Saturday, October 22, 2011

It's Time for an interVENTion

So the next steps are pretty clear right now.

Wean Chaia off the ventilator fairly aggressively over the week and the first part of the next week.

If she handles it well, we're looking at extubation middle or end of this next week.

This is major crossroads #1.

Chaia has been on the vent for one month...It has been good. (It has taken some of the work off her heart by doing some of the breathing for her.) It has been bad. (It has led to mild infection that has been treated with antibiotics and has led to some levels of dependency on the vent to keep her going.)

When she weans off this, we will know if her respiratory function is sufficient and if her heart's support of her respiratory function is sufficient. If she can't wean or she is extubated and can't sustain herself, we will be saying goodbye in very short order. In some ways it is Make it or Break it time.

So its time for an interVENTion. Monday through Wednesday...72 hours...we are looking for people to pray in half hour intervals. For you math majors, we need 144 people to sign up. Here's how I see this going. We will sign up through this blog in the comments section. And you can only sign up for the next available half hour...so no claiming a time on Wednesday until we've covered every half hour on Monday and Tuesday.

So in the comment section, jot down the day and time you will be praying, your name and where you are from. Remember, you can only take the next half hour slot...So if the last person has taken 9:00-9:30 a.m. on Monday...you either take 9:30-10 or you come back later and get a time that works. This has to go better than the youtube video posting on facebook haha.

Chaia's InterVENTion begins tomorrow night at midnight. Join us.

Chaia still wins when we kneel.

197 comments:

Ben said...

12:00 a.m. -12:30 a.m. Monday. Ben Thompson from his new home at the Cleveland Clinic. M43 bed 6.

Shaina said...

12:30 a.m.- 1:00 a.m. Monday. Shaina Thompson. From Chaia Joy's brightly decorated bedside.

Cindy Penrod said...

Grandma Cindy said...1am-1:30am Monday. Grandma Cindy Penrod. From TCU at St. Thomas Hospital.

Erica said...

1:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Monday. Cohen and his mommy from our bed in Wooster :) Alarm set, and ready to pray!

Justin Gruelle said...

Justin Gruelle. 2:00-2:30 am. From Wadsworth, Ohio.

Sandy Chapman said...

2:30 - 3:00 AM Sandy Chapman.
From home in Orrville, Ohio

Anonymous said...

3:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. Amanda Slone from home in Flatwoods, KY :)

Joanne Sadlon said...

3:00a.m.-3:30a.m. Monday! Joanne Sadlon. Sometimes God calls me in the middle of the night! I am a facebook friend and "in-law-in-law" of Holly Zakikian.

God bless you!

lawrence said...

3:30 a.m.-4:00a.m.Monday
South African time 9:30a.m.-10:00a.m
Tricia and Lawrence South Africa

Jennet Gore said...

Monday 4:00am to 4:30am from Wadsworth, Ohio.

Jennet Gore

Mizzle said...

4-4:30 Monday a.m. Mike Schnee, from the kitchen table, Charlotte, NC. (on a side note, my word verification for making this post was "wherpra", which in English, can be translated as "where pray"...thought it was pretty cool...I'm a dork...)

Mizzle said...

alright...4:30-5 for Mike Schnee since Jennet Gore beat me to the post :)

tiffany625 said...

5:00 am- 5:30 am -Tiffany Shay from her bedside at home

Anonymous said...

5:00 to 5:30am Monday...Jeanni from Rincon Ga...

Anonymous said...

Oooos I will now do 5:30 to 6:00 Jeanni

Anonymous said...

6-6:30 am Monday - Aunt Jill <3

Anonymous said...

From Smithville, OH : ) Aunt Jill

Anonymous said...

5:30 a.m.- 6:00 a.m. Monday. Patti
from Creston, OH

Anonymous said...

oops -- I got beat out, too. :) I will now do 6:30-7:00 Patti

Anonymous said...

6:30-7:00am Monday

Asking for miracles,kneeling Lutz Florida
Tina Detweiler

seems several people are signing up at the same time, so we will have some praying during the same time slots :)

Gramma2u2 said...

