Prayer Board

This is an opportunity for those of you who’d like to leave Makoa a get well message or prayer a chance to do so.  Simply leave a comment below and we will read them each day to Makoa encouraging him to be fearless and gain the strength to be well.

106 Responses to “Prayer Board”

  1. Carla and Peter Girolamo 10. Jan, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    Dear Little Makoa, You are certainly in our prayers. Stay strong and fearless. You will be home soon! All our love, the Girolamo Family (Carla, Peter, Anna, Gina)

  2. Tracy Duffey 10. Jan, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    Dear Makoa,

    I’m thinking of you again and again, just imagining you with a sweet little smile on your face. Stay strong for your mommy and daddy, it’s hard for them now that they can’t be with you all the time. You truly have so many people who love you and we can’t wait to hold you and tell you that. Keep fighting little guy, and I’ll keep praying for you.


  3. Penny Zuvia 11. Jan, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    The angels are surrounding you with love and protection, beautiful little Makoa. We are all praying that you can go home soon and be with your loving family. We all lift you up for healing and God’s blessings. Penny, Connie and Virginia

  4. papa 11. Jan, 2010 at 2:57 pm #


    I held you a couple of times over the weekend and when sitting there with you, I had a great sense of peace and a strong feeling that everything would be just fine. In fact, the first time I saw you, a vision of you as a skinny nine year old playing on the beach flashed across my mind. While I was sitting there with you, I was reflecting how in just one week you have taught us so much. You got all your family thinking about the gift from God of good health and that we should treasure that every day; about the fortunate life we all have and how we should appreciate God’s role in where we ended up; and about faith in general and how important it is to have that in our lives. You also taught us that sometimes our own problems and agendas arn’t really as important as we think they are.

    You will also be happy to know that you were born into a very loving and caring family and that your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins love you just as God made you. We can’t wait until you can come home and be a bigger part of our lives. Know that everyone is praying for you and that we love you very much. I can’t wait until the next time I see you.



  5. Stan & Peggy Bell 11. Jan, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    Baby Makoa, you are a beautiful miracle in God and your family’s eyes. How special it is to watch you grow and get stronger each day. We are praying for you and we know that God has a special plan and purpose for you. Love and kisses, Stan and Peggy Bell

  6. Emily 11. Jan, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    I already talked to your mommy but I wanted you to know that I put your name in our prayer basket at school today. My whole school is praying that you get stonger so that you can go home and be with your family. I love you a lot.


  7. The Silvestro Family 11. Jan, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! May you continue to grow stronger each hour of every day, Makoa. Your loving family is waiting for you to come home!
    We anxiously await more good news!
    ~love, Dianne and John

  8. Patti Maloof 11. Jan, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Dear Lindsey and Tiff.
    So happy to hear the news of Makoa being moved to the 5th floor! I thought about you all day today and wanted to call, but knew you were busy, either with him, Doctors, or taking care of yourselves. I didn’t want to bother you…so I just said silent prayers.
    I will check with you tomorrow…

    Love you you all,

  9. Auntie Robyn Schaefer 11. Jan, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Sweet Makoa, I greet you today with an abundance of love knowing that as a beautiful child of God you are loved by so many, each sending their heart-felt prayers to you so that you may be centered warmly in the peace of God with health, wholeness, and serenity. I am praying for you and your family today and always.

  10. Robertson Family 12. Jan, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    What a strong spirit you have! I think about you every day and can’t wait to check this site for an update from your Dad. I am so happy to hear that you are getting stronger. You are surrounded by love and prayers. You are such a special boy who is very loved by your family and friends.

