Wednesday, October 27, 1999 12:31 PM
From: George Price

Jacob is in the hospital due to a bacterial infection he developed over the
weekend. He will be there for about 10 days until the drugs have successfully
eliminated the infection. No transplant can be done while the infection is
present, therefore we need to pray for a speedy and complete recovery to good
heath.

Friday, October 29, 1999 8:55 AM

He is feeling better, still in the hospital--hoping to get out next Monday. He
does have a job offer to work with a local realtor doing some office and
computer work once he is released from the hospital. Our prayers for a quick
and total recovery from the infection are requested.

Sent:        Wednesday, November 03, 1999 8:19 AM

God hasn't change. HE is still good all the time!

11/02/99 15:36 ***

Jacob was brought into surgery this morning around 9:00 a.m. His intravenious
line was reinstalled and he spent some time in recovery. He is resting now,
but in lots of pain. Targeted discharge is 12:00 noon tomorrow. Thanks to
everyone for their prayers for Jacob. We've been here since Feb 11, 1999.
Still waiting for a call for a transplant. He begins a job Thursday at 9:00
a.m. and is going to church Sunday with a friend he met a few weeks ago. Is
in good spirits. He also received his first correspondence back with an "A".
He was pleased and ready to send in the remaining lesson


Tuesday, November 02, 1999 8:02 AM
11/01/99 17:12 ***

Subject: Jacob
He is feeling well, expected to be out today but that did not occur.Before he
can leave, they need to re-install a double pic line that continuously feeds 2
drugs into his system. That procedure was scheduled today, but he was given
the blood thinner medicine thus preventing the installation of the line.
Hopefully, all is correctly lined up for tomorrow. Joel asks that we pray for
the successful installation of the line and his discharge from the hospital
tomorrow.


Sent:        Wednesday, December 01, 1999 8:16 AM

From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, December 01, 1999 7:44 AM
T

He had a good Thanksgiving weekend . Chef Joel did the cooking as Linda had to stay in BR due to her strep
throat illness. Jacob and his girlfriend broke up on Monday. Joel asks that we pray for his emotional stability,
that he be strengthened during this time, and that Joel have the right words and actions to support Jacob

Sent:        Thursday, December 09, 1999 3:25 PM

The following note was written to Joel by Carrie, on March 20, 2004. She had signed the guest book and Joel
asked how she knew Jacob. This is her reply.

Dear M.r Bankston, thanks for writing me.  this is Carrie Scott, I live in Houston (lived in League City at the
time) Jacob and I dated for a bit in '99 (I believe I'm the breakup referred to in the 12/01/99 email)  I spent
that thanksgiving afternoon with yall and Jacob came to dinner at my parent's place and to my cousin's
wedding the following day with me.  After the breakup we tried to stay in touch but something went wrong.  
Its hard to explain why it took me so long to be able to look anything up, to say anything, I mean its been
nearly four years. . . the best explanation is, I was afraid I was right.
You may not want to hear this at all, much less from someone like me. . .but it cannot be explained any other
way than this. . .I felt him leave  I was in a classroom at San Jac.  working on a lighting grid diagram for my
next class. . .my stomach dropped out on me the room went brown for a moment and I knew he was gone.  
Barely a year since I'd met him, 9 months since our breakup, but mark my words, I knew.  Jacob, (despite my
inability to maintain a relationship), had  a profound effect on me.
I met him on Matchmaker.  Seemingly out of nowhere I met this amazing young man with such a remarkable
attitude about life and REALLY LIVING IT.  
Jacob helped me change the way I see and live my life, through his enthusiasm, tenacity and above all his faith.  
He was one of those exceptional people who cannot help but touch every other life they come in contact with.  
I thank God for having known him.
-Carrie


From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, December 09, 1999 12:38 PM

Joel is in Baton Rouge until Sunday,  and Jacob is enjoying the time alone in Houston. He has not worked this
week, so the rush to find Christmas money is not as productive as he would like. He is feeling good , both
spiritually and physically. They have a monthly checkup with the doctor on Monday. Joel asks that we pray
that they be given information by the doctor that they would have not obtained without God's intervention.

Sent:        Monday, January 17, 2000 1:52 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Re: hey dad
yeah, I got both of them & I forwarded the other one to some friends.

From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, March 20, 2000 2:07 PM


It has been a very busy week. First, Jacob's PIC line broke and he had to go to the hospital to have it fixed.
While there, he was noftified that they had identified a potential heart for transplant, and would do the
transplant if the blood type and other tests showed compatibility. Unfortunately, the blood test of the
prospective donor showed Hepatitis B (sp) and they chose not to do the transplant. Clearly, Joel believes
Jacob is at the top of the list for the next transplant assumoing right fit for the criteria. Jacob is still in the
hospital, hoping to get out today after they re-install the PIC line. Let's pray for Jacob's continued good health,
a successful transpant and the donor and his family.

Bankston, J. W. (Joel)
From:        Mallon, J.M. (Mike)
Sent:        Monday, March 20, 2000 11:44 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        A Blessing
Sometimes in this life, you just get lucky. I only partially believe in that. I believe that the Lord put you in my
life and a blessing it was.
A couple of times in my life, I have been totally humbled and rendered speechless in the presence of a person
whose faith shines as bright as yours does. You have been one of those phenomenal blessings in my life.

Today and for the rest of my life, I will stop myself sometimes when I am into stinking thinking and I will ask
myself "What would Joel say or do?". Yes, I also ask myself WWJD. However, when I am ready to
differentiate myself from that divine will power and think of earthly challenges, I cannot escape the notion that
you, Joel Bankston, are walking this human existence and living the WWJD at a higher level than I do.
I do not say that as a way of condemning myself. I say that as a thank you to Joel Bankston for sharing his
faith, his life, and his light-----with me.
God Bless you as you bless others ! God Bless your family and Jacob's special needs.

Thanks !!!

Regards,
Mike Mallon
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, March 24, 2000 1:55 PM
Subject:        FW: Jacob Report


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, March 24, 2000 1:51 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, mallon; Marcotte, marcotte;
McMahon, Mcmahon; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pitts, pitts; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        Jacob Report

He fever continues, it was 101 and very close to the level where he needs to contact the heart group--which
would likely result in a hospital stay. Let's continue to pray that Jacob be free of the fever and a safe trip for
Joel.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, April 07, 2000 10:31 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, mallon; Marcotte, marcotte;
McMahon, Mcmahon; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pitts, pitts; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        Jacob Update

Not much has changed from my last report--I was on vacation and thus delinquent in my updates! Jacob is
feeling fine, but has developed a rash that the doctors believe is '"stress related". They believe that the wait for
the transplant is the cause. Joel asks that we pray for healing of this illness, and Jacob's patience as he
continues the wait for the transplant,
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, April 28, 2000 3:17 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.; Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        FW: JACOB HAS A  NEW HEART!


-----Original Message-----
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Friday, April 28, 2000 2:50 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: JACOB HAS A  NEW HEART!

What wonderful news.  I will pray for Jacob and the donor's family.  God is so good.  We thank Him and
Praise Him.


ROBERT W. SPATH
FUELS MARKETING HUMAN RESOURCES
Phone:  281.444-1371   Fax:  281.444.1386

Mailing address:
15206 Ripplewind Lane
Houston, TX  77068



-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, April 28, 2000 8:09 AM
Subject:        FW: JACOB HAS A  NEW HEART!

Great news! Glory to God! Let's touch and agree in prayer for all of the following. God is STILL in control!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, April 28, 2000 7:55 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, mallon; Marcotte,
marcotte; McMahon, Mcmahon; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Cc:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        JACOB HAS A  NEW HEART!

Last night, Jacob was informed that a heart had been found for him.The surgery started around 3 am and the
message from Joel at 7 am was the heart had been transplanted, and everything is fine at this point. I
understand that the heart was a perfect match and very strong and healthy. Joel asks that we pray for the
family and friends of the donor,. He also asks that we pray today that Jacob not reject the new heart, that
there not be excessive bleeding and that no complications arise from the surgery. Let's also praise God for this
transplant and pray often today for all of the above.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, May 01, 2000 12:44 PM
Subject:        FW: JACOB HAS A  NEW HEART!
How long have we waited for this testimony! God is so faithful and His timing is so perfect. Jacob shall enjoy a
long life, length and peace as he keep his mind stayed on Jesus! Halleluyah!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Sunday, April 30, 2000 9:03 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Price, G. E. (George); Bankston, Joel W.; EXT-BANKSTONJ(A)AOL.COM,
Cc:        Lawless, B. S. (Brian); Arvin, Scott R.; Messer, R. L. (Randy); Couvillion, C. J. (CJ)
Subject:        RE: JACOB HAS A  NEW HEART!

Well....... What a mighty God we serve. The angels bow before Him, heaven and earth adore Him. That is
Linda and my song tonight as we give thanks for the many miracles that have happened this past six years as
we have waited. Jacob would be graduating from LSU next week had everything gone as planned. Much
discouragement, much encouragement, much just day to day hanging in there. I'm not talking about me, I'm
talking about Jacob. He is his mom's and my hero! He has endured till the end! He has run a good race and
fought a good fight! Now there is laid upon him a crown for his bravery. No, the fight is not over, but it is the
beginning of a new life with new hope for Jacob as he takes on the rest of his new life with a new heart.
On April 28, 2000, Jacob and his mom checked him into the Children's hospital for the last time. He was
feeling horrible and could hardly breath. After he was settled in his room, Jacob's mom went to our apartment
in Houston at 10:00 P.M. Just a few minutes later, Jacob's heart transplant nurse came in the room and told
Jacob to get ready, she had found him his heart. Jacob's friend Valerie called me in Baton Rouge as 10:37 and
said "Mr. Bankston, they have found Jacob's heart!" I was asleep and didn't believe her so I asked her to
repeat what she had just said. Jacob was calling his mom on the other line telling her to get back to the
hospital. I talked to Jacob and he confirmed at 10:45 that it was true. He put his nurse on the line and she
explained that she had did a triple match on Jacob's blood to the donor blood and it was a positive match
every time. I said, "Peggy, I'm in Baton Rouge, what time will you do the surgery?" She said, "about 1:00." I
hung up the phone and called Jimmy Reno a friend with a plane and he and I decided to me at the BR Airport.
At that time, Matt came in from a date. 10 minutes later he and I were driving to the Airport. We were in the
air at 12:00 midnight. We flew about 128-137 knots and got to Texas Hobby at 1:35 A.M. A guy at the
airport gave me a car and I made it to the hospital just 2 minutes before they took Jacob off to surgery at 2:
00. We talked to the surgeon at 2:45 and he said he was just waiting for the donor heart to get there. At 3:15
they made the first incision and at 10:00 the next morning, they came to tell us the surgery was finished. At 11:
00 A.m. Jacob was loosing 713 cc's of blood an hour(about 2 units) and for the next 12 hours it was
extremely critical. They used every possible method to stop the bleeding and it wouldn't stop. At ~5:00pm
they opened Jacob's chest back up and cleaned out pooling blood and repacked him with gause. The bleeding
slowed to half the loss till about 12:00 pm and then by 4:00 am it had almost stopped completely. I was
sleeping. At 7:00 am, I got up to go see Jacob and he was so different. AT noon today, April 30 2000, they
removed the breathing tube from Jacob and he began to talk, drink liquids and receive visitors. We are not
through yet, but have really turned a major bend and crossed a steep mountain. Thanks be to our Lord that
Jacob is the fighter he is and that Jesus truly is his rock and mighty salvation. Stay in prayer with us as we
progress through the next few weeks of recovery. Have a wonderful Day. Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, April 28, 2000 8:09 AM
Subject:        FW: JACOB HAS A  NEW HEART!

Great news! Glory to God! Let's touch and agree in prayer for all of the following. God is STILL in control!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, April 28, 2000 7:55 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, mallon; Marcotte,
marcotte; McMahon, Mcmahon; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Cc:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        JACOB HAS A  NEW HEART!

Last night, Jacob was informed that a heart had been found for him.The surgery started around 3 am and the
message from Joel at 7 am was the heart had been transplanted, and everything is fine at this point. I
understand that the heart was a perfect match and very strong and healthy. Joel asks that we pray for the
family and friends of the donor,. He also asks that we pray today that Jacob not reject the new heart, that
there not be excessive bleeding and that no complications arise from the surgery. Let's also praise God for this
transplant and pray often today for all of the above.

