Sunday, June 01, 2008

Good Morning. It’s time to send your prayers up in earnest this Sunday morning as Bo went into surgery just a little while ago for his second lung transplant. Word came in during the night that the donating lungs were a match.

The procedure will take approximately 6-7 hours. Progress will be posted as available.

Pray that these lungs are the solution!

Brian

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bo, we are praying for you! We pray that this new procedure will do the trick. Keep fighting!
Robb and Kelly

Anonymous said...

Just read this before heading out to church. Hundreds of prayers will be going up shortly. Stay strong. Keep the faith. GOD CAN!!

Louise said...

I am reading again but now wanted to write for the first time and say my family and I are here for you. Although my husband too has been through cancer it wasn't like this. We pray for your continued strength through everything that comes. God bless you all! Going to St. Mark Catholic Church today and will be praying hard. We are with you in prayers! With love, Louise, Chuck, and boys

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Anonymous said...

Keep strong

Isaiah 26:3 (New International Version)



3 You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you.

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi~ y'all are amazing and have taught us all what true strength and faith are all about. Keep on fighting and praying.... you have more people praying along side of you than you can imagine! Can't wait to hear the good news that your battle is over!

Much love,
Neal, Trey and the girls

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi,
Our prayers are with you this morning. We will be going to Sunday School soon and we will be sure to have our class praying for you, too. Know you are not alone. So many people have their arms around you.

Love,
Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

Anonymous said...

Walk with Love along the way Bo and Christi -- and Addi -- know your love of your Dad is a part of his strength.

Kate's mantra was Be Focused, Be Steadfast, and Don't quit! Rock On Bo.

My prayers are with you all -- family, friends, medical teams. I will ask St. Alban's in Worship at the Lake today.

Peter Macon

Nicki said...

I may have met you all briefly at Mike and Caroline's wedding. (I grew up with Mike). I just wanted to let you know that we are all praying for you and are thinking about you during today's surgery.

Anonymous said...

Christi,Bo and Addie,
Our love and prayers are with you this Sunday morning as they have been for the past two years.We'll keep that direct line to heaven open for you. Love Aunt Sis and Uncle Harold from Kansas

Anonymous said...

Christi,Bo,Addi & all family, stay strong! Bo is such a fighter & has so much to live for I know he will come through this with flying colors. He has so much love to give he can't stay down long. My prayers are with you, your family, and the doctors.
With love, Andrea Gregory

Anonymous said...

Matthew 11:28-30


"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Anonymous said...

Bo,
These lungs are the solution. Stay strong buddy! You can do this! Its all in the Lord's hands now, as it has been all along. My family and friends are praying for you, Christi, Addi, the entire family, and the doctors. We love you all! I look forward to hearing good news later on today.
Jacobs Family

Anonymous said...

Bo,

If all of the prayers winging though the sky today to God were white doves, the sky would be pure white...family, friends, co-workers, and even those you have never met, all share the same prayer. We all want you to get better soon and made a full recovery. Also, may God hold Christi and Addi in his hands during the next few hours...our thoughts and prayers are with them also.

Anonymous said...

Come on Bo, just another hill. we can do this!
Jay

Anonymous said...

Bo,

We are praying the novena for you! Fight hard and have faith. You and Christi are inspirational and please know many at St. Marks are praying for you right now.

Alicia and Adam

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you Bo and your amazing family... Stay Strong and much love..

Anna Scott, Wade, Angie, Scott

Anonymous said...

Bo, Christi and Addi,

My sister has shared your story and your journey with us for the past couple of years. The strength of your courage, faith and love is a marvelous force and a wonder to behold.

We have kept your family in our prayers for a long time, and are standing beside you here in Northeast Ohio today, praying for you all as you face this day. KEEP FIGHTING!!!

Sarah and Jeff Stoner
(Tracey Vance's sister and brother-in-law)

Anonymous said...

Uncle Bo,

It's Sunday morning and I explained to your niece Ryan the current situation and asked her if she had anything thing she wanted to tell her uncle Bo. She immediatedly said "Don't worry Aunt Christi, Uncle Bo and Addi...it will be okay." She is only 2 1/2, she sounds so sure and confident...so I am taking it for truth. We just want you to know we can't wait to see you and do all things families do together. - Curtis and Ryan.

"Miss Kim" said...

Dear Christi,

I shared with our Sunday School class at Lake Norman Baptist that Bo went back into surgery. Many have commited to pray for Bo and also you and Addi. I pray that you feel the power of prayer on your behalf and the love from those whom you haven't meet but care about you.

May God strengthen you and bring healing to Bo,
Love,
Miss Kim

Anonymous said...

Dear Bo and Christi,

I'm off to church to pray for you both and Addi. You can do this, keep fighting.

Jenn in CA

Anonymous said...

Prayers winging for you from Omaha. Stay strong Bo. One step at a time. Christi, we pray that the energy and love from all the prayers all over the country also find their way to you to strengthen you and hold you up as you give all your energy and courage to being there for Bo. We all wrap you in loving hugs of support and prayer.

