Daniel Burke's Journal
Prayer warriors needed for another young man with spinal injury
Written Aug 10, 2013 7:49pm by Heidi BurkeTime to join in prayer for another young man, Tucker Winfey, a student at Westfield High School. He is a new C level spinal injury, and may be transferred to Shepherd Center from D.C. quite soon. Please pray for this young man, for his family, and for courage and constant hope.
Reading through his Caring Bridge, so new, has caused me to read through Daniel's Caring Bridge from the very beginning, and I have sat here weeping, praying, giving thanks, and adding supplication for Tucker and his parents. How well I remember, as I know Daniel must remember.
Daniel is still at Radford, having stayed through the summer session. He has a part-time job at Target as well. Living independently, driving, working, going to school. These are all such answered prayer. Of course, we pray every day, throughout the day, for continued healing, even after two years. Remember, there were many who met Jesus who had experienced long-term illness, blindness from birth, and lifelong paralysis; and Christ healed them. He may yet stretch out Daniel's right hand and strengthen his right side.
In Constant Hope,
Written Apr 2, 2013 9:41pm by Heidi Burke
Today marks two years since Daniel was injured. Two years of being able to look back and say "There was God", even when we couldn't see Him in the moment. Many, many "There's God" moments pass through our minds when we consider the years gone by.
Daniel drove up to Winchester from Radford this past Easter weekend to join us at his Grandparent's Burke "mini-farm" for Easter celebration I think he is walking a little better since we last saw him! It is so good to see him driving independently, and when I asked him to show me the movement ability in his right hand, I MAY have seen a little improvement (??). Continue with us in praying that God would strengthen Daniel's right side and increase his balance ability, please.
He told me tonight that he is switching his major to Business Management, from Criminal Justice.
Happy Easter to all of you, near and far! He Is Risen Indeed!
In Constant Hope,
New Destination on the Unexpected Journey
Written Jan 20, 2013 9:14pm by Heidi BurkeThe sky might have been dark at 6 in the morning, but Daniel's heart must have felt quite light, as he got in his CRV to drive to Radford this morning. Michael and I prayed over him, and then he drove off! Connor drove behind him (in his gift car from Grammy!) to help Daniel unload his loot into his room.Twenty-two months have past since the phone call in the dark. Twenty-two months of taking a new, unexpected journey. May God bless this road that Daniel is now on. Keep praying, friends and family, for Daniel to find his new way.In Constant Hope,Heidi