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Jamie Alello
Jamie Alello
Dear Kimen and Brian, I have never posted before, but I felt compelled tonight to do so. I went to Belaire and I remember Coach Hess bringing the boys to school when they were little. I've been following this site since the accident. I'm so glad you posted.... I was beginning to get worried about y'all!! I have not and will not stop praying for you all. You are both an inspiration. God bless you both and that precious little boy!!! Thanks for keeping us posted.
Lea Anne Schroeder
Lea Anne Schroeder
Dear Brian and Kimen...and extended family...
First of all...an early Happy Birthday wish to Brian!!!  My Mama's birthday is tomorrow ...she will be 85!!!   It was great to see the update today and hear of the possibilities with the center in Chicago.  And, so glad Brian has so many good therapists and other caretakers working with him and uplifting his spirits.  I'll continue to pray for his healing and that God will surround you with joy.  May Brian have a good day to celebrate his birthday this week!!!  Every day is a blessing!!! God bless you and your family! 
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimen,
I have been thinking of both of you so much today so just wanted to stop and write and say hi.  Life at times gets so hectic and full and it seems it passes so quickly at our age!  Praying you as well as Jacob are doing well during this cold cold winter we are having.  It has been a very unusual winter as our relatives in Lake Tahoe have seen more dust then snow and very little snow up on Salt Spring Island, a small island off of the coast of Vancouver.  We forget sometimes how blessed we are here in Louisiana where rain like tonight is so scarce in California.  Other relatives have been hit by the harsh snow and cold.  It seems the weather is just like some of your days.  Life is that way it seems where one farmer has no rain and one has too much.  Drawing strength from stories like this in the Bible is so important throughout life.  To watch you walking and talking at the candlelight service at your home Brian was like watching millions of prayers come true from the first day of your accident.  Patience now and the spirit of a sportsman will see you through those physical therapy days.  Always push on, always believe and always know that many are praying for both of you.   
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and family

Susan Ducote
Susan Ducote
Kimen As this new year begins I am reminded that God's whole story is about the redemption of His people and we are the jars of clay that He fills to reveal His Son today.  You and Brian point people to the Prince of Peace in all your doings.   May this be a year of The Lord s marvelous favor for you and your family.  
Aleasha T
Aleasha Tysz
Kimen-
I don't know if you remember me, but I was your SSR at Varsity about 7  years ago. Even though this accident happened right after I left, I just wanted to let you know I have been faithfully following your family's journey and am completely in awe at the strength and courage you continue to possess. You and Brian are in my prayers every night and I will not stop until he is healed and healthy. May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you and your family in the new year.
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimen,

Thank you Kimen for the quick update on news about a possible stem cell procedure in China that Brian may be a candidate for.  The field of medicine is so awesome today with advancements that seem unbelievable year after year.
 
One could not notice the difference from year to year in Brian at the candle light prayer service.  Brian, you truly have come so far from the condition you were in the day of your accident.

We are glad you had a wonderful Christmas and we are praying that 2014 will be a very awesome year for both of you and for Jacob.  As this years comes to a close it ushers in a new year, one full of hope and perhaps now that Jacob is older you will be able to organize life so that you Kimen will have that special time with God and that special time just for you.