7:00 to 7:30 Monday morn. PRaying
Judy in WV

Anonymous said...

okay, I got beat out too! 7:00-7:30 am Monday

Anonymous said...

got beat out twice!
7:30-8:00am

Quiet Oasis said...

8-8:30am Monday - Kristy Nelson in Novelty, OH (Cleveland)

Beth Zollars said...

8:30-9:00 Monday morning from Killbuck OH

Holland said...

9:00 - 9:30 Monday Morning.

Love you guys.

Anne Fischer, Wadsworth said...

9:30 to 10:00 AM, Monday.

Larry Peterson said...

10-10:30 am, Monday. Wadsworth.

Courtney said...

10AM - 10:30AM monday
Courtney Schnee
Charlotte, NC

Mama Karen said...

10:30-11:00 am Monday. Karen Price Lancaster Ohio

Steph said...

11:00-11:30am Monday Stephanie MacPherson, Charlotte NC

Anonymous said...

Curt Thompson Wadsworth,Ohio
11:30A.M. to 12:00A.M.
From My Car on the road

Pam said...

Pam Grucza - I will take the next shift noon to 12:30 pm on Monday from Wadsworth OH

Cathy said...

Cathy Imhoff - 12:30 - 1:00 PM on Monday, Orrville, Ohio

Anonymous said...

Diane Firis - I will pray from work at the Crystal Clinic in Fairlawn from 1:30 - 2:00 on Monday.

Anonymous said...

Oops...make that 1:00 to 1:30...I can't count today!!! Diane Firis

MTomko said...

I will pray from 2:00pm-2:30pm on Monday at Sacred Heart of Jesus chapel, Wadsworth, OH. Marsha Tomko

Anonymous said...

2:30 to 3:00pm at Wadsworth UMC
Wadsworth-Barb Cline

Jessica said...

3:00pm - 3:30pm. Jessica praying from downtown Toronto, Ontario.

Pam said...

Mark Grucza says: Diane I have it covered. 1:30 to 2 pm on Monday from Wadsworth OH.

Jackie Thompson said...

I'm praying continually on Monday, and every day, I'll sign up for 4:30-5:00pm from my home in Smithville

Anonymous said...

5:00 - 5:30pm Monday, Sharon Keener from Canton, MI

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Anonymous said...

I think that 4:00-4:30 pm on Monday was skipped. We will take that time. Aaron & Candace from Wooster, Ohio

Anonymous said...

5:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday. Gretchen Snyder (Schnee) from Kent, OH. I'll pray with my baby girl in my arms.

Amanda Zipf said...

3:30 to 4:00 was skipped for Moday also. Amanda from Fishersville, Va will be praying at home with my 3 girls from 3:30-4:00

Anonymous said...

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm! I'm at Ohio University and I'm trying to either get a group together to pray with me or to get some other students to sign up for their own time slots. I posted on the facebook page for my residence hall and my graduating class. I look for updates every day, and my love goes out to baby Chaia and her wonderful parents! Jenny Skoda

Anonymous said...

Oh, the 6:00 to 6:30 PM slot on Monday, I didn't clarify the day. Sorry! Jenny Skoda

Anonymous said...

6:30pm to 7:00pm Monday evening Me and mt son Matthew will be praying for Chaia at home. Denisa Caughron

Anonymous said...

Monday 7:00-7:30pm Julie Richardson Indian Land, SC

Anonymous said...

Judy from Smithville will do 7:30 to 8:00pm on Monday

Anonymous said...

8:00-8:30 pm at home in Wadsworth. I'll read the many stories of Christ's healing, praying he'll do the same with Chaia :) - Tyler O'Brien

Anonymous said...

Monday. 8:30-9. Amy in Ames, IA.

Anonymous said...

I'll pray from 9:00 - 9:30 pm Monday evening. Lori Bendickson (friend of Courtney Schnee) Huntsville, AL

Jay.Keener said...

9:30-10:00 pm on Monday. Jay Keener

Anonymous said...

10:00-10:30 pm Monday. Brandie Svete

Anonymous said...

I'll take 10:30 to 11:00
Tammy in Wadsworth OH

Eileen VanFleet said...