    Rick, Liz and Nate Robertson

  11. Stan & Peggy Bell 12. Jan, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    Little Makoa, we are praying for you to get bigger and stronger every single day. Tell your mommy and daddy that we love them and can’t wait to see you when you come home from the hospital. We know that you are a tough little guy.
    Love Aunt Joyce and Uncle Paul

  12. Bauchiero Family 12. Jan, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    Dear Makoa,
    I offered my Mass for you today. The sermon was about how important it is to listen to God…that He gave us only one mouth and 2 ears for a reason…that we would listen to Him more than we would speak. I feel that God has been speaking through the miracle of your growing strength and there are people all over this country that are hearing His will because of you. Please thank your Daddy for doing such a beautiful job of keeping us all aware of His grace in your lives!
    The Bauchiero family

  13. Brother Nainoa 12. Jan, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    Brother Nainoa today said: “I will share my healthy with Makoa!” Out of the mouths of babes.

  14. Vickie and Tim 13. Jan, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    Baby Makoa
    We continue to watch your progress and are thrilled to see you getting stronger everyday. Your family and friends love you so much, and we are all praying that you will have a full recovery so you can experience all that the world has in store for you.
    Know that you are in our prayers everyday, and we are looking forward to meeting you soon!
    With love,
    The Farmers

  15. Stan & Peggy Bell 13. Jan, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    Baby Makoa, I was listening to What Faith Can Do by Kutless this morning, and it made me think of you and your family. Each of you are stronger than you know. You are overcoming odds and we are seeing miracles happen, so we are continuing to pray and have hope that God is restoring anything in your precious little body that needs it. He is the Creator and the Great Physician and you are resting in His strong arms of love always. Mommy and Daddy….thank you for sharing your faith walk with us. We will forever be changed. Love Peggy

  16. Kelly & Jeremy Weber 13. Jan, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    We are thinking about little Makoa and your entire family. You guys are so strong and have such a great support group. We just know that your adorable little guy is going to be coming home with you so soon. He looks like a fighter. Please know we are here for you if you need anything.


    Kel, Jer Bear, Kenzie and Winston

  17. Allison and Phil 13. Jan, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Dear Makoa,

    We can see the strength you have gained in each and every picture and video that your loving family has posted. Before you know it, your sister and brother will be teaching you how to “service” the crowd at ACE. Keep opening those eyes, stretching those arms, and drinking that bottle. You are truly a fearless fighter. We will meet you when you arrive home soon!

    Allison and Phil

  18. Carrie 13. Jan, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    Now that I am back at work and taking care of your cousins I can’t come and see you very much and I miss you! I am so proud of you for being so strong and working so hard. Tell daddy to give you a kiss for me.
    I love you lots!
    Aunt Kiki

  19. Great Grandmother "Mama" 13. Jan, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Makoa – your Great Grandmother “Mama” asked me to write these words to you:

    Dear Makoa – All of your Honolulu Ohana are praying for you every minute of the day & thinking about you. I donʻt have a computer so I have to have help from Lala to send this wish you to. We love hearing that you are getting stronger each day because it means that one day soon, weʻll be able to meet you…our precious little boy, Love, Mama.

  20. Cousin Jackie 13. Jan, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    Dear beautiful baby Makoa,
    You and your family are in my prayers.
    With love, Jackie

  21. Lala 13. Jan, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    I canʻt imagine a gift greater than you…good night my sweet little man!
    Love and Hugs,

  22. Tom and Bobbie Merrill 13. Jan, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Dearest Makoa…We heard of your journey today and were with a special group of friends tonight who prayed for you. We then read through your blog, gazed at your photos and into your beautiful face and eyes and could feel the strength of your spirit that has so moved your father. Before long, we too were in tears and feeling the force of your energy. You do have a very powerful spirit and have already made a heart-stirring impact on many. I too can readily see the image of you playing on the beach as a young boy, full of health and the strong spirit you arrived with. Sending much love to you, your parents and siblings, your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins from both of us…Bobbie and Tommy Merrill

  23. ronni, michael & georgia 14. Jan, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    we know that every day you are getting stronger and closer to coming home. when you do, we will be here with open arms to welcome you!
    our love and prayers are with you and your family,
    your neighbors

