It is with joy that I share this update from Dan Burke’s wife, Stephanie, which indicates Dan is improving! Keep praying, and remember the power of prayer during this pandemic!
Divino Nino, pray for us!
I have hopeful news today.
Dan’s tubes were removed this morning and he has been breathing on his own. His oxygen levels are good and his fever is receding, only coming at night now. The nurse feels that if he continues like this, they will be moving him out of ICU later today or tomorrow.
He has a long way to go, but I think it is safe to say he has turned the corner.
He is not the only one breathing again – and I’m overwhelmed by God’s mercy. Please join me in praying 1 more Memorare in thanksgiving for this great gift of hope today.
I don’t know how to thank you all for your prayers, Masses, messages of support. What would I have done without you? You are Simon helping Jesus carry the Cross. You have carried me—and our family, and our team—through this time. I wish I could thank each of you personally.
But don’t put down those rosaries yet! Please continue to pray for a complete healing for Dan. This virus is vicious. I have never experienced anything quite like it.
Many of you have asked if there are other ways to help, and we’ll be in touch about that soon. But for now, let’s just rejoice in the hope of today. God is reminding us that He is very much at work in the world, that the One who created us is sustaining us even in our darkest moments and that He is using all things for our good and for His glory.
May He be praised and glorified in and through you, always.
And may the Divine Physician be manifest today at Dan’s bedside, in your homes and families, and within this entire suffering world.
I’ll continue to keep you all posted. Thank you again!
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.