May 30th 2010: Start Here

I’m going to write this from my perspective because I don’t know how else to relay the events of the last 48 hours. Some of you have heard the story and many of you have just heard bits and pieces. Either way here is the story about Claire (Autumn is helping me write this and wrote this nice transition sentence).

I’ll start with where we are now: Claire is at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas after a near drowning event on Sunday. We have a lot of questions about all that took place and here’s what we do know about that first hour:

  • Claire didn’t have a pulse for 30 minutes;
  • When the practitioners did get her heart going again, she could not breathe on her own; and
  • Claire’s little body was fighting to stay alive.

    Doctors quickly determined that Claire needed to have more advanced care and she was transferred from Las Colinas to Medical City. The admitting doctor at Medical City spent a couple of hours stabilizing Claire which involved an additional complication when an air pocket materialized around her left lung. The exceptional care providers at Medical City were able to extract the air from around her lung and avert additional danger. Tiffany, Autumn, Heidi and I were waiting in an adjoining conference room and had the comfort of a medical assistant and our close friends Jon and Becky while the doctors took care of our daughter.

    The knock that announced the doctors also brought the plan for the next two days. To reduce secondary damage from organ and brain inflammation and to decrease toxic blood circulation, the doctors would lower her temperature to around 93 degrees Fahrenheit for 48 hours. These 48 hours also denoted a waiting time to see what the extent of her injuries were from the blood toxicity and oxygen deprivation.

    Claire had also aspirated some stomach acid and the doctors were concerned that the fluid could lead to a bad case of pneumonia. To extract this fluid, Claire has been attached to a percussion ventilator since she was admitted to PICU: a nurse described that this was like turning a baby on her stomach and striking between the shoulder blades to expel the fluid. It worked. On Monday night we received the first bit of positive news that Claire’s X-ray showed no signs of lung fluid. The doctor was confident enough to lower the pressure support on her ventilator: Claire’s body is equipped right now to breathe on its own with minimal assistance.

    There are many more details in between but it’s best if I tell where we are right now. We were scheduled to start bringing Claire’s body temperature up to normal levels today at 5:00 PM CDT. Claire didn’t want to wait that long. About three hours before five her body started self-regulating and began raising its own temperature. The doctor expressed that he isn’t concerned, but they’d like to slow down the warming up process. Her temperature is now back down and we’ll slowly bring it back up to normal.

    How I want this blog to work is that if you have questions, please feel free to post them in the comments. I will be checking, updating and responding as time is available (it gives me something to do to keep my mind active). I will be posting updates as they are available.

    Thank you for all your prayer, thoughts and support. It has been overwhelming.


    Tyler, Tiffany, Autumn, Heidi & Claire

    169 thoughts on “May 30th 2010: Start Here”

    1. Hi Tyler,Tiffany, Autumn, Heidi and Claire,

      We wanted to let you know we are praying for you and your family. We have known you when you were two love birds in High School, and have had the privilage of watching you become husband and wife. We have stood at a distance to see you transition to parenthood, start a career, and transfer your life to Texas. It breaks our hearts to know that this has happened to you.

      We want you to know that if there is anything besides prayer that you need, we are here for you. Please ask.

      The situation you are faced with right now, is every parents nightmare…we can only imagine what you must be going through. We will continue to pray that God gives you the strength to endure the next steps in Claires recovery.

      The Caves Family

    2. Hi Family-
      I just want you to know that all of us in California are praying for little claire. While I have never met her, she is family and there has not been a minute gone by that I have not been thinking of all of you and praying. I can’t imagine what you must be going through, stay strong for your baby girl. I love you all.
      Love, Missy

    3. Thanks so much for doing this! We are praying for you all and keeping friends and family updated. Our hearts are with you. We are here if you need anything at all – please don’t hesitate to call us anytime! Much love, Heather & Hayden

    4. I just want you to know that prayers and support have spread for your little girl. We are all thinking of her and praying for her full recovery. God is in control!

      1. You don’t know me, I am praying for little Claire and family. Such turmoil is so much to bare. I have asked the lord to bless, protect and stay by Claires side. May God Bless your family and heal Claires body. Thank-you for reaching out. May your spirits be lifted. Cathy

    5. Praise God that she is stabilizing. May God continue to strengthen her mind and body. We love you guys so much and you are constantly on our hearts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything.

    6. The Lord is already blessing you, Claire, and your family. We believe in God’s plans and in His Mercy. Tonight my 2 daughters Lauren & Sara were praying for you and in their prayer they asked God to heal your body, your brain and your soul, and they also asked for very special protection: an angel just to take care of you! I believe He is with you right now!
      we love you and are still praying for you (family)!

    7. Thanks for sharing the news. Our family will keep praying for Claire and all of you.
      Teresa Valderas

    8. Tyler and Tiffany,

      Thanks for posting and keeping us informed. It’s great to hear the positive news and we’re encouraged as you’re encouraged. Looking forward to an amazing testimony of God at work in your lives.

      The Angel of the Lord encamps about those who fear Him!

    9. Jim and I are praying for Claire, and you and your family Tiffany! Please tell Heidi that her friend Savannah and I will say a special prayer for Heidi and her little sister Claire too!

    10. You don’t know me, but prayers have no walls or need for introductions! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you watch and wait for Claire to fight the greatest battle of her young life! May God give you the strength and courage to walk through this valley and hope for happiness when you come through the other side! Prayers for her will be sent around the world!

    11. I have been praying for Claire all day. My daughter, Addison (4), prayed for her this afternoon while we were driving in the car. And before we go to bed tonight, and as we wake tomorrow… we will be praying for Claire.

