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Well the MRI is done and Luke is resting after a full day.  We did not find out any results today, just went for the scan.  The radiologist and his neurologists will read it over the weekend and we will see them for an appointment on Tuesday afternoon.  At that time, they will let us know if they are satisfied with the pictures that were taken and what the next plan of action will be.  We really don’t know what day next week the halo will be taken off if everything is healed, but we will definately update the blog when we find out.  Luke did very well today.  He was put under anesthesia for the MRI and woke up smiling and calm.  He is such a trooper.

Today, the nurse he had was amazed to see him.  She told us that she was at UVA the night he was brought to the ER.  She said that they got a call about this 7-year-old boy and she said that they were told to drop their other cases and clear out to get ready for him in radiology.  A little while later she said they received another call saying that no scans were necessary because he was “fixed and dilated”…they all thought that Luke had passed away.  It was awesome for her to be able to sit and talk with Luke and with us, she was really great!  We also saw Dr. Jane’s assistant, Sarah, while we were getting coffee in the cafeteria and were able to talk with her and get some much needed answers.  They are excited to see Luke on Tuesday.

One last note, on the way home from UVA we had Crocodile Dock playing and when “You’re Powerful” came on, Luke was in the back singing loud and doing all the motions.  He was having a great time!  The night before the accident he was doing the same thing on the way home from a worship service at church.  The first few days after the accident we kept thinking about that, and wishing so badly we could just go back and see him do it again.  Today we got to see it… PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW! 



August 28, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. PRAISE GOD!! Our children too, are fixed on that awesome song-the lyrics are so true! What joy you must have had seeing Luke singing to his favorite song again:) Thank you both as Luke’s parents for sharing your faith and this journey to strengthens others!
    You are so strong yourself, Luke…in Christ Jesus; He has raised you up for powerful things we cannot yet see. Keep fighting hard and we hope to see you back at BRCS soon!!
    We are in great prayer for those results Tues…

    Comment by Nancy | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. We can’t wait to hear the results. As always we are playing for Luke and the Yoder fam. It great to hear he is singing and doing hand motions to the rocking kids songs.

    Comment by Chad D. | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  3. what an awesome answer to prayer… praying you continue to sense God’s peace and wisdom as Luke continues to heal. thanks so much for the updates!

    Comment by Joetta Raber | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  4. Thank you so much for keeping us updated. We are praying for a peaceful week ahead and for good answers. God has been faithful and every time I pass Luke’s photo on my fridge I HAVE to smile, no matter what kind of a day I’m having. His sweet face is a constant reminder to me of how BIG God is. I’ll pass this latest news on to Brandt, Carson and Jordan. They still thank God for sparing Luke’s life every day. He is one special little man!

    Comment by The Baker Family | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  5. Thanks for the update, Lindsey! I’m crying tears of joy again!! The class had a special time of prayer for Luke this morning and we’re trusting Him for a good report.

    Comment by Karen Barlow | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  6. oh, that just gave me chills. So glad you were able to hear his strong and joyful singing voice.

    Comment by Janet Watros | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  7. That is so great that he was able to do the motions to his favorite song and for you to be able to witness it. Praying that he gets good results and that the halo will be able to come off.

    Comment by Ceci Gray | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  8. Awesome sweetness!!

    Comment by Jessi Cooper-Bowditch | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  9. Glad Luke is improving under the lords power. We are still praying for him daily. We have all the confidance that the Lord will continue to heal Luke. Such an awsome little guy. The Lord has a speacial mission for him.

    Comment by jimmy wood | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  10. We are praying, praying, praying. It seems so simple to say, yet it is so powerful! Our God is amazing!

    Comment by Lori Blosser | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  11. Lindsey,
    You don’t know me, but I have been following all of the blogs ever since the accident. I go to Blue Ridge Church of Christ with my daughter and her family. We have prayed faithfully for Luke, and for all of his family. His remarkable recovery has certainly reaffirmed my faith, touched the innermost particle of my soul. I have had tears of joy and chills from my head to my toes, literally, when reading miracle after miracle that our God has performed. I know God will continue to heal Luke’s sight and bring him completely back to the Luke prior to the accident. How great is our God. God has shown us HiS true love.

