Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Call For Healing

The support and encouragement from all of you that follow this blog has meant so much to me on this journey. I have no doubt that it plays a huge part in pulling me through.

Tonight I ask that instead of sending all that incredible positive energy to me, that you redirect it to my mother-in-law, Linda Diamond, one of the most courageous and inspiring women to grace this world. She has been battling progressive multiple sclerosis for more than 30 years now and in recent years, a breast cancer diagnosis. Despite being quadriplegic and confined to her bed or mechanized wheelchair, she is by far the most positive person I have ever known, with the quickest intellect, biggest heart, and most fantastic smile. This past week, some complications and several infections came to a hilt, landing her in the hospital.

After further setbacks, she is now being carefully monitored in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit sedated and breathing through the aid of a ventilator. The hope is that in the next couple of days, the doctors will be able to wean her off of the ventilator and her lungs will have regained enough strength to be able to breathe sufficiently and clear any blockages on their own. We all have the deepest hopes that this will be the case.

Please hold her in the light and keep her at the forefront of your thoughts and prayers. Your healing, positive vibes are desperately needed and deeply appreciated. Please also keep my husband, Craig, and his brother, Eric, in your thoughts as they garner the strength to navigate this difficult time.

Forever thank you.


  1. Yes - will do so for sure
    Today while skating on the lake a 'breast cancer ribbon loop' was skated by a little girl with the comment 'for Karin, so she can get better' - but now that will be re-directed to Linda Diamond

  2. Prayers have already been said and will continue, you are an inspiration to us all.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and your family.

  4. Keeping Linda Diamond in prayer tonight. God bless her and her family. There is great power in prayer. May God bless you all, and give you the courage and strength that you need. Love Irene