Pray For Rosie


Update – 3/29

Just a quick update on our stay here at TIRR........We are already on our fourth week of rehab and Rosie is continuing to do therapy 4 times a day. Rosie is projected to be re evaluated in three weeks and pending progress they will either send Rosie home or prolong her stay. After obtaining Rosie's CT scan from the LTAC Facility and comparing them to her newer one, the doctor discovered more swelling in her brain. We have since consulted a top neurologist here in the Medical Center and have decided to have a brain surgery and put into place a permanent shunt to alleviate current and future swelling. As far as brain surgery goes it is a relatively simple and common procedure. She will then spend 3 days at Hermann Memorial and resume therapy here at TIRR, a day for the procedure has yet to be set. I have had the chance to take Rosie outside last week and take in some of the sunny weather which I hoped she enjoyed. She has also been breathing on her own and should have her trach switched to the smallest one available in the coming days. Rosie has been having her arms and feet casted to help with the spasticity for range of motion and future improvements. We have not yet been able to establish any form of communication with Rosie, but remain optimistic. She is looking so good and seems to be improving each day.

Emily is doing well and has her mama's smile, I should be posting some new pictures soon.

With sincere hearts we thank all of you for continued support and prayer.......God Bless.


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Update – 3/21

Rosie has been at TIRR almost 2 weeks now. She has been going through extensive therapy to help her to normal functions. Rosie had a tendency to curl her right arm and hand inward, so she was given a cast to correct it. This past week, her speech therapist asked her to bend her finger and then extend it, which Rosie did correctly.

Rosie had another CT scan last week, the first since she was at Triumph. Once doctors receive her previous scans from Triumph, they will evaluate the changes between her previous scans and this newest one. She is now breathing regular air instead of oxygen, and efforts will then likely focus on reducing the size of and eventually removing her trach tube.

Tony has been told that she will be kept at TIRR for about 4-6 weeks, leaving 2-4 weeks remaining. Afterwards, she will be released and evaluated again 6 months later. Please continue to pray for Rosie's recovery. She's making baby steps each week, and we thank God for what He's done.

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New Flyer & Ticket Locations

We have a new flyer that includes some of the ticket locations which you can get here. Also, here is a list of places currently selling tickets:



  • NewFirst National Bank
  • Amegy Bank

Sugar Land

You can get tickets from any of the above places as well as our online ticket site.

Update 3/17 - Amegy Bank in Rosenberg is now selling tickets as well.

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Update – 3/10

Today was Rosie's second full day at TIRR Memorial Hermann at the Medical Center. She was moved to the 4th floor and is now in room 401. She had physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. This will occur almost daily throughout the week. Her new team of doctors have met with Tony and developed a game plan for how to treat Rosie. When I got there tonight, it appeared to Tony and I that she is now attempting to focus on objects. If I was right next to her bed near her head, she would look straight at me and follow as I moved left or right. We aren't sure if she really is following or if it was coincidence, but we are hopeful.

For Rosie's benefit, we are selling presale tickets a couple different ways. The first and easiest is to purchase them online. If you've ever bought tickets online for a concert or other event, it works very much the same way. After paying with PayPal, you'll get them in your email to print out and bring the day of the benefit. We also have a few areas in Needville, Rosenberg and Sugar Land that will be selling tickets and I will attempt to compile a list tomorrow. If you are coming to the event, please buy your tickets as quickly as possible so that we get an accurate count of how many people are coming.

I've also been asked about silent auction donations. If you have something to donate to the silent auction, click here or use the silent auction donations link on the left to email us about what you'd like to donate and someone will get back to you quickly.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support!


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Update – 3/8

Today we have made another step towards Rosie's recovery. Around 3:30 she was transferred from Triumph Southwest to TIRR rehab facility in the Medical Center where she will be staying in room D3-302, PATIENT B, on the 3rd floor. I plan to stay overnight the first couple of days just to make sure all is well. I thank God for each of you and the many I may not be aware of. Your words, your thoughts, and your prayers have been embraced whole heartedly by our family......

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Jeremiah 29:11-12

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