Happy New Year!
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and Family
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimen
The prayer service for Brian was so awesome in so many ways.  God held off the rain which really was a blessing.  But watching Brian walking and thinking of each year how those that only see him once a year can really see an improvement in Brian in so many ways.  Your words Kimen were so perfect and so emotional.  The love and steadfast devotion from you has helped Brian to be where he is today.  Compared to where he was at the hospital it is a miracle from God that he lived through that and has met so many physical challenges.  It's amazing that he still has a sense of humor! What a wonderful blessing that is.  I truly believe this was the best prayer service with so many there that truly do love and care about Brian, you and Jacob.  What a blessing Jacob is and he is getting so big!  We pray everyone has a truly wonderful Christmas.
Love,
Harvey, Elaine & Family
Nancy Blount
Nancy Blount
Kimen and Brian,
You guys are such an inspiration! The Lord speaks to many hearts through your words in this journal! We will not be able to make the prayer service at your house tonight as we have out of state family in town this week-end, but we will be praying with you in spirit. May the Lord's spirit rest upon you all in a special way this Christmas. Merry Christmas to all of you!
Love in Christ,
Nancy and Alan Blount
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian,
I just read what Kimen wrote about your eye doctor visit.  I love this part especially, "that if it is His will, this visit with Dr. Kirschner may be the beginning of some that that could help you...or, God could simply heal you in the blink of an eye...so all in all, I feel the appt was positive...praying that Dr. Kirschner gets back with me this week and says something to the effect of THIS DR AT THIS INSTITUTE WANTS TO SEE BRIAN AND FEELS HE CAN HELP! OR BRIAN MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR THIS RESEARCH...we shall see...but our HOPE will continue to be in God : )
It's really normal to get down at times like you do and especially when told the eyesight test numbers.  When I got head and face Shingles this year I had to get to an eye doctor right away to save the eyesight in my left eye.  It was quite an experience.  Besides the extreme eye pain the procedure the doctor used was quite an experience.  He used a machine that poked holes in my Iris to drain the fluid that had built up due to the Shingles.  I could see it drain out of my eye which was quite weird. I learned that the Iris opens and closes the pupil.  My Iris has trouble working at times and my pupiI will stay open.  I've been back and forth seeing him and a retina eye doctor continually and using up to 5 different eye drops and still use up to 3 as needed.  I am blessed that God has allowed me to see but I sure do not understand the tests.  Both doctors say all is well, but bright light of any kind is quite painful.  It feels like the left eye is blurry and reading the eye chart the letters are blurry yet I can still read them and have 20/20 vision.  I asked the eye doctor how that could be since the letters are blurred and all is well in my eye.  He said that that was the only way they had of testing my vision.  I pray that my eye will one day be completely healed which takes up to 3 years.  You wouldn't think healing would take so long.  I can imagine how you feel as at times I really could not see well and it threw my balance off and I would get turned around easily in the shower and "hunted" for the faucet and door as I had to keep my eyes closed.  I can't really imagine how difficult it is not to see at all but you must not get discouraged.  We never know in life really why things happen.  We just have to trust God and be thankful for every day he gives us.  We have a very close dear friend in Texas who went deaf and the doctor's did one of the first cochlear implants for him.  He went through so much especially the constant dizzy spells.  With the implants all sound is the same so one on one talking is ok but with more you cannot tell unless looking to see which one is talking.  There is no expression in a voice such a the sincerity and kindness of the people at the eye doctor's office.  Helen Keller who was born blind and deaf said, 
"Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people." This is something most people never really realize.  We are praying not only for your eyesight but for you to not get depressed but to cherish your hearing and to see with your heart as you continually work daily to be the best that you can be.  You are so richly blessed with an awesome wife, son and all of your family and Kimen's.  Hang in there Brian, just like you would tell someone that is playing basketball and missing the basket all the time.  You are cared about and prayed for by people everywhere. 
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and family
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Kimen and Brian,
Thank you so much Kimen for keeping everyone up to date on Brian, you and Jacob.  I love reading about the family gatherings that you have and what wonderful families both of you have.  I love Thanksgiving, to me it is the family holiday.  We all have so much to be thankful for and you have so kindly made so many people a part of your extended family.  It is wonderful to read that others are looking forward to the candle light gathering for Brian.  We pray that the eye doctor was able to give you both the hope that Brian's eyesight can be restored.  We hope you had a nice week long working vacation Kimen.  We are always in awe of all that you do every day.  You juggle a lot making a loving home life and working too.  Sorry to be so long in writing, all of you are always on my mind and in my heart.
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and family
Lea Anne Schroeder
Lea Anne Schroeder
Dear Brian and Kimen...and extended family...
First of all...an early Happy Birthday wish to Brian!!!  My Mama's birthday is tomorrow ...she will be 85!!!   It was great to see the update today and hear of the possibilities with the center in Chicago.  And, so glad Brian has so many good therapists and other caretakers working with him and uplifting his spirits.  I'll continue to pray for his healing and that God will surround you with joy.  May Brian have a good day to celebrate his birthday this week!!!  Every day is a blessing!!! God bless you and your family! 
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimen,
I have been thinking of both of you so much today so just wanted to stop and write and say hi.  Life at times gets so hectic and full and it seems it passes so quickly at our age!  Praying you as well as Jacob are doing well during this cold cold winter we are having.  It has been a very unusual winter as our relatives in Lake Tahoe have seen more dust then snow and very little snow up on Salt Spring Island, a small island off of the coast of Vancouver.  We forget sometimes how blessed we are here in Louisiana where rain like tonight is so scarce in California.  Other relatives have been hit by the harsh snow and cold.  It seems the weather is just like some of your days.  Life is that way it seems where one farmer has no rain and one has too much.  Drawing strength from stories like this in the Bible is so important throughout life.  To watch you walking and talking at the candlelight service at your home Brian was like watching millions of prayers come true from the first day of your accident.  Patience now and the spirit of a sportsman will see you through those physical therapy days.  Always push on, always believe and always know that many are praying for both of you.   
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and family

