I think Leofwyna's words say it all. I am at a loss for my own.
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From: "mickey andersen" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Dec 8, 2014 4:51 AM
Subject: Pray for Toli
To: "Heidi Hillhouse" <[log in to unmask]>, "Laura Waldman" <[log in to unmask]>, "Lori Straatmann" <[log in to unmask]>, "Michael C Straatmann" <[log in to unmask]>
I'm sorry I only have sad news. The decision has been made to remove Toli from the ventilator Monday morning (as soon as his brother Tom has had time to come from Kansas) After a conference with the Organ Retrieval Coordinator the decision was modified to declaring brain death and leaving him on the ventilator so he can become an organ donor. Thus our bighearted friend will continue to live on in the lives of others. He'd like that.
Toli's mom was already here. Her parents and sister arrived quickly and have been here a while. Larry and more of Shelly's family got here a little while go. She is well supported. She is handling things as well as this nightmare can be handled. My heart hurts to see her. She thinks only of not putting him through anything more. We all want peace for him.
We were so lucky to have a friend like him in our lives, weren't we?