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rattling_junkie 09-Dec-21
rattling_junkie 09-Dec-21
rattling_junkie 09-Dec-21
Brotsky 09-Dec-21
Alexis Desjardins 09-Dec-21
azelkhntr 09-Dec-21
orionsbrother 09-Dec-21
lewis 09-Dec-21
scentman 09-Dec-21
Ambush 09-Dec-21
Mark S 09-Dec-21
GLP 09-Dec-21
hawkeye in PA 09-Dec-21
JL 09-Dec-21
ryanrc 09-Dec-21
SBH 09-Dec-21
Matt 09-Dec-21
Meat Grinder 09-Dec-21
drycreek 09-Dec-21
Phil/VA 09-Dec-21
hdaman 09-Dec-21
T Mac 09-Dec-21
Zebrakiller 10-Dec-21
Cazador 10-Dec-21
deerhunter72 10-Dec-21
Shug 10-Dec-21
Southern draw 10-Dec-21
Southern draw 10-Dec-21
rattling_junkie 10-Dec-21
Supernaut 10-Dec-21
JL 10-Dec-21
Bowboy 10-Dec-21
Shug 10-Dec-21
rattling_junkie 11-Dec-21
grape 11-Dec-21
jmail20 11-Dec-21
SteveB 11-Dec-21
tinecounter 11-Dec-21
Beginner 11-Dec-21
WV Mountaineer 11-Dec-21
midwest 12-Dec-21
Screwball 12-Dec-21
nchunter 12-Dec-21
Jaquomo 12-Dec-21
SBH 14-Dec-21
rattling_junkie 14-Dec-21
SBH 14-Dec-21
jdbbro 14-Dec-21
rattling_junkie 16-Dec-21
grape 17-Dec-21
grape 17-Dec-21
Scoot 17-Dec-21
deerhunter72 17-Dec-21
JL 17-Dec-21
KSflatlander 17-Dec-21
Bwana 17-Dec-21
rattling_junkie 21-Dec-21
Zebrakiller 21-Dec-21
Boreal 21-Dec-21
rattling_junkie 09-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 09-Jan-22
Scar Finga 09-Jan-22
T Mac 09-Jan-22
goelk 09-Jan-22
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JL 09-Jan-22
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09-Dec-21

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I've been around here since 2005, and have seen how Bowsite has rallied behind its members. So here it goes...

My little brother, John E, is in need or your thoughts and prayers. He was rushed to the ICU yesterday by ambulance. COVID is trying its best to knock him out, but he's a fighter. Toughest guy I know, can take a punch and keep on going.

Today he was put on a ventilator. I trust, pray, and hope for his future recovery. During this time financial obligations don't go away. His two dogs, Buddy and Charlie will be missing him as well. Those guys have been through thick and thin with him.

I thank the Lord for my two amazing parents. They need prayers and support at this time too.

John E, I trust God will allow us to share many more hunting and fishing trips together again soon!

09-Dec-21

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From: Brotsky
09-Dec-21
I'll be keeping your brother in my prayers David, God bless you guys! Kicked in a little for the dogs as well:)

09-Dec-21
We will keep him in prayer.

From: azelkhntr
09-Dec-21
Get him on Ivermectin ASAP!

09-Dec-21
You got ours. We feel for you. Too much of this recently.

From: lewis
09-Dec-21
Thoughts and prayers sent from Tennessee hoping for the best Lewis

From: scentman
09-Dec-21
Brotherly love... I'm with you my friend, love and prayers. scentman

From: Ambush
09-Dec-21
For your brother, you and your family. ".... be strong and very courageous."

From: Mark S
09-Dec-21
Prayers to your brother, your family and you. Keep the faith -may God give you all the strength to get through this

09-Dec-21
Prayers for your brother.

From: GLP
09-Dec-21
Praying for your brother and parents and you. Tough times for sure.

09-Dec-21
Prayers sent.

From: JL
09-Dec-21
Will send a prayer and positive vibs your way for the family and friends of John E. Hang in there and fight the good fight......

From: ryanrc
09-Dec-21
Hopefully Canada allows the covid antibodies if it is within 10 days of onset. I hope your brother makes a full recovery. It is such a crazy virus. Some people handle it so well and others do poorly. I hope to come back to this thread and see you and your brother in a new Pic with a dead animal.

From: SBH
09-Dec-21
Thanks for reaching out. Prayers from MT. Love the pic of you two with the deer on the pole.

From: Matt
09-Dec-21
I wish your brother the best.

From: Meat Grinder
09-Dec-21
Prayers sent!

From: drycreek
09-Dec-21
Prayers for your family.

From: Phil/VA
09-Dec-21
Prayers sent.

From: hdaman
09-Dec-21
Stay strong, will be thinking of all of you.

From: T Mac
09-Dec-21
My thoughts and prayers are with John and your family!

