Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A nice comment from Mike ...

For those of you that read my blog you might have read the recent comment from Marlene's brother. If you missed it, here is what he posted.


mike said:
To all that have shown concern for Marlene, Thank you. I am her brother , I live in AZ. I was able to see her last week and I have to say she looked better each day in which I visited. Her condition is still very critical, although she is able to communicate slightly,move her hands, arms, neck, & shoulders, she still has much work ahead of her. The goal is to get her strong enough and well enough to sustain a lung transplant. But before that can be done they have to find out what caused her condition in the first place. The road ahead is a very long one, one which there seems to be no end in site. Your continued prayers are greatly sought after and appreciated. It will take a true miracle to achieve the outcome that we all are hopeing for. Again thank you for all you are doing .
January 2, 2009 8:43 PM


I got to meet Mike and on that particular day with Marlene, she was doing a lot of sleeping. Mike shared some childhood memories of things he and Marlene did. It was a very nice visit and we got quite a few smiles from those stories.

Marlene has received many wonderful notes from so many people. She has truly touched the lives of people around the world - I am reminded of that every time an envelope arrives with blocks for her quilt.

Her nurses read her messages to her daily and family and friends reread them to her too. I know, because I have read them to her to let her know that we care so much about her and are praying for her.
Messages can be sent to her through the UCSF Medical Center website
Marlene Maloney Ball
ICC Unit


PamKittyMorning said...

Thanks for sharing that, I had missed it. I think of Marlene daily. Thanks for the link so we can send messages to her!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Every morning I think of Marlene,say a little prayer for her and check your blog for any updates.

Chookyblue...... said...

so please to hear things are improved if only slightly........and lovely to read this comment from Mar's brother........still a very long way to go........

Kim said...

Thank you so much for news of Mar! Just the fact that she's making tiny steps in the right direction is incredibly encouraging!