and relief from the pain so he can return next Sabbath.

Thank you all.


Gredel Plagenza

March 22, 2017

Jeromy and Tara Plagenza are asking for your prayers for their youngest daughter, Gredel. She has been sick for several days. The doctors have made a preliminary diagnoses of Kawasaki disease, which is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of some blood vessels. She will be admitted to the Madera California Children's Hospital this evening.

 

Update March 23: Upon examination by doctors last evening, the decision was made not to admit Gredel. She is home with her family. The doctors do not believe Gredel has Kawasaki disease as was originally thought. At this time, the specifics of Gredel's illness is unknown. She is doing a little better and is beginning to eat. Jeromy and Tara are very grateful for your prayers and ask that you continue to ask for God's mercy.

Thank You

 

Update March 26: It has been determined that Gredel has Scarlet Fever. Please keep Gredel and the Plagenzas in your prayers for Gredel's healing and comfort for the family.


Shirley Edwards

March 22, 2017

Weíd like to request your prayers for Shirley Edwards. Mrs. Edwards went into the hospital on Monday afternoon suffering with an extremely painful left hand. Her hand and her wrist are very swollen and red. She's now in Akronís City Hospital (Summa). X-rays revealed that nothing seems to be broken, but doctors are apparently planning an MRI for tomorrow as it was too painful to do today. They hope this might reveal more of what might be causing the swelling and pain. Currently, Shirley is on some pretty strong pain medications as well as antibiotics. Please remember her in your prayers and beseech God for pain relief and healing.


Rob Gangle

March 20, 2017

Sarah (Gaug) Gangle, requests your prayers for her husband, Rob. Many of you met Rob at the Feast this past Fall. Rob recently had a kidney stone surgically removed. Although very painful, everything went well. During a follow-up MRI recently, it was discovered that Rob has a mass on one of his kidneys. Initial thoughts from doctors are the good possibility of it being a fatty cyst. More conclusive results will be known next week. Please pray for a favorable outcome and for comfort for Rob and Sarah during this stressful period!

 

Update March 31: Rob and Sarah Gangle sincerely appreciate all of your prayers and concerns pertaining to the mass on Rob's kidney. During a consultation with the doctor today, the CT scan from earlier this week, showed that it is a non-threatening cyst. The doctor did reveal today, that from tests the week before, there was a real concern for cancer! Once again, thank-you!


Manuel Quijano

March 19, 2017

About three weeks ago, Manuel Quijano was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He has undergone several tests and after a meeting with several surgeons, radiologists and oncologists, yesterday, he was given the results of lab tests, images and studies they had done about his case. They all agreed that he has liver cancer and do not recommend surgery since it would mean certain death. They recommend other treatment avenues available in cases such as his. The chief oncologist prescribed a treatment which he will be starting as soon as possible. The medicine has to be brought from the USA and will attack, specifically, the type of cancer they found. Mr. Quijano does not feel any pain and he is gaining weight and strength again. He is doing exercises like walking, swimming and riding his bicycle. Mr. Quijano has requested prayers on his behalf.


Danielle Flowers

March 17, 2017

I am in great need of prayers! I'm going on 5 weeks of this illness. I started feeling better last week, but it seems like right before the Sabbath, each week, a new symptom arises. I've missed about a month of services, and I'm getting really frustrated. I think I now have a sinus infection, and an ear infection.

Please pray that God heals me.

Thank you so much!!

Danielle Flowers


Jack and Juanita Stephens

March 7, 2017

Weíd like to request your prayers for both Juanita and Jack Stephens. Mrs. Stephens underwent successful heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic and had a stent placed to help blood flow to her heart. After returning home, late last week, she began feeling very short of breath. She was taken back to Cleveland Clinic where she is in an isolation unit with a case of pneumonia. She is slowly improving.

Jack was at home by himself on Friday evening and blacked out. He collapsed on the floor and when he came to, he was unable to get up. He was on the floor for approximately 6 hours until his daughter came over to check on him. He was taken to Wooster Hospital for two days and is now back at his daughterís home dealing with a very difficult type of the flu.

We would appreciate your prayers for both Mr. and Mrs. Stephens as they struggle with these health challenges.

Address for Cards:

Jack and Juanita Stephens
404 West Oak Street
Orrville, OH 44667

Jackís Cell: 330-280-6665

Juanitaís Cell: 330-280-3303


Art Gable

February 27, 2017

Peggy Peindl's father, Art Gable, suffered a stroke late this week. She would appreciate your prayers for him.