    12. Our prayers are with you all at this time. God Bless you all and may He be with you while you go through this trial.

    13. Praying for your family. May God shower you with His ultimate peace.

      Michelle Younkman

    14. Our prayers with you and for little Claire. I will start a prayer chain with my family and their churches in Oregon. Thank you for the updates. Be strong God is in control.

    15. What a great idea a blog is! I’m so glad to hear more positive news about Claire. She is a strong little girl, as is her family. I know that she will continue to fight and pull through this. Your whole family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    16. You guys are constantly in our hearts and prayers! She’s such a fighter it’s incredible to see such a small and sweet little girl with such a strong will! Everything Claire does, she does BIG!! We love And miss you all so much!!

    17. Claire is in my family’s hearts and we are praying for her. Thank you for posting this blog!

    18. Tiffany, Heidi & Autumn,
      I went out to the garden tonight to pray for you and Claire. Since her precious little feet had played and gardened there, I wanted the prayers to be to be there, too. Remember when you came to our house (well, sorry Autumn to miss you, you were in school!), you were expecting your butterflies to come out of their coccoons? I remember how excited you were and told me all about them. So there I was, praying, and I looked down on the little dill plant below me, and their was a HUGE caterpillar, with speckles and yellow striping. He will soon become a butterfly. WOW! I have never had a butterfly caterpillar in my yard!! And the first one I ever see is during a prayer time for you and Claire! I feel very comforted by God that He is hearing all of these prayers, and He is watching over you so very tenderly.

      1. Thank you Shelley. It meant a lot to read your posting. I wish I could express to everyone what their comments mean to me. Typing it only does so much.

    19. Praying for you guys! I am so sorry you are going through this. Praying for healing for Claire and for comfort for the rest of the family! HUGS!

    20. I am Jon Barnes mom and he has been trying to keep us informed. We are praying. My husband is on vacation in Colorado and is also praying. We know that God is the creator of all miracles and we are praying for a miracle. Thanks for the update.

    21. Tyler & Tiffany,
      This is beautiful. Thanks for keeping us all updated. It is hard to just wait and not know what is going on. Even small bits of news help. I just don’t know what to ask.
      We love you guys so much.
      Michelle, Ramon, Lorenzo & Alyssa

    22. Tiffany and family,
      Please know that prayers are coming your way. It sounds like Claire is a little fighter and God wants her here with us.
      Much love,
      Laura Smith

    23. Hello, we are friends of Chuck and Peggy and go tho the same church, Claire and your family are in all our prayers here at the Turning Point Church in California, Praying for a fast recovery with no damage done from the top of her head to the little toes on her feet. May you all find comfor and strength in the Lord. I pray you also find comfort in eachother in this time of need and draw close and all the whys and what happened don’t matter at the end of the day God and Sweet little Claire is what matters. God Bless and thank you for posting this.

    24. I heard about you through my neighbor, Joy Macdonald, and I just wanted you to know that I will be praying for a miracle in Claire’s little body, for wisdom in the medical staff, and for peace for you as you venture through this journey. I am so sorry, I cannot imagine what you all are going through. Thank you for sharing your story and for telling us how we can best pray for all of you…Lord give this family a miracle!!


    25. So thankful for facebook that allows us to know about such things so early so we can be praying. My heart and prays are with you all — bless you!

    26. My heart goes out to your precious family and you’ve been ever present in my thoughts and prayers all day today – and will continue to be. Claire is an absolutely beautiful, sweet girl who has always made me smile (and many others, I’m sure!) with just a look! I know you will be holding and hugging her again very soon. May God strengthen you each and bind you together through all of this.

    27. We received the call to pray here in Medford, Oregon for your precious little girl. We have committed and cast her care to our Heavenly Father, who is able to keep and guard that which is committed unto him. May you experience God’s peace during this difficult time and know that many prayers are being spoken on behalf of little Claire. Thanks for the updates!

    28. Tyler, Tiffany, Autumn, and Heidi,

      I am a friend of Stephanie Lainez, and a God fearing, man. I first heard of the event through her, and have continued to stay in contact with her and the man upstairs. I am a passionate father of two girls, one 16 and the other 8.. I cannot imagine what it’s like for your family at this moment, but after reading the status update, I am sure you feel encouraged.. As mentioned, I am a passionate father and one who adores children in all their innocence and happiness. Please accept my prayers, as I am in this with you as well. While my involvement in the situation may not be to the same extent, my love for your family and those who surround you during this time, I hope, you can equally feel. As I close this note tonight, rest assured Mckenna, my youngest and I will be praying. I hope you can feel em from.

      Camron Ryan
      McKenna Ryan

    29. Read about your precious girl through the MOPS Facebook page. I am praying for your family tonight. May you feel God’s peace & strength surrounding you. Your truly- Emily in Arizona

    30. Praying for Claire and your precious family. My husband and three girls are praying, too.
      Angie Millner

    31. You don’t know me but your story has spread far and wide. I am praying for a full recovery for your precious little girl, for peace for all of your hearts and minds and for God, our super-natural Healer, to guide the hands and minds of every single medical person that comes into contact with Claire. By His stripes, Claire is healed!

    32. I am good friends with Laura Rhea and attend IBC. We are praying for your little one and think of her often. Thanks for the updates.

    33. I heard about your little girl through Pearl Prins, I have been lifting your little girl up to Jesus to heal her through this traumatic experience, My prayer is that you would feel the presence of God and draw close to him. May you feel the comfort of His Peace as you wait patiently for your little girl.
      In His Love

    34. Dear TIffany and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will continue to uplift your sweet Claire in prayer. May God bless you all.
      Yours in Christ, Amy

    35. Dear Tiffany and Family, all of us are here praying for Claire and for all of you. Thanks so much o keep us updates.

    36. I can see and hear that there is much hope here. I know that GOD and Claire are together in this time so, to the mom your amazing. I am inspired by your ability to write out the details for us during this time. My friends and I are praying and keeping the faith.

