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Chad and Sue H. / Thursday, December 27 2007 02:41 PM

We think of all of you often. We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and wish that the New Year is much less eventful than 2007. Pictures of the girls are great!

Dawn Stinnard / Wednesday, December 26 2007 09:21 PM

I love the photos, especially the scrubs. She''ll fit in perfectly with the nurses. Watch she might become part of the staff. It''s nice to see them smiling and having fun. Hope you and Shane had as much fun as the girls. Bless the family and know your in our prayers.

The Bollingers / Wednesday, December 26 2007 04:27 PM

Looking at all the pictures it looks like everyone had a wonderful Christmas dispite being in the hospital. It didn''t seem to damper the holiday spirit. Our thoughts and prayers continue for all of you.

uni-brower / Wednesday, December 26 2007 05:42 AM

We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and xtra prayers for our little Ally to come home soon--Love to all

jodee reid / Wednesday, December 26 2007 03:26 AM

Merry Christmas to you all. Wishing you a less eventful year for 2008.

AuntSherry & Uncle Wally / Wednesday, December 26 2007 01:11 AM

Merry Christmas to all of you. We are thinking of you today.. Glad to hear Ashley is doing better, hope to hear good new for Ally also. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. Love ya,

Luis & Cheryl / Tuesday, December 25 2007 05:46 PM

Ally, Ashley, Jill & Shane, We wish you a very Merry Christmas and you be blessed with health, peace and happiness this coming 2008!!!

Michelle Wallace / Tuesday, December 25 2007 05:09 PM

I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and tell you that I think and pray for you daily. I haven''t commented before, but I wanted to reach out to you today. Your whole family is such an inspiration to me. Love you

phil h / Tuesday, December 25 2007 04:17 PM

Merry Christmas Heintz family

D.Stinnard / Tuesday, December 25 2007 03:28 PM

Merry Christmas hope it is as fun as you can make it being in the hospital again. Hope the girls both feel well soon and everyone can came home soon. God Bless and know you''re in our prayers.

Audrey Eddinger / Tuesday, December 25 2007 03:21 PM

Merry Christmas to your whole family, hope things go well with Ally. Glad Ashley is doing better. God Bless

Nurse Karen / Tuesday, December 25 2007 11:03 AM

Wishing you a peaceful joyful day today. The Lenker Family

Cheryl & Tom / Tuesday, December 25 2007 05:16 AM

Merry Christmas to you and hope Ally comes home soon.

Eileen / Monday, December 24 2007 11:13 PM

So glad to hear Ashley is out and feeling better, she looks like she had a fun ice skating,it''s wonderful that you continue to fit in fun activities for her. Ally, as always, is amazing! Here''s hoping for decannulation-soon! Hope all of you have a terrific Christmas, being together is what matters, looking forward to this year''s video!

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D.Stinnard / Sunday, December 23 2007 04:04 PM

Sorry my mistake it''s not Jordon it''s Logan Sorry. please pass our prayers along.

Dawn Stinnard / Sunday, December 23 2007 04:01 PM

God Bless you and the family in this time of need. Keep up the faith that everything is going to be fine. The faith in the season and the hope that everyone will be home for Christmas. P.S. Please let Melissa know she is also in our prayers during the holidays. Hopefully it will give her strength to make it through at this time of year. We''ll hang a star for Jordon and the girls. Bless you and Merry Christmas.

Carol Yeager / Saturday, December 22 2007 11:24 PM

Please give the girls all my prayers and tell them to continue to be strong I know they must get their strength from their mother.God Bless and keep the faith.With all our love allways

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Saturday, December 22 2007 10:36 PM

We pray O Lord for you to heal Ally. We give thanks for Ashley''s good progress. Watch over Jill and Sbane. Grant them strength and patiene. In the name of the coming Christ, Amen.

Carolyn Wing/Angel_wings / Saturday, December 22 2007 03:47 PM

I am so sorry you are in the hospital and I pray you will get better soon. Hugs and prayers.

Robin - Angel_Wings / Saturday, December 22 2007 03:45 PM

Praying you are feeling better soon! And praying Ashley continues to get better also! Praying for Mommy and Daddy also, so they can stay ''sane'' throughout all of this! Sending GREAT BIG Angel hugs, smiles and rainbows!

The Bollingers / Saturday, December 22 2007 02:56 PM

Glad to hear Ashley was able to come home but saddened that Ally needed to be admitted. Stay strong Ally, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Trish/Angel_Wings / Saturday, December 22 2007 01:50 PM

We are surrounding you in all our prayers sweetheart for healing.. Trish/Angel_Wings

Jodee Reid / Saturday, December 22 2007 01:44 PM

Jill and Shane I guess the roller coaster is not letting you off just yet. Praying that you can bring Ally home for Christmas and that this is just a minor set back.

Carol Brothers / Saturday, December 22 2007 12:55 PM

Hi Ally, I am so sorry to hear you are in the hospital. I am praying hard for you to get back home quickly. Love and prayers. Carol/Angel_Wings

MJ/Angel_Wings / Saturday, December 22 2007 12:42 PM

Morning Ally I am so sorry you are in the hospital, I am praying the Drs can quickly find and treat the problem. Hugs precious little girl, know that you are being surrounded with love and prayers.

phil h / Saturday, December 22 2007 12:38 PM

Glad to hear tht Ashley came home, and let''s hope for another short stay for Ally in the hosptial

Lindsey Riegner / Friday, December 21 2007 05:38 PM

I know this is a very trying time for all of you, but hang in there. The confidence that you have in your children''s bravery is amazing and I''m sure it''s giving them both the drive to fight!! Tell Ashley that I don''t anyone''s ever looked cooler with an IV!! ;-) Keep those smiles going! As always, I''m here if you need anything!

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Cheryl H / Saturday, December 22 2007 12:56 PM

Jill and Shane, I am headed over to the church tonight. I''ll light a candle for each of you. I''m so glad to hear that Ashely is home. C-diff is such a nasty bug. Hopefully with all the prayers Ally can join her soon. Miss you all & think of you daily, Cheryl

uni-brower / Saturday, December 22 2007 04:55 AM

our prayers are for our little girl to get healthy and start to feel better soon.We will say xtra prayers for all of you guys

Carol Yeager / Friday, December 21 2007 11:20 PM

Guess its true whaen they say

Cheryl & Tom / Friday, December 21 2007 04:10 PM

Sending many many prayers for your family at the Christmas time. Please know that we are praying for Ally''s continued improvement, Ashley''s recovery and for strength for the entire family

The Bohn Family / Friday, December 21 2007 03:13 PM

Dear Jill,Shane, You and your girls are in our prayers. Hope Ashley will feel better soon,and Ally is recovering every day. Our hopes to your family that you will all be together for Christmas.

jodee reid / Friday, December 21 2007 02:31 PM

HI Jill Sorry to hear Ashley is in the hospital. This must seem like a nightmare. We once had Matisse in one room in the hospital and Kalani in another it was a very stressful time! Hope both girls get well enough so you can all enjoy the holiday together at your home away from home.

The Davidheiser''s / Friday, December 21 2007 02:23 PM

Jill and Shane, our prayers are with you every day. We will send extra for all of you. We hope that Ashley can get stronger to come home and that Ally can stay well. Keep the faith and know that everyone is pulling for you.

Sarita Staines / Friday, December 21 2007 01:56 PM

I have added you to our prayer chain for Ashley''s recovery, Ally''s protection and a healthy quiet Christmas at home together.

Andrea Steffe / Friday, December 21 2007 01:22 PM

Jill and Shane, Please know that I am praying for all of you--especially that Ashley recovers soon from her infection and that Ally does not have it, too. I will also be praying that both girls will be home for Christmas.

The Bollingers / Friday, December 21 2007 01:14 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ashley will fight this disease and Ally will be strong and avoid it. Our wish is that everyone will be together for Christmas. God Bless.

Pastor & Kathy / Friday, December 21 2007 11:52 AM

Heavenly Father, we pray for healing for Ashley as she fights this infection and we pray that Ally would be protected from it. Pour out on Shane and Jill and extra portion of your love. Grant them strength and patience. In the name of the great gift of Christmas, Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Susan / Friday, December 21 2007 10:31 AM

I know exactly what you are going through. My 5 year old son is being treated for C-dif since last Monday. It is torture for the kids. Hang in there the flagyl has done wonders for him. Hand washing, hand washing, hand washing. Hopefully Ashley can get out soon and you can all enjoy a wonderful Christmas at home in Pittsburgh.

phil h / Friday, December 21 2007 09:29 AM

I will say something in Sunday School, and we will pray for both girls

Steph / Friday, December 21 2007 04:37 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Ashley.. Oh it must be hard having two children, wanting them to be able to play together but knowing how sick ally can get... My prayers are with you. I know its hard as an adult transplant pateint.. cant imagine what you go through as a parent of a transplant child... keep an eye on that little ally... Can they do anything preventive for ally? I know my docs would do that sometimes if they knew I was exposed. Hang in there. THings do get better... you will catch a break..

Brenda & Rod / Friday, December 21 2007 04:08 AM

we are saying extra prayers for ashley and ally and of course for both of you shane and jill, hopefully you will have a wonderful christmas as a family and the new year will be brighter, may ashley get well and ally stay well with NO infections. keep the faith.

Dawn Stinnard / Friday, December 21 2007 03:52 AM

God Bless you all for all you have to go through. Hope Ashley is feeling better and will be home soon with no side effects, and Ally doesn''t come down with it. We''ll keep praying for the family. Hopefully everyone will be home for Christmas. God Bless

Angela Houck and Family / Thursday, December 20 2007 08:19 PM

Shane and Jill, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all the time. We check Ally''s site constantly to keep updated on your triumphs and struggles. We will say many extra prayers for you at this difficult time. We pray that Ashley is feeling better and able to come home soon, that Ally is able to stay healthy through all of this, and for strength for the two of you to make it through this.

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Johanna / Thursday, December 20 2007 06:07 PM

Great to hear ally is back home again, and I''m sure Ashley will not be far behind! Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Johanna

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, December 19 2007 09:31 PM

The LOrd up above knows just how to test our strength and tis is your testing time,I suppose Just keep on praying and I know that things will be ok in the long run for you and your family God Bless

Margaret Huber / Wednesday, December 19 2007 06:06 PM

Please know that are hearts and prayers are still with your family. We appreciate the updates on Ally''s condition and have been following her progress constantly. We hope Ashley will be home with all of you for Christmas.

Children''s School Kindergarten / Wednesday, December 19 2007 03:46 PM

Please tell Ashley we''re hoping she gets well soon and we miss her. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Jeanne / Wednesday, December 19 2007 02:59 PM

Wow! I''m glad to hear Ally''s feeling better and will be home for Christmas. I''m sure Ashley''s visit will a short one also. I guess it''s a little strange for her to be on that side of the bed. Please give both of those sweet girls a big hug from all of us here. I will keep praying that you guys get some peace and are able to celebrate the holiday as one family under one roof! Much love and good thoughts to you all... Love, Jeanne

The Davidheiser''s / Wednesday, December 19 2007 02:23 PM

It''s wonderful to hear that Ally is back home. After Ashley gets there, you''ll all be together and hopefully, you''ll be able to spend Christmas together as a family. We will pray for that! You all deserve it!

Jeff & Kathy / Wednesday, December 19 2007 02:09 PM

We''re so glad to hear the news about Ally and pray that Ashley will soon be back to normal. God''s blessings to all of you as you deal with all that''s been put on you. You''re in our thoughts and prayers.

Oscar S. / Wednesday, December 19 2007 02:08 PM

Knowing why we really celebrate Christmas, we pray that your entire family experiences a

Kathy Hyland / Wednesday, December 19 2007 01:22 PM

Shane, I hope Ashley starts feeling better and Ally continues her progress. I don''t know how you and Jill do it! Take care, my positive thoughts are with you, I hope you all have a happy, healthy, and uneventful holiday.

Sandy Maicher / Wednesday, December 19 2007 01:06 PM

Our prayers continue to be with all of you for strength and healing for everyone. As parents we always seem to find the strength to do what we need to do for our children. I''m glad that Ally was able to come home and I''m sure Ashley will be home soon also. God Bless all of you.

phil h / Wednesday, December 19 2007 12:32 PM

glad to hear thta Ally''s home, and I will pray for Ashley and hope that it''s a short visit for her as well. My 6th grade teacher Mr. Trainer always said in class that patience is a virtue. Isn''t that the truth. Yes Shane, things do get eaiser

The Bollingers / Wednesday, December 19 2007 11:26 AM

We are happy to hear that Ally is home and hoping that Ashley will feel better soon so she can be home as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Pastor & Kathy / Wednesday, December 19 2007 11:25 AM

Grant patience, O Lord, to Shane and Jill and grant healing to Ashley. Strengthen her each day. We give you thanks that Ally is home and we pray your healing for her. We give you thanks for the great gift of Jesus. In his name, Amen.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, December 19 2007 11:09 AM

Morning I am so thankful Ally is home and I will be praying for Ashley will recover quickly and be able to come home. I will be lifting you all up in prayer.

Keri / Wednesday, December 19 2007 11:06 AM

I think if you wrote a book, people would not believe the stories are true! I hope Ashley recovers quickly and that Ally keeps improving. I''m wishing for a joyful, peaceful holiday out of the hospital for all of you!!

Diane / Wednesday, December 19 2007 10:44 AM

I''m happy to hear Ally is better and at home and hope that Ashley will soon be home, too. I prayer that you will find yet more strength and patience to get beyond this latest bump in the road.

