Guestbook

You may use this Guestbook to show your support for the family
and send them greetings by adding an entry below.

Rick Lofgren, COTA President
Greetings from COTA! I want to congratulate the COTA for Brandon N team for an outstanding job raising funds for the campaign since 2007! When I set the campaign fundraising goals with all of our families, I try to do so knowing that some communities and volunteer teams have more developed resources and connections than others, and in fundraising these are critical to success. With this in mind, I usually suggest a goal to COTA parents that I believe is needed for any patient’s long-term expenses and transplant-related costs, and the goal generally reflects the next four to five years of out-of-pocket costs. For example, most of our patients will have $2,500 - $5,000 in annual co-payments, deductibles, and medications, as well as $2,500 of annual travel costs for clinic visits. This could mean $10,000 - $25,000 for these costs alone for any patient in two or three years after transplant. In this case, because your team and supporters have done such a great job, I spoke with Julie this week, and suggested that we raise the goal to better reflect what I believe is the true long-term expense that a patient will incur given age, insurance and other factors for someone such as Brandon in light of his regular care in Pittsburgh over the past seven years. Because of this, we have raised the goal for the COTA for Brandon N team from $75,000 to $150,000 to reflect what I believe will be actual costs going forward. Please know there are many factors in this and that I bear the responsibility of justifying this to anyone who asks, and am prepared to do this as I believe that it is the right thing to do. I want to convey that this is not a request for everyone to go out and do more than previously planned, but simply a reflection of realistic long-term costs and the fact that this team has additional activities that have already been started and/or planned, and may reach this new goal in 2014. Thank you for all the work and support you have provided to this point, and please keep Brandon and his entire family in your prayers as they continue to traverse the road following the transplant!
Allyson Gettinger
Hi Julie, I hope Brandon is doing well. How are u? would love to hear from you:) allysondawn@hotmailcom
Chrissy (Ecklund) Rice
Hi Nolan Family, Brandon looks great! Mom n Dad too. would love to meet Brandon one day. Hope all is well with you. Hope you have a great Memorial Day.
Nikki Fletcher (MENDES)
Julie...it's NIKKI.. PLEASE CALL ME AT 805-624-2039 I would love to help you guys out. I will be praying for little Brandon every day. I miss you and I hope to hear from you soon. God Bless
Lynne Ramirez
Dear Brandon, You are such a sweet guy and special friend of my daughter, Meagan in Ms. Mary's Pre-K class at Creative Child Learning Center. You have been one of the highlights of this year for her. Wishing you the best for your 3rd annual Golf Tournament and Auction this Saturday. We love you!
Lori and Ken
Hello Brandon, It's almost time for Halloween and trick or treating. Send pictures of you in your costume. Guess what? Ken and I got a puppy. Her name is Calli. She's white and has black spots and one black eye patch. I'll send you pictures. I wish you could see her and play with her. She needs a playmate. The next time you come to Pittsburgh, you have to meet Calli. OK? Have a good October. Stay well. Eat your veggies and drink your milk!! :) Miss you Brandon. Tell mom and dad hello for us and let them know we have a vacancy next door....come move back!!!! Love you, Lori and Ken
Tadi
Here is to the old days at Decatur! Email me sometime.
Dayana Mariotti
Hi...my husband just told me about your little one...i just have a baby and i can immagine how you can felling(sorry for my english)..We just made a donation and i will still pray for Brandon every night so he will 100% strong!!!...One big kiss for him from my little daughter Nicole(4 month old)..
Lori and Ken in Pittsburgh
Hi Brandon, We sure do miss our favorite neighbor!! The neighborhood just isn't the same without you, mommy, and daddy. We got new neighbors last weekend and they have a 2 year old little girl named Amelia. Ken and I have told them all about you, Brandon. I hope you are feeling well and getting big and strong. Guess what? It snowed here just one time this November. That's a good thing. You brought Pittsburgh all the Florida sunshine so now it's warmer than ever before. During the past two weeks the temperature has been in the high 60's and even 70's. Thanks for leaving us your Florida sunshine. It's been fun for me and Ken to look at all your pictures on this website particularly your 1st snowman. We sure do miss you!!! I hope you can come back to Pittsburgh for a visit one day. Enjoy your holidays. We will be in touch again. Tell mommy and daddy hello for us. Ken sends a big high five. I send you lots of hugs and a big kiss. I'll write you again soon. Love & Prayers, Lori & Ken
Pat Rossi and Family
Mike, You and your family are in our prayers. Hope to see you soon. God bless little Brandon.
roxanne
i hope you are doing good
Chris Nolan
I'm not related but share the same last name as the courageous Brandon Nolan. What a great kid and wonderful family. I will pray for Brandon to get well soon. I'm honored to share the same last name as Brandon and his mom and dad.
Ms. Cecily
Hi Guys...I know it been a long time since you heard from ME! But I miss you guys! I am so happy to see that you are back home where you belong! I pray for Brandon's health (happiness) and Mom & Dad's piece of mind. I hope all is well and please e-mail if you get a moment at cdr26@pitt.edu. Talk to you soon.
Aunt Jamie, Uncle Josh, Chris, Mark and Rebecca
We are so happy that you are finally home! We are sorry that someone stole the money out of your box, but we will work hard at the South Plantation Fall Festival to replace it. We love you.
Will Dunbar (On the Border Server)
I MISS YOU BRANDON!!! I use goodsearch every time I search for something now and I have told as many of my friends as I can up here at John Carroll University! I hope you love being back at home; I know you had many people missing you. I really and truly do miss seein you every week at On the Border. I will forever remember you and your awesome parents. Remember to always listen to them because they know what's best! Julie and Mike, if you have the time, send me an email sometime. My email is wdunbar09@jcu.edu; I'm always checking it! Well, miss you all and hopefully I'll see you all soon!
Tara Thompson
Mike, Julie, and Brandon! I hope you made it home safe and sound. I appreciated the birthday balloon and flowers(which brightened up my day!) Thank you :) It seems like only yesterday I met all of you and I can't believe time went so fast. I knew eventually you would have to leave PA to head back home to Florida but I knew that meant Brandon was doing well. I am going to miss my weekly visits on "Olive Garden Wednesdays" but your family will remain in my heart. You have touched my life in so many ways that I will never forget you. I hope all is well and keep in touch! Tara
POPPI & DAVE THE GREAT
WOW,GREAT NEW PHOTO'S AT THE ZOO AND DINNER . THANKS, MOMMY AND DADDY PLANNED THE PERFECT DAY. LOVE AND MISS YOU, LOOKING FOWARD TO YOU COMING HOME SOON.
Sherry and Bob
CONGRATES ON YOUR 1ST KIDNEYVERSARY! It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since your transplant. Brandon - it appears that you had a wonderful time at the zoo and aquarium. We loved the slimey snake picture! Take care and come home soon.
grandpa mike
happy birthday to u with ur new kidney ino ull have many more i miss u lots and cant wait to see u again keep getting better so u can come home soon...bye for now love grandpa mike
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello:) Happy anniversary for your transplant day!!! I am so proud of you and mommy and daddy. You have all done such a great job this past year. I hope you have a very special day & that you go out and celebrate. Uncle Lolo sends a big kiss. We love you lots and hope to see you soon!
grammy
What a special day! It's hard to believe it's been a year. Happy transplant day! You are so special to all of us and mommy and daddy are the best! Everyone here is thinking of you and we all hope that you will get to come home real soon...Connie and Billy send their love, too. Buddy sends a big wet kiss! I love you and pray every night that each day brings you better health and good things come your way. I was just looking at some of your new pictures and must say you are the cutest grandson a grammy could have!! I hope you have a big celebration today and give mommy and daddy lots of extra hugs and smooches!!
Barbara Levine,R.N.