    37. Praying for Claire and your family. Believe in God, his can do anything . God will bless all of you.



    38. Since hearing from Gina on Sunday…I have to say that we on the East Coast have been praying for Claire and all of you non-stop!! You probably don’t remember me, but I was Gina’s roomate when we rented Maureen and Davie’s condo in Anaheim waaaay back in the day!! So the Martin clan kind of feels like family to my heart!! 🙂
      I and many others here are believing for a full recovery! Peace for you while you are waiting and strength to stand strong through this storm in your life!!

    39. We are friends of Gina and Chris Huracha. We want you and your family to know that we are standing with you for a complete healing and fast recovery for little Claire. God Bless you all!

    40. You don’t know me but I found out about your story through Jennifer Lefforge who was asking people to pray and I go to IBC. I’m so sorry about what happened to your daughter. Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your daughter that God will heal her fully. I am also praying for your family that God will give you strength as you get through this. You are all in my prayers.

    41. I was just wanted to let you know that Claire along with your entire family are in our hearts and prayers. God bless.
      ~The Casey Family

    42. Tiffany and Family… I don’t know you personally but felt compelled to reach out to you. I am a mom of three precious gifts from God and wanted you to know, mom to mom, that I am praying for you and little Claire. It is the scariest path you ever have to take when your child is sick or hurting. I pray for your strength and the wonderful grace and mercy that God will give to your family and Claire! Our family is praying for you all… May God bless you and keep you!

    43. Tyler, Tiffany, and family. I praying HARD for Claire to be fully healed and that the Lord will carry you safely through this storm. Thank you for keeping us posted.

      PS: Your Colrado Wednesday night Bible Study ladies want you to know how very much they love you and they are lifting you up in prayer.

    44. Thanks for sharing a little bit of Claire with us tonight. She looked so peaceful and sweet. Praying for a full recovery!

    45. Tyler, Tifany, Autumn, Hedi and Claire,
      I have not stopped praying for you since the first call came in! My heart breaks for the pain you have been in, yet I am so encouraged by the progress she is making! What a blessing to have a medical staff that really knows how to help Claire! God bless them!
      I soooo wish I could be there right now to help somehow. To give a hug when you need one, to get you coffee and some food, to take the girls and read them a story. You do have my faith, though, and I will continue to gather more and more people who will pray for you all!!
      Thanks for posting this blog, it really helps.
      Lots n Lots of Love to you all!!!
      Aunt Gina

    46. Our family has been thinking of you and praying for you. I am praying for mercy and peace and for the healing of your precious little girl.

    47. I have been reading about your little girl through Becky’s Facebook updates, and I just wanted to let you know that my heart goes out to you all. As the mother of a little girl who was born three months prematurely, I know what it is like to watch a child fight for her life. I also know what it means to have people you don’t even know praying for your family as we pray for yours now.

    48. Tyler, Tiffany, Autumn, Heidi and Claire,
      I have been praying with hope and many tears for the last two days. I can honestly say I don’t think I have ever prayed so hard and so much for anything in my life. I am praying for Claire and the medical team, but I have found that many of my prayers are going out for you guys as well. God needs to heal Claire, but I know he needs to heal and strengthen you all as well. This has made me remember how trivial some of my worries are and how truly blessed I am. I gave all my babies extra hugs and kisses (even my babies that aren’t babies any more!) I wish I could be there to help you…with meals or magazines, or whatever! I have put Claire out into my MOM network and the outpouring of prayers, love and support is AMAZING! If there is anything at all that I can do all the way hear from California, please let me know! I love you all….the beautiful pictures of Claire and the whole family (My most favorite one that you sent us at Christmas!) are circulating so everyone can see what a beautiful family they are praying for! All my love,
      Aunt Grace

    49. Tyler and Tiffany,

      I have known the Simons family for most of my life (I am the same age as your Aunt Janette), and attended your parent’s wedding. Your circumstance has touched my heart. I am praying for Clare‘s total healing – that the Lord would restore her completely; peace and comfort for your entire family as you trust and rest in Him; and His anointing on every caregiver involved. As is evident by the posts in this journal, your crisis has touched many and we are all lifting you up…. May you feel His overwhelming Love!!

      Jeannine Corey

    50. My Sweet Friend, my thoughts, prayers, heart and tears are with you. I wish I could just come and sit with you. Praying that you and Tyler will not be overcome with untrue thoughts and that you will see His wonders.

    51. We’re praying for Claire’s full recovery and also having just positive thoughts so positive things will happen. Send u a big tight hug. Take care and give my love to the girls and Tyler. Besos.

    52. Tyler, Tiffany, Autumn, Hedi, & CLAIRE,
      We pray each and every moment that God above will bless Claire and you all will have the strength to get through this. I look back and know that their is a reason that everyone was and is there for Claire in this tragic time. I am so thankful we have been blessed in having your family as neighbors! If you need anything at all please don’t hesitate to ask, my ENTIRE family is praying for little Claire and you (Tyler, Tiffany, Autumn and Hedi). We have FAITH that our LOVING Lord will get you guys through this. I KNOW I will be sitting on my patio in a month seeing the 3 cutest Red Head girls EVER playing in the yard with smiles on their faces!! What an Awesome family, what an Awesome GOD! love you all!!!

