Eli’s Story

Site created on March 18, 2020

As many of you know, Eli was in a terrible bicycle accident on Saturday afternoon (3/14) in which he sustained a severe head and facial injury. It is a miracle that he survived the fall and that he has remained as stable and responsive as he has. While he will likely need multiple surgeries over the next few weeks and possibly months, the prognosis is actually good for future recovery. 

There are still many moving parts and a lot of unknowns. God’s presence has been overwhelming through all of this and there are new praises every day. We will post regularly on this site to share updates, prayer requests, and praises. Please feel free to post any prayers, pictures from the Lord, encouragements, etc. Gail reads them to Eli and she is greatly encouraged by them as well. Thank you all for your love and prayers and support, it means so much! 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Gail Spooner

We are so grateful for you!

We are so thankful for you and your steadfast care and prayer for us the past 8 months! We have absolutely felt such love from you!

A message from Eli:
I want to say thank you to all of you! Your support and prayers have been very encouraging and effective.

We are home finally from regular medical travel and delighted to be on the end of most issues. I still have some swelling around my right eye socket that we are hoping will resolve soon. 

Recently I was cleared to drive and it is going well. Most of my going back to work is remote but it feels good to be involved. I graduated from my therapy in PT, OT and Speech so they think I’m ready to return to normal life (in this abnormal season).
My best to each of you!

Prayer Points:
-Right tear duct become unblocked and fully functional
-Since Eli’s just gone off IV antibiotics, prayer all infection is completely eradicated, avoiding surgery to remove metal from his face.
-A new fully functioning right eye 
-Ease for us as we settle back into life in Redding after 12 weeks gone with medical travel.


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