Posts

Dan Thompson Update

Donations for the Thompson family

Donations are now being accepted for Dan and Karen Thompson at Eagle Pizza. Stop by Eagle Pizza anytime during normal operations to donate to help the Thompson family.

Danny did well through the night. He is still fighting the infection in his lungs and sinuses, but the antibiotics should take care of it soon! He had a trach put in this morning and the ventilator removed. The respiratory specialist said they have the trach set to allow him to self monitor his breathing and he seems to be doing well on his own! The feeding tube was also removed this morning as they put a feeding peg directly into his stomach. The doctor is hopeful that both of these procedures will help quicken his recovery. It is such a blessing to see Danny’s precious face again, now that everything has been removed from his nose and mouth!

Continue to pray for Danny’s healing…brain swelling to subside and his body to begin and continue to regulate itself. It will be a long road ahead, but God has brought Danny so far in a week’s time! Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement.

A favorite song of ours by Chris Tomlin says it best today:

“Our God is greater! Our God is stronger! God, You are higher than any other. Our God is healer; awesome in power; our God, our God. And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, then who could stand against?”

“I will proclaim Your greatness, my God and king; I will thank you forever and ever. Every day I will praise You forever and ever. The Lord is great and is to be highly praised; His greatness is beyond understanding.” Psalm 145:1-3

Mail in Donations

If you want to help and prefer to mail in your donation you can do so by: filling out your check or money order to Dan and Karen Thompson, in the memo field put gift, and mail your donation to Eagles Pizza – PO Box 162 – New Albany, Ohio – 43054

Dan Update

This may sound like a broken record, but things still remain about the same with Danny today. The neurosurgeon and nurses keep reiterating that “remaining the same” is a good thing when looking at the big picture. There continue to be small signs of encouragement that the family recognizes and holds onto. Medications and equipment continue to change each day as the needs arise, all of which helps in Danny’s healing process in the best possible way.

If things continue to progress in a positive way, they will perform a procedure tomorrow that will put in a trach and also a feeding peg in Danny’s stomach. The ventilator and feeding tube in his nose can then be removed. The doctor says that patients tend to recover more quickly and have less agitation when they remove all the tubes in their mouth and throat.

The family continues to praise our amazing God for His presence, His healing power, His provisions, and His love shared through so many! Thank you all for your encouragement and prayers. You don’t know how much it means to all of us.

Our scripture that we want to share today is from 1 Thessalonians 5:18, which reads: “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” We thank our God for his amazing grace, for our wonderful friends, and for all He is doing in and through Danny!

Donations for Dan Thompson

Donations for Dan

Eagle Pizza, the staff, and Dan’s family members are grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support the New Albany community has sent. In response to this, Eagle Pizza is in the process of setting up a fund for donations to be made to help Dan’s family through this hardship. Information will be posted as soon as this process is complete.

 

Background Story

The accident:  On November 18, 2012, Dan was helping a neighbor trim a tree.  While he was holding the ladder, a large tree branch fell and knocked Dan to the ground, making his head hit the concrete sidewalk.  He was life-flighted to OSU Medical Center, where they ascertained he needed immediate surgery to remove part of his skull to alleviate the pressure of blood flow on the brain, a subdural hematoma.  Through ct scans, the neurosurgeon realized that major damage had been realized by  the right side of the brain, along with many skull fractures, including the base of the skull, and the bone around the carotid artery and the jugular vein.
We are steadfastly praying around the clock that Dan is completely healed.  The doctors tell us that he has extensive brain damage, but our Father God is a great healer!The family certainly welcomes your visits to the SICU waiting room, however no visits are allowed for Dan in ICU.  The doctors have restricted his visitors for the next few days.Daily updates on Dan’s recovery can be found at:http://eagles-pizza.com/

Gluten Free Pizza

Now you can enjoy the convenience of our great Eagle’s Pizza with the rest of your family. Our gluten-free pizza is available for dine-in, carryout, and even catering. Order one at a time or order many to enjoy later.