    53. Tyler, Tiffany and girls – we have been praying for God to lay His healing hands on your beautiful baby girl Claire and to provide her loving parents and adoring sisters peace during this very difficult time. You have so many people covering you all in prayer that it is inevitable something so wonderful will come of this horrific ordeal. We await good news, Stefani Carroll and Family (Tiff’s former Wednesday night bible study)

    54. Tyler and Tiff- I love you guys. I so badly wish that I could be there in person right now, but believe me, I am there in continual thought and prayer. I pray that you continue to feel the flood of love and support as it comes your way. I think the world of you two and think that your girls are so blessed to have you as parents and such a great family.

      Autumn and Heidi- Sweet girls! I have heard that you have been so strong, patient and encouraging as you have waited at the hospital! I wanna send you some BIG hugs! Keep sharing your joy with everyone around you. I love you so much!

      Claire-bear-Keep fighting, sweet girl. Someday you will hear about how thousands of people prayed for you and your miracle of life. I love you more than I can express and can’t wait to hug and play and laugh.


    55. Tyler, Tiffany, Autumn, Heidi, and Claire-

      I don’t know you guys but I am from CA and am I a friend of Erin’s. I heard about your sweet little Claire. I’m so sorry for what you are going through. I’m sure words can’t not even express your sadness! I prayed for you guys and will keep praying for Claire and the rest of your family. I really hope she pulls through this and grows up to be a beautiful young lady!!!
      Kristen Hood

    56. Praying that…
      God would heal Claire’s brain. That she would be at peace and know He is sitting next to her.
      God would heal her mouth. That she would speak His name to the world and words of love to her family.
      God would heal her eyes. That she would see people how He see people.
      God would heal her heart. That it would pump life through her body.
      God would heal her lungs. That they would take big breaths on their own.
      God would heal her arms. That they would hug her family.
      God would heal her stomach. That it would know of His good food.
      God would heal her legs. That she would run and play.
      God would heal her feet. That they would feel the warm sand under them.
      God, we ask for a miracle, heal sweet Claire’s mind and body.
      In Christ’s name and for His glory,

    57. As we have looked out at the beautiful Colorado mountains from our house, we have pleaded with our Father for Claire and you all.

      I lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from?
      My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
      He will not let your foot slip–he who watches over will not slumber…the Lord watches over you-the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. Ther Lord will keep you from all harm–he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and everymore. Psalm 121

      How great is our God! We have lovingly placed you in His mighty hands. We love you so, Larry and Carol Keller

    58. Dear Family, We are 2nd cousins…(my husband, Jeremy is Tylers second cousin) We heard about your baby girls fight this weekend and want you to know that we, (and everyone we could think of to tell!) are praying for Claire and all of you~! We are so excited to hear about Gods healing of your little girl and are continuing to lift her up in prayer many times each day, we think of you all often and are so glad to hear things are going well…As parents ourselves we can’t even imagine how you must be feeling right now… We can’t find words to help but may God send his angels to be with each one of you in this extremely hard time, and may you all feel His peace!
      Love from the Rogers Family,
      Jeremy & Michelle

    59. Hi my beautiful family. I can’t wait to hear Claire yell Papa when she wakes up & see’s me. The joy that has always given me is immense. Tyler & Tiffany you are amazing, caring, wonderful parents. I can’t wait to see you tomorrow and just hold you both. Susie, Emily, Ed, & Sara the way you rushed out to Dallas to come alongside our family to support & love on them blows me away your right where God needs you. My little jelly bean & M&M you better get ready because I’m on my way. Love you all tons

      Tim, Dad, Papa

    60. Hello, we attend Turning Point Church with Chuck and Peggy. We and several others from the church have been praying for a COMPLETE healing and restoration of Claire. May God’s peace that trancends all understanding comfort all of you during this most difficult time.

    61. Tiffany and Tyler – I pray our Heavenly Father will watch over your Claire and that he will restore her to perfect health. Janet Davis (Colorado Wednesday night bible study).

    62. I’ve never met you but I’ve known Emily Selke for years and she posted a prayer request for Claire on her Facebook. I want you to know I’m keeping your sweet little girl in my prayers. Also praying for wisdom and skill for the doctors and peace for you. We serve a big God and nothing is too hard for Him.

    63. I know we do not know each other, but I heard of your daughter thru a friend on Facebook. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in Massachusetts. God bless you and your family!

    64. To Autumn and Heidi,
      Barrett and I remember meeting you girls when your little sister was born. Remember Barrett playing with you at the park?

      Your family’s been thrown into a whirlwind and yet at the same time it must seem to be moving too, too slowly. I’m sorry your birthday party turned into this ‘no fun’ time. The only solution? Hold on to Jesus – and never let go. Even if your prayers don’t turn into what you’re hoping will happen – Jesus has plans ONLY for you good. God really is good – all the time.

      Tiffany and Tyler,
      You have so, so many prayer warriors holding up your arms. Lean on them.
      Yes, God is good – all the time – it’s only our perspective that often needs changing. Why did all this happen? The ONLY answer is to bring Him closer to you. This is my prayer – that you will know His presence with you during this hard, hard time. May Claire be healthy in His eyes, May you journey forward with Him and His plans for you.
      Praying constantly, Much love, Lynne

    65. Tyler & Tiffany,

      I have been praying for you and Claire. Thank you for this blog for updates, what a testimony of your faith this will be. I have shared this with my Facebook friends, and today will also post your blog on my blog…so even more will be praying. I also just finished my 30 minute time slot for Claire. If you have not seen the emails going around – we have covered almost all of the 36 hours (starting last night at 5pm) of the crucial time for Claire as they warm her body with people praying in 30 minute intervals…so please know she is being covered in prayer, EVERY MINUTE!!

      1. Thank you so much Kristi. I heard that the 36 hours of prayer was your idea, and I feel so loved and blessed by you and everyone who is praying for my precious girl… I am overcome with blessings and love from so many. I love you my MOPS friends and sisters.