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Noelle / Monday, December 17 2007 04:45 PM

Sad news so close to Christmas. I am sure that while she was home, every minute was cherished. That I am sure Ally is thankful for. At lease there was enough time to sit with Santa!

mbh / Monday, December 17 2007 01:28 PM

My thoughts and prayers, as always, are with you. Please, doc''s, get Ally home for Xmas!

steph / Monday, December 17 2007 02:52 AM

Sorry to hear she is back in the hospital. I am glad you got in quickly. Unfortunately (as you know) life of a transplant patient is unknown day to day... but it does get better... even with all the organs.. We will pray she can get out for christmas. Glad you got a trip in to new york. take care steph www.caringbridge.org/visit/stephanie6

Carol Yeager / Monday, December 17 2007 01:57 AM

I wa so sorry to hear about Ally being in the hospital again but just dont lose your faith and I am sure things will be ok in time .I send my best wishes and also good tidings to all of you and I will keep Ally in my prayers. GOD BLESS

Sandra DiCesare / Monday, December 17 2007 12:16 AM

We had not checked in with you guys since last week. We are so sorry Ally is back in the hospital. Hopefully she is feeling better. We are always thinking of you. Hope to talk to you soon!!! Love and hugs to all of you!!!!!

Jen Harmer / Sunday, December 16 2007 09:38 PM

So sorry to hear Ally is back in the hospital. I am keeping my fingers crossed that she will be well enough to return home in time for Christmas. Take Care.

uni-brower / Sunday, December 16 2007 08:11 PM

So sorry to hear-but it''s only a little set-back-xtra prayers-- hope all are well

Dawn Stinnard / Sunday, December 16 2007 02:39 AM

Sorry to hear the news. Hopefully everything will clear up quickly and you will be home soon. The family is in our prayers.

The Davidheiser''s / Saturday, December 15 2007 10:51 PM

We were so sorry to hear that Ally was back in the hospital. Our prayers continue for her and the whole family. Hopefully you can be back together again real soon.

Carol Brothers / Saturday, December 15 2007 02:23 PM

Ally, I am so sorry you are back in the hospital. I am sending up prayers that the fever and infection are gone quickly and this is a short hospital stay and you are back home for for the Holidays. Love and Prayers, Carol/Angel_Wings

The Bollingers / Saturday, December 15 2007 01:08 PM

Sorry to hear Ally is back in the hospital. Stay strong Ally and you will be home soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Aunt Jeanne / Saturday, December 15 2007 12:45 PM

hi sweetie! Sorry to hear you are back in the hospital. I hope that it is a very short visit and you will soon be home again to enjoy Santa and Christmas. Many prayers and hugs coming your way... Love, Aunt Jeanne

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Saturday, December 15 2007 12:20 PM

Our prayers continue for healing for Ally and for patience for Jill, Shane and Ashley. We pray that this set back will be brief and that Ally will be back home soon. Pastor and Kathy

phil h / Saturday, December 15 2007 12:09 PM

Sorry to hear that Ally is back in the hosptial. Let''s hope and pray that it''s a short visit and she''ll be home for Christmas

MJ/Angel_Wings / Saturday, December 15 2007 11:38 AM

Ally I am so sorry you are in the hospital. I am praying for the Drs to find the cause of your fever quickly and hae a perfect course of treatment for you. As always you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and Angel Kisses

Carolyn Wing/Angel_wings / Saturday, December 15 2007 11:31 AM

Ally: I am sorry you are back in the hospital. I am praying that the doctors can find the sourse of this fever and treat it so you can go home soon. Hugs and prayers.

The Owens Family / Friday, December 14 2007 08:22 PM

We pray for the day when a CLV is a thing of the past. Those darn things! Always giving us problems. Thinking of you ALL.

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D.Stinnard / Thursday, December 13 2007 03:37 AM

Happy hoidays to the family may they be bright with laughter and fun. You''ll all be home in our hearts and prayers. The time is hectic but the news sounds good. so enjoy time together.

sheri waldman / Wednesday, December 12 2007 03:05 PM

I am so glad that you guys are able to spend this holiday season as a family all together at home. Everyone has been praying so hard for Ally and her recovery, as well as for all of you. God bless you all and may you have the best Christmas ever!

Margaret Ann / Wednesday, December 12 2007 01:53 PM

Happy Holidays

Carla Brodbeck / Wednesday, December 12 2007 12:59 PM

You are all in our daily prayers. You deserve this time with your girls and, hopefully, some time to yourself. Although you have many doctor''s appointments, they all sound like they''re echoing good news. Praise the Lord! You have a wonderful Christmas. We all look forward to updates, but you just enjoy

phil h / Wednesday, December 12 2007 12:42 PM

Glad to hear everythings going well, and that Ally is getting better. It''s just amazing what the power of prayer can do. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR AND BEST WISHES FOR 2008

The Bollingers / Wednesday, December 12 2007 11:24 AM

So happy to hear that everything is going well for Ally. It takes a real angel to do everything that you have done and continue to do. It is nice that you are able to get away and enjoy yourself for a while. Your in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

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Brady & Andrea Reed / Friday, December 7 2007 12:59 AM

Shane and Jill, We are so incredibly pleased that your family will be able to all be together and celebrating Christmas at home! We pray for all of you each night, that God will give you the strength to get through this together. Our prayers will certainly be with Logan''s family as well. We miss you guys! Love, The Reeds

Tracy Lambeth / Thursday, December 6 2007 06:00 AM

Shane & Jill: Writing you all the way from Phoenix, AZ. I have to admit that with our recent move, I''ve been remiss in checking your website for updates. I am THRILLED to see how well Ally and Ashley are doing, and of course, so sad to hear of the passing of Logan. God bless his family during this time of grief. I will make sure to hug and kiss my twins a little more often than I regularly do tomorrow. Much love and continued prayers are being sent your way...

Johanna / Wednesday, December 5 2007 07:08 PM

What wonderful news! I''ve been out of town for over two weeks and come back to this wonderful update! Congratulations to everyone!

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, December 5 2007 03:25 PM

PLEASE send our sympathy and prayers to Logan''s family and we all hope that they know that they are in our thoughts and prayers each and every day. May GOD bless and keep giving them the strength and belief that will carry them through these sad times.sincerely your''s The Yeager''s

Dawn Stinnard / Wednesday, December 5 2007 02:30 AM

Bless Melissa and know God has healed Logan. We all pray for the family and friends who know a wonderful young man. May God take care of you and give you strength in this time of need. Bless you.

Kathy & Jeff / Tuesday, December 4 2007 01:52 PM

Our hearts and prayers go out to Logan''s family. There is no pain so deep as the death of a child. We can expect to lose our parents to death, and perhaps our spouse, but not our children. We had identical twin grandsons born way too soon (24 weeks, a little over one pound each). Our precious Jonas did not survive. His identical twin, Hiram, is now 5 and has some struggles. You are so right that our children are such a precious gift. The NICU experience gives an entirely different perspective of life and of what''s truly important. Please know that we, as many others are, continuing to lift up you and your family in prayer before the Lord. May God give you the strength and wisdom you need for each day.

phil h / Tuesday, December 4 2007 01:34 PM

Please give Logan

phil h / Tuesday, December 4 2007 01:33 PM

Please give Logan

The Bollingers / Tuesday, December 4 2007 12:25 PM

Sorry to hear about Logan. The pain little ones go through, doesn''t seem right. As his mom said, he is home. Our prayers continue. God Bless!

Deanna Johnson / Tuesday, December 4 2007 12:25 PM

Melissa is such an amazing mother and I hope and pray that she has comfort in knowing that Logan is at peace. Please call me for we can all use some support during this difficult time with our children. Deanna (Zac''s mom) 410-409-6552

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Tuesday, December 4 2007 11:52 AM

Heavenly Father, Thank you for Logan''s life with us. Receive him now to your nearer presence. Send the comfort of your Holy Spirit to his Mom and all those near and dear. Remind us again of the good news of Jesus'' Resurrection and the promise of life in your kingdom. Amen.

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uni-brower / Tuesday, December 4 2007 04:40 AM

they are on our list--give them a hug for us

Dawn Stinnard / Tuesday, December 4 2007 01:16 AM

Logan and family are in our prayers too. Hope all goes well. Your family is always in our prayers too. Hope you are enjoying the kaos at home. Prayers to all that need them.

phil h / Sunday, December 2 2007 03:53 PM

our thoughts and prayers are with Logan and his family

The Bollingers / Sunday, December 2 2007 03:36 PM

Our thoughts and prayers will be with Logan and his mom along with your family.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Sunday, December 2 2007 12:14 PM

Heavenly Father, send your healing power to Logan. Watch over him and his mother in these hours of anxious waiting. Amen.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Sunday, December 2 2007 11:22 AM

Jill I will be keeping Logan and his Mom in my prayers. I hope you are all well and precious Ally you are in my thoughts and prayers Hugs

Sandra / Sunday, December 2 2007 02:44 AM

We will Add Logan and his mom to our prayers!!!! Thinking of you all and hope you are all settled and enjoying time as a family. Hope to talk to you soon!!!!!

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uni-brower / Saturday, December 1 2007 04:45 AM

GREAT NEWS-so glad to hear that everyone is together--Great pictures--Best gift ever--still saying those prayers--Hugs to all-

Cheryl / Friday, November 30 2007 06:19 PM

Way to go Ally!!!! I hope you get that trach out before Santa comes. The pictures of you and Ashley are beautiful. Ashley I hope you feel better.

Dawn Stinnard / Friday, November 30 2007 02:32 AM

Shane,Jill,Ashley and Ally great news Hurray!!! She''s home sounds wonderful. You know you''ll have a wonderful holiday together. He sent you a special present to have her home. The pictures are great to see her smile wonderful. Prayers for the family and all that what to come home.

brenda and rod / Friday, November 30 2007 01:44 AM

we are so happy to hear this great news, what a great holiday wish come true, sending prayers of joy and also more good wishes as ally continues to heal.

Jana Ulrich / Friday, November 30 2007 01:32 AM

Congratulations! We are so happy for all of you! What a blessing and perfect timing! We''ve been keeping up to date on Ally''s progress and are so thankful that she''s reached this milestone! We wish you nothing but continued health and a speedy family reunion!

Bruce and Deb Stoudt / Thursday, November 29 2007 10:46 PM

Ally looks wonderful. Thank God!

winky bergdoll / Thursday, November 29 2007 09:44 PM

What a blessing. I had just updated the ladies at Bible Study that Ally might make it home for Christmas. Our prayers will continue for all of you. It will be an even bigger celebration to get her back on the east coast. I thank the Lord for answered prayer and for your kindness in keeping us up to date. God is with you!

Carol Yeager / Thursday, November 29 2007 07:27 PM

HURRAY HALAHLUGAH TOO I was so glad and so exstatic to hear the splendid news,I will keep on sending prayers your way and also would love to be kept in touch so I know how things mare coming along with everyone involved in this .PLEASE give Ally all our love and good wishes and tell her to not forget to pray every night to give thanks to OUR LORD ABOVE. May GOD allways be by your side to guide you and keep giving you the strength that you have had all through this hard time.We here in Pa will never forget you and hope that you will keep all of us informed on the progress that Ally is making,once again we all thank you.

Jeanne / Thursday, November 29 2007 05:59 PM

Yahoo! This is the best news yet. I can just imagine the sheer joy of Ashley for having her sis home to play with! What a special holiday blessing to watch the two of them playing together as sisters should. Perkiomenville next...Love, hugs and kisses to you all...Jeanne

Nan Moyer / Thursday, November 29 2007 03:55 PM

Praise be the Lord! Prayers are still with you.

Robin - Angel_Wings / Thursday, November 29 2007 03:16 PM

Praise the Lord! Glad you are all together and YEAH ALLY! Kicking butt!!! Sending you GREAT BIG Angel hugs, smiles and rainbows and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Teri and Grace / Thursday, November 29 2007 02:30 PM

Praise God! What a great gift! We''ll keep praying. Love to all.

Susan / Thursday, November 29 2007 02:14 PM

I am so happy for you all. What a great Thanksgiving and Christmas gift. I can''t imagine how you do it. My son is in frequently in Philly however never for the amount of time as Ally. Shane and Jill if only all parents could be like you. Children (no matter what kind you get) are defintiely a gift from God and need to be enjoyed every day to the fullest which is definitely something you two do with both of your girls. The prayers will continue for Alley to get stronger each day. God Bless you All!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AUNT SHELL & UNCLE GEORGE / Thursday, November 29 2007 01:56 PM

WE''RE SO EXCITED AND HAPPY TO HEAR YOU''RE ALL HOME AS A FAMILY. IT''S A REAL THANKSGIVING JUST A FEW DAYS LATE! LOVE YA ALL

Jodee Reid / Thursday, November 29 2007 01:53 PM

YAHOO!!!! I can not imagine the day that we may bring a transplanted Matisse home - you must be so very very excited! WELL DONE ALLY!!!!

Cheryl Nagle / Thursday, November 29 2007 01:08 PM

Praise God for His faithfulness. This is indeed a wonderful gift from our Lord & Savior. There just are no words to describe the joy I felt when I read the news this morning. Thank you Jesus for always being with us. Now watch over this family thru the coming days and strengthen them and use them as Your witnesses.

Rachel Frey / Thursday, November 29 2007 12:41 PM

Congratulations doesn''t even begin to cover it! You guys are so strong and compassionate, even in all your struggles you always think of others, that is proof of what wonderful people you are. I know this Christmas is going to be the best!

phil h / Thursday, November 29 2007 12:40 PM

Glad to hear that Ally came home. Our God is an awesome and Soverign God

The Davidheiser''s / Thursday, November 29 2007 11:59 AM

Unbelievable!!!I read the news to the family this morning before the boys went to school. it made me cry tears of joy for your family. We are so happy for you and especially for Ally! It is the greatest gift. Love to you all

Sandy Maicher / Thursday, November 29 2007 11:41 AM

YEAH ALLY!! I''m so glad that you were able to go home. Our prayers will continue for Ally to continue to get stronger and healthier everyday.

