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Ways to Reach Out to Lisa During Her Illness

August 20th, 2013

As many of you know, Lisa Landis was hospitalized on June 26th with a serious bacterial infection.  Many of you have expressed interest in leaving a message for Lisa. This page would be a great way to do that. Simply leave your reply to this message and we will pass your well-wishes along to Lisa and her family.

Some listeners and organizations have also asked about organizing a Get Well card shower for Lisa.  If your church or organization or family is interested in doing that you can send your cards to WJTL, 1875 Junction Road, Manheim, PA 17545 Attn: Lisa Landis, and we will pass them along to Lisa and her family as well.

Additionally, many have been asking about ways to help Lisa during her lengthy illness and Hospital Stay. If you would like to help with Lisa’s Medical & Rehabilitation Expenses, a special fund has been set up.  Please send your gift to…


Please Indicate on your check that this is for the

or call or visit the FULTON BANK branch nearest you.

Thank You!

  1. Keith
    July 8th, 2013 at 11:42 | #1

    When I started taking care of elderly people, I was really struggling with why I was there. I met a woman who told me her life story. When her mother found out she was pregnant, she gave herself an abortion and aborted the baby. She was bleeding badly and went to the hospital. In the hospital, she gave birth to a baby girl in a bedpan, only realizing then that she was pregnant with twins and only aborted one of the babies. The mother didn’t want the baby so the baby was passed around from relative to relative. Abused and neglected all her life. She then married a man who abused her. He passed away and she married another man who abused her. He passed away. During this time, she met God. She told me all this and then said to me, if God brought me through all of that to be able to bring me to this one place at this one time to tell you how much He loves you, then my life is more than worth it.
    I share that story to tell you that it is all worth it for HIS glory. You are in our prayers but more importantly you are in HIS hands. Continue to be HIS hands and feet. The fields are white, unto harvest…

  2. the Urbanik Family
    July 8th, 2013 at 12:52 | #2

    Hello Lisa, We have been praying for you and for your family. We pray that God will heal you quickly and that you will have a quick recovery from all of this. One day we will look back on this and understand why this is all a part of God’s plan. Miss hearing you on the radio along with your joking with Fred.
    Urbanik Family

  3. linda
    July 8th, 2013 at 14:47 | #3

    i have a writing i did in one of my darkest moments in my life i would like to send it to lisa can you give me her address and room number or would it be best for me to send to wjtl if so that is fine please email me at passionatechef@hotmail.com to let me know what is best

    we continue to keep you lisa in our prayers and thoughts

    blessings linda

  4. Rochelle Muray
    July 8th, 2013 at 14:56 | #4

    As much as I enjoy seeing your beautiful smile on my home page (www.lancasteronline.com), we’d so much rather run into you occasionally at the gym!!! There’s a prayer chain and a smile chain going on all around you.
    Here’s to hoping you, Alex, and John can feel the love!!!
    Box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies anxiously awaiting your arrival home.

  5. Audra Mylin
    July 8th, 2013 at 15:04 | #5

    Hey, Lisa,
    I have been praying for you and your family. I pray that God will give the doctors and nurses the
    wisdom and strength to know how to care for your current condition. Smile and remember that
    God loves you very much.

    May God Bless you,


  6. Scott & Annette Walters
    July 8th, 2013 at 19:04 | #6

    Lisa you are in our thoughts and prayers. God is a God who performs miracles and we are asking Him to perform a miracle for you. Blessings!

  7. Betsy Harris
    July 8th, 2013 at 20:11 | #7

    Lisa, We miss hearing you every morning. We are praying for a full recovery for you as well as God’s strength and love to be poured out from Him to you to help you grow stronger and healthier each day. May God also give John and Alex extra love and strength during this journey you are all going through. Get well soon! May God Bless you as much as you bless all of us each day!

