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Prayer request

The boy on the left is Jonathan Shepler, and the guy making the funny face is his brother... Blake. No kidding. It's true, and I had nothing to do with it.

They are the sons of blogger Mark (also known as Kmtshcky17) and Jodi Shepler and the nephews of Janice Shepler (Musical Chairs competitor extroidinaire and master sign designer). From here I'll let Mark explain, "As some of you know, my son Jonathan has Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy. Over the last several weeks he has been really sick, first it was broncities, then a viral infection and finally turned to Pnemonia. Well you can imagine the toll it took on his already weak and fragile body. Today I got bad news that the doctor isn't very optomistic that Jonathan will ever walk again. Not saying that this was totally unexpected, I knew it was gonna happen eventually, but not at 8 yrs old..."

Jonathan has not walked in two weeks so we're asking for some prayers. Along with being an ultimate Komets fanatic, Jonathan is known for his high spirits and positive attitude.

Mark again: "I asked him last night if he would be disappointed if he couldn't walk again, he was like “No” and I was like you won't be able to play hockey in the kitchen with your brother

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 04/14/2009 - 5:56pm

Thanks for that story Blake. I have been a little low lately. Every once in a while we all need to hear those stories to realize how blessed we are when we got our health. The young lad will be in my prayers. What a great attitude he has. God bless him.....

Tue, 04/14/2009 - 7:59pm

Jonathan always stay positive like that buddy!

Tue, 04/14/2009 - 8:41pm

His optimism is refreshing.Stay strong Jonathan!I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Wed, 04/15/2009 - 11:37am

Mark, my thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and especially Jonathon.

grandma deb
Wed, 04/15/2009 - 6:39pm

to my beloved grandson, jon and his wonderful brother blake, i love you both more than i can say - love you, love you, love you!!!! to my beautiful and strong daughter jodi,thank you for being such a wonderful mother and for all that you do. to my wonderful son-in-law andy, thank you for all that you do and all that you are for my daughter and my grandsons. god bless, god be with all of you and please know that i love all of you very, very much. p.s. you go jon, you're so sexy, ohhhh yeah, you're sooo sexy!!!!! i love you all, love xoxoxoxo grandma deb

renee b
Thu, 04/16/2009 - 9:03pm

jodi, andi, and debi

I want you all to know that you all are in my prayers and my thoughts everyday. Please know that if there is anything that I can do for you please don't be afraid to call.

Stay strong Jon and may God be by your side everyday.

love you all,
renee ( G-House)