Andrew Carlson

February 24, 2017

We want to bring to your attention an urgent need concerning our son Andrew. Andrew was cleaning snow off of his home and fell to the concrete below landing on his face/head. Details are not clear at this time. He has been taken by ambulance to the hospital. His wife, Theresa, is on her way there by car. He is conscious. We thank you for your prayers and will update as able.

Thank you,

Wayne and Jill Carlson

 

Update February 25: We were able to speak with Andrew this morning. He is able to sit up in bed. At this point, there is impairment of short term memory, which is not uncommon with a head injury of this nature. Hopefully, we will know more this evening.

Thank you,

The Carlsons

 

Update February 27: Andrew was released from the hospital and is home with his family. He is sore from head to foot and experiencing a great amount of pain at this time, but alive and recovering. Thanks to all for your prayers.

Wayne and Jill Carlson


Christine Featherston

February 16, 2017

Your prayers are requested for Christine Featherston, who is presently in the hospital because of dizziness and passing out. She is scheduled for a heart echo tomorrow and will probably be seeing a neurologist.

 

Update February 17: Christine is still in the hospital and can't come home until the test results come back. We are both very sad that she is not able to be home for the Sabbath. Please continue to pray to our Healer that He will resolve her health problem soon and give us both strength during this continued onslaught.

Steve Featherston

 

Update February 19: First, I want to thank you all for your prayers. It means so much and truly it helps when going through these things, to know that others care and are praying.

Iím afraid we still donít really have a cause for what has been happening. I know that my heart is working correctly, the MRI of my brain gave up no clues, other than I have one and it too, is working properly. I do have some stenosis of the carotid arteries but that doesnít really explain my symptoms. Iíve promised Steve I will stay upstairs till heís around and will just have to do a little and sit. I have been doing that for awhile, but apparently, I need to do less before sitting down. I will see my doctor tomorrow and perhaps, if nothing else, these tests will narrow down the search.

Again, thank you for your prayers.

Christine Featherston

 

Update February 25: I am sorry to have to say that, after two days of relatively good days, Christine is not doing well again. About an hour ago, she suddenly started sweating profusely and became nauseated and light headed to where she barely made it to her chair. If she were not near her chair, she would have fallen! Last night, her right wrist became extremely swollen, as did her entire hands and fingers. I prayed for her, to God, for healing and relief. A few minutes later, she had enough relief as to be able to get some rest. It is not horrible today, but she cannot hold anything in her right hand. If she tries to grip anything, the pain is so intense, she will drop it. The prayers of all of the brethren, I know, contributed to her having some good days and has affected our lives in a positive way. Continued prayers would be very much appreciated for Christine. I am doing my best to pick up the extra duties, but with my health, I could certainly use prayers as well.

Steve Featherston

 

Update March 5: Doing a little better, had to get a few things re-done. The endocrinologist suspects possibly Cushing's Disease, but I am doing better. Steve seems to have the flu. God has kept him going, but last night, he just crashed. Please thank everyone for their prayers they are precious and valuable to us. We thank you and love you all.

Christine


Randy Zak

February 11, 2017

Your prayers are requested for Randy Zak, who lost his job this past week. Please pray that God provides him with a new one, soon, so that he can continue to provide for himself and his daughters.


Dennis Kuhns

February 11, 2017

I've been experiencing some breathing problems over the last two to three years, really, which have become more frequent and severe over the last several months. A series of tests have revealed that the main chamber of my heart is pumping considerably weak. Further tests, including a heart catheterization scheduled for this coming Monday, February 13th, will begin to determine what may be causing this issue and also identify a short term and long term solution. While the medical profession can do some amazing things, ultimately we trust God in His mercy to solve this and we place ourselves into his hands. I would like to ask you to beseech Him on my behalf for His intervention and healing.

Thank you very much,

Dennis

 

Update February 13: Dear Brethren and Friends,

Thank you for your outpouring expression of love and concern for my recent health issue. It has been nothing short of overwhelming. While I still have some questions for the doctor later this week, I received an excellent report from the heart catheterization that was done this morning, in that my arteries are clear. This is obviously a big relief. That's what I know at this point, but what I don't know is why there is a weakness in the main chamber. Short term, I'll be on medication designed to begin to build strength in the heart muscle. Long term is still to be determined and I'll probably know more after I meet with the cardiologist. Your prayers are very much appreciated and I don't take God's hand and His mercy for granted in the excellent results I received today.