Aleasha T
Aleasha Tysz
Kimen-
I don't know if you remember me, but I was your SSR at Varsity about 7  years ago. Even though this accident happened right after I left, I just wanted to let you know I have been faithfully following your family's journey and am completely in awe at the strength and courage you continue to possess. You and Brian are in my prayers every night and I will not stop until he is healed and healthy. May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you and your family in the new year.
Nancy Blount
Nancy Blount
Kimen and Brian,
You guys are such an inspiration! The Lord speaks to many hearts through your words in this journal! We will not be able to make the prayer service at your house tonight as we have out of state family in town this week-end, but we will be praying with you in spirit. May the Lord's spirit rest upon you all in a special way this Christmas. Merry Christmas to all of you!
Love in Christ,
Nancy and Alan Blount
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian,
I just read what Kimen wrote about your eye doctor visit.  I love this part especially, "that if it is His will, this visit with Dr. Kirschner may be the beginning of some that that could help you...or, God could simply heal you in the blink of an eye...so all in all, I feel the appt was positive...praying that Dr. Kirschner gets back with me this week and says something to the effect of THIS DR AT THIS INSTITUTE WANTS TO SEE BRIAN AND FEELS HE CAN HELP! OR BRIAN MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR THIS RESEARCH...we shall see...but our HOPE will continue to be in God : )
It's really normal to get down at times like you do and especially when told the eyesight test numbers.  When I got head and face Shingles this year I had to get to an eye doctor right away to save the eyesight in my left eye.  It was quite an experience.  Besides the extreme eye pain the procedure the doctor used was quite an experience.  He used a machine that poked holes in my Iris to drain the fluid that had built up due to the Shingles.  I could see it drain out of my eye which was quite weird. I learned that the Iris opens and closes the pupil.  My Iris has trouble working at times and my pupiI will stay open.  I've been back and forth seeing him and a retina eye doctor continually and using up to 5 different eye drops and still use up to 3 as needed.  I am blessed that God has allowed me to see but I sure do not understand the tests.  Both doctors say all is well, but bright light of any kind is quite painful.  It feels like the left eye is blurry and reading the eye chart the letters are blurry yet I can still read them and have 20/20 vision.  I asked the eye doctor how that could be since the letters are blurred and all is well in my eye.  He said that that was the only way they had of testing my vision.  I pray that my eye will one day be completely healed which takes up to 3 years.  You wouldn't think healing would take so long.  I can imagine how you feel as at times I really could not see well and it threw my balance off and I would get turned around easily in the shower and "hunted" for the faucet and door as I had to keep my eyes closed.  I can't really imagine how difficult it is not to see at all but you must not get discouraged.  We never know in life really why things happen.  We just have to trust God and be thankful for every day he gives us.  We have a very close dear friend in Texas who went deaf and the doctor's did one of the first cochlear implants for him.  He went through so much especially the constant dizzy spells.  With the implants all sound is the same so one on one talking is ok but with more you cannot tell unless looking to see which one is talking.  There is no expression in a voice such a the sincerity and kindness of the people at the eye doctor's office.  Helen Keller who was born blind and deaf said, 
"Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people." This is something most people never really realize.  We are praying not only for your eyesight but for you to not get depressed but to cherish your hearing and to see with your heart as you continually work daily to be the best that you can be.  You are so richly blessed with an awesome wife, son and all of your family and Kimen's.  Hang in there Brian, just like you would tell someone that is playing basketball and missing the basket all the time.  You are cared about and prayed for by people everywhere. 
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and family
Jamie Alello
Jamie Alello
Dear Kimen and Brian, I have never posted before, but I felt compelled tonight to do so. I went to Belaire and I remember Coach Hess bringing the boys to school when they were little. I've been following this site since the accident. I'm so glad you posted.... I was beginning to get worried about y'all!! I have not and will not stop praying for you all. You are both an inspiration. God bless you both and that precious little boy!!! Thanks for keeping us posted.
Susan Ducote
Susan Ducote
Kimen As this new year begins I am reminded that God's whole story is about the redemption of His people and we are the jars of clay that He fills to reveal His Son today.  You and Brian point people to the Prince of Peace in all your doings.   May this be a year of The Lord s marvelous favor for you and your family.  
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimen,

