Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Please pray for my brother-in-law Bing. He collapsed twice last night when his heart stopped, and after being taken to the hospital in Billings, they determined that he needed heart valves replaced and a defibrillator put in. He's been flown to Seattle and is awaiting surgery. He's twenty-six years old. He was born with a heart condition, and this is not the first "event" he's had. Surgery may begin tonight or tomorrow based on a battery of tests they've just run.

Lane is currently in Billings, and we're working to get her to his side as soon as possible (she and Maddox fly out at 7:30 tonight). She's understandably distraught and worried. They have no health insurance, and while Bing should be in good shape post-surgery, he won't be able to work for a while. Please please pray for the following:
  • Successful surgery and fast recovery.
  • Financial provision (along the terms of a miracle) for the medical treatment and living expenses afterward.
Thanks friends and internet. I'll keep you posted.


Matt said...

We're praying! Keep us posted.


Anonymous said...

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14

Erica Burkhalter said...

I left a note on your facebook page but just wanted to say again that we are in Seattle until Friday with no major plans, which frees us up to help in any way! Please don't be shy to ask, even if it's just to pop over to the hospital to sit with her. In the meantime, we are praying hard. Thanks for keeping us all updated!

Harvey Globetrotters said...

This is Emily (Peter Moore's) sister. I often check your blog because you are so creative..and ok, don't we all blog stalk? Anyhow, my husband and I just moved to seattle about a week and a half ago. I am not sure what support Lane has in seattle but please let them know we are all one extended network and if they need anything at all you can give them my number: 360-820-5889. I will keep her husband in my prayers.