Gloria and Willem are very special to our family and I ask that you add them to your prayer list. I received this letter from her and I want to be sure that he has as many people as possible praying for him.....thanks everyone.
letter from gloria
On Monday the 20th at 7:30 am, Willem will have quad bypass surgery at the
Heart Center in Wichita.
The heart catherization this morning showed 2 arteries blocked 100%, 1
blocked 95% and 1 blocked 90%. They would not even release him to come
home for the weekend as they said it was far too unsafe.
One nurse in the ICU said he was a walking time bomb (meaning he could
go at any time) and that he was indeed a very lucky man to have found
this while just doing a stress test which resulted in this morning's
Of course, we are shocked but so very happy that he can be helped by the
surgery. The Dr thinks he will come out fine because of his low blood
pressure, his good cholesterol, not having smoked for 20 years, in good
physical condition as far as exercise etc. We feel as though we have
been watched over by a loving God who has kept Willem safe enough to be
able to get the chance to receive a gift of renewed health to his sick
We surely would appreciate your prayers for not only Willem but for his
surgeon to use his healing skill to give Willem a repaired heart and