• 11/22/2010 Transplant plus 4 yrs plus 77 days!
    We are home from what is Bonnie's third trip to Boston docz since Aug 31 (Transplant anniversary). This week we are celebrating our 22 anniversary. Both of us are busy on the book and with grandparenting. Bonnie's left eye continues to heal the "defects" that probably resulted in an attack of graft-vs-host disease this summer. Her Boston surgeon put a piece a placenta on the cornea and stitched it shut the first week of Sept and again in October. Most of the October stitches have come off, but Bonnie is keeping it well gooped and taped shut in an effort to give it a couple of other weeks of rest to secure the healing. Daniel is the sick one these days with terrible hip pain and now a very bad case of the crud. And still we are happy and doing well. We had a wonderful time with the kiddos at Halloween. Bonnie made Halloween coloring books from their own past Halloween pictures (at They all came to hear Bonnie preach on the 21st; they are getting more and more accustomed to being in church and liking it more. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving at Jen's house with them and the other four grandparents. We loved seeing grandson Jackson and his mom, Dr. Deb in Boston. Jackson is quite the kindergartener and athlete these days. He's quite into playing chess. The book writing is squeezed in between doc and kiddo visits and church activities. We enjoy beautiful sunsets over the ocean every night.

Christmas 2009

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    Welcome to Daniel and Bonnie's 2009 Christmas Album. Here are Bonnie's 140 photos. I'll be adding more from Ron and Jennifer sometime (soon I hope).

Jackson Visit

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    Jackson spent a few hours with us today (January 21st).

Travels 'n Stuff

  • 05-07 Fireworks Bellingham
    Here are pictures of our friends, places we've been, remodeling projects we have done or are engaged in.


  • Aunt Deb holds 10 week Lucas
    Some pictures from Zac and Luc's visit to Boston to see their cousin Jack

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January 13, 2011



Bonnie and Daniel:
So happy the operation went well. Looking forwarded to hearing good news about Bonnie's sight tomorrow. Glad that you'll be here watching the Patriots playoff game with me on Sunday.

Margaret Irwin

When I wrote "wherever you are and whatever is happening", I didn't mean that you had to think up the most bizarre events to add to the excitement. That you made it to Boston is itself totally unlikely, but then we have come to expect the unlikely from you two. We give thanks that so far the results of the eye surgery look good and pray for even better news in the days to come. Daniel, I hope you are able to get some rest yourself. You are shouldering a lot of responsibility and care with equanimity, as usual, but we all know that that caring takes its toll. I loved your story of the encounter with the rest area guard. Perhaps he thought zombies were coming to take over the toilets?? Our love surrounds you, Margaret and Paul


Bonnie, I am thrilled with your site and at the same time know the dangerous waters of infection are right next to it. I am hoping you will read very seriously all Daniel writes about your behavior. I believe your fight to be independant hurts you more than helps and stetches your support system far to thin. Sorry for this damper on your new vision---------but you HAVE heard it from me before! Move slower. Get more assistance. Listen to Daniel when it comes to safety. He's the one picking up all the broken pieces of you. I love you both, betsy

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Contact Bonnie and Daniel

  • Bonnie Contacts
    johnsonbca same cell as always: 650-324-3816
  • Daniel Contacts
    NOTE NEW EMAIL: daniel.shurman same phone: 650-248-9299
  • NC mailing address
    Address until mid-June 2011: 4923 E Beach Dr. Oak Island, NC 28465

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