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Sandra to be released on Friday!

on November 29, 2011

This is such good news that I couldn’t wait to share it. In the back of my mind, I was praying that Sandra would be able to be home by Christmas. Spending her birthday and Thanksgiving in hospital was bad enough but I really wanted her home for Christmas. So the news was amazing!

She still will have much rehabilitation and recuperation time, but at least she can be at home with her children. Mom will have to administer her twice-daily shots of blood thinner and Sandra will have to travel daily for therapy and/or testing. But still, how wonderful!

The experience of coming home will be bittersweet, however. It certainly will increase her sadness to be coming home without Glen there. She is not looking forward to that at all. But mom and I will be there and on Friday her cousin Dena and family will be coming to stay with her for a few days. I am hoping the distraction of having family and friends around will lighten her anxiety and depression to some degree and ease the transition.

Thank you for your prayers for they surely have worked.


20 responses to “Sandra to be released on Friday!

  1. That is indeed the best news that we could ever ask for. Prayers have been the major healing power!

  2. Lynn Setsma says:

    What amazing news!! We rejoice with you and thank God for his goodness. You have all been in my thoughts and prayers so much. I just can’t even imagine what you are going through. The prayers will continue. I’m so glad Dena will be there. Love to all of you.

  3. Ginger Raymond says:

    Such wonderful news! A ray of sunshine on a cold, gloomy day. Sandra – you’re so strong – such an inspiration!

  4. Kip Manibhai says:

    My wife and I were just talking yesterday about when Sandra might get released. This is wonderful news to hear!

  5. Nice to hear that she will be home with her kids! News like this makes my day! Sandra, keep up with the good work! Thinking about you and your family……Take care

  6. Brenda says:

    I am so very happy to hear this news! LIKE LIKE LIKE 🙂

  7. stefoni says:

    This is such great news. She will get through it. She’s a strong women. Praying for her n the kids.

  8. Dave Kagan says:

    Such lovely news in a winsome sort of way. The rock of Gibraltar doesn’t adequately describe you and the family network of support that assists Sandra and the kids. But who supports you, Cindy, Tom, etc.?

  9. angela johnson says:

    This is such wonderful news on this cold day, may all the prayers continue to keep Sandra, the joys (the kids), and all of the family and friends that are assisting here covered thru the healing process to come.

  10. Karen Schousen says:

    Hurray!!!!! Wonderful news about Sandy! I am so excited that she will be coming home. this news is making everyone’s day much richer and brighter!
    Karen and Steve

  11. ANDREA says:


  12. Barb Cole says:

    Although we have not met, our family and close friends have kept all of you in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult weeks. Our son Stephen has been in a relationship with Sandra’s close friend Staci Rickman, so we have been touched deeply by this accident. I am so very happy to read that Sandra will be released on Friday. Blessings to all.

    Tom and Barb Cole

  13. rose grennell says:

    We are so thankful to hear she will be going home soon. Sending prayers your whole families way. It is in these times we find our deepest strengths, may she find hers.

    Rose (college roomie @ Western)

  14. Char Firlik says:

    Fantastic News!!! Love, J&C

  15. Penny Meschewski says:

    I am so happy that Sandy is able to go home. I have tears of joy. Keep up the good work Sandy.

  16. Mary Warren says:

    Mary Warren

    I am a parent at Chesney Elementary and a former PTA President so I know Sandra. I just want her to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Kris Walden says:

    Though I haven’t been fortunate to meet Sandra, Glen, Alana, and Cameron personally, I have seen them in passing at Kids R Kids. Since the accident, I have visited this blog consistently, following their/your story and praying daily. As a parent of a daughter who lost her father in an accident, my emotions run deeply for Sandra, Alana, Cameron, family and friends.
    I could never quite find the right words to express my thoughts, prayers, hopes, wishes, and tears for the Walker & Meeker families.
    May Glen rest in peace with the Lord, and may Sandra, Alana, and Cameron be blessed with comfort, love, happiness, good memories, strength, support, and resilience by their Guardian Angel.
    Godspeed my friends

  18. Sarah Stanton says:

    Sandy, what lovely news for you and your family!!
    Doug and Cindy – please let us know if there is anything we can do for you on the Briarwood front.
    Our very best to all of you,
    Sarah and Jim Stanton

  19. Daniel Liberatore says:

    Sending you all Love and a big hug—You are in our hearts and on our minds……
    Love, Dan Liberatore and Paula Drew

  20. This is indeed great news. I’m happy for you guys.

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