  24. Cory 14. Jan, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    So I was sitting in my classroom today where you have blessed my students with your “fearless” story and helped me to teach them the necessary information they need to be successful and healthy. Many of my students ask me everyday how you are doing and that they pray for you. It is awesome how much you even touch the lives of people that you may never meet. Well while sitting here and reflecting i was thinking about our wonderful and fun loving family and I realized that Brother Nainoa has been tagged with the name “Goosey Man” given by Uncle Kevin and Uncle Cory is “Moosey Man” given by Great Grandma Maman and you have the name “Little Man” given by your daddy. You are the “Little Man” who have blessed us and taught us amazing lessons.

    Love You,

    Uncle Cory

  25. Max Solmssen 14. Jan, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    Dear Makoa,

    You have definitely lived up to your name so far; showing so much strength and determination. We are all so happy to hear that you are getting stronger each day. We are all thinking of you. E ho’omau i ke ola piha no!

    A hui hou,
    cousin Max

  26. Lala 14. Jan, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Dear Makoa – I came across this passage in the book Iʻm reading called “The Lost Symbol” and couldnʻt help but think about how it relates to you and the many people who are collectively praying and sending healing light your way.

    . ” …two heads are better than one…and yet two heads are not twice better, they are many,many times better. Multiple minds working in unison magnify a thoughts effect…exponentially. This is the inherent power of prayer groups, healing circles, singing in unison, and worshipping en masse. God is found in the collection of Many, rather than in One.

    There are many who love you. There are many who will share this website with others who may not even know you or your family…simply because they care. Collectively, they will all make a difference. These are the ones who will sustain you until you are strong enough to carry yourself on your own path. God is found in the collection of Many…we are all so grateful for their support.

    I love you…lala

  27. Papa 14. Jan, 2010 at 9:47 pm #


    I know you will handle this little setback. You are showing so many signs of getting stronger, I know all the prayers from all your friends are working. Stay strong little man, we want you home with your family soon. Grammy and I are praying for you and your mom and dad all the time.

    Love you,


  28. Patti Maloof 14. Jan, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    Dear Makoa,
    I know that tonight we learned you will have to be on some extra medicine for a while longer. We continue to pray for you each day, wherever we are. I want your Mommy and Daddy to get as much rest as they can, for I know they are so worried about, and want to be with you.
    Know that we are thinking about you, and praying that God will continue to make you stronger each day.
    God Bless you little one…

    Patti & Maloof Family

  29. The Sou/Lampard Family 14. Jan, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    All of your Canadian cousins want you to know that you and your entire family have been in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers these past ten days. You have come from a long line of “fighters,” and we know that you, a fearless fighter with an amazing spirit,
    will soon be home, in the loving arms of your family. In this brief span of time, you have already given us so much, including the true meaning of ohana. Imua!

    With all our love,
    Debbie,Peter, and all of your Lampard cousins

  30. Auntie Robyn Schaefer 15. Jan, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Aloha Makoa … I keep meaning to tell you that I submitted a prayer request to Unity (Silent Unity) last week and thais means thousands of people are praying for you now and will continue for a whole month … stay strong, little one … you are truly loved by God … we love you SO much!

  31. Lala 15. Jan, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    Lindsey – these words tonight are for you, especially after reading your last entry.

    You have made me very proud…you illuminate our world with your presence. I love you.

  32. BOB AND MIKIE 15. Jan, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    Precious Angel,
    You are a gift from the Lord and there is no doubt His hand is upon you and your incredible family.. Why you have been brought into the world in such a difficult way is not easy for any of us to understand.. What we do understand is how very loved and wanted you are and how many people are being affected by your life already. We will stand in prayer believing that one day the great testimony of your life will help this all make sense.. You may not know a lot of us yet, but your name is on our lips in prayer daily.. We already love you and are excited that your miracle healing will touch the lives of many as well.. Your mommy and daddy need you well and home so you allow their love to help you mend… God will never leave you or forsake you and that is the greatest news of all… much love, Mikie and Bob….

