Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thank You, O-Positive



O-Positive blood donors, I am eternally grateful!

You have saved a little boy's life.

In the old days, before blood transfusions, today would have been the last day.

I never fully appreciated the blood mobile people or the power of donating blood until today. I've donated blood in the past for the free snacks they gave afterwards. And besides, I didn't want my co-workers thinking I was soft and afraid of needles.

But today, seeing a donor's blood trickle into Von's body, and knowing that would save his life, gave me a deep reverence and appreciation for everyone who makes that possible.

O-Positives, thank you!


The hospital has some very tight limitations on who they allow to visit. Evidently, pirates who ride in on motorcycles, wielding Nerf swords, and speak with an Amish-Piratey accent are on the 'May Visit' list.


If you want to pray specifically for Von, his liver is in distress. We need some good news tomorrow morning when they do tests again.

19 comments:

Rachel McRae said...

Praying for ya'll down here in Nashville. Remember how stinkin' big our God is! He's got Von in the palm of his hand...just where he needs to be. Such a sweet spot!

Rachel McRae

Rus Wooton said...

D'arrr! There be Von the Brave, fightin' the good fight! Keep fightin' there, Von!

jel said...

Hang in there, Von the Brave! :)

Oma Roberta said...

Wish we could come in dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Good Wolf! We would bring apples and Wendy's salad and have a party. We love you John Von and lots of folks here in Mexico are praying for you and your liver. Continue to receive your healing in Jesus! LOVE Oma

Anonymous said...

Arrgh, me hearty!
I'm an O-positive and would be glad to give Von my blood anytime he needs it!
Thanks for the update.
Praying for a healthy liver!
--Gwen

Charissa said...

Always love your updates, Jason. Von continues to be in our prayers. Thanks for that friendly reminder. I am O+ too (I think).

Leah said...

Well, if he needs more, I'm right down the road, and I'm O+!!!!

Zack, Jenn and William said...

I'm another one who wouldn't be here if it weren't for those donors. So, thanks to all of you who donate!

And how cool that the hospital allows pirates. Must be a very healthy pirate to get through thosee doors :)

Praying for Von and for improvements in his stats!

Jennifer
(Charissa's adoption blog friend, and 14-year childhood cancer survivor)

ItchyFeet said...

Fight on, Von the Brave!! We are praying for you. You have lots of friends that you have never even met who care a lot for you and are so happy that there are O+ donors out there who have given blood to you.

mimsies said...

Praying, praying, praying for a healthy liver! And the end of that nasty piggy flu.

Kirk D. said...

I am shipping a bunch of my o positive blood to you guys to keep on hand. Be on the lookout for a leaky box.

Tell Von that he's so tough, I'm sure he could easily win a fight with Mortimer Snerd.

I'm praying for you all too! I love you Rovenstines.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Von as well as you and your family, Jason. Also have my friends/family/others praying as well.

Jared Meisel

Anonymous said...

I am glad you picked a pirate and not peter pan! I would have still laughed though. Von's smile is precious and we are praying for so many more of them to come. With love and prayers, Dave and Shereea

jennifer... said...

SIR Von the Brave, more like it! Charissa told me about Lisa's fb story on what happened afer your pirate visit. Give her a big "Yo-Ho" and tell her I understand...

Lisa Harris said...

Praying for that sweet boy today!

June Berger said...

Praying for that darling little boy. Oh what a sweet look on his face when he saw the pirate! Praying for a miraculous healing to his liver, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Scout said...

He looks great with all that hair.

What does an Amish-piratey accent sound like, exactly?

Tommy's mommy said...

Praying for your family from up here in Bellingham Washington where it is snowing and we are thinking of Von's body being gradually healed. Loved the pirate visit!

B.P. said...

O-Positive!!!

I live eon's away in Salt Lake City, UT. I came across this blog and as I read the "Thank You, O-Positive" article it reminded me why I, an O+ donor, need to always give to our mobile blood bank. Its great to see how my blood and blood donations in general help.

I believe in you Von the Brave! Fight on!