With Love,

Dennis

 

Update March 24: The following is an update on my health.

Thank you for your continual prayers, cards and expressions of concern during these past few months. I had an appointment with the cardiologist this past week. Although the EKG was still considered abnormal, the "gallop" in the heart showed improvement. The heart muscle itself is still weak and considered "high risk" so I have to continue to wear a defibrillator vest. The doctor said it is a three month process to strengthen the heart muscle through medication. At this point, additional tests are scheduled for May to determine the progress and the next course of action. We know that God is present and strengthening us as we go through this trial. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and concern. It is very comforting to know our brothers and sisters are with us in prayer.

Thank you!

Warm Regards,

Dennis


David Miller

February 11, 2017

David Miller is in the hospital, in Wooster, with breathing problems and shingles, extending from his right eye on around his head. He very much appreciates your prayers.


Leah Sheppard

February 3, 2017

Weíd like to request your prayers for Leah Sheppard. Leah is currently suffering with kidney stones and the resultant intense pain associated with stones. One of her kidneys is currently blocked and the other is partially blocked. She is being transferred to Akron General Hospital for treatment. Your prayers for Godís quick intervention would be much appreciated.

 

Update February 5: Hello,

I would like to thank everybody for all the prayers, love and concern shown to me, and my family, through our recent trial.

I went to the ER Friday morning around 7am, where I was given Morphine and two doses of Dilaudid before the pain was bearable. After the prayer request went out, I did not need anymore pain medicine for about 23 hours, until after my surgery on Saturday morning. A definite answer to prayers!

Daniel and his family came in from Georgia, but I missed seeing them by one minute when I was taken down for surgery. I asked if we could wait, but they said they couldn't. After I was prepped, the gentleman who brought me down for surgery, went and got all my family and brought them to see me before surgery. Such a blessing, even though it was against the rules.

The surgery went well and they were able to remove the 7x9 mm stone that was blocking my kidney, and put a stent in place (to be removed in the doctors office after a week or two). After the surgery, I returned to my hospital room and rested with Bill, our kids and grand kids, until I was released around 4 pm. I joked with Mr. Myers that in order to have all our kids, and grand kids all together, all I had to do is get "stoned" - kidney stoned.

Thanks again for all your prayers, in Christian love,

Leah Sheppard and Family


Todd Carey

February 3, 2017

Some of you have known that Todd Carey has been dealing with some serious symptoms and health issues for a number of months. Here is an update from Todd and Gloria:


Greetings My Friends,

Some of you have been aware of health concerns that I have been dealing with for the past several months. Gloria and I have spent these past months going from doctor to doctor to find out what has been causing my gait to be unsteady as well as the cause of substantial weight loss over the last year. As we were very concerned, we were also optimistic that once the doctors found out the problem, we would quickly be on our way to recovery. Since we were seeing some improvements of some of the symptoms, we felt confident that things were being managed, even though we continued to search for answers. On Monday, after we spent a full day at the medical center, it was confirmed by three doctors that I am suffering from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrigís disease. Of course, this was not the news we wanted to hear, but now that we do know, we know how to better petition our Father in asking for His divine intervention.

Gloria and I would certainly appreciate your prayers for Godís healing or reversal of this malady, which is usually progressive, trusting that God can intervene and restore at any time. Like you, we realize that our faith and trust are totally in God as we beseech His tender mercies for us.

With much love,

Todd and Gloria Carey

Address for Cards:

Todd Carey
6061 Shiloh Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111


Gayle Rice

February 3, 2017

Your prayers are requested for a shut-in member in Columbus, Gayle Rice, who is currently in the ICU at Mt. Carmel East in Columbus. Apparently, doctors are considering a tracheotomy for Mrs. Rice, who has suffered from severe breathing problems along with other serious health problems for years. Your prayers for God to give Gayleís husband, John, the wisdom to know what decision to make would also be appreciated.

 

Update February 7: From Mr. Rice:

"Gayle has made a remarkable recovery and was taken off ventilation. She has to use a bipap at night, but may be out of ICU tomorrow. Thank you and all the brethren for your prayers. God has been gracious to us."

