Alison was discharged from the hospital today. Dad is not feeling well today, let's hope that his illness is short-lived. We really need to work at getting everyone in the house healthy at the same time. Although pretty tired, Alison wanted to go straight from the hospital to Sacred Heart. She is determined to start a few classes this semester. We met with the nursing department and it looks like she will begin classes-she is just amazing-as is Dr. Fries and many others in the department-they have been so supportive. It was very moving to see the light in Alison's eyes as she looked around campus. She really cannot wait to get back to school. Alison also wanted to stop by to see Dr. Cernera, SHU President. He was in a meeting but as soon as his secretary told him that Alison had stopped by, he immediately came to his office. He is just such a terrific man. We had a wonderful visit. He had a gift for Alison-it was a picture from Dr. Cernera's recent visit with the Pope. This is such a special gift as Dr. Cernera shared Alison and John's story with his Holiness-Alison will treasure this picture always. Alison then wanted to stop at the house where she will be living with her rommates-mom was a bit hesitant but agreed as we know how important it is for her to be with her friends. Pleae pray that Alison is able to stay on the road to recovery and have a successful start back to school.
Joe and Karen