|(41) Laura Murphy
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:40:35 +0000
Hi Kevin and Vicki,
My heart breaks for you all reading these entries. You’ve all been on such a rollercoaster ride, for such a long time. I hope this Dr. has the right insights and that he can fix you up, just like the guy at UCLA.
You’ll continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong!
Park City, UT
|(42) Deb Corrigan
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:41:17 +0000
Hey Kevin! That’s great, promising news about the UCLA kid who is now healthy after the work of your doctor! Keep positive thoughts in your head and heart… I am a big believer in the power of positive thinking, the power of love, and the miracle of the connections between mind, heart, and body. I was going through some “treasures” the other day, things I save because they bring back good memories and put a smile on my face, getting ready to send Jack off to college. Anyhow, I came across a very special Thanksgiving Concert program, complete with turkey and band member decorations. The program went like this… “Phillip Whiting…. Pastorale, Kevin Whiting…. Come to my House, Katie Whiting…. Lost my Partner, Willie Corrigan…. Hot Cross Buns, Bruce and Jack Corrigan… It’ll Shine when it Shines, Jack and Ben…. Wipe Out”. I remember you all got a standing ovation that night. You deserved it, too! So keep your chin up and continue to be strong, bud. We’re all thinking of you… positive thoughts! love, Deb, Bruce, Jack, Ben and Willie
Park City, UT
|(43) gwendolyn soper
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:42:17 +0000
Excellent, awesome news about the successful outcome of that UCLA guy !!! And, I totally relate about the hospital smell…our 15-year-old, Natalie, was in Intensive Care for a couple of weeks in first grade. The hospital smell brings back memories to her. Plus, for years she couldn’t eat applesauce because it reminded her of the yucky medicine she had to take with a spoonful of applesauce.
Anyway, hope you like the funny DVD’s we dropped off yesterday.
|(44) Shana Hopperstead
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:43:00 +0000
Hi Kevin, we’re so glad about the good news today 8/6 and are pulling for a quick recovery after your surgery so that you can be back on the soccer field soon (yeah, I am a bit partial towards futbol)! Keep upbeat and we’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
Love, Shana, Ross, Jessica & RJ
Park City, UT
|(45) Ted Whiting
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:43:28 +0000
Hey – Good news that things are progressing. Every little step is a step to get you well sooner.
We spent a couple of days up at Red Feather Lakes with Rob, Svea, Stef and Kir. This was the first time that we have been there. Very remote and quiet. We fished for crawdads, threw sticks for their dog Max at least a hundred times and he kept coming back for more. We ate ice cream cones at the local store and visited a short lane called Elf Lane that is in the middle of the woods and is dedicated to people leaving little figures on top of rocks, in the trees and under and over stumps. There must have been a couple hundred little guys every where you looked. You would have laughed at a bunch of adults running around the woods looking for all the little hidden creatures. Have you ever been to Red Feather lakes? You would enjoy it there.
Hang in there’
We love you
Grandpa and Ev
PS When we got back to our Motor Home we found a little Elf in our luggage. We can’t guess who put it there???
|(46) Nancy Schmitt
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:44:02 +0000
Wow!! Finally someone knows what is going on. I am so proud of you for hanging in there through all of this. As a mom, I can relate to how worried your Mom and Dad must be about the operation. But you are strong and can help them through it.
You are correct about bragging rights when it comes to a scar.
I am so glad that you will finally feel better.
|(47) Phyllis Booth
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:44:38 +0000
What a great journal entry, I am SO excited for you! It sounds like you have finally found the Doctor who will heal you, I guess all the prayers are finally being answered (I knew they would be!)….I am sure the Dr. is right in saying it will be tough, but it sure sounds like you have the right attitude…anything to make you feel better, right??
I look forward to hearing more about all this soon!
|(48) Julie Hooker Baker
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:45:10 +0000
You’re so cool. I’m really lucky that you’re my friend. Like your mom, you’re a great writer. Your voice was so strong in today’s entry.
Last night when I snuggled with Booker, we said a prayer. He wants you to get better FAST.
I giggle whenever he goes to the bathroom thinking about you saying, “he walks a mile.”
Julie & Booker
|(49) kathy wiehe
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:45:40 +0000
Hi Kevin…it’s your old cubscout leader here..Kathy Wiehe, and as you know me, Blake’s mom.
I saw your mom today as she was on her mountain bike and I was on a walk. Of course we were conversing on our families and I was saddened to hear you are still struggling with your health. I am positve to your latest consultation with your doctor. I am confident in the news he gave you and your family for a cure. You are a strong young man, you have a family that stands behind you and many friends and family praying for you. Keep up the positive attitude. We are thinking of you and praying for you….the Wiehe family
|(50) Kenneth Morley
Mon, 11 July 2011 18:46:19 +0000
Kevin (and Vicki),
You do not know me, but I have worked with your mom for a couple of years, and (somewhat) followed your rollercoaster ride from afar. Now that I know more of the details, I cannot imagine how difficult this must have been for you, and for your family. It seems to me that yesterday was a turning point, becaue your illness now has a name. As scary as the future must be, it is better than the uncertainty of the past, because it is almost impossible to fight an unknown opponent. This is now a winnable fight, because you have a winning team. It starts with you and your tremendous strength and courage, combined with the great support from your loving family and friends, and finally a doctor that understands both the problem, and the cure. From this point forward things can start getting better, and you can have a long and healthy rest of your life.