  8. martin family
    July 8th, 2013 at 22:12 | #8

    Dear Lisa,
    We’ve been praying for you ever since we found out you were in the hospital. U of P Hospital is one of the best in the area. I grew up in Delaware County & anytime we needed more care U of P was the place to get the best treatment! We pray for you & your family that you will be back doing radio & Kids Break before you know it.
    The Martins

  9. Sara Lynn Swick
    July 8th, 2013 at 22:44 | #9

    Hey Lisa,
    My husband is a 6 year survivor of the same bacteria. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. It is a long road. But with God as your strength you will get through this!!
    God Bless,
    Sara Lynn Swick

  10. July 9th, 2013 at 07:56 | #10


  11. Reynolds Family
    July 9th, 2013 at 08:14 | #11

    Lisa and family,

    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We wish you a speedy recovery and healing as you confront this challenge.

    Reynolds family

  12. July 9th, 2013 at 09:52 | #12

    In all that has happened with Lisa over these last few weeks, I have had one constant thing come across my prayer thoughts…….anxiety. I know that God tells to NOT be anxious about anything, but its difficult and almost feels downright impossible. How can I not feel anxious? Doctors and nurses can tell you all that they think they know about conditions like Lisa is going through. And yet, I imagine that there were times she was in the quietness of her room by herself….and doubt or whatever crept in. The same could be true for her family. Every time you get an answer, another question seems to come. It could feel relentless.

    I am reminded of standing in the ocean. When you venture in past just getting your feet wet, there is that “drilling effect”. Water rushing in and out and slowly burying your feet. If you walk out a little further, that feeling diminishes, but now you are in the middle of that undertow. Still further, and you risk feeling the brunt of the waves crashing upon you and knocking you over. Trying to find that safe zone is ever changing. It depends on so many things. The tide, the size of the swells, time of day…water temperature….you could add more I’m sure.

    Still, God is in the midst of all of that. In each salt-laden sprayed drop, in every crash of water, in every tug that threatens to pull your feet out from under you. In all of those moments when it seems unending.

    But if we only stay where it’s high and dry, we never get washed. Water surrounds us with a feeling like nothing else. We know exactly when it lands on us. We feel immediately when our feet are wet.

    You have probably already discovered the incredible amount of patience, strength and faith you need to be in the middle of all of this. But you don’t have to carry that reservoir around with you at all times. Nor are you responsible for keeping it full. Sometimes all you need is one drop. God has supplied the ocean and will take care of filling and replenishing.

    So a reminder that stepping into the water, is not always stepping into the storm of anxiety. God could be inviting you to just be in the water. To be washed, rinsed…….restored.

    Much love, prayers and thoughts to Lisa and her family. And to you her friends, who are walking alongside.

    I am reminded of standing in the ocean. When you venture in past just getting your feet wet, there is that “drilling effect”. Water rushing in and out and slowly burying your feet. If you walk out a little further, that feeling diminishes, but now you are in the middle of that undertow. Still further, and you risk feeling the brunt of the waves crashing upon you and knocking you over. Trying to find that safe zone is ever changing. It depends on so many things. The tide, the size of the swells, time of day…water temperature….you could add more I’m sure.

  13. Tammy
    July 9th, 2013 at 09:56 | #13

    My prayers are with you and your family that you will remain strong in spirit, body and the Lord. I ask God to place his mighty healing hand upon you, bring comfort and peace to your family and provide guidance and direction to your medical team.

  14. Casey Allyn
    July 9th, 2013 at 10:05 | #14

    Hi Lisa
    Just to let you know you continue to be in my thoughts. Praying for strength and healing.
    Casey Allyn

  15. Whitney
    July 9th, 2013 at 11:50 | #15

    Hey Lisa!
    We’re all praying for you here in Lancaster County! Get better soon; you’re so very loved <3

    Isaiah 41:10

    "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

  16. July 9th, 2013 at 14:42 | #16

    We all praying for your healing and recovery. God bless you and your family from Creation Traffic Tim Shawgo family and your old Creation NW brothers and sisters. We love you Lisa!

  17. Patty Ashcraft
    July 9th, 2013 at 16:03 | #17

    Praying for you, Lisa. You are in my thoughts every day. And I am trusting God will completely heal you. You are greatly missed on the radio. Get well and we look forward to hearing you again on WJTL.