Bankston, J. W. (Joel)
From:        Poulsen, Peter E.
Sent:        Monday, May 01, 2000 9:07 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Glorious News
Joel
Just heard the wonderful news that Jacob had received his heart transplant!
Our prayers have been answered, but we’ll continue to keep Jacob and your family in our prayers for a full
recovery, and for the family of the donor.
Be sure to keep me posted his progress.
Pete
_____________________________________________________
Pete Poulsen, ABC
Communications and Policies, ExxonMobil Human Resources
E-mail: peter.e.poulsen@exxon.com
4550 Dacoma, Houston, TX 77092 - BH4, Room 2068
Phone: +1-713-680-6073 / Fax: +1-713-680-7276 / Page: +1-800-223-5957
Visit ExxonMobil Me at: http://159.129.140.198/hr_us/scripts/index.shtml
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Thursday, May 04, 2000 1:44 PM
Subject:        FW: Jacob status
-----Original Message-----
From:        Puryear, Michael R.
Sent:        Monday, May 01, 2000 10:46 AM
To:        Waters, Kerwin E.; Naser, Becky S.; Poulsen, Peter E.; Duplantis, Charlotte; Morgan, J.T. (Jim);
Ramsey, James R. (Jim); Marquez, Ofelia D.; McClenaghan, Frederick
Subject:        FW: Joel Bankston's son's transplant --

As of about 9:00 PM last night, Joel Bankston's son Jacob was doing very well. He was conscious,
breathing on his own, and lucid. His transplant heart was functioning well and his kidneys were working.
There were severe problems with bleeding on Friday evening after the transplant. His chest was still open
so that the doctors could work on him quickly. In fact they had to take him back into surgery.
There was one point they almost lost him. Many people learned of the problem and prayed.
The doctors were finally able to control the bleeding and stabilize the situation. I visited with the family on
Saturday morning and they seemed to be doing well. Joel was out moving his son's car. I talked
with his wife Linda and several other relatives who were there. I learned later that they closed Jacob's chest
and removed the breathing tube later that day. He was doing very well by Sunday.

The family seemed to really appreciate the concern that we have all expressed in this situation.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Puryear, Michael R.
Sent:        Wednesday, May 03, 2000 11:39 AM
To:        Waters, Kerwin E.; Naser, Becky S.; Poulsen, Peter E.; Duplantis, Charlotte; Morgan, J.T. (Jim);
Ramsey, James R. (Jim); Marquez, Ofelia D.; McClenaghan, Frederick
Subject:        FW: Joel Bankston's son's transplant --

I just talked with Linda Bankston's mother and she said that Joel's son, Jacob, is still doing well. Jacob,
however,
had a very painful night. In addition, there is concern about his body's ability to re-establish its functions after
the
trauma it has experienced. In particular, his kidneys/bladder are not working yet as they should. On the good
news side, the rejection drugs appear to be working.

Please continue to remember them in your prayers.


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, May 04, 2000 1:31 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas;
McMahon, Mcmahon; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Cc:        Murphy, K. M. (Kevin); Jones, B.H.(Bryce); Jones, L.L. (Lara)
Subject:        Jacob status

He is getting better each day.Today, he walked around the ICU ward, and set up for quite a while. His
kidneys and lungs are working much better and his heart is fine. They may move him to a private room
tomorrow. Joel again thanks all of you for the prayer support. Let's keep praying for Jacob.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, May 08, 2000 9:23 AM
Subject:        FW: Jacob needs our help in prayer


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, May 08, 2000 8:22 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas;
McMahon, Mcmahon; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Cc:        Murphy, K. M. (Kevin); Jones, L.L. (Lara); Jones, B.H.(Bryce)
Subject:        Jacob needs our help in prayer

His condition weakened over the weekend, his kidneys again stopped working and fluid was filling his lungs.
They had to go back to surgery last night. The doctors reinflated his lung, drained a liter of fluid from his chest,
repositioned his heart and placed him on dialysis. He is in recovery, intensive care. Joel and the family are very
weary--they need our prayer support for their strength and for Jacob's recovery. Please join the family in
prayer.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 09, 2000 1:25 PM
Subject:        FW: Jacob's condition continues to be very serious


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 09, 2000 12:19 PM
To:        Brooks, T.; Gardner, D.; Henry, E.; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; MONSIVAIZ,
monsivaiz; MURPHY, K; Spath, Robert
Subject:        Jacob's condition continues to be very serious

Jacob is still fighting along with the doctors, nurses, and other medical help as they battle numerous problems
associated with the transplant. His kidneys still don't work and his liver is not working now. They continue to
drain fluid from his chest . He has a staff infection. He is conscious and Joel has been with him recently. Jacob
can not talk due to the breathing support but he did squeeze Joel's hand. The doctors and nurses asked us to
pray for them to have the wisdom to make the right decisions on a minute by minute basis. I know you will
respond for Jacob as you have for all these months. God bless.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Waters, J. D. (Joe)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 09, 2000 4:05 PM
To:        Covington, B.; Arvin, S.; Carothers, C.; Kuehler, G.; Bankston, J.; WILDMAN, E; Cuellar, W.
Subject:        FW: talked to Joel


-----Original Message-----
From:        Adams, K. H. (Kevin)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 09, 2000 3:19 PM
To:        Waters, J. D. (Joe); Ferguson, C. D. (Doug)
Subject:        FW: talked to Joel



-----Original Message-----
From:        Lamb, S.T. (Stacey)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 09, 2000 2:47 PM
To:        Adams, K. H. (Kevin); Hall, Janet; Brown, K.; Arvin, S.
Cc:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        FW: talked to Joel

fyi.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Ramsey, James R. (Jim)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 09, 2000 2:43 PM
To:        Lamb, S.T. (Stacey)
Subject:        FW: talked to Joel

fyi.

James R. Ramsey
ExxonMobil Global Information Services
Financial Coordination Manager
P.O. Box 4278, Houston, TX 77210-4276
Tel: (713) 656-0545 Fax:(713) 656-0757

-----Original Message-----
From:        Morgan, J.T. (Jim)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 09, 2000 2:39 PM
To:        Marquez, Ofelia D.; Ramsey, James R. (Jim)
Subject:        RE: talked to Joel

Ofelia/Jim:
Mike Puryear and I called the hospital.  Mike spoke with Joel.  Joel advises that his son (Jacob) is on life
support, his kidneys and liver have failed, he had a low blood pressure episode and has a staph infection.

The situation is very serious.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Marquez, Ofelia D.
Sent:        Tuesday, May 09, 2000 2:01 PM
To:        Puryear, Michael R.; Morgan, J.T. (Jim)
Subject:        FW: talked to Joel



Ofelia Marquez, GSC GIS Financial Coordination
Room 2145, Phone 713-656-2364, Fax 713-656-0757

-----Original Message-----
From:        Ramsey, James R. (Jim)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 09, 2000 9:13 AM
To:        Marquez, Ofelia
Subject:        talked to Joel

Ofelia,  Joel could use our prayers,  his son is not doing well at the moment.  He had a set back on Sunday
and is currently on life support.

James R. Ramsey
ExxonMobil Global Information Services
Financial Coordination Manager
P.O. Box 4278, Houston, TX 77210-4276
Tel: (713) 656-0545 Fax:(713) 656-0757
-----Original Message-----
From:        Puryear, Michael R.
Sent:        Wednesday, May 10, 2000 9:31 AM
To:        Waters, Kerwin E.; Naser, Becky S.; Poulsen, Peter E.; Duplantis, Charlotte; Morgan, J.T. (Jim);
Ramsey, James R. (Jim); Marquez, Ofelia D.; McClenaghan, Frederick; Ahmed, I.R. (Iram)
Subject:        FW: Joel Bankston's son's transplant --

Jacob Bankston is not doing well presently. He had a relapse last Sunday
afternoon. He developed a staph infection and his kidneys and liver are not
functioning. The doctors had to reopen his chest. He is on life-support at present.
On the good news side, his new heart is working perfectly. In addition, the
fever from the infection broke. He is at this moment undergoing dialysis and
the doctors plan to close his chest when the dialysis completes.

Please continue to remember Jacob, Joel, Linda, and their family in your
thoughts and prayers.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 10, 2000 3:10 PM
Subject:        FW: His status in day 13 after the transplant
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 10, 2000 2:27 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas;
McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        His status in day 13 after the transplant

He remains in intensive care, but encouraging signs are evident. His temperature has returned to normal---
blood pressure is stabilized--while his kidneys and lungs are still not working, the doctors are hopeful they will
see positive changes in the next 24 hours. They plan to close the chest cavity again tomorrow morning, and
may have to work with one of his lungs before the closure. The family is in good spirits, very thankful for the
support they are receiving. Joel asks that we pray for no rejection (right now he is not taking any anti-rejection
drugs due to his other issues) and improvement in the bottom portion of his lung. I believe our prayers for the
doctors and nurses' wisdom to make the right decision --minute by minute and hour by hour are being
answered--let's keep them in our prayers also.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, May 11, 2000 8:52 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas;
McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Cc:        Murphy, K. M. (Kevin); Jones, L.L. (Lara)
Subject:        Jacob is still battling many health issues

I talked to Joel this morning . Jacob continues to be in critical condition as he and the doctors fight numerous
issues. Very slight improvement in the liver function numbers, kidneys still not working (dialysis will be done
this morning), lost almost a half pint of blood last night when they placed a pic line in his neck. Heart and lungs
seem to  be working fine. New issue is increased need for platelets due to blood loss and the body fighting
various problems. He is consuming 3 bags of platelets per day. The family and friends have given platelets, but
that supply is just about used up. The platelets have to be given at the hospital, it's about a 2 hour process. If
any of you all in Houston can help or know others that can help, Jacob and the family will be most
appreciative. They have not closed the chest cavity yet. Joel asks that we pray for any bleeding to stop, that
the platelets will help, and that the kidneys will start to function. No one is giving up so let's not give up on our
constant prayer support.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, May 12, 2000 10:57 AM
Subject:        FW: Platelets Needed


-----Original Message-----
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Friday, May 12, 2000 10:48 AM
To:        Halsted, H.U. Jr. (Duke); Poulsen, Peter E.; Rosa, Allen L.; Iha, G.S. (Sue); Guttshall, R.M. III;
Heck, Nancy J.; Conner, Lea; Hoege, Hal H; Matte, E.J. (Elaine); Bray, H.G. (Hank); Foley, A.T. (Allen);
Mantell, P.W. (Peter); McCoy, Kathy J.; Nomura, Kristin A.; Ford, A.R. (Russ); Allred, J.R. (John); Meidel,
R.W. (Rick); Ebel, S.R. (Sonja); Daigle, B.L. (Belinda); Minor, Aimee E.; McShan, J.P. (Jamie); Galbraith,
Kelly L.; Burton, Beverly A.; White, Lori W.; Mejia, N.A. (Natalie); Clay, W.E. (Walt); Johnson, G.
(Gwen); Morrison, Amy E.; Rothwell, Terry L.; Barber, A.H. (Anne); Caskey, Jerry S.; Cahill, John R.;
McCarthy, J.C. (Jack); Clements, D.W.(David); Schmidt, M.G. (Michael); Ross, Dale A.; Johnson, A.A.
(Andrea); McGuire, Laura A.
Cc:        Price, G. E. (George); Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        FW: Platelets Needed

The preferred number to call to donate platelets is now (713) 791-4483.  Thanks.  They now are OK through
Tuesday but still need donors on Wednesday 5/17-Saturday 5/20.  Thanks so much for your very generous
response and please keep those prayers coming..



-----Original Message-----
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Thursday, May 11, 2000 12:44 PM
To:        .
Subject:        FW: Platelets Needed

Several additional pieces of information:

·        To schedule an appointment to donate call 713 791-4483
·        St. Luke's is 6720 Bertner Ave., Houston in the medical center near Herman Hosp. Just off of Fannin
·        Saturday's last appointment is at 1PM, no Sunday appointments
·        Need a total of about 50 donors but everyone single donor will be a great help.

Thanks again for passing this on to others and for your prayers on behalf of Jacob and family.


-----Original Message-----
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Thursday, May 11, 2000 10:41 AM
To:        Poulsen, Peter E.; Rosa, Allen L.; Iha, G.S. (Sue); Guttshall, R.M. III; Heck, Nancy J.; Conner, Lea;
Hoege, Hal H; Matte, E.J. (Elaine); Bray, H.G. (Hank); Foley, A.T. (Allen); Mantell, P.W. (Peter); McCoy,
Kathy J.; Nomura, Kristin A.; Ford, A.R. (Russ); Allred, J.R. (John); Meidel, R.W. (Rick); Ebel, S.R.
(Sonja); Daigle, B.L. (Belinda); Minor, Aimee E.; McShan, J.P. (Jamie); Galbraith, Kelly L.; Burton, Beverly
A.; White, Lori W.; Mejia, N.A. (Natalie); Clay, W.E. (Walt); Johnson, G. (Gwen); Morrison, Amy E.;
Rothwell, Terry L.; Barber, A.H. (Anne); Caskey, Jerry S.; Cahill, John R.; McCarthy, J.C. (Jack);
Clements, D.W.(David); Schmidt, M.G. (Michael); Ross, Dale A.; Johnson, Andrea; McGuire, L
Subject:        Platelets Needed

Jacob Bankston is the son of an ExxonMobil Baton Rouge employee, Joel Bankston.  Jacob is 21 years old
and after temporarily moving to Houston almost one and a half years ago to wait for a new heart, he received
it 14 days ago.  He has had many complications and problems in the past 2 weeks and is very badly in need of
platelets.  He is at St. Luke's Hospital in the medical center.  I understand that any possible donors would
need to donate there.  I believe that the restrictions are that you have not taken any aspirin or aspirin products
within the last 36 hours and have not donated blood recently.  I understand that blood type is not a factor.

