Brainwavz was originally written to tell the remarkable story of how Dr. Paul Francel saved the life of my husband from what was called by other doctors an inoperable, terminal brain tumor. Also, the story included a friend who was cured of a lifetime of epilepsy that prevented her from working and having a normal life. It explained how the health conditions of my husband and my friend intersected though me as I met Dr. Francel on April 21, 1999 and resulted in my husband's life being saved on August 17th of that same year.
The Mission of Brainwavz over the years has been to provide inspiration and encouragement to people by telling them about our experiences with my husband's brain tumor and some other patients' experiences with their neurological problems. It is presented from a Christian perspective. It shows that God still performs miracles and does amazing things in our present day.
When I wrote our original story "Happy Anniversary" for Beyond Chance on Lifetime Television Network and then made Brainwavz, I created them because I thought the world should hear our story because it seemed so important, and that is exactly what has happened. I have gotten e-mails from South Africa, Scotland, and other countries. I have heard from people in other states. Our original story and others are still being heard and read today as far as the Internet can go. I was able to confirm our video on television was still being played in other countries in 2010. There is also a link to our video on the first page of my website and several other pages.
This experience has taught me an important, powerful concept: You can do more than you think you can. You can reach out and touch the world, thanks to modern technology. I am so humbled and amazed by it all. I am thrilled the Lord called me to speak and so thankful I said yes. I have been richly blessed and I hope many others visiting my website have been blessed as well!
Brainwavz has gradually grown to include a number of other stories of people who were saved or greatly helped by Dr. Francel. In addition, I have written some other interesting, inspirational stories. It has given me the chance to share some of my thoughts that I believe would be helpful to others. I have begun to add links to a number of brain related conditions that are interesting and are, hopefully, helpful. I have recently written a webpage on Alzheimer's: What Did My Family and I Learn from Mom and Dad Having Alzheimer's? Helpful Tips - A Survival Guide. I hope it will be helpful to my readers. Here are also some Alzheimer's links. Another recent addition is information about Arnold and his stroke. See Arnold's Stroke Diary and Stroke Information. Note: he has fully recovered from his stroke, thank God.
Brainwavz has given e-mail support to a number of patients or family members who have contacted me. Some of those people I have become friends with and we have corresponded about 16 years.
Even though it has been 18 years since my husband's surgery, I believe the stories are, for the most part, timeless and can and still do touch people's hearts and minds in the present day.
Although Dr. Francel is no longer practicing medicine, he answered God's call to the ministry, attended, and graduated from St. Paul School of Theology in Oklahoma City August 24, 2012 with a Master in Divinity degree. Congratulations Dr. Francel for your great achievement to serve the Lord!! He is now Assistant Minister to Pastor Mark Borseth at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Yukon, OK. He is President of the Oklahoma Czech Sokol, Trustee of the Czech Hall, and author of an historical novel which will, hopefully, be made into a movie eventually. He is on the Library Board of Directors at Piedmont Friends of the Library. He is Co-Director of the Piedmont Park Project.
I believe this website will evolve and grow and continue to be helpful. It is my prayer you will be informed and blessed by visiting here. It is a place of hope and inspiration.
God bless you and yours
Developer and author of Brainwavz