From: Zebrakiller
10-Dec-21
Prayers Sent!

From: Cazador
10-Dec-21
Canadians are tough, he will make it!

From: deerhunter72
10-Dec-21
Prayers sent! Hang in there.

From: Shug
10-Dec-21
Hoping for the best

10-Dec-21
Praying for your brother and family.

10-Dec-21
Praying for your brother and family.

10-Dec-21
Appreciate all the support!

From: Supernaut
10-Dec-21
Prayers sent for a full recovery.

From: JL
10-Dec-21
Any update for today?

From: Bowboy
10-Dec-21
Prayers from Wyoming

From: Shug
10-Dec-21
Hoping for the best

11-Dec-21
Update: John will be on the ventilator for two weeks or so. Obviously that could change but that's what they expect.

If you have social media can you post your moose pics with #johnestrong? Or post them here if ya like. His favourite animal to hunt is moose. Lord willing we will finally share a moose hunt together one day.

From: grape
11-Dec-21
Prayers sent!!

From: jmail20
11-Dec-21
Prayers sent! Hope he comes though it ok

From: SteveB
11-Dec-21
So sorry to hear this. There is real hope!! Prayer for you all!

From: tinecounter
11-Dec-21
Prayers sent.

From: Beginner
11-Dec-21
Prayer sent.

11-Dec-21
Prayer sent

From: midwest
12-Dec-21
Prayers from Iowa, David!

From: Screwball
12-Dec-21
Prayers from Wisconsin

From: nchunter
12-Dec-21
Prayers from NC

From: Jaquomo
12-Dec-21
So sorry to hear this - positive thoughts from CO.

From: SBH
14-Dec-21
David, How is your brother doing?

14-Dec-21
Thanks for all the prayers and contributions. I just got an update that they took him off his heavy sedatives. He opened his eyes, wiggled his toes, squeezed the nurses hand, and they are able to remove flem from his lungs. We are all very thankful as everything points to recovery. He is not the sickest in the ICU. It will be a long road to recovery from what the medical team has told us. If anyone wants to contribute you can click on the link to his GoFundMe.

From: SBH
14-Dec-21
Right on man. Glad to hear it. Still praying for him.

From: jdbbro
14-Dec-21
Prayers for John E. and family.

16-Dec-21
He's off the ventilator as of yesterday. They will keep him in the ICU until he stabilizes. Thanks again everyone, he still has a ways to recovery.

From: grape
17-Dec-21
That’s great news!!

From: grape
17-Dec-21
That’s great news!!

From: Scoot
17-Dec-21
That is great news! I'll keep you guys in our prayers!!!

From: deerhunter72
17-Dec-21
Sounds like some great progress!

From: JL
17-Dec-21
Great update. Keep the positive vibes going.....

From: KSflatlander
17-Dec-21
Very happy to hear your little brother is getting better.

From: Bwana
17-Dec-21
Sounds like things are going in the right direction and I hope they continue to.

21-Dec-21
John is very close to being released from the hospital. We are already planning a moose hunt. It will be our first one together.

From: Zebrakiller
21-Dec-21
wow this is great news, Covid has been just nuts in our area this last month, glad he is getting better

21-Dec-21
Wow! That’s great news!

From: Boreal
21-Dec-21
David my prayers are sent for John's continued improvement. Can't wait to see the video! I just got admitted last night with covid. Scary stuff indeed.

21-Dec-21
Hope your bro is in the roll now. My close friend went through the same scenario. 18 days in ICU ventilator. Lost 40 lbs and his voice (starting to comeback) we are so thankful. We and some other classmates/friends had dinner at the local inn. It was good too see him with the color back in face and being the usual ball buster he is. Overused phrase but live is so fragile. Enjoy it and live .

09-Jan-22
Thanks for all the comments, well whishes and pms. It really does mean a lot. I just thought I would give an update. John has had a miraculous recovery, and is back at his place on his own. Once out of the hospital he stayed at my parents for a couple weeks. We have a DIY northern Manitoba moose hunt planned with our dad. It's going to be 17 straight days of moose hunting heaven. This will be our first moose hunt together. I think the last time we all hunted together was in 2008? This will be a special hunt for sure! They will be gun hunting, but I'm still on the fence whether to bow or gun. I haven't gun hunted in 11 years, so it will be a change.

09-Jan-22
Thx for the update. Prayers answered. Best always…

From: Scar Finga
09-Jan-22
Continued prayers and thank God for His Healings and Blessings!

From: T Mac
09-Jan-22
That is awesome and thx for the update.

From: goelk
09-Jan-22
Awesome

From: drycreek
09-Jan-22
Good news indeed !

From: JL
09-Jan-22
Gun or bow doesn't matter....it's the special time together.

From: Beav
09-Jan-22
Prayers from Nebraska.

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