Neal Freeland

Engineering/marketing manager, family guy. My personal blog with a few work thoughts mixed in.

van gogh

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as i sat in the waiting room today during amelia’s surgery i thought about how i’ll never own a van gogh painting. i’m just not driven to seek enough money to be able to buy one of these masterpieces, even though i greatly admire them.

but i am driven to do everything i can for amelia. this was why we came to cleveland, to put her in the hands of this master surgeon. even if i were bill gates, this would still be exactly the place i would have chosen to have her receive this procedure.

last week dr mee announced his retirement. he is accepting no more patients, and amelia just made it in. she gets one of the last works from an old master, which is a priceless thing. i wonder how i got to be so lucky to help make this happen.


Written by nealfreeland

October 13, 2005 at 7:09 pm

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  1. I\’m sitting here as i get caught up reading the latest entries and breathing a huge sigh of relief. I\’m so happy that Amelia made it through the major surgery. Our family was praying and thinking of you guys all day yesterday. More thoughts to come on your quick and safe journey home.


    October 14, 2005 at 8:56 am

  2. We woke up this morning and the first thing Gabby wanted to do was to look at Amelia\’s pictures and sing "Old McDonald" to her. So, we did. We\’re thinking about all of you. So glad the surgery went okay. You\’re in our thoughts.

    Scott and Rebecca

    October 14, 2005 at 3:39 pm

  3. Neal, I just read Amelia\’s story on your website. I\’m so glad the surgery went well. I think your optimism is really helping Amelia and your wife.Good luck! Our family will be holding good thoughts for Amelia and your family.-DJ (KA \’85)


    October 23, 2005 at 10:21 am

  4. Neal, Julia, & Amelia,All three of you must be exhausted! I\’m sitting here in my hotel in Amsterdam reading your blog and the emotion is just rushing through me. I\’ve been praying for you and I plan to keep it up. It must be wonderful knowing that the main sugery was a success, but heart wrenching at the same time knowing there is a long road ahead. I\’m so glad you made it in before Dr. Mee retires and I am hopeful the recory from surgery is speedy.Warmest regards,Rusty


    October 23, 2005 at 10:30 am

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