Wednesday, August 31, 2011

(Dale's Words/Update) Wednesday 8/31/11

This is Ruby, the older, yet smallest and youngest looking, sister. I know it has been a while since we made an update, Dale is hanging in there and is staying strong due to all the support you've given him. There was a minor setback in that Dale needed to be put back on the ventilator tube. However, last night we worked with Dale in order for him to post a message here, which took about an hour of us reciting the alphabet, to form sentences, and Dale rolling his eyes to come up with the following:

To all my friends and family,
I appreciate and love you all. I've had a couple of setbacks but I'll be ok. I promise you that if you continue to Pray, Hope and Believe in me, I will do my best to fully recover.

~ Daley

-- Must be noted that while totally unnecessary, Dale spelled out every single comma you see in the message above so that they were placed specific to where he wanted it; and it took us about half an hour in just trying to figure out what the heck he meant by "oxford comma", low and behold it's a song that he wanted to listen to and have embedded here. He was also very adamant on me posting a youtube video that specifically included lyrics (or what Dale called "captions"). I couldn't find a music video that also included lyrics, but if you click on the actual video below you'll be taken to a larger video on youtube that plays with annotation lyrics turned "on".
Then early this morning, Dale decided to take control -- jedi style. He used the force within to get the tube out, forcing the doctors to pull it out completely and accept the fact that he can handle being on just the oxygen mask.

Thank you all for your continuous support! Go Tiger Dale (Dads nickname for Dale, in reference to someone in golf).


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