Jacob will need donors on Friday 5/12, Saturday 5/13, Sunday 5/14, Monday 5/15, and Tuesday 5/16,
approximately 5 each day.  It takes about 2 hours to donate.  The approximate times are 8:30AM, 10:30AM,
12:30PM,2:30PM, and 4:30PM.  
If you could pass this on to anyone who you know and/or can donate platelets yourself this gift could truly
save Jacob's life.  Thank you for anything that you can do.  


ROBERT W. SPATH
FUELS MARKETING HUMAN RESOURCES
Phone:  281.444-1371   Fax:  281.444.1386

Mailing address:
15206 Ripplewind Lane
Houston, TX  77068
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, May 12, 2000 8:08 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas;
McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        The battle continues

Joel reports this morning that some slight progress has been made from yesterday. Slight improvement in the
kidney and liver function numbers although they are not working yet. Good news is white blood cell count
good, no temperature, good blood pressure and heart rate is very good, and his lungs are clear and expanded.
Major issue is his platelet count is down--so far random platelets donations  versus those from the family seem
to be more effective for Jacob. I know there are several people in Houston who are working to develop
platelet donors or going to St. Luke's to donate. Joel asks that we pray for Jacob's blood to start clotting, for
his platelet count to improve and for kidneys to start working. Let's continue to be there for Jacob and the
family. God bless.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        BLOOD DRIVE DOWNTOWN
Sent:        Friday, May 12, 2000 3:18 PM
Subject:        JACOB NEEDS O+ PLATELET DONATIONS

Importance:        High
Joel Bankston's son, Jacob (22) underwent a heart transplant on April 28th and needs direct platelet
donations from O+ donors.  Please call St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital at 713-791-1000 (ask for the Blood
Donor Unit) to schedule an appointment.  Jacob and his family appreciate your help.

Thanks,

ExxonMobil Volunteer Blood Drive Committee
-----Original Message-----
From:        Matus, Charlotte A.
Sent:        Friday, May 12, 2000 9:57 AM
To:        Puryear, Michael R.
Subject:        FW: JOEL BANKSTON DONATIONS

Note I sent this a.m.


-----Original Message-----
From:        Matus, Charlotte A.
Sent:        Friday, May 12, 2000 9:45 AM
To:        McCasland, Carol A.
Subject:        JOEL BANKSTON DONATIONS

Carol, can you send a note out to the O+ donors who would be going to donate at St. Lukes for this young
man.

The hours of operation for St. Luke's Blood Center is:

Mon-Fridays        8-6

Saturdays        8-3

Closed on Sundays

They need 2-4 platelet donations for this young man per day. No aspirin products in 36 hours of their
donation. And if possible please call and schedule an appointment at
713-791-4483

thank you,

Charlotte Matus        
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Upstream Public Affairs
800 Bell, Room 4155I
Houston, TX  77002
Phone:  713-656-4085
Fax:  713-656-7492
E-mail: charlotte.a.matus@exxon.com
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, May 12, 2000 2:52 PM
Subject:        RE: More good news
Halleluyah!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, May 12, 2000 2:30 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas;
McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        More good news

Jacob is now in surgery as they are closing the chest cavity--kidney functions continues to improve, lungs and
heart still working well, kidneys are not working  but overall a better report. Joel asks that we pray for no
problems with the bleeding and for the surgeons now operating.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 16, 2000 9:25 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        He continues the battle

Just talked to Joel. Jacob is conscious,  but very calm. He wants the breathing tube out, and they are hopeful
that it will occur today.  They are doing kidney tests this morning, and will give him 2 pints of blood. Platelet
count is down some, but should recover with the blood transfusions. He will also have physical therapy starting
today. Joel asks that we pray for the breathing tube to be removed, that the kidney tests results be positive,
and the recovery continue. Let's also pray for Linda today.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, May 15, 2000 7:33 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas;
McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        Sunday night report

I talked to Joel last night--Jacob had a fairly good day. They are starting to take him off the heavy sedation
drugs he has been under for 8 days--this means as he starts to waken he will understand that the last 8 days
have been spent fighting various issues that he does not know about. He will also see the dialysis machine and
will learn he still has kidney problems, so his understanding of his situation and Joel and Linda's ability to
communicate are critical. His heart and lungs continue to function well, so improvement in liver function, but no
kidney improvement. The best news is that the platelet count is up and it appears he is producing his own
platelets- Praise God- and although there is slight bleeding, the doctors are not concerned.The breathing tube
will come out today also. They will minimize the pain medication. Joel and Linda are worried about any brain
damage that could have occurred during this period of heavy sedation and they ask for our prayers in this area.
Matt graduates from high school today in Baton Rouge, strongly supported by other members of family and
friends.
Let's pray for the family today.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Puryear, Michael R.
Sent:        Monday, May 15, 2000 11:34 AM
To:        Waters, Kerwin E.; Naser, Becky S.; Poulsen, Peter E.; Duplantis, Charlotte; Morgan, J.T. (Jim);
Ramsey, James R. (Jim); Marquez, Ofelia D.; McClenaghan, Frederick; Ahmed, I.R. (Iram)
Subject:        FW: Joel Bankston's son's transplant --

Jacob Bankston's situation has improved slightly. They did not give him platelets
yesterday because his platelet count was up slightly from 59 to 85. The doctors
are waiting to see if this is a trend before they give him more units. His medications
have been reduced and he awakens periodically. They may take the ventilator out
to allow him to breathe on his own. He is undergoing dialysis at this moment,
a process which takes about 4 hours. His new heart is still functioning well
and there is no sign of rejection.

I know Jacob and his family appreciate your continued prayer on his behalf.


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 16, 2000 9:25 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        He continues the battle

Just talked to Joel. Jacob is conscious,  but very calm. He wants the breathing tube out, and they are hopeful
that it will occur today.  They are doing kidney tests this morning, and will give him 2 pints of blood. Platelet
count is down some, but should recover with the blood transfusions. He will also have physical therapy starting
today. Joel asks that we pray for the breathing tube to be removed, that the kidney tests results be positive,
and the recovery continue. Let's also pray for Linda today.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, May 15, 2000 7:33 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas;
McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        Sunday night report

I talked to Joel last night--Jacob had a fairly good day. They are starting to take him off the heavy sedation
drugs he has been under for 8 days--this means as he starts to waken he will understand that the last 8 days
have been spent fighting various issues that he does not know about. He will also see the dialysis machine and
will learn he still has kidney problems, so his understanding of his situation and Joel and Linda's ability to
communicate are critical. His heart and lungs continue to function well, so improvement in liver function, but no
kidney improvement. The best news is that the platelet count is up and it appears he is producing his own
platelets- Praise God- and although there is slight bleeding, the doctors are not concerned.The breathing tube
will come out today also. They will minimize the pain medication. Joel and Linda are worried about any brain
damage that could have occurred during this period of heavy sedation and they ask for our prayers in this area.
Matt graduates from high school today in Baton Rouge, strongly supported by other members of family and
friends.
Let's pray for the family today.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 17, 2000 10:01 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        Good news on Jacob

Another day with some improvement. The kidneys have produced a teaspoon of urine for each of the past 2
days!  The heart scan results were perfect. They will do the kidneys tests today that they have been
considering for some time. They are hopeful that the breathing tube can be removed today.
Linda and Joel met with the heart surgeon, Dr. Frazier. He said that he had done more heart transplants than
any doctor in the country, and when he saw Jacob on Sunday , May 7th, he did not think he would make 2
more days. The fact that he has survived more than the two days is very encouraging to him. He told Linda
and Joel that he had five concerns-INFECTION-INFECTION-INFECTION-INFECTION-INFECTION.
He said everything they are doing is focused on what impact that could have
on possible infection. He said he was not worried about the kidneys or liver, etc that they could deal with
those issues.

Joel asks that we continue our prayers--for no infection, safe removal of the breathing tube, and continued
wisdom for the doctors treating Jacob.

Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Lamb, S.T. (Stacey)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 16, 2000 2:17 PM
To:        Barnes, S.; Braud, M.; Broden, D.; Byrd, S.; Duncan, B.; Ferguson, C.; Gardner, D.; Goudeau,
Ginger; Harrison, I.; Hills, R.; Hsia, B.; Jordan, G.; Kemp, K.; Newell, M.; Snellgrove, A.; Tate, P.; Waller,
R.; Watson, M.; Arvin, S.; Bankston, J.; Carothers, C.; Covington, B.; Cuellar, W.; Waters, J.; BATES, J;
Cagnolatti, W.; DAIGLE, K; DOUGLAS, R; DUPREE, C; ENGELS, J; HUDSON, T; LEWIS, M;
MACK, R; PERRY, A; SELLS, C; THOMASSIE, L; WELLS, H; WILLIS, L; Austin, W.; Bailey, W.;
Beck, Lisa; Bharara, M; Boley, J.; Britt, Clyde; Callegan, K.; Chambers, J.; Cohen, D.; Denham, D.;
Dunbar, A.; Fontenot, C.; Guidry, J.; Harshbarger, Otto; Heard, T.; Howard, Demetris; James, Terry; Mack,
O.; Ober, R; Partin, W.; Rayburn, Mark; Roberts, Kim; Robichaux, L.; Robichaux, S.; Savage, D; Sharp,
Gwen; Shields, R; Stokes, Veta; Taylor, J; Thibodaux, Brian; Thurston, W.; Watson, M.; Williams, M.; Allen,
B.; BAUERLE, C; Cavanaugh, Michael; Dang, Tuyet; Danos, Eric; Esquieres, Ron; FAUST, R; Johnston,
Jay; JUNEAU, S; Kress, A.; Kuykendall, Sandra; MICHIELS, M; Newton, R; Olinde, James; Pennington,
N; SMITH, RONALD; STEPHENS, H; Barnett, Leon; Black, Rusty; BORDELON, T; Daigle, Glen; Day,
Nina; Denicola, Rory; Dille, Stacy; Dragovich, Timothy; Gately, Karen; LEITA, M; MOORE, M;
Mouledoux, Helene; MOUTON, G; Scouten, Robert; Aydell, Denise; Bearden, D.; Hartgerink, C.; Hatcher,
H.; Lemoine, S.; Melton, Lynn; Monk, D.; Murphy, T.; Powell, H.; Rouvalis, Suzanne; Schoonmaker, S.;
Tompkins, Meredith; Westmoreland, M.; Wright, Emily; Adams, C; BRIGGS, P; Brown, K.; DELISE, M;
DUNN, J; Goodwin, D.; HINTON, F; LAWHUN, W; LeFlore, Shelia; Leglue, C.; Mouille', Lecia;
MULLEN, K; Perkins, M.; Pittman, Jeff; RIDGE, G; Robertson, M.; THOMPSON, L; Washington, G.;
Davenport, T.; Kee, Pam; McKenzie, J.; O'Neal, Tim; Rider, E.; Rodriguez, Carmen; Sanchez, M.;
Saunders, Richard; Stubbs, Donna
Cc:        Engels, Anne; Treuil, Charlene; Hall, Janet; Ramsey, J; Barbati, Linda; Magee, Romy
Subject:        Joel Bankston's Son
TO:  ALL BRABS EMPLOYEES

As most of you are probably already aware, Joel Bankston, a BRABS employee in the Account Coordination
section has a son (Jacob - almost 22 yrs. old) who underwent a heart transplant approximately two weeks
ago.  About one week after the transplant, Jacob developed some serious complications, and has been on life
support ever since.  

The last report I received stated that conditions were improving somewhat, but things are still at a very, very
critical state.  Jacob is in critical need of blood and platelets, and we have been working with United Blood
Services to assist Joel and his family.  They have graciously agreed to supply the hospital with the needed
blood supply thus far.  

The Refinery is holding a blood drive at the ETC next Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25 and we
are asking for as many people as possible to please go and donate in Joel Bankston's name in order to help
replenish this supply.  You do not have to be a Refinery employee to do so.  Please help us out, and please
keep Joel and his family in your prayers.

Please forward to anyone who you think may be able to assist us in this effort.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Puryear, Michael R.
Sent:        Tuesday, May 16, 2000 3:38 PM
To:        Waters, Kerwin E.; Naser, Becky S.; Poulsen, Peter E.; Duplantis, Charlotte; Morgan, J.T. (Jim);
Ramsey, James R. (Jim); Marquez, Ofelia D.; McClenaghan, Frederick; Rasmussen, Carl G.; Ahmed, I.R.
(Iram)
Subject:        FW: Joel Bankston's son's transplant --

Again, there is some improvement in Jacob Bankston's condition. His platelet count
dropped slightly, but only slightly. He was given a unit of whole blood, however.
The doctors took a biopsy on his new heart and seemed pleased with a
score of 3 out of 10. He is more aware and is struggling with the life
support equipment. Some of it may be removed soon.

