Let’s Send Some Love From Love City

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Last week we wrote about a family from Delaware who fell ill from suspected methyl bromide poisoning while vacationing here on St. John. Two teenaged boys remain in a coma and their father remains hospitalized as well. Our friend Leah Randall had an amazing idea – one we’d like to share with all of you.

We’re not called Love City for nothing, so today, and for the rest of this week, we’d like all of you to join us in sending some love to Steve Esmond, his wife Theresa Devine and their two teenaged sons. Leah created two journals and left one at Connections in Cruz Bay and another at Connections in Coral Bay. (Connections in Cruz Bay is located one block from the ferry dock near Castaways and the old First Bank. Connections in Coral Bay is located next to Skinny Legs.)

For those of you on island, please stop by either Connections and take a moment to send some love to this family who needs our support. And for those of you off island who would like to pass along some love, please leave your comments here on this page. We will print all of them and will include them in the journal.

Connections in Cruz Bay is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Connections in Coral Bay is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The journals will be available through the weekend.

29 thoughts on “Let’s Send Some Love From Love City”

  1. sending you love from upstate New York. I’m so sorry for this tragedy & I’m praying for your family to completely recover.

  2. Dear Esmond Family,
    My family is heartbroken after hearing your devastating news. We are so sorry you are having to go through this and we ask God for complete healing and recovery of your family. God bless you during this difficult time.
    The Snyder Family
    Pensacola, FL
    Frequent visitors of St. John

  3. We too are frequent guests on STJ, and we are so sorry to hear about the circumstances of your recent visit. We are hoping and praying for a full recovery. You are in excellent hand. Even if you can’t see us there, every one of us is with you.


  4. Dear Esmond Family,

    My family and I just returned from STJ where we thought of you every day. We continue to do that now and send you love and positive, healing thoughst from New York and Connecticut. May you find the strength to endure and improve daily, until you are once again together and healed.

    Andrea and Steve Hames
    Sarah and Mike Hudnall

  5. So very sorry to hear that this happened. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sherry M, Dallas, TX
    Annual visitor to St. John for twenty + years.

  6. Dear Esmond family,

    We have vacationed on St. John for 20+ years and our family is sincerely praying for yours for a complete recovery. It is an absolute tragedy what happened to you. We are so sorry. God bless you.
    Rob and Kathy Moreland

  7. We are also frequent visitors of Saint John, and were heart sick to hear about what happened to your family. Many prayers for everyone’s full recovery.

  8. Dear Esmond family, as you can see from all of the well wishes, so many people have you in their thoughts and prayers. We all continue to hope and pray you all recover fully. We too are frequent visitors of St. John, it makes me so sad that something like this had to happen to you in such a beautiful place. I hope knowing you have so many people pulling for you, thinking of you and praying for you, can give you some comfort. Hugs to you xoxo

  9. Sending prayers for healing, strength and peace to your family. You are in the thoughts and prayers of so many!

    Mike & Michele Shallenberg
    Arlington, VA

  10. Prayers being sent your way for a speedy recovery. So sorry to hear about your family becoming so sick. My heart goes out to you and you are constantly in my thoughts. Get well soon.

  11. Sending well wishes to all of you. May you find the strength to get through this ordeal, warmth in knowing how many are thinking of you and comfort in the prayers being said for your full recovery. God Bless.

  12. My husband and I would like to send you our deepest sympathy. We too visit St John annually and it brakes our hearts to know something so tragic has happened to your family in a place that we think of as paradise. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are praying for a full recovery for all of you.

    Gene & Lucretia League

    Kilgore, Texas

  13. Thinking about your family every morning when I call upon the Universe to send healing and love to those who are ill or injured. Hoping you all heal and have a full recovery. I am saddened by the tragedy you have suffered during an innocent family vacation. Love to your family.

  14. If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.

    Love and many wishes for strength and hope; may you soon see many positive changes and healing.

  15. Sending prayers for strength and healing. May you find comfort knowing that so many are thinking of and praying for your family. We are all in disbelief that this tragedy could occur, and we wish for you the best possible recovery. Thinking of you in Maurice, Louisiana.

  16. Like so many others, I was heartbroken to know that you will forever associate a terrible event with our much loved St. John. My prayers for a full physical recovery and peace and forgiveness to your hearts

    Beth, Hudson Valley, NY

  17. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. We wish you a full and speedy recovery. ((Hugs))

    Laura & Kevin
    Napa, California

  18. You’re family has been in my thoughts and prayers since the second I herd the news! I’m sending positive thoughts for a full recovery everyday.

  19. All the good people of St John are so heartbroken by your suffering, we send our love and prayers constantly. The people responsible must be held accountable. Your St John family is made of many people you have never met, and we promise to hold you always in our prayers.

  20. Dear Esmond Family-
    We are sending you tons of prayers from Dallas. Praying for strength and healing for all four of you. We are also frequent visitors to St. John and are so saddened and sorry that this happened to you. We know Love City (both on and off island) is sending you tons of Love!

    The Franks Family

  21. Dear Esmond family, We have a home on St.John & have been so incredibly saddened by the terrible tradgity your family has suffered. We pray for your family everyday. We are praying your boys are improving. Please know you have a community of people constantly thinking of you & praying for healing.

  22. We are thinking of you and praying for the Lord’s touch on each and every one of you. May you all be healed quickly from this tragedy and may God supply you with all the strength you need for this fight. You have a whole community of people who are thinking about you and praying for you all.

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