Just wanted to say hi and let you guys know that we at Broward General nite shift ER still ask about you guys and keep you in our prayers! Love Barb
Kay Cumbie
Today a speaker on our in-house TV in my retirement community is named Branden Nolan!! I think often about you all, but especially today! Hope things are going as smoothly as possible.
Kamryn
Hi Brandon I just wanted to say that I miss you and I hope to see you soon.So just call me.Ok.See you soon.Bye Brandon + Julie and Mike. =/ * **]
The Cihaks
Hi Brandon, Julie, & Mike, We just wanted to say hello and let you know that we are thinking about you. You are always in our prayers. Love, Janice, Scott, Meagan, & Zach
Auntie Ang
Hi Brandon, Brother & Julie...Just dropping in to say hello & that I am thinking of you all. It is very rainy down here, wonder how the weather is up by you guys. Anyway, hope you are all hanging in there. Love you guys.
The Hamilton's
Hey guys just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you. You are both amazingly strong, and so is that little hero of your's. You're in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Medina
Hello Brandon,Julie and Mike, Hope you guys are staying warm. We all are thinking of you guys, praying that God will give you strength and healing everyday. Hope to see you all soon. God Bless
Doc
Hey rocket man, you tell those Doctors up there not to make me come up there. I'll give them a rocket they will never forget. Still looking for the frog.
The Cihaks
Dear Brandon and family, You are always in our prayers. Stay strong. Love, Janice, Scott, Meagan, & Zach
Kalyn
hey Brandon it's Kalyn and im in school right now and i thought i'd leave you a message. I Love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can't wait till we do your golf tournament,coming up soon. Everything we do for you is so much fun!!!! We LOVE YOU!!!! kamryn,kyle,aunt karen, and uncle mark all say "HI" and they love you too! love you so much Julie and Mike :)
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello Brandon, Brother & Julie...Hope you all are doing well. Well I must say Grammy worked very hard on the Yard Sale this weekend, and I got to help out some too:) Anyway, I thought it went great...Just wanted to drop in and say hello. Brandon, Uncle Lolo says he sends you a big hug. Love you all;)
grandpa mike
hi big boy how u doin i was just looking at ur pictures smoe of them really made me laugh i sure miss u and i hope things r better for u all ill be glad when u can come back to fla and back to ur house and we can b buddies i think about u all the time and pray for u all,feel better and rember grandpa mike always loves u by for now gpm
grandpa mike
hey brandon how r u i miss u very much and hope to see u soon i wouls have wrote u sooner but ive been having computer preblems and then i had to spend a few days in the hospital no fun there right. i hope ur mommy ans daddy r well i tries to call a couple of times but i had to leave a message my new phone # is 9544332966 and new email is ncognito86@bellsouth.net i really miss u all and hope to see u soon i love u very much grandpa mike;)
The Cihaks
It was wonderful to read your update. We are glad things have improved. We hope the weather will comply as well and warm up a bit for you too. As always, you all are in our prayers. Love, Janice, Scott, Meagan, & Zach
Kamryn
HI BRANDON, IT'S YUOR MOST FAVORET AND AWESOME COUSIN... KAMRYN!!! JUST WONTED TO REMEMND YOU THAT EASTER IS TOMORROW LITTLE MAN! I LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH !!!!! YOUR # 1 !!! BY !!! =] ;. ;] ;} =>
paul Prezzemolo
Hey Mike, I hope all is well. Best of wishes and happy Easter.
Kyle
Hi brandon, its your awesome cousin Kyle here. I just thought i would message you and see how your doing, and also if ill see you in easter little man. Well this was a message from your cousin Kyle, get home soon +), =), :), @), =], =}, bye!!!!!!
Kamryn
HI BRANDON.HOW ARE YOU?WE ALL LOVE YOU SOOOOO MUCH!REMEMBER EASTER IN JUST 2 DAYS!WELL SEE YOU SOON!LOVE YOU! BY!
POPPY
HELLO, WE MISS YOU ALL....WHAT'S NEW! HOW BOUT AN UPDATE! SOON THE EASTER BUNNY WILL BE HOPPING BY YOR DOOR WITH LOTS OF GOODIES...BRANDON DID YOU PUT THE BUNNY STICKERS ON YOUR WINDOWS...I LIKED THE CARROTS.LOTS OF LOVE XOXO P & D THE BEAST
Auntie Ang & Uncle Lolo
Hey everybody, just dropping by to say hello:) Hope you are all doing well. Love and miss you;)
GREAT-POPPI & DAVE THE GREAT
BRANDON,DID YOU GET TO PLAY IN ALL THAT SNOW AND MAKE THE SNOWMAN FAMILY? IT'S SURE BENN VERY COLD UP THERE,KEEP WARM, THE MAILMAN IS BRING YOUR BOOK CARD THIS WEEK..SO YOU CAN SHOP AGAIN. HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE EASTER BUNNY WILL BE THERE IN 3 WEEKS...HE WILL NEED TO WEAR A COAT UP THERE TO DELIVER ALL YOUR TREATS! MISS AND LOVE YOU XOXO HOW BOUT A PHONE CALL, THX.
The Cihaks
Hi! Happy Feb. 29th! We hope things are going well. You are always in our prayers. Love, Janice, Scott, Meagan, & Zach
The Hamilton's
Hi Guys hope all is well. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, god bless you all. We wish Brandon the very best and hope you are home soon.
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Happy Valentine's Day!!! Hope you are all doing good & have a very special day:)
The Cihaks
Happy Valentine's Day! We hope this message finds everyone well. We think of you all the time and are keeping you in our prayers. Love, Janice, Scott, Meagan, & Zach
DOC
Hi Guys, Was sitting here thinking of you all so I figured I would drop a line to you. trying to get the golf tournament going and find sponsors. We are all working hard to get it done, so no worries. Hope the King is doing better keep us posted.+
Grammy
Hi, everybody....Grammy is recouperating from yesterday!!! We had a great day and almost perfect weather. We met so many new people and all of them will keep you in their prayers. Hope you are all well, I miss you and hope to hear from you soon.Love you xoxo
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello...Just dropping in to let you know we are thinking of you all. I hope everything is going good up there and that we hear from you all soon:) Love an miss you guys XOXOXO
The Armstrong Family
Julie, Mike, and Brandon, You are an amazing family that has been through what no family should ever be faced with. From everything that we have heard, we can only imagine the day to day ups and downs, always hoping and praying for Brandon's full recovery and return to south Florida. Brandon, you are a gorgeous little boy and we hope that your great days FAR outnumber your bad days. All our love, Derick, Rebecca, and Myles Armstrong ps. we LOVE the towel-taco pic :)
Molly Jender
Hi Julie, Brandon, and Mike, Brandon is a Beautiful child! My thoughts and Prayers have been with you and will continue to be. Best of luck and love through the year and beyond, Molly (Joyce's Friend)
GREAT-POPPI & DAVE THE GREAT
TELL MOM AND DAD THAT WERE WORKING ON THE BOOKS AND I'M WAITING ON AN E-MAIL TO SOME QUESTIONS I ASKED THEM.I HOPE YOUR KEEPING WARM AND TRYING SOME NEW FOODS. I WILL BE SENDING A SURPRISE PACKAGE TO YOU THIS WEEK WE LOVE AND MISS YOU LOTS.GIVE US A CALL SOON XOXO
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello Brandon, Brother & Julie:) Just wanted to drop in and let you know how much we are thinking of you. Stay strong and good luck with everything that is going on right now. We are always praying for all of you. Love you all XOXOXO
The Cihaks
Happy Birthday Brandon! We hope you had a fabulous birthday! You are always in our prayers. Keep getting stronger! Love, Janice, Scott, Meagan, and Zach
Sherry & Bob
Hi Brandon, We wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. Wow! We can not believe that you are turning 3 today. Here's hoping that you had a great day with many more to come.
