Up Dates on Our House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard!

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Dear Family and Friends:
We welcomed in today the family of active duty Navy, Joshua Torres.  Parents, Mary and Jose’ Torres are here to support their son after a tragic motorcycle accident one week ago.  Joshua was the passenger on his friend’s motorcycle when a truck hit them.  His friend died at the scene.  Joshua broke his femur in 10 places, and a wrist fracture.  Due to privacy, we cannot reveal his friend’s name, but he, too, was serving our Navy too.  Joshua has had surgery at Baptist Hospital, and just today moved to West Florida’s Rehabilitation center.  He has a rod and pins in his femur. The wrist has been set.  Road rash to the bone has been grafted on one arm.  He was wearing his helmet- Thank God.  Parents are from San Antonio, TX.  His brother is coming Monday.  He, too, is active duty also.  Mary, Joshua’s mom is asking for prayers for the family of his friend that died.
Abby Donach at Baptist Hospital has moved out of SINU to room 212.  According to husband, Troy, she is having difficulty sleeping with her sleep machine which is necessary for her to maintain oxygen levels.  Her skin grafts are healing-slowly.  She is to move to Select Hospital sometime this coming week.
Larry Kachele was flown to Atlanta, GA to Shepherd’s Rehabilitation Center Thursday.  Kelly, his wife is there with him.  Received a message from Kelly today that Larry is having a really hard time adjusting to all the new sights and sounds.  He hasn’t slept much and concentrating for physical rehab has been rough.  Shepherd’s is renowned for their brain and spinal injury patient rehabilitation.  Kelly asks for prayers that Larry will rest and allow his own brain injury to calm down and listen to his therapists.  She did share that the therapists told her that some brain injury patients take a few days to adjust to new surroundings.
Alice Oakleaf is healing well at Baptist Hospital.  When her parents are in town, Ernie and Zoe Oakleaf stay at a local hotel because they have their furry four-legged friends with them.  Alice’s boyfriend, from Tennessee stays with her when in town too.  Alice is recovering from a brain injury and just had the skull flap replaced in her skull after the blood clot was evacuated according to mom.
Zakk Gossett is still at Sacred Heart.  Now 3 months ago, Zakk had a horrible car accident in which he sustained a head injury.  According to family he is battling sepsis.  Zakk’s still has not come out of his coma since the accident.  Mom, Melissa Smith cannot come very often from Arlington, TX.  Zakk has a sweet girl friend and some cousins about 30 minutes from the hospital.  Zakk is just 26 years old.
Jessica Gajka has had her second round of chemotherapy.  Penny Cavender takes care of the children when she has a doctor’s appointment, cancer treatment, or whatever.  What a blessing!  Thanks so much Penny!
Thank you all for the prayers.  They mean SO much to our families and their loved ones.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
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Dear Family and Friends:
Larry Kachele is making such good progress from his now 3 month recuperation from his motor cycle accident that Kelly was telling us last night that Shepherd’s Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta will accept him!!! He is due to be transferred in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.  WOW!  From a guy who started out in a full coma for over 30 days and is now eating all kinds of soft foods, talking, and trying to stand, this is a BIG answer to prayer! This morning he got to feast on Den’s sausage gravy and biscuits softened by the gravy–His favorite according to wife Kelly.  Keep those prayers coming!!!  Both Larry and Kelly are retired Coast Guard!
Terasa Knoll, who was a spinal cord injury patient was able to move to North Carolina finally!  Please continue to pray for her and her rehabilitation after her diving accident.
Zakk Gossett, 26 year old car accident is still recovering from severe brain and broken bone issues at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Mom, Melissa Smith was not able to make it in from Arlington, TX.  He is in room 439.
Alice Oakleaf is still on our prayer list at Baptist Hospital.  Parents, Ernie and Zoe Oakleaf come in from Little Rock, AR to visit as often as they can.  They stay at our local hotel back-up when they come into town. Alice is still recovering from a massive sepsis.
Abby Donach, from Andalusia, AL had hopefully her last surgery yesterday to close a skin opening on her abdomen.  According to Troy, her husband, she had great difficulty waking up once they moved her back to the floor after surgery and Abby was placed in PCU last night with low oxygen level and required the mask-bipap machine to keep her oxygen level up.  Recovering now from two surgeries and keeping her lungs clear is a very big task for Abby.  Troy says the doctors are worried that Abby may be developing a lung infection too.
Coming in Monday to the Vineyard is the family of “Fetch” McKinney from Chipley, FL.  Fetch has had a massive stroke according to his sisters.  Fetch is 57 years young.  He is currently at Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center.  I have told the three family members I will hold my only room for them as they are fairly certain the move will occur to either Sacred Heart or Baptist Hospital.  Praying for safe travel for this entire family.
Thank you ALL for the prayers and safe travel for Dennis and I this past week.  We had a wonderful, praise celebration for Doug Tackett, Den’s younger brother back in Floyds Knobs, IN.  Knowing that Doug accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior had meant everything !!  Thanks so much for all the cards, notes, and phone calls. Atkins Chapel U.M.C. was our second church Dennis had been pastor at.  Many of his family are buried there.  It was a true homecoming!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
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Dear Family and Friends:

