We updated our site and although we haven’t had the time to integrate the following comments, we still want to share every loving comment. Thank you!
Name: AUSTIN Date: 2009-02-13
Comments: i lov baby
Name: Lyn Peterson Date: 2009-02-08
Comments: Dear Abby, I am amazed by you, and amazed at what a wonderful and devoted family you have. I am inspired by reading the information about you and your therapies that your mother has provided on this website. Although her first priority is obviously YOU, she has somehow made time in her demanding schedule in order to share her knowledge and experiences with others who are seeking help and answer…(trimmed)
Name: Virginia Date: 2009-01-29
Comments: Dear Tiffany, I’m praying for you. He see’s your tears and knows your heartache. He gives us Isaiah 61. He’s anointed us, gives us good news, he sends us to bind up the brokenhearted. proclaim liberty to captives.To comfort, to give a garland instead of ashes, oil of gladness, mantle of praise….so you and I will be called oaks of righteousness, that he may be glorified. I love verse 4…rebui…(trimmed)
Name: Karen Date: 2009-01-27
Comments: Oh Tiffany, my heart understands what you are sharing and aches for what might have been. I will pray Abbie’s GI doc has some good ideas. “He is your constant source of stability; He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom; He gives all this to those who fear Him.” Isaiah 33:6 NET Love, Karen
Name: melissa and sandy Date: 2009-01-24
Comments: We love you very much. love cousin missy and grandma sandy
Name: Lisa Feitler http://www.prayforcade,bravehost,com Date: 2009-01-09
Comments: Praying for Abby every day and hoping that all is going well. You hold a special place in our hearts. Good things are in store for both Abby and Cade in 2009…I just know it! Sending all our love, Joel, Lisa and Cade
Name: Austin & Suzette Henderson Date: 2009-01-05
Comments: Ray & Tiffany, Suzette keeps me updated on Abby’s progress. You two are such an inspiration and all who have come to know you are blessed for that friendship. We will keep Abby in our prayers. Austin
Name: Natalie Garrett Date: 2008-12-30
Comments: Dear Tiffany, I have been praying for all of you since Abby’s accident. I was sorry to hear about her leg fractures. Please ask your doctor if a bone stimulator would help. It helps fractures to grow more bone faster-maybe it will help her leg bones get stronger. In Christ, Natalie Garrett
Name: virginia Date: 2008-12-30
Comments: God Bless you Guys…. It’s so tempting to want to run away. We can run to God…that’s the safest place….I just wish he were more visable….but if we are going to have faith as Mustard seed that we have to believe not with our eyes and our ears. We have to believe with what Gods word says to us. He promised he would never leave us or forsake us. We will never be victors without opponents. …(trimmed)
Name: tanya &chance Date: 2008-12-26
Comments: hi Tiffany and Abby i was writing to say merry christmas and a happy new year. i wanted to send you a photo of the family but dont have your address and was wondering if you could call me @ 808-205-5117
Name: Odas Date: 2008-12-25
Comments: Merry Christmas Varas! We love you Ray, Tiff, Chase(adult), Kyle, RJ, Matt…and Sweet Abbie….blessings, blessings, blessings your way…..
Name: The Suttons Date: 2008-12-22
Comments: We will pray for the specific request, and for the family. I know it has to be so hard for everyone, just know that you’ll have so many people praying and caring for Abbie. May the Lord comfort her every minute of the day. Love RBAB
Name: Drena Ribeiro Date: 2008-12-22
Comments: Aloha Dearest Abbie, I think of you often and hope that with each passing day you heal. Whenever I see & smell a Plumeria (which is often)I think of your pixie picture and the time when you were at KMCWC and not feeling well. I brought a Plumeria up to you and put it in your hair. I do miss seeing you occasionally, since I have not worked there for 2-1/2 years; but, I think of you often. My…(trimmed)
Name: Glenda Date: 2008-12-22
Comments: I to read them in the correct order and I was so happy reading the first that the second reduced me to tears. Your little girl has been through so much. I will pray for you all.
Name: Jane Date: 2008-12-21
Comments: I have just reading the two entries from 12/20/08 – and I did read them in the requested order! I was overjoyed about Abbie’s progress! It was absolutely amazing how God has healed her body. As for the second post – yes, this is just a bump in the road. But, God is good and always there – Proverbs 3:5-6. Please know all of you are in my prayers, especially for your specific requests. God Lov…(trimmed)
Name: Virginia Date: 2008-12-20
Comments: Miss beautiful abby, your shoes are awesome. I’m reading Beth Moore’s book Believing God and on page 39, I quote for you “I believe the more we “see” God at work, the more we”ll believe; and the more we believe, the more we’re liable to see. I’m seeing things happening Miss Abbie….Can’t wait to see what’s next. Love, Virginia
Name: Michele Date: 2008-12-17
Comments: ABBIE!!! i love your purple shoes, they are as beautiful as you! I have to say those knees look jsut as beautiful, too!! Thank God for the gift of surgery! Shoes and knees….absolutely beautiful!
Name: Bonnie Date: 2008-12-15
Comments: She looks Beautiful!
Name: becky Newman Date: 2008-12-06
Comments: Tiffany I am so excited to hear Abbie’s surgery was such a great success. I bet she will be so excited to wear shoes again. I understand why you are so happy she can wear shoes again. I swear shoes are a mother- daughter bond. As for the poopy snow that is just too funny.. Poor boys. Happy Holidays to you all!!!
Name: Star Date: 2008-12-06
Comments: Hey Tiffany, I’ve been reading all the blogs and watched the amazing video you have posted. I am so happy and thankful to hear Abby is doing so well. She continues to be in my daily prayers as she continues with this journey.
Name: Melissa Date: 2008-12-04
Comments: Yay for shoes! I am so happy for you all at the success of Abbie’s surgery. We love you! Melissa
Name: Linda Carver Date: 2008-12-01
Comments: Tiffany, We continue to pray for all of you and that the illness doesn’t spread through the family. Tell Ray we are sorry about his grandmother. We love you and would love to hear from you.