Grammy
Happy Birthday Brandon! You're 3 now, what a Big Boy! Hope you enjoy the package I sent you. Love you XOXOXO
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Wishing you the HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY Brandon!!!!! Hope you get to play with the new stuff me & Grammy sent up and that you have a wonderful day:) Me & your Uncle Lolo love you very much!!!
Tessie Heller
Mike & Julie Happy birthday to Brandon. I will keep you all in my prayers. Hope everyone is doing well and hope 2008 will be a great year. Tessie Heller
Bill Heller
Mike and Julie my thoughts and prayers are with you. Happy bithday to little Brandon. Hope to hear from you soon Mike. Bill Heller
Ken Nolan
Have a happy birthday Brandon. Love, Uncle Keith,Grandpa & Grandma Nolan
Grammy
Hi,Brandon.. Your package was picked up today so you should get it in a couple of days. I hope you and mommy and daddy are feeling ok. We have a big cold front, I actually am wearing a sweatsuit! Love to you all. xoxoxo
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello all:) Happy New Year!!! Hope you all are doing ok. Love, Auntie Ang & Lolo
POPPY & DAVE THE GREAT
WITH OUR LOVING WISHES FOR A HEALTHY AND HAPPY 2008!!!YOUR ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND OUR FONDEST WISH IS TO HAVE BRANDON WELL AND BACK HOME TO ENJOY THE FLORIDA SUNSHINE AND ALL THE FRIENDS THAT LOVE YOU. KING BRANDON,HURRY HOME SO WE CAN ENJOY YOUR SMILING COMPANY. MICKEY,A FELLOW TRANSPLANT WHO HAS HAD HIS KIDNEY FOR 5 YEARS IS TELLING YOU THAT THIS IS YOUR YEAR TO FEEL BETTER. lOVE YOU DAVE"THE GREAT' POPPI pOPPI
Medina Family
Hello Mike,Julie and Brandon. We Hope you all are doing well, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas. God Bless you Medina Family
Chris, Nored and Amanda Nunez
Hey Mike, Julie, and Brandon, Hope you are all enjoing the snow. We miss you guys and hope to have you back soon. Have a happy Christmas and baby Nunez can't wait to have Brandon back. Chris
POPPI
HI GUYS, GLAD YOU GOT THE PACKAGES...DID YOU EVER MAKE THE SNOW MAN FAMILY FOR BRANDON? THINKING OF YOU WITH LOVE. BRANDON ONLY 6 MORE DAYS TILL SANTA...BET YOU CAN'T WAIT. XOXO P&D
POPPI & DAVE
BURR....GLAD WERE HERE. DAVE TURNED ON THE PITT. GAME TODAY AND WE SAW ALL THAT SNOW...I SURE DON'T ENVY YOU. THE RAINS PRE EMPTYED THE CAR WASH BUT I'M SURE THEY WILL TRY AGAIN SOON, LAST TIME WAS SO GOOD.HOW IS BRANDON DOING? WE WOULD LOVE AN UPDATE. GIVE HIM SOME LOVIN FROM US...MISS YOU GUYS.XOXO
Auntie Ang
Just dropping in to say hello. I miss you all sooo much. Glad to hear Brandon is doing a little better. Lolo says HI! too:)
Medina Family
Mike& Julie Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to give you strength and guidance thru these times. Brandon is a very handsome boy, I see where he gets it from (mom), Mike. Mike please know you guys are in our thoughts and prayers , and I hope you three have a great Christmas. Please keep us posted on Brandon and Julie conditions, and let us know if you need anything Stay warm and God bless. Medina Family
Erica and Steve Lamourt
Julie and Mike, Just wanted to let you know that we have been thinking about you and we are so happy that you are doing well. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. your neighbors, Steve and Erica lamourts@bellsouth.net
Natasha and Mike Bucher
Julie and Mike, we are praying for you guys, sorry Brandon was in the hospital. We are always thinking of you and praying for you. Thank you for keeping us updated. If there is anything you need please let us know.
Yolanda
Dear Julie, please know that even though we don't write every day, we are continually praying for Brandon. I hope these are words of encouragement: "...God is the foundation of hope: not any god, but the God who has a human face and who has loved us to the end, each one of us and humanity in its entirety....His love alone gives us the possibility of soberly persevering day by day, without ceasing to be spurred on by hope, in a world which by its very nature is imperfect" 31 Spe Salvi - from Benedict XVI. As Christmas approaches may our hopes be in Christ Jesus Saviour!
GREAT POPPI
DEAR BRANDON,ARE YOU BEING A GOOD BOY AND TAKING ALL YOUR MEDICINE? I HOPE SO CAUSE SANTA WILL BE THERE IN 2 WEEKS FROM TODAY AND HE ONLY BRINGS LOT OF SURPRISES TO GOOD BOYS LIKE YOU! WISH YOU WERE HERE TO HAVE FUN WITH...MISS YOU AND YOUR MOMMY AND DADDY TOO XOXOXO
An Angel
Dear brother, As humans perceive this trial with hope and fear, with joy and sadness I see you as you are: a perfect child of God, blessing each person with love, strength and life. The divine life of God is a current of healing and miracles. Your body responds to this current of Life and a Miracle of Healing is now! I am with you at all times holding your hand. I love you.
Kalyn
Hi big boy!!!! I LOVE YOU SOOOOO MUCH and I MISS YOU LOTS!!!! I'm praying for you everyday that you get better, I know you will you're so strong. Christmas is coming!!!! Are you excited??? Santas going to come!!!!!! Did daddy make your Snowman family???? I love you Brandon with all my heart!!! Juile and Mike I love you guys too A LOT!!! I'm praying for you. I miss you! Love Always, your cousin Kalyn
Leigh Gage RN
Hi Mike, I don't know if you remember me, but I used to work in the peds er at Broward. Im am working at Philadelphia Childrens Hospital now. Gonzo forwarded this to me. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Leigh lgagern@aol.com
The Cihaks
Dear Brandon and family, We are so glad to hear that you are home! You got to cut down your won Christmas tree? Wow! That is exciting. Have fun with your toys and keep getting better. As always, you are in our prayers. Love, Janice, Scott, Meagan, & Zachary
Doc
To the King and his parental units, Brandon by know daddy has built the biggest and best snowman ever. Mike you know how to do that right? You see you start with a snowball and then roll it, never mind you'll figure it out.Anyway, hope you got some sleep and the snow has stopped. Keep on healing!
granpa mike
hi brandon im sorry i havent wrote u sooner iv been in the hospital most of november and am saying at my moms and my sisters on the weekends im sorry to fear youve been feeling bad and hope your better soon i pray for u all the time and hope u can come home to fl soon i saw your halloween pictures what a great looking giraffe i didnt know it was really u maybe u could send me a pictures sometime well u keep getting better and ill wrrite u as soon as i can ilove u all grandpa mike
The Majors
Dear Mike,Julie and Brandon, I just went through the web site here. I'm glad I did because although I always read the updates on the Dept. email, the pics kind of hit me hard. You three are the strongest trio ever. I admire you all. You're all in my family's prayers.Stay strong. Needless to say, let me know if there is anything I can do. Tom,Tracey,Hailey and Hannah Major
Yolanda
Dear Julie, we have increased our prayers, we are getting involved those here (family and friends) and up in heaven (that is we are asking the intercession of the saints so that they too can implore for Brandon's full recovery). Today, I went to mass to pray for him, the readings gave me comfort and hope, it was about the centurion (Mathew 8_5-11) "Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed", likewise with great faith we pray for him, imploring Divine intercession!
Auntie Ang
Hello all. Just wanted to let you know you have an army of prayer warriors praying for Brandon & you both. Stay strong, everything is in God's hands and He is always looking out for you. Love you all.
Mark & Kasandra Rossi
Mike -- Just married 3 weeks ago. My wife and I offer your family up in our church each Sunday for prayers. Hang in there. Your brothers and sisters back home support and pray for you. Stay strong for your family. God will take of the rest.