  18. Amy Gaston
    July 9th, 2013 at 16:06 | #18


    I’m at a loss for words (a rare occasion). I am not a reader of the daily paper and heard the news from Suzanne Stallings. Rich and I send you, John and Alex positive thoughts along with prayers for your medical team. I’m sure the rest of the (now defunct) events committee is better informed than me but will be sure to share your news with them. Your positive attitude, sense of humor and good karma will serve you well. I look forward to seeing you again at Central Market.


  19. calvin
    July 9th, 2013 at 21:42 | #19

    Dear Lisa, we are lifting up you and your family in prayer. We are praying for total healing as only God can bring. My wife and I have 5 beautiful children and we are moving back to Lancaster County. Our kids remember the Cookie Break radio show and so do we parents. You have an incredible spirit and a gift for sharing the power of Jesus in your life. Your healing will be another glorious testimony of His power and glory. Blessings!!

  20. Donna
    July 10th, 2013 at 06:53 | #20

    Dear Lisa,
    I pray that you will be infused with the peace and joy of God and that your medical team will be filled with wisdom. Your positive spirit and wonderful voice is missed at the station and we pray for your soon return. May blessings surround you and may you feel the love and healing touch of God.

  21. Leslie Bourassa
    July 11th, 2013 at 09:00 | #21

    Dear Lisa,
    We are praying for you to have total healing. I miss you on the radio, but Fred and all the others at the station are keeping us updated on your progress.

  22. The Wilson Family
    July 11th, 2013 at 10:01 | #22

    Deaest Lisa,

    Our family has been praying for you, daily. My girls who are 17 and 26 were raised listening to the oring show and Kids coofie break. You have an amazing voice and gift to the air ways with Frd daily. Keep strong, keep your eys and head like flint look towards the heavens and King Jesus. This is NOT a sickness unto death. God is restoring you daily. You have touched lives and now we send prayers to heaven to touch your body and restore. Also praying for your family during this time.

  23. Amy Bartoli
    July 11th, 2013 at 11:03 | #23

    Lisa, I just wanted you to know the many, many times that your voice cheered me, that your message gave me hope, that the Kids Cookie Break made me smile. You have brought such joy to my life, and for a lot of years, there was little joy in my life. So……I want you to know that I am sending you some hope, some smiles, and hopefully some cheer. My prayers are with you, that your spirit will stay positive throughout the hospital stay, the boredom, the fatigue, the frustration that goes with being in the hospital. I pray for your family, that they can trust in the one who holds the plan, and that they continue to support you as you go through this journey. You mean so much to so many – even though there are not faces to go with the prayers, please know that you are loved and missed. We can’t wait until you are up and running. Stay strong in His strength. Thank you!

  24. Rob
    July 11th, 2013 at 11:33 | #24


    I seen your post and I am encouraged that progress has been made in your battle against the infection. The reason for my encouragement is that I see God’s working in this battle as well. I see Him working in the body Christ by all of the comments, prayers, and well wishes.

    I am still praying (as I know many others are too) and God is still working and it is a blessing to see Him at work. May God speed your healing and recovery.

    Can’t wait to hear your voice on the radio again.

    May God Bless you,
    Hanover, PA

  25. July 11th, 2013 at 11:39 | #25

    I have been praying for you since my husband called to tell me that you were hospitalized. I pray for fully restored health with no further infections or setbacks. I pray for wisdom for the doctors. I pray for God to be glorified in this very difficult situation. May you come back stronger than ever ready to praise and serve our living God. It’s so encouraging to see all these positive comments left for you.

  26. July 11th, 2013 at 17:27 | #26

    I heard of WJTL while working at ski roundtop as a security guard at the cardboard derby. that was 10 years ago and I listen daily now. Your voice is amazing Lisa. Even if I am 70 miles away it seems that you are right there with me. Please get well soon. We all miss that amazing voice/talent that God has given you.!

