Smiling and getting stronger

They have removed her epidural this morning. Because she still has some drainage from the surgery, they have decided to keep the chest tube in for another day and hopefully remove it tomorrow. She continues to improve and is walking the halls to get stronger and now eating a regular diet. She continues to amaze us by her will and determination. Kendall you make us all so proud. You are the strongest person I know. Keep fighting. Her smile keeps us all going forward. Thanks for all the well wishes.


  1. Spar Family (Sydney 8th Grade & Marching Band CSHS) says:

    Our family is thinking of you and are in our prayers. You have shown everyone a strength that we wish we could have a tenth of! We all look forward to having you back home soon.

  2. Ginger Edwards says:

    Kendall, your strength and courage are an inspiration to us all! We’re praying for you in Richmond — keep up the fight!!!

  3. Spar family (Sydney. 8th grade marching band) says:

    Your family is in our families hearts and prayers daily
    You have the strength that only others should have a tenth of
    We all look forward to having you home
    Well and soon

  4. Stacey Cotter says:

    Keep up the great work Kendall – can’t wait to see you when you get home.

  5. Nancy Northern says:

    To know her is to love her!

  6. Roy Dwyer says:

    She is an amazing young lady. Kendall and your family remain in our prayers. The Dwyer Family.

  7. Joyce Ellis (Kendall's Nana) says:

    Kendall, I can definitely know and believe that if it is in your mind to get up and get walking right now, then “You Are Going To Walk”. When you were a baby and just starting to pull up to couches, furniture. I went by your house one day after work and your Mom & I were down in the den watching you. I said “Its not going to be long till she tries to walk”, then your Mom said “Yes I think she is ready to take her first step any day now” You looked at both of us, let go of the couch, walked the full length of the den, through the door, through your Dad’s office, then through the Utility Room, –Without stopping or falling once. Your Mom and I followed you with disbelief and you finally stopped when you got to the outside basement door, turned and laughed and laughed , as if saying I heard you all say I was ready. You are ready now , I know you and that determination again. We love you and miss you so much. Nana and Frank

  8. Ellis, Tammy, and Matthew Wheby says:

    Prayers continue to come your way from your friends in West Virginia. We continue to be amazed by your strength and your faith!

  9. Chris Smith says:

    Kendall, we are all praying for you. I hope you get well soon

  10. Sharon Glenn says:

    What great news. You are an inspiration to all of us and keep that beautiful smile. I smile every time I see your smile.

  11. Mark, Pam, Jordan and Holly Spangler says:

    Kendall: You are such an inspiration to everyone you come in contact with. Keep fighting Kendall, we are all praying for you. I want you to keep this Bible verse in mind while you are fighting. Philippians 4:13–I can do all things through Christ which strentheneth me. Kendall, let Him be your strenth and know he has already fought the fight for you, you are the winner Kendall. We are praying for you.

  12. Terri Langford says:

    Stan Seymour had posted on facebook he had put a single electric candle in his home window in honor of you. This past weekend I put one in my home window and my mother’s window. Please know those candles symbolize the smile you have that has lit so many lives. May their light shine brightly to bring you home soon and our hope is others will add a “Kendall light” to their own home. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family!

    Terri Langford

  13. The eubanks says:

    So glad you are doing well. You are always in our thoughts!

  14. Katrina Kish says:

    Thanks for the updates. I am amazed by your strength and progress so far, Kendall! Keep the happy thoughts!

  15. Karin says:

    Jere, Andrea, Kendall and Connor, You are in our thoughts and prayers every day! So glad to hear Kendall is getting stronger and smiling! Cant wait to see her back home in Roanoke again! The Colozza’s

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