Sunday, August 07, 2005


I just wanted to share some news of my daughter, Emily, with everyone. If you don't know she is in Phoenix Children's Hospital, being treated for irregular heartbeat. She has been there for a week and things have not improved much. The doctors have already shared with us their fears that if things don’t improve significantly over the next few days she will be transferred to the University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ for a transplant evaluation. She is, naturally, scared but she rarely shows it. She is still smiling and cheerful. The doctors are continuously amazed at how good she looks for someone who is so sick.

Emily and the rest of the Brightwell family thank you for all of your prayers, expressions of support, positive thoughts and positive energy. We will take all of these things we can get.

I will post an update in a few days.


Anonymous said...

Hey Lil' Bro,
Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you. Love and prayer for Emily and all of you.

Anonymous said...

Robert, Kathy and the girls: We are all praying and thinking of you all alot. Emily is a brave girl. Look for cards and letters. Love you, Aunt Patty in Shawnee, Kansas

Drunken Samurai said...


Thanks for you thoughts an prayers! She is on the lookout for your package and she got your card.