Name: Mary M Date: 2008-11-30
Comments: Congratulations on getting the cast off, Abby! I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving – Mary
Name: Michele Date: 2008-11-23
Comments: Abbie! You are so brave! I have missed alot in the last few weeks! The quivering lips, we all wish we could be there to hold you! Thank you Tiffany for the movie, it must have taken a while to figure out but it made us feel so close!
Name: virginia Date: 2008-11-19
Comments: I was very touched by your movie of abbie. The emotion in her face, her trembling lip. Bless her little heart and yes I will be praying all day for her.May this be another day of new beginnings. Blessings to you and the rest of the family, love, Virginia
Name: Karen Date: 2008-11-19
Comments: Wow! The next part of the journey begins… Abbie did so well while getting the cast off. You rock, Abbie! Tiffany, that was a great capturing of the moment. Hope to see more movies of Abbie’s progress. Love, Karen
Name: Virginia Date: 2008-11-13
Comments: I’ve been out of touch but not out of heart. I just lost my dad a few weeks ago and up to that point and after that point, life has been very busy. He was 86 and loved the Lord with all his heart. When I got home, to my suprise, I saw that aabbie had surgery. I will just pick up where I left off. I’m not standing too amazed because with the strength of her family and friends giving much praye…(trimmed)
Name: the suttons Date: 2008-11-03
Comments: Tiffany, the Lord knew what type of mother that Abbie needed, one that would love with all her heart, never give up, and always keep pushing forward. Abbie is where she is in her progress because of the Lord, but also because of the parents the Lord gave her. Love ya RBAB
Name: Mary M Date: 2008-11-01
Comments: Yay – on website for first time in several weeks and had much catch up to do! Relieved and happy that the surgery and initial recovery have gone so very well. You are in my prayers, Abby and Family! – Mary
Name: Tammy Stagg Date: 2008-10-24
Comments: To the entire Vara family ~ we are so proud of how you’ve been handling your challenges. What an inspiration you are! We’re praying for Abbie’s surgery recovery and for all of you as you continue to love and serve each other. Many blessings to you!!! Love, Alan, Tammy, Derek and Haley Stagg from FBC-Los Alamos (we’re now at FBC-Santa Fe)
Name: Karen Date: 2008-10-22
Comments: What a beautiful update and praise to God for His provision! What a relief it must be to have the surgery behind you and to look forward to what God has planned. No muscle spasms will be my prayer (unless they are healing ones, of course) Love, Karen
Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2008-10-20
Comments: I’m praying all goes perfectly today and in the future.
Name: Bonnie Date: 2008-10-20
Comments: I am praying for Abbie and the family this morning. It is 6:35 am your time, and I wanted to let you know that you’ll are being covered in prayer during this surgery. For the next hour I will be praying for Abbie, for the doctors hands, and for you both to have peace before it begins. During the morning I will be praying for the surgery, for Gods abundant love, grace, and peace to fill your soul…(trimmed)
Name: Newmans Date: 2008-10-20
Comments: You all are in our prayers. I know everything will go well Monday. Stay strong.. May our Loving God fill you with comfort and his strength..
Name: kelley Childers Date: 2008-10-19
Comments: My name is Kelley Childers and my son Domencik Fell in our swimming pool in April 30, 2008. His story is alot like Abby’s. I would just like to get in contact with someone to find out the diffrent things that you tried with her and diffrent types of therpy. We are at a point now where I’ve put Domeinck in God’s hand and have not doubt in my mind that Domeick will be healed. So any help you can giv…(trimmed)
Name: Tiffany Date: 2008-10-14
Comments: I came across this page by accident. Before I could even finish reading I got down on my knees and prayed for Abbie and your family. I prayed for a full recovery for her because I know nothing is impossible for our God. I thanked God for allowing Abbie to remain with her family. I will continue to pray for Abbie and all of you. God bless you and your family. I know God will continue to do wonderfu…(trimmed)
Name: Jenna http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/champ291 Date: 2008-10-08
Comments: Hi Abby and Family, My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Abby is an inspiration and a brave,courageous fighter. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Name: Michele Date: 2008-10-01
Comments: Tiffany, I am so happy you are running with Abbie! She has made you strong in so many ways, this smoking a guy on a hill is just one of them! You are such a team to me! We were wondering if ABboe would pray for a special intention for us and Ray knows all about it. And we are going to knock down the doors with Please God, No More Nogo!! Blessings and Mahalo
Name: Diana Johnson (Mills) http://dianaeric.com Date: 2008-09-26
Comments: Hi Abby, I’m so excited your guestbook is working again. Since I haven’t talked to you or your family in so long, I have lots to say! Washington is really beautiful, though I sure miss Hawaii a lot. I’m married now to a wonderful, Godly man who loves me so much. I’ve told him all about you and how precious you are. At our church there’s a girl with special needs who has trouble communicating….(trimmed)
Name: Michele Date: 2008-09-06
Comments: Hi Tiffany, have been reading the journey but did not realize Guestbook was back up! Prayers every day but most especially on the 8/15th and 23rd. I want to call but am afraid with the time change and your schedule being so busy so I hope somehow you feel the prayer and love from NYC. Blessings and Peace!
Name: Star Date: 2008-08-30
Comments: Happy b-lated birthday to Abbie! I absolutely LOVE all the pictures posted. I’m sure she really felt like a princess with her tiara on. Hope to see her again sometime soon! Would love to do some fingerpainting and flashcards!
Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2008-08-26
Comments: Happy Birthday Abby girl! You are looking so beautiful! We are glad you had a wonderful vacation with your family!
Name: The Suttons Date: 2008-08-25
Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBIE! You look beautiful in your birthday attire! Tiffany we pray for you’ll and hope that this next year brings abundant joy and much learning as Abbie continue her journey of learning and growing into the daughter that God wants her to be. You are always an inspiration to me and I know many others. We love you all. Love RBAB
Name: Rachanee Date: 2008-08-24
Comments: Hugs and Prayers from the Curry family!
