Friday, March 11, 2011

A few things julie has said:

"This is kind of like camping. Well not really, but the tooth brushing with a cup of water, I can't shower..."

"It's cool to see how many people care, you know?"

"We need to Pray; Pray that I can get better, heal and recover so they can take these tubes out of me."

7 comments:

  1. Julie, you are amazing!!! We are sooo happy for you and your family. You are in our prayers and we are so grateful for this miracle. We love you very much!

    Craig, Heather and Cadence Cardall

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  2. Yes Julie we care! I check several times a day to see how you are doing and find myself anxiously waiting to get good news. As I consider the emotion felt in my family alone it is a good thing that you don't have it all upon yourself. It just would be too much. I hope you understand what I mean by that. I guess you could say that we are carrying what we can. Uncle Gary

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  3. Dave & Julie
    I have recently learned about the situation you are in. You are in my prayers. It sounds like you are a survivor and Incredibly Amazing! May this be a fast recovery and I wish I lived in Utah to attend the show.
    Katie Jensen Hadfield

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  4. Wow!!! Now that we can exhale I would like to take the time to express my sincere and heartfelt gratitude for all of your kind word and for all your thoughts and prayer for Julie and for our family at this time. You are all such a great support to us and it certainly gives us strength. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family that lost their loved one that made it possible for Julie to receive this new lease on life with a pair of new healthy young lungs. Our thoughts and prayer are with that family that they will be comforted in their time of unexpected loss.

    As many of you know, and some of you may not know, Julie’s older brother James also had Cystic Fibrosis who passed on 4 years ago at the age of 28 because of this dreaded disease. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about James and what a great person he is. We cannot thank enough those nurses, RTs, PTs and doctors at the U of U Hospital CF clinic and care units that have cared for James and Julie over these many, many years. Our love and sincere appreciation goes out to them for their tireless, kind, loving and professional care for James and Julie that most certainly extended their lives beyond expectations.

    I thank all of Julie’s close friends that have been with her every step of the way. What a great support you have been to her all her life, in times of health and in sickness you have been there for her. To watch your friendship has been an inspiration to me and I thank you for that. Now Julie will be that same outgoing, energetic girl she was back when she was young. Get ready!!!!

    We thank our family members that have been there for us all these years during James and Julies illness. Thank you for all your prayers when we asked for them and thank you for all your prayer even when we didn’t have to ask for them. Linda and I are extremely fortunate to have such good families.

    There are some people that just exemplify what the Savior has taught what kind of people ought we to be and they are the Hendrickson family. They are the example of charity, love, service, kindness and giving. They are always there to help and do what they can do. As an example of this, when it was determined that Julie was not able to bear children, both the Hendrickson sisters offered to be the surrogate for Julie. Alison carried the biological twin boys for Julie and Dave. To me this is the ultimate act of charity and love. Thank you to all the Hendrickson family for all your kindness and good works and for caring for Julie, Jackson and Ben the way you do. And thank you to Paul Cardall for inspiring and comforting Julie and Dave through this ordeal. And for all your work in putting together the lungsforjulie concert.
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  5. When you have only one daughter, the man she chooses to marry becomes pretty darn important to her father. However, I never had a concern with Julie as to what sort of man she would marry. But when she married Dave we got a little more than we even bargained for. We could not have asked for a better son(in-law). Dave is very attentive and supportive to Julie’s needs (as exemplified here in this blog) and caring for her. Dave is quite a guy. He often amazes me with his ability to juggle four, five or six things going on at the same time. It is quite remarkable to watch. Dave, thank you. It is near impossible to put into words how much we love you for taking such good care of our daughter, especially in her illness. Now the both of you will have a new live together. We are so excited for the both of you to now be able to experience only the things that you dreamed about you would be doing together because of your great faith. You chose to marry Julie because you saw the goodness in her. You saw past here illness and saw the kind and giving person that Julie is and you wanted that for all eternity. It takes a very special person to do what you have done. That shows what an extraordinary person you are. Now, we are so excited for you and Julie to live this new life together that will last for many, many years to come. We are all so greatly bless to have this miracle come in to our lives.

    Julie, you bring so much joy in my life. You have taught me so many great and important lesson in this life. You are a teacher to me and to so many around you. I cherish the relationship that we have together. You make me laugh, you make me focus on things that are important in this life, you make me proud. I cherish the relationship you had with your brother James, one which only you and he can fully understand. I am so happy for you. I pray that you will continue to recover from this remarkable surgery and be able to complete you mission here on earth as faithfully as you have thus far lived it. I am looking forward to many wonderful experiences with you and your family.

    What touches me the most about Julie’s new lease on life is that my wife Linda will have her very best friend around for many, many years to come. I cannot venture to think what it would do to Linda if she were to lose her very best friend and only daughter. We thank God for this miracle in our lives. And thank you Linda for being such an exemplary mother.

    And finally, but foremost, I give my most humble thankfulness to our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ, for His love and His atoning sacrifice so that all of us are able to enjoy all of life’s great experiences. For without Him, none of this would be possible.

    Rick – Julie’s loving father.

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  6. HI Julie. I am thinking about you. It seems surreal that last week I was catching up on this blog and learning all about your road to new lungs and then a week here you are. RECOVERING!! I am making Matt translate all the progress and "medical terminology." I am in tears. YOU HAVE AN AMAZING family and husband. Everybody is rooting for your recovery and praying. Praying hard that you can spend a long healthy life with your family. I will miss your beautiful purplish lips!! It sounds like your wit and spunk is still in tact. I love you! I am sorry I haven't kept in touch over the years. But know that I am thinking about you and really praying for your recovery. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date Dave! Julie is lucky to have you by her side.

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