lunedì 18 agosto 2008


Please be praying for my friend, Luke Johnston. I found out yesterday that he suffered a spinal injury and remains in critical condition at Duke. Here is more information, taken from his carepage:

"The Johnstons were at a picnic at the lake and Luke and Brock (age 9) were playing Frisbee. As Brock threw the Frisbee, it went over the water and Luke dove for it. Luke is a competitive swimmer and a lifeguard so Brock was not too worried when he did not immediately resurface. When a few minutes had passed, Brock went out to find him and pulled him to the shore where a bystander began doing CPR and Brock ran to the shelter to get his dad. Dave and another bystander (an ER nurse) took turns doing CPR for the 10 minutes it took for EMS to arrive. Luke was taken to Duke and placed on life support. He has sustained a significant brain injury and has dislocated the vertebrae between C2-C4. "

According to my mom, the doctors have said that if Luke survives, he will be a quadriplegic on a ventilator for life. His brain was also very oxygen deprived, and so they don't know yet if there is any hope of anything less than severe brain damage.

Right now I am praising God because Luke is still alive as of the last update (6 hours ago). The doctors didn't think he would live through Saturday night.

Please be in prayer particularly for his parents and his siblings - he is the oldest - as well as for my entire church body as they seek to support the family and glorify God through this. I would also appreciate your prayers as I struggle through it from a distance. Right now I am trying to rest in the knowledge of God's power and omniscience.

Many thanks,


2 commenti:

Sara Hood ha detto...


I am praying for you as you grieve so far from friends and family. It is, without any doubt, God's strength that has sustained us all.

I loved the pictures of the precious children you live with!

Mrs. Hood

Malesandro ha detto...

Ciao Amber, ho visto il tuo post e mi pare di aver capito che ti piace Italia. Anche io sono stato a Siena ad agosto ed ho visto il Palio per la mia volta nella mia vita. 'E stata una esperienza indimenticabile. Ho girato molto per la Toscana e la trovo bellissima. Io sono Di Roma e amo molto l'arte. Ti mando un saluto dall'Italia!!

Ps: se vuoi visitare il mio Blog (dove parlo delle mie vacanze in Francia), l'indirizzo è: