This was posted on a friends blog this week.

It’s a great story and this family really needs prayer right now. They are in country and waiting for a miracle to happen so they can bring little Jonah home. Please be praying for them!

In news from the home front, Leeza’s wheelchair is here!!! I can’t tell you how relieved we are to finally have it. She still uses her walkers most of the time, but long distances are just too hard right now. And it came just in time because we had been invited to the DesMoines zoo for a Dreamnight, a time set aside especially for kids who spend a significant amount of time at the U with chronic and fatal illnesses. We had a wonderful time and I was a little caught off guard by how great it felt to be around other families who have children with challenges that most people never have to think about. It was the first time since we became a family of 6 that I felt like we were normal and it was a relief. We were a little concerned how Leeza would do around the animals since she’s basically terrified of ALL animals. We’d spent the last 3 weeks studying animals she would see and making our own pretend zoo here at the house. She did great! She’s still deathly afraid of every dog, cat, squirrel and bird that gets close to us, but animals in enclosures were fascinating to her. I’m going to count that as a step in the right direction!