11:00-11:30pm Monday

Anonymous said...

11:30pm Monday-12:00 am Tuesday. Becky Gross. Praying from Barberton, OH

Anonymous said...

I will cover Tuesday morning 12:30 to 1:00 - Dan Frizell

SuburbanMom said...

I'm up a lot at night (and pray for Chaia then anyway!) so I'll take 1:00-1:30 am on Tuesday.

Kelly Nelson

Anonymous said...

Megan Prough from her bed at 1:30 - 2:00 am on Tuesday morning in Akron, Ohio.

Courtney said...

2am - 2:30am Tuesday
Courtney Schnee
Charlotte, NC
we doubled up on the same time previously, so this is my new time

Anonymous said...

I've got 2:30am -3am on Tuesday - April Pelfrey from Herndon, VA

Kristie said...

3:00am-3:30am on Tuesday morning. Kristie Nist from Pembroke Pines, Florida ...continuing to send lots of prayers your way!

krweisz said...
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krweisz said...

3:30- 4:00am Tuesday Katie Weisz praying from Ellwood City, PA

Anonymous said...

Deborah McKinney praying 400-430 in Southside, TN

Lisa Madigan said...

11:30pm-12:00am sun

Lisa Madigan said...

ohh duh! make that 4:30-5 pm tues!! good thing i DO know how to pray!! ha

The Hube said...

Tuesday 5:00-5:30am Cape Coral, FL

Sue Bauch said...

5:30-6:00a.m. I will be praying while on my way to work at The Crystal Clinic in Akron, Ohio.

martiforlife said...

Tuesday 6-630. I will be praying. Marti from Springfield Ohio

Anonymous said...

i've got 6:30am-7am since i will be here with her! haha! *megan m

KateShultz said...

Katelyn Shultz. 7-7:30am Tuesday. From Wooster, OH

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

I will kneel 12-12:30 am Tues for Chaia. I believe that one was missed and 4:30-5 am Tues just in case Lisa M does pm;)

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mathersblog said...

Tue 7:30 to 8:00 am ill be praying! Scott Mathers Massillon Ohio been thinking about you guys since I heard your story.

Joanne Sadlon said...

Sorry for the mix-up.
I goofed up by duplicating Monday 3:00-3:30...
so I will beg, plead and ask our God to show His glory and heal Chaia's heart on Tues 8:00-8:30.

Anonymous said...

8:30-9:00 on Tuesday. Jay, Ashley and Logan from Sterling, OH. :)

Anonymous said...

9:00 - 9:30a.m. Tuesday...Angie & Landon in Canal Fulton :o)

Terri said...

I will take 9:30a to 10am Tuesday!! Will be praying from Lakewood NY!!! Love you guys!! Terri

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for little Chaia on Tuesday 10.00-10:30 a.m. Larry and Pam Douglas

Anonymous said...

4:00-4:30 pm on my drive from Cleveland to Wadsworth S Olson Wadsworth

Anonymous said...

Praying Tuesday 1030-11

Becky said...

11:00am-11:30am on Tuesday. Becky Long & Camden from Springboro, OH

Cathy said...

11:30 - 12:00 praying for Chaia at my home in Orrville, Ohio

LoriWagner said...

12-12:30, Tuesday ...Wags

Anonymous said...

12:30 - 1:00 Tuesday. Hilary Siber from work in Durham, NC.

Anonymous said...

1:00-1:30 pm Tuesday. Jenna Brinker, The University of Akron

Amy said...

1:30-2:00 pm Tuesday - Amy Stephens Atlanta, GA

Emily said...

2:00pm-2:30 pm. Tuesday. Emily Starkey. Wadsworth, OH

heather graham said...

2:30-3:00....Praying in Texas. I've also put in a prayer request at my church - so there will be many, many other prayers for your sweet angel.
I check in multiple times every day, and each time I pray that God make it his will that precious Chaia return home with y'all...her extremely faithful and Christ-centered parents. You are an inspiration in your faith and it's awesome to see to lift up God in your struggle. Chaia will be a miracle, and God will shine through her showing all He is capable of. It's already so evident in her room :)
With love,
Heather Graham (friend of Holly Zakikian.)