Pastor & Kathy / Thursday, November 29 2007 11:40 AM

Hurray!

The Bollingers / Thursday, November 29 2007 11:34 AM

Way to go Ally! What wonderful news! I am sure your family is excited to have your family back together. Keep up the hard work Ally, we all want you back in Boyertown soon!!!! Hope Ashley is feeling better. Our thoughts and prayers continue for you and your friends still in the hospital.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Thursday, November 29 2007 10:43 AM

Terrific news Ally and family !! Ally you are in my thoughts and prayers. Angel Hugs and Kisses

Deanna / Thursday, November 29 2007 05:04 AM

Jill, Shane, Ally, and Ashley, You four are so amazing and strong! Thanks for sharing your story with us. Everytime I read how well Ally is doing, it puts a smile on my face. I am so happy to hear that she is out of the hospital!! I will keep praying that she gets stronger everyday. It would be great to lose that trach again. I hope you all have the most joyous holiday season together. No need to decorate with lights on hospital cribs this year, just your house!

Diane / Thursday, November 29 2007 04:39 AM

I am very happy for you! You deserve some restful, family time in your Pittsburgh home. May your recovery path be without any more bumps. We''ll keep praying for Ally and you and look forward to the day when we read the news that you''ll be returning to your Boyertown-area home. Take care.

jason,kristy,cody, and kelsey / Thursday, November 29 2007 01:06 AM

yeah. that is great. we hope to see you guys home in boyertown soon

Deena / Thursday, November 29 2007 12:15 AM

I am so EXCITED and happy for you!!

Audrey Eddinger / Wednesday, November 28 2007 11:09 PM

Jill, Shane, Ashley & Ally Such great news I know good things will now happen for your family. You are blessed and loved by many. I''m very happy for you all. Take care.

Eileen / Wednesday, November 28 2007 10:58 PM

Congratulations on making it out of there! Ally will thrive back in your care. (Sorry it isn''t us doing the nursing!) Here''s hoping you get back home before the first really big snow and early decannulation!

Alissa / Wednesday, November 28 2007 10:25 PM

That is fantastic news and is so great to hear!

Sheila / Wednesday, November 28 2007 09:50 PM

Yeah Ally!!! You look fantastic!!!! What a major accomplishment for you and your family!!! Can''t wait to see you and Ashley''s smiling faces again soon!

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Steph / Wednesday, November 28 2007 04:23 PM

glad to hear you are going to be on your way out of there soon! must be so exciting after all she and you guys have been through! Take care, prayers are always with you!! steph

Oscar S. / Wednesday, November 28 2007 02:11 PM

Thanks be to God for such wonderful news. May God continue blessing all!!!

uni-brower / Wednesday, November 28 2007 05:24 AM

Wow What great news--this is truely the best holiday gift--Thank you-We all can''t wait-love to all

Carrie / Wednesday, November 28 2007 05:01 AM

wow! I am so happy. I am so inspired by Ally''s strength and just know she is an answered prayer to so many. My continued prayers and well deserved blessings be with the Heintz family.

D.Stinnard / Wednesday, November 28 2007 03:52 AM

Exciting news and a great present for Christmas and a good Thanksgiving. Go for it Ally.

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, November 28 2007 03:13 AM

Amen and God bless you .I was so surprised when I read your message I dont know what to say other than goodluck and all our prayers will still be sent your way ,Please give Ally a great big hug for me and tell her I think she is one of the most strong willed little girls that I know. We are all so proud of the news and hope that she continues to go forward a little each day Have a safe trip home and take care. With all our thoughts and prayers and also lots of love THE YEAGER FAMILY.P.S.My sister lives in BOyertown also

Landis family / Wednesday, November 28 2007 01:57 AM

Wooohooo! Awesome news!

Karen Lenker / Tuesday, November 27 2007 11:16 PM

Way to go Ally!!!!!

Margaret Ann (duPont PICU) / Tuesday, November 27 2007 07:32 PM

Great news. Very Exciting. I''ll pass the news to everyone at AI. What a great Christmas present.

Allie J. / Tuesday, November 27 2007 07:03 PM

Great News! We are so excited for you!

Sheila Duffy / Tuesday, November 27 2007 03:50 PM

Yay! Keeping fingers crossed and lots of prayers for going home very very soon!!

Noelle / Tuesday, November 27 2007 02:52 PM

Great News! Just in time to get ready for Santa!!!

Jeanne / Tuesday, November 27 2007 12:44 PM

Yeah Ally! We''re so glad to hear that the day is getting closer. This is the ultimate holiday gift!Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Jeanne

The Bollingers / Tuesday, November 27 2007 12:31 PM

What great news. Keep up the hard work Ally! We are all proud of you. Our prayers continue.

Becky Lee / Tuesday, November 27 2007 12:05 PM

Ally- I''m so glad you''re doing so well and will be at home with your family real soon!!

phil h / Tuesday, November 27 2007 11:58 AM

what great news to hear around Thanksgiving.

Pastor & Kathy / Tuesday, November 27 2007 11:39 AM

We rejoice, O God, for the good news of Ally''s healing. We give thanks for your renewing power. Watch over this family as they take the next step in Ally''s recovery. Amen.

Sandy Maicher / Tuesday, November 27 2007 11:18 AM

This is the best news. We are so happy for all of you. Prayers continue for complete healing.

Tracy/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, November 27 2007 11:13 AM

Wonderful! What a wonderful Christmas present to you all. Praying for complete healing. God bless you precious one.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, November 27 2007 10:48 AM

Prasing the Lord for this wonderful news. Praying you will home soon sweet little girl. Hugs and Angel Kisses, as always you are in my thoughts and prayers

Sister Millicent / Tuesday, November 27 2007 02:54 AM

Thanks be to God! This is such wonderful news. We know Christ''s healing presence will accompany her as she is discharged. May each day bring to all of you peace, joy, strength and continued healing.

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Gladieux Family / Sunday, November 25 2007 11:25 AM

We are thankful that you have so much good news to report! And, Jill, your comment about being thankful for EVERY day should make us all stop and think...if you can be thankful, we should ALL be humbled about how abundantly blessed each of us is. Enjoy a continued quiet time in your lives. Love to all! Lynn, Bunky, Scott, Sarah & Sophia

Michele & Bill Trievel / Saturday, November 24 2007 05:13 AM

HAPPY THNAKSGIVING------ gLAD YOU HAD A GREAT DAY TOGETHER WITH SHANE & ALLY---TAKE CARE Jill HANG IN THERE YOUR VERY STRONG PERSON.....

uni-brower / Saturday, November 24 2007 02:39 AM

Happy Belated Thanksgiving Day--we are all so thankful to hear that things are getting closer to D/C Day--extra prayers to all--Love Ya

Carol Yeager / Friday, November 23 2007 08:19 PM

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you all ,I hope that all goes well from here on in for you and your family.God Bless

Nurse Karen / Friday, November 23 2007 10:38 AM

Happy Thanksgiving. I''m thankful for meeting a great family like yours. Have a peaceful weekend.

The Stinnards / Thursday, November 22 2007 11:12 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to you.The news is wonderful to hear that Ally is out of ICU. the sound of peace and quiet sounds wonderful enjoy. God bless and know we are thinking and praying for the family.

Christina Hopkins / Thursday, November 22 2007 10:12 PM

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving and may God continue to Bless you each and every day!! Please give Ally kisses from us!!! We love you all!!! The Hopkins Family

The Davidheiser''s / Thursday, November 22 2007 09:19 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Enjoy your time together. We will give thanks for your family today when we say grace! Bless Ally and all of you.

The Bollingers / Thursday, November 22 2007 06:26 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time together...You''re in our thoughts and prayers.

Robin - Angel_Wings / Thursday, November 22 2007 05:04 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending GREAT BIG Angel hugs, smiles and rainbows! Keep up the GREAT work Ally! You are AWESOME!!!

Eileen / Thursday, November 22 2007 03:33 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pastor & Kathy / Thursday, November 22 2007 03:10 PM

We give thanks for Ally''s continuing recovery, the blessing of down time together, the gift of a loving and caring family and God''s healing presence. Amen.

Jeanne / Thursday, November 22 2007 01:22 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families. I am so happy to hear things are a little better in Pittsburgh. It''s good that you can sit back for a moment and catch your breath! You all need. it. Have a great day. You are all in my thoughts and prayers... Love, Jeanne PS: Everyone here at BMH says

Deena / Thursday, November 22 2007 01:05 PM

Have a GREAT day! You are always in my thoughts and prayers!!

ANDREA MOYER / Thursday, November 22 2007 12:59 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time together!

Sheila / Thursday, November 22 2007 11:54 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Heintz Family! Please give those beautiful girls a hug from me - and one for yourselves, too!

Donna / Thursday, November 22 2007 09:36 AM

God Bless your wonderful family and may all of you have a peaceful and Happy Thanksgiving.

Sandra DiCesare / Thursday, November 22 2007 04:22 AM

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! We miss you all so much!!! Enjoy the peace and quiet, you so deserve it!!!!! Love, Sandra, Tony & Anthony

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Carol Yeager / Wednesday, November 21 2007 10:33 PM

HURRAY HURRAY I am so happy for the both of you and hope that it continues to stay this way and only moves ahead in the right direction. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and we here at Douglassville,Pa. will keep on praying that it does.

Teri Hinckley / Wednesday, November 21 2007 05:40 PM

Praise God for His awesome blessings! The process is long, but His purpose is perfect!

MJ/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, November 21 2007 03:28 PM

Morning Ally and family am just popping by to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. As Always keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. MJ/Angel_Wings

The Diachynsky''s / Wednesday, November 21 2007 02:54 PM

Hi Shane, Jill, Ashley & Ally, We have all been thinking of your family and keeping up to date from the website & from Kevin & Heather. Glad to hear such great progress and hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!! We will keep you in our prayers! Steve, Tracy, Tiffany & Amanda

phil h / Tuesday, November 20 2007 10:29 PM

Hi Heintz family, Glad to hear the good news, I hope your family has a GREAT THANKSGIVING

HPHC / Tuesday, November 20 2007 04:45 PM

Dear Shane, Jill, Ashley and ALLY, Wishing each and everyone a blessed Thanksgiving. We are so thankfull for having meet ALLY and her wonderful family! We thank GOD for watching over all of you everyday. Love HPHC

Jodee Reid / Tuesday, November 20 2007 03:49 PM

HI Jill Great to hear all your good news. I can''t believe that this part of your journey may finally be over. I really hope and pray Ally continues to do well and we can catch up away from the hospital. Happy thanksgiving to you all.

Katie / Tuesday, November 20 2007 02:26 PM

I can just see her driving around in that car with a big Ally smile on her face. What a wonderful blessing at Thanksgiving. Keep up the great work Ally!

Laura Szymanski / Tuesday, November 20 2007 01:18 PM

What fantastic news! You''ve put a big smile on my face for the Heintz family today! Stay strong and always remember that you''re in our prayers.

Rachel Frey / Tuesday, November 20 2007 12:38 PM

That is awesome news! Keep up the good work, you are in our thoughts!

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Tuesday, November 20 2007 12:03 PM

We give thanks O God, for the good progress that Ally makes each day. We pray that the day of her discharge would come soon. We thank you for all those normal things that Ally can do. Watch over Ally and Ashley, Jill and Shane and all their family. Amen.

The Bollingers / Tuesday, November 20 2007 12:00 PM

Great news! Keep up the hard work Ally, we are all praying for you. So glad to hear that the

Sandy Maicher / Tuesday, November 20 2007 11:21 AM

Jill, once again I have to tell you how amazed I am at how you keep it together. You may think that you are going insane, but you are one of the most together people I have ever met. I''m glad Ally is doing better and the talk of sending her home is getting closer. We send our love and prayers to all of you and hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

June / Tuesday, November 20 2007 11:19 AM

What good news you had to share this morning! We''ll keep watching for the discharge news and for the time to be together as a family in your home away from home. Happy Thanksgiving and you''re always in our prayers.

Sister Millicent / Tuesday, November 20 2007 11:13 AM

How wonderful to begin this day hearing all the good news! The celebration of Thanksgiving this week will bring many expressions of praise and thanks to God for all that He has been doing for Ally and all of you. Know that our prayers continue.

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Audrey Eddinger / Tuesday, November 20 2007 01:24 PM

That is such great news about Ally coming home. I know you are excited the time has really come.I hope your family has a great Thanksgiving. Our prayers and good thoughts are still with you all.

Andy Rumford / Sunday, November 18 2007 10:33 AM

Your daughter is on my mind so very often and in my prayers.....

uni-brower / Saturday, November 17 2007 05:14 AM

Ally you go Girl-Jill tell Melissa that she''s on our list-hope this will help her & Logan-have a great Holiday-We are all thankful to celebrate another one together.

Carol Yeager / Thursday, November 15 2007 06:14 PM

I am so very happy and glad to hear the great report of Ally and also O am sending all my prayers and good thoughts to aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamelissa and Logan and hope that all will work out for them also as it has for Ally and you.May the Good Lord bless and keep you and Kogan under his wings and give you the strength that you all need to get through this.May GOd bless you all and keep you all safe and forever in his prayers as you all are in our prayers

Noelle / Thursday, November 15 2007 02:08 PM

Great news! Ally has come a long way, its nice to see she is gaining her strength.