On behalf of the family, thanks for your concern and prayers.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Hitt, Perry L.
Sent:        Wednesday, May 17, 2000 11:49 AM
To:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        RE: Good news on Jacob

Encouraging news George, and will continue to lift Jacob and the family up daily.  Our Home Fellowship is
also praying for him every week we meet.

Perry L. Hitt
ExxonMobil, U. S. Recruiting and Employment
Ph: (713) 656-6544 or (800) 439-3753, Fax:  (713) 656-6861
Email Address:  Perry.L.Hitt@Exxon.com
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Thursday, May 18, 2000 10:46 AM
Subject:        FW: Anna Gaule
We pray that their faith fail not. The same Lord who gave sight to a man born blind can of a certainty restore
and preserve sight. Be it unto you according to your faith!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Thursday, May 18, 2000 10:12 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        Anna Gaule

Eula, George,
Shannon White is an HR Advisor in Fairfax working for Mike Mallon. She is also a good friend and strong
Christian.  She has asked for our prayers for her mom.  Her mom lost an eye years ago and now is losing the
sight in her only remaining eye.  She has asked for prayers that The Lord work in a very special way to
prevent her mom from becoming blind and restoring the sight in her eye.

You guys are mighty prayer worriers and I thought of you as soon as Shannon called!  I thank God for the gift
of putting you in my life.  What a blessing.

We continue to pray for Bob's recovery and that God directed him to the aspirin.  Isn't that just like Him!  
Even when we are unaware (especially then) he guides us.
We continue to pray for Jacob and the Bankston family.  I was blessed to be able to visit with Joel last
Saturday and pray with him.  Another blessing in my life!  Thank you Jesus.  


ROBERT W. SPATH
FUELS MARKETING HUMAN RESOURCES
Phone:  281.444-1371   Fax:  281.444.1386
From:        Lamb, S.T. (Stacey)
Sent:        Thursday, May 18, 2000 10:05 AM
To:        Barnes, S.; Braud, M.; Broden, D.; Byrd, S.; Duncan, B.; Ferguson, C.; Gardner, D.; Goudeau,
Ginger; Harrison, I.; Hills, R.; Hsia, B.; Jordan, G.; Kemp, K.; Newell, M.; Snellgrove, A.; Tate, P.; Waller,
R.; Watson, M.; Arvin, S.; Bankston, J.; Carothers, C.; Covington, B.; Cuellar, W.; Waters, J.; BATES, J;
Cagnolatti, W.; DAIGLE, K; DOUGLAS, R; DUPREE, C; ENGELS, J; HUDSON, T; LEWIS, M;
PERRY, A; SELLS, C; THOMASSIE, L; WELLS, H; WILLIS, L; Austin, W.; Bailey, W.; Beck, Lisa;
Bharara, M; Boley, J.; Britt, Clyde; Callegan, K.; Chambers, J.; Cohen, D.; Denham, D.; Dunbar, A.;
Fontenot, C.; Guidry, J.; Harshbarger, Otto; Heard, T.; Howard, Demetris; James, Terry; Mack, O.; Ober,
R; Partin, W.; Rayburn, Mark; Roberts, Kim; Robichaux, L.; Robichaux, S.; Savage, D; Sharp, Gwen;
Shields, R; Stokes, Veta; Taylor, J; Thibodaux, Brian; Thurston, W.; Watson, M.; Williams, M.; Allen, B.;
BAUERLE, C; Cavanaugh, Michael; Dang, Tuyet; Danos, Eric; Esquieres, Ron; FAUST, R; Johnston, Jay;
JUNEAU, S; Kress, A.; Kuykendall, Sandra; MICHIELS, M; Newton, R; Olinde, James; Pennington, N;
SMITH, RONALD; STEPHENS, H; Barnett, Leon; Black, Rusty; BORDELON, T; Daigle, Glen; Day,
Nina; Denicola, Rory; Dille, Stacy; Dragovich, Timothy; Gately, Karen; LEITA, M; MOORE, M;
Mouledoux, Helene; MOUTON, G; Scouten, Robert; Aydell, Denise; Bearden, D.; Hartgerink, C.; Hatcher,
H.; Lemoine, S.; Melton, Lynn; Monk, D.; Murphy, T.; Powell, H.; Rouvalis, Suzanne; Schoonmaker, S.;
Tompkins, Meredith; Westmoreland, M.; Wright, Emily; Adams, C; BRIGGS, P; Brown, K.; DELISE, M;
DUNN, J; Goodwin, D.; HINTON, F; LAWHUN, W; LeFlore, Shelia; Leglue, C.; Mouille', Lecia;
MULLEN, K; Perkins, M.; Pittman, Jeff; RIDGE, G; Robertson, M.; THOMPSON, L; Washington, G.
Cc:        Engels, Anne; Treuil, Charlene; Hall, Janet; Barbati, Linda; Magee, Romy
Subject:        FW: Joel Bankston's son's transplant --
See below for an update and brief history on Joel's son Jacob.

Also, please remember the Refinery Blood Drive next Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 - 3:00 in the
Exxon Training Center.  If you can donate on behalf of Joel Bankston, it will help to replenish the blood supply
that United Blood Services has credited to St. Luke's Hospital for Jacob.

Please continue to remember Jacob and the Bankston family in your prayers.  

-----Original Message-----
From:        Ramsey, James R. (Jim)
Sent:        Thursday, May 18, 2000 9:57 AM
To:        Lamb, S.T. (Stacey)
Subject:        FW: Joel Bankston's son's transplant --

fyi

James R. Ramsey
ExxonMobil Global Information Services
Financial Coordination Manager
P.O. Box 4278, Houston, TX 77210-4276
Tel: (713) 656-0545 Fax:(713) 656-0757

-----Original Message-----
From:        Puryear, Michael R.
Sent:        Thursday, May 18, 2000 9:54 AM
To:        Waters, Kerwin E.; Naser, Becky S.; Poulsen, Peter E.; Duplantis, Charlotte; Morgan, J.T. (Jim);
Ramsey, James R. (Jim); Marquez, Ofelia D.; McClenaghan, Frederick; Rasmussen, Carl G.; Schindler,
Marlies U.; Ahmed, I.R. (Iram)
Subject:        FW: Joel Bankston's son's transplant --

I talked with Joel Bankston's wife Linda this morning about Jacob's condition. There are some positive
things to report. First Jacob's platelet count is good. The doctors called it a miracle that he was able to
generate his own platelets with all the antibodies that have been injected into his system and all
the antibodies his body is generating. His transplanted heart is functioning very well. However, his liver
is not doing well (billirubin count 17) and he is severly jaundiced. The doctors plan to remove Jacob's
gall bladder today to assist the jaundice condition. His kidneys are still not working and he is on dialysis.
His condition is very critical and the doctors say that they have never seen anyone live this long in
Jacob's condition.

As I believe also, Linda believes that your prayers and expressed concerns have preserved her son thus far.
Please continue to remember Jacob and the Bankston family.

Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Sent:        Thursday, May 18, 2000 12:13 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        How are you?
Dear Joel,

I have been praying and thinking of you and your family so much.  I heard your son was having some
difficulties; I have prayed so much for his recovery.  I do hope you and your family are holding up okay, I
can't imagine how difficult this must be for you.  My son, Trace, was wondering if you had a son that went to
Parkview Baptist.  He said he heard a boy asking them to pray for his brother and father in Houston, his
brother had heart surgery and Trace was wondering if it was the same family as he has heard me talk about
your situation.  My son is in the 6th grade at Parkview Baptist.

We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.  Hope you hear from you soon.

Michelle & Scott

Michelle T. Wilson
Baton Rouge Refinery
Elirt Department
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        BATONRG(BRRCDT)
Sent:        Thursday, May 18, 2000 1:20 PM
To:        Jett, T.  T. (Theron); Braud, M. W. (Marsha); Agosto, M. (Magdiel); Bankston, Joel W.; Toney, J.
D. (John); Gwin, J.S. (Scott); Chapman, G. C. (Gary); Wilkinson, B. B. (Bunny); Krieg, S.L.(Steve);
LeBlanc, J.D.(Johnny); AMERICAS(RABOLLI); Young, S.B.(Shirley-Plastics); Young, S.B. (Shirley-
ERDL); Brown, K. L. (Keith); Robertson, J. D. (Cyntell); Westmoreland, M. C. (Milt); Mallon, J.M. (Mike);
Spath, R.W. (Bob); Sablatura, John L.; Howard, Demetris W. (Dee)
Subject:        Jacob
To: EXXON FELLOWSHIP DISTRIBUTION

From:  Cynthia D. Tauriac, 5106 Main Office, Excom 977-8379
Subject: Jacob

Gene Dupuy called with an update on Jacob. The doctors are considering
removing Jacob's gallbladder and doing a tracheotomy. He is running fever
100-101. They need our continued prayers for strength and peace.

Thank you.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        BATONRG(BRRCDT)
Sent:        Friday, May 19, 2000 3:42 PM
To:        Jett, T.  T. (Theron); Braud, M. W. (Marsha); Agosto, M. (Magdiel); Bankston, Joel W.; Toney, J.
D. (John); Gwin, J.S. (Scott); Chapman, G. C. (Gary); Wilkinson, B. B. (Bunny); Krieg, S.L.(Steve);
LeBlanc, J.D.(Johnny); AMERICAS(RABOLLI); Young, S.B.(Shirley-Plastics); Young, S.B. (Shirley-
ERDL); Brown, K. L. (Keith); Robertson, J. D. (Cyntell); Westmoreland, M. C. (Milt); Mallon, J.M. (Mike);
Spath, R.W. (Bob); Sablatura, John L.; Howard, Demetris W. (Dee)
Subject:        Jacob
To: Fellowship Distribution

From:  Cynthia D. Tauriac, 5106 Main Office, Excom 977-8379
Subject: Jacob

Jacob had gallbladder surgery last night.  It went well.  He is running fever
of 102.5. Hopefully removal of the gallbladder will lessen the level of
infection.  We need to continue to pray for his kidneys to start
functioning properly, and for improvement in his liver function. This is his
14th day with the breathing tube, so the doctors are still considering the
tracheotomy. Let's continue to pray for Linda and Joel, as well as Jacob.

Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Hsia, B. S. (Betty)
Sent:        Monday, May 22, 2000 1:34 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Our prayers and best wishes to Jacob
Joel, I know it is a difficult time and yet a most hopeful time for Jacob and your family.  Being a mother myself,
I can feel to some degree of you and Linda's trials at this time.
God's strength is made complete in our weakness.  Pray His healing hand is on Jacob.  We are all thinking and
praying for you.
Thanks,
Betty Hsia
Baton Rouge Area Services
Room 5058, (225) 977-8051,  FAX (225) 977-7516
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        BATONRG(BRRCDT)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 23, 2000 1:21 PM
To:        Jett, T.  T. (Theron); Braud, M. W. (Marsha); Agosto, M. (Magdiel); Bankston, Joel W.; Toney, J.
D. (John); Gwin, J.S. (Scott); Chapman, G. C. (Gary); Wilkinson, B. B. (Bunny); Krieg, S.L.(Steve);
LeBlanc, J.D.(Johnny); AMERICAS(RABOLLI); Young, S.B.(Shirley-Plastics); Young, S.B. (Shirley-
ERDL); Brown, K. L. (Keith); Robertson, J. D. (Cyntell); Westmoreland, M. C. (Milt); Mallon, J.M. (Mike);
Spath, R.W. (Bob); Sablatura, John L.; Howard, Demetris W. (Dee)
Subject:        Note from Joel Bankston --
To: EXXON FELLOWSHIP DISTRIBUTION

From:  Cynthia D. Tauriac, 5106 Main Office, Excom 977-8379
Subject: Note from Joel Bankston --

-----Original Message----- From: Bankston, Joel W. Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000
12:59 PM To: EXT-JRODDY(A)EXPLOREMAINE.COM,; Dupuy, E.A. (Gene); Tauriac, C.
D. (Cynthia); Henry, E. S. (Eula) Subject: RE: 6243-1 Alan and Judy. Wow! This

Alan and Judy. Wow! This message was sent back on the 6th of May when Jacob
still had all organs functioning well. 17 days later, 8 of them Jacob was
sleeping with his chest stent open waiting to see if his blood would clot.
Today! Jacob is sitting up, talking, peddling a foot bike and eating smooth
solid foods. Liver still needs healing, kidneys need continued healing and
pancreas needs continued healing. His platelets, only 15K of the 150K he needs
is down again and his left lung is somewhat in need of further expansion. All
in all, the doctors feel Jacob will recover completely over time.