 

Update 1 February 23: The situation for Mr. and Mrs. Rice is not good, and your urgent prayers for them are requested. Mrs. Rice was released from the hospital last Thursday, but since then she has fallen out of her chair multiple times, forcing Mr. Rice to call for help from the local fire squad to help her up. She is barely eating and needs more care than Mr. Rice can provide, so he is attempting to find an opening in a rehab center. Yesterday, he called about 30 different facilities but none had an opening. At this point, Mr. Rice is very discouraged.

Please pray for Godís intervention for both Mr. and Mrs. Rice.

 

Update 2 February 23: Once again, the power of prayer has been dramatically demonstrated! Mr. Rice received a call around 6 pm from a facility near his home that can take Mrs. Rice tomorrow. This is the same facility that told Mr. Rice, this morning, that there were no openings, and two or three people were already waiting for space. Needless to say, Mr. Rice is overjoyed about the development, and wants to thank everyone for their prayers. Letís all thank God for His intervention for the Rices!

Cards of encouragement can be sent to:

John and Gayle Rice
121 Hill Road N.
Pickerington, OH 43147


Tasseff Family

January 31, 2017

We are sorry to have to inform you that Alex Tasseff died last evening (Monday) at about 7:00 pm. Betty is doing fairly well considering the circumstances. Bettyís daughter and sister-in-law are with her helping to care for her and make the necessary arrangements. As soon as the details for the funeral are confirmed, we will pass that information on to you. Please keep Betty in your prayers.

 

Update February 1: Here are the details of the funeral arrangements for Alex Tasseff.

Funeral home is the:

Paquelet and Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home
1100 Wales Road NE
Massillon, OH 44646

Phone: 330-833-4839


Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, February 4th at 10:30 am.

Calling hours will be precede the funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 am Sabbath morning.

A short committal service will follow the funeral at:

Massillon Cemetery
1827 Erie Street S
Massillon, OH 44646

Following the committal, a light lunch will be served at:

Fraternal Order of Eagles #190
303 Weirich Blvd. NW
Massillon, OH 44647

The Eagles hall is beside Yundís car wash in Massillon. The Eaglesí members will be providing the lunch. We would like to contribute the desserts for the luncheon. If you would like to help provide dessert, please contact Peggy Summers at:

Home: 330-499-4736

Mobile: 330-323-3134

Let her know what you would like to provide.

Please remember Betty and her family in your prayers.

Address for Condolences:

Betty Tasseff
2229 Allen Ave. NW
Massillon, OH 44647-6157

Phone: 330-832-5557


Selah Wood

January 29, 2017

Our little Selah can't seem to catch a break. She has been sick on and off for the last month. Well, we just got back from the urgent care, and now she has RSV. I'm not sure how familiar you are with it, but it's basically a really bad cold that has settled into the lungs. There is nothing you can do to actually treat the RSV, as it is a virus. We can only make her as comfortable as possible and wait it out. We have to also be on the lookout to make sure it doesn't develop into pneumonia.

We would like to request prayers for God to have mercy on her and heal her right away. We know that only He can fix this instantaneously and we need it to be. Selah has been through so much as it is, and it is heart breaking to watch her go through this, knowing we can't physically make it better. She is absolutely miserable. We also request that you pray that she doesn't lose too much weight while she is sick because we are already having a hard time keeping her weight up. She has lost four ounces in the last month due to all these illnesses.

Thank you so much,

Brian, Sara and Selah Wood


Sharon Swanson

January 28, 2017

Your prayers are requested for Sharon Swanson. She was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer this week. Itís hard news to take, but the familyís focus is on a positive outcome. She has already started fortifying her body with nutrition, detoxification and rebuilding her immune system as she gathers information on all of the treatment options available to her, and there are many.

Address for Cards:

Sharon Swanson
113 S Wendover Trace
Mooresville, NC 28117


Lisa Williamson

January 28, 2017

Lisa Williamson is the third daughter of Louis and Carol Petit. She suffers from a congenital heart condition which flared this past week. She and they ask for your prayers for a full recovery.


Cooper Family

January 27, 2017

Les Cooper died during the night of January 24th. His wife, Kaye, found him, cold in bed the next morning. The shock of it all hit her pretty hard and she was taken to the ER to get checked out. We have not heard of any details after that point, but it sounded like she was recovering from it and would be soon to go home. Les and Kaye lived just outside of Brazoria Texas and were long time members of the Church.