We welcomed in last night Troy Donach, husband of wife, Abby, who is a patient at Baptist Hospital.  Ms. Abby developed an abscess that required skin grafting.  She is doing some better but in a lot of pain according to Troy.  They are from the Andalusia, AL area.  Troy’s aunt, Mary Ann Bennington is also still at Baptist recovering.  She is to go home hopefully by tomorrow. She, too, is from Andalusia.

Talked with the family of Alice Oakleaf.  Her sepsis is getting better.  Parents, Ernie and Zoe Oakleaf from Little Rock, AR, are back in to visit with her. Very nice people.  They say she still has a few days to go.

Zakk Gossett remains at Sacred Heart.  Mom, Melissa Smith, from Arlington, TX, was going to try and come back in this week.  Have not heard from her yet.  Zakk is recovering from a car accident in which he did a 360 deg flip.  Had several broken bones, and a head injury.

Jessica Gajka is still in chemotherapy treatment for stage 4 breast and liver cancer.  When in town, being taken care of by Penny Cavender.  Thanks again so much Penny!  Jessica’s husband is active duty Air Force.  Please remember them in your prayers. Jessica is just 34 years young.

Per Kelly Kachele, Larry had his “3 month hospital” birthday today.  She states his recovery is slow, but steady.  Eating soft foods.  Can speak short sentences.  Moving more appropriately too.  He is at Select Specialty  Hospital.  Recovering from a near-fatal motorcycle accident can be slow going.  But, this guy is getting there!

Please continue to pray for Terasa Knoll at Baptist Hospital too.  Still trying to move to North Carolina for rehabilitation for her broken neck and paralysis of her spine.

Blessings to all as we travel back to Indiana for Doug Tackett’s praise celebration of his life.  Dennis and I believe that a person who knows Christ deserves a “Praise Celebration!” of their life to come!!!  We personally thank all our volunteers who are assisting us at the Vineyard while we are gone.  With out them, we could not do everything we do.  Thank you Jamie and the college class for the meal!  Also to you, Diane!

Love, Always in His Name!

