(281) Katherine Campana

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:13:44 +0000


Dear Kevin,

I cried ‘tears of joy’ when I saw you and your family in NY and WA D.C. That must have been quite a milestone for you, but more than that it was so wonderful to see that you are doing so well. I can’t imagine the mass of people there, but know it must have been something that you really wanted to do as a family and yes, a piece of history, to say the least. The President has a big job ahead and the road won’t be easy, but the ‘road you have traveled this past year’ hasn’t been an easy one either.

It’s so good that you are finally getting strength and each day better, so keep up the good work and Thank the surgeon who saw you thru this whole ordeal as it was his skillful hands and the ‘prayers of the people’ who knew about you that brought you along. Indeed you are a ‘miracle’ and we know that you and your family know that as well. ‘Keep on keeping’ and you will be on that ‘soccer field’ soon.

Best Wishes and Regards to all.

Fondly, Frank & Katherine Campana
Durango, CO

(282) Susie Bjorklund

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:14:08 +0000


HI Kevin!

Wow! It’s amazing to see your pictures! You look so good! I’m glad you were able to make the trip and that you’ve still got enough umpf to fight over the tv! We’re still praying for your complete recovery and we watch and wait with you all for it!

God bless you!

(283) Kathleen Reardon

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:14:34 +0000


Hi Kevin: It looks like you got very close to where Obama was speaking which must have been very exciting. The three of you look cold but an opportunity of a lifetime was had. Sorry to hear about your insides being like a tug of war. We hope that settles down very soon and that you are out playing soccer so the t.v. struggle you have, as we have here with Shannon and Ryan, is behind you.

Love to your mom and dad and Phil and Kate too. We hope to see you or talk by phone soon.

Love, Kathleen, Chris, Ryan, Shannon and Devin
narragansett, RI

(284) Michael Ballases

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:15:07 +0000

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009 10:48 AM, CST

hey good to see you made the trip and I am very happy for you . As I stood on our Main street watching with just a few hundred of our friends I tried to think of you with that mass of people what a rush .

So let lets think possitive thoughts about getting those people out of your inside , We can ask them nicely to leave now . My prayers are with you and I to will ask through prayer for them to leave Please . Your Friend Michael and Nick

(285) kathy wiehe

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:15:33 +0000


Hi Kevin,

Glad you had t trip of a lifetime and you had enough energy to soak it all in.

I am sure you are so frustrated with your aches and pains and limited activity. I guess you just need to keep believing this all will pass. I know you have the strength and determination. Keep fighting and get angry if you need to. You can’t just hold it all in all the time. You have all the right to vent a bit. Maybe if you have the strength go kick a soccer ball a few times! You take care and we’ll be thinking of you.

Kathy and family

(286) David Wheatley

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:16:20 +0000

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009 11:47 AM, CST

Hi Kevin,

Not sure if you’ll rememebr me now, as it seems an eternity since I coached you and stayed with your family. I’ve just been reading the annual Whiting family letter, and i’m happy to hear that you’re on the road to recovery! And i’m glad the hear you’re still big into football (soccer) and looking forward to 2010!

I’m going to put a Newcastle United football top in the post for you so that next year when I receive the family letter you’re not wearing an AC Milan top…. haha!

Keep getting stronger.

Newcastle, UK

(287) Connor Botkin

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:16:46 +0000

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009 11:49 PM, CST

Glad to hear Kev-dog is doing better! Although it sounds like there are still some difficult steps ahead, hopefully he’ll be able to drive through all those speed-bumps! I also wanted to add how jealous I am that you all were able to see the Inauguration, I know you all will remember it forever! (I also forgot to ask if you had an extra ticket at the time..:)) Katie, keep shreddin up the slopes, and Phil- I dont know if you’ll every get this with your busy athletic life, but keep up the good work! You could even be the next Michael Phelps (without his other hobbies of course…)!

Best from BoCO

(288) kathy wiehe

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:17:15 +0000


Hey Kevin,

Glad to hear your PICC is out, now the challenge of gaining weight on your own!! I hope your doctor has some great ideas in your next appt. Glad to hear you’re such a great driver!! I know how fun it is for you guys. Blake is behind the wheel constantly now as well. But I must say your mom seems much calmer about it than me! Diriving up and down the canyon to/from SLC with the semis and crazies, just makes me crazy!! I think Blake is a bit nervous about that canyon as well, but he does fine. He does love driving around Park City. Not such the adrenaline rush!

I do hope you get to participate in soccer this year. I know that is where your heart is.We’ll keep positive thoughts your way.

Health and Happiness,

Kathy and family

(289) Katherine Campana

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:17:51 +0000


Dear Kevin & Whiting family,

Thanks for the update, always nice to hear how things are.

So glad to hear that you are on the soccer team. I know how important that is to your getting ‘strength and gaining confidence’, as our grandchildren played a great deal of soccer while on private/school teams. It’s a great sport, but very physical and demanding. Kuddos on getting your ‘driving permit’. That’s huge step to having independence, so drive safely and consciously, and we know you will.

Say, Kevin, maybe you need homemade ‘Pasta’ to get some weight on you. Know that’s a tough one for a teenager, as growing and keeping up takes lots of energy and of course your using up all of that when you are so active. We just hope that the weight gain will begin and stay with you. I know lots of people that would be willing to give you a few pounds. We have a grandson that loves anykind of pasta, but prefers for grandma (me) to make the homemade kind, but now that he’s in college in AZ he doesn’t get it as often as he’d like, but he did come home this past weekend for his ‘pasta fix’, Ha!

We’ll do a better job of keeping you posted, so hang in there and keep your chin up. We care about you and wish you well.

Fondly, Frank & Katherine Campana
Durango, CO

(290) Laura Murphy

Mon, 11 July 2011 22:18:19 +0000


Hi all,

It sounds like your lives are almost reaching that state we all crave: normalcy! As a fellow mom, I bet you’ll know by the fact that there will be some stories about your kids that make you crazy, but don’t want to share! It’s been such a long journey for you all, but you’ve hung in there. I hope and pray that the end of all this treatment is almost coming into view.

Park City, UT