Hello all! I thought I would share this story with you. This story is from my friend Brooke. She also posted this on her blog. This is her Uncle. I thought it would be amazing for him to receive cards from people he don't even know to keep encouraging him to stay strong and that everyone is thinking and praying for him. So PLEASE send him one card...but more than one would be wonderful!!! The address and story is below...Please take part in "The Campaign for Petey"
Good afternoon Friends!
I am starting something that I hope you will join me in. My Uncle Petey is still in the hospital. He has been in the hospital since Feb. 5th..May 5th will be 3 months of him lying in a hospital bed with a ventilator, trach and at times completely out of it. He is improving, but is not well enough to some home. I can't even imagine what he is felling or is going through. Until this week, he was only able to communicate with his eyes and the nodding of his head. He is such a trooper and is really fighting the fight of his life and we are so proud of all he has done so far..and totally confident that with prayers, his strength and determination, and with God's miracle business, he will make a turn around. When he first got to Birmingham, I sent him 3 balloons..(they are still floating) and he loves them..especially the one that sings" Don't Worry, Be Happy"..when mom and dad are there, he will point to it and want it to play and start smiling. He is becoming more aware of his surroundings and has been pushed around the hall today in his mobile bed. God is so good and the progress he is making is amazing.
So, here is what I wanted to start.."Campaign for Petey"..since he is becoming more aware, I really ant him to see and know how many people are thinking of him and praying for him. I know they are there, because they are working...and I just want him to feel the love through cards or letters. I would be so happy if you as my friend would take a moment and find a card for him..(if it sings, it would be great)...and for him to start receiving mail and letters to encourage him. My family is rotating visitation days an I know that they would be more than happy to red them to him..and it will make him smile. It doesn't matter if you don't know him...just let him know prayers are going up! I will really appreciate it if you take a moment out of your day to do this...in fact, if you are a card person, a card a week would be even better. I know I am about to go stock up and keep them coming to him!
After all..laughter is so good for the healing of the body! Thanks in advance!!! And I can't wait to see his room filled with the love from you my friends!!!
Trinity Medical Center
c/o David Whitehead Room 910
800 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35213