Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thank You For All Your Love ,Prayers and Support From John Chapman

Well where do I start, Oct 26th, 2009 changed my life, my families and your life. What a rocky road we all went down, but together we all came through it. Most of you have heard the story but basically I contracted a virus that they are still learning about and it almost took my life. At one point I was on 4 different types of life support systems which included Kidney Failure, Low Blood Pressure, Failed Digestive System and Collapsed Lung. There were so many other serious issues that occurred including my heart stopping on a couple of occasions. I have lots of little scares from where the doctors and nurses brought me back to survival..a reminder for years to come of how lucky I was to have such professional people looking after me. Of course the best news is I overcame the odds and have been blessed with life. 35 days in ICU, 65 days in total in a hospital bed is more than i would ever wish on any one. But..... the out going support and prayers from all of you truly was a god send and helped me pull through this. Words can not explain how grateful my family are to each and everyone of you who took whatever time to be thoughtful of my I simply say this ..I love you all..thank you.
The fund raisers have been received with huge thanks , it truly has taken the pressure off of recovery.. Thank you again. The road ahead is one of healing and learning. Especially my wife Karen, who was a rock through this whole thing and continues to be so, faith and trust in Gods work really did make my existence a miracle. I believe we have all learned something, the value of friendship, quality of life not only for ourselves but also for each other and we need each other ..which is unbelievable power.
I have a slow recovery road ahead so please keep your prayers and thoughts coming. Please note there is some changes that's have been made if you making or have made a donation at Sterling Savings Bank, the account is now under the name "John Chapman Account". We are pleased to say that from the support of the Providence family and our extended family here locally and from around the world we should be able to cover our expenses incurred..Thank you again. At this point if your considering making a donation please feel free to contact Karen and I before you do, you can reach us at home at 503-738-5590 or email me at
I do want to send out a special thanks to Deb, Cal, Robin and Kathy for keeping my updates and progress as current as possible. Words don't express the gratitude to Neil and Stacey Dundas and Karen and Eric Nelson ..and to all of you in time I will thank you personally because I plan on being here for a long long time to come

John and Karen Chapman xxxxx