Where Strangers Become Friends
PRAYER UPDATE #785
DAVE SANMAN DEC. 2/16
This past Wednesday Dave Sanman, a long time park resident, passed away from a heart attack in Post Falls, Idaho. Dave was the husband of my cousin, Suzanne Sanman. If you could pass this along we would appreciate it. Thank you.
Steve Piscitello email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORMA COX DEC. 3/16
I told Norma that I requested prayers from you and she said to thank everyone and that she sure could use them. She is seeing her surgeon on Thursday and she is hoping that he will operate sometime after December 12th. Norma has decided to have it all removed because of her other problems with cancer before and her surgeon agrees. Please keep her in your prayers and if you want to send a card or note her address is 425023 East 1166 Rd., Eufaula OK. 74432. and her phone # is 918-618-6841.
Thank you all. Sent in byPat DeLaurier: email@example.com
Father, God, bless all our friends and family in
Whatever it is that You know they may be needing this day!
May their lives be full of Your peace, Prosperity and power as they seek,
To have a closer relationship with You.
PRAYER UPDATE #784
NORMA COX NOV. 26/16
Just want to let you know that Norma was told that she has breast cancer again. The Doctor did a biopsy last week and the results were that it was cancer and they are going to schedule surgery sometime in the next week. Norma sure could use prayers to help her get through this. Norma has no email. I will keep you informed on how she is doing and when the surgery will be. Pat DeLaurier has Norma's information. Sent in by Pat DeLaurier email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Life is not a dress rehearsal, do it now!
PRAYER UPDATE #783
CATHY HILL NOV. 26/16
Cathy Hill has had surgery and is recuperating at Manor House Rehab in Lacey, Washington. Your cards and prayers are most appreciated.
Sent in by Wendy Thomas email@example.com
Cathy Hill Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Life isn't fair, but it's still good!
PRAYER UPDATE #782
RUTH CONLIN NOV. 14, 2016
Ruth Conlin was released from the Hospital Sunday Night. She is feeling much better now, but will take some time to recover. Thanks to to all for the cards, E-Mails and phone messages. Will see you all soon. Carl.
Ruth & Carl Conlin Email: email@example.com
When satan sees you reading the bible, he loses his strength!
When you stand on the Word of God, satan can't hurt you!
PRAYER UPDATE #781
ALLAN SWAYZE NOV. 6/16
Again we must thank everyone at PEM for their prayers. October 9, 2016 he had to have three units of blood. Now Allen was admitted to the hospital in Brandon he weighed 139.3 lbs and when he was transfer from one floor in the hospital to another he only weighed 107.8 lbs. So when Allen was transfer to Rivers he is weighing 128.5 lbs and caught the color back in the skin.
Allan & Betty Swayze Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RUTH CONLIN NOV. 9/16
Ruth Conlin was admitted to Del Webb Hospital Monday evening. As some of you may know, Ruth has been under the weather for some time. She is under-going tests and will be there for at least 3-4 more days. However at this point she has requested no visitors. Both Ruth and Carl request your prayers and well wishes. Submitted by Glen and Christine Prestmo macsma@Hotmail.com
Ruth & Carol Conlin Email: email@example.com
There is a big difference between,
A human being and being human!
Only a few really understand it.!
PRAYER UPDATE #780
ALLEN SWAYZE OCT. 26/16
I have to Thank for All the Prayers coming PEM. We are happy to hear the surgery is going to wait for further Amputation. Again let's keep praying for more good news. Allen sends his love to everyone at PEM.
Al was allowed to come home for short period time. Allen really enjoyed that. I know this made his spirit very happy. Tomorrow the surgeon will look at the amputation. He is just being transferred to Rivers and that will be much closer for me to this hospital. Again thank you for all the prayers.
Allen & Betty Swayze Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHY HILL NOV. 3/16
Had my surgery on the 1st. Got home yesterday. He did Robot Surgery with a camera. Couldn't find the cancer so decided to take the R lobe. It will fill in. I see him on the 9th of Nov. & get two X-rays. First I had a hard time breathing. That should get better, hugs Cathy.