Bill and Kim
Thanks for the update even thougth the news was not good we will keep praying that all will turn out well. Brandon is lucky to have such caring parents. Thinking of you...
POPPY & DAVE
BOY IT REALY SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME WITH THE LITTLE GUY, OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU..PLEASE KEEP POSITIVE THOUGHTS, YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TEAM OF DOCTORS THERE. SURLY THEY WILL COME UP WITH THE RIGHT ANSWERS TO HELP BRANDON FIGHT OFF THE INFECTION ETC. IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR YOU PLEASE LET US KNOW. LOTS OF LOVE AND PRAYERS AND PLEASE GIVE B.W.N. A BIG KISS & HUG FROM US
Auntie Ang & Lolo
We are praying for all of you & that Brandon gets feeling better so you can all go home. Stay strong...We love you all.
The Cihaks
Brandon is always in our prayers as are Julie, Mike, and their extended families. Janice, Scott, Meagan, & Zach
Yolanda
Hello Julie, glad to know you were able to have a good Thanksgiving ... may you all be rewarded for the great faith and hope you have in Christ Jesus! We continue to pray for Brandon trusting in Divine Providence! "Faith, hope and love" (1 Corinthians: 13)
Matt and Adriana Green
Happy Thanksgiving Brandon, Mike and Julie! Our prayers are with all of you! Our daughter Sara has her whole third grade class praying for all of you! love, Matt and Adriana Green
Auntie Ang
Hello all:) It's almost Turkey Day!!! Just wanted to drop in and say hi & that I hope you are all doing good. Brandon, Lolo told me to tell you how to say Turkey in Spanish, it is "pavo". That way you'll have some new vocabulary to practice for Thanksgiving! We love you all XOXOXO
The Cihaks
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are all doing well. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope the test results are good. Love, Janice, Scott, Meagan, & Zach
GREAT-POPPI
HI LITTLE GUY, HOPE YOU MOMMY AND DADDY GOT TO MAKE A SNOWMAN YESTERDAY.GRAMMY IS BUSY LOOKING FOR YOUR SHEETS.TODAY I GOT A BIG GIFT BASKET FILLED WITH LOTS OF FOOD AND THANKSGIVING TREATS, FROM THE DANIA FIREFIGHTERS WE WILL SEND IT TO YOU SHORTLY.I'M WORKING ON THE W/E PHOTOS FOR YOUR DAD. XOXO AND LOVE ALWAYS.
Aunt Jamie
Hi King baby Nolan! How do you like the snow? Chris, mark and baby reba wish they were there. Christopher had so much fun washing cars on saturday, but i am still hurting! LOL! I am trying to plan another car wash for the first weekend of Dec. Are you starting to get ready for x-mas? Santa is watching! Uncle Josh says hi and he misses you. I love you! :)
Grammy
Hi, Brandon, Mike and Julie. We had such a great time at the car wash today, though I'm sure we will all be very tired tomorrow. The weather was great and the team worked hard,it was a big success! We were all thinking of you today and many new people that we met now have you in their prayers. Love you and miss you-Hope things are improving a little bit each day. XOXXOXO
Dad
How is Brandon doing? Please update journal.
POPPI & DAVE
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR JULIE, CARDS AND PACKAGE ARE ON THEIR WAY.LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING SOME GOOD RESULTS TODAY. PLEASE ASK YOUR 2 GUYS TO GIVE YOU SOME BIRTHDAY KISSES FROM US TOO. LOVE & MISS YOU XOXO
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello:) We wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday Julie! Brandon, make sure to give mommy lots of birthday hugs & kisses. Maybe you and Daddy can get her a birthday cake:) Love you all & we hope you continue on the road to recovery. XOXOXO
Sherry and Bob
Brandon, Julie, and Mike: Sorry for not writing sooner. Here's hoping that everyone is staying warm! It won't be long before you all will be knee-deep in snow and Brandon will be out building a snowman. Julie - Hope you are feeling better and oh yeah - Happy Birthday! This year makes how many?:) Mike - You are doing a a great job at getting Brandon to drink - just loved your picture! Here's hoping that the test results bring better news. We are keeping you all in our prayers daily. Sherry & Bob P.S. Had a great time at the Luncheon!
Doc
To the King, Julie and Mike, THis too shall pass, many, many prayers are going your way. Julie , Happy Birthday!!! You didn't bug me every five minutes with your count down, I still remembered. I will have a slice of cake for you tomorrow and don't forget the cappuccino. Mike did you remember, cause you have to live with her.
GREAT-POPPI & DAVE THE GREAT
BRANDON,JUST US SENDING A BIG HELLO, HUGS & KISSES TO YOU! GRAMMY AND I HAD A LOT OF FUN AT THE SALE YESTERDAY. YOUR COUSIN CHRISTOPHER WAS A BIG HELP COUNTING THE MONEY, WE COULD HAVE USED YOUR CASH REGISTER. YOUR AUNTS JAMIE AND JACKIE DID A GREAT JOB TOO! NEXT WEEK ITS ON TO THE CAR WASH. WE MISS YOU AND MOMMY AND DADDY TOO. I HEAR YOU LEARNED HOW TO JUMP! MUST BE FUN FOR YOU TO DO NEW THINGS. REMEMBER TO BE A GOOD BOY AS SANTA WILL BE COMING SOON TO BRING YOU LOTS OF TOYS AND SURPRISES. PLEASE MAKE US A WISH LIST SOON AS WE HAVE TO RELY ON THE MAIL! LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU ALL, YOUR ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS. XOXOXO
Aunt Jamie
Hey brandon did you get to see snow today? Send some cold weather to me! Miss you! xoxoxox
Auntie Ang
Hello Brandon, Brother & Julie:) Hope you all are doing well. Brandon, I can't wait to see your Halloween pictures as a giraffe!!! Take care, hugs & kisses to all of you.
Grammy
Just wanted to say hi, Brandon, Grammy misses you and the cold weather! You and mommy and daddy are lucky to be enjoying the winter this year as it's still in the high 80's here. I really felt it when I got to Ft. Pierce! Have fun snuggling with mommy and daddy! Love you
Grandpa and Grandma Nolan
Dear Brandon,Glad to hear you had fun trick or treating with your daddy.I hope you show everyone your costumes pictures and your HUGE pumpkin.Try to stay inside,because its tooooo cold for you outside!Be a good boy and eat and drink alot so we can see how big you are getting.Brandon we love you sooooo much! Love,Grandpa and Grandma Nolan
Courtney
Hi everyone!! hope you are all adjusting to the cold weather!! (better u than me!!!) i'm glad brandon got to go trick or treating...it would be hard to take that away from him!! can't wait to see pics of the giraffe!! hope you start to feel better soon julie!!! take care the three of u,,always thinking about u! looking forward to the luncheon tomorrow!! keep warm!!! :)
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello Brandon!!! We wanted to wish you a Happy Halloween!!! I heard you got a great big pumpkin! Me & Lolo only got a tiny one this year because when I went to the store they were all out of the big ones. Oh well, have a great Halloween, we love you:)
Uncle Pony,Karen,and Baby G. Niosi
Hey guys Hope all is well been thinking about you guys alot.We have been going on the site to check up.Brandon looks great.. Julie glad to here you are feeling beter..Mike if you need anything let me know my father has been asking...You all are in our prayers....
Christine & Bill
Hi Julie & Mike, Just read all the updates on you guys. It's alot you all are going through. I'm sorry I haven't log-in in awhile works been nuts lately. I'm glad to hear that all is going good, or as good as can be expected. the Photos are great. it's nice to see the family. Well my prayers are with all of you. have a good weekend. Love ya all.