Scott McIntosh

January 27, 2017

Your prayers are requested for Scott McIntosh, who was recently diagnosed with a form of cancer. Scott is 30 years old and this is his second encounter with the disease. Recently, during a check-up by his oncologist, an enlarged lymph node was discovered. Surgical removal has been recommended, but due to the nodeís location and the fact that Scott has had chemotherapy in the past, the surgery is considered to be quite difficult. One doctor characterized it as ďrisky".

The surgery will probably be scheduled within the next few weeks. The procedure will be lengthy and Scott may have to take two months off from work for recovery and rehab. Scott would appreciate your prayers for Godís complete and total healing, guidance for the surgeon and his full recovery without complications. He thanks you in advance for your concern.

Address for Cards:

Scott McIntosh
9813 Gallatin Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76117


Karen Stevens

January 16, 2017

Karen Stevens (sister to Julie Warner) is suffering from a lung infection and is still in the hospital for daily dialysis because her sugar levels were very high and her oxygen levels were quite low.


Sherry Thouvenin

January 16, 2017

Sherry Thouvenin's surgery, to install a metal plate, to set her severely broken wrist, went well. She and the family thank you for your prayers.

 

Update January 25: Sherry's broken wrist is healing well, your prayers are much appreciated.

 

Update February 5: Thank you all for your many prayers regarding my broken wrist and subsequent surgery. I have a lot of good news to report. There seems to be no nerve damage! Although the elbow remains tender, the pain is improving considerably. Iíve begun physical therapy and am beginning to see steady progress. Complete recovery will take several weeks but I am well on the way. Thank you again for your prayers, cards, phone calls and encouragement.

Sherry Thouvenin

 

Update February 27: I just wanted to give you an update on my broken wrist after my follow-up visit yesterday. The good news is that the bone is healing well and I no longer have to wear the brace! The doctor is pleased with range of motion in my wrist, however, he told me not to expect 100% recovery. My elbow pain remains a bit of a mystery and is being attributed to soft tissue damage. He does not feel I will gain complete range of motion there either, but I will continue physical therapy for a few more weeks and it is helping. Unexpectedly, x-ray indicates that the plate and screws will have to be removed or my thumb tendon could potentially rupture. This is a somewhat rare situation and surgery will probably be scheduled in the summer after the bone is healed from the break. I see the doctor again in 4 weeks. Everyoneís prayers and concern have meant so much to me.

Sherry


Debbie Kuhns

January 16, 2017

Debbie Kuhns is troubled by the continuing effects of a mild concussion caused by a falling tree limb this past week.


Mariah Sattler

January 16, 2017

Mariah Sattler is recovering from a car crash this week. No major injuries, but plenty of head and body aches.

 

Update February 27: Miriah was diagnosed, this afternoon, at the hospital, with a blood clot in her leg. This comes on the heels of her car accident a few weeks ago and the mononucleosis diagnosis after that. She, Jacob and her folks very much appreciate your prayers.


Marc Buchholz

January 16, 2017

From Marc Buchholz:  "I am doing pretty well, and I am able to still eat and drink by mouth, and not have my IV nutrition."


Himes Family

January 8, 2017

Anna Himes, a 90-year-old shut-in, is in the hospital in Grove City due to recent falls and failing health. Apparently, the situation was so bleak last evening that the doctors didnít expect her to survive through the night, but she did. Her family is asking for prayers from the brethren that Godís will be done.

 

Update January 25: We just received word that Anna Himes died this morning. Thank you for your prayers.

Here is the information for Mrs. Himesí funeral:

Viewing: Monday, January 30 at 6-8 pm

Funeral: Tuesday, January 31 at 10 am

Newcomer Funeral Home and Crematory
3393 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123

More information: http://www.legacy.com/


Victoria Banit

December 31, 2016

Victoria Banit is in the hospital with complications of MS and other related issues. She thanks you for your prayers.


Blanche Smith

December 31, 2016

Blanche Smith continues to struggle with health issues. She has great difficulty in sleeping. Only virtually constant motion seems to alleviate the pain and anxiety. Mrs. Smith has appreciated the prayers and concern of her brethren over quite an extended time of trial, and once more requests your prayers.