Cathy Hill Email: email@example.com
"Life" is a gift to you!
The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after!
Make it a fantastic one!
PRAYER UPDATE #779
NORMA DYE & NONA STEPHENS OCT. 23/16
Long-time PEM residents, Norma Dye and Nona Stephens, ask for your prayers following the death of their brother, Henry Clark. His passing brought an end to his valiant effort in fighting cancer for several years. Norma and Nona reside at site #M-5. Sent in by Elaine Seichko firstname.lastname@example.org
AL SWAYZE OCT. 24/16
I was at the hospital today to see Al and he was in pretty good spirits. Then the doctor came in and said to us that the specialist is recommending to amputee higher up on his leg. So I am trying to find a way (from the Internet) on how to bring more blood flow to his already amputee leg so they wouldn't have to remove more of it. We hope and pray that Al will not have to have further amputation. Al was upset after the doctor said that. So please, we are asking for further prayers. We might have to sell our business so I an spend as much time as I can with Al.
Al & Betty Swayze Email: email@example.com
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Sent in by Donna Dutchak firstname.lastname@example.org
SERENA HART OCT. 25/16
We want to thank you all that prayed for our granddaughter Serena. Because of You All and God, she has done a complete recovery.
Grateful to have such a wonderful 'Family Of Friends', Don & Marti Hart.
There Is Magic In The Night,
When Pumpkins Glow By Moonlight!
PRAYER UPDATE #778
DAVE HOEFER SEP. 27/16
Hi all. I quick note to let you know that Dave came through his procedure just fine! He is In recovery now awaiting an ICU room to open up for the night. I'll share more news if there is anything major, but I expect you'll hear from the man himself within a couple of days. Sent in by MIke Hoefer email@example.com
Dave Hoefer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BARBARA HOLLER OCT. 4/16
Barb is coming home tomorrow, Oct. 5th. She will be taking therapy three days a week for the next ten weeks. Thanking everyone for their support and prayers. Hollers phone number: 623.583.3736
Barbara & Wayne Holler Email: email@example.com
CATHY HILL OCT. 4/16
I had needle Biopsy yesterday did fine I won't no a thing until Thurs. hopefully cause F & M are Holliday's for the Military.
Dr. just called it is a form of Cancer he wants to go through my neck & do a biopsy on my Lymph Node, then he can decide what kind of Radiation to do. Hugs Cathy Cathy Hill Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AL SWAYZE OCT 7/16
Al is a diabetic and the doctors discovered gangrene in one of his big toes and needed to remove that leg just below the knee. He is in the Brandon, Manitoba hospital recovering and will be soon going to therapy. He is doing good in recovery and his bedside phone number is 204.578.4671. Al & Betty have been short-term winter visitors to PEM. Their address is: P.O. Box 305, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0. Their email is not working at present.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Today is the oldest you've ever been,
Yet the youngest you'll ever be so,
Enjoy this day while it lasts!
PRAYER UPDATE #777
CATHY HILL SEP. 19/16
Lymph node was not big enough to biopsy. Have to wait for the doctor to call in next few days. Hugs, Cathy
Cathy Hill Email email@example.com
BARBARA HOLLER SEP. 26/16
Barb is still in the Boswell Rehab Center in room #503. She will be there for some time yet. She is improving little each day but still has much more rehab to do yet. Wayne's phone number is 623.583.3736. There is no email at this time.
JOHN FAKKEMA SEP. 26/16
I'm sad to report that my dear husband and best friend John died on the morning of September 26th as a result of a heart attack. He was taken to the hospital and passed away a few hours later. He suffered no pain and is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in heaven. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, the 1st of October in Oak Harbor, WA where I will be surrounded by my family and friends. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and prayers. Joyce
Joyce Fakkema Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's Not What You Gather,
But What You Scatter,
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived!