Name: Virginia Date: 2008-08-20
Comments: Hi Tiffany and Abby, Your updates are so encouraging to me and to all the readers that go to your guestbook. I have a wonderful thought for you. I too have been trying to walk in the miraculous for a couple of years. I have seen God answer prayer in many ways. I’ve also learned to walk with him differently.I’ve learned to trust him more. I’m learning to give up those things that I want to …(trimmed)
Name: trace ballesteros Date: 2008-08-19
Comments: i’m glad to hear that abbie is doing well – she is always in my thoughts & prayers
Name: hannah Date: 2008-08-19
Comments: i am so glad god saved your daughter.
Name: Aubreigh Date: 2008-08-18
Comments: I am glad Abby is alright now and I hope she continues to be well. She does not deserve to leave this earth, especially at such a young age. I hope she is well for all her life.
Name: kachi hi Date: 2008-08-05
Comments: ity os very fine i love that keep it up
Name: Star Date: 2008-08-02
Comments: Hi Tiffany, I just wanted to say hi and am glad to hear Abby is doing well. She’s in my thoughts and prayers everyday and I hope to work with her again some time soon. Take care and hope to see you soon. Love, Star
Name: NM Hoffmans Date: 2008-07-31
Comments: After a long hiatus during the blog period (we couldn’t access because of some techie issues) I’m glad to be back in touch. While my e-mails have been absent, my prayers for Abbie have not. She’s never left my list, nor has the rest of your family. Lots of Love, Wendy
Name: Caradie http://www.corbinleeproject.com Date: 2008-07-29
Comments: Hi Tiffany, Corbin’s mom here. I was wondering if you would share with me what sort of treatment you are talking about, because Corb was DX with dystonia a few months ago.
Name: Lisa Koch Date: 2008-07-29
Comments: Tiffany, I am so glad to see Abby’s journey progressing so well. She is a remarkable young lady with a remarkable and very blessed family. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. I also have a request for a friend who was badly injured in a biking accident. The doctors believe that Greg will be a quadriplegic for the remainder of his life, but as you well know God works miracles every day. …(trimmed)
Name: Bonnie s Date: 2008-07-18
Comments: Hey Tiffany, I didnt know that the guest book was back up, I have been logging onto the blog page. We will continue to keep the entire family in our prayers and especially for Abbie’s surgery. Ya’ll are like family and we love ya! Praying for Abbies comfort, and a swift recovery. Praying for you and Ray for peace and strength love rbab
Name: Karen Date: 2008-07-02
Comments: What a beautiful picture of you and Abbie, Tiffany. You both look so good. I can see why you had a hard time choosing a picture. Happy 4th. Love, Karen
Name: Virginia Date: 2008-06-28
Comments: She is so adorable and the life in those eyes…Praise the Lord for the great things he has done and continues to do. Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures. In his love and grace, Virginia
Name: Chris Date: 2008-06-12
Comments: Beautiful wonderful Abby, First I want to say May the LORD God, the God of Israel be praised, who alone works wonders. Abby you are such a beauiful wonderful little girl a child of the True and Living God Yeshua (Jesus) I pray that the Most HIgh the Holy One of Israel bless you and your parents and your all your family with His Mighty Love from Heaven above. I pray Psalm 30 over you Abby. …(trimmed)
Name: barbara Date: 2008-06-08
Comments: I still keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. It has been a while since I last posted but know that we rejoice with you as Abbie continues to progress. God continue to be with you to give you his strength, his grace and his great care! I pray the boys are better after the bee incident! You are loved!
Name: Asaba Owerri http://none Date: 2008-06-03
Comments: aby, i pray that nothing will happen to you in jesus name. amen.
Name: Ken Pierce Date: 2008-05-25
Comments: Aloha Tiffany and Ray, While deep in thought and prayer in my quiet time this morning, Abby came to mind. I often think and pray about her and the challenges that your whole family have so courageously faced and overcome. Abby and your family are frequently in my prayers. I pray for Ray almost daily since I know that, as a father, he would much rather be spending more time with Abby and yet has …(trimmed)
Name: Art and Martha Fruhling Date: 2008-05-18
Comments: NEVER stop the fight! Stay the course! We are Temp. custodians of our almost 5 year old granddaughter who nearly died in April of 2006 after being left in a hot car for over 1.5 hours. My wife Martha stayed at the childrens hospital for over 5 weeks. Our granddaughter’s name is Amelie. She suffered brain damage from hyperthermia. Her outer cortex was the most affected. When we brought her …(trimmed)
Name: Linda Carver Date: 2008-05-03
Comments: Tiffany, We praise God for answered prayers. Our Beth Moore study prayed for Abbie on Thursday. I am especially praying for you today. All our love.
Name: Karen Date: 2008-05-03
Comments: Thinking of you all and praying for you today. Glad you have good news to be thinking about as you go through this day. Love, Karen
Name: Candy Howard carepages.com (tuckerupdate) Date: 2008-04-25
Comments: Please please contact me. I KNOW God led me to your page. My son is 2, and we are living this same story (happened differently) PLEASE contact me
Name: Julie Date: 2008-04-23
Comments: This morning when I was walking my dogs I was thinking about Abby and her Easter miracle and I started singing a song we used to sing in church on Easter Sunday when I was a child. Ev’ry morning is Easter morning from now on! Ev’ry day’s resurrection day, the past is over and gone! Good-bye guilt, good-bye fear, good riddance! Hello, Lord, Hello, sun! I am one of the Easter People! My new l…(trimmed)
Name: Caradie http://www.corbinleeproject.com Date: 2008-04-22
Comments: Corbie has dystonia too. He was on Baclofen since right after his accident & I requested to the doc a few months ago that we need to wean him off & he’s way looser & seeming to have better useage of him hands & trunk. For the dystonia he’s on Cogentin (benztropine) but we are weaning him off that too, (plus as much of everything as we can). Cognitivly I think he’s improved since he has went down o…(trimmed)
Name: G. Worthington Date: 2008-04-21
Comments: Please be careful about imaging processes. Non-ionizing radiation (as in MRIs) is okay, but ionizing radiation (as in CT scans)is not.
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Name: diana palumbo Date: 2008-04-09
Comments: sending our continued love and prayers, as always. Tiffany, you are an inspiration to me and I so appreciate your loving words describing how God is working within you and your family. I feel Him daily but don’t seem to find the descriptions you do. I so enjoy reading them. Abby looks wonderful. She is a beautiful girl among that pack of gorgeous boys!
Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2008-04-09
Comments: I think the butterfly face painting is particularly appropriate. From caterpillar to butterfly! Still praying for you daily.
Name: Virginia Wickersheim Date: 2008-04-05
Comments: I tryed posting in the past but couldn’t get through. I’m so excited every time I read the progress of Abby. With God, All things are possible. Your trust , your faith, your perseverence is inspiring to all to believe that God Does give us miracles. Trusting and believing with you, Virginia
Name: Candice Date: 2008-03-24
Comments: Hello Miss Abbie! We visited your website today and were SO PROUD of you for all your hard work and accomplishments! You GO girl! Happy Easter! May the Lord continue to bring life and healing to your body, “resurrecting” what doctors had given up on.
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Name: Karen Date: 2007-07-29
Comments: Hi Ray, Tiffany and all. What a great picture! I can’t believe how much older the boys look and so handsome. Abbie’s just as beautiful as ever and looking lots like a soon to be 6 year old. We’ll be praying for wisdom in these appointments and the days ahead. Love, Karen
Name: Jodi Pesicka http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/justinepesicka Date: 2007-07-19
Comments: It sounds like Abby is doing wonderful. I am the mother of a post near drowner. Her near drowning was 17 years ago and she too is trapped in a body that does not work. But we treat her as normal as possible and take her everywhere. These kids are fighters they are here today because of their strength and their will to live. Keep up all the work you are doing. I will put Abby on our prayer list.
Name: Mary Date: 2007-07-16
Comments: Wish I were there to play kick ball with you, Abbie! Keep working on your swallows!
Name: Candice Date: 2007-07-16
Comments: Hi, Miss Abbie! What a great lesson for me! I have often talked to you and, God forgive me, not really seen you, as much as I wanted to. I need to be more patient when talking to you and to wait for your reaction and reply. I can’t imagine how many blessings I’ve missed because I was too impatient to wait.
Name: Karen Date: 2007-07-16
Comments: Yeah, Abbie!!! Good news to see how God is continuing to conform all of you to the image of His Son. We can hear in yor note how Abbie is working so hard. You go, girl. Love, Karen
Name: Donna Duggan Date: 2007-07-12
Comments: Abby and family, I understand your journey. It is so easy to have faith for a short time. But GOD does not tell us how long. He tells us to have faith. My daughter suffered an hypoxic injury at 3 years old. You can read about our journey at www.carepages.com and the page name is hannahduggan. I am praying for you!!!!!!!!!
Name: The Higas Date: 2007-07-03
Comments: Dear Abby, we’ll be praying for continued healing. God bless you. Brianna (10) wants to say: I’ll keep praying for you. Daniel (10)says: Dont stop fighting. Mikey (3) says: You’re very pretty
Name: Debra Date: 2007-06-30
Comments: I’m offering my prayers for you all right now. I’m sorry for the challenging feelings you’ve had lately. You are so faithful and a great example! We would love to see a new pic of Abbey showing off her daddy’s curls. Keep the faith!
Name: The Warrens, cont’d Date: 2007-06-29
Comments: We are praying that God will show both girls mercy and provide His perfect peace. Love, The Warrens
Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, Kelsey, and Brennan Date: 2007-06-28
Comments: I’m so glad that God provides all our needs. From the outside looking in, I think that if it were me, I’d never have been able to walk your path. Jesus loves the little children and there’s no one else who we can trust to care for them like HE will. His grace is sufficient for both Abbie and Mia. Thanks once again for your beautiful reminders of these things. We are praying that God will …(trimmed)
Name: The Nickle Ohana www.myspace.com/dejaree Date: 2007-06-25
Comments: alOha ms. abby! it has been a while since we’ve stOpped by. we’re sO happy that yOu’re healing. taetae sends her lOv tO yOu babie gurl. yOu’re in Our prayers. much lOve & alOha, the nickle Ohana
Name: Lynne Wooddell Date: 2007-06-16
Comments: Tiffany, your posts are so beautifully written and full of God’s love. I am so amazed by Abbie’s progress: I hadn’t read your blog for a while and so what may seem like little steps to you (seen day-by-day) seem miraculous to me. We all are praying for Abbie and the wonderful Vara family, whose strength and faith are inspiring. Enjoy the summer!
Name: Mary & Roger Date: 2007-06-09
Comments: Glad that school is over and hope your family has a relaxing summer ahead. Hey, Abby, it’ll be nice to have the boys around more!
Name: Chris and Nicole Kofoed Date: 2007-06-08
Comments: Hello Vera’s! I wanted you to know that I think of you all and pray for your family often. You were so good to Chris and I in Los Alamos, especially during the fire! Ray was also so good to my mom (Cheryle Bird). She passed away a few months ago but I wanted to let you know that they dedicated the lab at LAMC in her honor. Thank you for all of your kindness. You are an amazingly strong and wonde…(trimmed)
Name: Kathy in PA Date: 2007-06-06
Comments: Hi Abby! Tell your big brothers great job on finishing another school year! And you too! I am glad you have lots of brothers to play with and learn from. They are an important part in a little girl’s life. My daughter just loves her big brother too. Enjoy your summer with them. Lots of love and blessings from PA.
Name: Candice Date: 2007-06-05
Comments: Hi, Tiffany! Sorry I haven’t written in so long. I felt for you that Sunday when the Pastor preached on healing. I believe that God is faithful in healing all, but maybe not in our way or in our time. I KNOW I will see Abbie dancing and running again. Selfishly, we pray that it happens here in this lifetime. And there’s nothing wrong with wanting that. But rejoice in the undeniable fact th…(trimmed)
Name: Megan Skinner Date: 2007-06-04
Comments: My prayers are with you.
Name: The Cheshire cats & kittens Date: 2007-05-30
Comments: Precious Tiffany, He Who began a good work in you has been so faithful to be making you into a most courageous, seaworthy sailor, my dear sister & friend!! May He continue to put His wind in your sails on this earth in prep. for eternity!! Php 1:3-6 Such a HUGE blessing to catch up w/you & see your JOYful, smiling face in the midst of adversity… always shining so brightly for Jesus!! We love…(trimmed)
Name: Paul & Pam Wilson (North Dakota) Date: 2007-05-17
Comments: We stay in touch by following Abby’s progress through this web site. We think of Abby often and continue to keep her in our prayers. God bless you/Ray and the kids.