Address for Cards:

Blanche Smith
375 Foxtrap Access Road
Conception Bay South, NL A1Y 7E9
Canada


Rachel Petty

December 29, 2016

Rachel Petty and her family would like to send a special ďthank youĒ to everyone who has been praying for her during her battle with cancer. In December 2015, she underwent stem cell transplant surgery, then her system was flooded with medications to kill all cancer cells. This treatment also destroys all immunities, which is why her own stem cells have to be reintroduced into her blood within a few days. Last week, she had scans and tests to determine the success of this procedure. She is thrilled to announce that with Godís help this procedure was a success and she has now been declared cancer free! She is very grateful for the love and support of her brethren.


Dora Richards

December 29, 2016

Last week, Dora developed an extremely severe toe and foot infection. Complicated by her diabetes, it is giving her great pain, making sleep and rest very difficult, even with pain medication. She would very much appreciate the prayers of her brethren. Home health care has now begun to help deal with the infection.

 

Update December 31: Doraís health has improved quite a bit in the past few days, but she still has a stubborn and concerning infection in her toes and foot.

 

Update January 25: Doraís toe infection is very serious. She is feeling somewhat better otherwise and is praying for recovery enough to be able to attend services.

 

Update January 28: Doraís toe infection has reached the bone as confirmed by her doctor. She continues to need our prayers for Godís intervention.

 

Update March 5: Dora was taken to the hospital with severe nasal hemorrhaging, which is complicated by blood thinner medication. After the doctor installed a nasal balloon (ostensibly to put direct pressure on the affected blood vessel), she was able to go home until her appointment early next week. This is a very uncomfortable treatment. Please pray for her healing and comfort.


Carol Pettit

December 29, 2016

Carol Pettit has been having severe blood pressure swings over the past week and would appreciate your prayers.

 

Update December 31: These past few days, Carol  has been noticeably better and thanks everyone for your prayers.


Ian Healy

December 29, 2016

Ian is the grandson of Carol and Louis Pettit Sr. He has a transplanted kidney and his body is again showing signs of rejection.

 

Update January 25: Tests revealed the reason for the concern, but his doctors think that, with a regimented treatment, it will continue to function for some time. The bottom line is, he still needs our prayers.


Betty Wolff

December 29, 2016

Betty Wolff, of Wisconsin, requests your prayers for her eyes. She is suffering from a detached retina in her right eye.


Alex Simmons

December 29, 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Simmons, of Queensland, Australia, request your prayers for Alex. He has cataracts, high blood pressure and hearing problems.


Kevin and Melissa Nash

December 29, 2016

Kevin and Melissa Nash, of Virginia, request your prayers for Melissa. Melissa is suffering from severe asthma, bronchitis and Fibromyalgia. Kevin lost his job and is looking for another one.


Elizabeth Morrison

December 29, 2016

Isaiah and Elizabeth Morrison, of Louisiana, would like to request prayers for Elizabeth's multiple health problems.


Clara Meyer

December 29, 2016

Clara Meyer, of California, requests your prayers for her severe diabetes.


Lois Hudson

December 29, 2016

Lois Hudson, of Montana, requests your prayers. She is suffering from heart failure, water retention, kidneys are at 30%, restless leg syndrome and her eyes are so bad she can hardly see.


Sue Hertz

December 29, 2016

Marvin and Sue Hertz, of Iowa, request your prayers for Sue. She has severe heart problems, sleep apnea and Fibromyalgia.


Mary Grissett

December 29, 2016

O'Neal and Mary Grissett, of North Carolina, request your prayers for Mary's healing. She has been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.


Lorraine Clark

December 29, 2016

Lorraine Clark, of Alabama, requests your prayers. She has severe heart and breathing problems.


Larry Burns

December 29, 2016

Larry Burns, of Ohio, requests your prayers for his eyes. He is suffering from Glaucoma.


Mrs. Billingsley

December 29, 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Billingsley, of California, request prayers for Mrs. Billingsley as she is suffering from severe stomach pains.


Mary Voltz

August 25, 2016

Mary has been suffering from increasing, critical heart problems. After consultation with her doctors early this week, she and her husband, Clyde, are now arranging Hospice care. Please, especially, remember Mary in your prayers.

 

Update September 28: Mary has been suffering from increasing, critical heart problems, but she and husband, Clyde, are in good spirits.

 

Update December 1: With a medication change, Mary is doing somewhat better with her critical heart condition. She does appreciate your prayers.

 

Update December 29: Mary is recovering from her light stroke last Sabbath. However, her left leg is still not strong enough for her to safely stand or walk on her own. She and husband, Clyde, appreciate you continued prayers.