Kyle
P.S from last letter Kayln is going to state championships in three days i hope u r doing well little man. ;)
Kyle
Dear Brandon, I just wanted to say that the red sox won there game against Boston. From your cousin Kyle=)
Kamryn
Dear Brandon,Julie,and Mike srry about the first letter i said it wrong i meant to say it is ok that u missed my b-day because i loved the letter. =)
Kamryn
Dear Brandon,Julie and Mike It is ok that you miss i still love you :)
grammy
Just checking in...your bus that I promised you is on its way! Love you
Auntie Ang
Hello all, hope you are all doing good. I just wanted to drop in and say hello and let you all know I'm thinking of you:) Hugs & Kisses:)
Yolanda
Julie, We continue to pray for you all ... hope Brandon's blood work yields good results. I got to speak with Joyce when she returned home. You all are an inspiration to us all! "Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you just; exult, all you upright of heart. R. I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation." Psalm 32
Shannon
Hi Mike, Julie, and my little buddy Brandon!! I've missed seeing you guys in the restaurant so much, Brandon always cheers me up when you come in... At least I get to keep tabs on Brandon when the rest of the family comes in...Lots of hugs and kisses! :)
grandpa mike
hi brandon how r u today i hope ur getting better and will b abl to come soon i hope ur mommy and daddy r ok too i hope u get better soon so i can c u i pray for u and mommy and daddy all the time i bought a special kite for u to fly when u get home maybe we can fly it together feel better and im so proud of ht a big boy u r love to all grandpa mike
Grandpa Mike
hi brandon i hope y r feeling bttr ant mommy too i miss u and hope to see u soon i pray for u all as much as i can and i could b part of ur support team just cause i favent seen u dosent mean i dont love u and miss u ill rite ssoon i love u all grandpa mike
Kim Shewbridge
Mike,Julie and Brnadon. Sorry it took so long to write. Glad to hear all is pretty much going as planned. I read your messages all the time. Brandon is so lucky to have such great parents. Mike, Nothing new at the FD. SOS. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you... Kim and Bill
Grammy and Auntie Ang
Hi, King Baby Nolan! It's almost pumpkin time, I bet you're new apartment looks very cute all decorated for Halloween. How do you like the cold weather in Pittsburgh? I bet Mommy is very cold, make sure you give her an extra snuggle to keep her warm. Aunt Ang is here with me and sends a big hug and kiss to you, Mommy and Daddy. We love you lots and miss you.
elaine kocal
hi julie.mike and brandon, wishing you all the best. come home soon i am mom's friend elaine. sending lots of love and kisses.
Doc
Julie, Mike and Brandon, oops, King Baby Brandon, sorry, Hope you are all doing well. Just dropped by to say hi and see how goes it. Julie you would be proud of me the Halloween decorations are up and have been for 10 days. I am sure you would have to change some cause, well you know, still trying to locate a white frog for the fish tank. If you think it's cold now give it a couple of weeks. will send a space heater for you(just kidding) Keep up the good work.
Dad
Mike, Please call us or update your journal to let us know how Brandon is doing.
POPPI
HI LITTLE DARLINGS, HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GOOD WEEK. I MADE IT TO UPS ON FRI. SO TELL BRANDON TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT LATE WED. SPOKE TO SHERRI AND MORE MENU'S ARE IN THE MAIL.LOOKS LIKE YOUR HAVING INDIAN SUMMER AT 85 TODAY,WARMER THAN US. I WAS HAPPY TO SEE RENE AND BOB WROTE. MISS AND LOVE YOU XXXXXXXXXXXX
Grammy
Hi, King Baby. I'm so glad you are doing such a good job drinking and taking your medicine! I hope you are having fun with all your new projects - is the new apartment full with stickers yet? I'm glad to know mommy is feeling a little better and daddy is getting a little more sleep. I bet you keep them busy all the time!I love you and miss you...Lots of hugs and kisses
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello Brother, Julie & Brandon...Hope you all continue to do well. We are always thinking of you guys & hoping for the best. Love you all:)
Rene and Bob
Brandon, Julie and Mike - Sending you our best wishes from Seattle. You all look so good in the pictures on this site. Thinking of you often. Continue on the road to recovery. - Rene and Bob
The Cihaks
Hi to everyone, We are keeping you in our prayers and hope each new day is better than the last. Janice, Scott, Meagan, & Zach
Aunt Jamie
I miss you sooooo much. Tell daddy to let you watch dora anytime to want. Start looking for the mail man i am sending you something special! Are you using your bubbles? Call me. I love you! :)
The Morans
We are very glad to hear you guys are out of the hospital. Continue to be strong, we continue to pray for all of you. God Bless, Danny, Teresa, Daniel and Christian Moran
Courtney
Just wanted to drop by and say hi to u all!!! hope you are doing well!! how is the weather? (cold??) keep taking care of eachother!! always thinking about u!!!
Granny and Grandpa
Hello all,I must say it took me a while to figure out this internet messaging stuff. Anyway we have really enjoyed the pictures and updates on this website. We love you all and continue to keep you all in our prayers.
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello Baby King Nolan and the gang:) Sorry to hear that Julie's still in pain, but glad that Brandon's been able to stay home. We are thinking of you all always. Love, Auntie Ang & Lolo
Susan Robinson
So good to hear that you are finally out of the hospital. So glad Joyce that you can be there to lend your helping hands. You guys are doing an amazing job handling all that you have to do. It all seems a little overwhelming. But one day at a time and before you know it it will be behind you. I just had to go in and do a case. Laura sends her love, we were talking abot you guys. Were you ears burning? Wish we could do something to ease the load but know that we are thinking of you all and keep you in our prayers.
Nancy
Hi Brandon: You look so cute and I can't wait to hug you. Keep up the good work and eat and drink everything you are told to...and get back to Florida soon. Lots of hugs and kisses. I have a cute little dog, Rocco, who would like to send wet kisses too...and little squeaky barks!!
kyle :)
Dear brandon, I hope u get well soon and that u can get back home soon. From your awsome cousin kyle +)
Grammy
Good morning King Baby, so wonderful to see some new pictures of you! I'm glad you are drinking lots so you are feeling better...keep up the good work, dad, too. I can just picture eveyone running around...sip, sip, sip!!! Love to you all, miss you.
Kamrym
Dear Brandon, This one is for you....Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and soooooo are you!! I love you little man. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO Kamryn
MeMa Masal
Hi Brandon, its my Birthday today and I sure am thinking about you!! Aunt Karen cooked me a nice dinner, sure wish you were here to enjoy it with me. Hope it won't be long until you can come see me. I love you so much and miss you!! Love, MeMa
Lauren Morrell
Dear Julie, Mike, Jim and Joyce: I cannot believe the improvements that have been made! He and you Julie look wonderful; Bradon looks thrilled to be out of there (except for the mask in the car). I just read all of the journal entrys and got a little teary seeing the photos. You guys have been through a lot, and I am so glad to hear that he is going home. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. -Lauren
POPPI
THINKING OF YOU ALWAYS, SENDING YOU HUGS AND KISSES HOPE BRANDON IS EATING AND DRINKING MORE EVERY DAY AND THAT JULIE IS GAINING HER APPETITE BACK AND FEELING STRONGER. HOW ABOUT A NEW UPDATE. THANKS XOXO POPPI
Jane
Brandon, Julie, Mike and my special friend, Joyce !! I have been out of internet touch -- been to Maine !! I was so excited to hear that Brandon is out of the hospital and all updates! You have no idea how your journaling helps those who think and pray for you all the time ! I thank you from my heart! Keep up the fantastic work you have been doing , try and rest, heehee, and know you are all loved !
The Bakers
Got the good word that Brandon is in his new home We are so happy Keep up the good work We are praying for you all constantly Love to you all
Doc
I was getting ready to send a pair of shoes so Brandon could go home, but I am glad he found his. i know it was the thought of me coming up there that did it.Tell Brnadon I am looking for a frog for the fish tank. And as soon as you guys come home, it's my house for a game. Keep up the good work, Brandon have a slice for me, mmmmmmm real pizzer!!!!!