 

Approved By: Eagles Villa Pizza

Restaurant in New Albany Pizza Sandwiches Dinners Salads Desserts Catering

Eagles Pizza Owner Thomas Griffiths Keesee

KEESEE Thomas Griffiths Keesee, 83 of New Albany, Ohio died peacefully at home surrounded with family. He was born December 31, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio to Catherine (Griffiths) and Everett Lenwood Keesee who both preceded him in death. The 1946 North High School Graduate worked as a bee keeper for Deer Creek Honey Farms of London, Ohio until entering the Navy on October 11, 1950. Discharged April 9, 1954 as a Hospital Corpsman Second Class, he served aboard the USS Muliphen. Married July 12, 1953 to Marjorie C. Doran of New Albany while home on leave, he and his war bride recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. He also worked at White Westinghouse in management before obtaining New Albany’s Eagles Villa Pizza in 1971 and Johnstown’s Villa Pizza in 1973 where he was called “Boss” by hundreds of employees over the last 41 years. Active in community, he was a member of the New Albany Lion’s Club, New Albany Country Club, 32 Degree Mason (Triangle Lodge), Faith Life Church Veteran’s Group, had coached Little League Baseball and participated on many early New Albany planning committees. Member of Franklin United Brethren Church for many years but presently worshiped at his son Gary’s Faith Life Church. Known for his quick witted sense of humor, this giving and respected businessman is survived by brother, Everett (Mike) Keesee; wife, Marjorie Keesee; son, Gary (Drenda) Keesee; daughter, Krista (Rick) Eldridge; daughter, Rhonda (Eric) Adams; and son, Dennis (Teresa) Keesee. He is the loving Grandpa to 17 grandchildren, Kasey, Ryan, Randall, Roland, Rodney, Kara, Amy, Timothy, Gary Thomas, Pollyanne, Kirsten, Corey, Rachel, Megan, Elias, Jacob, Tirzah and one new great-grandchild Journey. Visiting hours are extended to all, Monday October 8, 4-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m., with services to follow at 11 a.m., at the FaithLifeChurch, 2407 Beech Rd, Johnstown, OH 43031. Pastor Gary Keesee officiating. Internment at MaplewoodCemetery. ARRANGEMENTS MADE BY SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a special memory or extend condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on October 7, 2012

Eagles are flying high!

Friday night everything was going right for the New Albany Eagle’s. The only thing that could stop the offense’s attack was Mother Nature as the game was called late in the fourth quarter due to lightning. The final score was 66 to 14 and was the Eagles third win in a row.

See more: EAGLES FOOTBALL!

Eagles Football 2012

2012 Eagles Football

Reynoldsburg Raiders nip the visiting New Albany Eagles (New Albany, OH), 10-9 in a non-league test.

See more pictures at our “New Albany Schools Sports Page

 

Pelotonia Riders in New Albany

New Albany Welcomes Pelotonia Riders August 11 & 12

SATURDAY RIDE ENDS AT BEVELHYMER PARK; SUNDAY RIDE ENDS IN MARKET SQUARE

Please exercise added caution and patience as you travel in and around New Albany this weekend as our community welcomes the 6,000 plus participants of Pelotonia, a two-day grass roots bicycle tour aimed toward raising funds and awareness for cancer treatment and research.

On Saturday, riders will leave Columbus at 7:00 AM on a route that will pass through New Albany and stop at Bevelhymer Park.   Residents can expect to see heavy bicycle traffic from 9:00 AM to Noon along Beech, Kitzmiller, Central College, Walnut and especially Bevelhymer.

On Sunday, the remaining 1,500 riders who will be completing 155 or 180 mile rides will be arriving at Market Square in New Albany – right in front of the library from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Be sure to watch for some road restrictions along Market Square and for all the riders as they approach from the north along State Route 605 to Village Hall Road past the police station and Village Hall, and ultimately to the library.

There will be plenty of areas to support participants, especially along Village Hall Road near the finish line on Sunday.  Parking will be available at various places in the Village Center including the McCoy Center and behind the medical offices next to CVS.   Come early and grab lunch or ice cream at a local eatery and visit the steps of New Albany Village Hall where Scouts from Troop 364 will be manning a “sign table” to welcome your favorite rider at the big finish.

 

Remember to give yourself more time to arrive to your final destination this weekend.

News from the City of New Albany