  27. Judy T.
    July 11th, 2013 at 20:41 | #27

    Hi Lisa, I am soo happy to read the post from you! Praying that you continue to get stronger and that the infection is leaving your body-eat some chocolate chip cookies for strength! What a long journey-keeping you and your family in prayer! I miss you on the radio and cant wait to hear your happy voice again-but Phred is doing an alright job 😉 Blessings! Judy

  28. Barb Whitman
    July 12th, 2013 at 00:57 | #28


    I haven’t stopped praying for you since I learned of your sudden change in health (you met the girls and myself when we joined you and Fred with our puppet friends from “Shelter from the Storm). Your strength to battle this has been such an inspiration, hope and faith in an all all-powerful, all-mighty, all-healing Heavenly Father. We were in Tallahassee (where we are moving) when we heard the news … praying as a family as we’ve continued to follow the updates. Your strength to keep fighting has been nothing less than amazing. You are truly an inspiration to us all 🙂

    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you …
    Barb, Brooke, Brenna and Brittan

  29. July 12th, 2013 at 07:43 | #29

    Lisa! I just heard about this yesterday. I am so sorry you are going through this, friend. I know I don’t have to tell you that God’s got it all worked out, so I won’t. But I want you to know that the Bigley family will be praying every day for your recovery and that God’s goodness will be obvious to you, your family, and the hospital staff. I’m sure you’ve already brightened a few lives there!

    Under His mercy,

  30. Roth family
    July 12th, 2013 at 08:05 | #30

    Lisa, we have been praying for you everyday since we learned of your illness. We love you and miss you! Continue to lean on The Lord for strength, hope and inspiration as you go through this trial. As you seek our Lord in this struggle, he will build your faith and you will come out of this with a stronger faith. God is amazing and will bring about good and amazing miracles with this awful experience you and your family are under going.
    Stay strong, fight, and know we can’t wait to hear your lovely voice again!
    Love From us all! The Roth gang

  31. Bridgette McElwee
    July 12th, 2013 at 09:25 | #31

    Im praying for you Lisa. God is with you. God will never leave you nor forsake you. God loves you and so do I my dear sister.

  32. Kimberly
    July 12th, 2013 at 13:43 | #32

    I’ve been praying for you and your family since I heard of your infection. May the joy of the Lord be your strength on this long and difficult journey! I certainly miss being ministered to and encouraged by you in the mornings. Now it’s time for all of us to encourage YOU.

  33. Sherry
    July 12th, 2013 at 13:45 | #33

    Praying for you. Missing your voice on the radio. The banter between Fred and the others is not the same without you. Praying for a full and speedy recovery.

  34. Mary
    July 12th, 2013 at 16:33 | #34

    Continuing to pray for your healing! May the Lord strengthen you and your family as you walk this road. Hope to hear you back soon! Phil 4:13

  35. Faith
    July 12th, 2013 at 21:18 | #35

    Praying to our Almighty Father for complete healing and restoration!! We miss hearing your voice on the radio. Sending well wishes that you will not only be uplifted physically but emotionally, mentally and spiritually as well. God bless and hope to hear your voice soon 🙂

  36. Shawn and Jennifer Kanode
    July 12th, 2013 at 21:59 | #36


    We are praying for you and your family.
    We are praying for you just like you prayed for us.

  37. wanda
    July 13th, 2013 at 08:22 | #37

    I might be a 60 yr old grandma but I listen to WJTL and miss your cheerful voice! May you feel God’s strong arms around you holding you through this time! Praying for your health to becompletely restored and hope to hear you back on the radio soon!

  38. The Martins
    July 13th, 2013 at 11:48 | #38

    Our daughter, Natasha absolutely loves the KCB show!! We are all praying for a complete recovery for you and for you to feel God’s presence in your life each day as you recover!! Love and prayers to you!

  39. carol loeber
    July 13th, 2013 at 12:13 | #39

    When I first started listening to WJTL 20 years ago, Lisa, you were on the early morning show. I listened to you every morning. To me you were WJTL and I was so disappointed when you were no longer there to start my mornings. But I survived and hey, you came back. Now the Lord has a new mission for you and we will stand beside you every step of the way lifting you up daily in prayer, asking the Lord for healing, wisdom and guidance. Thank you so much for your love and service. God will bless!!

