February 05, 2011

Garren - Day 2

Thank you for the amazing outpouring of love and support, both for Garren and for the rest of us. Facebook, Twitter, email, texts, phone calls, visits, it's been amazing to see God's family coming together over us in this way. Thank you.

Just to catch you up - Garren had what is called an AVM. This mass of "tangle blood vessels" at the base of his brain, which is something that he was probably born with, ruptured in PE class yesterday.

The surgeons at CMC Main in Charlotte removed the AVM and now Garren is in PICU, recovering. We have not been able to speak to Garren. He is still unconscious, and they have him on medications to keep him sedated. These next few days will be all about allowing the brain to recover from the trauma that occurred.

At this point we know nothing about what will happen next. The doctors will watch him, they are doing and have done everything they can.

I would ask you to pray for Garren's recovery. Pray that he will heal, and that he will get back to normal.

If you want to visit, we welcome that. I or Nancy will gladly meet with you in the waiting area. Many have asked what you can do to help. Right now, we just need to get through the next couple of days. Then we will have a better idea of what's next. We will get a game plan together, and we will welcome your many offers to help.

Thank you again for your love and support.

Geoffrey, Nancy, Kara and Kelsey

30 comments:

Mike Cruser said...

we've been praying, and will continue to pray for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Please know that your Las Vegas family and friends are praying for you and your family.

Laura said...

George and Laura Harvey, parents of Mike Harvey, have Garren and your whole family in our Prayers. Our wish for a speedy healthy recovering is all we can hope for. May God give you strength to handle the next few days ahead of you. God Bless

Anonymous said...

Father God, That we may praise you in all things. Thank you for Geoffrey and Nancy and how you work so powerfully thru their lives. I ask that you give them physical and mental strength in abundance for the difficult days ahead. Thank you Lord as we are able to see your church in action and coming together to be all that the Janes family needs at this time. You truly are an awesome God and we rejoice with confidence that you are in the midst of all that is going on. We love you Lord and offer Garren up to you for healing. For you are the great healer and redeemer. We ask and pray in your Son's most holy name.

Widowhoodsucks said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers, from Piedmont Middle and the Radke family.

Anne Radke said...

Thoughts and prayers from Piedmont Middle and the Radke family.

Anonymous said...

The Crickard's are praying for God's mercy in this time and to give you and Nancy the strength needed.

Anonymous said...

lots of prayers being said for you and your family

Anonymous said...

The Wensevic family and friends are praying for a full recovery for him...and strength for you all!

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers for your precious one and all the family from Texas...

Michelle said...

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for Pastor Geoffrey and his family. They are one of the main reasons we are part of the Southbrook commumity and we ask that You watch over them as they look to You for their peace. We ask that you heal Garren as we know You can.
Through your Son's precious name we Pray.
Amen

Barbara said...

As Kelli and Billy have shared with me (Kelli's mom) what your family is experiencing now...I pray God continues to answer prayer in HIS perfect time and in HIS perfect way...and holds you all so very close in HIS arms of love. Praying...and expecting the perfect answer!

Wyatt Williams said...

Thoughts and prayers from the Willims family (Wyatt, Rick and Sharon) Hang in there sunshine, God has a plan for everybody and this must be his for you!

Anonymous said...

Garren we are praying for you, and I just wanted to let you know we all lovee youu! (:

You will be in my prayers!

Love, Heather Wogan! (:

Anonymous said...

garren ,
i just wanted to let you know i love you and everyoone is praying for you. okay? and you realy need to get better soon. I miss you and might come visit soon.
well love you kiddo,
~CHRISTI MAYHEW~

Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

Pastor Geoffrey, the boys and I have been praying all today and yesterday. We know the Lord has chosen to heal to complete recovery many times over and we keep praying for complete restoration and healing to the Garren his friends and family and church body has all known.

Rena said...

Praying for Garren and the entire family - have added all of you to the prayer list at Central United Methodist Church in Monroe. Rena McGee-Helms, Counselor at Piedmont Middle

Blaire Traywick said...

Geoff and Nancy,
Please know we are sending you lots of love and prayer. Please let me know if and what I can do.
Garren's friends are praying hard and constantly as well.

tom said...

Geoffrey, Nancy,Girls & Sunshine-

Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers..We hope Sunshine has a quick & healthy recovery. We know that God is with him and your family.
Love,
The Brann's
Ken,Cyndy,Kyndra & Kellend

Wanda Connell Parks said...

Pastor,
I received a request through Facebook to pray for a student who was in surgery yesterday. I did not know for whom I was praying, but I know the God to whom I was praying and I had full confidence that He was hearing my prayer and the prayers of many others. I just received notice that it was your son. My daughter, her husband, and her family attend Southbrook, and I was there for my grandson's baptism in the fall. I know that God has a purpose in this event, but I wanted to send you the prayer that I prayed and typed on Facebook for him last night. Here it is, and I continue to pray it:

Wanda Connell Parks February 4 at 7:03pm
God be with this student and his family at this time. You are in the miracle business, so touch his body and especially his brain right now. I pray the surgery will prove itself a total success! Most of all, I pray that you will make yourself known in a special way to this boy and His family. You are in control. Amen.

Christy Hall said...

Mr. and Mrs. Janes,

I am Garren's homeroom and Social Studies teacher. Please know that we are all thinking of Garren and wishing him a full recovery. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out for Garren and your family. If there is ANYTHING I can do, please don't hesitate to ask.

Christy Hall

Anonymous said...

Hi guys, I am praying for you guys and garrens recovery. Luv ya Diana

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Garren and You Guy's!! We Love You and Please let us know if we can do Anything for you or the kids!! Love, The Callender's

Dana Faircloth said...

Please know that the church family at First Baptist Indian Trail now have Garren and family on our prayer list Oh lord you are so mighty and merciful ,we love you so much,please Lord touch Garren and heal him completly Lord and wrap your arms around his family,only you know their needs right now Lord.We praise and love you and know a miracle can happen through you if it be your will Lord. In Jesus most heavenly name we pray .Amen
Love Joe & Dana parents of Deja Kissiah

Deja Kissiah said...

Garren,

Your in my thoughts and prayers every second of every day. I really want you get better and have a quicky recovery. I just met you this year but it seems like I have known you forever. You are an amazing friend and I am praying for you nonstop because I know God can and will make you better <3

Love, Deja Kissiah<3

Anonymous said...

we at Covenant Baptist Church are praying for a full recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Janet said...

Nancy, You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since Friday afternoon. The entire ED team at CMC Union is praying for Garren.

Janet Barbee, RN

Anonymous said...

Garren, we are praying for you and your family.I will come and visit as soon as I can.

Jeremiah Bellissimo

Anonymous said...

Praying for Garren, your family, and the doctors at Mt. Holly UMC in Rock Hill, SC. May God comfort and bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Garren, i love you and im still praying for you. you are always in my thought. i wanna come and see you and i will. Feel better soon and i love you :) <333

Love, Sarah Chiarelli<33