Dawn Stinnard / Thursday, November 15 2007 02:04 PM

Great news about her taking a walk just wait you won''t be able to catch her soon, she won''t want to sit still soon. How soon will that room be personalized for her? Good luck and God Bless. Let Melissa and Jordon know their in all our prayers.

phil h / Thursday, November 15 2007 12:37 PM

Glad to hear the good news with Alley. Let''s hope it continues. O Lord be with Logan and let him know your healing touch. Be with his Melissa strengthen her in her baptism that she may continue to know you, and know that you are always with them. Be with Logan''s Doctors and Nurses as they help him, and help do what''s best for him according to your will In Jesus'' name I pray AMEN

The Davidheiser''s / Thursday, November 15 2007 12:34 PM

Hooray for Ally!! It''s wonderful to hear that she got to go for a walk! We pray for her daily, and will add Logan and his Mother to our prayers. Bless you and your family.

The Bollingers / Thursday, November 15 2007 11:28 AM

Please give Melissa the strength she needs to overcome the struggles she has been dealing with. Let her know that she is not alone. We also pray you continue to keep Logan close to you, he needs you to guide and heal him. In Jesus name...Amen Great news about Ally, it is wonderful to hear she is in her own room. Keep up the great work. God Bless.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Thursday, November 15 2007 11:23 AM

O Lord, watch over Logan and Melissa and grant healing and strength. We give thanks for Ally''s improvement and for Jill''s caring concern. Amen.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Thursday, November 15 2007 10:40 AM

Sweet little Ally I pray you had a restful, healing night. I am so happy you have been walking that is so wonderful. As always precious one you are in my heart and prayers.

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Carol Yeager / Tuesday, November 13 2007 03:42 PM

I was glad to hear from you and I am so interested in how things are coming along for Ally and our prayers are allways with you as well as for all who need them. I hope that things start going better and better everyday and that soon you will be taking Ally home too.God Bless and all our prayers are allways with you,Keep the Faith

Sheila Duffy / Tuesday, November 13 2007 03:21 PM

Sounds like your mom instincts were right on! Lots of prayers for Ruth and Logan and always Ally too! My nieces and nephews will be jealous that Ashley saw HSM on Ice!!

Jen Herb / Tuesday, November 13 2007 02:41 PM

Jill , I am amazed at your strength. I dont know if I could handle all that you, Shane and the girls have to. I keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers . Hope Ally gets strong enough to go home soon. God Bless Jen Herb

Rachel Frey / Tuesday, November 13 2007 01:56 PM

Keep up the good work, Jill; mothers always know their children! And good job excepting help, mothers dont always know how to do that!

phil h / Tuesday, November 13 2007 11:54 AM

glad to hear that you were persistant and letting the docs know that there was something wrong with her trac. I am slso glad that that they finally listened. We (2nd gr Sunday School) and myself will continue to pray for Ally and your family along with Ruth and Logan Glad to hear that Ashley had a great time in Hershey seeing High School musical.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Tuesday, November 13 2007 11:45 AM

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The Bollingers / Tuesday, November 13 2007 11:38 AM

Our thoughts and prayers continue and we will defintely include Logan and Ruth''s family. Mother''s intuition, never doubt yourself, doctors aren''t always right, we know our children. What a fun filled packed weekend Ashley had, she is so lucky! God Bless.

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uni-brower / Monday, November 12 2007 05:50 AM

We will continue to say xtra prayers--keep up your strength and spirit. Take care love to all

Carol Yeager / Sunday, November 11 2007 08:46 PM

I was glad to receive your message and I hope that everything keeps going in the right direction for you and your family .Our prayers are allways with you and will allways be . God Bless and hope you have a great day with your family. Keep the Faith

Polly/Angel_Wings / Sunday, November 11 2007 12:26 AM

Storming heaven''s gates with special prayers for Ally tonight. May the Lord send down exactly what He sees Ally stands in need of at this time.

Judi Flickinger / Saturday, November 10 2007 02:05 PM

I don''t know you except through our prayer list and Ginny Stoudt, but I am amazed at your strength and ability to be a mom,wife,and advocate for Ally! I pray for your entire family that God continue to bless you.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Saturday, November 10 2007 12:32 PM

Almighty Father, we thank you for sending your spirit to strengthen Jill, Shane, Ally and Ashley. Be with them in the difficult ups and downs of recovery. We pray that the trach may work well, the feeds might absorbed better and that Ally would grow stronger each day. Give patience to Jill and Shane and let Ashley delight in being a 5 year old. In Jesus'' name. Amen.

phil h / Saturday, November 10 2007 11:58 AM

We will continue to pray for Ally in 2nd grade Sunday School at St. John''s

Sandy Maicher / Saturday, November 10 2007 11:56 AM

I hope that they can get Ally''s trach site fixed so that it will be easier to change her trach. I''m glad to hear that she is so happy and is doing good with PT and OT. I agree that a fistula is not what you want to hear. Jill, it was really nice being able to talk to you. OUr prayers continue to be with all of you.

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Johanna / Tuesday, November 6 2007 05:34 PM

I love the pictures! Jill and Shane, you are two of the most amazing, loving and competent parents I have had the privilege to work with! Please remember how far you have come and all the wonderful things you have already done for your girls! I''m sure the ENT folks will figure out what is going on with Ally''s airway and come up with a plan. You all continue to remain in my prayers.

uni-brower / Tuesday, November 6 2007 05:19 AM

You are far from incompetent-but I know how scared you were. Xtra prayers are with you all. The pictures were great. Remember one day at a time. Love to All

Jeanne / Monday, November 5 2007 03:32 PM

Incompetent is never a word I would use to describe you, Jill! You have continually amazed me beyond belief over the past three and a half years with your incredible strength. I understand and wish so very hard that I could alleviate some of your frustration and burdens. Your inner strength is also something that you are teaching your girls which is one of the best gifts you could ever give them!(even though that October girl is driving you nuts beyond belief ;})We will continue to pray that this is just another little bump and that God will smooth the road a little. I loved those Halloween pictures! Ashley sure can vamp! (thinking of another October girl...) I''m glad Ally was able to enjoy herself a little bit and laugh and smile, too. I miss you all so very, very much. Hugs and kisses to everyone...Jeanne

D.Stinnard / Monday, November 5 2007 03:11 PM

Halloween pics are cute. I like the boas. See Ally as the ghost under the blanket ohh. See even in costume she can smile. Good to see her able to sit on the floor. your in our prayes.

D.Stinnard / Monday, November 5 2007 03:03 PM

God''s watching over you believe in him and you''ll make it. It might be scar tissue or someting minor. We''ll continue to pray for the family and all the families there who need us.

The Bollingers / Sunday, November 4 2007 03:51 PM

I''m sure you were scared with the trach...I''m sure you stayed calmed though...Praying that they will resolve the problem so the talk of Ally being able to come home will resume. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Pastor & Kathy / Sunday, November 4 2007 11:47 AM

We give you thanks, O God, for the good progress that Ally is making. We pray your presence with her that each difficulty may be overcome. Give Jill and Shane confidence and strength and be with big sister, Ashley. We pray it all in the healing name of Jesus. Amen.

Lynne / Sunday, November 4 2007 02:20 AM

Jill, you are as far from incompetent as it gets! But I can''t begin to imagine how scary that was. I pray they figure out what the problem was and remedy it soon, so you can rest a little more easily. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Love the photos! Lynne

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uni-brower / Saturday, November 3 2007 02:48 AM

Prayers are still coming--so glad Halloween was fun. Stay strong all

D.Stinnard / Friday, November 2 2007 10:30 PM

Glad to hear Halloween went well for Ashley. Sorry to hear about Ally, hope she feels better soon. Everyone out there is in our prayers. God bless.

Susan/Angel_Wings / Friday, November 2 2007 10:17 PM

Praying for you, Ally!

Pastor & Kathy / Friday, November 2 2007 05:15 PM

Heavenly Father, watch over Ally and protect her from danger and infection. Helkp those new organs to function just as they are supposed to do. Let your blessing fall upon Ashley, Jill and Shane. Watch over them all. We pray in the name of Christ, our great healer. Amen.

Aunt Sherry & Uncle Wally / Friday, November 2 2007 01:37 PM

Hi Heintz family. Glad you had a nice Halloween. Can''t wait to see the photos. We will keep Ally, Ashley, Shane and yourself in our prayers during this yet another hurdle for all of you to go through. Hope things do improve so you can bring Ally home. God Bless and Take Care. Love you

phil h / Friday, November 2 2007 11:54 AM

Glad to hear that Ashley had a great Halloween, and hopefully Ally will continue to get better and you''ll be able to return to Boyertown soon

The Bollingers / Friday, November 2 2007 11:02 AM

Sounds like Ashley enjoyed herself for Halloween. Sorry to hear that Ally wasn''t up to. Our prayers will continue for you and for your friends the Maichers. God Bless all of you.

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winky bergdoll / Thursday, November 1 2007 12:10 AM

Glad to see some happy things mixed in with the not so good news. Continuing to pray for Ally. God bless you all!

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, October 31 2007 04:31 PM

I was beginning to wonder what happened that I havent gotten anything from you in the past few days but I was so relieved to see your letter this morning when I checked my mail,I only hope that things are going to get better from here on in May GOD be with you allways and God Bless you all.HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL

phil h / Wednesday, October 31 2007 12:58 PM

Hang in there things will get better, and you guys will be back in Boyertown before you know it. Keep thinking postitive

Pastor & Kathy / Wednesday, October 31 2007 11:51 AM

O God, watch over Ally and heal the infection that is in her body. Give her Mom strength as she prepares for being an outpatient. Be with Dad who watches from so far away. Give Ashley all the love she needs to be a good ''big sister'' and watch over all the family for Jesus'' skae. Amen.

The Bollingers / Wednesday, October 31 2007 11:30 AM

Hang in there! A small step back and a giant leap forward...Can''t wait to see the halloween pictures. Keep your chin up, our thoughts and prayers continue for all of you. God Bless!

Sandy Maicher / Wednesday, October 31 2007 10:56 AM

Hang in there Jill, you never cease to amaze me. Hope both girls have a good Halloween. I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed about taking Ally home as an outpatient. I remember when they told me I was taking John home after transplant.....but you somehow manage to get into a groove. We miss you...I''m here if you need me.

Steph / Wednesday, October 31 2007 04:29 AM

Hey Jill, Hang in there. Happy belated birthday. The G/J tube feedings.. whatever they are doing with her may cause high out put. I never did tolerate those very well.. always dumped. I knwo they are necessary for her since she hasnt eaten but just something to keep in the back of your mind. I am glad the girls are enjoying some halloween activities. icant wait to see some pictures. hang in there. Let me know if I can do anything foryou... steph

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Margaret Ann (duPont PICU) / Tuesday, October 30 2007 03:01 PM

I love the smiley picture of ALly. Talk of a discharge date: YEAH!!

The Bollingers / Friday, October 26 2007 09:33 PM

Glad to here that you had a nice weekend home, sorry about the car troubles though...I am sure for you it seems like one more thing to worry about. Glad to hear Ally is feeling better. Our thoughts and prayers continue.

Landis family / Thursday, October 25 2007 11:47 PM

Happy birthday, Jill! Glad to see a picture of a smiling Ally! We feel your car pain - we just had to get a new transmission in one car and replace the other car all in the same week. Not fun! Thanks for the update. We continue to rpay for Ally daily.

Winky Bergdoll / Thursday, October 25 2007 08:05 PM

Glad to get an update. Hadn''t seen one for 10 days somehow. Prayers continue for Ally and her family and now for the cars! God is with you!

Sheila Duffy / Wednesday, October 24 2007 01:30 PM

Well its about time we got an update! Ha Ha! Sorry to hear about the car problems but I like reading that Ally is getting stronger. I''ll cross my fingers for November 1!

The Davidheiser''s / Wednesday, October 24 2007 01:27 PM

It is great to hear such good news about Ally. We miss her in our class and are making something for her. We will have it for her soon. We wanted to wish Jill a happy birthday! Hope it was fun. We keep you all in our prayers at home and at Sunday School.

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Robin - Angel_Wings / Sunday, October 21 2007 02:21 PM

Hey Girlie! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Glad your biopsies were good! Hope you''re having a great weekend with Grandma! Sending you GREAT BIG Angel hugs, smiles and rainbows!

The Bollingers / Saturday, October 20 2007 01:16 PM

Great news, keep up the hard work Ally. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Our prayers continue for all of you.

Rachel Frey / Thursday, October 18 2007 06:27 PM

Jill- sounds like things are going well, Im so happy for all of you, I hope things keep improving. Enjoy your weekend.

Sandy Maicher / Thursday, October 18 2007 11:18 AM

I''m so glad to hear that Ally is doing so well. We miss all of you and are trying to plan a trip out to visit. Have a wonderful weekend. Our prayers continue to be with all of you.

Sandra DiCesare / Thursday, October 18 2007 03:15 AM

Jill,I was so glad we got to catch up last night.Happy to hear Ally''s biopsies looked good.Have a safe trip home. Have a wonderful weekend. We Hope you have a great birthday on Sat. You deserve it!!!! As always Ally is in our thoughts and prayers!!!! Hugs to all of you.

Lynne / Thursday, October 18 2007 02:35 AM

Ally looked wonderful, so good to see you being able to hold her last night! Have fun this weekend, and Happy Birthday Jill!! :) Enjoy this weekend, you deserve it!

