Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Prayers and cards needed
Prayers and cards needed
Fri, 5 Feb 1999 14:16:05 -0500
A member of our scouting brotherhood and his family could
use your assistance at this time. Please include David Biddle
and his family in your prayers. Also please consider sending some
Scout spirit and encouragement to David. I am including his hospital
David has meningitis. He has been in the hospital for three weeks in
critical condition (his condition has recently been upgraded to serious).
When he was admitted his temperature was over 108 degrees. They are not
sure how extensive his permanent injuries will be. There is damage to
his extremities, he may have some fingers, toes, and possibly a leg
amputated. At this time the doctors bring him to consciousness several
times a day. His recovery at this point is not assured. If he survives,
he will certainly face a long difficult recovery. David is 20 years old,
and is a student at Lehigh University.
David's family is very active in Scouting. His parents Jeff and Claudia
Biddle live in Boalsburg Pa.. Jeff is the former Scoutmaster of Troop
380 (where David earned the Eagle Scout award), and continues be very active
in the Nittany District of Juniata Valley Council. Jeff was my Wood Badge
ticket councilor as well as being a great resource and friend.
A show of support in the form of "Get Well" cards may boost his and
his family's spirits. Please keep them in your prayers.
South Wing 913
St. Luke's Hospital
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, Pa. 18015
SM Troop 31, State College, Pa.