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A prayer request

Regular blog poster Mark sent me this e-mail this afternoon:

``My son Jonathan was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy today, was wondering
you could post something about it on your blog to get some more awareness
for this disasese. Jonathan more than likely has Duchennes

Mark, would you please explain that particular kind of Muscular Dystrophy please?

Prayers are coming

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 03/09/2006 - 3:33pm


Thanks a ton for this, you have no idea how much it means to my Family and I.


Thu, 03/09/2006 - 3:35pm

Beckers MD is a less severe form of this disease(sp) but Jonathan has Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy

Tony E
Thu, 03/09/2006 - 4:32pm

Mark my thoughts and prayers are with your family tonight. Gheesh this kind of puts all of the debates here about hockey into perspective.
Just an idea but contact Nanci. Maybe the booster club could help get something together with the Komets to raise awareness/funding? With so much money these days going to HIV and Cancer M.S. is sometimes overlooked when it comes to charitable work.

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 4:49pm

Thanks for the idea Tony E.

I'll email her and see what happens..

Next weekend, Rick Bireley, a good friend of mine, is helping arrange pictures to be taken with some of the players in thier uniform before a game.

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 6:26pm

Mark, the Komets Booster Club would LOVE to help you out in any way possible! I'm sure there would be something we could do to raise awareness.

I'm so sorry to hear about your son. My thoughts are with you and your family in this trying time.

Please let us (the KBC) know if there's anything we can do to help you, Mark. Here is our e-mail: kometsboosterclub@yahoo.com

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 6:43pm


We will pray for your son. Hope he gets better. Hopefully a Komet hockey game will cheer him up.


Thu, 03/09/2006 - 7:10pm


Your son and your family are in my prayers. As Laurie said, the booster club will do all that it can to help in any way! Be sure to let us know!!


Thu, 03/09/2006 - 7:42pm

Mark my thoughts and prayers are with your family tonight.
If the booster club does something for Jonathan and needs help in anyway please e-mail me.Again i am so sorry.

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 8:44pm

Sorry to hear about your son Mark and you will be on my family's prayers. Its terrible when something like happens to a child.

Thu, 03/09/2006 - 10:00pm

You definitely have mine Mark. Sad to see this happen to your son and your family.

Fri, 03/10/2006 - 5:12am


Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. There is a prayer chain where I work where we email each other with prayer request. I will contact them and put your family on the list. May God give you peace, comfort and strength during this time.


Fri, 03/10/2006 - 11:46am

Thanks to everyone for pitching in. It will make a difference.

Fri, 03/10/2006 - 1:15pm

Mark, so sorry to hear about this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Listen to your Dr's, other experts and do your own research. I've found that your own research helps you make decisions on all the advice dr's and others give.
Tell Jonathan Burgee will be thinking of him while rooting on the Komets this weekend.

Fri, 03/10/2006 - 9:03pm

Prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family!! Kelli

Sat, 03/11/2006 - 9:25am


I was sorry to hear about your son's health. I will definetly keep Jonathan in my prayers.

Sat, 03/11/2006 - 5:21pm

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Blake a special thank you for posting this on your blog...

If anyone wants to come up and say hi to me...I usually sit in 202 next to the super suite..I'll have Jonathan with me tomorrow night..I'm so looking forward to the game..

Thanks once again..