    66. Praying constantly, and asking everyone we know to pray, for precious Claire. We are believing in faith for complete restoration for her, and for peace, love and comfort for your entire family. Know that God holds this precious little girl in the palm of his hands and loves her so, so much. Thank you so much for keeping us updated.
      Hugs, Kelly Jarrell (MOPS and IBC friend)

    67. To Claire’s family and friends,

      Please know that even though I’ve never met a single one of you I’m praying for all of you. I can’t imagine the trama and drama that would go along with something like this. And I’m on my knees to Christ asking that He watches and protects your little Claire from anything that could possibly go wrong. To protect everyone in your family to prevent any other damage that satan could inflict at this time. I’m asking that God draw you close to Him as only He can.

      God bless you all through this journey.

    68. Tyler, Tifany, Autumn, Hedi and Claire,
      Our family and friends here in TN have been praying for you guys since my friend, Heather, called us on Sunday. Thank you for posting this web so all your friends, family and even those friends that you do not yet know can receive updates and continue our prayers. You are constantly in our hearts and mind! I love that photo of Claire and now I have can see her sweet little face as I lift her up to Him in prayer.
      Nikki Barnes

    69. Wow, what amazing responses, it brings me hope and comfort to know so many are praying for Claire. Thanks to all who are supporting our family. Tyler, Tiff, and girls, I love you all so much. Take comfort in the power of prayer and knowing that hundreds of people are praying for little Claire!

    70. Tyler, thank you for setting up this website and sharing your little Claire’s courageous journey. We continue praying for you all from Colorado Springs–you would feel near to Jesus and experience his sustaining peace and love hour by hour–
      Peter and Peggy Marsh
      (Tim & Susie’s friends)

    71. Tiffany, you and your girls are so sweet. I was completely heartbroken to hear the news about Claire. I hope the positive thoughts and prayers that all of your family and friends (including mine) are sending your way are comforting your family at this moment. Betsy

    72. Tyler, Tiffany and girls-

      My heart is breaking knowing you have to endure this storm, I can’t even imagine what it is like. Know that the Lord loves you so much and you have friends all over the place who do as well, and there are those who don’t even know you who are on their knees in petition for you. God is holding you in the palm of his hand and that is the best place to be always. Please let us know if there is anything we can do long-distance. I hope it is ok but I posted this request for Claire on the Prayer Sisters International Facebook fanpage so you now have about 300 more sister’s in Christ praying.

      Love ya lots, Renia Stabile (Colorado Wed. night bible study)

    73. I don’t know u but a friend of mine is in your mops group. She posted this in fb asking for prayers, I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your family and little Claire.

    74. To Claire and family,

      Praying for healing for precious Claire. Praying for the doctor’s who are caring for Claire. Praying for comfort for the entire family. Our God is Good.

      In God’s Love, Brooke (IBC – AZ)

    75. we will be keeping Claire and your family in our prayers. We can’t even begin to imagine what you and your family are going through at this time but we do know that God is with you and He is in control, May you and your family feel his arms wraped around you during this difficult time.

    76. I know we do not know each other, but I heard of your daughter thru a friend on Facebook. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family!


    77. Hey bud. We are praying for you and your family. I am sorry that you guys are going through this, but it sounds like Claire is very strong and will fight through it like a champ. Let us know if we can do anything to help.


    78. I heard about your situation from your parents’ neighbor, Jennifer. I am so sorry that you are going through this. Please know that Claire and your family are in my thoughts and my family is praying for you. Praying for complete healing for Claire and for grace and strength for your family to make it through this difficult time. I am so glad to hear that Claire is doing better, but we will not stop praying until she is completely well. She will also be added to my church’s prayer list tonight at prayer meeting.


    79. Dear friends,

      Our whole family is praying for Claire`s recovery (even Lidia and Lucas!). God loves our sweet Claire and He is holding her in the palm of his hands.
      Lots of love,

    80. To all of you in the Jim, Pat, Tim, Susie, Tyler, Tiffany and girls family;
      Please be assured that this older generation is keeping updated also … the Martin cousins are praying; my conservative political forum on-line is praying, every one of my friends is praying for Claire’s total healing — praying for God to bestow his wisdom on all of the hands which touch her to aid in her total recovery and to touch your hearts, souls and minds with the easing of the gentle Holy Spirit!
      With Loving Prayer,
      Aunt Eileen

    81. Hey guys,
      I know it’s a hard time for y’all guys as a family, because a similar thing happened to me when I was six years old. I had an advanced stage appendicitis and it had spread over my whole body and most people thought I wouldn’t make it. I didn’t think I would make it. I changed from a happy crazy talkative little girl into a depressed, silent kid. But so many people prayed for me and God really answered their prayers. My operation was successful and now I’m perfectly healthy when I shouldn’t have been. The boy in the room next to mind had the same condition and he’d been in their for three months, and he was still in there when I left the hospital. This just proves that God is merciful and he does answer prayers. I’m praying for you guys right this moment but I really want you guys to be assured that God is there, and give my best regards to little Claire. I think she needs loads of love right now!

    82. Tyler &Tiffany and Family,
      God gave me this scripture yesterday morning and I want to share it with you. Ephesians 3:20 All glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power to work within us, to accomplish more than we might ask or think.
      Michah 7:7 As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and God will certainly hear me.
      My love and prayers are with you.
      Pearl (Tanis) Prins CA

    83. We are friends of Glen & Ruth’s.
      We are praying complete healing over sweet Claire. Our God is bigger and He wins the day!! Thank you for the blog.

      Fighting for you all.

