Matthew and Todd back in Kansas City

Matthew and Todd back in Kansas City

Thank you for praying for us. Matthew and I arrived in Kansas City last night and are settling into the place where we will be living in April. Our trip from Oakland to Kansas City was eventful. First of all, because of COVID-19, things are shut down in most places, so we couldn’t find a […]

Our daily prayer calendar for April 2020 (The Prices Write, part 2)

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR APRIL 2020:Please pray for: Our application for an apartment or house to rent to be accepted for just the right place by May 1. Economical and efficient transport company to get our belongings to shipped from Croatia to Kansas City. Pam as she packs up the house in Croatia, for wisdom in […]

Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020

Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020

As most of you know, our 21-year old son, Matthew, was in a severe motorcycle accident near Walnut Creek, California, on January 18. He spent 46 days in the hospital and underwent ten surgeries, including the amputation of his left arm at the elbow. We praise God for sparing Matthew’s life during the accident and […]

Matthew's car sold; referrals sent to other hospitals; moving to KC this weekend

That was fast! The weather in Slavonski Brod, Croatia: sometimes sunny, sometimes snowy! Once again, I wanted to thank you all for your prayers for Matthew and us. Here’s the latest: We have now finished the paperwork requesting that Matthew’s medical records be sent to three hospitals along with a referral from his UCSF surgeon, […]

Moving Matthew back to Kansas City

Moving Matthew back to Kansas City

Enjoy the pictures of the family in Slavonski Brod, and Daniel’s 12th birthday. We thank God for Daniel and are so proud of him! Thank you all so much for praying for Matthew and us. We have good news: Matthew’s spine doctor said that his x-rays look good so that he will not need spine […]

Kirsten safe and sound back at home in Croatia

Kirsten safe and sound back at home in Croatia

Praise God that Kirsten is home safe and sound in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, with Pamala and the kids! Her BFA dorm parents worked so hard to get her to the airport early in the morning, and she was able to fly from Basel to Amsterdam to Zagreb. Pam picked her up at the airport, and now […]

Very discouraging news about Matthew’s nerve treatment options

Today Matthew had his nerve testing (EMG) and consultation with the team of doctors at UCSF. Unfortunately, the tests showed that all the nerves for his shoulder and arm were torn out of the spinal cord so that there is nothing they can do. They will not do the nerve transfer surgery that we were […]

Matthew’s follow up pain appointment; prayer requests

Matthew’s follow up pain appointment; prayer requests

Thank you for your prayers for Matthew and us. Today Matthew had his first follow-up appointment after being discharged from the hospital. The appointment was to evaluate how his pain has been since he left the hospital and to see what adjustments need to be made to his medications. We are thankful that Matthew’s pain […]

Update on Matthew in San Francisco & Pam and the kids in Slavonski Brod, Croatia

Update on Matthew in San Francisco & Pam and the kids in Slavonski Brod, Croatia

The pictures are of Pamala, Daniel and Ariela with dear Croatian friends who came over for a meal, and of Ariela playing stewardess and writing out the luggage tag for their upcoming trip back to the States. Thank you all for praying for us. Matthew’s pain level has been better, but can still be high […]

Matthew out of the hospital!

Matthew out of the hospital!

Thank you for praying for us and for your patience in waiting for an update. Yesterday was a very eventful day, so I never had time to write an update. Matthew was discharged from the hospital yesterday (Wednesday, 3/4) at 2 p.m. PST. Hallelujah! He had been in the hospital for 46 days, so this […]