4/5/06 10:00 pm

April 5, 2006 at 10:17 pm 16 comments

Just a quick update.  Mike is progressing nicely with his breathing, and it appears that he is becoming less and less dependent on ventilator support.  Also, a flashback to yesterday: apparently, Mike was able to show, very prominently, two fingers to one of his neurosurgeons yesterday morning — just one day after his tracheostomy!  (I had not been informed of this yesterday, or of course I would have posted it.)  Wonderful news to share, even a day late!  And what wonderful encouragement to stay faithful in prayer.

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  • 1. Kai Ruggeri  |  April 5, 2006 at 11:34 pm

    mike and michelle-i just wanted to let you know that we have remained in prayer for you at ncc. in my small group especially, but also through word of mouth on campus. i wish there was more i could do but this is what i have to offer.

  • 2. Rob Engelhardt  |  April 6, 2006 at 1:49 am

    Mike is being uplifted in prayer, even now, in the middle of the night for most folks. No news, encouraging news, the prayers continue, without ceasing.

  • 3. Emily Connell  |  April 6, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    Michelle ~
    I am happy to see that Mike is making small but significant improvements! I just want you to know that you, mike, and your little ones are in my thoughts and prayers through this rough time.
    love you all

  • 4. Judy Liner  |  April 6, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    Michelle you and Mike have never met me but I am Mike’s mothers cousin in Florida. She has spoken highly of all her children,their wives,and their children. We were so sorry to hear about Mike.
    All our prayers are with you, Mike, the children, Jill, Fred and the rest of the family. As we have just heard about Mike’s surgery we are glad to see we will be able to keep up with his recovery.
    “God is an Awesome God” and I know with all the people praying for Mike and the family he will have a FULL recovery. Although we have never met from all the prayers and e-mails I have read Mike is truly one of God’s chosen. So many people
    have been blessed knowing your family it warms my heart. We will keep you all in our daily prayers. God bless and hang in there.

  • 5. Peggy Lehner  |  April 6, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    I check this site probably four or five times a day-thanks so much for keeping everyone so well informed. Michelle you are absolutely awesome. I just wanted to let you know that you all are continually in our thoughts and certianly in our prayers. Give Mike a big hug from all the Lehners who love him like a brother and a son.

  • 6. Roshani Saraiya  |  April 6, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    To Mike, Michelle, the little ones and their families

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all as well. I feel humbled by reading this site. It is amazing to see such faith, love and support during Mike’s recovery. Michelle – I want to echo that you are awesome.

  • 7. Tera Ross  |  April 6, 2006 at 4:25 pm

    Mike, Michelle and family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. God works in mysterious ways.

  • 8. Laura Moore  |  April 6, 2006 at 8:13 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that MIke is doing so well. I’m praying for you all. And I also want to say that i really admire your strangth through all of this Michelle. You are really cool.

  • 9. Linda Boimann  |  April 6, 2006 at 8:45 pm

    Mike and Michelle,
    I am good friends and also work with your Aunt Jody Neuhaus. She has told me about Mike’s condition and I am letting you know that each and everyone of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jody told me you have two little girls. I have two girls also. In fact, both of my girls happen to be the same age with two of Jody’s children and have gone to school with Troy and Jenna. I’m sure with your faith in God there will be signs of improvement as each day goes by. God Bless you all.

    Linda Boimann

  • 10. Matt Koupal  |  April 7, 2006 at 8:29 am

    Michelle–I just heard about Mike’s condition and I want you to know that my family, men’s morning group and sr high youth group are praying for you all. This website is a real blessing to me, and very moving to see all your thoughts and the outpouring of love and prayer by others. I was going to punk out on the marathon this year, but tell Mike that if he gets his lazy butt out of bed, maybe I’ll come (just kidding-I’m in for sure). And Michelle–please don’t be bashful about discussing your financial needs with all of us. We are all there for you, your kids, and Mike.

    In Christ’s rock solid name I stand,


  • 11. Lavonne Van Someren  |  April 7, 2006 at 11:46 am

    Mike and Michelle – We continue to uphold you daily in our prayers! Read all of Romans 8 – I love vs31 – If God is for us, who can be against us?! God is for you Mike and Michelle each hour of the day. Michelle if I can help out in any way with kids or errands -call me. Vonnie

  • 12. Lisa Haid  |  April 7, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    Mike & Michelle,

    We continue to lift you up to our loving and healing Lord. We pray that the Lord would take Mike to a place where he could heal and get the attention and help that he needs. I know the Lord is doing amazing things with Mike. Know that Ryan and I are with you every step of the way.

    Love, Lisa & Ryan

  • 13. Hallstrom Insurance Agency  |  April 7, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks to everyone and especially Michelle, who takes the time to keep us all informed of Mikes progress. We are all praying for your family and for Mike to continue his steady progress back to his loving family, extended family and friends.

    Shannon, Mary and Marti

  • 14. Chad & Sarah Naffziger  |  April 7, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    Happy moments, praise God.
    Difficult moments, seek God.
    Quiet moments, worship God.
    Painful moments, trust God.
    Every moment, thank God.

    …you are constantly in our prayers…

    ROM. 8:28 “And we know in ALL things God works for the GOOD of those who love Him!!!”

    Call us for anything…Chad & Sarah

  • 15. Gail and Phil Ebersole  |  April 7, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    Dear Mike and Michelle, so glad for a visit on Tuesday evening. I just wanted you to know that we prayed for you all often at Assignment Training at Timber Wolf. Prayers are from coast to coast for sure. Much Love, Gail

  • 16. Jackie Iacovelli  |  April 7, 2006 at 7:54 pm


    I am so sorry to hear what has happened to mike but I am so glad he is progressively doing better. He has been in my thoughts and prayers. Everyone at school is taken aback of what happened to him and we are all praying for a full recovery. Keep strong and keep believing in good things.


    Jackie Iacovelli


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