      Andrew & Dana Sones

    84. Hello, to Claire and all her family:

      We are Ken and Jana Kirkpatrick. I, (Jana), am Cheryl Prices’ sister; and it’s through my sister that we met Claires’ great-grandparents, Don and Joanne, years ago, when my sister and brother-in-law lived in Santa Ana, CA.

      We are praying for Claire, that she will be restored to perfect health; and that this difficult time of waiting upon the Lord to bring healing to Claire will occur in His perfect timing. He’s holding all of you in His loving arms and giving you the strength to get through this time.

      We pray for continued improvement for little Claire, and for peace and comfort for all of you.

      Our Love in Him,

      Ken and Jana Kirkpatrick
      Kings Bay, GA 31547

    85. We do not know each other but I read your story and wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and your family and praying for Claire; for all of you! I can tell you are an amazing woman and mother….stay strong for Claire.

      The Chapman Family

    86. We met Tim and Susie during our conference in April. Tim sent a prayer request for Claire and I have put her on our prayer list plus have sent it to everyone from the conference to pray. We are praying for Claire and I will keep everyone updated on how she is doing.

      Stonegate Fellowship Prayer Team
      Midland, TX

    87. Hello Tiffany and family,
      I am thinking of you and your family and praying hard for God to lay his amazing hands on to Claire and restore her health. It sounds as though the doctors are working hard and I am praying they have the wisdom to help Ms. Claire. Be strong in this time and lean onto God even if it is difficult right now. Embrace your family as well! I look forward to the updates. Thank you for setting this blog up.
      Love, Wendy, Stephen, & Brendan Bokros (CO. Wed. night bible study)

    88. I’m going to post on my facebook account so many others can start to pray. I have a strong group of Christians prayer partners.

    89. I read these posts and am amazed at how far your story has reached. I praise the Lord for the godly people who are interceding on behalf of Claire. There is power in prayer! My heart is touched by all the support. God moves when His people pray. I am encouraged.
      I am thankful that you called last night. It was good to here your voices. We all love you so much. Happy to hear of the recent development. 🙂 We continue to pray.
      Love, Michelle

    90. I am friends with Heather Floore. I learned about Claire through her. I am praying that God will be with Claire and heal her from any complications from this horrible accident. I am also praying that God will give your family peace and strength during this difficult time. Our God is Awesome! I would love to be able to help your family with anything that you may need. (food, errands, anything) If I can help you then please let me know!

      In Him!
      Jamie Basham

    91. You are such a sweet family and your girls always have sweet smiles and hugs. I have not taught Claire but everytime her sisters give me hugs she is right there with them. I am praying for comfort and God’s all encompassing peace for your family and complete healing for little Claire. I can’t wait to get a sweet hug from her at church.

    92. My father (Ed Irvin) is Tiffany’s father’s (Ed Powers) uncle. Please know that our prayers are with you, and we are mindful without rest. As one who received the miracle of God’s healing from a head injury when I was 12, I know the power of prayer. It is good to know of the strength you will find through your family and friends.

    93. I nearly lost my son to a near-drowning. Fortunately, God chose to heal him and he is fine. My prayers and heart are with you. I know the fear and sorrow that grip you. Know that God is God and God is good whatever happens. She is a beautiful child!

    94. We are praying for little Claire that God’s healing hand be upon her and his comforting hand with her family. I am Jennifer Luptons cousin from Arkansas and we have prayers going here as well.

    95. Ever since hearing about this accident, I haven’t stopped my prayers for Claire, and Autumn and your entire family! I teach P.E. at Landry and I want you to know that the whole Landry family is praying for your family nonstop! Thanks for starting this blog so we can stay updated! The prayers will continue…

    96. Tyler, Tiffany, Autumn, Heidi and Claire
      As I learned of this trial that your family is facing, I could not help but reflect on my own life and how easily this or something like it could happen to my own kids. I put my rest in knowing God is in charge. I can’t imagine what you guys are going through. I’m glad your immediate family is there to be with you by your side and offer strength,encouragement and support in the Lord, but knowing they too need strength, encouragement and support. So as a form a support, we are praying for mercy on your little girl, comfort and strength for you guys, and wisdom with the medical staff.

    97. Hello there,

      Our hearts break with you during this difficult time. I came home from IBC yesterday and prayed for Claire with Malakai, (Tiffany he’s in your evening class). He is my little prayer warrior. After we prayed, he smiled and said, “Mommy that was a good prayer.” May God give you comfort in the little details as you go through this and may we all be His hands and feet to you and your precious family. Please know that we stand beside you in prayer.


      Favi Herrera

    98. Dear Claire,

      Psalm 118:17
      “I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done”

      Dear Tyler and Tiffany,

      I cannot imagine what you all are going through. I couldn’t keep the tears from rolling down my cheeks as i read the update and all of the comments and outpouring of hope and prayers. Thank you for sharing this with everyone, it shows the power of faith and the power of prayers and intention.

      Love and Peace to you all,

    99. Hello Claire and family,
      I am a friend or Tim And Susie from Sam Camp. My family, church, and my mom’s church are all praying for you. Our MM and Duane’s also praying [ ‘rippling’ out the word ].
      We pray for return to perfect health, and for the well being of all the loved ones around you.
      Susan and Duane [ and family ]

    100. Martin Family,
      LIttle Claire is in my constant thoughts and prayers…even throughout the night I have been praying. I have also asked the church body at Northside Baptist to pray and I know she is being completely surrounded in prayer. Thank you for keeping us updated…I know God can do mighty things when his people pray!

