08-07-2009 Fri

posted Dec 15, 2012, 10:22 PM by Lynn Cleland   [ updated Dec 15, 2012, 10:57 PM ]

Doc is in the hospital

For those of you who haven’t heard, Doc was admitted to the hospital (Regional West Medical Center) last night in Scottsbluff NE. His bout with Chiggers has mutated into something much worse and doctors are now trying to figure out what is wrong.  It was thought that he had a staph  infection in his legs but now doctors think that maybe its worse than that.

We all know that God answers prayers, please take time to ask God to help Doc (Lynn).  He really needs our help!

See below for his latest status.


  1. Dear Doc,
    May the Lord bless you and sustain you in your hours of need.
    We pray for you everyday of your journey.
    Yes, God answers prayers, may he bless you with health and strength to finish your Trek with good health.
    Sincerely, Wayne & Colleen

    Comment by Wayne & Colleen Anderson — August 8, 2009 @ 4:40 am

  2. Hey Doc,
    Well, I am not sure if you remember me by name, but I was the nurse that admitted you Thursday night. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and wishing you a very fast recovery. I have been thinking about you a lot lately and how inspiring you are to a lot of people. I have enjoyed looking through your journal and many pictures along your journey.
    Hang in there! Hope that your stay is short but able to get your infection under control. Keep the faith! I won’t be back to work til later next week ~ hope that I dont’ find you there, but if I do ~ I look forward to visiting.
    Best of luck to you!

    Comment by Lenae Gardner RN — August 8, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

  3. Lynn, you are in our prayers. We think and pray for you daily that you will overcome this huge barrier you now face. You’re tough and have never relied on you good looks up to this point. Stay ugly and you’ll make it!!

    Comment by David & Ginny — August 8, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

  4. Dear “Handcart Guy”,

    That’s how we refer to you, hope that’s O.K. Have been “following” you via your journal since you surprised us by walking past our house just east of Altoona, Iowa. You’ve made an inspiring trek across this great middle of our country and we are hoping and praying for a swift and complete recovery from your ailments. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Comment by Laura Biegger — August 9, 2009 @ 12:01 am

  5. Hi Doc,

    Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery. I really enjoy reading your posts and hearing about your journey.

    Kindest regards,

    Wayne Rouse

    Comment by Wayne Rouse — August 9, 2009 @ 12:07 am

  6. Thanks for all of your help and all of the great staff at Regional West!

    Comment by Doc — August 9, 2009 @ 12:30 am

    • Good grief-you will be in our prayers for sure. Glad you have good care. lets figure a way to keep the cart moving.

      Comment by Arnold Young — August 9, 2009 @ 7:11 am

  7. Dear Doc, I’ the lady who ran down the Interstate to catch up with you on Wed. August 5th. to tell you that Sarah Marshall was my great great great grandmother and that I was from her child Louisa. I am so sorry to hear that your legs got worse. We will pray for you everyday. I just got home from going with our youth to Martins Cove for four days. I not only appreciate the pioneers even more than before, but I appreciate your trek and pray that you are back on the road soon. I just talked to my aunt in Idaho a few minutes ago. She told me that she had just been to a Boyce reunion yesterday. She told them all about you and many of them are making plans to be with you when you walk into Salt Lake. I hope to be there also. I have grown to love Sarah Marshall and the courage she had. I appreciate your courage also. May the Lord bless your day! Debbie Ore

    Comment by debbie ore — August 9, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

  8. Best wishes Doc! Abbey and I are thinking of you!

    Comment by Scott — August 9, 2009 @ 11:46 pm

  9. Doc, you will be in my prayers for a full recovery. You have courage, and the will power to do this treck. How old was Sarah when she made the journey to Salt Lake? Our bodies were different back then. There is so much going on in our lives now a days. We aren’t conditoned for what our families went through then. I do hope you can resume your trip..take it easy Doc. You have more to teach before you return to our heavenly father.

    Comment by Lois — August 10, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

  10. she was 35

    Comment by doc — August 13, 2009 @ 12:45 am