  33. Cathy Ostrem 15. Jan, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    For this Hawaiian boy…

    Na Aumakua mai ka lā hiki….a ka lā kau.
    Mai ka hoʻoku…a ka halawai.
    Na Aumakua ia ka hina kua…ia ka hina alo.
    Ia kaʻa ʻakau i ka lani.
    O kihā i ka lani
    ʻOwe i ka lani
    Nunulu i ka lani
    Kaholo i ka lani
    Eia ka pulapula a ʻoukou
    ʻO Makoa Breeden.
    E malama oʻia a oukou
    E ulu i ka lani
    E ulu i ka honua
    E ulu i ka pae ʻaīna o Hawaiʻi
    E ho mai ka ʻike
    E ho mai ka ikaika
    E ho mai ka ʻakamai
    E ho mai ka maopopo pono
    E ho mai kaʻike pāpālua
    E ho mai ka mana

    O ye ancestral dieties…from the rising of the sun to
    the setting of the sun
    From the zenith to the horizon
    O ye ancestral dieties..those who have come before and
    those who will come after
    Those who stand at his right hand.
    A breathing in the heavens
    An utterance in the heavens
    A clear, ringing voice in the heavens
    A voice reverberating in the heaven
    Here is your child……
    ʻO Makoa Breeden.

    Safeguard him.
    Give growth and inspire the heavens.
    Give growth and inspire the land.
    Give growth and inspire the islands of Hawaiʻi.
    Bestow him with knowledge.
    Bestow him with strength.
    Bestow him with wisdom.
    Bestow him with correct understanding.
    Bestow him with insight.
    Bestow him with divine power.

  34. Andy Lampard 16. Jan, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Dear Lindsey,

    My mother told me this week about the birth of your beautiful baby boy and I have been checking on his tremendous progress and reading the prayers and comments left for him each day since.

    I am in awe of fearless Makoa and how he has conquered so many obstacles since his birth. No doubt he takes after his parents, who are as resolute and strong as he is. I have not met Tiffany, but your descriptions of her tell me you married someone remarkably special. Your family is an inspiration to us all.

    Thank you for sharing Makoa’s story with us. I will continue to keep Makoa, you and Tiffany and your family in my thoughts.

    Much support from out East,

  35. Rob Lampard 16. Jan, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    I’ll have to second my brother’s comments since he beat me to the punch in posting; Makoa’s spirited journey and will-to-survive are absolutely inspiring. I’m carrying him and his devoted parents in my heart up here in Vancouver. I hope I can see you all in person some near, dear day. ‘Til then,

    May the gods be with you and bless you,
    May you see your children’s children,
    May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
    May you know nothing but happiness
    From this day forward.

    All my ardent aloha,

  36. BOB AND MIKIE 18. Jan, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Love those pictures keep them coming the prayers are flowing daily so many are on board, it’s exciting to see God’s hand on you little man….love us…

  37. Chaussee Family 18. Jan, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    Little Makoa… you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find strength in the Lord and all the love that your family shares to continue to grow stronger each and every day.
    God Bless,
    Chris & Leon

  38. Tracy Duffey 18. Jan, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    Sweet Makoa, it’s so wonderful to see you getting stronger and eating so well! You are truly a fighter, and I love how you rise to the occasion with a little pep talk! I’m thinking about you all the time and wish you and your family the best as you go through this next week.

