Sara’s Surgery… and Disneyland!

Sara had her surgery yesterday. The doctor was happy with the outcome and she was able to leave the hospital that night. We continue to ask for your prayers though. This is going to be a long process. They won’t turn on the device until she heals from the surgery. Then they will slowly up the voltage of the device over the next two years. This means that the surgery’s true effectiveness won’t be known for some time now. Please pray that Sara would heal from the surgery, and that this new therapy would be effective at controlling and even stopping her seizures.

On a lighter note, Sara’s kids, Seth and Hana, were able to enjoy a wonderful day at Disneyland yesterday. Several friends were able to come with us, and the day was made possible by our friend Dan Curtis (Thanks Dan!). This was Seth and Hana’s first ever trip to the Magic Kingdom. They have both been and continue to be such a wonderful blessing to this family!

Hana on DumboSeth on the Jungle Cruise
Click either picture above to see more Disneyland pictures!

The Scheduled Surgery

The DeviceThe surgery has been scheduled for April 24, 3 weeks away!!!! The surgeon was reassuring about the surgery being very minimally invasive, and Sara feels good about him preforming the surgery. Getting a date was harder than anticipated, and we are grateful that God granted it.

The LocationAdditionally, ALL the money needed has come in, with abundant surplus!!! Thank you sooo much to all who have made this burden so much lighter. It has been beautiful and amazing to watch God provide with such abundance even. The family of God is truly a precious thing–I treasure all of you, and thank you for being such a blessing to my family. I wish I had the exact numbers to report, but I don’t as they seem hard to pin down.

We continue to seek your prayers… That God would work through this surgery to help my sister…. Thank you!

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