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mandee / Sunday, October 21 2007 10:57 PM

aw i miss you baby girl! i''m glad to see you''re finally up to 45cc/hr missy :) can''t wait to see you again. say hi to ashley and mom and dad for me. love, mandee

Nan Moyer / Thursday, October 18 2007 07:03 PM

I am happy for all of you! What wonderful news! Praise be the Lord!

uni-brower / Thursday, October 18 2007 02:55 AM

love the video & the Outpatient Word--great news still praying hard-love to all

Kelly J, 3CSouth / Wednesday, October 17 2007 06:44 PM

I''m glad to hear all this good news. She is so cute in her video, I can''t believe how good and strong she looks. Stay strong!

Bruce & Deb S. / Tuesday, October 16 2007 02:34 AM

Your doing a great job of taking care of both Ally and Ashley. Thanks for keeping us updated, we look forward to the updates and we pray for you all everyday.

winky bergdoll / Monday, October 15 2007 10:46 PM

Answers to prayer, AMEN! We continue to pray for Ally and all the rest of you who love her so dearly. Don''t apologize, you do a great job of keeping us updated. Your plate is so full I can''t imagine how you keep from dumping some on the floor! God is with you!

Dawn Stinnard / Monday, October 15 2007 10:27 PM

That''s wonderful news. Wait the day will come and she''s home and then you''ll are going to love it. Then your going to need a break, no time for the weary. Keep the faith we are. Everyone is in our prayers.

Carol Yeager / Monday, October 15 2007 06:30 PM

I am so happy for you and your family that things are beginning to look up and that you can finally start to have positive thoughts about Ally and her future I am praying and thinking about her constantly and my prayers will continue to come her way to see that she will get better more and more everyday.GOD BLESS and GOOD LUCK

Oscar S. / Monday, October 15 2007 04:00 PM

What wonderful news! We keep praying that for the whole family. That light at the end of the tunnel appears to keep getting brighter!!!

Kristin Hedgelon / Monday, October 15 2007 02:32 PM

I can hear (read) the exuberance in your updates! Our prayers are being heard!

Kristin Hedgelon / Monday, October 15 2007 02:21 PM

I can

Steph / Monday, October 15 2007 01:52 PM

So glad to hear all the good news. I pray the feedings and the breathing and the standing all show some great progress this week so you guys can work on getting out of there. Please give her a big hug. Praying for all of you guys steph and nate

The Bollingers / Monday, October 15 2007 11:32 AM

Keep the good news coming Ally. All your hard work is paying off....Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless you all!

Pastor & Kathy / Monday, October 15 2007 11:30 AM

Thank you God for Ally''s healing. Continue to strengthen her each day. Thank you for an excellent hospital, skilled nurses and staff and wise physicians. Be with Ashley, Jill, Shane and their entire family as they go through the long days of recuperation. In Jesus'' name. Amen.

phil h / Monday, October 15 2007 11:11 AM

glad to hear the good news, I and the 2nd grade Sunday School at St. John''s will continue to pray for you Ally and your family

Sandy M / Monday, October 15 2007 11:00 AM

I''m glad to hear that Ally is doing better. Just the fact that she is taking some of her meds by mouth is amazing. Our prayers continue with all of you.

Sister Millicent / Monday, October 15 2007 10:34 AM

Thank you again for wonderful news! We continue with our praises and our prayers. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.

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Diane / Sunday, October 14 2007 06:29 AM

It is great to read your journal entries with positive news about Ally''s recovery. No TPN! Finally! You are great parents taking care of Ally and Ashley''s needs and ensuring that they have special sibling times together. I''ll continue praying for you. It''s so great to see the progress.

Sheila Duffy / Friday, October 12 2007 02:03 PM

Now that''s an update I love to read! Yea for Ally !

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Friday, October 12 2007 02:17 AM

Wow! What wonderful progress. You make each of these steps feel like the triumph that it is. Know that our prayers of thanksgiving and for healing abound. Pastor

andrea and jeremy horn / Thursday, October 11 2007 10:40 PM

it made us smile to know that your family has had a happy week. we wish you all the best...you deserve it! the video of ally was wonderful!

Carol Yeager / Thursday, October 11 2007 09:06 PM

Thank you so much for the beautiful video and may God bless Ally and your family with all the love in the whole world. I cant tell you what it meant to me to be included in watching such a lovely moment of you and your little girl enjoying some wonderful moments together.It was really touching Thanks so much and may God Bless you and her allways

Dawn Stinnard / Thursday, October 11 2007 03:49 PM

Hey that great news to see they''ve moved her. Hopefully one step closer to being home. Glad to hear she likes her roommate, that should help to keep her spirits up. Tell Ashley great pictures. I liked the mini golf too, cool colors, neon alright. Noelle and a bunch of us went mini golfing too. We all tried to stay out of the water, to say the least my kids aimed for the water. But a great time was had by all.

Noelle / Thursday, October 11 2007 01:06 PM

Great to hear that things are looking up for everyone in the family. Ashley must be so overjoyed just to play games and spend time with her sister! It also must be great for her to have a roommate. I loved the pictures of the golf party! That was such a neat idea, and of course, happy belated birthday to Ashley!

Rachel Frey / Thursday, October 11 2007 11:40 AM

It is so wonderful to read about and see Ally''s progress. I hope that things remain positive and we can''t til you all are back home.

Peyton / Thursday, October 11 2007 11:33 AM

Hi Ally! I got to watch your video today! I couldn''t take my eyes off of it. You sure know how to make a silly face!! Hugs to you and Ashley (and Aunt Jill and Uncle Shane).

The Bollingers / Thursday, October 11 2007 11:06 AM

What great news! Keep up the good work Ally. The video you shared with us was wonderful. What a happy little girl considering all that she has been through, that is all part of the love from her family. The pictures of Ashley''s party were fantastic and everyone was having a great time. Our prayers and thoughts are always with you. God Bless

Sandy M / Thursday, October 11 2007 10:34 AM

It''s great to hear about the good progress that Ally is making. The best words I could have read is Ally being taken off of TPN. I have really grown to despise those 3 letters. I watched the video from yesterday numerous times and it was great to see Ally having some fun. Our prayers continue for all of you.

Sister Millicent / Thursday, October 11 2007 10:10 AM

How wonderful to hear of the continuing progress and to see the great video! My prayers continue for all of you.

stephanie / Thursday, October 11 2007 02:15 AM

So glad things are looking up. We think about you everyday and pray for your whole family

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Aunt Sherry & Uncle Wally / Monday, October 8 2007 04:27 PM

Happy Birthday Ashley, you certainly look like you had a fun time at your birthday party. So glad that you had fun with your cousins and friends. Also it it good to hear about the things you do in school, and that you are enjoying it. We want to thank Mommy for all the info she sends to us about you and Ally. And also thank Daddy for all the wonderful photos. And we are really happy when it is good news. Enjoy today, because I think you have another enjoyable day. We hope to see you and Ally real soon. Happy Birtday sweetie.

Denise / Monday, October 8 2007 02:31 PM

Happy Birthday Ashley!! Sounds like you had a great birthday. We keep Ally and the rest of your family in our prayers every day. Denise & Larry

Kathy & Jeff / Monday, October 8 2007 02:18 PM

Happy 5th birthday, Ashley!!!!! You don''t know us, but we''ve been following your website and praying for you and your family. Our church was praying for John Maicher and we''ve been following his website. They asked for prayers for your family and there was a link to your site, so we''ve been following and praying for you, your sister and your mommy and daddy. Kathy & Jeff

deedew''06@yahoo.com / Monday, October 8 2007 12:36 PM

ASHLEY !!! Hope your Birthday was GREAT!!!! Libras are the BEST!! Can''t wait to see all the pictures. Keep being such a Wonderful big sister to ALLY! Hugs and Kisses DEE HPHC

Audrey Eddinger / Monday, October 8 2007 12:23 PM

Happy Birthday Ashley, hope you got lots of good presents, have a good week. Glad Ally is doing better. Our thoughts and prays are always with you.

brenda / Monday, October 8 2007 03:31 AM

sounds like you had a fun birthday ashley, happy, happy birthday from the norman''s your mom can tell you who we are and please ally keep getting stronger we pray for you all the time to get better soon! best wishes brenda and rod

Barbara / Monday, October 8 2007 03:17 AM

Happy Birthday Big Girl Ashley! Love Miss Barbara

Miss Donna / Monday, October 8 2007 01:18 AM

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!! I hope you had a great one.

Michele Trievel / Monday, October 8 2007 01:17 AM

HAPPY Birthday Ashley :-) glad to hear Ally had some good days hope they will go on, Keep Fighting Ally.....

The Bollingers / Sunday, October 7 2007 11:28 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY!!!! How exciting to be able to spend some fun time with your cousins. I am sure they had as much fun spending time with you as you did spending time with them. Tell mom, dad and Ally we are thinking of them as well. God Bless you all.

Cortney / Sunday, October 7 2007 11:28 PM

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!

Aunt Karen / Sunday, October 7 2007 09:37 PM

Happy Birthday Ashley, we hope you had lots of fun wiyh all your cousins. We miss all of you and hope to see you soon. Love Aunt Karen,Uncle Mike Lucas Cortney and Colton

Uncle Jim & Aunt Becky / Sunday, October 7 2007 08:00 PM

Happy 5th birthday Ashley!!!! Enjoy your day!!! We love you.

Peyton / Sunday, October 7 2007 06:38 PM

Hi Ashley! Mommy and Daddy already left a message, so I thought I would leave one of my own. I hope you had a fun birthday with all of our cousins! I am sure you had a great weekend. I hope to see you soon. Love, your cousin, Peyton

winky bergdoll / Sunday, October 7 2007 04:29 PM

Happy Birthday, Ashley! We just love the video of you dancing. It is so much fun to watch. It can make us happy on a blue day everytime. God Bless You! Aunt Winky

Toni / Sunday, October 7 2007 02:42 PM

Ashley, You don''t know me but I feel like I know you and your family. My sister, Gelsina, works with Lynne so this is how I know about you and your family. I read the website all the time and admire the sister you are to Ally. I know you are very special to Ally. I hope you are really enjoying all of your birthday celebrations.

ANDREA MOYER / Sunday, October 7 2007 12:56 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY! HAVE FUN! DON''T EAT TOO MUCH CAKE!

Keri / Sunday, October 7 2007 12:45 PM

Happy Birthday Ash! 5 years old already? It sounds like you had lots of birthday celebrations and I hope they were all tons of fun! Your drawing for school was beautiful - keep up the good work and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Tracy Stroble / Sunday, October 7 2007 12:12 PM

Happy Birthday Ashley! Can''t wait to see the picture of Ally with the chaptstick. I can only imagine. Know you are prayed for and loved. Tracy/Angel_Wings

Gelsina / Sunday, October 7 2007 12:12 PM

Happy Birthday Ashley! I''m a friend of Lynne''s and she told me about your birthday celebration with her. She''s really a fun girl, isn''t she? I know it isn''t home, but I''m happy you are getting to enjoy Pittsburgh while you are here. And, I very happy for you, too, that Ally is beginning to feel better each day - she''s so blessed to have you for a big sister. I hope you birthday weekend finishes up with lots and lots of fun with your cousins. Enjoy!

Uncle Clint & Aunt Jen / Sunday, October 7 2007 12:10 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY!!! It sounded like you were enjoying all of your cousins when we talked to you last night! You certainly sounded like you were in the middle of a lot of fun! Love you (and Ally too!)

Becky / Sunday, October 7 2007 11:40 AM

Happy B-day Ashley!! We''re friends of Kirsten Y. so your family doesn''t know us. I am continually amazed at what a strong family you are together. I can only imagine what it''s like to juggle a husband, seriously ill child, a healthy active child, family, and friends, etc. I gave up trying to figure the

phil h / Sunday, October 7 2007 11:18 AM

Happy Birthday Ashley Let''s hope things continue to go well for Ally We will continue to pray for your family in 2nd gr Sunday School at St. Johns

June / Sunday, October 7 2007 10:45 AM

Happy Birthday Ashley! It was great to hear your cousins could be with you to celebrate your birthday. We''ll keep praying for Ally to get better and come home soon.

Carla and Bob Brodbeck / Sunday, October 7 2007 10:00 AM

Happy Birthday, Ashley! Looks as though you''ve made many wonderful friends in Pittsburgh already! Continue having a wonderful weekend; you and Mommy deserve it!

Sandy / Sunday, October 7 2007 09:51 AM

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!! You are a great big sister. Enjoy your birthday. I''m glad your sister is feeling a bit better and that you can play with her. Tell mom, dad and Ally we are thinking of all of you and praying everyday that Ally continues to get better.

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Nan Moyer / Monday, October 8 2007 06:04 PM

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with each of you.

Jodee Reid / Sunday, October 7 2007 03:42 PM

HI Ashley So glad you had such a lovely birthday with your cousins and that ally was so happy for you. Hope to see you on Thursday. Jodee, Matisse and family

Carol Yeager / Thursday, October 4 2007 11:13 PM

HURRAY and Halaluyah for the great news that things are finally looking up for you and your family.My prayers are with you and your family allways. I pray to GOD that it is going to be going smoother for your daughter from here on in ,God knows she deserves to be on the road to a full recovery.PLEASE do one thing for me and give her a great big hug from all of us here at Douglassville,Pa,The stars are shining down upon her and the GOOD LORD will be watching down over her.Keep up the Faith and be thankful every day that you have with her.GOD BLESS

uni-brower / Thursday, October 4 2007 04:42 AM

love hearing things are going better--we love to hear of that

Keith / Wednesday, October 3 2007 03:04 PM

Keep the faith and stay strong.

Andrea Steffe / Wednesday, October 3 2007 02:42 PM

I am so happy for all of you to hear this news! I will continue to pray that Ally''s progress continues.