    With love and prayers,

  39. Stan & Peggy Bell 20. Jan, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    Baby Makoa, It is so refreshing to keep reading your daddy’s good reports on your growth and progress! Please tell him that our family continues to pray for the new tests to come back negative. Then you can go home to be with your brother and sister:)
    Blessings and Healing to you and your ohana,

  40. BOB AND MIKIE 21. Jan, 2010 at 7:53 am #


  41. The Kalama Ohana 21. Jan, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Dear Lord,
    I pray you will continue to give Makoa Your strength and allow him to be home soon with his family. Help Kia and Noa to feel secure in Your love as their little lives have been changed so much. Continue to be the wind beneath Tiff and Lindsey’s wings to hold them up and keep them strong. Thank you Lord for loving them with Your perfect love.
    In Jesus Name,

  42. Bauchiero Family 21. Jan, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Makoa – I am sorry that I am just now vocalizing my prayers for you, but know that Tommy and his parents have been praying every night for you and your family. I am so happy to read about the incredible progress you are making every day. Your tenacious fight reminds me of myself 30 years ago. Although your mommys family would disagree, I turned out pretty normal. And here is the best part, I was as small as you are and now I am giving Shamoo a run for his money. Your 8 feedings a day of atleast 45cc’s are right around the corner. Stay strong and tell your parents I am amazed by their strength and am confident we will be sharing time on the beach together soon. Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Even though you are only 2 weeks old, you are as fearless as they come, and have sharpened the lives of so many, especially mine. We love you!

    Love Ryan, Kerry and Tommy

  43. lala 22. Jan, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Dear Makoa – I have returned to the isles and miss you, Kaialani and Nainoa so much. Here’s sending you rays of sunshine from afar…bask in them. I love you, Big Guy!

  44. Bob Schwartz 22. Jan, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    As I told Linda today (email)
    “Makoa is a blessing and could not have landed in better hands, and you will bring to each other so much!”
    Thoughts and prayers continue!

  45. Aimee 22. Jan, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    May you continue to gain strength and work up to your 8 feedings! Great job on getting up to 45 cc’s! You’re adorable and we’re all rooting for you!! Looking forward to meeting you soon!

  46. Brenda, Ashley, Anna Cote 22. Jan, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    You are the light of the day, You’re so beautiful and so are your brother and sister, Keep up the good work and keep eating like Dad!! We are praying and thinking of you. Take care of mom and dad.

  47. Chris Chaussee 24. Jan, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    My thoughts are with you as I too sit along side of my sister with an infant in the NICU. My niece was born 5 weeks early this past Friday. The most difficult thing is watching helplessly. I pray that Makoa will feel the strength from his parents and his wonderful family to fight off the infection that he is now dealing with. So glad to hear that he is eating well. One battle at a time! Love and thoughts to you all,
    Chris & Leon Chaussee

  48. umpah (aka 3rd grandpa David 25. Jan, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Little Grandson,

    What a fighter you are! Your character literally leaps from your tiny face – all concentration, all focus, all about showing us all how it’s done. What a little teacher!
    You are showing us how to go for it, fight for it, make life yours on your terms. Good for you!

    Being technologically challenged, your 3d grandpa got on this wagon a little late. Advantage: hearing, seeing, reading all that’s gone before, this last, what, nearly a month. What wonderful, devoted, loving parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins (first, second, third, and so on) you have. What faith in God! Lucky, blessed lad! Too young to pray, you have hundreds praying for you! We thank God for sending you among us, and for teaching us about love, humility, perspective and gratitude not only for you, but for our own lives and other loved ones.

    Laters, little dude…



  49. Tracy Duffey 27. Jan, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Tiff and Lindsey, you both must be struggling with so many thoughts and emotions right now. My heart and prayers go out to you and Makoa. You are a wonderful family and I know in my heart that you will all be great together. Keep “filling in each other’s holes” and you will have one amazing family.


  50. The Jacobs Family 27. Jan, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with you and your family as you fight on, little man! You are brave! You are strong! You are fearless! We are behind you all the way!
    Breedan Family,
    The right words are hard to find, but I believe that Makoa is a lucky boy! He has been born into such a loving and supportive family! Stay strong in your fight!

    Mark, Aimee, Joey, and Drew Jacobs (Reno, NV)

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