  40. Bill Young Jr.
    July 13th, 2013 at 13:40 | #40

    Hi Lisa, I graduated with you at Conestoga Valley H.S. I am presently residing in New Jersey & just found out about your illness.Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.May God comfort & bring you strength. Bill

  41. Amanda
    July 14th, 2013 at 04:59 | #41

    Dear Lisa,
    My family and I have been praying for the Lord’s healing touch on you. PTL for the good news your family received after your surgery on Friday. We have listened to you for years and I have made The Kids Cookie Break a routine on Saturday mornings. We miss hearing your voice. During the winter, you will hear my son (6) say “Lisa said (the weather was going to be like) this…”
    Praise the Lord you are under the good care of nurses and doctors at HUP and of course the Master Physician is working on you the most. We are continuing to keep you in our prayers for healing and a quick recovery! Blessings to you:)

  42. Peggy
    July 14th, 2013 at 09:15 | #42

    Hi Lisa….we miss u very much….our thoughts & prayers r with u & ur family……

  43. Carol Goodenough
    July 14th, 2013 at 21:37 | #43

    Hi! Landis Family; I have been praying no only for Lisa, but your whole family as well. We have a fantastic Physician and I know He is letting you, Lisa touch the hem of His garment. May your strength grow stronger and this infection grow weaker. May God richly bless you all. <3

  44. suzie
    July 15th, 2013 at 07:54 | #44

    we are praying for God’s awesome healing hand! We also know that God works everything out for His glory and are excited to see how God has used you in all of this. We know that it is probably very confusing now, but were praising Him for the life He’s given you and that you are a willing vessel.
    we miss hearing your voice but we’ll be patient for the exciting day when you get back on the radio!

  45. Beth Hoffer
    July 15th, 2013 at 09:11 | #45

    Hi Lisa,
    A small Bible study and prayer group of 16 or so at my husband’s workplace in Harrisburg have been praying for you. Some live outside of the WJTL listening area, but have been praying for you nonetheless. All of them are so encouraged at your progress and faith through it all. Here are three recent comments from some of the members:

    “Please let Lisa know that prayers are on the way. May her faith make her whole; and may the blessings of the Almighty fall upon her and her family!”

    “Wow!! What a scary time. Their faith is very inspiring!”

    “Just reading this (the latest update) sent chills through my body! The prayers of the righteous avail!! I am so grateful for God’s healing hand on her life!!! What an awesome GOD we serve!!!!!”

    May God continue to strengthen and heal you!

  46. Karen
    July 15th, 2013 at 09:44 | #46

    Praise God for the good report we are seeing. I’ll bet you all know the Lord better than ever! he is so faithful. this seems to be the newest tool of the devil, I have known many people that are having issues with serious bacterial infections. I pray you continue to recover and we hear your precious voice again soon. God bless your family I know how hard it can be living between home and hospital and it is so far from home. I am sorry! Gods blessings on you. Peace!

  47. Lisa Morgan
    July 15th, 2013 at 10:13 | #47

    I know you as a fellow St. Mary’s parishioner and also listen to you on the radio. My family and I were away at the beach when all of this unfolded for you, so I want you to know that you were prayed for from the Jersey shore! Praise God for news of progress in containing the infection! Please know you are in my prayers for a full and speedy recovery. May God strengthen you and your family and may He be glorified through this difficult journey in your life.
    God bless,
    Lisa Morgan and family

  48. Lori Carabello
    July 15th, 2013 at 14:38 | #48

    Lisa, for over ten years I have heard your joy-filled voice coming through my speakers on my way to work each morning, and I have appreciated your humor, kindness, faithfulness, and encouragement to the listening audience so much. I know that our Jesus will bring you through this trial and give you a new testimony of his faithfulness to you even though you have suffered so much. I pray that soon you will be well and restored to your family–and to all of us who benefit from listening to you!

  49. Scott Hill, II
    July 15th, 2013 at 14:46 | #49

    Godspeed, Lisa. The entire Lykens Valley Campmeeting is praying for you.

  50. July 15th, 2013 at 15:11 | #50

    Just wanted to say again….praying for you and your family. May the Lord grant you grace and strength for each day!

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