PRAYER UPDATE #776
COLLEEN KOCH SEP. 15/16
I started radiation today and will have five treatments. I will then start a new chemo infusion every two weeks. The chemo I was on before was not working, so have to have a new protocol. Looking forward to coming to PEM next month. See you all soon, Colleen.
Colleen & Arnold Koch Email: email@example.com
Each night before you go to bed,
Pray to God and be thankful,
For what you've accomplished today!
PRAYER UPDATE #775
BARBARA HOLLER SEP. 15/16
Barb was moved today (after 22 days in the hospital) to the Boswell Rehab Center and can now have visitors after 3:00 pm each day. She is in Room #503. The operations were very successful and now recovery time in rehab will be approx. 3 weeks. For more information, you can contact Wayne at either site #75 or phone 623.583.3736.
NADINE LYNCH SEP. 15/16
My leg is in so much pain today. It's unreal. My meds should take effect soon. Can you pray for me?
Nadine Lynch Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FLORIAN VEZINA SEP. 15/16
We thought we would try to get out of this horrible heat for a while this summer so we went up to Colorado Springs to visit our daughter Angela & our son Robert & their families. The trip going up was good but 2 days after arriving, Florian started to be very short of breath due to the high altitude which is over 6000 feet. He progressively got weaker so I was driving him to his dialysis treatment 3 times a week & staying there with him for 4 hours each time. We decided to come back to AZ earlier that previously planned and decided we would stay in Grants New Mexico. Getting out of the van he fell down & he turned purple so 911 was immediately called & took him to a small hospital in Grants. That night they transferred him by ambulance to a bigger hospital in Albuquerque, 75 miles back tracking. His oxygen level at that point was only 67 even though he was on oxygen. He was there for 4 days & had 1.6 litres of fluid removed from one lung which was the reason for the drop in oxygen. We were told the reason for the build up of fluid was the high altitude. We had to drive home the long way to stay out of the high altitude which added miles to our trip home. I drove all the way to CO and home again, 1500 miles which I never thought I would ever be able to do. Well he is back in the hospital again even though the altitude is very low here & again for fluid in his lungs. Prayers at this time would be appreciated & I am sure they will help Florian to get well again. Thanks so much my friends & we hope to see you all real soon. Donna, Site #134.
Florian & Donna Vezina Email: email@example.com
Try to make at least three people smile each day!
PRAYER UPDATE #774
JUNE FORD SEP. 13/16
My wife, June Dimon Ford passed on September 11, 2016, from a stroke. Please share with the PEM community. Thank you, Bud
Bud Ford Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Life hurts a lot more than death!
PRAYER UPDATE #773
CATHY HILL SEP. 11/16
I have to have a Lung Biopsy on the 16th of this month sure would appreciate all you prayers. Thank you, Cathy
Cathy & Ron Hill Email: email@example.com
Don't waste your precious energy on gossip,
Energy vampires, issues of the past,
Negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment!
PRAYER UPDATE #772
BILL HESSEL SEP. 10/16
Bill came home from the hospital Friday night. He's very lethargic and not eating. There was nothing else they could do for him in the hospital. He needs to complete the rest of his tests as an outpatient. He has a blocked artery to his left kidney and also some blockage in his aortic artery down by his stomach. They need to make sure he is getting enough blood to his legs and also keep his blood pressure under control. Evidently the left kidney is saying give me more blood and his body makes more blood but it can't get to the kidney and it causes high blood pressure. We have a home nurse coming tomorrow. I can't wait to see what she says and to tell Bill if he should be doing more than he is. He has an appointment with his primary physician on Monday and then needs to see some specialists. Thank you so much everyone for your prayers and thoughts and for taking time to write us a note! It means so much to both of us. Written by Gloria Hessel from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Hessel Email: email@example.com
Take a 10-30 minute walk every day,
And while you walk, SMILE!
