Evan Sweeney Support for the Sweeneys

First post: Mar 12, 2019 Latest post: Oct 24, 2022

Celebration of Life: Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Ironbridge Baptist Church,  10900 Ironbridge Road  Chester, VA 23831. Family visitation will be 1:00 - 2:30pm; the celebration of life service will begin at 2:30pm. 

After the service, you are welcome to stay for a meal at the church. Please bring a side dish. Barbecue with cole slaw will be provided.

Evan Sweeney obituary:  https://www.blileys.com/obituaries/Evan-Gregory-Sweeney?obId=26174866#/obituaryInfo

Evan Sweeney unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022. We are using this site to provide support for the family. Please visit the Planner tab to see how you can help. Information about funeral services will be added here and in the Journal section of this site.

Welcome to the CaringBridge website for Greg and Pam Sweeney. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. 

A very unexpected journey began for Greg and our family the morning of Monday March 4th.  After battling with a sinus-infection and extreme coughing for several days,  and a bad headache the night before, Greg suffered a significant stroke to the right side of his brain.  We found ourselves at Johnston-Willis Hospital Neuroscience ICU (NSICU) in the caring and skilled hands of many doctors, surgeons, and nurses.  Greg underwent two procedures in the most critical first 3 days to relieve brain swelling and protect the healthy brain tissue.  Throughout the first four days, being on the ventilator, and in and out of sedation, Greg has remained responsive by squeezing his right hand on command and many thumbs up.  At this point his left side is not moving, but as with all things in this journey we are trusting God for the miracles He is continuously working.  On Friday 3/8, Greg had to get  a temporary tracheostomy to protect his airway and to get him off the ventilator.  We are so very thankful and overwhelmed with the love and support of our family, church and work friends, neighbors, and community as a whole.  Greg has and will continue to impact so many with the love of Christ.  We ask you to please continue to pray for God's healing as we look toward rehab knowing that for now every little improvement is a victory we are celebrating. Please check the journal for updates and prayer requests for Greg.

We are claiming and praying these verses for Greg:

Lamentations 3:21-23 

But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

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