Anonymous said...

3:00p to 4:00p Tuesday! I will be on my knee's pleading with God!! I am in! Maryann Wadsworth OH

Anonymous said...

I will pray for Chaia Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Pam Peters, Columbus, OH.

Sarah Burnett said...

I will pray for Chaia from 4:30- 5:00pm on Tuesday. We are kneeling with you.

Anonymous said...

5-530pm tuesdayMayfield heights OH, Jacki sulzer

Amy Starkey said...

We will take 5:30-6:00pm Amy Starkey & 6:00-6:30pm Nate Starkey on tuesday...Clarkston, MI

Anonymous said...

5:30 - 6:30 PM Tuesday - The Swank family from Medina and Valley City will pray for Chaia

Anonymous said...

6:30 - 7:30 PM OK the Swank family will try again!

Anonymous said...

7:30-8 pm Tuesday!
Staci

Anonymous said...

I will pray from 8-8:30 Tuesday evening.
Deb F.

Anonymous said...

Joyce and Alan Hlavka from Atlanta, Georgia 8:30-9:00pm

Anonymous said...

Joyce and Alan Hlavka from Atlanta, Georgia 8:30-9:00pm Tuesday!

Abbe said...

I will be praying 9-9:30pm Tuesday night! AND of course, every day! :)

Abbey said...

That last one was from me, Abbey Calevich... I should probably spell my name right! :)

Bette Starkey said...

9-9:30 pm tues- Bette Starkey, Wadsworth, Oh

Anonymous said...

9:00-9:30 pm on Tuesday From home in Wadsworth. Karen Berry

Bette Starkey said...

9:30 - 10 pm tuesday- Bette Starkey

Anonymous said...

Paula from first baptist church in conneaut Ohio. I've been praying for her for the past few weeks. I got 9-930p on Tuesday! Blessing and prayers for the entire family

katee said...

9:30-10:00pm Tuesday from my home in Apple Creek, OH
Katee Comiskey

katee said...

Ok ill try again 10:00-10:30pm Tuesday
Katee Comiskey

Anonymous said...

10:30-11:00pm Tuesday from my home in Elizabethtown KY - Shaina's Aunt Donna

Anonymous said...

11-11:30 Roberta from our house in Wadsworth

Wood said...

11:30 - Midnight - Our house in Wadsworth - Wood

Anonymous said...

12-12:30am Wednesday. Emily Iles from my home in Wadsworth.

Anonymous said...

1230-1 am Wednesday, on our knees for Chaia in Rittman

Greg said...

1-1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Greg Franks in Bluffton, OH

Angela Marshall said...

1:30 - 2:00 am Wednesday from the Marshall family in Bishop, Texas

Julie Gross said...

Diane Gross mother of Becky Gross, praying for you all in my home in Barberton, Ohio

Mary Shadburn said...

2:30am -3:00am Weds. Praying for Chaia from Apple Creek - Mary

elizabeth s renneker said...

3-3:30am from Denver, CO (friends of Courtney S) ~Liz

Anonymous said...

3:30am-4am Christie from Medina OH will be praying for Chaia!

MIck said...

4:00 - 4:30a.m. Wednesday morning. Mindy from Wooster.

Cindy Penrod said...
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Grandpa Jerry Penrod said...
4:30am-5am from home in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Jen Azar said...

Aunt Jen ~ 5:00-5:30 Wednesday from St. Louis.

Zachritz Family said...

5:00am-5:30pm Wednesday. Abby Zachritz cape coral fl

Zachritz Family said...

I meant am.

Anonymous said...

Rhonda & Kevin will take 5:30am - 6:00 am. Wed morning from home in Wadsworth Ohio

Anonymous said...

Rhonda & Kevin will take 5:30am - 6:00 am. Wed morning from home in Wadsworth Ohio

Jen Azar said...

I'll take 6:00-6:30am since we had a duplicate.

snoke said...

Joe Snoke 630 700 am wadsworth

painterned said...

Dawn and I will take 6:30 to 7:00 am Wednesday from Venice Florida!!!!

Anonymous said...

I will take 6:30-7am on Wed morning. From Monica Peters in Canton (Courtney and Mike's friend...you were at my house this summer with sweet Chaia)

snoke said...

Lori Snoke 700 730 am wadsworth

painterned said...

ok didnt see that one will take 7:00 to 7:30 then on wednesday!!

Anonymous said...

Ok...just kidding...7am to 7:30am on Wednesday morning from Monica Peters

painterned said...

haha I cant type the time in fast enough!!

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virginiap said...

In an effort to beat the crowd, I'm skipping the 7:30 time. I'll be praying 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Wednesday! Virginia Pratt in Bluffton, SC (I teach w/ Mary Beth!)

OmaOpa said...
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OmaOpa said...

8:30-9:00 AM Wednesday. Betty Ann Neher (Michelle's mother in law) praying from Wooster, OH
Isaiah 41:13
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Anonymous said...

9-930am Wednesday.
Rebecca Marshman, Kansas City Missouri.

Anonymous said...

9:30-10:am Wed from home in Gahanna Ohio....love you guys!!! Chaia wins when we kneel- Christa Wallet

Anonymous said...

10-1030am wed. ~amber sayre

Meg and Gee said...

1030-11am Wednesday!! (and throughout this whole week.) Your daughter and your faith are having an impact all around the world. Thank you for the privilege to pray with you for her. Megan and Grant Strong- England.

Amanda Gray said...

1030-1100 pm wen amanda gray and lilly my one year old from our home in wellsville ohio and my husband jason from hall china in east liverpool ohio

Scott Winans said...

I will take 7:30-8:00am on Wednesday that was skipped. Scott W on my way to work in my car.

Matt said...

11-11:30am Wednesday - Matt in Columbus

Kwolfinger said...

11:30-noon on Wednesday...Kaye in Wadsworth

Chrissy Pope said...

I am going to pray Tuesday 7:00-7:30 a.m. (even though someone already signed up) and keep praying continuously.

Crystal Blake said...

Im not sure if all slots have been filled but Ill take Wed noon-12:30 following the last post. And continuing to pray non-stop for your beautiful lil angel! God Bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Weds, 1230-1

Anonymous said...

Wednesday 1PM-1:30PM
Aunt Alicia in Wadsworth, OH

Uncle Drew & I will also be praying tonight and tomorrow night for an hour each night together.

God is faithful!!

Anonymous said...

I will and have been praying for Chaia. May God bless you in ways unimaginable. I praise you for your faith and thank the Lord for your witness. But I pray for healing. In the name of JESUS may Chaia be healed. Kerri from Tallmadge, Ohio

Anonymous said...

1:30 - 2 on Wednesday. Laurie and Addison will be praying from Lakemore (Akron), Ohio.

Jerri Lynn said...

I will pray for Chaia from 2:00- 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Have been praying for her and your whole family and will continue to.
Jerri Lynn Baxstrom

Anonymous said...

I would happily kneel from 2:30-3P Wednesday.
Sandy Todd-Wadsworth Ohio

Lisa said...

3pm - 3:30pm Wednesday - Lisa G Ft Myers, Fl from my car

Anonymous said...

I will pray Wed 3:30-4pm, I am Drew's sister and I have been praying for you all along, and i will gladly continue to pray...jami

aussienic76 said...

Nikki Harvey
A friend of Megan Strong in the UK. I don't want to mess around with the time difference between the UK and the US but wanted to let you know there are folk in the UK praying for you all too. God Bless you with His peace.

Anonymous said...

4:00 pm-4:30 pm Wednesday. Laurie Anderson. A friend of Mike and Courtney Schnee. Youngstown, Ohio.

Anonymous said...

2:00 am to 2:30 am on Wednesday Morning. Betsy Schumacher from Lancaster, OH

Anonymous said...

4:30-5 pm Wednesday. Denise Sayre in Smithville, Ohio and Dawn Ross in Clinton, Ohio. We will continue our prayers for Chaia and your family. Chaia has quite an amazing story and we pray that she will be on the "abnormal" list! Thinking of and praying with you!

Julie Keener said...

5-5:30pm on Wednesday. On my drive home/at home. Praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

I pray Lord Jesus, continue to bring healing, and glory to Your Name through that healing, through the lives of this child and her parents. I thank you, Lord for the faith that is represented and boldly expressed and invested here and in their lives. Please honor them and their requests, Lord, as they honor you.
Uncle (John) of Michael Schnee.

Anonymous said...

5:30 - 6:00pm Wednesday, Bruce Keener from Canton, MI

Alan said...

It's going to take me a little time to figure out the time difference to the UK.
I'll be praying for you all at this most important time right after I post this and over the next days.
Alan Mann, Bristol, UK.
For the glory of Christ the Author of Life.

Brooke Babyak said...

I'll pray 6-6:30 pm on Wednesday from Kent! Love you guys! Brooke Babyak

Anonymous said...

I'll pray from 630-7 on Wednesday from Osu
Logan Kilbride

Matt said...

Ill pray from 7:00 to 7:30 from Columbus

Jann said...

I will pray Wed from 7-7:30pm...
God Bless her! Jann from Smithville,OH

Jann said...

I will pray Wed from 7-7:30pm...
God Bless her! Jann from Smithville,OH

Anonymous said...

I will pray 7:30-8:00pm Wednesday from my home in North Lawrence, OH. Cindy Morris, Candace Hartzler's mom.

Anonymous said...

Kristie Toddy will take the shift from 8:00-8:30 Wednesday evening. I will be on my knees praying from Columbus, OH. Lots of Love!

Anonymous said...

8 pm until 8 30 pm on Wednesday Shane and Cheryl Hardman in Cape Coral, FL

Anonymous said...

We will do 8:30-9:00 pm on Wednesday since I posted at the same time as someone else.

Anonymous said...

one more try....Hardman family in Cape Coral Florida 8:30-9 pm

Anonymous said...

Jenny Young praying from 9pm-9:30pm on Wednesday from Charlotte, NC

Mary Beth said...

9:30-10:00pm Wednesday - Love you guys from Bluffton, SC

tiffany625 said...

10:00-10:30pm Tiffany Shay from Cleveland, Ohio

Amy Sadler said...

10:30-11pm Wed. I will stay up just for Chaia, Rittman OH

Anonymous said...

11-11:30 pm Wednesday night from our home in Columbus. Sheila cook

michelle said...

11:30-midnight on Wednesday, Oct 26. Michelle Cooper from Springboro, OH.

Steph Wright said...

Praying from 9-9:30pm in Novelty, OH. I know the slot is taken, but it looks like you've reached your goal through Wednesday. I love you guys.

Steph Wright said...

Oops,forgot the day...Wednesday.

D said...

Well, I've tried multiple times to get a slot that I can just focus..and pray..but the good news, is that everytime I tried to get those times..they were already filled. In all honesty, I have been praying with the masses and will continue to pray through those time slots along with so many others. I can only imagine the beauty God sees through all the love shown here.

Anonymous said...

Continuously praying in Angola, Indiana

Jess Javorek said...

I've been praying on my lunch breaks at school in Mantua, OH. As I glance down the long list of committed pray-ers, you guys are in such good hands, especially knowing that we're all in the palm of God's giant hands.

Megan Wolf said...

I've been on here several times a day to try and sign up for a time that I know I can focus and pray, but Chaia is so well-loved that these slots are hard to come by! I wanted you to know that the Wolf Family is praying everyday, many times for your sweet little girl.

dianna said...

The McFarland family, in Tracy, California will be in prayer and fasting for Chaia on Wednesday. To God Be The Glory!

Jenn Shearer from VaBeach VA said...

I will be praying throughtout the day today for Chaia that she overcomes!

Amy said...

I will pray from 1-1:30 today, and will continue to pray throughout the week. ~Amy in Tallmadge, OH

apremra2 said...

She will be my intention for mass tonight, 8:15 - 9:00. Kent, Ohio. Everyone at our Newman Center has been praying for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for precious Chaia as the interVENTion comes to a close...and will keep praying for her in the days and weeks to come.

Nate said...

10:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. daily. Nate from Wooster, OH