Marty Tackett

Resident Servant

Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola

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Dear Family and Friends:
Larry Kachele was moved back to Select Hospital this week.  He had a surgery to stop a bleed in his hip that required 4 units of blood to replace lost circulating blood.  He has been moved up to soft foods now too!  Loves to eat according to Kelly, his wife staying with us.  Larry will say small sentences or express pain in an “ouch!” occasionally too.  He is going to have back surgery in his near future.  This should alleviate his back pain. The doctors are very impressed with his progress from a near-fatal motorcycle accident now 3 months ago.
Terasa Knoll is still waiting transfer to a rehabilitation hospital in North Carolina.  Mom, Merry Acosta is still with her.  Terasa had a severed spinal cord injury from a diving accident now 2 months ago.  Rehab is going to be very important for her.
Jessica Gajka has had two chemotherapy treatments and a third coming this week.  When in town, the Gajka family is taken care of by Penny Cavender.  Jessica, 34 years old continues to battle stage 4 liver and breast cancer.  Tim, her husband is active duty Air Force. They have 3 children.
Zakk Gossett, 26 year old motor vehicle accident is in room 439 at Sacred Heart Hospital.  He has a traumatic brain injury.  Mom, Melissa Smith is coming back in town from Arlington, TX hopefully by the end of this week she told me.  Zakk’s accident occurred June 16 of this year.
Alice Oakleaf is now in room 465 at Baptist Hospital.  Ernie and Zoe Oakleaf, her son and daughter-in-law are to move to the Vineyard this week. Mom is recovering from sepsis.
Talked with Barbara Johnson, mom of Leroy Johnson.  Leroy had a severe car accident in June.  Had his leg set, and was transferred to Andalusia rehab.  Went into congestive heart failure and moved back to Sacred Heart.  He is doing better, but has a long way to go according to mom.  Leroy has a 5 year old daughter that Grandma Barbara is now caring for.
Just an added note.  Den’s younger brother, Doug Tackett passed today from stage 4 liver cancer.  Doug was just 57 years young.  Den and I will be traveling up to Indiana in a couple of days.  Dennis has been asked to do his brother’s funeral.  We know Doug accepted Christ this past spring when Dennis went to see him during a hospitalization.  We mourn the loss of Doug and yet, rejoice knowing he is in heaven!
Blessings to all,
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
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Dear Family and Friends:
Let’s just say it continues to be very busy here.  Now, when I get a call for space, I can tell the family, “Yes, I am full, but I do have an option– a hotel room for $47.95 a night at a clean, nice, place”  This happened again twice this week.  These families are grateful that they have a place to go.  With working with the Ronald McDonald house, we have partnered with this same hotel franchise and it is such a blessing to offer this.
Updates:
Larry Kachele, our motorcycle accident guy had a pretty rough week.  Beginning of the week had Larry running some really high fevers.  With antibiotics on board, he improved according to wife, Kelly.  They are hoping to move him from Sacred Heart hospital to Select this coming week.
Jessica Gajka had a second round of chemotherapy for lung and liver cancer.  Jessica, 34 years old is wife of active duty Air Force Tim, and three children, 5 month old, 2 year old and a 11 year old.  Penny Cavender has been their host home when they are in town.  Thanks So Much Penny!
Tom McCutchen got to go home last night.  His parents, Tom Sr. and mom, Jeannie are still with us because of our ability to provide a handicap accessible bathroom.  Tom is still in therapy, and his parents are going to help him get his home in order and stable for him. Great people from Michigan!
Leroy Johnson was discharged back to Andalusia Medical Center.  His mom, Barbara had been with us for a while, then this guy was moved to Andalusia and re-admitted to Sacred Heart.  Leroy had a traumatic car accident.  He is now challenged with a brain injury and congestive heart failure.  He has a 5 year old daughter that grandma Barbara is taking care of.
Zakk Gossett is still at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Room 450.  Zakk also had a traumatic car accident.  26 years old.  Flipped his car.  Brain injury and several broken bones.  Mom, when in town, stays at our hotel.  She is from Texas.
Please keep Alice Oakleaf in prayer.  She was admitted to Baptist hospital, SICU for sepsis.  Daughters are staying at the hotel also.
We had another family, Lois Kinsey that was admitted to Baptist for blood clots, but after three days of treatment, was released.  They ask for continued prayers too.
Thanks SO much for all these prayers.  We love to hear from our families the answered prayers of healing and recovery.  Yet, they all say the same, “Please keep praying!”
This is what WE ALL do best!!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
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Dear Family and Friends:
Larry Kachele had his surgery today.  According to Kelly, he had a massive area of bleed that had stopped bleeding a couple of days ago, but had to be evacuated.  This was done successfully at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Also cleaned and debrided a lower spine sacral wound.  He was resting really well tonight.  Kelly and the family had a really long day today.
Alice Oakleaf is in Baptist ICU.  According to Ernie and Zoe Oakleaf, parents of Alice, she had a really serious infection going on.  Because we are full, this family is staying at our back-up hotel.  We will be checking on their needs and help out as much as possible.
Jessica Gajka is to have the next round of chemotherapy this week.  Jessica, Tim, and children will stay with Penny Cavender.  Praying and hoping this round will not be too severe on Jessica.  The results of the biopsy of the liver did reveal the same kind of cancer cells as contained in the breast tissue.  So, therefore, according to Tim, she is still at stage 4 level.
Eula Culliver was able to go home from Select Hospital!  Praying that she continues on her road to recovery.
We welcomed in some old friends here to Martha’s Vineyard.  Tom and Jeanie McCutchen have come in.  Jeanie and son Tom were actually our 3rd house guests here at Martha’s Vineyard.  Their son, Thomas is undergoing out-patient therapy at this time.  The McCutchens are from Michigan.  Tom normally lives in Crestview, but is doing this therapy in Pensacola.  They are all here at the Vineyard.
Zack Gossett, 26 years old, is still at Sacred Heart Hospital.  He is still recovering from his horrific car accident.  Because we are still very full, his mom will stay at our back-up hotel.  Michele Smith has come in from Arlington, TX.
Leroy Johnson from Brewton, AL, has been re-admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital.  He was initially transferred to Andalusia.  But, developed congestive heart failure according to mom, Barbara Johnson.  She is spending nights with him at Sacred Heart.  She was telling me that Leroy is for the most part fully aware of his surroundings, but because of the heart failure, he is retaining fluid really bad.  Leroy has a 5 year old daughter that Grandma Barbara is responsible for at this time.
Lots of sick folks.  But, Our God is there for us.
Jeremiah 17:14 “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: For Thou are my praise!”
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144

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