Maven News: Update on Condition & Return, Mother's Passing, more

- Reader Michael from sent this in:

Personal Update on Maven's Condition, His Return, and His Mother's

Written by: Michael

Good evening on this Friday the 13th of February.

I wanted to give everyone some updates as to what is currently going on
with Maven. For those who aren't aware, Maven had surgery two weeks ago
to remove bone chips and clean up cartilage in his knee and elbow. Maven
is doing great and is considered to be 35%. He visited the doctors
yesterday to have his stitches removed and his return date is March 9th.

Also, Maven's mother, Sherma Lee Huffman has passed away after a long
and tough battle with cancer. She passed away yesterday (02.12.04) and
will be greatly missed. Sherma was not only a caring mother and wife,
but a great friend to those who were fortunate enough to have known her.
Sherma, though battling with cancer herself, found time and effort to
contribute to St. Jude's Cancer Hospital, specifically the "Children's
With Cancer" fund.

Sherma's funeral for close family, friends, and relatives will be held
on Sunday, February 15th.

In honor of Sherma Huffman, has setup a special page of
remembrance for Sherma to allow everyone to recognize her contributions
and to make some of their own. In the meantime, if you would like to
make a donation, visit St. Jude's Donation Page
to make a donation. You can also contact
St. Jude's at 1-800-822-6344.

If you would like to make a specific "Memorial Donation" in Sherma's
honor, please visit: St. Jude's
Donation Form. Upon completing the form you will have the option to send
a "Memorial Notification Card" informing Maven that you sent a donation
via Maven's website. Simply type "From In Honor of
Sherma Huffman" as the card text and mail any Donation Cards to:

ATTN: Sherma Huffman Memorial
111 Country Wood Circle
Nashville, TN 37214

The above address is a recipient address for cards to be re-forwarded to
Maven. Please send no other mail besides cards, prayer letters, or
donation cards to St. Jude's.

As well, you can continue to email Maven at and
send your prayers and thoughts, or mail a letter to the above address
which will be re-forwarded to Maven. and it's staff is deeply saddened by the passing of
this great woman and wish to honor her in any way possible. With that, I
am challenging every staff member to donate $20.00 In Sherma's Memory to
St. Jude's Children's Hospital just as I have today.

God Bless,

*All donations and proceeds will go to the St. Jude's Memorial Fund in
honor of Sherma Huffman. Be sure to include her name on any donations,
and make all payments payable to St. Jude's Hospital. Anything received
will be mailed to St. Jude's. If you donate online, just be sure to
include Sherma L. Huffman as the person you are donating in memory off.
If there are any questions, please contact me at*