Here's the latest update from John:


I wanted to give you a quick update about Dale.  Dale is fighting hard but he is struggling to keep up.  He is comfortable and alert.  He was awake and able to communicate through eye contact, a squeeze of the hand, and some writing on a pad.  But, he has a respirator over his mouth and nose and is unable to speak as a result.

Dale is surrounded by his family, including his son Barry, his sisters Nancy and Mary Ann, and Joan.  Other family members are arriving in town to see Dale.  Monsignor Carr visited Dale again around noon at the sisters’ request which was a great comfort to him.

Ann and I visited this afternoon and prayed a rosary over Dale.  He is comforted in knowing so many are praying for him.  He has a small cross resting on his chest which keeps the Lord close to him.

Please continue your prayers for Dale that he may be at peace knowing he is loved by many, uplifted by your prayers, and is a man of faith and close to the Lord. 

Best, John


Here's a link to the Lotsa Helping Hands Site for Dale: