(131) Julie Hooker Baker

Mon, 11 July 2011 19:55:38 +0000

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 12:13 AM, CDT

Woof. Mom and I watched our next President accept the nomination tonight. I sat on her lap because she said it was important. Really, I just wanted to take my new chew toy up and nibble on the bed, but she kept holding me.

Mom wishes you were at TMIS.

Anyway, it’s late. . . almost 11:15 pm. Mom has to be at school at 7:00 and we have to take our walk, so I have to say “goodnight.”

Oh, by-the-way, Lauren, from the Ceramics Studio, gave mom a bowl you made. The colors are great. It’s in the backseat of our car.

See you soon, Kev.

Booker T.

(132) Deb Corrigan

Mon, 11 July 2011 19:56:03 +0000

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 6:49 AM, CDT

Hey Kevin!
Hang tough, you’re on the homestretch of a very long journey and the end is in sight. And although it’s not a five star hotel, you are in very good hands at Primary’s – I remember living there when both Julia and Ben. You couldn’t ask for better doctors and support staff. I met your Grandma and Grandpa the other day at school and they let me know how you were holding strong. Tell Katie to come visit me – her locker is right outside my classroom. Take good care and hugs to your mom and dad.
Love, The Corrigans
p.s. I thought of you when I read this… “Your three best doctors are faith, time, and patience.”
-From a fortune cookie

(133) Susie Bjorklund

Mon, 11 July 2011 19:56:33 +0000

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 10:51 AM, CDT

Dear Whiting family,

Thank you so much for your updates. I so can understand the waiting process. My mother was in the hospital a couple of years ago and our whole family camped out in the ICU waiting room for days. I almost passed out when I saw my mother right after surgery. I found it difficult not to “take on” her pain. But she got better and so will Kevin. Kevin has youth on his side and don’t we know how badly his body WANTS to heal it’self? Those little youthful bodies heal very well.

We are remembering you all in our prayers everyday. “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Keep the Faith!

Holding you up in prayer from Durango!

Susie & Tim Bjorklund
Durango, CO

(134) Diane Kellogg

Mon, 11 July 2011 19:57:07 +0000

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 12:33 PM, CDT

I’m chanting “wake up, wake up, wake up” And picturing the Whiting family daily gatherings in the hospital. All the best, the very best, to Kevin’s insides!!!

Lexington, MA

(135) kathy wiehe

Mon, 11 July 2011 19:57:31 +0000

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 1:07 PM, CDT

Hi Kevin and crew,

Our prayers are there for you. You are a determined young man that will get through this! I have confidence I will see you out and about strong and full of energy and enjoying life to the fullest , it may take awhile but it will happen. Keep your chin up and think of the future!

Our love and prayers are with you! Kathy, Les and Blake

(136) Phyllis Booth

Mon, 11 July 2011 19:58:03 +0000

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 3:52 PM, CDT

Hey, Gang!

You guys sound like you are “hanging in there”, which, I guess, is about all you can do now….we are still praying for you at St. John’s, I send your updates to everyone on the prayer chain….keep your chins up and soldier on!!

Blessings to you All!

Phyllis Booth
Park City, UT

(137) Buzz Buzzell

Mon, 11 July 2011 19:58:47 +0000

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 3:59 PM, CDT

Hi Kevin,

Thelma and I are pulling for you. Get well soon so you can get back out on that soccer field and show those boys how to play soccer.

Grand Junction, CO

(138) Em de Pillis

Mon, 11 July 2011 19:59:15 +0000

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008 12:35 AM, CDT

Kevin, we’re praying for you and your family! We’re glad the surgery is over. You’ve been so brave. Also, Phil: Ouch, the fingers! Katie, try not to break anything.

Em de Pillis

(139) Ellen Reich

Mon, 11 July 2011 19:59:40 +0000

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008 10:27 AM, CDT

Hi Whiting Family! So nice to have a place we can get updates
on Kevin and send our best wishes. Please know
you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Reich family

(140) Julie Raymond

Mon, 11 July 2011 20:00:21 +0000

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008 12:58 PM, CDT

Hello Kevin! And hello to everyone surrounding you with love and words of encouragement. Your courage, Kevin, is inspiring us all to accept our own limits, and to be totally ready to do what we need to do to find those littlest moments of humour, joy, a giggle or two when it comes… we are all keeping our eyes to your continued recovery and our hearts full of deeply held wishes for you to find strength, and meet all challenges with all you have. You inspire us all. BRAVO. All our love, the Raymonds