The following day we sat with his grandmother until his surgery was done, later that day we visited with them in the hospital area of the ship. He stayed overnight and left the next day. I hope he is doing well, maybe we will see him again, I can only hope.
Going onboard the ship, he was so frightened as you can imagine.
Steven and his Grandmother, they were members of the church and seemed happy to see and talk with us.
Giving hugs! Steven gave the sailor and Elder Yost big hugs, kind of around the knees, and said thank you!
Arriving at the ship. Patients and their excorts would arrive the day before their surgery. Pre-op screenings including bloodwork were done and then they spent the night at the "Comfort Inn".
On one of our first days at the ship as were preparing to leave we met Steven and his Grandmother arriving for his turn to have surgery. They seemed so happy to see missionaries and identified themselves at members of the Church. Steven was so excited until the sailors from the ship came to excort him onboard, then he began to cry. It would be a little bit scary to see these big Navy guys, although one was a girl, coming to get you, and then going up the ramp into this hugh ship. We stayed with his Grandmother the next day while he was having surgery. Later that day we visited with them in the hospital area. We were not onboard when they left the next day. I hope he is doing well!