    101. Tyler, Tiffany, Autumn, Heidi and sweet Claire,

      I’ve only met y’all a couple of times but I wanted to let you know that I am praying for your family and for the doctors and nurses that are caring for Claire. She sounds like a fighter which is wonderful.
      Good luck and many prayers,


    102. I don’t know little Claire or your family. (A facebook friend of mine posted about Claire.) But I wanted to send you my thoughts and prayers. I’ll be praying for your little girl!

    103. How comforting it is to read all of this and know that there are so many who are praying for our family and especially Claire! We are also praying for her complete recovery! Prayer is a powerful thing and just knowing that there are so many out there praying gives me peace. Thanks for keeping us updated, we are thrilled to here that things are looking better. We love you guys very much, and will continue to pray for all involved.
      Suzanne,David and Ashley

    104. To the whole Martin Family,
      Sweet Jesus is ever so near to precious, little Claire & each of you. Keep on clinging to Him. The outpouring of love & prayer from so many shows how beloved Claire & your family is… Our family has been linked to yours since CSCS days & our ongoing prayers are lifting you all up to the Throne of Grace.
      Hope in gentle, holy, pure, understanding, wise Jesus.
      With hugs & prayers,
      The Elsey Family

    105. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You don’t know me or my family, but we have been friends of Erin’s since she was in first grade. You are very brave , thinking of your little girl and your family.

    106. We will continue to keep Claire, your families, and the doctors/nursing staff lifted in our prayers. We will continue to thank the Lord for the healing that he is doing is Claire’s body, as well as the strength that he is giving her. God Bless.

    107. You dont know me but Im in the OC twin club with your Aunt Grace. Claire and your whole family will be in our prayers.
      May God watch over her. Your blog is beautiful

    108. Hi, since a heard the news about claire my thougths are with her and the family, I know her since she was in Tiff’s belly, I ‘ve seen hers firt steps , talking, jumping, playing dress up and using all the shoes she can found in the closet…. and even going to the corner for a misbehaviour once :). So I am a believer in God powers and soon every thing that you are going through will be over and little Claire will be doing hers favorite things again. We love you all. I’m wait for more news let me know when is the best day for a visit.
      Here is a prayer in in my linguagen “Bem-aventurados os pobres de espirito, porque deles e o reino dos ceus. Bem-aventurados os que choram, porque eles serao consolados. Bem-aventurados os mansos, porque eles herdarao a terra. Bem-aventurados os que tem fome e sede de justica, porque eles serao fartos. Bem-aventurados os misericordiosos, porque eles alcancarao misericordia. BEM-AVENTURADOS OS LIMPOS DE CORACAO, PORQUE ELES VERAO A DEUS. MT: 5”

    109. Prayers for Claire, your family and the heathcare providers overseeing her recovery. Hoping that you continue to receive positive news.

      Matt G

    110. Dear Martin’s,

      We may not be able to touch them, but Claire’s angels are ministering even now at her side. We may not be able to see Him, but The Good Shepherd has her gathered up into His arms. We may not be able to explain it, but we can trust our Heavenly Father through this present crisis.

      And I may not be able to articulate it, but Claire and the whole Martin family are much loved and prayed for by their IBC family.

      May His Peace be Your Strength,
      Pastor Andy

    111. I received this from Stephanie’s Summers facebook. You will absolutely be in my prayers. Claire looks like she is a very vibrant, sweet and strong little girl, I’m sure the Lord has his angels holding her hand. God Bless.

    112. To the Martin and Powers families,

      This is a very difficult time we are going through, but I know in my heart that with God all things are possible, so I’m praying for a complete recovery for Claire. Have faith and believe that Jesus heals. We’re praying for all of you. Love, Sandy

    113. Claire and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

      Asking for the prayer and faith of others is so important. We know that Jesus is the Great Physician and it is by His stripes that we are healed.

      I experienced first hand what our God can and will do, as I received divine healing from a medical death sentence two years ago.

      God bless

    114. You dont know me, but a mutual friend was kind enough to provide the link to Claires journal. I just wanted you to know that prayers are being said in Australia for the recovery of your beautiful little girl right now. God Bless. Jack.

    115. My prayers go up to God for little Claire, who is the great-granddaughter of my first cousin Jim Martin. May the Lord heal her in every way. We live here in Plano, Texas so if there is anything you need, please let me know. Just send me an email. God bless your precious family. Love, Kass Martin DuRoss

    116. Hi I am a friend of Pearl Prins. You are in our prayers. I work in a special day class and my job is to work with the cutest little boy. He is a near drowning victim. He has the best personality and the most up beat little boy he is eight. I will try and get his mom’s phone number and if you have any questions I am sure she would be glad to talk with you. Again we are praying for Claire’s recovery. Thanks for posting for all of us and sorry all this happened. In Jesus love we are praying for all of you.

    117. You don’t know us, but we know and love Jon & Becky and have been holding our breath and praying for you guys and your beautiful littel Claire. We hugged our boys a llittle extra last night and cried as we read your updates today. You will continue to be in our prayers and our hearts.

      The Schneider/Bentley/Brisoes (aka The Schentcoes)

    118. You don’t know me but my friend, Bekah Massey, has shared your story with our MOMS Club and has asked for prayers. To all of Claire’s family, I want to say keep fighting and keep strong. Every one of us in the MOMS Club has a sweet baby “Claire” and all we have to do is think for just one moment how we would feel if we were in your situation. My prayers are with you. You are an inspiration to every loving family and every devoted mother and father out there. I look forward to hearing good news.

