Due to the over whelming support and inquiring of updates for Selah54's condition we will be updating via this blog.
I have been in contact with her fiance and a friend we have one new update. Selah is speaking! She says Hi :) . She is requesting Prayers! I will keep everyone posted via this blog.
Many of you from the Bonanza community have expressed a desire to send cards to let her know that you are praying for her speedy & full recovery. Her fiance & I have decided that all cards be sent to me so that I may forward them to her family to make sure she gets them and is able to read them or have them read to her.
Please forward them to my attention at:
1251 Olde Farm Road Apt. 308
A Special thank you to Catnutti who has been keeping the OP updated for us not an easy task with so many comments to sift through.
I'd also like to thank atpamsplace place for creating such a loving tribute to our Thumper friend.The HPL (Hand Picked List) can be viewed here MY Friend Thumper feel free to leave Selah a comment. I will be printing them all out and sending it to her.
Also many of you have expressed that we take donation for flowers right now she is in the ICU and flowers are not permitted. I also think that if we took donations the money should be used to help pay her monthly bills since she will be out of commission for a while.
I have spoken to her fiance and he is very distraught and has asked me to take care of this for them. I created a Chip-in account and all the money collected will be accounted for and will go directly to Selah's PayPal account. SofyBlu & I will monitor all incoming donations to assure they are handled appropriately.
That being said I will start it off by donating ALL of my Bonanza sales for the month of October.
If you wish to send a donation you may do so here:
It's amazing how one person can touch so many lives way across the world. Just goes to show that one person REALLY can make a difference. One act of kindness can create an snowball effect of kindness. Selah has many friends in the Bonanza and Twitter community. I know each and everyone of you are Praying for her full recovery. I also know that you will continue to Stand By Her in her time of need.
Many of you have asked me what you can do to help.
What you can do to help?
1.Pray and then pray some more!
2.You can send a card if you wish.
3. You can donate what you can if you wish
4. You can Tweet, Facebook, Google Buzz and Blog the Chipin URL:
What she needs: Prayers and lots of them!
At this time I ask that all questions be submitted here via the comments section to make it easier on me and Nancy (TodaysFinds) to gather them and address them. Feel free to leave your prayers and good thoughts here as well.
Saturday 10/9/2010 Update On Selah & More!
Just got off the Phone with Selah's fiance and we have nothing new to report. He did ask us to Pray for a miracle because she has a long road ahead of her recovery wise. He is very touched by everyone's efforts, prayers and gestures.
The contributions are pouring in your generosity is greatly appreciate and I'd like to point out that the amount reflected in the chip in is not correct add another $100 to that total as someone has sent in there donations before I got a chance to put this blog together.
I'd like to Thank Dee for as she puts it a labor of Love that is so touching it could of only come from one place. I will let her tell you where it comes from in her own words.
Taken from her thread on Bonanza which can be found here:
this was NOT my idea…now you Dearies will hear/read a Different Side of me…I am telling you, this ’’’’Came’’’’ to me in Prayer ’’’’Wouldn’t it be nice if Selah had something more she could CLING to?’’’’ and it w
as like in the MIDDLE of my Prayer I sort of kind of Heard this Voice say that…and I sort of half said to myself, ’’’’Yes! That would be nice.’’’’ and then, almost dismissed that thought, because I wanted to go on praying…and it was AFTER I finished my Prayers, My Visualizing Selah being Healed, etc., that I Realized, ’’’Oh My Gosh! I could make her a Bonanza Quilt…egad I have LOTS of GREENS and LOTS of Yellows and Golds…Yeah, and I have tons of batting, plenty of threads!‘’’ and then I just broke down and bawled, Realizing, this ONE thing, I am pretty sure, I’m the probably one of the ONLY ones, here, involved in Bonanza Forums, who can REALLY say, I would not have to BUY one thing to MAKE this Quilt, and I Sew Well and Quick, not Expertly, but for an Easy Quilt, yes, and I have the artistic Skills to make that Bunny into Fabric pcs. to Applique…so You See, Peeps, this Gift is NOT from me…I’m the GO Between, this IS a Gift from God, I am Sure as Little Joe Shootin down a old tin can with GOOD aim, THIS is ONLY about Selah, and Go
d Telling us what we can DO, Together. I am liken to ONLY one feather in a HUGE Flock of Birds!
Selah will be wrapped with our love when she receives this lovely quilt. :)
Here is a sneak peek at one of the appliques being used:
For more information on the qu ilt please refer to Dee's Thread on Bonanza Thank you.
Made a lovely heart felt HPL full of Love! Thank you Granny I will print it out and send it to Selah.
It can be viewed here:
Please continue to Pray for Selah!
Thank you everyone!
The Chipin account was created for those that wanted to give, it was either that or I wasn't going to have a booth because you all threatened to buy me out. I can't stop a community from giving when they want to give with their hearts.