Thank you Kimen for the quick update on news about a possible stem cell procedure in China that Brian may be a candidate for.  The field of medicine is so awesome today with advancements that seem unbelievable year after year.
 
One could not notice the difference from year to year in Brian at the candle light prayer service.  Brian, you truly have come so far from the condition you were in the day of your accident.

We are glad you had a wonderful Christmas and we are praying that 2014 will be a very awesome year for both of you and for Jacob.  As this years comes to a close it ushers in a new year, one full of hope and perhaps now that Jacob is older you will be able to organize life so that you Kimen will have that special time with God and that special time just for you.

Happy New Year!
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and Family
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimen
The prayer service for Brian was so awesome in so many ways.  God held off the rain which really was a blessing.  But watching Brian walking and thinking of each year how those that only see him once a year can really see an improvement in Brian in so many ways.  Your words Kimen were so perfect and so emotional.  The love and steadfast devotion from you has helped Brian to be where he is today.  Compared to where he was at the hospital it is a miracle from God that he lived through that and has met so many physical challenges.  It's amazing that he still has a sense of humor! What a wonderful blessing that is.  I truly believe this was the best prayer service with so many there that truly do love and care about Brian, you and Jacob.  What a blessing Jacob is and he is getting so big!  We pray everyone has a truly wonderful Christmas.
Love,
Harvey, Elaine & Family
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Kimen and Brian,
Thank you so much Kimen for keeping everyone up to date on Brian, you and Jacob.  I love reading about the family gatherings that you have and what wonderful families both of you have.  I love Thanksgiving, to me it is the family holiday.  We all have so much to be thankful for and you have so kindly made so many people a part of your extended family.  It is wonderful to read that others are looking forward to the candle light gathering for Brian.  We pray that the eye doctor was able to give you both the hope that Brian's eyesight can be restored.  We hope you had a nice week long working vacation Kimen.  We are always in awe of all that you do every day.  You juggle a lot making a loving home life and working too.  Sorry to be so long in writing, all of you are always on my mind and in my heart.
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and family
Jamie Alello
Jamie Alello
Dear Kimen and Brian, I have never posted before, but I felt compelled tonight to do so. I went to Belaire and I remember Coach Hess bringing the boys to school when they were little. I've been following this site since the accident. I'm so glad you posted.... I was beginning to get worried about y'all!! I have not and will not stop praying for you all. You are both an inspiration. God bless you both and that precious little boy!!! Thanks for keeping us posted.
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimen,
I have been thinking of both of you so much today so just wanted to stop and write and say hi.  Life at times gets so hectic and full and it seems it passes so quickly at our age!  Praying you as well as Jacob are doing well during this cold cold winter we are having.  It has been a very unusual winter as our relatives in Lake Tahoe have seen more dust then snow and very little snow up on Salt Spring Island, a small island off of the coast of Vancouver.  We forget sometimes how blessed we are here in Louisiana where rain like tonight is so scarce in California.  Other relatives have been hit by the harsh snow and cold.  It seems the weather is just like some of your days.  Life is that way it seems where one farmer has no rain and one has too much.  Drawing strength from stories like this in the Bible is so important throughout life.  To watch you walking and talking at the candlelight service at your home Brian was like watching millions of prayers come true from the first day of your accident.  Patience now and the spirit of a sportsman will see you through those physical therapy days.  Always push on, always believe and always know that many are praying for both of you.   
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and family

Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimen,

Thank you Kimen for the quick update on news about a possible stem cell procedure in China that Brian may be a candidate for.  The field of medicine is so awesome today with advancements that seem unbelievable year after year.
 
One could not notice the difference from year to year in Brian at the candle light prayer service.  Brian, you truly have come so far from the condition you were in the day of your accident.

We are glad you had a wonderful Christmas and we are praying that 2014 will be a very awesome year for both of you and for Jacob.  As this years comes to a close it ushers in a new year, one full of hope and perhaps now that Jacob is older you will be able to organize life so that you Kimen will have that special time with God and that special time just for you.

Happy New Year!
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and Family
Lea Anne Schroeder
Lea Anne Schroeder
Dear Brian and Kimen...and extended family...
First of all...an early Happy Birthday wish to Brian!!!  My Mama's birthday is tomorrow ...she will be 85!!!   It was great to see the update today and hear of the possibilities with the center in Chicago.  And, so glad Brian has so many good therapists and other caretakers working with him and uplifting his spirits.  I'll continue to pray for his healing and that God will surround you with joy.  May Brian have a good day to celebrate his birthday this week!!!  Every day is a blessing!!! God bless you and your family! 
Susan Ducote
Susan Ducote
Kimen As this new year begins I am reminded that God's whole story is about the redemption of His people and we are the jars of clay that He fills to reveal His Son today.  You and Brian point people to the Prince of Peace in all your doings.   May this be a year of The Lord s marvelous favor for you and your family.  
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian,
I just read what Kimen wrote about your eye doctor visit.  I love this part especially, "that if it is His will, this visit with Dr. Kirschner may be the beginning of some that that could help you...or, God could simply heal you in the blink of an eye...so all in all, I feel the appt was positive...praying that Dr. Kirschner gets back with me this week and says something to the effect of THIS DR AT THIS INSTITUTE WANTS TO SEE BRIAN AND FEELS HE CAN HELP! OR BRIAN MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR THIS RESEARCH...we shall see...but our HOPE will continue to be in God : )
It's really normal to get down at times like you do and especially when told the eyesight test numbers.  When I got head and face Shingles this year I had to get to an eye doctor right away to save the eyesight in my left eye.  It was quite an experience.  Besides the extreme eye pain the procedure the doctor used was quite an experience.  He used a machine that poked holes in my Iris to drain the fluid that had built up due to the Shingles.  I could see it drain out of my eye which was quite weird. I learned that the Iris opens and closes the pupil.  My Iris has trouble working at times and my pupiI will stay open.  I've been back and forth seeing him and a retina eye doctor continually and using up to 5 different eye drops and still use up to 3 as needed.  I am blessed that God has allowed me to see but I sure do not understand the tests.  Both doctors say all is well, but bright light of any kind is quite painful.  It feels like the left eye is blurry and reading the eye chart the letters are blurry yet I can still read them and have 20/20 vision.  I asked the eye doctor how that could be since the letters are blurred and all is well in my eye.  He said that that was the only way they had of testing my vision.  I pray that my eye will one day be completely healed which takes up to 3 years.  You wouldn't think healing would take so long.  I can imagine how you feel as at times I really could not see well and it threw my balance off and I would get turned around easily in the shower and "hunted" for the faucet and door as I had to keep my eyes closed.  