Category Archives: Family

Kansas Bible Camp: The Nature Center

Well, we are attempting to fill a vacancy at the Camp this year. Rick Khol has been faithfully overseeing the Nature Center and doing a lot of the preaching at KBC for years, and has recently felt

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Bass Pro Shop (and another Children’s Mercy appointment)

So, Sunday evening we drove up to KC for another appointment for Katie.  This is the appointment

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Celebration of Wayne’s Life

Yesterday, April 28th, we had a Life Celebration for Wayne. Many people came to honor his life and to bless Genene.  The service was live-streamed, and is posted on

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Precious Moments – Part Two

While we were in the St Louis area, about 7 pm, Laurel’s brother Eric called to let us know that their dad, Wayne Byrd, had been in a car accident, they suspected heart problems, he’d needed resuscitation, and was in … Continue reading

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Precious Moments – Part One

We took this past weekend intending to drive to St Louis for a wedding, then back to Kansas City for a doctor’s appointment for Katie.  Since we only had five kids going, we borrowed Dad’s minivan (wow! a small group.) … Continue reading

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So we went to the Reptile Expo

It was neat.  I think we all enjoyed it more than we enjoyed the Landscape and Outdoor Living Show. This guy is huge… at least four feet long.  He was not for sale, is nearly as long as he’ll get, … Continue reading

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Katie’s Numbers Improving

Her numbers are going up and that’s a good thing!  Her Neutrophil count is actually up into the normal range.  This is really good news, and we hope to cut back on the amount of times (at least) that she … Continue reading

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Some Progress!

We started Katie’s Neupogen treatment.  We are fairly sure that her fever was a side effect of the Neupogen working (also comes with bone pain) to increase her neutrophil production.  Happily, her neutrophil count did come up quite a bit… … Continue reading

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Back from Children’s Mercy

So, we made it back today! I did go up Sunday morning.  Took some things that I didn’t get packed for the girls in time on Saturday…  and since they rode in the ambulance to KC, they’d need a way … Continue reading

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First Ambulance Transport

This is a first… one of our children going by ambulance to a hospital. Katie is on her way, in this pic, from the Hutch Hospital to Children’s Mercy in KC.  At this point, we still don’t know what’s wrong, … Continue reading

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