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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Phil went into the hospital unexpectedly on Monday, January 13.  He had finished a physical therapy session that morning and had gone to his car, but returned to the office because he was having difficulty operating the car.  His speech was slurred and he was taken to a hospital emergency room.  On Tuesday, January 14th, he underwent surgery for a mass on his brain.  About 90% of the mass was removed during surgery.  He has shown good responsiveness after surgery. There are still far more questions than answers at this point as the results of the biopsy revealed an aggressive brain tumor.

Terri and their children, Noah, Emma, Rachel and Hannah have joined the family at Phil's bedside. Hannah’s boyfriend (Zak) and Rachel’s fiance (Gary) flew home from a work trip to join the family.  The family asks for your prayers and thank everyone for all the support.  They feel truly blessed by the immediate care he's been provided.  We will try to keep you posted as we learn more.


Rachel Sievers posted a new journal entry, "Updates Of July".

Emma here-It has been a few months since I personally have posted in here, and for that I am extremely grateful. My Dad’s recovery process has had some amazing ups and ... Read more

Sarah Bergstrom signed Phil's Guestbook.

Phil, You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. So glad to hear that your positive progress is maintaining in spite of some new challenges. Read more

Gods peace, Nikki Reinardy signed Phil's Guestbook.

Hi Phil and family, Thank you for the updates! Phil you are constantly in my prayers and I am so thankful to hear the progress you are making. You are so amazing and I ... Read more

Eileen Bryce signed Phil's Guestbook.

Dear PHil and Terri and all.Have been thinking of you and from what I read on this site, things seem to be progressing well.  I am thrilled for you.Quite a struggle this ... Read more

Jim Cunningham signed Phil's Guestbook.

Dearest Siever's Family,Claire ran into Emma at a coffee shop and found out about all that you have been going through!  Our thoughts and prayers are with you!  We would ... Read more

Rachel Sievers posted a new journal entry, "Positive evaluation results …".

We wanted to provide a quick and brief update to let you know that my MRI brain scan and neurological exam this week (July 1st) looked very good!!  This is great news! ... Read more

Gary Hayden-Sofio signed Phil's Guestbook.

#18! Here's wishing you an enjoyable holiday weekend, will look to connect shortly thereafter. The Souls continue to keep you in our prayers ... Read more

Rachel Sievers posted a new journal entry, "Long summer days and starry nights".

Dear family and friends,Happy second day of summer! We hope that you are enjoying the change of seasons and wonderful sunlight. I thought I would update everyone on how ... Read more

Cathy Pratt signed Phil's Guestbook.

Phil:   How are you doing?  I am with Kari and was asking about you.  I have such great and wonderful memories of time together. Sending positive healing thoughts.    Read more

Boyd Christenson signed Phil's Guestbook.

Phil..  We are all in your corner..Nice to see you and Terri at the Y. That is soooo good for you!!!   Havent seen you this week, but you are probably doing the ... Read more

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