The (belated) Prices Write (August 2020, part 1)

Dear praying friends, I apologize for being so late with this prayer letter. Thank you all for praying for us faithfully. Matthew’s surgery in San Francisco on July 10 went well. We won’t know the long-term results for at least a few months and more likely for 1-2 years since nerves re-grow at a veryContinue reading “The (belated) Prices Write (August 2020, part 1)”

Matthew’s surgery went very well!

Thank you for praying and thank the Lord for answering these prayers! Matthew’s surgery went very well. The surgeon was able to make the nerve transfers she wanted to, from his spinal accessory nerves and his intercostal (rib) nerves to his trapezius and deltoid. He now has four incisions, including a longer one from hisContinue reading “Matthew’s surgery went very well!”

Pray for Matthew’s surgery Friday morning in San Francisco

Matthew and I are in San Francisco this week. Please pray for his surgery this Friday. He will check in at 5:30 am for his morning surgery which will last several hours. The goal is for the surgeon to successfully re-route nerves from his spinal accessory nerve and maybe from some intercostal (rib) nerves soContinue reading “Pray for Matthew’s surgery Friday morning in San Francisco”

“Thus far the Lord has helped us” (The Prices Write, July 2020)

This letter is a “stone of remembrance”–a testimony to give praise to God for His provision. As many of you know, our family has gone through major trials and transitions since January 18 when Matthew had his motorcycle accident. Through all of it, we have seen God provide our every need on each step ofContinue reading ““Thus far the Lord has helped us” (The Prices Write, July 2020)”

Matthew to have nerve transfer surgery; van need met!

Thank you for praying. God has graciously answered prayer for our vehicle needs. Through three very generous donors, we received funds to buy a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan with only 13,000 miles and a seven-year full-coverage warranty. We are so grateful for your prayers and God’s provision. Matthew will have nerve transfer surgery the weekContinue reading “Matthew to have nerve transfer surgery; van need met!”

Back together as a family!

We are back together as a family! Pamala, Kirsten, Daniel and Ariela arrived in Kansas City the night of May 26. The following day was our anniversary so the timing was perfect. We’ve located a house in Kansas City and plan to sign a one-year lease and move in the first week of June, LordContinue reading “Back together as a family!”

Results of Wisconsin trip; waiting for answer on house; Pam and kids returning on 26th

Thank you for your prayers for us. We feel very loved and encouraged! Our trip to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) Medical Center went very well. Shout out to all the Wisconsinites–they are such kind people! Our trip was uneventful, though tiring since it was two back-to-back nine-hour days of driving. The team of surgeonsContinue reading “Results of Wisconsin trip; waiting for answer on house; Pam and kids returning on 26th”

The Prices Write (May 2020, part 1)

We are so grateful for your prayers and support. As mentioned earlier, our visit to Stanford University Medical Center did not bring the news we had hoped for since the surgeon there said that there is no surgery he can perform to help Matthew regain movement in his shoulder and upper arm. During that sameContinue reading “The Prices Write (May 2020, part 1)”

Nerve reimplantation not an option for Matthew at Stanford

Thank you for praying for us. Matthew and I are staying at a hotel near the airport in San Francisco. He and I met with the new surgeon at Stanford in Palo Alto, California, this morning. His opinion is that, in all probability, the nerves were avulsed entirely (ripped from the spinal cord) for Matthew’sContinue reading “Nerve reimplantation not an option for Matthew at Stanford”