Name: Karen Date: 2007-05-13
Comments: Happy Mother’s Day, Tiffany. God bless you and your beautiful family. Thanks for continuing to share your journey with us. You really are a gifted writer and encourager. Love, Karen
Name: The Warren Family (Beki) Date: 2007-05-13
Comments: Hi Tiffany! I am always at a loss of what to type, but wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and praying for you, as always. It sounds like a tough anniversary. My heart aches for you guys. Thank you so much for your beautiful words to remind us that we have a merciful God who sees and who heals our hearts!
Name: Andy Date: 2007-05-13
Comments: I saw Abbie at RJ’s game today and I am sure all the Vara’s are quite ecstatic about both the championship won, and that Abbie was there to be part of the Twins team celebration
Name: Maureen & Randy Anderson http://maureenodonoghue.blogsplot.com Date: 2007-05-12
Comments: I found your site when searching “Vitalstim” therapy. I am an slp planning for certification. Abby certainly slowed me down to read. What an encouragement you are. I am a christian and I will pray for Abby too.
Name: Whitney Wing Date: 2007-05-10
Comments: What a Special Angel!! I Found your web site tonight when i was looking at my friend Jessica’s. She was in a car crash in september of last year and she is a TBI victim. your lastest update is Amazing about reliving “the Day” That is Something that means so much to you and for you to share that with Strangers means alot to me. It made me Shead a few tears i am 20 years old and your story helps hum…(trimmed)
Name: Kathy F. in PA Date: 2007-05-10
Comments: Thank you Tiffany and family. For sharing your life, your faith. Someday you will see the tremendous fruit coming out of this trial. I wish I could explain how many times what you have been learning from the Lord has been exactly where He was leading me. We are all one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord. Glad to call you my sister in Christ, my family in Christ. Love you Abby!
Name: Melissa Dovel Date: 2007-05-10
Comments: Tiffany, Led to pray for you and your family. Re:Three Years You are so in line with what the Lord is doing with Abby’s recovery. I speak a blessing over you for your tireless faith. I think one of the most powerfull things you said in your post was that god did not give you an overnight miracle of Abby waking up and eating a popcicle. His plans were deeper than that and that the journey he h…(trimmed)
Name: Mary Date: 2007-05-09
Comments: I continue to hold you in my prayers.
Name: Nona Date: 2007-05-08
Comments: How’s Abbie? . . . We haven’t written in a long, long, long time but we haven’t stopped praying … we were praying for you when we lived in Indiana and continue now in Massachusetts … GO ABBY GO!
Name: dipalumbo Date: 2007-05-06
Comments: Just saying hello. Check on you and Abby daily, but so often don’t take the time to say hi and let you know you are all in our hearts every day. Tiffany, you’re writing is exceptional and I personally gain from your postings as well. My love to you, the boys (big and small)and especially sweet Abby.
Name: Pat Date: 2007-05-05
Comments: Our prayers are with you and your precious family.9
Name: Melissa Date: 2007-05-05
Comments: My prayers are with you and your family. I’m so happy to hear that Abbie is doing better. Bless you and your family.
Name: Katrina & Christa & Iliana, too! Date: 2007-05-05
Comments: Hi, dear Abbie!! We’re sending you HUGE hugs from us & our new lil’ sister, Iliana Kailani Grace!! We can hardly wait for her to meet you! Always praying for you!!xoxooxoxoxxoo
Name: Mary & Roger Date: 2007-04-29
Comments: Still in our thoughts and prayers. Signed Jordan’s petition. Glad to hear of your getaway to Ihilani.
Name: Candice Date: 2007-04-28
Comments: Hi Tiffany! 1Peter 5:10-11 says, “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
Name: John Belew Date: 2007-04-26
Comments: Hey Tiff! I do not believe in coincidences, but I do believe God’s timing is perfect. God led to pray for Abbie right now, out of the blue, and then to His word to find you these messages: Romans 8:28 Psalm 4:3 Isaiah 51:12 Please let me know how these speak to you. Many Blessings, John (&Donna&Sarah) PS Please let Abbie know I can’t wait to see and hold her again!
Name: Kathy F. in PA Date: 2007-04-26
Comments: Sweet Abby, you are loved and thought of all the time, especially by my little girl. When ever we hear the name Abby, we think of you and we know a lot of Abbys! May the Lord bless you with peace and give you the strength to be still and KNOW that He is God. Blessings and love.
Name: Melissa Dovel Date: 2007-04-26
Comments: Tiffany, My name is Melissa Dovel, I am a 37 yr old Texas mom of 3 girls (one about Abbie’s age- her name is Maddy 11/02). I believe the lord has truly led me to Abbie’s website to pray for her healing and for your family. My cousin’s daughter Sydney was in a car accident on Christmas day 2006 and suffered a TBI. They are all doing great and Sydney has made such miraculous strides that were …(trimmed)
Name: Candice Date: 2007-04-18
Comments: “…and then one day.” Aren’t we all looking forward to that “one day” when we all will be healed? Wholeness of mind, body and spirit is what God promises us; and in that we put our hope and faith. Thank you for reminding me of the parable that Abbie lives out everyday, with lessons for us, to be learned and applied. Praise God!
