Since it is impossible to communicate with everyone personally about Emily's progress we will update this blog whenever there is anything new to report.

The Flake children are being cared for by Curtis' mom, Emily's mom, and Curtis's three sisters. The Relief Society is bringing them meals. Their needs are being met very well and Curtis is so grateful for all of your kind offers to assist their family. More than anything else, at this time, they need your faith and prayers.

If you need to communicate with Curtis or the family you are welcome to contact me (Curtis' sister, Angela) via email and I will deliver your message asap -


Thursday, October 16 (Evening)

This has been another day of great improvement for Emily. Her platelets are up to 84,000 and the doctors have taken her off all kidney medication. She is able to speak well, just not for long periods of time. She has been awake most of the day today and it's really worn her out. Curtis mentioned that Emily was on her feet earlier and walking a bit.

This evening we were surprised by a phone call from Emily and Curtis (we live in Oregon). It was wonderful hearing her voice. She sounds amazing! I was really surprised at how clearly she is speaking. She says she's feeling well, just tired and weak. All six of her kids were allowed in to visit her earlier today. I'm sure it was great seeing them after so many days. Emily is really anxious to be home with them and especially to be with baby McKenzie.

Emily loves receiving your messages of support and concern via email (, the hospital's messaging service(, and this blog. She has been amazed at the tremendous suport and is so appreciative. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


Jen J said...

So happy to hear that she is doing better! What an answer to prayer. We hope she continues to feel better each day... our prayers continue to be with her! I'm sure she must be so anxious to get home and be with her kids and brand new little baby! Give her a hug for us!

Claudia said...

Angela, you are so great to keep us up-to-date on Emily's progress. Can there be any doubt of the Lord's love of Emily and Curtis and their beautiful family?!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Aunt Claudia and Uncle David

Amy said...

It's amazing how one little email can bring together Temple Square sisters. I haven't seen Emily since we left Temple Square, but when I saw her name on my email, my heart sank. I am so glad that she is doing sooo much better. I will keep her in my family prayers. You can always 'pull the wagon'. Love to you Emily and family. Sister Stiles, now Amy King

Cajsa said...

I am so glad that there is this blog. I haven't seen Emily since our mission together, but I am so glad to hear that she is doing much better our prayers are with you. What a beautiful family you have Emily!!
Cajsa Wallwork (Sister Bandmann aka Batman)