Cris / Wednesday, October 3 2007 02:23 PM

It is SO exciting! I think Ashley is one lucky girl to have you as a Mom. You somehow never neglect her needs when Ally is in so much need! You are the best Jill! Love All of us here.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, October 3 2007 01:20 PM

So glad to hear things are going well, wlll continue to keep Ally near to my heart and always in my prayers.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Wednesday, October 3 2007 12:49 PM

What a wonderful update! We rejoice for all of you. Tell Ashley I am ready to play Candyland anytime. Our prayers and those of all of us at St. John''s continue. Pastor

Sandy M / Wednesday, October 3 2007 11:41 AM

I''m glad to hear that things are a little better. It''s nice to hear you actually talk about being an outpatient...even if it is still far away. Our prayers continue to be with all of you.

phil h / Wednesday, October 3 2007 11:24 AM

Glad to hear things are going better, and I hope all continue to goes well

The Bollingers / Wednesday, October 3 2007 11:08 AM

Keep the good news rolling in Ally. You are doing a great job! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is wonderful to read the notes that you post, everyday seems to get better and better for all of you. To be that excited about celebrating a birthday (to be young again, haha) It is funny you mentioned Duquesne, our daughter has a college visit there this weekend. May each day be brighter for all of you. God Bless.

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Katie / Wednesday, October 3 2007 01:28 AM

YEAH! What wonderful news! I am so excited that the girls got to spend some time together. Jill you made my day. Can''t wait to see the pics.

The Bohn Family / Tuesday, October 2 2007 10:46 PM

So happy to hear the good news, our prayers are with you

MOPS Mom / Tuesday, October 2 2007 11:17 AM

Jill, This latest update is the BEST news! We all pray that the

Carol Yeager / Monday, October 1 2007 09:54 PM

I am so happy that I am at a loss for words allmost.I hope and I pray that the news will continue and you all will be able to finally get back to being your normal selves again.My heart goes all out to you and the family but most of all to Ally.God Bless and keep you all in good spirits allways.

Mary and Maggie / Monday, October 1 2007 09:42 PM

Ally we are so excited for. All of the 7th grade at my school is praying for you to get better!!! Good luck!!! Love, Mary and Maggie

Aunt Sherry & Uncle Wally / Monday, October 1 2007 07:02 PM

Heintz family, we are so proud of all of you. Our prayers are being answered. Everyone in NJ is pulling for your family. Have an enjoyable week end with you family. Glad to hear that Ashley and Ally can be together again. Our continued prayers are with you. Can''t wait to see some pictures. Love, Aunt Sherry & Uncle Wally

Dawn Hastings / Monday, October 1 2007 05:13 PM

YAAAAAAAY!!!! WHOO & HOOOO!!! I am praying for CONTINUED good stuff!!! Just like the Bible says...Ally is MORE than a Conguer through Christ Jesus!!! Love, Dawn ~ ^i^Brandon^i^, Jordan, & Seth''s Mom www.caringbridge.org/de/brandonhastings

Robin - Angel_Wings / Monday, October 1 2007 04:04 PM

YOU GO GIRL!!! I''m so excited for you Ally - in fact that''s even more exciting than my PHILLIES WINNING!!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending GREAT BIG ANGEL HUGS, SMILES AND RAINBOWS!!!

Dale and Lori Heimbach / Monday, October 1 2007 03:39 PM

Dear Jill and family,We can really feel the joy in your comments today.Do you think God ever tires of listening to the prayers of his children? We know He doesn''t. Today are prayers are for the continued healing of Ally.Tomorrow we''ll pray about that short trip back to Boyertown for the Heintz family! Much love to all of you from all of us.

Janine Davidheiser / Monday, October 1 2007 02:26 PM

Congratulations! That is truly fantastic news. it must feel great to see her playing and laughing w/Ashley.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Monday, October 1 2007 02:21 PM

We rejoice with you and we give thanks to God for Ally''s continued healing. Hurray!

Sandra / Monday, October 1 2007 01:46 PM

What a wonderful update!!! We are so happy to hear of Ally''s progress. We all know what a fighter she is!!!! We hope Ashley has a wonderful birthday this week. We miss you all!!!!

Sandra / Monday, October 1 2007 01:46 PM

What a wonderful update!!! We are so happy to hear of Ally''s progress. We all know what a fighter she is!!!! We hope Ashley has a wonderful birthday this week. We miss you all!!!!

Oscar S. / Monday, October 1 2007 01:07 PM

What joyous news!!! May God continue the miracle!!!

Carolyn Wing / Monday, October 1 2007 01:06 PM

Kerri: I am so happy to hear you had a great day and Ally is making good progress. I am praying for you.

Margaret Ann (picu duPOnt) / Monday, October 1 2007 12:55 PM

A step closer to home.... a definite reason to celebrate!! Prayers and good thoughts are sent your way for a nice week and easy adjustment to the new nurses and setting in the IICU.

Kristin Hedgelon / Monday, October 1 2007 12:52 PM

WOW! What a great update! I still have tears in my eyes from your awesome weekend. So cool that Ashley was on the big screen, Ally is doing better, and your girls got to play together again after so long. Being a mom is hard work, but worth every second as I''m sure you know. Keep the faith and I pray this is the up turn your family has been waiting for!! GO ALLY!

sister Millicent / Monday, October 1 2007 12:22 PM

We join in rejoicing with you in the good news you have shared. We praise God for what He is doing and continue to seek His strong and compassionate healing power to minister to Ally. May His presence peace, strength and joy enfold you all.

Heidi Snyder / Monday, October 1 2007 11:42 AM

GREAT NEWS! We are so happy to hear that Ally''s getting better. We continue to pray for her each day. Palm Schwenkfelder Church

phil h / Monday, October 1 2007 11:13 AM

Glad to hear the good news, the power of prayer is awesome

Sheila / Monday, October 1 2007 10:52 AM

What a wonderful way to start the week! I''m so glad to hear Ally is starting to progress in a positive direction. I hope this week continues to go well for you and the girls!

Sandy M / Monday, October 1 2007 10:43 AM

Praise God for the good news. I am so glad for all you. I can''t wait to see the pictures. We have and will continue to pray for continued healing for Ally.

The Bollingers / Monday, October 1 2007 10:35 AM

GREAT NEWS!!! It is so good to read how happy everyone is. Just by reading your message I could feel the excitement for you. What a wonderful sight to see your two girls playing together. That says it all. Keep up the great work Ally, we are all praying for you!

uni-brower / Monday, October 1 2007 03:51 AM

We are so thrilled to hear the joy in your voice-those prayers are working-Keep up your strength give everyone a hug for us

Jeanne / Monday, October 1 2007 03:49 AM

In the past three and a half years, Shane is usually the one to bring me to tears. You win tonight, Jill! I am so very very happy for you all. God is so good. Words can''t describe...Just today at work, I was watching all the videos of Ally and Ashley. I was thinking of how much I missed that beautiful little girl and that sweet little voice. Today sounds like it was the start of a great week. I can''t wait to see you all. Much love and hugs and kisses to you all!

Ken and Becki / Monday, October 1 2007 03:31 AM

Yaaaaay! :)

Mary Kay Heimbach / Monday, October 1 2007 03:27 AM

What a wonderful way to end a day with such good news. My prayers today at church were answered (I imagine all the other people praying helped also.) Your news has made your father''s night. We can''t wait to see Ally''s tube free face on Friday. She must know we''re all coming out to Pittsburgh this weekend and she wants to hurry up so she can see everyone. I know this has been such a difficult last week for you both, but your love, strength, and faith has brought you through this. It will be so good to see Ashley and Ally together as sisters playing and enjoying each other. I know as hard as the decisions you made this week, they were the best ones for Ally. We are so very proud of you both as parents to such beautiful girls, but then again we are so proud of all our children. All our love, Mom and Dad

Keri / Monday, October 1 2007 03:12 AM

We are so thrilled to hear how good your day was and to hear about the progress Ally has made. We are always thinking of you all. We were cheering you on during your recent difficult days and tough decisions, and sooo happy to now hear that

Keri / Monday, October 1 2007 03:10 AM

We are so thrilled to hear how good your day was and to hear about the progress Ally has made. We are always thinking of you all. We were cheering you on during your recent difficult days and tough decisions, and sooo happy to now hear that

Lynne / Monday, October 1 2007 03:05 AM

It is so good to hear that joy in your voice, Jill! It was wonderful to see Ally''s tube-free face today - what a beautiful sight! I pray this is the turn we were all hoping and praying for. Love, Lynne

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Oscar S. / Sunday, September 30 2007 04:50 PM

GREAT news for all. Pictures were great. Sister Millicent shared the good news at the Saturday at 6 service last night. We keep praying for you

The Bollingers / Sunday, September 30 2007 04:27 PM

Glad to hear that Ashley, Shane and yourself had such a good time at the game. A well deserved break. Keep up the good work Ally. Our prayers are with you.

Steph Dean / Sunday, September 30 2007 01:47 PM

I''m glad you guys had a great time on Friday night. I heard the fireworks from my room and thought of you guys! It was awesome to see Ally even though every question I asked her she said no to. She''s a cute little stinker just like Ashley! Hope to see you guys soon!

phil h / Sunday, September 30 2007 11:08 AM

I will share the good news with Ally to my Sunday school class this morning, and we will continue to pray for Ally and your family

Pastor & Kathy / Sunday, September 30 2007 11:00 AM

What a joy to read your good news--for Ally and for Ashley. Our former organist, JT Ellenberger is a Pirates fan and would be delighted that you had a magical night at the ballpark. Our prayers continue.

Dawn Stinnard / Saturday, September 29 2007 08:20 PM

Ally looked content sleeping after the trac. Way to go Ashley it''s always nice to see yourself on the big screen. It sounds like a lot of people gave Ashley that boost of confidence she needed at the game. Sounds like everyone had fun and a well deserved break. Keep up the spirit and the good feelings. Bless the family and know we are all praying for you.

Sister Millicent / Saturday, September 29 2007 05:03 PM

What wonderful good news for all of you on this Ally''s two month anniversery of transplant. Know our prayers continue for all of you.

winky bergdoll / Saturday, September 29 2007 03:10 PM

Good for all of you! I was happy to hear the good news for Ally. The light at the end of the tunnel is about to be seen. Way to go, Ashley! Sorry I missed you on the big screen though.

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Dana (from A.I.) / Saturday, September 29 2007 01:46 PM

I am so glad to hear that things went well! Keep up the strength!

Bingener family / Saturday, September 29 2007 11:38 AM

Ally looks great in the pictures. She looks so restful while sleeping and has great color in her cheeks. Your whole family continues to be in our prayers for strength during this tough time and for health for Ally.

Sandy / Saturday, September 29 2007 12:55 AM

It''s nice to see the pictures of Ally. She looks much more comfortable. Our prayers are with you all and Happy Birthday to Ashley.

D.Stinnard / Friday, September 28 2007 11:01 PM

Hey that great news hopefully it''s the point that the family needs to go forward. We''ll keep praying for the family. Enjoy the Pirates game and have a good time.

Carol Yeager / Friday, September 28 2007 08:37 PM

Hurray for you and your family Things are beginning to look up and I pray that they continue to do so from here on in.Please keep up the good thoughts and keep on praying The GOOD LORD will allways look down on you and help you to get through these hard times Our prayers are with you allways.

The Davidheiser''s / Friday, September 28 2007 04:57 PM

Hooray for Ally! It is great to hear that things are going better. Hope you all have a fun weekend together. Our prayers are still coming your way!

winky bergdoll / Friday, September 28 2007 03:16 PM

Wonderful news and wonderful picture. Please tell Shane and Ashley we pray for them also. My husband walked by one day as I looked at the dancing girl video of Ashley. He stopped and watched with me. It brought a big smile to his face. He loved it, she is such a joy.

Alissa and Kevin / Friday, September 28 2007 02:14 PM

I''m glad to hear things went well. Keeping you all in our prayers.

Kirsten / Friday, September 28 2007 12:29 PM

We are keeping all of you in our prayers. It is great to hear you being as positive as you are. I have no idea how you guys do it all. You are an inspiration to all of us as parents and whenever you are tired and weak and sick of it all-just look up. God is still there with all of you. Give Ally a big kiss from all of the Yarnalls. We hope to hear even better news in the days and weeks to come. Take care.

phil h / Friday, September 28 2007 11:21 AM

Glad to hear the good news, and we will continue to pray for you in 2nd gr S.S. Enjoy the ball game

The Bollingers / Friday, September 28 2007 11:14 AM

Great news. Glad to hear everything went well with the trach. Enjoy your time with Ashley and Shane at the ballgame. Our prayers continue.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Friday, September 28 2007 10:49 AM

Thank you so much for this wondeful update. Will continue to hold Ally close to my heart and alwys in my prayers. Have fun with Ashley at the ballgame.

Pastor & Kathy / Friday, September 28 2007 08:57 AM

We are delighted to hear this good update. We rejoice with you and continue our prayers. Enjoy the ballgame.

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Barbara / Friday, September 28 2007 12:05 AM

Jill and Shane I know this seems a hard thing to do but like you said it will be for the best. I am still planning to come in Oct. I''ll try to call Shane tomorrow. Try to think positive...i know it''s hard,but at least this is a known..you''ve been through it before. Ally''s a fighter and she''ll get through this too. Lots of love and prayers are coming your way. Miss you all. Love Barbara

Kelly J, 3CSouth / Thursday, September 27 2007 11:06 PM

Jill, you and your family are in my thoughts everyday. This may seem like a huge set back right now, but the benefits of Ally being more alert are well worth it. Keep fighting, and stay strong!

Carolyn Wing/Angel_Wings / Thursday, September 27 2007 10:28 PM

I am praying for you.

