Savanna’s Story in the Local News

Our hospital (Memorial Hermann) here in Houston is marketing their MEG lab capability, and wanted to use our story as a ‘compelling patient story’. ABC13 decided to air the story. Some misinformation aside, the underlying emotion and theme are true to form.

90 second news clip
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=9259053&pid=9258669#

12min interview with Rebecca
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=9258784

21 thoughts on “Savanna’s Story in the Local News

  1. This was so special, and so wonderful, I really got choked up at times. Becky, you did a wonderful thing doing that interview. Hope is so vital, and I’m sure you gave a lot of people hope they never had. It is so wonderful to see Savanna today. God is good! Love you guys,
    Anne

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    • Thank you so much to the army of friends, family, neighbors, doctors, co-workers, and strangers who have supported us through this journey. Ken and I are so grateful to God for bringing you into our lives to carry us through. Savanna’s future is still unknown, with lots of therapy ahead, but because of this surgery, she has a chance at a life that I’ve been afraid to even dream about. You are amazing, and His love shows through you in the large and small things you do every day.

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    • Hi Anne,
      Thanks for watching the videos and sharing your thoughts. I thought Rebecca did a great job too. Savanna continues to amaze us! Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
      -Ken

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  2. Beautiful interview Rebecca. God knew what he was doing when he dropped this angel into your lives, along with her brothers. She is a lucky little girl. God bless you all!

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    • Hi Connie,
      While we never prayed for such a situation, we do feel blessed that we have been able to lead Savanna in this world thus far. At times, we do feel chosen. Divine intervention has no doubt been witnessed here, and I just want to shout it out to the world. I think many children could benefit from a procedure such as Savanna underwent but are not presented the opportunity early enough – or at all.
      Thank you for your support,
      -ken

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    • Hi Christine,
      It is an amazing journey. Sometimes I reflect on what has happened here. And, I realize that others in a similar situation need encouragement to push forward. I hope I have inspired others to continue to advocate for their child as so many simply are not treated like Savanna was treated. I am sorry we are so far away!
      Thanks,
      Ken

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  3. Congratulations to all of you. Your strong faith is truly an inspiration for all of us. I feel like people all over the world have been an will continue to be praying with you. Thank you God! The love you have for each other spills out onto the love for all four of your beautiful children

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    • Hi there,
      Thank you supporting us through this. I know it has not been easy for you all either. I feel a sense of duty to proclaim what has happened here which is nothing short of divine intervention. Others need to know this is possible!
      God Bless,
      -ken

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  4. Your news clip broke my heart. So glad to hear and see that her progress has been so amazing! We miss and love you guys and speak of you often. My prayer for you is that someday this will just be a distant memory. You have been placed in a position to give families such hope, and you both are so captivating in your ability to speak and write with such clarity of your experience. God has blessed you! Hugs!!!

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    • Hi Connie,
      Savanna continues to amaze us every day! I do feel we have begun another chapter here, one without seizures. Time will tell. I feel called to try to help as many people as possible by sharing our story, her story. I hope that publishing her story helps with awareness and initiates action where appropriate. I know there are families out there who can benefit the way we have from such divine intervention.
      Take care,
      Ken

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  5. Thank you, Becky and Ken, for sharing this with all of us in such detail. While watching your interview I couldn’t help but cry with you and rejoice with you too. Your story, and little Savanna, are gifts to all of us who see this. You all are models of strength, courage and tenacity, and your Faith in a Loving God, who knows the depths of your hearts – whether in darkness or in the realm of pure joy, is so obvious! How blessed you are to have that team of medical professionals there for you!
    May God continue to bless you all….our thoughts and our prayers continue as well.
    Love you all.
    Kay and Chuck

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    • Hi Kay and Chuck,
      Thank you for the comment filled with kind words! We try everyday to share God’s love, His divine intervention in our lives, with all who listen!
      God Bless,
      -ken

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  6. Wow the video and interview show your strength, faith, and hope for Savanna’s future in such a special way. I am sure many families and children will benefit from your experience and the way you share your journey through this and the blog that keeps us all updated tho we are far away. Love to all six of you! Terry and Dave

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    • Hi there,
      We did communicate with one family who will be traveling a similar path with the same team of doctors here in Houston. I know it affected them, seeing Savanna’s progress and knowing they are in the hands of the same doctors.
      Many thanks,
      -ken

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  7. That was a great interview! I am sure it will help and give comfort to families of children that have the same condition. Prayers have definitely been answered. Praise God!

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