The Latest from Arizona (An Update from Angie)
Again, here is a brief update translated through Angie’s text message. We hope it continues to paint the picture of dignity and beauty that both Will and Angie have conducted over these last 9 months.
Will wanted the tube out last night (Thursday). I was going to wait until Sunday.
He wasn’t able to talk so we communicated through him squeezing my hand.
He was very clear in wanting it out.
I asked the nurse [to remove it], but after 2 emergencies in other rooms it was 2:30am. We decided it was best to wait until morning.
At 8:30am (Friday morning), they removed the [breathing] tube.
It seemed like everyone was prepared for a very short time before he stopped breathing. He struggled for awhile.
It felt like an eternity.
I don’t really know how long it was.
They gave him lots of meds and he was able to relax. The staff has been ready all day for his passing, but Will has steadily improved. His heart rate is too low and his breathing rate is too high, but the numbers are very slowly improving.
Obviously, we don’t know how the next minutes, hours or days will unfold, but we trust that Will and Angie are enveloped in love and peace. Family is near, friends who are able to travel at such short notice have drawn close to their sides, and the #GoTeamGray community’s presence is felt at large as it continues to fill the room with love and prayers and offerings.
As Angie continued to write,
We are not giving up. Even as Will wanted the tube out, I told him I still believe he will be healed and he squeezed my hand that he did too. I want people to continue praying. We are not giving up hope. We pray constantly for healing…and peace and trust. I want people to continue with us in praying for healing.
Will, Angie, may you both feel the healing love, grace, peace and strength that surrounds you. For those of us that cannot be there, may you feel our presence and hear our continued prayers.
We will do our best to keep you all updated.
StephanieJuly 26, 2013
Sending love, hope, and prayers from Grand Rivers, KY…
May The Lord bless you and keep you.
May He lift up His countenance upon you… And give you peace.
Matthew and Stephanie Buchanon
shannonJuly 26, 2013
Prayers going up for the whole family there and back home in Paris, TN. Keep the faith.
Kim JenkinsJuly 26, 2013
I am continuing to pray for a miracle. I think that through Will we have seen miracles already. I pray for God to give Will comfort. I pray He will wrap His arms around you both and your precious families. May God bless you all! With much love and prayers from Puryear, Tn.
MelodyJuly 26, 2013
praying for that miracle
MelissaJuly 26, 2013
In Jesus Name and according to His Word I declare life and health to ALL of Will’s flesh. Will shall live and not die. I command every spirit of cancer, all spirits of fear, all spirits of infirmity to flee NOW in Jesus name. And I thank You Father that You have given Your children authority over ALL the ability of the enemy and whatofever we bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatsoever we loose is loosed. So according to Your will, Your plan I bind the works of the enemy, cancel his plans and crush him under Your feet. I loose life, health, strength, complete and total recovery in Your name.
Glory to Your name for Your mercies are new every morning. I ask that You visit Will and renew his hope, give him dreams and visions. Thank You Father!
Matt whiteJuly 26, 2013
Thinking of will and hoping he feels no pain. Such a tremendously talented, gentle and kind person. I, like a few on this page, know will from music , but it is incredible to read the comments from all the supporters from his church. Praying for Angie and praying for will. Sending all my love and strength.
Tina P.July 26, 2013
Love to you both. Praying and hoping.
DesireeJuly 26, 2013
Lifting you up in peace continually.
KeithJuly 26, 2013
I am thinking about you sending toms of love your way. O believe God with you for healing. -KBJ
KeithJuly 26, 2013
Kelly RogersJuly 26, 2013
Love and prayers and hope.
Janice and familyJuly 26, 2013
Will and Angie-
We love you both so much and wish we could give you huge hugs of encouragement in person! Know that we pray for Will’s healing -even the kids when they say grace at the table.
I’ve written you a thousand times in my head, but never feel like my words are as graceful as Angie’s. Please know that even when you don’t hear from us, God is hearing our prayers for you.
Nancy LaRoccoJuly 26, 2013
Still standing, still praying, still trusting.
ErinJuly 26, 2013
Still praying for healing- wont give up hope. Hoping for a miracle tonight.
ShanikaJuly 26, 2013
I follow every update, but find it hard to comment because I don’t know exactly what can or should be said. I guess the only thing of real importance is to know that MANY are lifting you up in prayer and we serve an awesome God who hears our cries. This journey, as heartbreaking as it is, has been such a testimony of hearts that are truly rooted in the Lord. May your faith remain steadfast and your hope never diminish.
Jackie TravisJuly 26, 2013
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO KEEP WILL & ANGIE WRAPPED N HIS LOVIN’ ARMS, THOSE THAT R THEIR WIT THA GRAYS ND THOSE THAT WANNA B THERE BUT CAN’T, KEEP PRAYIN’ FOR BOTH OF THEM. GOD IS AN AMAZIN’ GOD ND HE’LL TAKE CARE OF WILL & HIS LOVIN’ WIFE. I’M PRAYIN’ THAT ALL IS WELL FOR THA GRAYS/ROSS, EVERYONE STAY STRONG ND KEEP PRAYIN’ TO OUR ALMIGHTY FATHER ABOVE. ♥JACKIE ND FAMILY!!!!
MinnaJuly 26, 2013
Fighting alongside with you and continuing to pray. You are not alone and are deeply loved.
Sandee MilhouseJuly 26, 2013
We love you so much and praying, praying, praying for a miracle!
Rueben WhiteJuly 26, 2013
I continue to pray for Will, Angie and all the family and friends during this time. May God continue to strengthen Will, but most of all that God’s will be done in Will life.
Colleen BonillaJuly 26, 2013
We don’t dare give up hope in our God of sweet surprises. So with this encouraging news, we continue to pray for you, dearest Will and Angie.
BethJuly 26, 2013
I’ve never known a fighter like Will Gray. And God most surely formed Angie in the secret place of heaven to be the perfect helpmate for her strong warrior husband. They are truly a match made in heaven teaching all of us many things. Praying for life and breath for Will Gray tonight.
Harrison CowanJuly 26, 2013
Our God is an awesome God.
Tony BonillaJuly 26, 2013
Angie and Will,
We’re not giving up. We will pray for healing. We will pray for a miracle.
Lord, hear our prayer!!! Father God, let you power surge through Will’s body. Heal him o mighty God.
We praise our God and King. Amen and amen and amen!
Bethany and CraigJuly 26, 2013
Love you guys! Continuing to pray.
Lisa MidgettJuly 26, 2013
Our Father still sits high and looks low upon his children. He still good in spite of all things even tragedies such as this. Sending love, prayers, and hugs to the both of you.
MelanieJuly 26, 2013
This update came in literally as we were praying for healing after reading your prior update. We continue to celebrate your faith, your hope, your beautiful lives, and we will continue to pray for healing and for peace for Will, Angie and all those surrounding you with love.