Dana (from A.I.) / Thursday, September 27 2007 08:06 PM

Hey Ally, I just read the update your mommy put on your page and I want you to know that you, and your family, are in my thoughts and prayers (especially the next couple days!!) I hope everything goes well and stay strong!!

Cindy Bohn / Thursday, September 27 2007 03:36 PM

Our prayers are with dear Ally and her family and her doctors,Jill I think of you often you and Shane are strong keep the faith.

Noelle / Thursday, September 27 2007 01:24 PM

Sorry to hear about the trache, but the best part is being able to hold her. I can see why she would be agitated without comfort, other than companionship that you are already giving her... I look forward to hearing that she has taken a huge step forward...she always seems to bounce back.. Jill, I''ll bet you cannot wait to hold her again!!! Huge hugs from home!!

Gelsina / Thursday, September 27 2007 12:47 PM

Jill, whenever you are doing what is absolutely best for Ally you can never be wrong - always know and believe that. I have only

Trish/Angel_Wings / Thursday, September 27 2007 12:05 PM

Sending up very special prayers for precious Ally and your family.. Trish/Angel_Wings

Lori / Thursday, September 27 2007 12:00 PM

Praying for sweet Ally that this will be the step to her recovery! I will be in prayer for her and her family! Lori/Angel_Wings

The Bollingers / Thursday, September 27 2007 11:24 AM

Never feel as if you are taking steps backwards. You are doing what you feel is right for Ally to heal and move forward. Our thoughts are prayers are with you all.

Sandy Maicher / Thursday, September 27 2007 11:06 AM

We are praying for you. Stay strong. I can hear the frustration in your posting. Remember 18 months ago the struggles we went through with John. You need to do what you have to do to keep Ally comfortable. So you take a few steps backwards, but the outcome could create a giant step forward. We are hear for you.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Thursday, September 27 2007 10:52 AM

Praying for you sweet little girl. Know that you are in my heart and forever in my prayers

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Carol Yeager / Thursday, September 27 2007 09:09 PM

My prayers are with you as allways and Ally also .May the LORD watch over her and see that she will overcome this ,I just dont know what else to say except that you must be one of the greatest wiied person that I ever heard of PLEASE dont give up and just keep on believing in our LORD above

Carol Yeager / Thursday, September 27 2007 09:09 PM

My prayers are with you as allways and Ally also .May the LORD watch over her and see that she will overcome this ,I just dont know what else to say except that you must be one of the greatest wiied person that I ever heard of PLEASE dont give up and just keep on believing in our LORD above

Jodee Reid / Thursday, September 27 2007 01:58 PM

Finally some good news for you all! I think of you all everyday and hope we can get together again soon. Praying for Ally and the family.

The Bollingers / Thursday, September 27 2007 11:20 AM

Glad to hear the good news with Ally''s biopsies. Stay strong Ally, we are all praying for you.

Pastor Pearson / Thursday, September 27 2007 10:57 AM

Jill, I subscribe to the Moravian church''s Daily Word by email and these are the two scripture verses that Moravians around the world will share today. I thought that they are most appropriate for you. Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Romans 12:12

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Thursday, September 27 2007 10:53 AM

Heavenly Father, watch over Jill, Shane, Ashley and Ally. We rejoice at the good news for Ally and we pray your continued healing power. We pray for strength for Jill at Ally''s bedside and for Shane watching from home. Grant them courage to face each new day. Bless Ashley in school and be a comfort to all their family and friends. In the strong name of Jesus, Amen.

Polly/Angel_Wings / Thursday, September 27 2007 01:31 AM

Hi sweetie! I hope and pray you are having a better night tonight. I am praying for you today and every day. I know the Lord hears and answers our prayers. You are a beautiful Child of God. Sending you oodles of Angel Hugs, Praises and Prayers. Keep up the good fight, sweetheart. I am praying for Momma, too. ;D

MJ/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, September 26 2007 05:31 PM

HI ALLY hope you are having a good day Sweetheart. As always you are in my heart and always in my prayers

bs / Wednesday, September 26 2007 03:17 PM

Remember GOD answers knee mail and HIS phone has no hold button.

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Carol Yeager / Wednesday, September 26 2007 03:38 PM

As allways I am praying for you and Ally just keep the faith and believe that our Heavanly Father will allways be by your side to guide you and give you strength.GOD BLESS

Etta/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, September 26 2007 12:17 PM

Praying for you sweet baby

Trish/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, September 26 2007 12:00 PM

Praying for a good day for you precious Ally filled with our Lord''s many blessings. Trish/Angel_Wings

The Bollingers / Wednesday, September 26 2007 11:44 AM

Stay strong Ally, our prayers continue for you. Always in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, September 26 2007 10:45 AM

Ally praying for a good day for you today little one. Know that you are being held close to my heart and always in my prayers.

Tracy/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, September 26 2007 02:07 AM

Sweet Ally, Praying for you this day sweetheart. Know you are loved and prayed for. God bless you. Tracy/Angel_Wings

D.Stinnard / Wednesday, September 26 2007 12:29 AM

sorry hit the add button twice. but worth repeating. God bless

Dawn Stinnard / Wednesday, September 26 2007 12:27 AM

God bless you for staying strong. We are all praying for the family. Little breaks are needed now and then and yes we all feel guilty when we have to let someone behind or out for a few minutes or hours of down time. But they will understand that you need it. Good luck and God bless and stay strong. We''re in your corner praying.

Dawn Stinnard / Wednesday, September 26 2007 12:26 AM

God bless you for staying strong. We are all praying for the family. Little breaks are needed now and then and yes we all feel guilty when we have to let someone behind or out for a few minutes or hours of down time. But they will understand that you need it. Good luck and God bless and stay strong. We''re in your corner praying.

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MJ/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, September 25 2007 12:25 AM

Will be holding Ally in my heart and praying for her constantly. Hugs Little Girl

Carol Yeager / Monday, September 24 2007 07:42 PM

I am so sorry that you are going through all this but I know you have alot of suport from family and friends.Just dont give up and remember that all of us are praying for you and ally.GOD will see you through this you must believe GOD BLESS

Christie / Monday, September 24 2007 07:37 PM

Jill, I read your updates as every other day or when you post and every day I think about you and Ally... and your whole family. Keep the faith. Ally is here because she wants to be here and you are her rock. I think of her each time I treat a child (emergency medical services) and remember how precious thier lives are. May god grant you the strength to continue your journey and Ally the strength to heal. Many blessings.

mbh / Monday, September 24 2007 02:59 PM

Your strength and bravery inspire me every day.

Sherrie Staines / Monday, September 24 2007 01:08 PM

Jill our prayers for Ally are never ceasing, but in reading your journal entries over these last months, she is NOT the only fighter in your family! I stand in awe of all that you do, and I pray that God continues to give you the strength, grace and mercy in each new day, for that day. Your entire family is an inspiration and all of us who have healthy children are reminded how blessed we are, no matter what we go through in a day, it can''t compare to yours! Praying for a week of wonderous strides for Ally.

The Bollingers / Monday, September 24 2007 11:19 AM

Our prayers continue for Ally''s recovery. Everything that your family has been through, it is normal to have those frustrations and breakdowns. Our hearts go out to all of you. Positive thoughts and prayers continue. God Bless.

Sandy Maicher / Monday, September 24 2007 11:17 AM

We continue to keep all of you in our prayers. I''m praying that Ally can keep up her strength and that the doctors all agree what is the best for Ally. I hope that this up coming week brings betters things for all of you.

phil h / Monday, September 24 2007 11:10 AM

We are continuing to pray for Ally in 2nd gr Sunday School at St. John''s

Margaret Ann (PICU) / Monday, September 24 2007 05:18 AM

WE are all continuing to have you in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could be their to help. We all want Ally to continue to heal.. We wish we could do more. I am hoping for a better and more peaceful week! Ally and Ashley are lucky to have you as their mom. Margaret Ann

Sheila / Monday, September 24 2007 01:50 AM

Jill, I hope you had a safe trip back to Pittsburgh today. Sorry to have missed you this morning in church - I had to work. I''m praying that this week brings some peace and calm to all of you.

nana42@hughes.net / Sunday, September 23 2007 11:45 PM

I have been reading your journal for a long time and cannot imagine how you continue to be the positive Mommie you seem to be. Know that prayers are going up for your entire family.

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uni-brower / Tuesday, September 25 2007 03:36 AM

we love to hear of clear xrays-praying xtra hard-hope everyone is hanging in there-love you all

Dawn Stinnard / Sunday, September 23 2007 02:43 AM

Groat for Ally little steps are better than none. Ashley sounds like any other child they''re better in someone else''s home. Better little helpers and eaters. Than they come home and tell you what they did and you try to get them to do that at home. Ha. ha. At least she had fun. Your always in our prayers.

Steph / Friday, September 21 2007 08:14 PM

We continue to pray for Allys healing and your family''s strength.. Glad to hear things seem to be

The Bollingers / Thursday, September 20 2007 04:28 PM

Glad to hear the Xrays and scopes were all good. As parents, we are never satisfied, good or bad. Our prayers continue for her strength and as well for Ashley for great days at school. God Bless you all.

Carol Yeager / Thursday, September 20 2007 03:18 PM

Lord please watch over Ally and also help her to get stronger and keep on fighting to overcome this Bless her with your everloving care and keep her from any pain or suffering,God knows she has been through too much in her lifetime as it is.My family will allways remember her in all our prayers.

Noelle / Thursday, September 20 2007 01:34 PM

Just dropping a note to let you know I am still keeping up with you and the family. It is great to hear that Ally is improving, even though it is slow, she seems to make up for any of the backwards steps she takes! As for Ashley, my kids love fish too! My older son calls it chicken, but who cares, he eats it! The other mother knows you feed her well, don''t worry, we all understand that kids are picky and are better eaters away from home!

The BohnFamily / Thursday, September 20 2007 01:04 PM

Dear Ally,we are praying for you and your family and for your doctors. Please keep your beautiful smile. I''M Glad your sister liked salmon. May God Bless You.

Kristin Hedgelon / Thursday, September 20 2007 12:50 PM

I pray for Ally and your family''s strength every day. Hang in there.

Heidi Snyder / Thursday, September 20 2007 11:36 AM

I am so glad Ally is doing well, and I am glad Ashley likes salmon. That little one is better than me to like salmon. Way to go girl! My heart and prayers are with Ally, Ashley and you and Shane everyday. This congregation and I will keep you in our prayers.

Pastor & Kathy / Thursday, September 20 2007 10:49 AM

O God, we give you thanks for clear xrays, good bowel scopes, good biopies and for salmon! We pray for a smooth weaning from vent to CPAP and for your presence with Ally, Ashley, Jill and Shane for Jesus'' sake. Amen.

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D.Stinnard / Wednesday, September 19 2007 09:51 PM

Go get them Ally throw all you toys at everyone. Show them how strong you are getting. Be strong and the breathing will come alone to. Bless all of you. Hope Ashley is having fun at school.

Aunt Jeanne / Wednesday, September 19 2007 05:40 PM

Hi sweetie! Hope you''re feeling better. Keep fighting and stay strong. I do love to hear that you are throwing things at the therapists. What spunk! As always, much love, many prayers and constant thoughts to you, Ashley, Mommy and Daddy... Love, Aunt Jeanne

The Dunn''s / Tuesday, September 18 2007 09:51 PM

May not have the chance to write daily, but always know that the whole family is in our prays daily. My Ally grow stronger each and every day, in her own way.

Bonnie & Greg / Tuesday, September 18 2007 07:01 PM

We continue to pray for Ally and hope she gets stronger every day. She is a fighter and has alot of people praying for her recovery.

Carol Yeager / Tuesday, September 18 2007 05:01 PM

I am praying each and every night and day for all of you,Please tell Ally that she should keep up the great fight and not to give up The Good Lord will see that she is strong and then he will see that she keeps her strength to carry on through this and she will overcome this God be with her and keep her from too much suffering or pain.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, September 18 2007 02:08 PM

Good Morning Sweet Ally am thinking of you and holding you close to my heart and always in my prayers

Nan Moyer / Tuesday, September 18 2007 01:31 PM

To be sure, Ally is in my prayers.

Oscar S. / Tuesday, September 18 2007 01:18 PM

We continue preying for Ally. A little bump in the road, but she is definitely a fighter. Would like to have seen her throw her toys at the therapist.

Judi / Tuesday, September 18 2007 01:04 PM

O God, how great thou art! Continue to hold Ally and her family in the palm of your hand, and be with the doctors and nurses that care for Ally. Amen

The Bollingers / Tuesday, September 18 2007 11:13 AM

Our thoughts and prayers continue. Keep fighting Ally, we are all behind you 100%. God Bless you all.

Pastor & Kathy / Tuesday, September 18 2007 10:47 AM

O Lord our rock and our fortress, give strength to Ally with her breathing. Help the antibotics do their work and bring her healing. Be the strength of Jill, Shane and Ashley and all their family and friends, for Christ''s sake. Amen.

melinda/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, September 18 2007 03:19 AM

Ally, I am praying hard for you. God bless you!

Sandy Maicher / Monday, September 17 2007 07:17 PM

Our prayers continue to be with all you and especially Ally.

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Carol Yeager / Monday, September 17 2007 06:15 PM

I was looking to hear from you and I am glad to have heard from you today. I am praying allways for you and your little girl and also for the family also.I cant imagine what it is that keeps you going as long as you have been, I only hope that when the time comes and you can take Ally home that you will have the strength to go on taking care of her without collapsing under too much stress and pressure,She is going to need you so very much you know. May God BLESS you all and give you the strength that you will need to carry on.My thought and prayers are with you allways

Trish/Angel_Wings / Monday, September 17 2007 02:52 PM

Sweet Ally we are storming the Heavens with special prayers for you.. Trish/Angel_Wings

MJ/Angel_Wings / Monday, September 17 2007 02:46 PM

Ally I am praying for you and keeping you in my heart.

phil h / Monday, September 17 2007 12:09 PM

We continue to pray for Ally and your family, every week in second grade Sunday School

The Bollingers / Monday, September 17 2007 01:23 AM

Are thoughts and prayers continue for you all. Keep fighting Ally! You are doing a great job. So glad to here Ashley had so much fun at school, very busy for the first week of school.

