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 Ollie in your thoughts and prayers.  We desperately need answers and treatment options for our Angel.

Hug your children and grandchildren.  Family is  everything.



45 thoughts on “Ollie Update

  1. I keep your little partner Ollie in my prayers daily, I will include prayers for all of the family, for strength and peace..Much love to all of you.
    Mary Jane

  2. Bill and Sharon. Ollie is always in my prayers, but will put him on the prayer chain at work. Love to you and give my love to Simon and Amy.

  3. Dear Bill, Sharon & family,
    My prayers are with you, Ollie, the doctors & all of your family. I am so sorry to hear Ollie is getting worse, but I know that prayers are powerful & that we live miracles daily. I also pray for a safe trip to Boston & back. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you & keep you in His safe, loving care. Love & Blessings, Betty

  4. Bill…hang in there and our best wishes for Ollie….”one day at a time!”
    He will get better because as he needs to help you do your traverse…right! We will call it “Ollie’s short rope!”
    You are in our prayers,

    John & Ryan

  5. Praying! We know our great physician is faithful! I pray for peace in the midst of these scary episodes and that God would give the Dr.’s the wisdom, knowledge and direction they need to take regarding Ollie’s care. I pray you will get answers and that you are seeing God’s faithfulness and love and provision in all of this. He knows exactly what you are going through and may He continue to be your rock! Love and prayers, Summer and family

  6. Dear Amy,Simon,Bill and Sharon ,
    Please know that you are all in our hearts as you travel to Boston. Ollie is so special ! Love, Judy and Jeff

  7. We are so sorry to hear that. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Amy and Simon if there is anyway we can help, let us know.

  8. I will keep all of you in my prayers and trust that these doctors will be able to help determine what they can do for your sweet angel.

  9. Ollie is in good hands at Boston Childrens…spent many days there sleeping on a cot with my daughter…she’s now 47!!!…I know it’s a daunting trip…so i’ll send my angels to assist you…much love to all of you…gerry

  10. Dearest Bill and Sharon… we are thinking nothing but positive thoughts that this trip will b a success. You, Ollie, family and doctors are in our prayers…

  11. Bill. Sharon, Amy, and Simon: “Get good advice and you will succeed; don’t go charging into battle without a plan.” Proverbs 20:10. Our prayers will be that the team of doctors can successfully come up with a plan and course of action for Ollie’s treatment.

    Blessings and travel mercies, Rick

  12. Bill, best wishes to you and your family. You shot to the top of my prayer list! Bless you for your dedication, patience and love for family.

    Sincerely, Sandy (one of your trail friends)

  13. God does not let down those who believe. He will watch over all of you. We are praying for your whole family.
    Love Jerry and Linda

  14. Bill, My best to you and the Family. Love & Hug your Family is so right, Life is short and we all need a reminder of what is important. I am thinking and praying for you all. dc

  15. Bill,
    I am praying for both Ollie and all of you — for God to show both His mercy and power at this tough time, as you already know He does. Thank you for sharing Ollie’s need, and hope you are encouraged by the outpouring of love and prayers I see here.
    Kit (& Greg & family)

  16. Bill,
    our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family but especially with Oli. We hope that the drs in Boston can help him and give you comfort that a recovery is possible.
    We feel so helpless when a youngster has to suffer.
    Best wishes and warmest regards

  17. When i met you Mr. Burke it was because of your grandson Ollie who became one of my favorite patients. Your dedication to him is so wonderful and loving, My prayers to Amy,Simon, and the rest of your family, God Bless You Ollie. You have a wonderful family that will keep fighting, your support group is phenominal, hang in there!!!

  18. Praying for wisdom for the medical team.
    Praying for answers and solutions.
    Praying for faith, strength and perseverance for each and everyone of you.
    Praying for God’s blessings to pour down upon each of you.
    Prayng for peace and healing for Ollie.

  19. Dear Bill (and family),
    I am the mother of a most talented son, Aki, who has PLS, and I recently learned that it often turns into ALS, aka Lou Gehrigs’s disease. I know how it is to cope with a disabled condition in a parent/family and my thoughts are with you. May God bless you all.
    Sincerely, Lilly

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