It is the ultimate antidepressant!
PRAYER UPDATE #771
BILL HESSEL SEP. 6/16
Bill Hessel has been in the hospital for a week and he needs some prayers. He has a blocked artery to his kidney and it cannot be fixed. We are waiting for plan B. Sent in by Gloria Hessel. firstname.lastname@example.org
When you wake up in the morning,
pray to ask God's guidance for your purpose, today!
PRAYER UPDATE #770
NADINE LYNCH SEP. 5/16
I need prayer for my upcoming total knee replacement on Thursday September 8th. The nurse said it's very painful and I don't like pain...I've already had plenty of pain. May God richly bless you for your Prayers. They really help. Nadine
Nadine Lynch Email: email@example.com
Don't compare your life to others!
You have no idea what their journey is all about!
PRAYER UPDATE #769
EVIE DEWITT SEP. 5/16
Evie DeWitt (Larry) lost her battle with cancer last Wednesday. Larry & Evie Dewitt's site #333. Larry's summer address is 2148 Lakewood Dr. Prescott, AZ 86301.
Sent in by Peggy Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org
BARBARA HOLLER SEP. 5/16
Barb had surgery this morning at 8 am, Mon. Sept. 5th to put a feeding tube in her stomach. She is still incoherent because of meds., and they are cutting down on her meds, but so far it hasn't been too successful and she is in a lot of pain because of this. She won't be able to have visitors until they can transfer her to extended care down the road. Her pneumonia is now under control.
Wayne also ended up in emergency for treatment after 12 long days of being with Barb and having to deal with all her pain. This is very stressful for Wayne. So we are asking for prayers for both of them at this time. Their site is #75 and his phone number is: 623.583.3736
For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord.
So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
PRAYER UPDATE #768
DAVE NIEBUHR SEP. 4/16
Dave Niebuhr passed away on August 29 at 8:30 am. His wife and daughter in law were by his side. Dave will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Services will be in Lake City MN at a later date. Patty would like to thank everyone for the prayers, cards, gift cards and friendship shown to her by all of our PEM family.
Sent in by Peggy Martin email@example.com
Although your work on earth is done
Your life in heaven has just begun.
Your struggles here were hard and long
But they're over now, you're finally home.
PRAYER UPDATE #767
DAVE HOEFER AUG. 26/16
Coiling of brain aneurysm. This will happen on September 27th, very, very early. Everything appears to be quite positive. More Information: http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/coiling-brain-aneurysms Dave
Dave Hoefer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BARBARA HOLLER AUG. 29/16
Barb is still in the Thunderbird Hospital and will be there for some time yet. She has now come down with pheumonia and is still in ICU. She is unable to move at all right now and is not responding to Wayne or others. She has lots of specialists attending to her at this time. She will be moved from here when able, to a special rehab center. She is in need of all our prayers to help pull her through this and on the way to recovery. Wayne doesn't do email. You can reach him by phoning his cell at 623.583.3736. He lives at site #75 in the park.
You never know how strong you are,
Until being strong is the only choice you have!
PRAYER UPDATE #766
RON HAWES AUG. 26/16
We are asking for prayers for Ron Hawes, He has Lung Cancer, starting his Chemo this coming week.. We still have friends there at El Mirage R V Resort ..I would like to inform them what is going on. We are in need of all prayers. Thanks Mary
Ron & Mary Hawes Email: email@example.com
BARBARA HOLLER AUG. 26/16
Barb went to the Thunderbird Hosp. yesterday, Aug. 25th for the neck surgery. It was a 7 hour surgery with 3 surgeons. They opened up her neck and cut into her main artery and worked on 5 discs and other parts of her vertebrate to get at the three modules attacking her nerves, which they did remove and placed in a platinum plate. Her recovery period will be an extended length of time. She can't move her head up or down at this time. She is hooked up to multi machines at this time which they will be removing as she recovers. There is NO visitors at this time. We are asking for prayers for a full and speedy recovery. Wayne & Barb reside at site #75. Wayne's ph. 623.583.3736
Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present!
