Dear Family and Friends:
Our deepest condolences go out to to the family of Audrey Berkenpas. Per her husband, Frank, Audrey had developed pneumonia that sadly took her life this past Tuesday at Gulf Breeze Baptist hospital. The couple came to Florida to be with their family. Per Frank, this past month was filled with wonderful memories when Audrey became sick. We are grateful to Angie and Dave L. who took in the family. Frank expressed much gratitude to everyone for their prayers. The Berkenpas family is from Grandville, Michigan.
We also extend our condolences to the family of Donald Holmes who passed away from a motorcycle accident last week. The Vineyard had Michael Holmes who flew in from Denver, Colorado to care for his father’s funeral. He expressed gratitude for all the prayers that were said for him and his family.
We welcomed in the family of JoAnn Coleman of Monroeville, AL. Her daughter, Ericka Wright along with son, Joshua and daughter, Ayanna are here from Georgia. Per Ericka, Ms. JoAnn has had a serious of strokes and an heart attack. She was transferred to Baptist hospital here in Pensacola for further testing. Ericka shared with us that her 68 year old mother is not “very responsive” right now. She is on a ventilator also.
Kimberly Sololow was transferred to the ICU at Select Specialty hospital from Baptist hospital. Still recuperating from the H1N1 flu, Kim is “holding her own” per her family. Kim and her husband, Greg are from the Orlando, FL area. Parents and sister are from Greencastle, IN. And, another sister and brother-in-law are from Texas. Prayers please!
Christy Taylor just 39 years young, remains in the ICU at Sacred Heart hospital. Per mom, Sherry Wert, who has been staying with us, Christy developed sepsis after she had a procedure three weeks ago. In September, 2019, Christy had a severe hemorrhagic stroke. Her family was with us for 3 months. Sherry has shared with us that since this sepsis, Christy has spoken very few words. She has lost mobility to sit up, stand, and even take a few steps. The family is hoping that she will eventually gain these skills again and be able to move to the rehabilitation center in Destin, FL which is close to Panama City, FL, their home and lots of family.
Chris Hubbard is still here in Pensacola at the Consulate rehabilitation center. Chris has stage 4 COPD and severe asthma at 46 years young. Per his parents, Kathy and James, Chris remains on oxygen and continues to walk with assistance with his walker. His parents cannot come into the facility at this time because of the COVID-19 precautions.
From all of our families, the COVID-19 precautions has severely limited family visitations. As difficult as it has been on the patients, it has proven to be even more difficult for their family members. Yet, all agree, the safety of the patients, the healthcare workers, doctors, and everyone involved in their loved one’s care is ultimately important. Please lift them all up in your prayers.
Blessings to all of you, Love Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis TackettResident ServantMartha’s Vineyard of Pensacola, The Family House850-287-2144Always Call for Availability!
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