    Comment by Debbie Thomas | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  12. We are praying for Luke. Karis continually inquires about updates. Thank you so much for keeping us posted. It was wonderful to see you both at school Thursday night. We look forward to the day when Luke is back in class. Praying for a great report next week!

    Comment by The Buchanans | August 28, 2009 | Reply

  13. thanks for the update today,,, Luke was on my mind today and we will keep praying for the results of the mri ,,, what a blessing you got hearing Luke sing like old times !! love to you all from the road 🙂 Bill & Debbie

    Comment by Bill & Debbie Mullet | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  14. Heaven is once again kissing earth and proclaiming that our God is an awesome God!!!! If you have a chance find the song by Matt Redman called Never let go its awesome and I believe you will identify with the song and be blessed by it. Isaac is so encouraged by seeing Luke’s desk all ready for him.
    Loving our heavenly Father, The Mehegans

    Comment by Isaac Mehegan | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  15. God is so good and doesn’t miss the details! Luke has a huge story to share!

    Comment by Richard and Heidi King | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  16. Praise the Lord for his healing powers! What a miraculous journey it has been! Luke’s story has touched so many lives. And what a sweet tender answer to you wish to hear Luke singing again. God is so loving! Praying for complete healing for Luke in God’s time!

    Comment by Gwynne Carpenter | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  17. Ben and Lindsey, thank you so much for keeping us so thoroughly posted! This is my first following ever of a blog and it has affected me by strengthening my faith. Your emptying of your innermost thoughts and fears and strengths and praises is extremely inspirational. I thank God for you and for your ministry. Luke’s healing is truly a miracle and we have all witnessed it through your written expressions.

    Comment by Bonnie Smith | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  18. Oh we are overjoyed with you to hear this news–our God is faithful–our continued prayers come your way. I have been challenged to stretch my faith in God’s ability and power thru Luke’s healing journey–thank you for being so transparent in sharing with us.

    Comment by Barbi Borntrager | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  19. I’m crying! This is a powerful testimony.

    Chris & I hope to see you all for a brief visit tomorrow.
    He can hardly wait!


    Comment by Wendy Watros | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  20. praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Comment by Mary Helmuth | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  21. We continue to be so happy for you all and for Luke’s continued healing. This latest blog really gives us the goose bumps. God’s healing is truly amazing. We will continue to pray for a good report on Tues.

    Have a great weekend!
    Mt. Crawford Baseball League

    Comment by Mt. Crawford Baseball League | August 30, 2009 | Reply


    Comment by Gail Smith | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  23. AMEN!! Thank you LORD Jesus!!

    Comment by David & Heather Shank | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  24. Thankful for the update and continuing to pray for the results of the MRI. God is faithful and true in His healing of Luke and will continue to be, even in the days when hard times come. God has brought you through these days for HIS GLORY, and we praise Him together with you!

    Because of grace,

    Comment by Barbara Wing | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  25. We don’t know each other but we go to the first service at Blue Ridge Church of Christ.We have enjoyed all of the updates and pray for your family. It is amazing to see what God has done for your family and all of those around you.Our God is awesome and it is so good to see his work through Luke. He must be a very special boy. We will continue to pray for you ALL!Thank you once again for the updates,looking forward to see the ones ahead. God Bless

    Comment by Darla Eavers | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  26. I hadn’t checked in a while. Luke is such a miracle. I am so glad he is doing so well. He is proof in the power of prayer. PRaise be to God for such a glorious outcome.

    Comment by cathy Anderson | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  27. We are rejoicing with you! God is so good! He loves to heal and thats what He has been doing for Luke. You have a miracle boy for sure. we have been keeping up with the blogs and thank you for all the updates. Ervin has even learned how to check them and often is the one to do it.we love you all!Wilma and Ervin

    Comment by wilma yoder | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  28. Wow, so wonderful!

    And how powerful for Luke to thank God with you as he did in the car.

    Crab Legs….my favorite food too, Luke! Sounds like a great celebration.

    We’ll keep believing for complete and total restoration!


    Comment by Wendy Watros | September 1, 2009 | Reply

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