Yolanda
Dear Julie, Joyce: You cannot imagine how happy we are every time we read about the progress of Brandon's recovery. We keep on praying with much faith and confidence for his full recovery! Indeed, yours is a testimony of sacrifice, holiness, and love ... true meaning of life. Joyce, be assured that our prayers are for the entire family also. Hope you are doing fine. Yolanda PS. "Hear the sound of my pleading, when I cry to you, lifting up my hands toward your holy shrine. Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer". Psalm 28-2 "I myself hold that the measure for being able to bear a large or small cross is LOVE" St. Theresa of Avila.
Grandma Robin
We are so happy to hear Brandon got to go home. Jamie is very good about keeping us up to date on the latest. Our whole church is praying for you all. Please Keep posting pictures, we love to see them. Love, Grandma Robin and Papa Mark
Poppi+Dave the Great
Little Darlings We would love to trade places with you for some thirty degree plus weather. If you caught the Dolphin game you would of seen how hot it is down here right now. It is over 90 every day during the last week,with more to come. Hope the King has found some food from his approved list that he can enjoy,as he needs to beef up and not have someone ask"WHERE"S THE BEEF!!! In 6 months we want him to look like Dave The Great!!!! Julie Hope you are feeliong stronger everyday. You also need to eat some beef!!! This message is brought to you by the American Beef Council. Keep laughing and will speak with you soon. Love Ya Poppi and Dave The Great
Courtney
I am so happy to hear that Brandon is home!! I know that you guys are doing your best out there and i'm sure Brandon is more than grateful!! I still think about all of you all the time in hopes that you will return to Florida soon!!! Take care of eachother!!
Natasha and Mike Bucher
Thank God he is home, we have been praying for all of you. I bet he is really happy to be home. Thank you for keeping us update. If you need anything let us know! Natasha, Mike and Mia Bucher
Skip & Maryjane
We are glad to here that Brandon is doing better and he is at home with you guys. I'm sure he is very happy about that. The fact that he will now get cholate and pizza will lift his spirits and his weight. LOL Please send some of that cold weather back to us as it is hot as hell here. We konw that it has bben very hard on on all of you but hoepfully from here on out it will get eaiser. We pary every day for a speedy recovery.
Auntie Ang & Lolo
We are soooo happy to hear Brandon is home!!! We continue to keep you all in our prayers. Love, Auntie Ang & Lolo
Nancy Larkin
Glad to hear that Brandon may be able to go home soon. Many staff members are keeping you all in their thoughts and prayers for your continued positive recovery. Love to all, Nancy and Family
sandy
Dear Julie and Mike, I check everyday to see how my Baby King Nolen is doing, I miss you all so much. Marissa prays everyday in chapel at school for Brandon. All our prayers are with you. What hero's you all are! Sandy
Yolanda
Dear Julie, Mike: What a relief to know Brandon's fever is diminishing. We continue to pray fervently for him and for you all! Yolanda "Only for today, I will have no fears. In particular, I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful and to believe in Goodness" Pope John XXIII "Only for today, I will seek to live the day positively without wishing to solve the problems of my life all at once" Pope John XXIII "Only for today, I will firmly believe, despite appearances, that God cares for me as no one else who exists in this world" Pope John XXIII Fill us at daybreak with your kindness, that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days. And may the gracious care of the LORD our God be ours; - Psalm 90:14
Doc
Julie,Mike and Brandon, Don't make me come up there. You know what Brandon needs. He needs to see Doc's fish and have an adjustment and the infection will be gone.A little hot sauce goes a long way. Julie and Mike hang in there.I hope Mike gets some sleep soon.
Susan Robinson
I always check this site on my day off. Pray that by now the fever is long gone. For a kid who I'm sure you limited fluids for two years and now is supposed to drink a ton, he must be confused and surely not used to drinking so much. I feel for you all but one day at a time. Easy for me to say, hard for you all to get through. But God is faithful and he will surely hold you close in these hard times. We keep each other posted on all the progress at the hospital-MHP and everyone sends their love and prayers for you all.
The Cihaks
Dear Brandon, Julie, Mike, & Family, We check this site daily for updates and are keeping you in our prayers. One day at a time..... Julie- Meagan & Zach still say that you are the best babysitter ever! Want to feel old? Meagan is 15 and Zach is 13. Love to all of you, Janice
Jocelia travisano
Dear Nolan family, My prayers are with you and I hope Brandon is getting better. I cant imagine how someone so little can cope with all this. God Bless all his care givers and the Dr's.
Matt and Adriana Green
Hey Mike, I just read the updated news, we are praying for him each day. I showed his picture to my little son Aiden, so he knows who he's praying for. Keep hanging in there, you are going through something very difficult- but you'll all make it through just fine. I hope -B- has a better day tommorow. Give him a 40 and tell him to drink up. Matt
Serge, Marietta, Michael, and Natalia de Winter.
Hi you guys, we are glad to hear that every thing is going good. We know you have been planning this for a very long time, and before you know it you'll be back in Florida. Mike compared the post surgery days to the RE46 shifts. I remember those days like yesterday, but remember every thing after RE46 is a walk in the park. God bless you both for the care and dedication you have, and continue to give Brandon. I have met many different people from many different cultures, but you guys are AMAZING. Stay strong, love form the de Winter family (sorry this e-mail is a little bit late).
Charles and Nancy Phillips
Julie and Brandon..Our prayers are with you daily..We are so happy to read that you are doing so well... Stay strong Julie you are someone to admire...the pictures are wonderful..Hope to see you all real soon
Aunt doris and Uncle George via Nancy
Brandon and family..We love you and miss you we hope to see your smiling face very soon... Sending you all of of love from Georgia
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Just wanted to drop in & say hello. We are praying for you all and always thinking of you. We even have everyone at Efrain's mom's church praying for you all too:) Hope that all continues to go well & Brandon will start drinking more on his own. One day at a time...
Allan Curry
Glad to hear that everything was a success. Everyone around here is pulling for you. I'm sure it's tough to be away for so long, so if you need anything please feel free to ask. Take care stay strong.
Grammy
Good morning, King Baby Nolan. I am glad that you were given a little medicine to help you get a good night's sleep, as I hope it will make you feel much better today. Grammy was just watching Dora and Red Rooster had a sore throat, but he took all his medicine and drank lots of fluids just like you are supposed to and now he is all better, just like you will be soon! Love to Mom, Dad, Grandma and Papa, I know they are all working extra hard to help you feel better and be able to get you back to your new apartment as soon as they can!
Francoise Maier
We are so grateful for all the positive news we keep hearing between our walls at the hospital. Not a days goes by that we don't think of you all. Sending lots of love,support and strength you way from your MHP family .
susan robinson
Wow! Every new update and picture shows so much progress. To see Brandon up and in the wagon was so encouraging. Glad to hear all is well. We continue to keep you in our prayers and look forward to everyone getting out of the hospital and back together again even if it has to be in Pittsburg. Before you know it you will be back home for good. Hang in there! love to you all
Roberta and Chris
Just looking at the new pictures - he's looking much perkier! glad to hear he and Julie are doing well.
Nancy Larkin
I am so pleased to hear of Brandon and Julie's progress...what beautiful pictures...my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time...it is wonderful to see how close your family is and how supportive you are of each other...please know that our prayers are with you for a full and speedy recovery...looking forward to your return home to South Florida...Love, Nancy and Family
Yolanda M Pirez
Dear Julie, We (my mother, sister, and I) are filled with great joy to know about Brandon's successful surgery and recovery; and of course your recovery and well being as well. Joyce has been very kind with us keeping us informed of the progress. Reading today's news about signs of his kidney working is truly what we have prayed and hoped for. Praised be JesusChrist! Full of confidence in God's love and mercy we continue to pray for both of you, for ... "whatever you ask for in my name I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son" John 14:13 May our humble prayers be in accordance to God's Will, and may we also echo the words of the Virgin Mary, "my soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit exults in God my Savior" Luke 1:46-47 At the rate you are going, very soon the prayers will be prayers of thanksgiving, and admiration for the favorable answers to our prayers! May God bless you all (the family)! Love, Yolanda
Courtney Froman
We keep looking at all the pics and the journal!!! thanks for updating us! you guys all look great and are holding your own! julie.. u are doing great.. remember when you had your c section the pain... its the same now.. give it some time to heal! you have a great husband and a wonderful family that is all behind you!!! keep up the good work! Brandon is the cutest in that wagon!!! we love you!! courtney
Great Poppi's traveling buddy; Nancy
Brandon...I feel like I know you. I know your Granny Kathy and Great Poppi very well and I hope to meet you soon. You look like an angel and I know you really are one. I pray for you every day and know that some day you will be chasing Great Dave and Poppi all over the place; and me too, I hope. Love and kisses to you and your remarkable Mommie and Daddy. Nancy
Grandpa Mike
Glad things are going better. I have you all in my prayers. Miss you and hope to see you soon.
Beth Thomas
Wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and praying for all of you constantly. Thanks for the updates, as it's nice to know how you are all progressing.
Rita & Jerry Noa
Hi guys, just wanted you to know that I am thinking of all of you and wishing the very best. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. You are all very brave and strong and will get through it all with flying colors. Take care and my very best wishes and love go out to all of you.
Sonia & Janet Harrison
Dear Jim, Joyce, Julie, Mike & King Baby Nolan I'm glad to hear that things are going well. Please know that you all are in our thought and prayers. It's wonderful that you have each other to lean on. Let us know if there is anything we can do from here to make things any easier.
Laura Doglione
Dear Joyce, Julie, Mike and Brandon, It is so good to see that things are going well. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Everyone at MHP is praying and sending their best to you. I will keep them posted on your progress. God bless all of you! Much love and many prayers! Laura
Susan Robinson
Dear Joyce and family, It makes me cry every time I open this site Your family is a shining example to us all of what family is all about. I have kept you all in my prayers and believe it or not a friend of ours from church got a liver transplant yesterday in Miami. He has been critical for three weeks so two new transplant recipients on my mind always. So glad to hear everything is progressing so well, not fast enough for all of you I'm sure but sounds like you are a strong team. Looking forward to new updates. Know that lots of people are praying and send our love.
Bob Joan Vickie Angela
Wow!!! What words come to mind are strength courage dedication and LOVE. These are only a few to describe your commitment to each other. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day and are grateful they have been answered. We are glad that Brandon and Julie are doing well every day. Mike, I am very proud of you, and your family you all are truly blessed. Stay strong and of a cheerful heart - the greatest of all is LOVE. Hugs and kisses and a speedy home coming. Brandon, what a beautiful smile you have!!! See you soon. With love always........
Jennifer Cumbie
Hello! I am holding all of you in my prayers. I am glad that things are getting better. Tell Brandon that I will play with him all he wants when he gets all better. I love you guys and wish that everything will goes as planed. Let me know if you need anything! I'll be there for you guys! Love always, Jenny
Mickey L Werts
Brandon My name is Mickey Werts and I am a good friend of Dave The great. Exactly 5 years ago toiday I had the same operation that you just had and I am doing really well because I do everything the Doctor tells me to do. The same will happen to you very soon. I can't wait to meet you and take you to a baseball game,if your parents agree,and then to Benihana. Take care little guy and remember we can get together and compare operation notes real soon. Mickey"mouse" Werts
chuck and amy moneypenny
Hello to all of you, we are at bakers using their computer and reading all the info and pictures. we are with you in prayers and love. We will be with you by letter soon.
Uncle Ronnie & Aunt Ann
Glad to hear things are going well. We think of all of you everyday. The pictures were amazing, Julie you and Brandon look great. Lots of Love
The Baker Family in Ohio
Just got home from the cottage and were glad to see things are going so much better All our prayers are with you and Julie you feel better soon The pictures of Brandon are great Keep the good things going Love to you all
The Stanley Family
We are so glad to hear that Brandon and Julie are doing well. You all are in our prayers.
The Moran Family
Mike, Julie, and Brandon...We're so glad to hear the surgery went well. You guys have always been in my family's prayers since Brandon was born. Keep the faith, stay strong. And don't forget, your fire department family is also praying for you and looking forward to a happy homecoming. Love The Morans...Danny, Teresa, Daniel and Christian
Poppi&Dave The Great
King Baby Nolan The last time I saw you I was chasing you around the restaurant,with little success. The next time I see you I want you to chase me around the restaurant. Little guy,I need to tell you between me and you that on the day the doctors made you better I cried thinking of what a little miracle you are and always will be in both the lives of your parents and of those that know you for the adorable little "King" that you are. There is not a moment goes by that I don't think of you and how great life is going to be now that things have been made right by the good doctors and your beautiful parents. I know all the powers that be will watch over during your "getting better" phase and once again you will be home to all of us that love you. When you feel better just call and we will be there to take you to Benehana's. We love you little guy,be good and be healthy. Poppi&Dave The Great
Jocelia travisano
So glad to hear you are all doing well, Mommie too. Your Grammy Palma tells me how you are every day. I pray for you all
Natasha and Mike Bucher
Just to let you know that we put you guys in the prayer list at chucrh, we know that God is good and all of you will be home together happy and healthy. We are praying for recovery for both and strenght for Mike. It is good to see the pics, Julie you look awesome, you are a blessing for your family. Give a kiss to the "king baby Nolan" Keep being strong...
Connie and Billy
We're rootin' for you little guy! Mike and Julie we hope you are all doing okay.
Grammy
Hi, sweet King Baby Nolan. Grammy made it home safely and finally figured out how to get into the website. I am glad you are doing a little better each day, I heard you got to wear your new shoes and enjoyed some talking books.I think of you all the time and pray that your recovery is speedy and before you know it you'll be back having fun at your new apartment.Make sure you drink and eat lots. Hugs and kisses, Love to Mommy and Daddy, you're both fantastic! Julie I hope you're doing better and Mikey I hope you're getting some rest. I had so many phone calls the day after I returned that I had to change batteries twice - so many people are thinking of you all, praying and wishing the best for you.Say hi to Grandma and Poppa for me, I know they help brighten each day. Love You.
Auntie Ang & Lolo
Hello Brother, Julie and Brandon! I am so happy to hear that everything is going ok. Brother & Julie, I have to say you two are the bravest people I know. You truly demonstrate a parents' love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. We love you all and look forward to seeing you again soon:)
Matt and Adriana Green
Glad to hear everything is going good, you'll stay in our prayers, dont hesitate to call if you need anything! much love, Matt and Adriana
DOC
Julie, Mike and King Baby Nolan, Thanks for the update. I think of you guys often and pray for you constantly. Julie and Mike you are two of the bravest and strongest people I know. You have handled this whole thing with such strength. Everyone at the office keeps asking me how things are going. i know before we all know it you will be back in S. FLa and King Baby Nolan will be all over the place. Keep the faith and stay strong. The fish are waiting.
Uncle Pony,Karen,and Baby G. Niosi
Mike keep up the good work . Stay strong....
Uncle Pony,Karen,and Baby G. Niosi
Everyone down here is thinking of you guys up there ... WE are praying for you everyday.......
Aunt Karen Uncle Mark & KaKaKy
Lots & lots of BIG hugs from us. We think about you guys all day everyday and have quite a prayer chain going amongst friends, neighbors, family and church. Prayer is so powerful and God is so good. Julie your gift of life is a miricle to Brandon and you are a blessing to your family, we love you so much. We pray for Mike's strength as he is keeping long tired hours. King Baby Nolan is a fighter and we pray for that continued fight to get him stronger and better real soon!!! LOADS OF LOVE, MKKKKS
Jan Sullivan
Joyce, I,m so glad Brandon and Julie and Brandon came through surgery so well. We all at MHP send our prayers for both a speedy recovery. Love, Jan
Anonymous
To Brandon and Julie From Uncle Josh and Aunt Jamie I hope you two were able to spend some time together today. Julie great update! We got some bubblies for you brandon! Get better soon little peanut or should i say king baby nolan of the world! Hope you are feeling better too julie!
Aunt Debbie in WV
I was so glad to see the current update. I get on the website 4 - 5 times a day to see if there is any current news. I have been praying for all of you. We haven't seen a current picture of Brandon. I showed the website to Jami last night. He's so cute!!! I think he has the "Nolan" eyes. Hope both of your recoveries go quickly and well. Love Aunt Debbie
Aunt Jaclyn
Hello all! I am glad to hear that everything went and is still going good up there. I love and miss all of u and I can't wait till everyones home and healthy! I just want to let Julie and Brandon know that I pray for you both every night and I can't wait to see both of you. I wish the two of you nothing but luck for everything in the future. Love Always~ Aunt Jac
Shelisa Stewart
Thanks for the update, as a mother of two preemie babies (1 lb.4oz & 1 lb.8oz)that both had surgeries one week after they were born, and all those tubes and iv's running through their bodies, i know what you are going through and i am constantly praying for you and your son. There may be some ups and downs, but stay strong (pray). Jim we all miss you here and i am trying my best to keep everyone updated on you and your family. take care
Sherry & Bob
Julie: What a great update! We were excited to hear that you had been released from the hospital and that Brandon has been moved out of ICU. All of this can only mean one thing - everyone's prayers are helping to bring all of you home sooner.
debbie
I am so glad to hear things are getting better there.Hang in there.You are all in our prayers day and night.Tell Brandon Grandpa and Grandma Nolan miss him and love him very much.We have so much to be grateful for!
Patti Fox Yurman @ K & G LAW
MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL!!!
Lisa & Jackson and kids
Hope everything is going good. Hope to hear more updates soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Matt & Jena
We are happy to hear that everything is going well, keep updating this page as often as possible. Love you both.
uncle ron & aunt ann
Glad to hear that everything went well. Keep us posted lots of love and kisses.
Ken, Litha and family
Thanks for the update.. they have been in our thoughts and prayers. will look for update daily.. Please give our regards to all of the family there.
Chad
Glad to hear the surgery went well. Your Ft.Lauderdale family are all praying for you. Mike stay strong, Im sure it's really difficult for you being at both of there sides right now. Stay positive. We are all here for you. We Love You Man, The Robertson's
Stephanie
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything at all please don't hesitate to call. I was just at PGH Tuesday and I sat in the parking lot thinking of you guys wondering how things were going... It seems like just yesterday we were looking at him with all the tubes and wires in the incubator and here we are again - 20 some odd pounds later and thousands of miles away. Stay strong! Love, Stephanie
Uncle Pony,Karen,and Baby G. Niosi
Glad to hear our hero's made it through surgey Ok. I know it is going to be a very rough road with lots of ups and downs. Mike, stay strong and hang in there because they both really need you right now. Your are in our thoughts and prayers daily. Let us know if there is anything we can do from Flordia. Your Fire Department family is on your side. Give the both of them a kiss and hug for us. The Niosi's
Susan Robinson
Dear Joyce, I'm so glad things are progressing so well. We have the note on Brandon posted in the pacu to remind everyone to keep you all in their prayers. I pray for you all and look forward to more good news soon. LOve, Susan Memorial Pembroke
Doc
Dear Brandon, Julie and Mike, Prayer does work. I am so glad things went well. I want you guys to heal up so Brandon can come see my fish at midnight and Julie, I need you back to work, enough slackin. Julie, the checks are in the mail
Courtney Froman
I'm so glad that you both are doing good!!! I have been thinking about all three of you!! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Good luck with the weeks ahead of you... you are a strong trio and have a lot of love and support!
Deidre & Carl Fogelgren
Hi guys, We wanted to send you a little note to let you know you are in our thoughts. We hope and pray that each day will get better and better. Take care and give our love to your family.
Anonymous
to:brandon from:christopher james Miss you hope you get to eat some cookies soon. Don't forget to send us some happy face one's. can't wait to play bubblies with you. Tell aunt julie and uncle mike i love them. grandma and papa i miss you too!
Skip & Maryjane
We continue to pray for the both of them and a speedy recovery. Thanks for the update I know its hard for all of you.
Janie H.
To you All--- prayers are tumbling your way constantly !! from here and above ! Jamie --great work on the updates ! Joyce, miss you and constantly thinking of you! Brandon, Mike , and Julie---keep strong !! Love you all !! Jane
Marc
Jim, Glad to hear the surgeries went well. My best to your grandson and daughter. By the way, 200 more shutter cases came in. I left them on your desk.
TODD, JODI & CORY CRONIN
WE HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU GUYS. WE ARE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT THE SURGERIES WENT WELL. JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE THE BEST PARENTS BRANDON COULD EVER HAVE.
PATTY ISBELL
GLAD TO HEAR EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL....MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. TAKE CARE. KEEP UP WITH THE GOOD NEWS. JIM I ATE SOME OF YOUR PRETZELS THE OTHER DAY.
Natasha and Mike Bucher
Hello all, we are happy to know that everything went well. We will keep praying for you guys. Thank you for the update.If there is anything that we can do for you please let us know Mike BUcher and Family
Mike and Colleen
We were so happy to hear that all went well with the surgery. You are in our prayers and we are certain that you will have an easy recovery and be back home soon. We miss you guys and look forward to a great homecoming. God bless and see you soon.
Rosie Marquez
Glad to hear it's a GRAND SLAM! Wishing Mom and Brandon a smooth and fast recovery. After all, there are playoffs and the World Series right around the corner and Jim needs someone to watch all that baseball with him. God Bless!
Sherry and Bob
We were very excited to hear that your surgery went well, and of course, we cannot forget about your amazing Mom!. Here's hoping that you both have a speedy and successful recovery. We are keeping all of you in our prayers.
Shelisa Stewart
Very happy to hear the surgery went well...I am keeping you both in my prayers and hope that you both recover quickly.
Adrienne
I am so glad to hear that everything went fine for Brandon, mother, and family. Everyone here in DB is thinking about you guys. We haven't moved a thing on your desk, Jim. Keep up with the good news!
Skip Washa
Praying for you and your family for a quick and successful recovey.
The Morrell Family
Hey Little Guy! We have everyone praying for both of you! It is an amazing thing what your Mom is doing, too. We love you guys both and pray that you and your mom have a fast and healthy recovery. God Bless you and your entire family.
The Cihaks
You are all in our prayers. We wish you a speedy recovery. We will keep checking up on Brandon's progress. You hold a special place in our hearts.
Baker family-Ohio
Our prayers are with you. We love you. Happy to hear the surgery went well. Hope to get together with you while your in PA.
Ingrett Mino- Angela's Co-worker
May God continue to bless your family and give you all the strength you need to get through this. No matter how difficult the recovery may be never loose sight of how much love Gods has for your family and that he has never left your side. My husband and I have continued praying for your family and will continue to do so. Stay strong and know that God has all his Angels surrounding your family.
uncle keith
Hang in there lil man your tough its in your blood. I hope you both recover quick love uncle keith
Aunt Karen Uncle Mark & KaKaKy
Your in our prayers for a quick recovery and a long, happy and healthy life for you and mommy. Lots of love.
JOCELIA TRAVISANO
GET WELL SOON LITTLE GUY, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU. HOPE MOMMIE AND DADDY ARE FINE TOO.
Christine & Bill
We are looking forward to meeting you soon. You look just like Daddy, sorry Mom he does.
Aunt Jamie, Uncle Josh
Brandon we love you!
The COTA Staff
We are happy to be working with you!