Julie’s Story

Site created on July 26, 2019

Julie had a pace maker installed approximately 12 years ago due to a hereditary  conditions known bradycardia. Also known as a slow heart and Sick Sinus Syndrome. The last 12 years have been great and her heart has kept up through bike rides, half marathon and family gatherings. 

This last Tuesday when she and her friend Shelli  were out on a mountain bike ride in castle rock. She had an episode with her heart and went into cardiac arrest. Shelli doubled back and found her on the ground then promptly called 911 and started CPR. Since she was admitted to the hospital she has been unresponsive but has been showing neurological improvements. There has been brain damage due to lack of oxygen/blood to the brain when her heart stopped. At this point we are at the hurry up and wait  stage. The best case scenario is that Julie begins to respond to commands neurologically and continues her positive trend upwards. Keeping praying for Julie and hope that our great God presents her with a great miracle.

If you plan to visit Julie in the hospital please come by after noon. Thanks.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Roger Ryburn

"The LORD is my portion and my inheritance," says my soul; "therefore I have hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him" - Lamentations 3:24

As I am sitting here trying to keep it together looking back at the past 4 months and remember every person, card, visit, or donation it is overwhelming at best.  I often think of how I could possibly repay or even thank everybody for their donations, time, prayers, Love, or for most of all being there.  There is not enough time or money to ever repay or thank you all for the strength you have given our family, for being there in our time of incredible need. Julie and I have been truly blessed with the most loving and incredible friends and family on the planet.  THANK YOU!!!

Even though the miracle we were all praying for didn't happen God blessed us with so many along the way.  I have to tell you that each of you at some point along the way were a miracle. Looking back, when I or our family needed a hug, words of encouragement, or just somebody to sit with us, God sent you. I thank God daily for all of you! 

Ephesians 1:11 Says "In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will"

A Poem for Julie by Lang Leav


If you came to me with a face I have not seen, with a voice I have not heard, I would still know you.  Even if centuries separated us, I would still feel you. Somewhere between the sand and the stardust, through every collapse and creation, there is a pulse that echoes of you and I.

When we leave this world, we give up all our possessions and our memories.  Love is the only thing we take with us.  It is all we carry from one life to the next."

Julie over flowed love every day in everything she did, and never ran out.  I know that she is now being showered with the Love of our father in heaven.

As I was penning this update this was sent to me, thank you.

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