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Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Autism has touched our lives as Bobby's grandson, Kyle, has Asperger's which is on the autistic spectrum. We are very fortunate too, to know and have as members at our club, Suzanne and Bob Wright, founders of Autism Speaks. Between the Wrights and also Ernie Els and so many others, including Nicole, programs are being developed and progress is being made. There is no cure and they really don't know what causes it. What worked with our grandson was optimal nutrition of fruits and veggies; limited sugar, processed foods, dairy and gluten; and intervention. Kyle is 18 and will be graduating from public high school this June. As we know, with God, anything is possible.


You have an amazing family!


Love to all,

Patti
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Great post last night Dana. Thanks for reminding us for how much we have to be grateful and for showing us how Devon keeps his good spirit even though he has every "right" to be depressed and feeling like "woe is me." God always delivers at the right time!


Your post this morning opened my eyes!


Love to all. Hope Angie had a great birthday!

Patti
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Read this tonight. No matter how many scriptures we read that relate, there is always another that can add to our joy. God Bless and love, Patti


Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound] (Isaiah 40:28-29 AMP)
Brenda Melucci
Brenda Melucci
Good morning Quigley journal family!  It's been about 2 months that I've been "unplugged", from Caringbridge.  I never missed a days post in 3 years until my first grand baby was born 2 months ago.  Everything everyone says about grandchildren IS true!  lol  My daughter and her baby live with me so I get extra loving on him daily.

In saying that I have not been unplugged from Charlotte and Devon.  I visited Dev in the hospital and he even though he had fallen, had surgery and was in pain, I still got a eye's straight up warm welcome from him.  His countenance is still beautiful!!

I'm writing to tell you all I had a dream about Dev last night.  Yes, Charlotte and Dev called me on the phone yesterday so maybe that's why I had the dream, idk?  Anyway, it was so real.  We were at some house and there was some sort of party/get together and I was standing next to Devon and he was laying on a couch.  He whispered something to me……..(I can't remember), and I said Dev, you're talking!  Then he said yes, and I can also lift my right pinkie/finger and he lifted it for me.  I told him how wonderful that was and then he spoke again.  

Just wanted to share………it was so real to me that maybe it's just confirmation of what's going to come!! 

Love to all,
Brenda
Cathy Andreozzi
Cathy Andreozzi

So relieved when word was received that surgery went so well.  Prayers continue for all.  Having a longstanding relationship with RI Hospital I can tell you they are well acquainted with and equipped to embrace people with a variety of ailments.  A floor on the Jane Brown wing is set aside for orthopedic surgical patients.   They have a world class compliment of surgeons and people from all over the world come for procedures.  While Devon is certainly unique and special, his presentation is not new to the docs or nurses at the hospital.  And, when someone is immobile they are much more at risk for fracture than those of us that are mobile. Thus the need for proper professionally fitted equipment and care in choice of orthotics when weight bearing, positioning when sitting and even choice of therapies and mode of transfers is essential. 

I have no doubt Charlotte will have them all dancing to her tune!  I shall see it for myself when I visit. 



Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Dana, I sent a message here on Caring Bridge yesterday but it somehow didn't get posted.


Please know that Bobby and I are so very sorry to hear about what happened to Devon.


Our prayers are with Devon and all of you to get through this passage.


Reading tonight it sounds as if the surgery went well. Praise Jesus!


Hugs to you all.

Patti & Bobby
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Drew Willoughby
Drew Willoughby
I received this yesterday from a friend and thought it appropriate regarding Devon. 

JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN, HALLELUJAH (praise, joy, thanks) !!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Blessings for this God given and uniquely crafted year for you to consider:  “..men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him” Is. 64:4 (WEB) “God loves it when we wait for Him to work on our behalf. While many might think that waiting on God is a passive exercise, I believe waiting is one of the most active things that we can do!  Waiting on God is acknowledging that He is our source for everything. When we wait on God, we choose to trust Him to act on our behalf rather than trusting in our own resources to make things happen. I believe that when we truly wait upon God in obedience to the direction of His Holy Spirit in our lives (Romans 8:14), we are demonstrating our wholehearted trust in His goodness to lead us…My prayer today is that we would all see the incredible benefits of learning to wait on God.” PRM365

Leah Krenz
Leah Krenz
Amen Dana! I have so many people helping me with my cancer journey, providing rides, meals, support, prayers, you name it and no one will take a thing from me! I figure I am going to make it through this and live a long life, so I can spend the time paying it forward! What would we do without each other?!
Jim &Loretta Barfield
Jim &Loretta Barfield
Bruce Clendennen, that was a pretty amazing article. Dana, I am so moved and excited by your reports of Devon's new responses. We will continue to pray for him unceasingly. I am in awe how Devon's situation and your dedication to this blog has brought many of us to a closer walk with Jesus. I can't wait to celebrate Gods next surprise awaiting Devon.
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Autism has touched our lives as Bobby's grandson, Kyle, has Asperger's which is on the autistic spectrum. We are very fortunate too, to know and have as members at our club, Suzanne and Bob Wright, founders of Autism Speaks. Between the Wrights and also Ernie Els and so many others, including Nicole, programs are being developed and progress is being made. There is no cure and they really don't know what causes it. What worked with our grandson was optimal nutrition of fruits and veggies; limited sugar, processed foods, dairy and gluten; and intervention. Kyle is 18 and will be graduating from public high school this June. As we know, with God, anything is possible.