Cards are welcomed but also not necessary A Prayer or good wishes expressed via the blog comment section would be just as good and just as meaningful.
I can't wait to see this Quilt when it's finished!
Now for the good stuff!
I'd like to ask that everyone pleas e leave a prayer,Bible quote or good wishes in the comments section today for Selah.
I'll start first:
Lord, there were times in Your mother's life when she waited for news. When You were lost in the Temple and when You were first conceived immediately come to mind. She handled these situations calmly and
maturely. Waiting for news is not easy for me. My mind races with the possibilities, and I imagine the worst. I mill the same thoughts over and over, finding it impossible to concentrate on anything else. Quiet my mind and release my anxiety during the waiting time. Remind me that my constant fretting and worry does nothing to change the outcome or to hurry the news. Help me focus only on the good results that can come from this. I admit I am powerless in this situation. Therefore, I turn it over to Your care, confident in Your power to bring the quick and positive resolution I seek.
From the Marian Pra
I'm giving the updates as they come to me and I specifically asked to be notified the minute she come out of surger y. So hang tight!
10/12/10 Tuesday Update
A quick Thank you to Nancy And Shauney for keeping the Scavenger Hunt game going while we wait for Selah's return!
For more info on the game please visit the forum here:
h t tp://www.bonanza.com/forums/12/topics/135026
Sorry about no updates yesterday. I did get an update but it was late last night and I was exhausted. So today's update is really yesterdays.
For those bmailing me asking about paralysis she is not Paralyzed nor will she be she has mobility . She's in good spirits and is talking a lot more.
She was given a message from me and it made her laugh she thought it was the best message ever because she shared it with another visitor. :)
The mail lady rang my door and said my mail wouldn't fit in my mailbox so I went down stairs and wasn't expecting what I got!!!
The mail lady asked if it was my Birthday! I think I counted 30 later on the mail lady came back with a few more she found so I have 32!! And I was told by a few members that theirs are on the way!
Selah is going to LOVE these cards. I can see her smiling from ear to ear when she gets them.
Keep praying for a full speedy recovery!
This has all been very close to home for me. Selah is like a sister to me,actually I always refer to her as my guardian angel because she is always by my side. I'm the not the only one she's touched as you can see from the outpouring of love. I got some more cards today I think were at 45 cards with a few still makin g their way here. It's a good thing I have a King size bed! LOL!
She asked us to keep praying for her.She's going through Bonanza withdrawals and I'm missing my friend. I'm hoping I can ta lk to her soon.
I will be sending all the cards soon so if you have yet to mail your card please contact me ASAP so I can give you some time to do that. So Far I have 50 cards to ship out! I wish I could see her face when she opens the box and sees all these cards!
A spec ial message from Selah to everyone:
Start message: Thanks to everyone for the prayers. Looking forward to being back online again as soon as I learn to walk again,LOL! : End message
She walked 35 meters in a zig zagging sideways steps but walked up the hallway and back!!
Friday 10/22/10 9PM
She said she is blessed by all of you and thanks everyone for all the prayers and she is so touched by the show of support.
She said she is walking like a drunken woman. She said she is a walking miracle and all of our prayers helped her heal and continue to heal her. She can't wait to come back to the Bonanza community because she misses us all.
It was really good to talk to her. A huge relief to be able to hear that sweet angelic voice again.
One of my favorite Thumper moments ;)
And There Off!
Roflmao!! Her Fiance called to tell me she had just walked 2 laps around the hospital hallway that's the farthest she's walked. He said before he knew it she took off and he couldn't keep up with her. I told him she probably would of ran out of there if she could!
It was nice to here Selah and her Fiance laughing as he was telling me all about it. She was ROFWHLOA (rolling on the floor with halo laughing out loud)! LOL!! I can picture her taking off without help, she's very stubborn and determined.
She wants to make sure I'm thanking everyone for your Prayers and she wants you all to know they are working. Please continue to pray for a speedy recovery.
She will be moved to a rehabilitation center possible Monday but we aren't sure just yet. I'll keep you all posted as I learn more.
Selah has been walking, getting up from the bed, going to the rest room and getting dressed by herself. So she somehow managed to get a free pass from Rehab! Is this one determined woman or what? There is a snow storm up in Canada right now and her Fiance can not go visit her because the roads are all closed do to all the snow. Oh wait I didn't tell ya did I? She can go home! Poor Selah she is so ready to go home and now she is stuck there till the roads are clear enough.
3 weeks ago I announced that she had had an accident and broken her neck. We didn't know what was going to happen. All we could do was pray. Today she is walking out of a hospital and coming home! As Selah would say "God Is Good"! Let's pray for a safe arrival home!
This will be my last update to this blog. The next update will be from Selah herself via the Bonanza forums.
Thank you everyone for all your comments, support and well wishes. But most of all thank you for all the prayers.