Our Prayer List
for our friends in distress (Updated 12/8)
Many of those in our patrol family, or their family members, are suffering through the hardships of cancer treatments or other life threatening illnesses. A complete prayer list of our friends in distress can be found on the Member's Page.
UPDATE 12/8 - Retired Lieutenant and OSHPRA Past President Arnie Schropp suffered a severe strangulated hernia requiring emergency surgery on October 22nd. Arnie had several complications following his original surgery and had to be readmitted for a follow-up surgery on 11/27. He is now recovering at his home.
Gil Ashbridge, brother of the late Captain Walt Ashbridge, Brother-in-Law of surviving spouse Pat Ashbridge and Uncle of AP 1 Lori Kaple, is being treated for angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer that he has been fighting since November of 2021. Words of encouragement can be given on Lori's Facebook page or sending a card to Gil via his temporary address found on the Member's page.
Retired Driver Examination Clerk Mary Blevins has been diagnosed with Stage 4 spinal column cancer after successfully making a full recovery from a broken hip in April. She is receiving out-patient chemo and infusion treatments.
Retired Sergeant Rich Parilla suffered a stroke in late April, causing paralysis on the right side of his body. Following additional surgery on August 9th he is recovering at his home, showing continuous improvement with most functions returning to normal.
Information to send cards of encouragement can be found on the Member's page. Prayers are always encouraged and appreciated. If there are others in our patrol family that are in some type of distress or difficulty please let us know so we can add them to our prayer list.