PRAYER UPDATE #765
SUZANNE SANMAN AUG. 23/16
Suzanne passed away last evening, Aug. 22nd. She is with the lord now, becoming an angel. God bless her! Dave
David Sanman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time heals everything!
PRAYER UPDATE #764
SUZANNE SANMAN AUG. 21/16
Up date ~ we were moving to Post Falls, Idaho to live by our son in an assisted living home. I slept in a chair there that night, while waiting for the truck which was to arrive on Sat, which, it did not get there until 10:30 pm. So then, I slept at our son home in a bed. While there, Sunday around 4:30 am Sue, got out of bed, walking to the bath room, had a stroke, fell to the floor hard, and paralyzed her, all of left side, and went into a comma, and laid there until about 6:30. When the nurse came into check on her and found her on the floor. Sue was in care of the dementia side of an assisted living falicity (sp) on Fri., after being checked in. They called 911 and a fire truck arrived there at the same time we did. Now, we are here at the hospice waiting for the lord to bring her home. She can hear apparently, but, no response to anything around her. Not even to a question or to touching her. Please say a prayer for Suzanne with us. She will be missed by all who know her! God bless Suzanne ! Thank you! Dave.
Dave & Suzanne Sanman Email: email@example.com
However good or bad a situation is, it will change!
PRAYER UPDATE #763
DAVE NIEBUHR AUG. 20/16
Dave Niebuhr (site#779) has been moved to hospice. Please pray for Patty Niebuhr during this difficult time. She would like to thank every-one for all the cards and friendship she has received. Thank you.
Sent in by Peggy Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
O Savior, refocus us!
Show us your love, that our anxiety might be driven far away.
In your name we pray. Amen.
PRAYER UPDATE #762
GORDON PARTRIDGE AUG. 10/16
I want to thank you all for all your prayers, cards and lovely messages of encouragement you have sent both during Gord's illnesses and passing. Gord's Celebration of Life was lovely. There was almost 200 people there. Where I live is like a community of wonderful people just like PEM. My daughter, Julie spoke on behalf of herself and sister Lynne and she just blew me away. She was wonderful and my grandson spoke on behalf of all the grandchildren and had put together a presentation showing pictures of family and a lot of costume parties that were held over the years at PEM. I could just picture Gord looking down enjoying every minute of it. I was fortunate and surprised to see PEM friends - Muriel and Gregg Saunders, Ruth and Don Henry, Diane and Walter Pearson, Norma Saari and of course Marti and Don Hart and Diane and Harvey Lyman drove all the way up from Vancouver. Gord and I were married 61 years and I miss him terribly but have so many wonderful memories to help me get through the days ahead. I wish you all good health and happiness and thanks again Marti for allowing me the privilege of communicating to so many through the Prayer list. Cynthia
Cynthia Partridge Email: email@example.com
Don't cry over the past, it's gone!
Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived!
Live in the present and make it beautiful!
PRAYER UPDATE #761
GORDON PARTRIDGE AUG. 3/16
Gord's Celebration of Life is going to be held at the Shuswap Lakes Estates Community Hall (the lodge) on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Cynthia's address is #12, 2550 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2
Cynthia Partridge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anxiety Happens, When You Think You,
Have To Figure Everything Out!
Turn To God,
He Has A Plan!
PRAYER UPDATE #760
GORDON PARTRIDGE AUG. 1/16
Gord passed away peacefully at home Monday, Aug. 1st around 2:00 PM with Cynthia by his side. More details will be sent later.
Cynthia Partridge Email: email@example.com
BARBARA HOLLER AUG. 2/16
Barb is still waiting for her very important surgery on the neck & spine that can cause paralyzes if not treated right away. There is only two hospitals in Phoenix that can do this. She is in constant pain. Asking for prayers for immediate surgery and release of her severe pain. She is at home at site #75 at PEM.
