Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday, July 16th "The Call"

This morning at 2:30 AM Dick got the call we have all been waiting and praying for.
THEY HAD A HEART for Dick! We were flown to Minneapolis where we were transported immediately to the hospital.  The transplant surgery may be sometime after 9:00 AM this morning; it is almost 7 AM and at this point I don't know if the donated heart has arrived.  The nurse just told me that the surgery could take anywhere from six to sixteen hours. Dick is really sleepy and very ready but I, on the other hand, am a little in shock, I'm sure reality will set in soon. I will keep you posted as things progress. It will be a very long day, so once again I call upon you all to pray for Dick.
Most grateful,


  1. How wonderful!! We are praying with you today. Blessings Dick!

  2. I was up praying when your message came, and I've blasted it out to many others who will be praying with you as well. We will pray for the unknown donor and loved ones, too.

  3. Oh Kellys, God is so very faithful, and his timing is perfect. Know we join many in prayer for you, the surgery and surgical team, and for the family who is grieving.
    Love and prayers,

  4. That is great news. We are all praying for a successful surgery. With all our Love
    Jinny and Dan

  5. Thinking of you, praying for you, wishing I were there. What a miraculous blessing, a heart just for you Dick. Love you all and will be with you all day.........Nancy

  6. Sending this out to as many prayer warriors as I have contact with...also will be praying for you all at the American Baptist Women's Conference at Green Lake...leave tomorrow. I am presenting four seminars so I cannot hop on up to the hospital to be with you. You know I am holding this all very close to my heart...our prayers are finally being answered for Dick. Praying for each miracle you need today! Mary, dear friend, please take care of yourself as well!!