Hoping 2015 is a happier year than 2014


Happy New Year to everyone.

As I sit here writing to you, Bernadette is laying on her bed barking orders at Joseph and Catherine as they play Mario Galaxy 2 on the Wii.  Too funny.  I’m constantly amazed at how natural all the electronic games are to her.  The last couple days she’s been bugging me to learn how to play Poptropica so I downloaded it onto my iPad.  She sat in the big chair to help me play.  An hour later I still hadn’t touched my iPad, she was so into the game she didn’t even realize she’d totally taken over and I wasn’t doing anything.  Too cute!

That being said, Bernadette’s had three very good days in a row.  She’s had three PediaSures each day and snacked too.  Her energy level was higher and so were her spirits.  She’s interacting with Catherine more, showing interest in Catherine’s activities again, and commenting on how much Zoe is growing, moving, and being more challenging.  Yesterday with everyone either being in bed or at the movies, she was left in charge of watching Zoe for two minutes while I went to get her a bowl of Rice Krispies.  All she had to do was ring the bell if Zoe was heading toward something dangerous.  She was quite pleased with herself to be given such a responsibility.

Dr. Weicker was here yesterday to take a peek at her and respond to our question about a feeding tube.  Marc and I were kind of thinking that with her drinking the PediaSures and perking up that maybe a feeding tube would bring her up even more and maybe put some weight back on her thin frame.  We didn’t exactly get the response we were hoping for as Dr. Weicker didn’t think it would help as much as we thought it might.  It kind of sounded in a way like the risks and discomfort outweighed any positive effects.  It was hard to hold back the tears.  It didn’t help too to find out that despite our efforts the tumour is still growing.  It took me a few hours to recover my composure and focus and just decide to increase our efforts.  She is showing positive signs in so many ways that it keeps our hope alive.  So a feeding tube might not be the answer right now, that doesn’t mean she can’t eat and drink and get stronger on her own.  So the tumour is being stubborn, it doesn’t mean we can’t keep fighting it.  MOST of all, it doesn’t mean that Jesus doesn’t have a miracle planned for us down the road still.  We still have reason to hope.   Bernadette is obviously a fighter and we want to continue to fight right along side of her.

So in 2015 we invite you all to join us in humbly praying for a miracle.  We thank you for your prayers thus far and please know that they’re so greatly appreciated.  Whenever my rollercoaster car hits one of the low points I remember that you’re all praying and it give me the energy to make the next climb up.  Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.


By Zita O’Neill
I have been away from my computer for a week, and have been missing reading your journal Patti. I send new year’s greetings of peace and continued hope to you and your family. I was very touched by this journal entry and join my prayers with yours for the miracle you hope for. I pray you will all keep your spirits high in this time of grief and pain. XX

By Wilma
Thank you for sharing the latest on Bernadette. I also am still praying for the ‘Miracle’ and will do so until we can all witness it.
May peace, hope and trust fill your hearts each day.
Lots of love and prayers

By Terry Mae Sinclair
Wishing all you the best of the best that Jesus sends your way for 2015! Praying constantly that a miracle will bless your home soon! Just found out that the movie ‘ A Song for Bernadette’ will be playing this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Salmar Classic here in Salmon Arm…..how cool is that!! I am hoping to take my family to see it..and praying for a good turnout….one of the Pelletier girls is pushing for more feel good family movies – not necessarily Catholic or religious – but starting with this one. Love blessings and peace to all 🙂

By Venee Gunn
Thinking of each of you today and praying for a restful day for you filled with peace. Love to you from all of us. xo

By Virginia Pukas
Good morning Dansereau family. I hope today wil be a peace-filled happy day. Here is your joke for today. Ready?…….What is a kitten’s favorite colour? Ready? Purrple !! Sending you all prayer hugs. With love, Virginia.

By Fr. David Purcell
As you may know, the Catholic Church starts off January 1st with a feast of Mary, Mother of God. We know that like you and your family and friends stand by Bernadette, Mary stood by Jesus through all his sufferings. I think by this feast day the Church’s acknowledges that we need company of good people to get us through great suffering. As we celebrate this feast day, I pray that Mary who has gone before you down this road will bless you with her friendship, wisdom, and love. I just recently posted a meditation on Mary by St. Alphonsus Liguori on our Facebook Page called Plug In To Christ if that is helpful for you.

Peace, in Jesus our Redeemer,
Fr. David

By Virginia Pukas
Good morning Dansereau family. May your New year be filled with blessings and miracles especially that BIG one for Bernadette. Already on it with the prayers for her cure with St. Jude, and blessed brother Anthony omi. They will know what to do with our prayer intentions as we storm heaven’s gates with our collective prayers. It was so lovely to see Catherine, Joseph and Johanna at mass yesterday. It was a joy to sit beside Catherine like old times. Here is your joke for today. Ready?……. What’s the difference between a piano and a fish? Ready?…….It’s a knee slapper………… You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish!! Hahahaha that’s a good one and its for you Joseph! Sending you all prayer hugs on this first day.of 2015. With love, Virginia

By Danielle O’Neill
Much love and prayers for you all every day, for blessings in every possible way.

By Ryan Kurz
The latest news is definitely tough to hear but knowing the Dansereau’s we know you’ll get even tougher! You are the epitome of positivity! We continue to pray for a miracle as we wish for Bernadette’s recovery.
Happy New Year to you all!

By Susan and Brian Dobson
I pray with all my heart for Bernadette’s miracle.

By Sarah Lenarduzzi
We are praying for you everyday and asking God to let this pass over you and restore Bernadette’s health.

By Sarah Knutson
Still praying for your family each and every day….driving in the car the other day and was wishing I could have “mustard seed faith” and just send that tumour right into Shuswap Lake. Thank you for sharing your journey with all its ups and downs, praying for 2015 to be Bernadette’s Miracle Year.

By Kay Turner
Sending prayers for a 2015 miracle for you and family.

Hi Patti, and clan: A heart rending post; hope can sustain us and when you are praying and yearning for positive news it’s so difficult to hear things like “no feeding tube recommended”. Yet you still manage to make many positive and up beat comments you are definitely a lesson in courage and love. My heart goes out to all of you and yes, I can at least make an extra effort in my prayers. One of mother’s favourite sayings was “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of”. My prayers continue.
Bernadette Jordan

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