Sunday, May 08, 2011


He just celebrated his 14th birthday this past Friday, 5/6....it hardly seems possible! He was such an adorable little guy (see photo above, taken when he was three) for a long time.......but somehow, our beloved oldest grandchild, Antonio Felipé Pina, is now taller than his Grandma White!


He was very embarrassed when his female cousin decided she wanted to kiss him....


He loved diving into Grandpa's ice cream cones....


...but today, he is facing back surgery. The orthopedic surgeon will work to correct three hemi-vertebrae Tuesday, May 10th, in a 7-hour surgery session beginning at 7:30 AM Pacific time. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for Antonio, for the doctors who will be performing the surgery, as well as for Karma, Antonio's mother, during the time that Antonio is in the surgery suite as well as the days following during which time she will constantly be at his side.

Thank you for being someone very special to us, and for praying for this precious child of ours!

2 comments:

John and Cheryl Fornelli said...

I am praying for Antonio, Myrna. I'm not sure what hemi-vertibrae are, but it sounds very intense. The Lord knows how to fix it. So, I'm praying for a miracle.

9896ebe6-79d9-11e0-899e-000bcdcb2996 said...

Myrna,
Bless Antonio & Karma & his docs!
May 10, will be praying (as well as before) for all involved in Antonio's care!

Our God is an Awesome God!
love & blessings,
Marilyn