|(1) Vicki Whiting
Mon, 11 July 2011 17:00:37 +0000
I love you!
Park City, UT
|(2) Laura Murphy
Tue, 7 June 2011 00:01:21 +0000
CDT Hi Kevin, You don’t know me. I work with your mom, and my daugher Kelly goes to school with your sister. Through your mom, I’ve heard a bit about your health issues. I can only imagine how frustrating this past year has been — just trying to get an accurate diagnosis. Now, it sounds like you have a path for treatment. I’m so glad to hear that. I hope this will do the trick — and I’ll keep you in my prayers. Take care, Laura Laura Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org Park City, UT
|(3) Lisa Ruttan
Mon, 11 July 2011 17:53:17 +0000
Wow, you have quite an incredible journey ahead of you. We are overwhelmed by the amount of strength and courage you have shown thus far as you figure out the best path to take to get you feeling like the super hero that you are! Take time to appreciate your parents, family and friends. Especially your parents. They love and care about you so much and will do everything in their power to make sure that you grow up to be the most emotionally and physically healthy person that you can be. You are loved tons !
|(4) Laurel Laumann
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:10:42 +0000
It was great to talk with you today. We will be checking in to see what the plan of attack is for this thing to get you all set for freshman year!
Aunt Lo, Uncle Craig, Amy and Kimmy
|(5) Julie Hooker Baker
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:11:45 +0000
Kev, I picked up one of your pieces of pottery in the studio. How many pieces do you have? I’ve got 2 of Katie’s, too. I’ll swing by.
You are in my heart.
Julie & Booker
|(6) Julie Raymond
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:13:15 +0000
You are learning more about courage than I bet you wanted, more about unconditional care, love and deeper friendships, too. Keep it going strong, breathe through any doggoned moments of pain, and dont forget to jump into those moments of great happiness. Love and hugs, Raymonds in Arvada
|(7) The DiCaprio's
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:13:54 +0000
Who would have thought a person your age would be such a great role model. Your great attitude toward life under these circumstances is very inspirational. We know your faith, and the support of your family and friends, you will be back to normal in no time. We wish you the best, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
|(8) Chet Hollinger
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:14:30 +0000
|(9) Reg Hollinger
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:15:06 +0000
I’ve spent some time each day of the past two+ weeks watching the coverage of Le Tour de France on television. Today I watched 180 men climb the highest mountain pass in Europe that has a road over it (on bicycles mind you) and then descend the other side at death defying speeds. These guys have been pedaling in France for two weeks and in the Alps for three days and they’ve got a few days left. They amaze me with their strength, courage, stamina and tenacity. It’s got to be the most grueling athletic challenge anywhere. Your story, which I read today on the caringbridge blog, reminded me of Le Tour and of those incredible athletes.
Sounds like you’ve been through the same kind of challenges over recent months; agonizing mountain ascents that push you to your limits followed by blinding descents, then long flat stages where all you can do is keep pedaling with little opportunity to rest because the road is SO flat that you never get a chance to coast. But what makes your challenge so much more difficult, and your fight so impressive, is that you DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR IT!
In Le Tour it isn’t just the individual effort that is so impressive. It’s the team effort. Every rider is supported by a committed team of other riders and coaches, friends and family, and fans who don’t even know them.
Like those amazing athletes, Kevin, it sounds like you’ve got lots of great support; parents seeking out the best care and advocating for you, siblings offering love and encouragement daily, skilled physicians working for you, friends at your side willing even to face the skunks with you And by the looks of the blog, a growing collection of folks who are cheering from the sidelines. (Go Kevin!)
I’m sure you don’t remember me, Kevin. I’m a second cousin. (Second son of your Grandpa Graham’s sister Jackie.) I live in Delaware, Ohio with my wife Janice. Even though we aren’t well acquainted I want you to know that Janice and I are both thinking of you and are praying boldly for healing and continued courage and strength for all the challenges that lay ahead of you. I plan to share your story with others who will also be praying for you.
Hang in there Dude! It sounds like you’ve got all the qualities of character and support you need to sustain you through the mountain stages ahead.
|(10) Reg Graham
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:15:38 +0000
We love you and are sooo proud of you. Grammie and Papa