Name: kailani Date: 2007-04-17
Comments: Tiffany! Wow it is a small world! I uses to work at Longs Drug in Kahala. I remember the day you came in. I told you that I went to bible study and we prayed for Abby! The other day I was at work and my friends showed me a website on Abby and Caleb. As I was looking on Abby’s I saw in the family picture I saw a picture of my friend Crystal. Then I look at the name Vara! I said to myself Abby is Cr…(trimmed)
Name: Donna Date: 2007-04-17
Comments: As I read your story, I am so amazed and touched on how God can do miracles. I am a good friend of Kehau and she had wrote in her blog about your family. I just had to read your story and I am tearing as I read the journey that your family has gone through. I will pray for Abby and your family. God Bless you and thank you for your story, sometimes I forget to appreciate life and all the blessings …(trimmed)
Name: Becky Date: 2007-04-15
Comments: Abby can’t wait to see your flower!! Tiffany what a touching update. You are all moving stones in Abby’s recovery. They may seem small at times to you but from my reading your updates they are getting bigger. The strength your family has is a blessing. I know there are times you that you feel so low but just think of all those stones that have already been moved. As for the clown thank God she de…(trimmed)
Name: Dave Bitterman Date: 2007-04-11
Comments: Tiffany, What a beautiful family you have! I had dinner with John Butler last night and he brought me up to date with what is going on with you and your family since we last saw each other at Madigan. God bless you and Ray, and Abby. Kyong and I will pray for her recovery, and pray that you and your family continue to be be strong. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need anythi…(trimmed)
Name: Trisha Jurgemeyer Date: 2007-04-09
Comments: Still checking in on you Abbie! I don’t always post when I am on your site, but my family and I think of you often. My daughter Lauren always asks how you are. I am you proud of you and all your accomplishments.Just the thought of you moving forward and overcoming makes my heart sing. God bless you sweetheart. Know that you are thought of often! God bless you and your beautiful family.
Name: Debra Date: 2007-04-09
Comments: Some miracles are big & some miracles are small. Thank you for reminding me. Between your Easter summary and Abbie’s little white flower, I have tears in my eyes. Prayers for you all.
Name: julie Date: 2007-04-05
Comments: abby,i know you dont know me but i have been praying for you.you sound like a very sweet little.i hope you recover soon.oh by the way i know jordan so thats i how heard of you.keep on going.YOU CAN DO IT WITH GOD
Name: Becky Date: 2007-04-05
Comments: Abbie my 9 year old Alyssa wanted me to say hi and she is praying for you. We all are. God Bless!!!!
Name: virginia Wickersheim Date: 2007-04-01
Comments: I’ve been following abby’s updates for a long time. I haven’t posted one lately. Just a brief note to let you know that she is always in my prayers and that I am so blessed when I read your golden nuggets that you share from your heart to others. God is so amazing. We can never doubt what God can do no matter what man says. In our growth group we are praying for young women (37) who has a tum…(trimmed)
Name: Candice Date: 2007-03-27
Comments: Hello, Miss Abbie! It’s been a while since I’ve seen you at church. I hope you’re feeling better and your sats are good. I admit you scared me with your latest medical attention getter. Praise God He’s seen you through again! Great is His faithfulness!
Name: suttons Date: 2007-03-26
Comments: praying…praying…praying…for Abby’s healing…for peace…for miracles Love RBAB
Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2007-03-26
Comments: You’re right…no coincidences, only God incidents.
Name: Kehau and Brandon http://prayforcaleb.blogspot.com Date: 2007-03-22
Comments: Hi Tiffany and Ray! How awesome it is to hear about Abby’s great day and her progress! We are also so fortunate to have met the two of you and be able to talk with someone that knows all that we are going through. All of you inspire us through it all! We’d like to meet little Abby someday if it’s okay with you…As I was reading all your blogs it lifted me up just hearing about all of Abby’s p…(trimmed)
Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2007-03-17
Comments: Hi Abby! It’s so good to read how you are doing! We are so proud of how far you have become. You go girl!
Name: Karen Z Date: 2007-03-17
Comments: Great update! We are thinking of Miss Abbie as we spend the month in Manchuria. Hope to hear lots more about the healing that is accelerating. Love, Karen
Name: jeannine Date: 2007-03-13
Comments: Great to hear all is well. Please remember in your prayers Corbin Laws, a newborn with Neuroblastoma Stage4. Pray for God to continue to bless this family. His website is caringbrige.org/corbinlaws.
Name: Mary Date: 2007-03-12
Comments: Good to read the latest and also to know that mom and dad got a little time away. God bless you all.
Name: Candice Date: 2007-03-08
Comments: Tiffany, I just read about Caleb and praised God that they have you and Ray to help them find their way. Do you know if they have the Lord to lean on for strength? It helps to know this when praying for them. God bless you all on your journeys.
Name: Beth Pagella Date: 2007-03-08
Comments: God Bless You. God has allowed your child to remain with you. I lost my beautiful baby boy 9 months ago–he fought so hard, but God took him. I dont know if that was a blessing, or a curse. I will pray for you and if one day you find this, please pray for me.
Name: Becky Date: 2007-03-05
Comments: Tiffany the last update was really interesting. Our bodies are so complex. Thank God for all the doctors he has sent to you. I pray that Abbie keeps amazing us all. God Bless!!!
Name: Rob and Lori Rawleigh Date: 2007-03-05
Comments: Hi Ray, Tiffany and family, and Abbie! We continue to pray for Abbie and are so happy for each of her gains! God bless you guys, The Rawleighs
Name: Kathy F. in PA Date: 2007-02-27
Comments: Wow! Thank you, Tiffany, for your uplifting words. Do you realize how much you are an inspiration to us all? You and Abbie and your family have blessed me in many ways. Glory to HIM! 1 Chr. 16:29 ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
Name: diana palumbo Date: 2007-02-26
Comments: oh soo glad to read an update. even more glad to knoew there are more firsts coming with our beautiful little daughter. The will keep coming Tiffany. You are such a great writer. I’m always inspired by your thoughts and how well you state them. our love to your family, diana and samantha
Name: Ciarra Date: 2007-02-26
Comments: Hi,Abby! My name is Ciarra and I came upon your website one night with my friend named Abby. We were Googling each others name and found your site really interesting. I sent you an e-mail that night. I read your story and I am glad that you are OK. I will look at your status to see how you are doing, and I will try to e-mail you every night. You and your family are in our prayers. Ciarra…(trimmed)
Name: Judy Date: 2007-02-24
Comments: My thoughts and prayers are with Abbie and family during this time of healing! I was just made aware of little Abbie through my prayer group! Please know that my heart goes out to you and I am believing God for complete healing in His name!Amen!!
Name: Ciarra Date: 2007-02-23
Comments: you are in my prayers
Name: Becky Date: 2007-02-22
Comments: You are all in my prayers.
Name: Chris McInerney http://miraclemoon.com Date: 2007-02-21
Comments: Dear Vara Family, I was just made aware of dear little Abbie today… you are all so strong allowing Jesus to lead The Way. Isaiah55:8,9 says that His ways are high above our ways and His thoughts above our thoughts. You have taken such a position of faith in Christ in this ordeal..I can’t imagine if one of my kids were in a similar situation to your precious little girl. The steadfastedness you…(trimmed)
Name: Debra Date: 2007-02-21
Comments: Our loving prayers are with you, Abbie! I hope you are doing well & continuing to make progress after your trip.
Name: Molly in Ohio Date: 2007-02-21
Comments: Sweetheart! What an Angel you are. I pray God will grant you a complete recovery.
Name: Cora Fazio Date: 2007-02-21
Comments: My prayers are with you and your little angel. Cora
Name: diana palumbo Date: 2007-02-20
Comments: Hi Sweet Abby and Tiffany, Just a quick note to say hello and express my concern because I haven’t seen an update in awhile. I check daily and was sooo happy to know you were there in Dallas. I’m saying a prayer right now that all is okay and you’re just too busy to update, Tiffany. God Bless, Diana
Name: Sue Cifelli Date: 2007-02-20
Comments: I am praying for Abbie, and have others to pray for her with me. In Him, Sue Cifelli
Name: Mary Lancaster Date: 2007-02-15
Comments: Hi Vara Family, Sorry it has been so long since I have talked with you. I have thought about you often and have just caught up on your progress. God has been good to you and your family. I miss you and will continue to pray and think about you all. Love, Mary Lancaster
Name: Aunt Lori Gola Date: 2007-02-14
Comments: Hi, Abby and all…Your Mom and Dad were here this week, they showed us a great DVD of you…what a Beautiful little girl you are. It was very nice to see them, and I am looking forward to getting to Hawaii, to see the family and to hold you. Luv to all Aunt Lori
Name: Karen Date: 2007-02-14
Comments: Happy Valentine’s Day to the Varas from the Zondlos. Hope all is going so wonderfully you don’t have time to write an update. Still praying for Miss Abbie…
Name: Nathan and Amy Date: 2007-02-07
Comments: What a beautiful picture of Little Miss Abbie! We eagerly await more updates and pictures.
Name: Paul Gustafson Date: 2007-02-06
Comments: Dear Abby, I have a little girl about your age and I came across this website by accident but I am going to pray for you and your family. There is too much for you to see and do in this world so you need to get better. God is watching over you.
Name: Karen Date: 2007-02-05
Comments: What a precious picture of Miss Abbie! She looks so beautiful and thoughtful. It seems you have captured her perfectly. Thanks for sharing her healing story with us. Love, Karen
Name: gordy lewis Date: 2007-01-29
Comments: Ray and Tiffany and family: I wanted to drop a note to let you know that we continue to pray for Abby and a full healing. Last night, during our evening family Rosary, Christopher asked for an update on Abby. We are glad to “hear” of her continued progress and success in Dallas. All Our Love, Gordy, Maureen, Sean, Eric, Noel, Faith, Paul, Nathan, Christopher, and Andrew
Name: Karen Date: 2007-01-28
Comments: So glad you are home safely and there is so much more news to look forward to! Sounds like Miss Abbie is truly on her way to new heights. Can’t wait to see more pictures. Love, Karen
Name: Becky Date: 2007-01-28
Comments: I am so excited to hear how well things are going. Abbie is an amazing little girl. Your family is always in my thoughts and prayers.God Bless!!
Name: Liz Collins www.dropshots.com/miniwench Date: 2007-01-27
Comments: Abby is doing so well. I have a little 4 yr old girl who had a ND 13 months ago. It is exciting for me to hear Abby says some words and also uses switches. Could you please tell me more about the yes/no switches she uses. Liz
Name: Michele & Tim Date: 2007-01-23
Comments: so much good refreshing news, it is overwhelming to take it all in! loads of prayers!
Name: Trisha Jurgemeyer Date: 2007-01-20
Comments: I am tickeled to hear about Abbie’s progress. I am elated that you are with Dr. Tennant and Dr. Collins…it is a true blessing. Still praying, still thinking of you all. As I told you quite a while back, Abbie you are one of many variables that has inspired me to go back to school at 33 to become a nurse. There have been many obstacles that have presented my “passion” from becoming reality, but…(trimmed)
Name: Bonnie Date: 2007-01-19
Comments: I am so glad that you made it to Dallas. I was praying for you. I hope that Abby improves by leaps and bounds, and that the flight home is smooth sailing. Love RBAB
Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2007-01-19
Comments: I just read the most recent update. I thought/worried/prayed about your trip. I’m so happy you finally made it. Welcome to Texas! Sorry for the weather. Prayers are continuing…..
Name: Aurora (from Houston) Date: 2007-01-18
Comments: So glad to hear the great news from Dallas! What a blessing that you are there….Debbie, I’m so glad you’re there to help Tiffany…what a special person you are!
Name: Karen Date: 2007-01-18
Comments: So great to hear your GOOD news! I was checking several times a day and knew something happened. I look forward to hearing about all the rest of the great things that are going to happen. Love, Karen
Name: Debra Date: 2007-01-18
Comments: Praying for you while you are in Dallas. I’m hoping the weather isn’t hindering your trip.
Name: Lori http://bubblesr.blogspot.com Date: 2007-01-15
Comments: Abby you are so beautiful. I have a little girl who is 2 who has medical problems too (she was born that way) and has to use a ventilator to help her breath. She is very strong just like you.
Name: Aurora (from Houston) Date: 2007-01-10
Comments: I LOVE the dimple! I’m so excited about the trip to Dallas. Good things are in store for you, Miss Abbie! Always in our prayers…
Name: LadyBugsNButterflies http://www.LadyBugsNButterflies.com Date: 2007-01-10
Comments: Abby, Please email us at:firstname.lastname@example.org . We would like to send you a little something! Thanks! The Team At LadybugsNButterflies.Com http://www.LadybugsNButterflies.Com
Name: jerrall http://debbierich.com Date: 2007-01-09
Comments: I hope it is ok to link Abby’s site to Debbie’s site. Jerrall
Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2007-01-09
Comments: Praying for all the details for the Dallas trip. Looking forward to reading how Ms. Abbie will enjoy the trip.
Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, Kelsey, and Brennan Date: 2007-01-08
Comments: We’ll be praying that this trip will bring about results that will astound us all! I’m sorry I post so infrequently, but we are still watching with amazement at all of Abbie’s progress and praying for you all! Love, The Warrens
Name: Candice Ching Date: 2007-01-08
Comments: Oh, Tiffany! I was feeling kind of down and dry, so I decided to see if Miss Abbie had any news to cheer me up — and WOW! Did she ever! We’ll continue to lift you up while you’re gone, remembering the men left behind to their own devices, as well. Praise God for this opportunity and for your boundless energy and love!
Name: Barbara Date: 2007-01-08
Comments: Rejoicing with you everyday as we continue to pray for you all. Look forward to the updates and seeing the marvelous hand of God working in your precious daugther’s life and well as your own. You are loved!
Name: bonnie Date: 2007-01-08
Comments: Hello Varas, It is so great to hear of all the wonderful progress…cant wait to see for our selves.
Name: Debra Date: 2007-01-06
Comments: Happy New Year! What a blessing that Abby said RJ’s name! She’s off to a GREAT year! Way to go!
Name: Jane in Michigan Date: 2007-01-06
Comments: Abbie, I just read about your smile and saying RJ’s name! What a wonderful blessing. You are in my prayers for complete healing. God is good all the time!
Name: Candice Date: 2007-01-06
Comments: Oh Miss Abbie! Just read the first update of the new year. I can just picture you with both your dimples flashing, talking a mile a minute! Praise God for your ability to say RJ’s name, for the flexibility he is granting in your legs, and again, for those dimples! Our God is an awesome God!!!
Name: Nanci Date: 2007-01-05
Comments: www.open.org/~nntc This can be help for abby.
Name: Kathy F. in PA Date: 2006-12-31
Comments: Happy New Year, Abbie and family! Here is my motto for the new year – 2007 is going to be like heaven! Sound good? God has some wonderful things planned for this year – shall we not know it, shall we not declare it? Isaiah 43:18-20 Blessings and love!
Name: Glenda ODonnell Date: 2006-12-29
Comments: A Happy New Year to all of you and I hope more of your dreams are realised in 2007. Glenda
Name: Laura Thompson (formerly Hansen) Date: 2006-12-29
Comments: Hey Tiffany and family. Just a quick reminder of who I am in case you have forgotten, I babysat Chase and Kyle when Kyle was a newborn and Tiffany had to be deported. I wanted to let you know I’ve been following Abbie’s progress. I also wanted to share with you that my nephew is Devon Rivers. Devon is the boy that’s been on the national news after he woke up from being in a coma after 2 years….(trimmed)
Name: Troy & Kathleen Lanz and family Date: 2006-12-29
Comments: Wanting to wish your family a very happy new year and to let you know that although we have not posted in some time we have not missed a single update and are still following dear little Abbie’s progress very closely. She is always in our hearts and more importantly our prayers. We wish for her God’s continuing miraculous healing in 2007. Much love, the Lanz’s
Name: Virginia Date: 2006-12-26
Comments: It’s been awhile since I’ve signed your guestbook. It was great to see the picture of abby with her looking bright eyed. God is working daily to make this little girl brand new again. Praise the Lord. You are still in my thoughts and prayers. Virginia85
Name: Karen Date: 2006-12-24
Comments: Merry Christmas to all the Varas and extended family. Looking forward to what God is going to do in Abbie’s and all of your lives in 2007! Love, the Zondlos
Name: Stonebrakers Date: 2006-12-22
Comments: Merry Christmas, Varas! Enjoy grandma & grandpa, Abby. So glad to read about your Temper Tantrum Lots of love in Jesus, Stonebraker Family
Name: Latona Potter http://www.meganbakerhouse.org.uk Date: 2006-12-19
Comments: Merry Christmas from all at Megan Baker House – please visit our website for a Christmas song performed by the children! We found Abby’s story online and were intrigued. Conductive Education may be an avenue worth considering if there is a centre near you…
Name: John Belew http://www.ddeamc.amedd.army.mil/ Date: 2006-12-14
Comments: Merry Christmas! Our faith moves mountains when our faith moves us. I have faith that Abbie will be blessed and a blessing to others beyond our imaginations! Abbie has already blessed me and my family as a testimony of His grace, healing and courage. God Bless
Name: Becky Date: 2006-12-11
Comments: Just read updates. Oh my goodness. I am in tears. Sound like Abbie is doing well. I hope you are feeling better Tiffany. You all remain in my prayers.. God Bless!!
Name: Karen Date: 2006-12-08
Comments: Hi Tiffany, Thanks for the new picture and the great reminder that no matter how difficult life seems, God is with us and able to sustain us. He knows our needs. Love, Karen
Name: Debra Date: 2006-12-07
Comments: Still thinking of you & praying daily. Thanks for the updates.
Name: Kathie Chun Date: 2006-12-04
Comments: Hi Tiff, Just wanted to let you know that Ivy Dilda e-mailed me the other week to let me know how such a small world this is! She didn’t know that we knew you too (the twins played ball with her son Ivan at Wai-Kahala Pinto level). Anyway I must tell you how inspiring it is to see that you are still diligent with your daily journals on Abbie’s progress. You still can bring tears to my eyes! …(trimmed)
Name: Karen Date: 2006-12-02
Comments: Hi Tiffany, Is it my computer or is there a problem with the picture of Abbie that you posted? I can only view about 1/3 of the picture. It’s great to have a new picture! Love, Karen
Name: Lee Alden Johnson Date: 2006-11-28
Comments: Dear Abby, How can it be that when I visit this site to give encouragement to you and your family, I come away with far more than I can possibly give. Holiday Blessings as we celebrate the birth of Christ who has sustained and encouraged your family so wonderfully. Lovingly, Lee