Wilkey Family

September 10, 2016

Leon Wilkey had a recurrence of his shingles condition this week.

 

Update December 11: Leon has been in and out of the hospital in Zanesville with some intestinal bleeding issues over the past month or so. He sends his greetings and appreciation to all his old friends.

 

Update December 29: Leon has been suffering more intestinal bleeding and other symptoms the past two weeks. Please remember him in your prayers.

 

Update February 13: Brethren, we are very sorry to report that Leon Wilkey died late on Sunday evening. Your prayers for his son, Ben, during this time of grief, would be much appreciated. We will pass along additional information as it becomes available.


Lori Powell's Mother

December 23, 2016

Lori Powell is asking for prayers on behalf of her and her family. Lori's mother, who is in her 80's and suffers with dementia, fell last night. She is in the hospital with a possible broken hip.


Joe Wengerd

December 22, 2016

Joe Wengerd would like to request your prayers. Later this morning, he will be undergoing out-patient hernia repair surgery. He and Katie would appreciate your beseeching God on his behalf for a successful procedure without complications. The doctor expects that Joe will be back to work in about one week. Thank you for your kindness.


Dave Edwards

December 19, 2016

I'm requesting prayers for my upcoming knee surgery. I injured it at a volleyball tournament. I have a partial tear to the ACL and tearing of the meniscus. Surgery will be on December 27th. I'm asking for prayers that everything goes well with no complications.

Dave Edwards

 

Update December 28: The surgery on my knee went well. I was able to come home with no problems. There's very little pain and I'm able to walk almost normally. I want to say, thank you for the prayers, as I know God had a hand in this with everything.

Dave Edwards


Dan Stewart

December 19, 2016

Dan Stewart suffered a severe fall during an industrial accident. He suffered eye socket and nose fractures, broken arm and shattered kneecap. He's presently at Cleveland Metro and likely to be moved closer to home for rehab.

 

Update December 29: Recovering from his fall from a high lift at work, Dan has been shuttled home and back to the hospital for successive surgeries on his knee and wrist. He and Jackie are hoping that heíll be able to spend at least a week in a rehab facility which will make the bone and bruise healing plus the physical therapy easier until he can get around on a walker or crutches. They thank you very much for your continued prayers.

 

Update December 31: Dan has been at a physical rehab center in Painesville, Ohio, this past week to receive physical therapy. He is making pretty good progress too! He thanks you very much for your continued prayers.

 

Update January 7: Lots of positives to report this week! Yesterday, Danís wrist was casted, which brought rapid pain relief. So much so, that his therapist had to tell him to slow down! Today, he saw the orthopedic doctor for follow-up on his knee cap surgery. Everything looks good and Dan may now begin putting weight on the leg. He is also permitted to walk on it as long as he still wears the immobilizer. He will wear that for 6 weeks, then on to a leg brace. The improvements have been profound! As soon as Workers' Compensation gets the ramp installed on our steps, he can go home! Many thanks for all the cards, prayers and help. We are very moved and grateful.

Dan and Jackie Stewart

 

Update January 16: Dan is now back home and will continue his physical therapy from there. He has, by Godís blessing, been able to make wonderful progress in recovering from the many injuries he obtained in the serious fall at work.

 

Update January 28: Dan has been cleared to walk with a cane rather than a walker, as he improves.


Larry Wilson

December 19, 2016

Larry Wilson fell at home and broke two vertebrae which have been successfully treated. His wife, Rita, and daughter Angie request your prayers for his recovery.

 

Update December 29: After his fall at home and broke two vertebrae, which have been successfully treated, Larry was transferred to a care center for recovery, where he is making some progress. His wife, Rita, and daughter, Angie, appreciate your continued prayers for his recovery.

 

Update December 31: Larry is in Rehab and doing fair. The therapist told us that he is really working hard. Yesterday, he sat in his wheel chair after therapy for 2 1/2 hours. He was able to sit up fairly straight. He was able to hold his head more upright than he did just a few days ago. Tentative release date is January 20th. The goal for coming home is that he can walk 25 feet with his walker, feed and dress himself. Thanks for all the prayers.

 

Update January 16: After some initial recovery at the rehabilitation center, they do not believe that Larry will be able to walk again. Rita has been in touch with hospice and is making arrangements to bring Larry home. They would appreciate your prayers, especially during this difficult transition. They also want to thank everyone for their prayers up to this point, as well as the 100s of cards of encouragement they have received from all around the world.