You have an amazing family!


Love to all,

Patti
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Read this tonight. No matter how many scriptures we read that relate, there is always another that can add to our joy. God Bless and love, Patti


Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound] (Isaiah 40:28-29 AMP)
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Drew Willoughby
Drew Willoughby
I received this yesterday from a friend and thought it appropriate regarding Devon. 

JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN, HALLELUJAH (praise, joy, thanks) !!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Blessings for this God given and uniquely crafted year for you to consider:  “..men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him” Is. 64:4 (WEB) “God loves it when we wait for Him to work on our behalf. While many might think that waiting on God is a passive exercise, I believe waiting is one of the most active things that we can do!  Waiting on God is acknowledging that He is our source for everything. When we wait on God, we choose to trust Him to act on our behalf rather than trusting in our own resources to make things happen. I believe that when we truly wait upon God in obedience to the direction of His Holy Spirit in our lives (Romans 8:14), we are demonstrating our wholehearted trust in His goodness to lead us…My prayer today is that we would all see the incredible benefits of learning to wait on God.” PRM365

Jim &Loretta Barfield
Jim &Loretta Barfield
Bruce Clendennen, that was a pretty amazing article. Dana, I am so moved and excited by your reports of Devon's new responses. We will continue to pray for him unceasingly. I am in awe how Devon's situation and your dedication to this blog has brought many of us to a closer walk with Jesus. I can't wait to celebrate Gods next surprise awaiting Devon.
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Great post last night Dana. Thanks for reminding us for how much we have to be grateful and for showing us how Devon keeps his good spirit even though he has every "right" to be depressed and feeling like "woe is me." God always delivers at the right time!


Your post this morning opened my eyes!


Love to all. Hope Angie had a great birthday!

Patti
Brenda Melucci
Brenda Melucci
Good morning Quigley journal family!  It's been about 2 months that I've been "unplugged", from Caringbridge.  I never missed a days post in 3 years until my first grand baby was born 2 months ago.  Everything everyone says about grandchildren IS true!  lol  My daughter and her baby live with me so I get extra loving on him daily.

In saying that I have not been unplugged from Charlotte and Devon.  I visited Dev in the hospital and he even though he had fallen, had surgery and was in pain, I still got a eye's straight up warm welcome from him.  His countenance is still beautiful!!

I'm writing to tell you all I had a dream about Dev last night.  Yes, Charlotte and Dev called me on the phone yesterday so maybe that's why I had the dream, idk?  Anyway, it was so real.  We were at some house and there was some sort of party/get together and I was standing next to Devon and he was laying on a couch.  He whispered something to me……..(I can't remember), and I said Dev, you're talking!  Then he said yes, and I can also lift my right pinkie/finger and he lifted it for me.  I told him how wonderful that was and then he spoke again.  

Just wanted to share………it was so real to me that maybe it's just confirmation of what's going to come!! 

Love to all,
Brenda
Cathy Andreozzi
Cathy Andreozzi

So relieved when word was received that surgery went so well.  Prayers continue for all.  Having a longstanding relationship with RI Hospital I can tell you they are well acquainted with and equipped to embrace people with a variety of ailments.  A floor on the Jane Brown wing is set aside for orthopedic surgical patients.   They have a world class compliment of surgeons and people from all over the world come for procedures.  While Devon is certainly unique and special, his presentation is not new to the docs or nurses at the hospital.  And, when someone is immobile they are much more at risk for fracture than those of us that are mobile. Thus the need for proper professionally fitted equipment and care in choice of orthotics when weight bearing, positioning when sitting and even choice of therapies and mode of transfers is essential. 

I have no doubt Charlotte will have them all dancing to her tune!  I shall see it for myself when I visit. 



Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Dana, I sent a message here on Caring Bridge yesterday but it somehow didn't get posted.


Please know that Bobby and I are so very sorry to hear about what happened to Devon.


Our prayers are with Devon and all of you to get through this passage.


Reading tonight it sounds as if the surgery went well. Praise Jesus!


Hugs to you all.