    119. Hi there,
      My name is Brittany and I am a member of Alpha Mops group from IBC. I will be honest, I don’t know Tiffany because she is in a different MOPS group but all that is so insignificant during all of this complete devastation. I just want you to know that I have been a jumbled mess ever since I heard what happened. I haven’t been able to sleep the same since and my heart is so heavy for your family. I have a very young baby girl and I can not even comprehend, let alone wrap my brain around, all of this. I have been praying for you guys daily. My heart is right there with you and I know that our God is MIGHTY enough to heal our little Claire! Please know that the community has it’s arms outstretched and wrapped around your entire family during this time and you are NOT alone! Continued prayers are being sent your way every day! Will be thinking of you all and hoping and praying fervently for the absolute best outcome… Huge hugs, brittany frey

    120. Dear Family,
      I am agreeing with thousands of others that your little Claire will be fine. And the fact she has made it thus far is a testimony to the power of Mighty God!!

    121. Hello! I go to church with Glenn and Ruth Rodgers and I’m responding to their request for prayers for your sweet Claire. So many of us are believing for God’s healing touch to restore her to full health. Bless you and your family.

      –Kelli Hamann

    122. From my family and your extended MOPS International family, please know that we are praying for you around the world. May the love of our Lord, Jesus bring you the peace that passes all understanding and the comfort and support you need at this time. We pray for complete healing. We also pray for all the doctors and nurses as they care for your precious Claire.

    123. I prayed for Claire throughout the day today and will continue to pray for her until she is out of danger. God is a very present help in times of trouble. May you and your family be overwhelmed with His peace that passes all human understanding.

      1. I can not tell you the peace and encouragement we have felt throughout the last few days. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (one of the Aunt’s)

    124. Hi. You don’t know me. I am a part of Bekah Massey’s Mom’s club. I just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

      Sending Love, Prayer and Hugs.
      The Meyer Family

    125. i am sarahs cousin.god bless claire and we will keep praying for all of you.claire is so beautiful.keep up your strength and prayers and support and i belive everything will turn out good.

    126. I am praying for your family..I will pass this on to my MOPS group so that we can all pray for Claire.

      Jennifer Hill
      MOPS Coordinator
      Katy, TX

    127. We are praying for healing and wholeness for Claire and for wisdom for the doctors as God uses their hands to tend to your sweet little girl. May He hold you tight in his loving arms as you walk through this time. (CO Keller group)

    128. I was just praying & placing Claire in God’s all knowing arms and had the feeling how He loves all the prayers for her & on His terms how STRONG the prayers are & how He loves miracles that all know we give Him the Glory.

    129. Hi. I am a friend of Michelle’s in Colorado. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in all our thoughts and prayers. With love~ Justin, Jennifer, Beau, Bryce, and Zayden

    130. “…I move forward with an inherent faith and belief that anything is possible and miracles do occur.”

      Sam Camp dedication

    131. I just want to express how sorry I am this has happened and your family is my prayers that Claire will be 100% as soon as possible. You do not know me but am a friend of James Caves, I saw your plight on his FB and I said a prayer right away. I will continue to pray for all of you and Claire. I truly hope to here she is up and about soon.
      God Bless.

    132. Tiffany y familia, puede ser ke no entiendan esto ke escribo pero espero ke Yunuen se los pueda traducir……estamos con ustedes en esta prueba tan dificil ke la vida les envia, se ke no existen palabras para describir los sentimietos tan fuerates ke tienen, mi familia y yo rezamos por Claire mucho pero tambien por ustedes por ke necesitan sentir ese amor en su corazon y esa paz ke solo Dios les puede dar…. no se lo que pase pero estoy segura ke Dios nunca se aleja de su lado… el es el que solo puede traer resignacion a las prubas que nos pone… Les mandamos muchos abrazos y una gran cadena de oracion

    133. Many prayers going up for this precious child..May God lead and guide the Dr.s and Nurses caring for this little angel..
      Prayers also for the family…I will pass this site along to friends and prayer warriors..

      Our God is a healing God!!!

    134. Hi Mom and Dad, I’ve been in the ambiguous zone with one of my children. There were times when I was afraid to think because it might bring on one of those nightmarish visions of attening her funeral for the hundredth time that week. I was afraid to pray; I finally found out that there really is a God, and it wasn’t me all along. It scared me for two weeks straight. I was never in doubt that God could heal her; I just didn’t know if he would, or if I could make it if he didn’t. Strangely, I felt the prayers of others around me. It was weird. Like standing in the middle of a circle with hundreds of people around me and all I had to do was stand there. On a practical note, bring a blanket or article of clothing with you – something with your family scent on it (or yours, mom) – to lay beside Claire so that she can smell your presence. The olfactory sense bypasses the thalmus and goes straight to the amygdala. She will smell your presence as a safe place. It will speak to her unconscious mind that you are there and will be a comfort to her. Still praying around you and your family. Mary

    135. Tiffany,
      I heard about Claire this weekend. God told me to pray that she would be restored fully and wholly. His hand is on her. I don’t have words to express the pain I feel for you and your sweet ones. I pray that his ever ceasing peace would surround you. That you all would feel his presence with each new day. That discernment and wisdom would be your guide. I love you girl. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
      Kate Forsythe
      Bryan, Kate, Brennan, Caden, Graham

    136. I played with Claire in the pool earlier that day as she chased the inflatable whale around and only recently heard what had happened. My friend and I admired how adorable and giggly your little girl is with such a contagious smile. I will be praying for Claire and your family.

    137. We have been following every report with anxious hearts, grateful for every glimmer of hope (the writing is superb). We remember our happy visit with you in December ’08. We were
      smitten with three little girls and now pray specifically for the
      youngest. Claire’s name is on the lips of our wider family, our retirement villagers, and our church here in Redlands. Daily
      we lift her up to the One who said, “Let the little children come
      unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of

    138. You don’t know me. I am praying for Claire and asking the Lord to bless her and family during this time of need. So much to bare for you. May God protect, heal and be at little Claires side. God Bless, Cathy

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