Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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My nephew Dan aka "Hozy"

2/23: Update:
I would be so remiss if I didn't have you read and follow some of the families wonderful comments and love of Dan...the links are under blogs that I am following on the right.
My niece - Tina (CeCe's daughter): My Special Blend
My nephew - Sam (Tom's son): Wanderings of the mind
My precious cousin - Karyn (Lolly's daughter): The Teakettle Corner

Each one has touched me so much by comforting, bringing tears of joy and sadness and by the tremendous amount of love our family has.

2/22: Update:
I am so amazed at my nephew how many lives that he touched during his short life and the blogs with the comments that are being posted. He touched so far more lives than I could have ever imagined. What an awesome tribute to an even more fabulous young man.

A friend of Dan's, Erin, from Tecaboca contacted me today and shared this picture and also shared that "he had such a huge impact on so many people". What an awesome testimony to his life.

2/21: Update
We will be going to the memorial services for him Tuesday evening in Kerrville, Tx. and than the funeral on Wednesday afternoon.
Again, Thank you so much to all of you. We so appreciate you!

2/20 Update:
It's with a very heavy heart that I'm updating you today. I got the call from my brother as we were leaving town to go down to see my nephew that he, Dan, had passed away. He lost the battle that he had tried so hard to fight. There was so much damage and bleeding inside of him that it was too much for him to continue to fight against. My brother and his family and all of my family want to thank each of you for your prayers and heartfelt concern during this time. It helped make it easier to know that Dan was welcomed with open arms into heaven today. We appreciate each of you so much and again thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your prayers and thoughts and kind words.

As of today they had cleaned up the infection that was destroying his body, his fever is down and no more seizures as of yesterday morning. He's still on dialysis and the liver has stopped functioning. The pelvis and leg are shattered but he's had so many surgeries they are holding off on that until the infection is under control for awhile longer. They don't know about bleeding on the brain but think that is under control for now. He is not conscious but is holding on. Thank you for the prayers and please keep them coming. Will keep everyone updated.

My nephew Dan (31) is not doing well after his car accident on Feb 3. Got the call last night from the family that he may not make it through the night. Keep the prayers going for him. Will keep the posts updated.

Prayer Pictures, Images and Photos

Dan with his girlfriend Megan: