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He’s Home!

Great news : Luke is now officially an outpatient! After being in the hospital just shy of 6 weeks, Luke was able to come home yesterday. So the plan for him for the near future, is to travel back to Kluge 3 days a week for daytime therapy sessions. Ben said that as they were pulling into the driveway, Luke said “I am so happy, I could just cry”! It was just great to see him and his family all together at home!



August 15, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. What a blessing! Welcome home, Luke. Best wishes for continued healing. I know you are where you want to be.

    Comment by Janet Watros | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. Praise be to God for the miracles He is performing. It will be so good to be home and have your family together again.

    Comment by Rhonda Ball | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  3. That is sooo good to hear! I will keep praying for you guys!

    Comment by Virginia Yoder Stoltzfus | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  4. I’m so happy, I could just cry, too!! Home is a great place to be and this is the day we’ve been praying for. Praise God for his faithfulness! Can’t wait to see that big guy. 🙂 Love and continued prayers for you all.

    Comment by Karen Barlow | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  5. That is the greatest news!!! We still continue to pray for him daily! What a miracle!! Praise be to God!!

    Comment by lisa slaubaugh | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  6. I am so happy I AM crying!

    Spencer says “sweet” when I told him Luke was home.
    So happy for you all!!

    Comment by ann wenger | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  7. This is the day we have been waiting for. I went back through all the reports from Luke’s first days at UVA til today. No question, God has given Luke life and may each of you experience it more abundantly than ever before! We jump for joy! May each day continue to bring the healing we are all fighting for.

    Comment by Bev Scaggs | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  8. What a day of hope and encouragement! We will continue to pray for the best that God has to offer for Luke and the family. Luke, welcome home! 🙂

    Comment by Vic & Tina Bright | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  9. What a joyous blessing!! Way to go Luke-you are such a strong fighter and God has been mighty to save; He has such great plans for your life.
    What joy it will be for you all to sleep in the same house tonight-together again! Continuing to pray for much healing and continued strength for you guys Ben and Lindsey as the traveling begins. You guys are awesome parents and you (and Luke)have taught the young and old so much through this entire process! May God’s hand continue upon you all and I look forward to reading this blog to see Luke’s healing. God is good!!

    Comment by Nancy | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  10. This is so exciting, we are so happy to hear Luke and the family are home!! I can only imagine just how happy you guys are, no more hospital food, just good old home cooking. As alway we will continue to pray for Luke and the Yoder family.

    Comment by Chad Derstine | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  11. Hey little fella!

    Glad to hear that you’ve reached another milestone by returning home! We’ve been following you in your journey by way of all the journal entries, and we are excited to see how the Lord is moving in your healing process.

    Keep up the good work! I hope somebody’s gonna get you a giant bowl of your favourite ice cream in celebration of your return! [hint-hint, Mom & Dad…. :O)]

    Keep those updates comin’.

    Michelle Found
    Picton, Ontario, Canada

    Comment by Michelle Found | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  12. That is so awesome. We will continue to keep you and Luke in our prayers as you continue to walk with Luke on the road that he is on. The Lord will continue walking with you through this process. Great news so glad that Luke is home!

    Comment by Kim Carnahan | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  13. Welcome home Luke!

    Comment by jimmy wood | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  14. Praise the Lord! We do serve an awesome God, don’t we! He is working in miraculous ways in your lives. I have no doubt but what He will use this for His glory. (He already has.)
    We will look forward to seeing Luke at school next! I’m sure it will be sooner than we had previously expected!
    We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.

    Comment by Barbara Colvin | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  15. Praise God! This is the day we’ve been praying for…. WE are so happy for all of you! God is so awesome!
    We will continue to pray for a total recovery and that the halo will come off soon.
    Love all of you,
    Gio & Jenie

    Comment by Gio & Jenie | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  16. I haven’t posted in quite some time, but our family continues to pray for Luke daily and are so encouraged as we read about his progress. We are so glad he is home and will continue to pray for you as he adjusts to home life again. We are so thankful for his healing. Praise the Lord. Keep holding fast to Jesus. Many Prayers, The Shippa Family

    Comment by Jody Shippa | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  17. Praise the Lord!
    Thank you, Jesus!
    Rejoicing with you and continuing to pray!

    Comment by Robin Doyle | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  18. THAT IS GREAT NEWS!!! We can’t tell you how happy we are for ALL of you!!! Enjoy your long awaited time together once again. It must feel wonderful to have everyone back under the same roof again. That bed, chair, seat in the car, etc.. won’t be vacant anymore. We are so happy for Luke and his wonderful progress that he has made since the accident. Keep up the hard work Luke!! You are going to make it. We can just feel it. We will be praying for you on the 28th.

    Mt. Crawford Baseball League

    Comment by Mt. Crawford Baseball League | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  19. Hallelujah to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords who made it ALL possible! What a blessing to hear that sweet little boy is home!! We are such a blessed people!!

    Comment by Grottoes International Pentecostal Church of Christ | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  20. What a boy! What a loving family! What a mighty God we serve!!! Welcome home. We will continue to pray for you and remember God’s goodness to you. HE IS SO GOOD! AMEN AND AMEN!

    Comment by Dawn Mast | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  21. I am so happy I could cry also !!
    we will continue to pray for complete healing and a smooth transition back to home life for the whole family.
    God bless you all !!

    the brubakers

    Comment by Alvin Brubaker family | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  22. Praise the Lord, It’s a miracle!!!!!!!!!!1

    Comment by Mary Helmuth | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  23. Okay how wonderful is this news! Grottoes won the baseball tournament we played in today at Bridgewater and they are giving all money made to Luke!

    We didn’t received trophies and Chris is so happy that he can think of winning first place for Luke and family!

    We love you guys and will keep praying!!!


    Comment by Wendy Watros | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  24. Wow,this is such great news. Happy homecoming Luke!!!!

    Comment by weezie | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  25. Rejoicing!! Thanking God, tonight, as I prepare for bed–what a miracle!

    Comment by Jessi Cooper-Bowditch | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  26. Rejoicing here in Thailand!

    Comment by Miriam Avrit | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  27. Praise the Lord! My kids have really been praying for Luke and continuously ask how he is doing. When I told them that he was home, my youngest, four year old Brynne, said, “that’s cool.” I asked them if they knew how that was possible after his accident and they said it was because of God. Yes it is!!!! We will continue with our prayers for Luke with his therapy and for the MRI on the 28th!

    Comment by Troy & Lisa Gerber | August 15, 2009 | Reply

  28. I’m so glad to see that Luke is recovering. I know he has a long journey ahead of him, but I also know he has the will from God to get better, and stay better. 🙂 Hope to see you soon!

    Comment by Joyce Roberts | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  29. Praise God and hallelujah! I know it feels so great to get everyone home, especially Luke!

    To Luke: As hard as this has been for you to endure, God has worked miracle after miracle through you. He was by your side through it all. Working through you, He brought people together from all over to pray for your healing and to bring praise and glory to His name.

    You must be extra special to the Savior to choose you for this great work. We are all proud of you, but most importantly, Jesus is proud of you, too.


    Comment by Carole Painter | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  30. We are so happy you are home! We talked with your Grandpa Yoder yesterday at our water garden store and he told us of your accident, then told us how God has touched your life with his healing. We annouced your Praise Report in our church today. God is so good. Bless you.

    Comment by Charles & Carolyn Williams | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  31. Praise the Lord for His healing! Hello Luke! We talked with Grandpa Yoder yesterday at our water garden store and are so interested in your story and how God has touched you. We announced your praise report in our church today! We are so happy for you. May God continue to touch your life and the lives of others through this blog.

    Comment by Charles & Carolyn Williams | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  32. God is good! Welcome home Luke!

    Comment by Jalane Reed | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  33. What awesome news to read that Luke is home! Blessings to everyone and we continue to pray!!

    Comment by Rob and Lisa Roeschley | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  34. So glad to hear the good news! Way to go Luke! We’ll keep praying for you in ND. God bless and keep you all.

    Comment by Karissa | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  35. Great news! We will continue to pray for a complete and speedy recovery.

    Comment by Joetta | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  36. Great news! I responded the day Luke was injured with the Bridgewater Rescue Squad and have been following his progress through this site. It is so great to hear his progress and how God has blessed my love and prayers are with the entire family. If Luke ever wants a ride in a fire truck just bring him by we would love to see him.

    Comment by Jeremy Ramsey | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  37. Welcome Home Luke! We pray that your transition home has been smooth. I have been thinking and praying for you and your family since I knew you were coming home. Praying for safe travels to and from Charlottesville during the week.

    Comment by Ceci Gray | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  38. Praise the Lord!

    Comment by Barbara Wing | August 16, 2009 | Reply

  39. Praise God for this wonderful day!!!

    Comment by Esther Byler | August 17, 2009 | Reply

  40. We are glad to hear that Luke is home! God sure answers prayers. Hope parents and grandparents are doing well also. We kept up on the blog, good way to know without bothering people all the time. God Bless you all.

    Loretta and Rich Altizer

    Comment by Rich Altizer | August 17, 2009 | Reply

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