Barb & Wayne Holler Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only God, who made our brains and hearts,
Can successfully guide them to a profitable end!
PRAYER UPDATE #759
DAVE NIEBUHR JUL. 28/16
Dave is in the hospital and has cancer. He has had a tumor removed from his stomach. He also has pancreatic cancer that will require chemo and radiation. Please pray for Patty and Dave during this difficult time. They have no email but their site number is 779. Thank you. Sent in by Peggy Martin email@example.com
If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!
PRAYER UPDATE #758
BARBARA HOLLER JUL. 26/16
Barb has severe pain in her neck and back. The doctors have found three modules on the base of Barb's neck and needs immediate surgery before she becomes completely paralyzed. She is waiting for a call from the hospital and while she waits, they are asking for prayers. You can phone 253.820.6857 cell or 623.583.3736 res. Wayne doesn't do email and Barb will be in hospital.
We walk by faith and not by sight!
PRAYER UPDATE #757
GORDON PARTRIDGE JUL. 07/16
Hi everyone, Well at the moment you could knock me over with a feather. Gord is coming home probably on Monday. Apparently he isn’t deteriorating or dying soon enough (my words) so they are discharging him. I knew the room he was in was a temporary thing – palliative care – but assumed he would be if necessary moved to another room. His doctor came in yesterday and said he thought he could manage at home and had him assessed this morning by a physio therapist and yesterday by the interior health head and they came to the conclusion that he should enjoy his remaining time at home. I believe I said before in one of my other updates that when a person decides not to carry on with dialysis it could be a matter of a couple of weeks or months – no one knows for sure. I must say he looks a lot better. He is off all medication and his kidney function has improved a few degrees. This is a result of him having dialysis day after day while he was in Kamloops hospital. He hasn’t changed his mind about his decision not to proceed with dialysis but of course he wants to come home. A care giver will come in to help but at the moment I don’t know how often. They will meet me here at home the day he is discharged. The physio gave him some exercises to do to strengthen his legs. Our whole family were here on Father’s Day and the boys brought Gord home and we had a lovely time being together. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful family. Thank you to everyone who visited him in Bastion place and who have sent cards and e-mails. How lucky we are to have such great friends. Cynthia
Gordon & Cynthia Partridge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accept what is!
Let go of what was!
And have faith in what will be!
PRAYER UPDATE #756
DONNA KRESS JAN. 29/16
I would like to thank all those who supported Donna with their cards, calls, dinners and prayers for a successful hip operation. She is doing well now and is grateful for such caring friends. Thanks. Art
Donna & Art Kress Email: email@example.com
Give me a sense of humor, Lord!
Give me grace to see a joke!
To get some humor out of life!
And pass it on to other folk!
PRAYER UPDATE #755
GORDON PARTRIDGE JUN. 16/16
As you know Gord has been through a lot for the last two years and is now currently in Kamloops Hospital undergoing dialysis for his kidneys. He has had nothing but trouble and setbacks. All of these things require more surgery and he decided yesterday he can’t take any more and after much thought has decided not to have any more dialysis. We had a long talk privately, our daughter Julie came up and he had a long talk with her and also with Lynne on the telephone, the dialysis nurse and dialysis doctor and he is positive and at peace with the decision not to have any more treatment. He is also off all medication except what will make him comfortable. This afternoon he is being transferred to Bastian House in Salmon Arm so he well be closer to me and his friends if they wish to visit. If you feel so inclined, I would appreciate your prayers that he won’t linger for weeks or months which would not only be hard on him but the family as well. We have had 61 wonderful years together, have a beautiful family and it pains me that he has made this decision but respect his wishes and I don’t want to see him go through anything more. We feel so fortunate for all the wonderful times we have had both together as family and as a couple and the many good years we had in PEM. Cynthia.
Gordon & Cynthia Partridge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the light, he who follows me will never be in the darkness.
I love you, Jesus Christ!