Staff update on Fr. Steve

I arrived back at the hospital last evening to find Fr. Steve doing quite well and looking forward to heading home today! There will be a few final things to put in order before we leave.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Good day from Fr. Bill!

I arrived back at the hospital last evening to find Fr. Steve doing quite well and looking forward to heading home today! There will be a few final things to put in order before we leave.

Gratefully, Fr. Steve is now “tube free” after a week.  We reflected on these past days and the many feelings and thoughts we have all been feeling during Fr. Steve’s experience. I am sure this has been one of the longest weeks for Fr. Steve, but he mentioned he will write more on all of this when he settles back at home … what great, normal news!

Fr. Steve has been meeting with his doctors and therapist to plan his therapy and exercise routine. One routine will focus on working his right leg in an effort to regain strength in it since some of the nerves were effected during surgery. I know he is committed to doing all he must in order to heal completely.

We are not sure when we will leave today, but we’re anxious to head home. Normally, the trip takes about six hours; however, it may take longer today since we need more stops than usual. In the end, it will be good to get home … no matter how long it takes.

Thanks continue from Fr. Steve for your prayers and thoughts. Your support has been a real source of strength for him. I know he will continue to count on your prayers as he returns home to continue his recovery.

I believe Fr. Steve will be writing you all in the near future!

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

4 thoughts on “Staff update on Fr. Steve”

  1. Dear Fr. Steve,

    What wonderful news! Bet you can’t wait to be home to St. Joe’s and getting into a nearly normal routine again.

    Our prayers continue for you and all. Hope you feel better very soon, although we know it won’t be easy nor short it will come eventually.

    Thank for the updates Fr. Bill.

    God Bless you all,

    Nancy & Kenny Raymond


    Heading home on Friday..!
    Everyone can celebrate then..
    and celebrate again and again…!
    Thank you, Jesus..!
    Mia and Bob

  3. I recieved your email that you had been diagnosed the night before my breast cancer surgery. I had a lumpectomy and 7 weeks of radiation and just went back to my very strenuous job as a plastic molding technician. I am doing Ok but have not started my chemotherapy yet. I just wanted to let you know that what I think helped me the most was prayer,then 4000mg mg vitamin B12 for fatique and then I went to physical therapy because they took out 4 lymph nodes on my right side and I use my right hand and arm allot. All I am trying to say is that the more you exercise when you are up to it, the better you will feel. I have been burning candles and praying for you, me and allot of other people that are having problems. One day we will all be with the Lord and that will be a glorious day! I hope to meet you someday in this life or the next. Sincerely, Lyn Collina

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