"And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him." Luke 22:43
Just thinking over this scripture tonight, wondering if Colter saw this during his ordeal...and knowing positively that he is seeing it now, in the faces of his family around him, and in all of the known and unknown faces who have donated both materially and in prayer to him here...
Blessings abundantly to you all, and heartfelt thanks.
Wanted to take this minute to update you and thank you again for your amazing prayers and generosity allowing Patty to stay by Colter's side.
Colter is now off the ventilator and ate his first food day before yesterday and will be moving to a non ICU room this week. He has undergone several surgeries and has a long road ahead but we are so grateful and blessed that he is with us. He is positive about what he has lost, and is grateful to be alive.
We want to thank you all for your generous gifts of prayer and support in allowing Patty to remain at his side constantly through all the surgeries and loss, to celebrate Colter still being with us.
Colter is progressing thanks to all your help and, as a friend has said...STRONG prayers. Special thanks to everyone who has posted with prayers and with donations.
I am just off work and trying to write personal responses to each and every one. Patty cannot at this time as she is staying at the hospice house and is with Colter daily. Thank you for being patient with our slow but heartfelt thank you's and know that you are all each in our prayers with grateful thanks.
....I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers....
Colter Steffens 27 years old. Son of Johnny and Patty Steffens, Scott City KS High School Alumni. Currently living in Mulberry Kansas.
Patty is an early childhood special educator, John a police officer, as they were in Scott City. Colter has been in University of Kansas Medical Center for over a week. He is in critical condition, the victim of frostbite as his car broke down during subzero temperatures last week and he was frozen in attempting to walk to a nearby house for help.
The family is driving from Mulberry and his sister Amanda from Webb City to be with them. As you recall, John is just recovering from a broken pelvis after being thrown from a horse in trying to round up some stray calves.
Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Prayers are as welcome, or even more welcome, than donations given here. So if you are unable to give, we understand and pray for your finances, and ask that you include my nephew and my sister Patty, Colter's mother, and his father, John, in your prayers Thank you.