Monday, June 25, 2007

Sweet Success!

Matt's final wound was closed this afternoon with a skin graft. Congratulations, Matt! As long as there continues to be no infection, he will have no more surgeries! The next steps are physical therapy and fitting for prosthetics. Matt will continue to need our support and prayers, as this will be a long road. But, he is off to an great start.
More pictures of Matt and his family will follow in the next few days, so stop on back soon to see his healing and progress.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful news, Matt! I pray that you will heal quickly and with no complications. Stay strong, and keep up the great work!

Ann M.

marta said...

Wonderful! I am so glad to hear the surgeries will be at an end. The hard work is ahead but it will be good work and you are up to the challenge. love and prayers!

Anonymous said...

It was great talking to you today, and I hope all continues to go well. Keep your spirits up.

Love you bunches,

Ann L said...

This is the best news, yet. Way to go, Matt. I'm sure this is a relief for you, as well as, the rest of your family. Continued prayers for a smooth recovery, from here on out, and for the strength you will need. Love to all.

Aunt Annie :)

Anonymous said...

Matt, we are absolutely delighted with the news! We are so very proud of you, and know that you will continue to progress well.
Love you,
Becky & Bob

Uncle Jim said...

All the Muellers were pleased to see the good news about your surgery. We'll be with you all the way, Matt.

Anonymous said...

Matt- Glad to read there are no more surgeries.
The healing and rehab. ahead will be challenging-however you are one person who seems to be capable of facing a challenge and making the best of it.
I really enjoyed seeing the picture of you with Tessa and the girls-they are certainly all lovely and the girls resemble you strongly. They likely miss you.
God bless you today Matt, and say "hi" to your parents on behalf of the HTS community-we're all thinking of you, and praying for the best.
Jean Mears-Holy Trinity

Anonymous said...

Matt & Family,

Thank you for sharing your story. Spence & I will be praying for you. I know it's a long road ahead. But with the Lord's help, all things are possible. He's a great God and can do great things! We're pulling for ya!

Angela W. Rogers
(CPT Spencer Rogers' wife)

Lisa Blaes said...

Dear Matt,

I am sure you are relieved to have these surgeries behind you. I know these next steps will not be easy…but I believe that all things are possible when the Holy Spirit is with you and so many people are praying for you. Mary Stofferahn, a 6th grade teacher at HTS, has asked many of us to pray the following prayer for you:

Christ be in front of Matt and his family.
Christ be behind Matt and his family.
Christ be to the left of Matt and his family.
Christ be to the right of Matt and his family.
Christ be above Matt and his family.
Christ be below Matt and his family.
Christ be all around Matt and his family.
Christ be all through Matt and his family.
Please stay with them, guide them, and protect them,
keep them in Your Love and Mercy.

My prayer is that you will feel God with you as you face the next phase of your recuperation.

Please tell you parents hello and give them my love.

The picture of you, Tessa and the girls is wonderful…that’s what it is all about! Your girls are beautiful!

I’m sending much love to you and your family!

May God bless you and fill your days with strength, fortitude, and peace!

Lisa Blaes
Holy Trinity School

Anonymous said...

Yea!!!!! I'm so happy for that. Please know that we keep you in our prayers every night. I talk to Lyle (Sgt Savant) almost everyday and I tell him how things are with you. He will be so happy to hear this! Stay Strong! Here is Lyle's email address that you asked Take Care
Lindsey Savant
(Lyle's Wife)

Mrs. Burgoon said...

Congrats on being done with the surgeries! I'm so proud of the young man you have grown to be and the work you have done for our country. You and your family have been in my daily prayers and will remain that way. May those prayers lift you up when you most need it.
God bless you.

Stuart Bintner said...

Matt, please know that there are teachers and staff members at St. Joseph School in Shawnee that are keeping track of your progress and praying for your recovery. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Thanks also for the website, so that keeping up with events is so easy.

Robert said...

Wonderful news!!!!!!

It was great talking to you this weekend. We know the days ahead will be hard but I know you will stay strong. We love you and think of you all the time. We will continue to pray for you and your girls.

Anonymous said...

Many prayers to you and your family during this time and in the days to come. Our family is pulling for you.
Thanks for sharing the picture of your gorgeous family.
Keep doing a great job!

Gretchen Koc
Former HTS Teacher

Kelly said...


You and your beautiful family are in the thoughts and prayers of many. Know your guys are thinking of you and wishing you the best. Best of luck on your journey towards recovery - keep your head up!

Kelly Rhoades
(SFC Rhoades's wife)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news!! God Bless and thanks for the updates.

Carol Bartolac

Kathy Davis said...

Matt and family,

I have shared your blog with my family around the country and many at KU Med Center. You are in their prayers now. How wonderful to watch how your circle of support just continues to grow! Give my love to Windy.

Kathy Davis

Kate said...

Hi Matt:

Great news, indeed. You are in my daily prayers and I will be there for you and your family as long as you need me. May God bless you, Matt, and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Kate in Davie, FL

marta said...

Hope it's a sunny day for you, Matt, and that you are recovering quickly and feeling like tackling the day with therapy!

T.L. Clees said...
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T.L. Clees said...

Matt, you are a hero. We will be praying for your recovery.

T.W. Sadler said...


My name is Tom Sadler. Terry Clees, Jr. is my nephew. I am so glad to hear that you are doing better. I had heard that someone else was seriously injured in the vehicle with my nephew. My wife and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there!

Ticia said...

Sending out prayers that you heal soon ! "Stampin Lady from Washington"

Anonymous said...

I received the address for your site from your wife's cousin Amber Schulz Andrews, my daughter-in-law. Thank you for services to our country and our citizens. You and your men are my heroes.

What a beautiful family you have. I hope we can meet some time in the future.

Evelyn Adams