One in a Half-Million

One never knows what lies ahead, where or how we might be blindsided by a turn of events.

Robbin and I have just returned from Santa Cruz where my daughter Amanda lives with her husband and two children, one of which is four months old. Stressed and overextended physically, Amanda, with her immune system weakened, contracted herpesviral encephalitis http://www.encephalitis.info/information/recovery-and-rehab/ a serious, 1 in 500,000 chance to contract this disease and its debilitating effects, including death. ‘Day-5’ since her seizure, she is still exhausted, but recovering well in the hospital, much-improved and retaining almost 100% of her cognitive and physical abilities. We feel extremely fortunate and blessed, thankful for all the prayers from those who knew her situation.

Lance, Amanda & Cutler - March 21, 2010

Lance, Amanda & Cutler – March 21, 2010

4 responses to “One in a Half-Million

  1. So sorry to hear about this John. Thinking positive thoughts and saying a prayer for her…….

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  2. Sorry to here the news. My prayers are with her and her family along with you and Robin. Hope she keeps improving.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear of your family illness. I had meningitis as a child and still remember the nightmares and other problems accompanying it. I hope it all turns out well for you. Hasta la vista, Lenore

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  4. Laurie Schwaller

    This is the kind of news that makes one wonder where the expression “good heavens” came from.

    Sending whole-hearted wishes for full and speedy recovery.

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