Pastor & Kathy / Sunday, September 16 2007 09:54 PM

We prayed for Ally today at church as we do every week and as we all do on the days inbetween. We are thankful for Ally''s progress and Ashley''s delight in school. We pray God''s presence with Jill and Shane and all the family.--Pastor and Kathy

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Steph Dean / Saturday, September 15 2007 06:09 PM

I hope Ally''s health will continue to improve. I''m hoping to be able to go visit her next week and see how she is doing. Your entire family is always in my prayers!

The Bohn Family / Friday, September 14 2007 04:26 PM

Ally your a strong little girl keep fighting and you and your family are in our prayers. BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

uni-brower / Friday, September 14 2007 03:45 AM

hope everyone gets some rest-Happy Birthday Pop-So happy Ashley is enjoying school--hugs & kisses to all

Dawn Stinnard / Thursday, September 13 2007 11:39 PM

Keep up the good fight all will be good soon. I''m glad Ashley is enjoying school and happy that the children have accepted her as one of their own. Enjoy the fun times and let the doctors worry about the other stuff. Your in our prayers as with the other families you spoke about. God bless and know he''s looking out for all of you.

Toni / Thursday, September 13 2007 06:41 PM

JIll, You don''t know me. I am the sister of a BWH employee and have been known to so the pee dance. I am also a nurse. I have been reading your updates and am glad to know Ally is off the respirator. It sounds like her lungs are much better today. I''m glad she can sleep with BiPAP. My thoughts all with all of you, especially you and Ashley. It sounds like you have a tremendous support system. Take care of yourself and let others do the other ''stuff'' Toni

Carol Yeager / Thursday, September 13 2007 04:53 PM

I was sorry to hear the not so goodnight news but I am so glad that she is so strong willed that she isn''t going to let this get her down.Keep smiling and GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

The Bollingers / Thursday, September 13 2007 11:08 AM

Keep on fighting Ally. We are all praying for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. It is good to hear Ashley is enjoying school.

Pastor & Kathy / Thursday, September 13 2007 10:37 AM

Heavenly Father, bring your healing power to Ally. Heal her lungs and let her breathing improve. Be present with her Mom and Dad, her sister and all her family. Let them know your strength and care. In Jesus'' name, Amen.

Jana Ulrich / Thursday, September 13 2007 12:36 AM

Jill, You amaze me more and more each day...AND, Ally is a strong little fighter. What a trooper. Please know that you''re in my thoughts and prayers.

Landis family / Thursday, September 13 2007 12:00 AM

We hope for a restful night so Ally can regain her strength and get back on track with her breathing and her feeds. We are continuing to keep her in our prayers!

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Carol Yeager / Wednesday, September 12 2007 08:42 PM

I am so overjoyed to hear about the good news and I feel as though prayers being sent to you are going to help more and more everyday.Just keep on believing and the LORD will see you through this.Lots of hope and prayers are sent your way and I will keep on praying also. KEEP SMILING

Judi / Wednesday, September 12 2007 01:19 PM

Lord, we just lift up Ally and her family that they know and feel your arms of comfort around them. We praise you for continued progress. Amen

The Bollingers / Wednesday, September 12 2007 11:01 AM

Keep up the good work Ally! We are praying that each day gets easier for you.

Pastor & Kathy / Wednesday, September 12 2007 10:32 AM

We give you thanks, O God, for the good progress for Ally and we pray that it will continue. Thank you for letting her be a typical 3 year old. Keep watch over her mom and dad and sister. Amen.

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Mary and Maggie / Wednesday, September 12 2007 12:02 AM

3 cheers for Ally!! Congrats on 1 less tube!! Wow! I can''t belive your in school Ashley! I remeber meeting you when you were a little more than 2 when Ally was at Bryn Mawr! Hope Everything goes well for you guys these next couple of days!!!

Barbara / Tuesday, September 11 2007 11:35 PM

I knew you could do it Ally girl...stay strong, all of you. I hope to get up there soon. Going to New Orleans next week but I''ll be up there real soon I promise. Love to all..and I''ll keep on praying. Love Barbara

Oscar S. / Tuesday, September 11 2007 09:19 PM

Horay for Ally; horay for Ashley. Such great news all around!!!

Judi / Tuesday, September 11 2007 08:00 PM

Our prayer team at church (St.Paul''s UCC) has been praying for Ally since she was born! This is such good news. God is a great provider!

Ken and Becki / Tuesday, September 11 2007 05:54 PM

Yeah!!! We love the good news updates. We''ll all keep praying.

Pastor & Kathy / Tuesday, September 11 2007 03:58 PM

What wonderful news! Your Mom stopped at my office to tell me that Ally was extubated. We give thanks to God. Tell Ally to keep working on her words and tell Ashley to work on her dance steps.

Aunt Sherry & Uncle Wally / Tuesday, September 11 2007 03:23 PM

Way to go Ally. What wonderful news. Keep up the good work our little friend. Thoughts and prayers continue for you and your family. Love ya, Aunt Sherry & Uncle Wally

The Davidheiser''s / Tuesday, September 11 2007 01:23 PM

Hooray for Ally!!!Wonderful news. Hooray for Ashley and her dancing shoes. Better turn up the volume on them! This is great news. Bless you all.

Carol Yeager / Tuesday, September 11 2007 01:17 PM

AMEN HALALUYHA AND GOD BLESS, I am so glad to hear the great news and I am praying that we all hear nothing but good news from here on in. It is GOD''s will and he is the one we need to keep looking up to so that he will know that we are all GREAT BELIEVERS and nothing will ever come between him and us for he watches over all of his children, I know he will keep on doing his best to give Ally the will and strength to overcome all her obstacles because he sees that she hasnt let this get the best of her and she is going to have the faith that it takes to get her through this.Keep your head up and just keep believing and he will see you through this. GOD BLESS

Kurt and Janine Davidheiser / Tuesday, September 11 2007 01:12 PM

Awesome news! here''s to her talking your ear off soon :) Glad Ashley enjoyed school and her first dance class!

Jeff & Lisa HOuck / Tuesday, September 11 2007 01:09 PM

Great to hear the wonderful update.

Sandra DiCesare / Tuesday, September 11 2007 12:48 PM

Way to go Ally!!!!! We are thrilled at how great you are doing!!! Glad to hear Ashley is enjoying school and dance classes. hugs to all of you.

Heidi Snyder / Tuesday, September 11 2007 11:45 AM

I am so happy for Ally that she is doing well. My prayers are with her and your family.

The Bollingers / Tuesday, September 11 2007 11:07 AM

Way to go Ally!! Keep up the hard work, we are all proud of you. Glad to hear Ashley had a good day at school and enjoyed her tap class. Tap away Ashley!!! What joyful noise. Always in our thoughts and prayers.

phil h / Tuesday, September 11 2007 10:55 AM

glad to hear that Ally had a great day. Things are starting to look up

Sandy Maicher / Tuesday, September 11 2007 10:49 AM

Yeah...keep up the good work Ally. Ashley, John would love to help you with your tap dancing. Our prayers and thoughts continue to be with all of you.

Sheila / Tuesday, September 11 2007 10:19 AM

Yeah Ally!! Hope today is full of good news as well! Glad to hear Ashley is doing better as well. Love to you all.

Michele / Tuesday, September 11 2007 04:40 AM

way to go Ally.........i will be praying for you..............

Steph / Tuesday, September 11 2007 04:40 AM

So glad to hear good news. Glad ashley is enjoying her school and dance too. You guys are amazing and just dont give your selves enough credit! Always praying for you and cant wait to meet Ally in person... either here or in PGH! steph

Liz / Tuesday, September 11 2007 02:49 AM

Way to go, Ally! You''ll be talking your mom''s ear off in no time:-)

Sandy Y / Tuesday, September 11 2007 01:26 AM

What a wonderful update!

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uni-brower / Tuesday, September 11 2007 03:25 AM

go Ally--we are all behind you--we are still praying xtra hard--We will keep Brady''s parents in our thoughts

Oscar S. / Monday, September 10 2007 12:24 PM

Praise be to Ally''s progress. Will add Brady''s parents to our prayers. Like Pastor and Kathy, we too have organ doner noted on licenses.

Heidi Snyder / Monday, September 10 2007 11:29 AM

We are so happy to hear of progress of Ally. We continue to hold Ally in our prayers.

The Davidheiser''s / Monday, September 10 2007 12:56 AM

Jill, We are so glad to hear that Ally''s doing better. We pray for her every day. We have little Luke in our Sunday School class now and can''t wait for Ally''s return. Give her our love. Mike, Betty, Kyle, and Zach

Carol Yeager / Sunday, September 9 2007 03:21 PM

You go little girl ally,Keep up the good work and remember there are lots of people here rooting for you.I see the strength that you have in that little body of yours and it is so strong that you can get through allmost anything and allways have faith in the Lord up above and he will allways be looking down on you to see you through all this.God''s love be arounds you allways. sighned with all our love and prayer''s allways The Yeager family also known as Sissypop52.LOVE YA!!!!

MOPS friend / Sunday, September 9 2007 02:36 PM

We are having MOPS this week and will miss you dearly! Rest assured, prayers will be said for all of you during our morning hour. And we will have a nice surprise for you after the meeting . . . God bless you all!

The Bollingers / Sunday, September 9 2007 12:06 PM

Keep up the hard work Ally! We are all behind you. Our prayers will include Brady and his family. God Bless you all.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Sunday, September 9 2007 10:51 AM

We give thanks for the good progress that Ally is making and we will hold Brady''s parents Laura and John in our prayers. You give special meaning to the organ donor cards in our wallets. Pastor and Kathy

Karen Owens / Sunday, September 9 2007 09:57 AM

Go Ally! Keep getting stronger little girl. Jill --I think about you everyday, you are an amazing mother for both your little girls!

brenda norman / Sunday, September 9 2007 04:45 AM

i am up late checking emails, this update is the kind i like to read, keep up the good work ally and keep getting stronger our prayers are with you and your mommy and daddy!

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Carol Yeager / Sunday, September 9 2007 03:36 PM

I am praying to keep on hearing nothing but good news about your little girl and just am so happy to hear that things are going a little better for the family with being in a new school and all.I will keep on PRAYING for you and your family every day.GOD BLESS

phil h / Saturday, September 8 2007 08:21 PM

Glad to here things have gone well this week, and the 2nd gr Sunday School class at St. John''s will continue to pray for ally

Oscar S. / Saturday, September 8 2007 04:19 PM

We keep praying for Ally as well as for the rest of the family. Maybe there is a small

The Bollingers / Saturday, September 8 2007 01:16 PM

Wow sounds like Ashley is fitting into her new school well. That is great news. Keep up the hard work Ally, we are all praying for you. Our prayers continue for you and your family and for the families that are going through a difficult time with their children. God Bless you all.

Dawn Stinnard / Saturday, September 8 2007 01:05 AM

thanks for the updates on the family and Ally our prayers are with you and so many more. let the other families know that they are in our prayers and hopefully they are blessed as well. thanks and God bless

Sandy Maicher / Friday, September 7 2007 09:15 PM

Thanks for the update Jill. I''m glad to hear that Ally has had a somewhat better week. We think about all of you daily and our prayers continue for all of you. I''m glad Ashley is enjoying school. Hugs to all of you.

Sister Millicent / Friday, September 7 2007 08:26 PM

Thanks so much for the positivve update. It is good to know that for Ashley and Ally this was a good week. We continue to pray God''s richest blessings for all of you.

Johanna / Friday, September 7 2007 05:39 PM

I will continue to pray for Ally''s improvement and for increased faith and strength for all of you. Jill and Shane, you are doing a great job with everything, and I know you will continue to do so, even though it isn''t easy!

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Steph / Thursday, September 6 2007 02:06 AM

just wanted to let you know we were thinking of you. steph and nate

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, September 5 2007 11:54 PM

May the GOOD LORD bless all of you and especially your children.The children are the ones that need your strength and also you faith,dont ever give up and also remember that prayers are answered.I know it probably has crossed your mind as to why this is happening to your family but sometim,es the Man up above does strange things to test us and our strength.You must allways believe in him and trust in him and he will see you through this weather it be good or bad he knows what is best.I do believe that the GOOD LORD GIVITH and He also taketh away if he sees that suffering is just too much, but I do believe that is way of testing our strength.so PLEASE be strong and keep praying and believing.Thoughts and prayers be with you allways

Nan Moyer / Wednesday, September 5 2007 05:04 PM

My thoughts are prayers are with you.

Carol / Wednesday, September 5 2007 03:16 PM

Ally and Ashley are always on my mind and in my prayers. God has given you all extraordinary strength and wisdom.

The Amands / Wednesday, September 5 2007 01:16 PM

We are thinking of you guys and praying for you every day. You all are doing an amazing job.

The Bollingers / Wednesday, September 5 2007 11:07 AM

We continue to pray for Ally and your family. May Ashley have a wonderful 1st day at school and meet lots of new friends. Keep fighting Ally!

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Wednesday, September 5 2007 10:37 AM

Heavenly Father, be with Ally in her healing. Help her to do more of her own breathing so that the vent can be reduced. Be with Jill, Shane and Ashley as they love and care for her. Amen.
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