we touched this same spot with our hands, our feet, our gaze and our dreams

Friday, March 18, 2011

Charles William Nielsen

In Memory of a Life

Charles William Nielsen

November 7, 1955 ~ March 19, 2004

Ideas are clean. They soar in the serene supernal.
I can take them out and look at them, they fit in books,
they lead me down that narrow way. And in the
morning they are there. Ideas are straight~

But the world is round,
and a messy mortal is my friend.

Come walk with me in the mud. . . . . .

by Hugh Prather in Notes to Myself

We do not grieve as those who have no hope and for that we thank the Father for not leaving us as orphans. Charlie is at home in Gloryland and is keeping company with those of the hall of faith, all the saints who have gone before.

Charlie died from a Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, a blood clot that formed in his leg and moved to his lungs.

Please continue to keep Charlie's wife Linda and children Brian, Kelsey, Josh and Elise in prayer.

Please keep Charlie's parents, Mary and Charlie Sr. in prayer as they continue to age in grace and are praying about returning to Japan this Spring of 2011 to minister healing and comfort to the people of Japan who are being traumatized by three tragedies.

Always in Jesus' name, Ken Nielsen

March has been proclaimed DVT Awareness Month
DVT Awareness Month is being sponsored by the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) to raise awareness of this serious medical condition among consumers, healthcare professionals, government, and public health leaders. The Coalition is comprised of more than 20 representatives from nationally known medical societies, patient advocacy groups and other public health organizations. The Coalition objectives include: the need to reduce the risk of DVT; the actions to help achieve better diagnosis; the steps required to reduce DVT prevalence and incidence, and the ways to inspire government, healthcare leaders, and policy-makers to make DVT a national healthcare priority.
About Deep-Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
Deep-vein thrombosis is a medical condition that occurs when a thrombus (blood clot) forms in one of the large veins, usually in the lower limbs, leading to either partially or completely blocked circulation. It may be caused by a variety of risk factors and triggering events, including increasing age, obesity or restricted mobility due to acute medical illness, stroke, major surgery or respiratory failure. The condition may result in health complications, such as PE and even death if not diagnosed and treated effectively. Pulmonary embolism can occur when a fragment of a blood clot breaks loose from the wall of the vein and migrates to the lungs, where it blocks a pulmonary artery or one of its branches. Of those who develop PE, up to 200,000 will die, which is more than from breast cancer and AIDS combined. Risk reduction measures for DVT include early mobilization, sequential compression devices to prevent blood clotting and anticoagulants, and/or blood-thinning drugs, such as low-molecular-weight heparin, unfractionated heparin and warfarin sodium. For more information, visit www.DVT.net.

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