Address for Cards:

Larry, Rita and Angie Wilson
305 Bills Street
Saint Marys, WV 26170-1206


Mike Waddle

December 15, 2016

Mike Waddle is scheduled to have oral surgery today, December 15th. As always, any surgery is a serious event. Mike requests your prayers on his behalf.


Chichaya Family

December 12, 2016

Mrs. Teresa Chichaya, while remaining strong and confident in faith, has been suffering with stomach cancer for a long time. Mrs. Chichaya is Shirley Bandaís mother, Kambaniís mother-in-law.

We have just received a message from them that the cancer has now spread to the other organs of her body. She is in a lot of pain and has been prescribed strong pain killers.

Kambani and Shirley are asking for prayers for their aged mother.

Email: kbanda@zamnet.zm

 

Update January 16: Mrs. Teresa Chichaya, mother of Shirley Banda and mother-in-law of Kambani Banda, died at 12:40 this morning. Mrs. Chichaya had suffered with cancer for a long time. She will be buried in her hometown of Kadoma in Zimbabwe.


Vicki Ickes

December 11, 2016

We are asking for prayers for my mom's sister, Vicki Ickes. She has been battling fatigue, cough and bronchitis for the past 3 weeks. Please pray for her healing.

Have a restful Sabbath,

Neil Topovski


Vice Family

December 7, 2016

Many have been praying for Lowell Vice and his family. Lowell had been diagnosed with ALS several years ago, and it is with great sadness that we let all of you know that Lowell died suddenly in his sleep this past Monday evening. Lowellís wife, Donna, and their three children are grateful for all of your prayers and request that you continue to remember the family during this time of loss.

Address for Condolences:

Donna Vice
5523 Kennesaw Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817


Pat van Zyl

December 7, 2016

Pat van Zyl is experiencing progressive lameness in her left arm and leg. She also experiences great pain daily in her lower back and pelvic area. Doctors have ascertained that the lameness is not due to a stroke.

Pat has an appointment with a neurosurgeon on January 5, 2017.

Pat and her husband, Era, would greatly appreciate prayers on Patís behalf.


Kim McCauley's Father

December 6, 2016

Kim McCauley requests your prayers for her father. He has been hospitalized suffering from a possible stroke. He also suffers with severe kidney problems.

Thank You


Rose Szymkowiak

December 5, 2016

Rose's hip surgery went quite well on Thursday. Monday will begin post-op therapy. Please pray for a speedy and complete recovery.

 

Update December 31: I would like to thank you all for your prayers, cards, phone calls and loving concern following my recent hip surgery. I am doing well. The surgical incision has healed and Iím scheduled for my six-week checkup in two weeks. Iím hoping at that time to be released to all normal activity. I still have two weeks of physical therapy but my therapist says Iím doing above average and heís very pleased.

Rose


Sam Washington

December 5, 2016

Your prayers are requested for Sam Washington, who has been diagnosed with several health problems including hypertension, possibly sleep apnea and noticeably gradually-worsening cognitive impairment. Sam has an appointment with a neurologist in January for further tests in hopes of having a more specific diagnosis and potential treatment plans. These are challenging times for both Sam and his wife, Tess. Thank you for your concern and prayers.

Address for Cards:

Sam Washington
9026 Hillside Street
Oakland, CA 94603

 

Update March 19: Your prayers are again requested for Sam Washington. Sam suffered a stroke in December and was in a coma for several days, but came out of it. The stroke left him paralyzed on his left side. The doctors have now released him for rehabilitation, and he is in Excell Health Care Center, 3025 High Street, Oakland, California. Tess is grateful and thankful to everyone for their cards, phone calls, email and text messages, offers of help, and most importantly Ė prayers. Sam and Tess have been most encouraged by this outpouring of love and concern.

Sam continues to improve. He now opens his eyes, is more awake during the day, and responds to questions and conversation. The therapists have also been able to get him out of bed and to sit in a reclining chair each day. He is in physical therapy, either in his room or in the rehab room. He is also able to eat and drink soft foods and liquids with assistance. He can now move his left side and can feel hot and cold. He is also able to stand with the aid of a strap and attending therapists. However, he still has challenges ahead. Some of the challenges are in the areas of speech, memory and cognition, and to be able to take care of his daily needs by himself. Sam wants to return home as soon as possible. Please continue to pray for Sam, and Tess.