Prayer! The effectual fervent prayer has availed much. Jacob has survived on
prayer this last 17 days and continues to survive on prayer. The doctors have
done all in their knowledge and power and have stated it was the family
support that has brought Jacob through. Each of you are that family support!.
I, Jacob's dad and Linda Jacob's Mom and Matt, Jacob's brother have increased
our family by each of you. You have been faithful in prayer and Jacob is the
recipient of that faithfulness. Please accept our thanks for your continued
support and know that we have come through some mighty battles and Jacob has
received the gold award for his tenacity for life. I love each of you and wish
I could tell each of you personally.

This is my first day back to work in a while so I better cut it short and get
down to business. Thank the Lord for a wonderful employer and an wonderful
network of friends.

Sincerely, Joel Bankston

-----Original Message----- From: FPEXMAIL(JRODDYEX) Hi Joel, I'm George and
Peggy's friend. We go to the Vineyard Church in Lewiston, = Maine. We are
having intercessary prayer tonight at church. We will pray = for Jacob. If you
can give me a update and things you want us to pray = about, we will be glad
to do it. We love you guys, Judy Roddy
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 24, 2000 4:34 PM
Subject:        FW: JACOB


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 24, 2000 4:06 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        FW: JACOB

In addition to the note from Gene, I received a voice mail from Joel who said they will change out Jacob's
plasma today with the hopes that this will allow the platelets to start reproducing. On a good note, after
dialysis today, Jacob was able to produce a considerable volume of urine on his own. The kidneys seem to be
the key to improvement in his health, let's continue our prayers in that area.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Dupuy, E.A. (Gene)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 24, 2000 2:10 PM
To:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        JACOB

I just spoke to Linda's mother, JoAnn Durbin,. Jacob had just returned from having the main line ports
relocated. Every thing went well and with minimal bleeding.Thank GOD. They are giving him platelets and will
probably start the dialysis soon.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 24, 2000 4:17 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Need immediate prayer help
I receive so many of these notes-just have to share some.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Mallon, J.M. (Mike)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 24, 2000 12:51 PM
To:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        RE: Need immediate prayer help

We are praying hard. Bob and I are in Charleston WV and we will pray together and go to Mass in the
morning.

Regards,
Mike Mallon
Office: 703-846-7787        Fax: 703-846-3560         Office: Room 5C913 Fairfax


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 24, 2000 9:29 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        Need immediate prayer help

Joel just called and Jacob's lungs have developed significant problems-his condition is very critical-operation
on the lungs is very risky since his platelet count is so low. Please pray for Jacob.

Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, May 25, 2000 1:00 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Scriptures/Quote
Just had to share this with you--Focus on the last paragraph, last sentence. You, Linda and Matt are a living
testament to one's faith and love for the Lord. Thank you for being the example we all seek to copy.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 23, 2000 10:24 AM
To:        Mallon, J.M. (Mike)
Cc:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        RE: Scriptures/Quote

Haven't heard anything today. Been out since Thursday afternoon (Kairos weekend at Angola and also off
yesterday). Understand that he had surgery to remove his gallbladder and it went well. He is breathing on his
own and able to speak. He is gaining strength as he is able to raise his arms above his head and is in good
spirits, saying he is ready to go home. Doctors are quite optimistic.

We must continue to pray. I thank God for George who has been there all along for Joel and family and
keeping us updated on the situation. I believe Jacob will be a living testimony of the goodness of the Lord and
His power to heal. I admire Joel and his family for their faith and strength in the Lord. Not many people could
hold up under such circumstances.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Mallon, J.M. (Mike)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 23, 2000 9:52 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Scriptures/Quote

Eula,  how is Jacob ?

Regards,
Mike Mallon
Office: 703-846-7787        Fax: 703-846-3560         Office: Room 5C913 Fairfax


-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Tuesday, May 23, 2000 10:39 AM
Subject:        Scriptures/Quote

Steve Delaune left the following on yesterday:

"Little things greatly done prepare for the right doing of great things."

Scriptures: James 2:18; 3:13; 1 Corinthians 10:24; 31; Colossians 3:17, 23, 24; 1 Peter 4:7-11.


Eula Shelmire Henry
ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Area Human Resources
Labor Relations/Client Services
225-977-7858 (Phone)        225-977-4439 (Fax)
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Thursday, May 25, 2000 4:43 PM
Subject:        FW: Update


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, May 25, 2000 4:27 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Subject:        Update

Jacob had a tough night-breathing has been very difficult. This morning, Jacob asked Joel to say a prayer of
Thanksgiving because he had made it through the night. The doctors were trying a new technique to keep the
lungs inflated. Platelet count is still at an alarming low level. On the positive side, more urine was produced by
the kidneys. Joel asks that we pray for continued improvement in his kidneys, no infection or bleeding, lungs
stay inflated, and improvement in the platelet count.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, May 31, 2000 6:44 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath
Cc:        Wiser, Dale
Subject:        Encouraging news

Jacob needed some encouraging news - yesterday was better. He is using the ventilator but his lungs are
clearer, expanded after fluid was drained from the pleura. He liver has almost totally regenerated itself,. They
are giving him drugs to hopefully impact the kidneys. They plan a trachea this morning which will allow him to
be taken off the ventilator. It appears that the kidneys continue to be the key organ they need to start totally
functioning to enhance the recovery. Your prayers continue to be so important to all--thanks for the support.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, June 01, 2000 7:19 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        headed for surgery to do the trachea

Just talked to Joel and Jacob is headed for surgery to do the trachea.  Since he will be in surgery as you
receive this note, your prayers for a successful trachea operation are solicited. His liver and pancreas has been
healed, the kidneys produced 240 cc of urine twice yesterday which is great news. His temperature remains at
102.5, another issue we need the Lord's help on. Overall, it appears the reports are much better in the past 2
days.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, June 01, 2000 2:55 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        Successful surgery

They did the trachea operation this morning successfully with minimum bleeding. The platelet count is up to 57.
More encouraging news to lift the Bankstons' and our spirit.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, June 02, 2000 3:34 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        Encouraging news

Although he continues to fight old issues and new ones, I do believe overall it's a good report. First, his
kidneys produced 300cc's of urine! Praise God . Heart biopsy is perfect.Jacob is sitting up more in bed. He
still has some fever, they are using IV medication to fight the fever. He does have more fluid in the pleura and
they have not been able to pull it out with the needle. Trachea operation is working well. He is able to feed
himself ice which he is currently craving. The chest cavity wound is not totally closed. Dialaysis will be done
today but not tomorrow. Use some of this weekend to remember in prayer Jacob, Joel and family and all the
medical personnel who are supporting him.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Waller, R. J. (Ruth)
Sent:        Monday, June 05, 2000 3:37 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Hi
Just wanted to drop you a line to say "HI".  We keep track of Jacob's progress thru notes and have you in our
thoughts and prayers.  I know this must be hard on you and Linda, so I'm saying a special prayer for ya'll,
too.  Hang in there, Joel.  You have lots of support.  Let me know if you need something done on the "home
front".


Ruth Waller
Phone (225) 977-7524                                         
Refinery Wage Payroll
Room 5042 Mail Office
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, June 06, 2000 2:16 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        Recovery continues

While Jacob does not feel well, his medical reports continue to look better. Jacob is aggravated, irritable and
just not feeling well--5+ weeks in a hospital bed certainly is a contributor. The soreness may come from doing
too much in physical therapy.
On the medical side, his kidneys via a catheter is producing a good amount of urine. The white blood cell
count is almost back to a level noted when he first went into the hospital. The platelets count is down. They
may take him off the ventilator tomorrow. He passed the swallow test thus allowing him to start taking food by
mouth. The hole in the sternum still has not totally healed.
Let's pray for continued recovery especially with his kidneys and lungs.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, June 05, 2000 8:09 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        More encouragement from Houston

Joel sent me the following note last night:        

!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jacob produced urine 3 times today! Did exercise on his on accord for over 30 minutes today in
both his lungs. worked very hard! platelets are up to 68 today and LDH (Cholesterol) is down to 215 after
being as high as 1300 last week. Need to continue to pray as Jacob is not quitting at all. He has so much
determination. Thank you all.

We also talked last night and you could feel the enthusiasm of a loving parent buoyed by his son's sudden turn
toward recovery. Prayer is the support Jacob and family need--thanks for you support and determination..

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, June 07, 2000 4:35 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        Progress continues

Most signs continue to be good, some improving. First, Jacob looks better(?) thanks to Joel's hair trimming !
His platelets numbers are improved but still low, the kidneys continue to produce urine, and the liver tests are
very good. He still is on the ventilator but they have it turned to the "no assist" mode. He is drinking clear
liquids and eating Jell-O. He has an infection in his blood stream that they are treating with strong drugs. His
attitude is better, but can improve. Let's pray for continued healing especially of the lungs, liver and his blood.

Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, June 07, 2000 7:29 AM
To:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Cc:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Recovery continues
Bob, thanks for the encouraging thoughts and the FRIENDSHIP. Last night was tough, but am finding today
even harder. I went up to the prison to join others in prayer outside the gates--unfortunately Feltus tried to call
me about an hour and a half before the execution. My wife talked to him and relayed his message. He faced
death with dignity and compassion for the families of the victims-he was calm and composed and his statement
was all about his remorse for the crimes he had committed, that he took total responsibility for them and
apologized to the families and hoped they could now find peace from their grief. In the last hours, he, his
spiritual advisor and several friends prayed together and part of his prayer was for Jacob. Am copying Joel
and Eula on this note as they too have been so supportive to me during these times. God Bless.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Tuesday, June 06, 2000 3:29 PM
To:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        RE: Recovery continues

George,
I am so sorry for the pain and loss associated with Feltus' impending death.  I know that this is a very difficult
day for you, your family and of course for Feltus and those who know and love him.  I will try to stay often in
prayer these next 5 hours.  God is surely going to welcome Feltus into His kingdom.  I wish we, as a society,
could learn to be as forgiving as Jesus when he was dying on the cross.  Jesus is Feltus' model for forgiveness
and Feltus is truly embracing his cross, imitating Our Lord and Savior.  He leaves us physically but remains
with us in the Body of Christ until we someday join him and all the angels and saints to live forever in the glory
of God, The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

God be with you and Feltus.

ROBERT W. SPATH
FUELS MARKETING HUMAN RESOURCES
Phone:  281.444-1371   Fax:  281.444.1386

Mailing address:
15206 Ripplewind Lane
Houston, TX  77068



-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, June 06, 2000 3:17 PM
To:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Subject:        RE: Recovery continues

tonight at 8:30 pm. Prayers for strength, no hate, calm and control as Feltus so wants to face this moment as
Jesus did-he wants to show the un-believers and those that "hate" Feltus what his faith in the Lord means to
him. God bless.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Tuesday, June 06, 2000 2:51 PM
To:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        RE: Recovery continues

George,
Continued good news.  My mother always said that irritability was a sure sigh That i was getting better when i
was sick.  I think that is true with Jacob.  It is probably a very good indicator.

What is the status of Feltus' execution?  Is it still scheduled for tomorrow. My prayers will be with you  and
him !


ROBERT W. SPATH
FUELS MARKETING HUMAN RESOURCES
Phone:  281.444-1371   Fax:  281.444.1386

Mailing address:
15206 Ripplewind Lane
Houston, TX  77068
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, June 09, 2000 8:30 AM
Subject:        FW:
I know you've received a note from me on this, but note George's note below. Amen and halleluyah!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, June 09, 2000 7:49 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        FW:

Please note the great news on Jacob's progress-"healed" is the key word. Our prayers have been heard and
answered,. Let's be in prayer support of his  surgery today. God bless.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Friday, June 09, 2000 7:36 AM
To:        Monteilh, Charles D; Price, G. E. (George); Dupuy, E.A. (Gene); Messer, R. L. (Randy); Daves, N.
E. (Neal); Raders, B. B. (Bonita); Henry, E. S. (Eula); Bankston, Joel W.; EXT-KBANKSTON(A)I-55.
COM,
Subject:        RE:

Charlie,
Jacob is scheduled for plastic surgery this afternoon. About the time you get into your office this afternoon in
Singapore. 5:00 pm our time. They will make an incision from about 3-4" below his naval all the way up to his
sternum. They plan to retrieve the left muscle that makes up 1/2 of the six-pack and thread it back into where
they will reopen his chest for the third time. He has an infection that will not heal without this surgery. This
muscle has a huge blood supply. Thats why they are using it. The surgery should last about 3-5 hours long with
recovery of a couple of hours. We'll be sitting this afternoon till midnight till he is awake. His platelets are 71K
this morning. We'll need to concentrate our prayers on this surgery and that he will not bleed. All in all, his
kidneys are healed, his liver is healed, his pancreas is healed, his lungs are working on their own, the brain is
clear and sending all the signals motorically and cognigly and the heart is a champion! Have a great day and
bless the Lord Oh my soul and all that is within me!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Monteilh, Charles D
Sent:        Thursday, June 08, 2000 6:59 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        

Hello Joel,

Dale Mayeux made it back in yesterday.  We talked on the phone and he said that
Jacob is doing better.  I know you are with him and not able to answer this note.  I
just wanted to let you know that Joyce and I are keeping Jacob in our prayers.  May
God Bless you and your family........

