About

This blog is for our friends, family and the wonderful people following Claire’s story.

In May 2010 our youngest child Claire suffered an anoxic brain injury (total loss of oxygen to the brain). This blog is the real-time account of the events following Claire’s accident.

You can find the first post via this link.

 

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32 thoughts on “About”

  1. Tyler, Tiffany, Autumn & Heidi

    The Sosa Family is praying continuously for yours! With God anything is possible, and I also pray that you find strength in that Truth. Can’t wait to see Claire bouncing around the halls of IBC soon!

  2. Hey there you guys, praying for you daily. We love your whole family and are expecting a miracle!! Please let Chad and I know how we can support you.

  3. What a precious little one – I, too pray that our Abba will send his angels to watch over Claire, your family, and the medical team.

    Blessings,

  4. I am friends with Grace in California and I can’t begin to imagine how difficult this is for you and your family. You don’t know us, but we are all praying for you and your sweet girl.

  5. Hello,
    I know you don’t know who we are, but I wanted you to be assured that there are people here in Washington praying for your sweet little daughter. We are friends of Glen and Ruth and when we heard about your baby girl our entire family started praying for her and for you as her parents. We will continue to pray for you and know that we love and serve a mighty God who loves Claire to the ends of the earth! We will pray for a complete recovery for Claire as your entire family walks through this difficult journey.

    Grateful for the opportunity to pray for you,

    Linda

    1. Hi Dear,
      We are friends of Ruth and Roger, just want you to know that we are fighting in the spirit realm for Clairs life! I have 2 clildren and I can only imagine how it fells like. But our Lord is bigger and He is looking after this little angel of your! Prayes are being send our your way!

  6. We’re keeping all of you and Claire in our thoughts and prayers. We’re hoping for the best, much love to you all,

    Joe and Rachel

  7. I know that you don’t know us, but we know Tim & Suzy, so therefore we feel like we “know” you. We just wanted you to know that we are praying for Claire and your sweet family. I don’t usually watch the news, but this morning, I turned on the tv and was overwhelmed by all the “news” that’s going on in the world right at this very moment….then I checked our e-mail and facebook and noticed Suzy’s wall. I began to read about sweet, little, precious Claire. It’s amazing how Claire’s “news” put everything else on the FAR back burner! Please know that as I look into our own children’s faces, each moment of the day, that I will be praying for YOUR Claire….for COMPLETE healing! I/we will be praying for encouragement, perserverance, strength, peace, endurance, and health for the rest of the family. The Shriver famjly, up here in Monument, Co. will put Claire and your family in our “GOD can” can. It’s a can that we have that we put our writte our thoughts and prayers in and trust GOD in….because GOD CAN!!!!

  8. Dear little Clair and family!

    I am a friend of Sarah’s in Colorado Springs. I wanted you to know that I am praying for your sweet baby and for you all. I have been in a similar situation recently and I know the prayers meant everything. I will ask my family and friend’s to pray also. I wish you all good rest, good eating, and much love and fellowship among you all.

    My love to you! Traci Green

  9. I am praying for little Claire and your family during this sad time.
    I attend IBC and have grandchildren in several age groups there.
    Praying you feel the arms of Jesus holding each one of you as you walk with Claire through this storm.

    May God Bless and keep you each one,
    Arlene Street

  10. I heard about you from a friend on FB. Just wanted to let you know there is another person praying for Claire in Kansas.

  11. An International Prayervine generated out of New Orleans, Louisiana is praying for your little Claire. God bless all of you as you struggle through this.

  12. Just wanted you to know that these prayers are coming from Rosenberg, TX. May the peace of God be with you!

  13. Dear Sweet Claire,

    I pray that you will allow God to show those who do not know Him a miracle. You are His chosen one!! Please know that you are in His hands and that He has the perfect plan for you!!! Jeremiah 29:11-13.

    Blessing to you sweet little girl!!!

  14. Praying for Claire and ALL of your sweet family.
    I only know Tim and Susie. But wanted you to know that many in Midland, TX are following the blog, praying and waiting for every word expectantly!!!

  15. My name is Shirley Raymond. Another person whom you do not know. However, I too, went through a “fight for my daughters life”. I sat at her bedside, much like you, only 2 years ago. I understand what you are going through. I would like to say MIRACLES DO HAPPEN. My daughter is a MIRACLE. YOUR DAUGHTER CAN BE TOO. DO NOT give up, keep the power of prayer. Sites like this do help. Prayers and positive thoughts help. Friends and family are important. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and will continue throughout your daughters recovery. I went through a different experience and my daughter was much older, but a child is a child and a life is a life. May you experience the Miracle that was granted in my life. May your daughter’s angel protect her and guide her.

  16. Prayers are being lifted up for baby Claire and family. I can’t even begin to put myself in your shoes.. Just know that our God has a special purpose for everything… He is also with us each step of our journey..we don’t always understand the “whys” but we will we we all get to heaven.
    Much love to all of you.. Comfort one another!!!!

  17. My 2yo daughter suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury 10 months ago. Reading your blog took me back to the horrific nightmare we endured. I pray that Claire continues to improve and that you have continued strength. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or support.

  18. I’m so sorry to hear about the incident. Please know that Claire is in my prayers. Keep the faith.

  19. We are friends of Patricia and Joe Irvin and wanted you to know that we are fervantly praying for Claire and your family.

  20. Dear Martin family:

    I am happy to be able to read about Claire’s progress. Thank you for creating this blog. I will be following it daily. I was there the day she came into the Las Colinas E.R. I prayed then and I pray now. Her re-gaining a pulse was truly one of the happiest moments of my life. I have thought of her each and every day since she arrived at our hospital. I will continue to keep each of you in my prayers.