Anonymous said...

Sending lots of prayers & love to you & your family... Stay strong Bo, I know you can do it!!!

Audrey

Anonymous said...

Bo & Christi, you are such an inspiration to us all. We have lifted you up each day to the Lord. We have just gotten back from church and requested prayer especially for God's healing grace for you and your whole family. Your faith and fight is not lost to God. With special angels all around you, I am filled with God's love and inspiration for you. Faith will endure. With Love and Prayers,
Granny Carolyn & Cliffie

Anonymous said...

We are praying hard! Happy 2 year anniversary Bo - we are sure these lungs are the gift that you need and deserve. What a fabulous fight you have put up over the last 2 years - and the fight continues.

Kiley, Andrew and Scheper Thiel

Anonymous said...

You got this Bo!!! Keep fighting and we'll keep praying. We love you so much!!
Emily and Heather

Anonymous said...

This was in my daily devotional, thought I would share.

June 1:

Look at the birds. (Mt 6:26 NIV)

Ever wonder why geese in the Fall fly in a V formation and not just randomly? Remember that old UNITED AIRLINES ad, "Fly the friendly skies of UNITED"? Geese know that to complete the long trip south they have to fly united. Science tells us that flying in a V formation increases their flight range by up to 71% . Air waves created each time a bird flaps it's wings provide and airlift for the next one in formation, supporting it and decreasing it's workloadand conserving it's energy. A solo goose could never complete the trip, but in formation the oldest, youngest, and the weakest can complete the journey.

What can we learn from this?

We can do collectively what we could never do alone.

Bo & Christi,

Please know that you have more people than you could ever imagine lifting you up with prayer.

Mel and Jay

Anonymous said...

Bo, we met you at Duke when my brother first was diagnosed. Your attitude and fighting spirit were things we have always remembered. We know that with the doctors' and God's help, you will pull through this. Stay strong!
The Halters (Greenville, SC)

Anonymous said...

Christi- Thinking and praying about Bo today. I have been leaving the blog on the computer to check on his progress. Thanks so much to you and Brian for keeping us updated. Stephen and I both think so much of Bo and will continue to pray for all of you. Continue to be strong even though it is incredibly difficult at times ,I'm sure.

Tippi and Stephen Mace
Hendersonville

Anonymous said...

Come on Bo, we're counting on you to pull through. You've got the whole world praying for you. If anyone can do this, you can. Christi, I admire your stregth and courage. Stay strong for Bo and Addi, they need you. My thoughts and prayers and with your entire family.
Love, Pam

Anonymous said...

Almost there boss!! Come on!! Do not give up!

Christi, you & your family are on all of our minds and in all of our prayers. Keep fighting Bo!

Ken & Mystina said...

Bo, Christi and Addi~
Praying that God's blessings, strength and peace be abundantly measured out to you.

Matthew 19:26 ..."With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Anonymous said...

Bo, Christi, & Addi,
You are in our thoughts & prayers. We have heard about your courageous fight & relentless strength through Christi's family and last year through Red Dog Days in Lawrence. We are pulling for all of you and are sending many prayers your way.
God Bless,
Steve and Susan Harvey

Anonymous said...

We are sending well wishes, prayers and positive energy to you during this marathon.

Karen, Alfred, Lucas and Daniel Geiger

Anonymous said...

Aunt Marilyn said, God you have given Bo, Christi, and Addi the "dress rehearsel", the "trial run". We believe this is the REAL THING. It is in your hands.

Anonymous said...

Miracles can and do happen. Thank God for organ donors, excellent doctors, caring nurses, a loving and supportive family, and one tough guy who has beaten the odds for over two years and never gave up. Never did, never will.

Jen P. said...

Hi Bo & Christi-
This is Jen Plym with www.charlottesmartypants.com. We featured you all a few months back as Smarty Dad on our site and we couldn't have been more honored. We lost our dear friend, Jennifer Bunich, to lung cancer and we're praying every day for Bo's triumph over this disease. I was so excited to read a few days ago that he was getting a lung transplant and have been following your blog daily. My prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. I know Bo is a fighter and he's in there right now doing everything he can:-)
Hugs from Charlotte Smarty Pants! -Jen

Anonymous said...

I went for a long bike ride this morning and as I was thinking about Bo, I looked down and saw these wildflowers that had grown through the newly paved bike trail. These flowers had knocked holes in the new asphalt to grow...and prosper. Life and growth are powerful energies. I have no doubt Bo will do the same. Sarah (chicago).

Anonymous said...

You guys are unbelievable and an inspiration to everyone. Our prayers are with you every step of the way, and the best part, God is with you every step of the way too!

Anonymous said...

The stength and endurance of you and your family is inspirational to us all! Keep fighting! All our love and prayers are being sent your way each day!
Kasey and Wesley