Charlie M.      

Bankston, J. W. (Joel)
From:        Raders, B. B. (Bonita)
Sent:        Friday, June 09, 2000 8:18 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Cc:        Raders, C. W. (Carl)
Subject:        RE:
To: JWBANKS --AMERICAS
cc: BRRCWR  --BATONRG

FROM: Bonita B. Raders
4046 Ref. M.O.
______Fax # 359-1176/PH# 359-7181
SUBJECT: RE:
Carl and I both are thinking about you all and praying for the best!
Love US!!








Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Morris, D. R. (Debbie)
Sent:        Monday, June 12, 2000 1:42 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW:


Joel:  Reading this note, I can feel how thankful
you are for his progress.  I share your feelings.  
Carol Carney has been passing on the notes about
all that you have been going through.  I have had
several friends add you, Jacob, and Linda to prayer chains.  We can never have too many people
praying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, June 12, 2000 9:29 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        FW: Jacob Bankston

Latest report on Jacob. I have not talked to Joel today. Please continue to pray.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Couvillion, C. J. (CJ)
Sent:        Monday, June 12, 2000 9:12 AM
To:        Price, G. E. (George); Dupuy, E.A. (Gene)
Cc:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Jacob Bankston

To: GEPRICE --AMERICAS                    EADUPUY --AMERICAS
cc: JWBANKS --AMERICAS

From: CJCouvillion  BATONRG(BRRCJC) -- Complex Engineer
CPQ Department -- Offsites & Oil Movements Area
5130 M.O., Ph# 359-7935 Pager# 379-0321 FAX# 359-8651
Subject: Jacob Bankston

Gene / George ,

I saw Jacob, Joel, and Linda Bankston in the hospital yesterday.  Jacob is in
need of prayer for the healing of incisions and wounds which have become
infected.  Jocob has spiked a fever this morning.  Please pray for wisdom for
the doctors and nurses to respond in the right way to treat the current
problems.

When we saw Jacob yesterday, he was in a lot of pain as a result of the
most recent surgery, especially the wound in his groin area.  However, his
face glowed like that of an angel, evidence of God's mercy upon him...Please
continue to intercede in prayer, asking for God's mercy to be poured out
continually and abundantly upon Jacob and his family....Thanks.


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, June 13, 2000 8:39 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        He is much better

Joel reports this morning that Jacob feels alot better--the pain from Friday's surgery is gone. Jacob told Joel
that he had 2 scriptures he was focusing on today--Jermiah 29-11 and Romans 8-28. If you don't know
these, please read them and you will feel joy as you think about where Jacob's  atttiutde is today. Joel met
with the Chief Surgeon, Dr. Frazier,  last night for about an hour. During this conversation, Dr. Frazier said he
had never seen the kidneys and liver come back the way Jacob's organs have recovered--Prayer does work.
The issue today is what to do about a wound that is in the groin area, that has not healed properly. Dr. Frazier
is bringing in another Plastic Surgeon to review the issue and make a recommendation. Next steps are to take
him off the ventilator, have him eat solid foods, and get up and move around. While these are challenges, they
are nothing compared to what he has faced and what God has healed. I feel this is like running a marathon,
he's just passed the 25 mile mark and the finish line is just around the corner. Let's cheer him on with our
prayer and thanksgiving.
From:        Kemp, K. D. (Karen)
Sent:        Wednesday, June 14, 2000 1:26 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: more surgery today--but progress continues in his recovery
Joel, I know you're probably bombarded with calls and e-mails so I haven't been bugging you.  I just wanted
to drop you a quick note to let you know that we have been keeping up with Jacob's status and do appreciate
the updates.   I'm so happy to hear he's continuing to improve.   My prayers are with you all.  Please let me
know if there's anything at all I can do to help.

KAREN D. KEMP
ExxonMobil - BRRF/EMPR Salary Payroll
Office (225) 977-5555   Fax (225) 977-8265
E-mail: karen.d.kemp@EXXON.sprint.com

-----Original Message-----
From:        Braud, M. W. (Marsha)
Sent:        Wednesday, June 14, 2000 12:21 PM
To:        Beck, Lisa H.; Couvillion, C. J. (CJ); Grubb, T. A. (Todd); Carney, C. L. (Carol); Barnes, S.;
Braud, M.; Broden, D.; Byrd, S.; Duncan, B.; Ferguson, C.; Foreign Trade Zone; Gardner, D.; Goudeau,
Ginger; Harrison, I.; Hsia, B.; Jordan, G.; Kemp, K.; Newell, M.; Rea, D.; Snellgrove, A.; Waller, R.;
Watson, M.; Arvin, S.; Bankston, J.; Carothers, C.; Covington, B.; Cuellar, W.; Waters, J.
Subject:        FW: more surgery today--but progress continues in his recovery



-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Wednesday, June 14, 2000 11:21 AM
Subject:        FW: more surgery today--but progress continues in his recovery



-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, June 14, 2000 9:35 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        more surgery today--but progress continues in his recovery

This morning they will operate to close the wound in his groin area. They first need to determine where the
fluid seepage is coming from, correct it, do plastic surgery to close the wound. Otherwise his health continues
to improve.Jacob and family continue to be in good spirits, want to get this surgery behind them and focus on
what it takes to get out of the recovery area. Joel asks that we pray for a speedy and successful surgery.   
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, June 15, 2000 1:32 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        another update

I just talked to Joel, he is at work in case you want to reach him (656-0846). He continues to be very upbeat
about Jacob's progress and recent surgery. While the prayer list for Jacob is long, there is so much to be
thankful for --God has healed so much and he's not through either. Joel asks that we pray for Jacob's stomach
to handle food, quick healing from the surgery, strong and active lungs as they take him off the ventilator, and
effective drug treatment as they impact any rejection issues.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, June 16, 2000 12:45 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        Headed for a good weekend

Joel reports that he continues to improve. Most periodic medical tests results are encouraging--especially the
kidneys. They are giving him some strong drugs for a  blood virus he has developed . Joel asked that we pray
for the elimination of the virus, that his stomach will process the food that is fed to him via a tube, and that the
ventilator tube would be removed at the right time and that the lungs would stay inflated, fully functioning.
Please remember Jacob in your prayers over the weekend.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, June 19, 2000 2:00 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        fighting an infection

Joel reports that Jacob spent the weekend fighting an infection that caused very high temperature. He was
better this morning as the drugs were helpful. You sense that all are tired of this long battle, into week 8, and
need to be healed and out of the recovery room and on the way home. Therefore, Joel asks that we pray for
no infection, his stomach to process food, and removal of all tubes including the ventilator. Let's make this
week a special week of prayer focus for the Bankston family's needs.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Wildman, E. D. (Soso)
Sent:        Thursday, June 29, 2000 1:47 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        FW: He had a good day

To: ESHENRY --AMERICAS

From:    SOSO WILDMAN 359-8059
Subject: FW: He had a good day

Eula -- I just talked to Joel and he indicated that he had been called back to
the hospital for an emergency procedure.  He indicated that they were
considering going back in to remove an abcess in Jacob's stomach area.  I know
Joel would appreciate our prayers.

"Well done is better than well said." Ben Franklin
*** Forwarding note from ESHENRY --AMERICAS 06/28/00 13:09 ***


-----Original Message-----
From:      Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:      Wednesday, June 28, 2000 10:30 AM
To:      Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry,
D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Subject:      He had a good day

Joel reported that yesterday was a good day- progress continues despite a few
setbacks. Kidney, lung, liver,  and platelet  test results are in the good
range. Heart biopsy numbers that measure rejection are higher than desired,
and they have stepped up the medication in this area. These drugs are very
strong and in the past have created issues with other organs . Therefore Joel
asks that our prayers be focused on the doctor's wisdom as they prescribe and
administer the medication.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, June 20, 2000 2:05 PM
To:        Brooks, T.; Gardner, D.; Henry, E.; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; MONSIVAIZ,
monsivaiz; MURPHY, K; Spath, Robert
Subject:        His recovery continues

They are doing the heart biopsy today, something they do fairly often to check for rejection signs. Last week's
test results were not good so they are hopeful today's results will return to the good range. He is still in the
recovery room, improvement in the stomach activity is key to taking the next steps toward escape from St.
Luke. Let's pray for good test results and let's focus on the stomach--that it would start to function normally.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, June 21, 2000 4:30 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        Status report

Joel is in BR today and was able to visit with him about Jacob's progress. They had Jacob sit up on his own
for seven minutes both in the morning and afternoon. They are still waiting on the biopsy results on the heart.  
The stomach continues to be the key to his next steps in recovery. Joel will head back tomorrow, having spent
time with Matt. Let's pray for Joel's safe return to Houston and for good test results and for Jacob. Let's also
keep Matt in our prayers as he continues to live by himself in BR while Linda and Joel are with Jacob in
Houston.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, June 27, 2000 4:03 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        progress continues!

Jacob is improving, day by day! His stomach continues to be the area where improvement is needed. It needs
to work normally so that food and fluids can be consumed. White blood count is elevated also. He had more
time off the ventilator yesterday, good progress again noted. Joel is working each day while Linda stays with
Jacob, and then Joel stays with him at night. Joel asks that we continue our prayers for his stomach and
improvement in the white blood count.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, June 28, 2000 10:30 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        He had a good day

Joel reported that yesterday was a good day- progress continues despite a few setbacks. Kidney, lung, liver,  
and platelet  test results are in the good range. Heart biopsy numbers that measure rejection are higher than
desired, and they have stepped up the medication in this area. These drugs are very strong and in the past
have created issues with other organs . Therefore Joel asks that our prayers be focused on the doctor's
wisdom as they prescribe and administer the medication.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, June 30, 2000 9:12 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        To a good weekend

Let's pray for a great weekend for Jacob and family--that the progress will continue. Joel reported this
morning that they well be drawing fluid from around the stomach which should improve his ability to process
food and liquid. Jacob remains in good spirits, handling the ups and downs as he always has. It's week 10 for
Jacob! Joel asks that we continue our prayers for his stomach and for Linda (she has a sore throat) which
could lead to her not being able to be in the room with Jacob.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Monday, July 03, 2000 11:27 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Price, G. E. (George); Puryear, Michael R.; Marquez, Ofelia D.; Purdom, J. W.
(Wayne)
Cc:        EXT-KBANKSTON(A)I-55.COM,
Subject:        Jacob July 4!

Well,
Jacob went in for his 8th surgery Sunday afternoon. He had bile draining into the cavity which holds the
intestines. This had become infected and was evident Sunday a.m. as a drain from the gall bladder surgery
several weeks prior had produced a hole in his side whereby black gooey stuff oozed out. While he had no
fever or elevated white blood cells, the surgeon quickly decided to go to surgery. His kidneys while putting out
liquid were not doing the higher functions of filtering the blood of excess nitrogen, potassium and such. This
was compromising Jacob's heart and other functions so as soon as surgery was over, they began kidney
dialysis. He faired well during the night with some blood pressure problems(a natural when the kidneys aren't
working well and after a surgery) and some pain in his lower back.
This morning, the surgeon pulled the feeding tube from his nose, changed the dressing and ordered Jacob to
begin with ice chips today and 1 oz of liquid per hour tomorrow. Since he can have 1 oz per hour, and it is
July 4, we will alternate between cherry, then grape, then sprite in celebration of the 4th. Imagine,
independence from the feeding tube after 66 days in the hospital.
Linda is well as she went to the doctor last Friday and has been taking antibiotics. Lets give thanks for that as
well as Jacob's continued graceful attitude through this long healing process. Matt is doing well as he is at
work in Baton Rouge enjoying the independence of being 18, graduated and living on his own.
All in all, the Bankston's are so grateful for each of you as you have uttered each prayer for Jacob and us. We
have come through so much and will continue to do well as you remember us in prayer.
Thanks to all who read this around the world of people praying for Jacob!
Love,
Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, July 05, 2000 12:44 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        He is feeling better!

