Ollie is Home

Dear Family & Friends: After spending 10-days at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Ollie is home with his family. Ollie was put through another battery of tests related to his brain, heart, lungs and other internal organs. Everything came back normal. So, why the episodes? The doctors believe that the episodes are caused by “shunting” […]


Deja vu all over again

Dear Family & Friends: Today, we admitted Ollie to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  He was here for 7 weeks in late 2009.  The doctors did not feel it was safe for him to travel, so we had no choice but to re-admit him to CHOC. Once we stabilize Ollie and do further testing, we […]


Burke Expeditions

Everest dispatches will start soon!Everest Ice fall



Dear Family & Friends: The doctors have not approved Ollie for transport via a commercial airline because of his serious medical condition. They want him transported via medevac. His insurance carrier has not approved this expense. We have filed an appeal. The trip to Boston this Sunday has been cancelled pending the appeal. If we […]


Ollie Update

Dear Family & Friends: Ollie’s episodes have gotten significantly worse.  They are more severe and last longer.  (For those of you not familiar with this issue, please visit My Training Partner) We have a team of medical specialists ready to evaluate Ollie at Boston Children’s Hospital, and we are flying him there tonight. Please keep […]