I can't really imagine how difficult it is not to see at all but you must not get discouraged.  We never know in life really why things happen.  We just have to trust God and be thankful for every day he gives us.  We have a very close dear friend in Texas who went deaf and the doctor's did one of the first cochlear implants for him.  He went through so much especially the constant dizzy spells.  With the implants all sound is the same so one on one talking is ok but with more you cannot tell unless looking to see which one is talking.  There is no expression in a voice such a the sincerity and kindness of the people at the eye doctor's office.  Helen Keller who was born blind and deaf said, 
"Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people." This is something most people never really realize.  We are praying not only for your eyesight but for you to not get depressed but to cherish your hearing and to see with your heart as you continually work daily to be the best that you can be.  You are so richly blessed with an awesome wife, son and all of your family and Kimen's.  Hang in there Brian, just like you would tell someone that is playing basketball and missing the basket all the time.  You are cared about and prayed for by people everywhere. 
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and family
Aleasha T
Aleasha Tysz
Kimen-
I don't know if you remember me, but I was your SSR at Varsity about 7  years ago. Even though this accident happened right after I left, I just wanted to let you know I have been faithfully following your family's journey and am completely in awe at the strength and courage you continue to possess. You and Brian are in my prayers every night and I will not stop until he is healed and healthy. May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you and your family in the new year.
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimen
The prayer service for Brian was so awesome in so many ways.  God held off the rain which really was a blessing.  But watching Brian walking and thinking of each year how those that only see him once a year can really see an improvement in Brian in so many ways.  Your words Kimen were so perfect and so emotional.  The love and steadfast devotion from you has helped Brian to be where he is today.  Compared to where he was at the hospital it is a miracle from God that he lived through that and has met so many physical challenges.  It's amazing that he still has a sense of humor! What a wonderful blessing that is.  I truly believe this was the best prayer service with so many there that truly do love and care about Brian, you and Jacob.  What a blessing Jacob is and he is getting so big!  We pray everyone has a truly wonderful Christmas.
Love,
Harvey, Elaine & Family
Nancy Blount
Nancy Blount
Kimen and Brian,
You guys are such an inspiration! The Lord speaks to many hearts through your words in this journal! We will not be able to make the prayer service at your house tonight as we have out of state family in town this week-end, but we will be praying with you in spirit. May the Lord's spirit rest upon you all in a special way this Christmas. Merry Christmas to all of you!
Love in Christ,
Nancy and Alan Blount
Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
Dear Kimen and Brian,
Thank you so much Kimen for keeping everyone up to date on Brian, you and Jacob.  I love reading about the family gatherings that you have and what wonderful families both of you have.  I love Thanksgiving, to me it is the family holiday.  We all have so much to be thankful for and you have so kindly made so many people a part of your extended family.  It is wonderful to read that others are looking forward to the candle light gathering for Brian.  We pray that the eye doctor was able to give you both the hope that Brian's eyesight can be restored.  We hope you had a nice week long working vacation Kimen.  We are always in awe of all that you do every day.  You juggle a lot making a loving home life and working too.  Sorry to be so long in writing, all of you are always on my mind and in my heart.
Love,
Harvey, Elaine and family