Jacob has been off the ventilator since mid-day on Monday! A giant step in his recovery! He spent the 4th
with the family watching a couple of movies--his spirits are good . Clear liquids are on the menu today with
hopefully good cooperation from the stomach. They are doing the heart biopspy today--need to pray for good
results. Joel believes that they could get him out of the bed if the results are good! Your continued prayer
support is needed now more than ever-Jacob wants and needs to get out of that bed!
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, July 07, 2000 3:50 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        His progress continues

Today is the 70th day in the hospital--you've got to admire Jacob's courage and patience. He continues to
improve in most areas. The kidneys have been aided by dialysis lately so our prayers in this area are needed.
Also we need to pray for no infections. Joel wants us to give thanks for Jacob's incredible attitude during this
time and his graceful approach to his problems. God bless and have a great weekend.
From:        EXT-LABORDEA(A)I-55.COM,
Sent:        Sunday, July 09, 2000 11:16 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Fw: God is with you!!!
MIME-version: 1.0
Content-type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit


Uncle Joel & Aunt Linda & Jacob:

I was just thinking about you and was going to email you to just say hello
then I read this email that I am forwarding to you.  Maybe you have read
this already but if not I pray this ministers to you.  I hope Jacob is doing
better - God has His hand on him - what a testimony he (and basically all of
you and us) will have in a short while!!!  Know that Andy and I and everyone
over here is praying for him.

Love,  Bridget
> Subject: God is with you!!!
>
>
> > When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts.....
> > God knows how hard you have tried.
> >
> > When you've cried so long and your heart is in anguish.....
> > God has Counted your tears.
> >
> > If you feel that your life is on hold and time has passed you by....
> > God is waiting with you.
> >
> > When you're lonely and your friends are too busy even for a phone
> > call..... God is by your side.
> >
> > When you think you've tried everything and don't know where
> > to turn..... God has a solution.
> >
> > When nothing makes sense and you are confused or frustrated.....
> > God has the answer.
> >
> > If suddenly your outlook is brighter and you find traces of hope.....
> > God haswhispered to you.
> >
> > When things are going well and you have much to be thankful for.....
> > God has blessed you.
> >
> > When something joyful happens and you are filled with awe.....
> > God has smiled upon you.
> >
> > When you have a purpose to fulfill and a dream to follow.....
> > God has opened your eyes and called you by name.
> >
> > Remember that wherever you are or whatever you are facing.....
> > GOD KNOWS!!
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Tuesday, July 11, 2000 9:39 AM
Subject:        FW: No more ventialator!
I attended the prayer session at my church this morning for a few minutes before coming to work and added
Jacob to the prayer list of youth this group calls by name each Tuesday. The effectual fervent prayer of the
righteous availeth much, so let's keep praying with thanksgiving!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, July 10, 2000 5:39 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        No more ventialator!

Joel reports they have taken the ventilator out of the room!!! Praise God. He had a good weekend--Joel had
him stand up with his assistance for about 5 minutes on two different occasions. With a smaller trachea
opening/cap, he is now able to talk some.  He has the movies --Titanic and Bravehardt to watch today. He
still has fever and the white blood count is high. Also the kidneys are not functioning again and he is back on
dialysis. So we still have some praying to do! Joel asks that we pray for the kidneys and the doctor's wisdom
to solve the fever mystery and heal it .

From:        Monteilh, Charles D
Sent:        Wednesday, July 12, 2000 2:27 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: VERY BEAUTIFUL...
Hello Joel,

How is Jacob doing?  Is he still in the hospital?  How are you and the family
holding up?  We are still thinking about you..............

Charlie

-----Original Message-----
From:        Lee, Eugene
Sent:        Wednesday, July 12, 2000 10:42 AM
Subject:        FW: VERY BEAUTIFUL...

Say YES when the Window's promt comes up.




-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, July 12, 2000 4:38 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        The good news continues!!!!!!!

Joel reports he had a great day. First, the swelling in the leg went down, next they had him stand up several
times. He had gumbo and green salad!  and they capped the trek so he can now talk!!!!!!!!!
Let's continue to give thanks for all these blessings and healing! Let's continue our prayer requests on an
improved platelet count, the kidneys and wisdom for the doctors to continue their care and treatment.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Thursday, July 13, 2000 8:43 AM
To:        EXT-KBANKSTON(A)I-55.COM,; EXT-JOANNE-BURBIN(A)WEBTV.NET,; EXT-
LABORDEA(A)I-55.COM,; Price, G. E. (George); Henry, E. S. (Eula); Dupuy, E.A. (Gene); Puryear,
Michael R.; Marquez, Ofelia D.; Marcotte, T.C. (Tom); Spath, R.W. (Bob); Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: As You Recover...
He continues on dialysis today with his bun at 59 and creatinine at 3.3. His WBC's are near 24 this AM. with
little or no fever. His platelets are low in the 40 range, but he hasn't had additonal blood for 3 days now.  
Looking at a cat scan today of the leg and lower stomach area. Considering surgery tomorrow or Monday on
the leg.

He is talking as they have plugged the trek and eating now. He ate gumbo and salad yesterday. Still getting
intravenous feeding for additional protein for healing. Asks everyone to continue in prayer for him as he
beleives that that has made the difference. We pray together each night before we leave the hospital. He is in
good spirits and looking forward to buscuits and gravy this AM. Stood up a couple of times yesterday and is
continuing to improve in strength.

Please pray that the doctors will have wisdom about the surgery. Also he is coughing a lot. We need to pray
that he continues to improve in his breathing without complications of colds or anything. Please pray for his
kidneys and for his wounds to heal. Thanks so much for each of your continued prayers. I know its been a
long time now, but Jacob hasn't quit.  Have a great day.
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, July 17, 2000 2:44 PM
Subject:        FW: He continues to improve


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, July 17, 2000 12:34 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        He continues to improve

Is eating a McDonald's improvement or not? Joel brought Jacob a hamburger over the weekend at his
request. He is eating well, breathing well, the heart is beating well--Praise God for all the blessings. They
appear to be close to removing the trek, which is currently capped thus allowing him to talk. They have not
done anymore surgery on his leg, still evaluating whether there is infection in it. Joel asks that we pray for the
kidneys, still on dialysis, and his overall healing. He also asks that we give thanks for his lungs and that he is
making platelets. Joel will be in BR tomorrow to be with Matt who is having 4 wisdom teeth removed. Prayers
for Matt and Joel are also requested.

From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Wednesday, July 19, 2000 9:33 AM
Subject:        FW: He continues to improve
I saw Joel yesterday and he looks great. A prime example that the joy of the Lord is our strength!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, July 19, 2000 9:17 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Ross, ross; Spath, spath;
Wilser, Michael
Subject:        He continues to improve

Joel reports that he is holding even in most areas with slight improvements in other areas. Doctors still have not
determined what is causing the temperature to rise with changes in the White blood cell  and platelet count. He
received 2 pints of blood yesterday. Today is the weekly scheduled heart biopsy to check for any rejection
signs. Matt is recovering well after the removal of four wisdom teeth. Joel is in BR with Matt. Joel asks that
we pray for the elimination of any infection, good biopsy results and continued patience.

From:        EXT-TBASLLC(A)AOL.COM,
Sent:        Friday, July 21, 2000 8:11 AM
To:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,; Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Jacob Day 83
I can sense your loving care. My heart is heavy for Jacob's sake. They
surgically inserted a drain in Jacob's belly yesterday. It was the wrong
place? Dr. Van Buren and Dr. Gentry were both very disappointed that it was
in the wrong place. They will have to go in today and place it correctly in
the gall bladder surgical site. They have postponed the surgery till Tuesday.
At that time they plan to reopen the belly and the leg, clean out any
infection and install some new drains. Jacob's white blood cells have been
way over normal for several weeks now. This is such a drain on his recovery
process. I am amazed at his endurance and grace. He is such a tremoundous
person. He made and average of 30 cc's of urine/hr yesterday!!!!! Please
continue to pray and remember Jacob is the only one to be concerned about
here.  Love Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, July 27, 2000 5:33 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pennington, N; Ross, ross;
Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        Ninety One Days

Jacob is in his 91st at St. Luke's hospital--what a brave and patient person he is! The doctors continue to
seek the reason for his white blood cell count being high. They had considered surgery on his leg to determine
if that was the cause, but backed off the surgery when Jacob's lungs became saturated with fluid. The lungs
have been drained and he is back breathing on his own. Joel described Jacob's attitude today as being "feisty"
which is probably a good sign. Joel asks that our prayers be focused on the doctors' being given the gift of
knowledge that will allow them to heal this infection problem. Also he has not been eating well, so prayers for
a renewed appetite are requested.

From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Tuesday, August 01, 2000 8:43 AM
Subject:        FW: the battle continues
I was out, but thought you'd still want to receive this note so you can know how to pray more specifically.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, July 28, 2000 12:08 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pennington, N; Ross, ross;
Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        the battle continues

Jacob still has a problem with infection, the white blood count is still increasing. All this with the accompanying
fever causes him to not feel good. No plans yet on the next step so our continued prayers for God's gift of
knowledge to the doctor's is requested.
Joel and Linda participated in an newspaper interview about the local blood bank--they were pointing out
how the family had managed to have so many friends, relatives, ete come and donate blood. Jacob has been
given 800 pints of blood since his operation.  
Please spend some time this weekend praying for this brave young man.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, August 03, 2000 7:45 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pennington, N; Ross, ross;
Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        FW: 9005-4

Jacob's need our prayers!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Thursday, August 03, 2000 7:29 AM
To:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        FW: 9005-4



-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Thursday, August 03, 2000 6:39 AM
To:        EXT-DRDTDURBIN(A)CS.COM,; EXT-KBANKSTON(A)I-55.COM,; Price, G
Subject:        RE: 9005-4

Jacob is going to have surgery this afternoon. His right leg needs to be repaired the third time, the site where
the gall bladder was removed has never healed properly and it is thought that infection may be in there. A
different surgeon will explore that site this pm.  He is on continuous dialisis now and back on the ventilator. A
couple of hard days in front of him in recovery. Need all the prayers concentrated in that area. He continues to
be strong and of good courage. His heart biopsy today is still a 3(good). He seems to want to eat a little more
and is still able to talk even with the ventilator. He amazes me.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Friday, August 04, 2000 9:47 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Prayer for Jacob!

Folks,
Jacob's surgery revealed no infection either in the leg or the stomach. His WBC are still at 23 this am. We
really do not know what is wrong or what is causing the infection. As he grimmaced with pain last night, his
mom and I couldn't bear to watch. We asked that they keep him as medicated as possible last night and today
as he begins a new healing. The plastic surgeon did get to remove masses of limp edema on the right hip and
sutured many leaking limpfosils. Got a really tough weekend ahead for Jacob. Please pray for continued grace
to Jacob as he endures such agony and discomfort.
From:        Murphy, K. M. (Kevin)
Sent:        Monday, August 07, 2000 10:37 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Cc:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        FW: Life Sustaining Blood
To: JWBANKS --AMERICAS Bankston, Joel W.
cc: GEPRICE --AMERICAS

From: Kevin Murphy - (359-4773) Fuels Coordination
Subject: FW: Life Sustaining Blood
Joel,
Elvis Calhoun has been the motivation for coordinating the Blood Drive at the
complex.  Through Elvis' efforts, our site is the greatest donor site in the
state.

*** Forwarding note from GEPRICE --AMERICAS 08/07/00 10:29 ***
To: BRRKMM  --BATONRG  Murphy, K. M. (Kev TSBROOK --AMERICAS Brooks, T. S. (St
DJGARDN --AMERICAS Gardner, Dave J.   ESHENRY --AMERICAS Henry, E. S. (Eul
BHJONES --AMERICAS Jones, B.H.(Bryce) JMMALLO --AMERICAS Mallon, J.M. (Mik
TCMARCO --AMERICAS Marcotte, T.C. (To RWSPATH --AMERICAS Spath, R.W. (Bob)
MONSIVAIZ, monsivaiz

From: Price, G. E. (George)
Subject: FW: Life Sustaining Blood
a note from Joel.

-----Original Message-----
From:      Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:      Monday, August 07, 2000 10:06 AM
To:      Lamb, S.T. (Stacey); Henry, E. S. (Eula); Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:      Life Sustaining Blood

Stacey,
As I write this I am awed at what the Coordinator of the St. Luke's
Blood Bank brought to me last week.
342(three hundred forty-two) credits against Jacob's usage account. Three
hundred forty-two people who participated in sustaining Jacob's life. All of
these were employees at the Baton Rouge Complex, their friends and their
families. I know the time that it takes as well as the pain of being stuck
while giving blood. I know it is a sacrifice and from Jacob, Linda, Matt and
all the Bankston relatives, we deeply appreciate your donations. Jacob has
used over 800 units of blood in his 100 days while in ICU at St. Luke's
following his heart transplant on April 28, 2000. He faired well over the
weekend with temps around the 102 range with some infections continuing to
baffle the doctors.
Again, please accept our thanks for each of your part in Jacob's care.