Patti & Bobby
Leah Krenz
Leah Krenz
Amen Dana! I have so many people helping me with my cancer journey, providing rides, meals, support, prayers, you name it and no one will take a thing from me! I figure I am going to make it through this and live a long life, so I can spend the time paying it forward! What would we do without each other?!
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Autism has touched our lives as Bobby's grandson, Kyle, has Asperger's which is on the autistic spectrum. We are very fortunate too, to know and have as members at our club, Suzanne and Bob Wright, founders of Autism Speaks. Between the Wrights and also Ernie Els and so many others, including Nicole, programs are being developed and progress is being made. There is no cure and they really don't know what causes it. What worked with our grandson was optimal nutrition of fruits and veggies; limited sugar, processed foods, dairy and gluten; and intervention. Kyle is 18 and will be graduating from public high school this June. As we know, with God, anything is possible.


You have an amazing family!


Love to all,

Patti
Brenda Melucci
Brenda Melucci
Good morning Quigley journal family!  It's been about 2 months that I've been "unplugged", from Caringbridge.  I never missed a days post in 3 years until my first grand baby was born 2 months ago.  Everything everyone says about grandchildren IS true!  lol  My daughter and her baby live with me so I get extra loving on him daily.

In saying that I have not been unplugged from Charlotte and Devon.  I visited Dev in the hospital and he even though he had fallen, had surgery and was in pain, I still got a eye's straight up warm welcome from him.  His countenance is still beautiful!!

I'm writing to tell you all I had a dream about Dev last night.  Yes, Charlotte and Dev called me on the phone yesterday so maybe that's why I had the dream, idk?  Anyway, it was so real.  We were at some house and there was some sort of party/get together and I was standing next to Devon and he was laying on a couch.  He whispered something to me……..(I can't remember), and I said Dev, you're talking!  Then he said yes, and I can also lift my right pinkie/finger and he lifted it for me.  I told him how wonderful that was and then he spoke again.  

Just wanted to share………it was so real to me that maybe it's just confirmation of what's going to come!! 

Love to all,
Brenda
Drew Willoughby
Drew Willoughby
I received this yesterday from a friend and thought it appropriate regarding Devon. 

JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN, HALLELUJAH (praise, joy, thanks) !!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Blessings for this God given and uniquely crafted year for you to consider:  “..men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him” Is. 64:4 (WEB) “God loves it when we wait for Him to work on our behalf. While many might think that waiting on God is a passive exercise, I believe waiting is one of the most active things that we can do!  Waiting on God is acknowledging that He is our source for everything. When we wait on God, we choose to trust Him to act on our behalf rather than trusting in our own resources to make things happen. I believe that when we truly wait upon God in obedience to the direction of His Holy Spirit in our lives (Romans 8:14), we are demonstrating our wholehearted trust in His goodness to lead us…My prayer today is that we would all see the incredible benefits of learning to wait on God.” PRM365

Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Great post last night Dana. Thanks for reminding us for how much we have to be grateful and for showing us how Devon keeps his good spirit even though he has every "right" to be depressed and feeling like "woe is me." God always delivers at the right time!


Your post this morning opened my eyes!


Love to all. Hope Angie had a great birthday!

Patti
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Dana, I sent a message here on Caring Bridge yesterday but it somehow didn't get posted.


Please know that Bobby and I are so very sorry to hear about what happened to Devon.


Our prayers are with Devon and all of you to get through this passage.


Reading tonight it sounds as if the surgery went well. Praise Jesus!


Hugs to you all.

Patti & Bobby
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Leah Krenz
Leah Krenz
Amen Dana! I have so many people helping me with my cancer journey, providing rides, meals, support, prayers, you name it and no one will take a thing from me! I figure I am going to make it through this and live a long life, so I can spend the time paying it forward! What would we do without each other?!
Jim &Loretta Barfield
Jim &Loretta Barfield
Bruce Clendennen, that was a pretty amazing article. Dana, I am so moved and excited by your reports of Devon's new responses. We will continue to pray for him unceasingly. I am in awe how Devon's situation and your dedication to this blog has brought many of us to a closer walk with Jesus. I can't wait to celebrate Gods next surprise awaiting Devon.
Patti Benson
Patti Benson
Read this tonight. No matter how many scriptures we read that relate, there is always another that can add to our joy. God Bless and love, Patti


Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound] (Isaiah 40:28-29 AMP)
Cathy Andreozzi
Cathy Andreozzi

So relieved when word was received that surgery went so well.  Prayers continue for all.  Having a longstanding relationship with RI Hospital I can tell you they are well acquainted with and equipped to embrace people with a variety of ailments.  A floor on the Jane Brown wing is set aside for orthopedic surgical patients.   They have a world class compliment of surgeons and people from all over the world come for procedures.  While Devon is certainly unique and special, his presentation is not new to the docs or nurses at the hospital.  And, when someone is immobile they are much more at risk for fracture than those of us that are mobile. Thus the need for proper professionally fitted equipment and care in choice of orthotics when weight bearing, positioning when sitting and even choice of therapies and mode of transfers is essential. 

I have no doubt Charlotte will have them all dancing to her tune!  I shall see it for myself when I visit.