  21. We are praying diligently for Claire, you and your entire family. This is something that no parent/family should ever have to experience. May God rock her in his arms and ease her pain. May his Angels bring strength, faith and HOPE to you and your family. Prayers are heard and miracles do happen. We will do our part in praying. You be sure to rest and eat well, because she needs you at your best.

    With love,

    Kristen

    1. We are so sorry for all that little Claire is having to experience at this time. However, we are just so thankful that she is alive; and we pray the Lord will continue to bring healing to her body; and she will be restored to complete health.

      With Our Love and Prayers,

      Ken & Jana Kirkpatrick

  22. We were at our small group on Sunday nite and Quass’s shared with us regarding your current trials. Having spent a few hours in hospitals on the other side of the bed Claire is laying in, we are tearfully aware of what you are all going through. Words maybe empty these days, so my prayer is that the precious Spirit of Jesus tenderly, mightily breaths into all depths, areas, and details of everyone and every location involved in caring for and bringing healing into Claire’s precious life. We are asking that His Spirit continues Jesus’s merging into oneness with our humanity, rebirthing us with God’s love, comfort and wisdom from above. May Claire be aware of how much she is loved today! Thank-you for your blog, as it is full of meaning to us Tyler.

  23. We’ve never met, but I’ve met Heidi; I got to enjoy her one Sunday evening, my first night in Zone Jr. Please know you are covered in prayers and our amazing Father is carrying you. Life can be so hard, so confusing, even for believers, right? May the words of Christ comfort you! And know, rely on the promise that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOR THOSE THAT LOVE GOD!!!!

    “In this world, you WILL HAVE TROUBLES (trials, tribulations), but BE HAPPY for I have overcome the world!” -Jesus,
    John 16:33

    “Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,

    MY GRACE IS ENOUGH; IT’S ALL YOU NEED. MY STRENGTH COMES INTO ITS OWN IN YOUR WEAKNESS.

    Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become. ” -Paul, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

  24. My family and I are praying for your beautiful little girl. We have a daughter about her age named Sophie and I can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak this has brought your family. I was diagnosed with terminal cancer when I was pregnant with Sophie and the outpouring of support and prayers from friends, family, and strangers helped pull me through it. Your little girl is truly an angel!

  25. Tyler, Tiffany and the girls
    Just to let you know that we are praying for you and thinking about you
    John and Sheila

  26. To My Dear Children, Tyler and Tiffany

    I have not forsaken you. Though you may walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I say to you fear not! For I have beheld your sorrow, I have carried your pain in the Palm of My Hand. See the scars; they were borne for you, for Claire, for the very grief you bear. My children, you are not alone. Have I not said “I will never leave you nor forsake you?” Never means for all time, in all times, at all times. My dear precious children, I AM with you in the night watches, when the morning breaks over your weariness, when you slump in despair over the noon day, when it seems you cannot endure one more day…
    And I would tenderly say to you I AM Here. Still. Though you fight Me, and rage against Me. I know your anguish. For that very reason, I bore the scars on My Hands.

    Now, I would say to you, My dear precious children. I AM not deaf, and I AM not silent. I hear every unspoken cry of your heart. And I have resounded through eternity Yes and Amen! And it reaches down to you now. Do you hear the echo, Yes and Amen! It is the echo of life overcoming death. It is My Voice and I have triumphed for you. I have triumphed over death, over despair. Do you hear the echo of My Triumph? With great joy, I have overcome and My Voice shouts Victory. I have overcome!

    Listen now, My dear precious children. How I love you. With great joy I AM pleased to give you the keys to My Kingdom. Yes, I have given you authority through My Blood to enter My very throne. Come boldly, for everything I have is yours. With great joy, I give you all you have need of. Yes! All…I have already overcome. Is there anything I would withhold from you? For you are My dear precious children. What do you need? I AM your Heavenly Father and I love you with a precious, everlasting love. My love for you is perfect and complete. My joy is made perfect when you abide in Me. Abide in Me, My Precious children for I long to show Myself strong on your behalf. Your joy will be complete and I will give you rest. You will know Me in a way you have never known Me before. For I long to reveal Myself to you, I long to walk with you and show you things you do not know. I long to walk along side you and fill you with the power of My love. For before the world was made I knew you and loved you.

    Nothing is impossible for Me. Is anything too hard for Me? Be still and know that I AM GOD! I AM the Great Shepherd. I lay down My life for My sheep and I raise it up again in Victory. And I say to you, I have walked in the valley of the shadow of death for you. Now I say to you fear not; we have already overcome!

    Deuteronomy 31:6
    Psalm 23:4
    Isaiah 49:16
    2 Samuel 22:7
    Matthew 6:8
    Psalm 28: 1,2,6,7,8,9
    2 Corinthians 1:20
    Psalm 47:1
    2 Corinthians 2:5
    John 16:33
    Matthew 16:19
    Hebrews 4:16
    Luke 15:31
    Luke 11:11
    John 15:11
    John 15:4,7
    Matthew 11:27,28
    Jeremiah 33:2
    John 17: 24, 26
    Romans 8:29
    Luke 1:37
    Jeremiah 32:17, 27
    Psalm 46:10
    Hebrews 13:20
    John 10: 11, 17, 18
    John 2:19
    Ephesians 4:9
    John 16:33
    Colossians 2:15

  27. You don’t know me either. I am friends with Patrycja and read your blog. I also attend IBC. Claire and your family are in my prayers.

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