URGENT - Appeal for assistance
His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, has blessed this appeal to our diocese.
Update on Appeal to help Fr. John and Matushka Kyra Nightingale
Dear to God,
Christ is in our midst! Blessed Clean Week. As we continue our Lenten Journey, I wanted to update you on the Appeal To Help Fr John and Matushka Nightingale, especially since Great Lent is a time when we are called to focus on almsgiving. Fr John had fallen after a Presanctified Liturgy over a year ago. He has not returned home since that fall at the church. While he has regained sensation in his arms and legs, he is unable to walk and has minimal use of his arms and hands. Technically, he would be considered a quadraplegic. Since the appeal letter went out on January 31, 2016, we have received $37,278.00 for which they are most grateful.
By way of reminder, please see the following from my earlier letter:
Last year during Great Lent, after the Presanctified Liturgy, Fr. John was not feeling well and went out to the portch for fresh air. At some point he passed out and fell over the railing injuring his, neck, vertebrea and spinal cord. He has been in the hospital since that time receiving receiving therapy. Initially, he lost all use of his arms and legs. After months of therapy, Fr. John is now able to feed himself, but still unable to walk. Due to the lack of strength in his arms and legs he is unable to transfer himself from his bed to a wheel chair and is due to return home at this time. He will require nursing assistance and a lift to transfer him from the bed to a wheel chair. Medically, he is considered a parapalegic.