Sincerely,

Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, August 08, 2000 9:17 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pennington, N; Ross, ross;
Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        We need total healing

Jacob continues his stay in St.Luke's Hospital, today being the 102nd day there! He has a fever, and his white
blood count is increasing. He had lots of nausea yesterday, reactions from the drugs used in the recent surgery.
His attitude continues to be amazing and his courage beyond belief! Joel asks for our continued prayers for
knowledge to those treating Jacob, and for the healing of the whole man-body, soul and spirit.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, August 10, 2000 1:18 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pennington, N; Ross, ross;
Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Subject:        100++ Days

Jacob continues his battle, he is winning, we have come so far, we have a little bit father to go. After a day
without fever, the temperature came back yesterday. As the medical staff and others search for the cause, they
need our prayer help more than ever now. This could be the last issue Jacob has  to overcome to get out of
that recovery room. So let's pray for continued healing of the whole body, wisdom for the medical personnel,
and continued confidence for the family.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, August 14, 2000 5:11 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J;
Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pennington, N; Ross, ross;
Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        We need no more infection  

It's still there, temperature and fever, around 101. Doctors continue their search for the issue, so far
unsuccessfully. Jacob, at his request, sat on the edge of the bed and then sat in a chair for awhile yesterday.
Joel asks that we give thanks for Jacob's graceful and enduring attitude and the good results on the heart
biopsy.

From:        Hsia, B. S. (Betty)
Sent:        Friday, August 18, 2000 9:05 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days
Joel, How brave is Jacob.  My heart aches for him and your family.  It has been a long journey of faith,
perseverance, hope and love.  You all will come out like gold and inspire many others to stand firm while
facing life's adversity and setbacks.  
May God's mercy and healing be with Jacob.   
Thanks,
Betty Hsia
Baton Rouge Area Services
Room 5058, (225) 977-8051,  FAX (225) 977-7516
E-mail: betty.hsia@exxon.sprint.com


-----Original Message-----
From:        Braud, M. W. (Marsha)
Sent:        Friday, August 18, 2000 8:25 AM
To:        Beck, Lisa; Carney, C.; COUVILLION, C; GRUBB, T; Barnes, S.; Braud, M.; Broden, D.;
Duncan, B.; Gardner, D.; Goudeau, Ginger; Harrison, I.; Hsia, B.; Johnston, Jay; Jordan, G.; Kemp, K.;
Newell, M.; Rea, D.; Snellgrove, A.; Waller, R.; Watson, M.; Arvin, S.; Bankston, J.; Carothers, C.;
Covington, B.; Cuellar, W.; Waters, J.
Subject:        FW: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days



-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Friday, August 18, 2000 7:34 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Dupuy, E.A. (Gene); Braud, M. W. (Marsha)
Cc:        EXT-DRDTDURBIN(A)CS.COM,; EXT-KBANKSTON(A)I-55.COM,; EXT-LABORDEA(A)
I-55.COM,; EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days

As I walked into ICU at St. Luke's hospital this morning at 5:45, I noticed the lights on in Jacob's room. I
quickly washed my hands to see what was happening. He is usually sleeping when I just go by to check in on
him. He was coughing and trembling. The nurse took his temp, 102.5. As Jacob lay there another day with
orders of "nothing by mouth" for the 10th time in this 112th day since his transplant on April 28, 2000 I could
only think what a person he is.
Jacob's stomach is open from the wound from the gall bladder surgery. It and other previous scars in his
stomach are open from the infection and not healing. They must go in and remove all non pink tissue from the
wounds. Prior to bringing him to the Operating Room at 11:00 am they will take a biopsy of his lower intestine
and look down his throat in another procedure to get a biopsy of his upper intestines and stomach. They will
also explore the stomach deeper if it seems the infection they can't find may be there.
Why as Jacob's dad do I tell you these details? I believe your support and prayers have kept Jacob alive. We
have seen many healings during this time, but we have seen many setbacks. I solicit your time in prayer today.
Just a small whispered prayer in sincerity grabs the heart of God. God loves Jacob. He said it plainly in his
word "Jacob have I loved." He has kept him each of his 21 years on this earth.
Jacob's birthday is in just a couple of weeks on the 31st of August. Let's join together in prayer that by his
birthday he will be free of this infection and fever!

Very Sincerely,

Joel        
ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Area Business Services
Pager 1-225-297-8719
Houston Phone 713-656-0846 Room 2148 Fannin Building
Baton Rouge Phone 225-359-7949
Houston Fax 713-656-0757 Baton Rouge Fax 225-359-7516


From:        Jett, T.  T. (Theron)
Sent:        Friday, August 18, 2000 9:27 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days
Joel,

We continue to pray for Jacob's healing and your family's strength.  I pray God will overshadow Jacob with
His Spirit and with the compassion of Jesus Christ.  Not by power, not by might, but by my Spirit sayeth the
Lord.

                                       Your brother in Christ,
                                       Theron
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Theron T. Jett
ExxonMobil Refinery
4045 Scenic Highway
Baton Rouge, La.  70805
Phone: 225-977-1716    Fax: 225-977-5261
E-mail: theron.t.jett@exxon.com
From:        Stevens, B.M.(Mark)
Sent:        Friday, August 18, 2000 1:38 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days
Joel, I get these notes daily and I am amazed at you and Jacobs faith.  You and Jacob are truly an inspiration.  
I will continue to pray for Gods will to be done in this and for the wisdom to understand why things like this
happen.  Know that many are praying daily for you, your family and your son.  God Bless.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Stevens, D. V. (Debbie)
Sent:        Friday, August 18, 2000 9:28 AM
To:        Carothers, C. A. (Carolyn); Perron, K. V. (Karen); Stevens, B; Purdom, J.
Subject:        FW: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days



-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, August 18, 2000 9:05 AM
Subject:        FW: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days

We know that God is able and that He will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able, but will with
the temptation make a way to escape. Thank God for Jacob's stand and his perserverance in the Lord. And
thanks be to God for his Godly parents who stand continuously in faith through this ordeal. I pray God's
wisdom for the hospital staff and for His divine healing for Jacob and his family. God bless you Joel. I pray
your strength in the Lord.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, August 18, 2000 4:13 PM
To:        Ottsen, R. K. (Rick)
Cc:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days
I agree!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Ottsen, R. K. (Rick)
Sent:        Friday, August 18, 2000 10:31 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days

Eula, As I read this note, my heart trembles knowing how much a father loves his son. But I'm also struck by
how little my heart aches versus how much my Heavenly Father's heart must have ached to watch His only
Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus, as He suffered and died on the cross. All glory be to God for His mercy and
compassion. YBIC, Rick

From:        Mayeux, Robert Dale
Sent:        Sunday, August 20, 2000 6:17 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Jocob
Joel, thanks for the update; we all will continue to pray for Jacob, you and your family......Dale

SOP FIXED EQUIPMENT SUPERVISOR
Tel : (65)263-1453                Fax : (65)867-6928
Outlook : ASIAPAC(RDMAYEU)        Internet : robert.d.mayeux@exxon.sprint.com
Address : 100 Jurong Island Hwy.         Singapore 627867

----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Monday, August 21, 2000 7:13 AM
To:        Mayeux, Robert Dale
Subject:        RE: Jocob

Jacob is in his 116th day in ICU, had his 10th surgery Friday. He continues to run a fever and elevated white
blood cells indicating infection somewhere. He is really struggling. Will be 22 on August 31. Plan to have a
birthday party in the ICU with him. Thanks for your caring.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Mayeux, Robert Dale
Sent:        Sunday, August 20, 2000 6:10 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Jocob

Hi Joel,

Charlie and I hadn't heard from you in a while, and wanted to know how Jacob was doing. I know you don't
have much time to write but, good news will be welcome.

Our job is going ok, seems like were are on a 6 month turnaround. Working 6 x 10hr. days...through
December. Should be up and running at that point. But I'm on a rotating shift, nights then days. Anyway were
ok, but will be glad to return home when the assignment is over. Nothing like family and friends, and the great
USA.....Please keep us posted on Jocobs improvements.....Dale




SOP FIXED EQUIPMENT SUPERVISOR
Tel : (65)263-1453                Fax : (65)867-6928
Outlook : ASIAPAC(RDMAYEU)        Internet : robert.d.mayeux@exxon.sprint.com
Address : 100 Jurong Island Hwy.         Singapore 627867
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, August 21, 2000 3:19 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days report.
You're the strongest and greatest family I have ever heard of. You exemplify that the joy of the Lord is your
strength. God bless you all. This too shall pass. Joy comes in the morning and I pray for morning time real
soon for you all, in Jesus name. Jacob will be just fine. God did not bring him/you this far to leave him. He will
never leave us nor forsake us. Keep the faith!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Monday, August 21, 2000 1:12 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Braud, M. W. (Marsha); Dupuy, E.A. (Gene); EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.
COM,; EXT-LJAUCOIN(A)EV1.NET,; EXT-KBANKSTON(A)I-55.COM,; EXT-DRDTDURBIN(A)
CS.COM,
Subject:        FW: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days report.



Jacob has had a rough weekend. We brought him to Herman Hospital to a wound treatment center. They
have some suggestions... We will try their approach. They determined that hyperbaric treatment wasn't for
Jacob. He has still ran a fever and still has elevated white blood cells. He has as much wound area open as a
burn patient with third degree or greater wounds in nearly his whole abdomen area.
The surgery went ok, with the debreadment of each of these wounds. No cultures reveal any source of
bacteria growth other than the fungus infection he continues to battle. The team gives him amphoterricin B for
that. It caused him to stop breathing yesterday. We quickly gave him IV dimerol to get him started breathing
again.
He and his Mom are watching several movies as they wait each day. She is such a fantastic person and Mom.
Matt is back to BR today to get ready to move to LA Tech this weekend.

Well, seems our family is an open book, but that is ok as without the support we couldn't make it.

Love ya'll

Joel

From:        Palombo, L.W.(Lynne)
Sent:        Tuesday, August 22, 2000 10:46 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days report.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your son.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Williams, T.D. (Tim)
Sent:        Tuesday, August 22, 2000 9:06 AM
To:        Anderson, Lavane; Barker, Wayne; BOURGEOIS, N; Breaux, Ronnie; Brooks, Geri; Brown,
Larry; Busceme, Virginia; Butler, Andre; BUTLER, B; Cagnolatti, W.; Clayton, V; DAVES, N; Dottory,
Ronnie; Drew, Carlton; FAIRCHILD, L; Foster, Gary; Guerin, Wilfred; Hembree, R; HORTON, J;
Huckabee, David; Jackson, Shawnetta; Jeansonne, Christel; Johnson, Johnnie; Larrieu, Stephanie;
LOCKHART, R; Loftus, John; Manning, Marna; McMorris, L; Millender, Etta; Moncriffe, D.; Pendergrass,
Jeff; Phillips, Darryl; Pizzolato, Gasper; POURCIAU, LYNNDA; PRYER, C; Quave, Gary; Reynerson,
Gary; Russell, Bryan; Schiltz, Mark; SELLS, C; Telfrey, John; Thurston, W.; Toney, J.; Wilson, Chuck;
WINFIELD, F; Winkler, John; Wyble, L; Battarbee, N; BELL, K; Bridges, D; Brown, W; CARRIER, E;
CRUMP, L; Duhon, E; Dupuy, Eugene; EVANS, R; Foelsch, Vicki; Galey, Matt; Griffin, Walter;
GUILLOTT, PAUL; Hopkins, Brian; Jones, Ree; Krieg, Steve; LeBlanc, Johnny; Lewallen, Mark; McCrary,
James; Messina, D.; NEWELL, G; OGDEN, C; OLaughlin, Troy; Palombo, Lynne; Patterson, Norm;
Perkins, Larry; Peters, Nelsene; PHILLIPS, L; Rabalais, Clint; Rester, Ronald; Robichaux, S.; ROHNER, V;
Rowell, W; SANDERS, L; Scardina, Sidney; Seguin, Jake; Smith, Charlie; Smith, Keith; Stevens, B; TEED,
C; Turner, John; Watson, Charlie; Williams, Tim; WILSON, C
Subject:        FW: Jacob's 10th Surgery in 112 days report.

Carol, thanks for the update.

In Him,
Tim

Tim Williams    
Polymer's Training Advisor - Area Training Organization
Baton Rouge  ExxonMobil Chemical Plant    CPWO 1407
( (225) 977-8242     Pager: (225) 379- 0153      Fax: (225) 977-4379
*  timothy.d.williams@exxon.com   

V If God is for us, who can be against us?  Romans 8:31
-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, August 21, 2000 9:06 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: We need no more infection

This is the first morning I looked at Jacob's chart and he has had no infection(white blood cells) and no fever
for 24 hours. He did however have to be taken to the operating room last night around 1:15 am. His abdomen
burst open exposing his intestines. He was settled back in his room by 2:30 am. His girlfriend has been
decorating his room and has made a birthday bag for him to open one per day till his birthday. We really got a
scare last night, but he is resting as I write this this am. Have a good day and thanks for being there. Joel



-----Original Message-----
From:        Harrell, S. F. (Sandra)
Sent:        Tuesday, August 22, 2000 9:48 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: We need no more infection

Eula - Tell Joel there is a Job In Jacob's life.  Fight On! Pray On! Trust On!

Sandra (Sandy) F. Harrell
Hydroprocessing  -  EMPR - Room 186
P. O. Box 2226 Baton Rouge, LA   70821
Excom:  (225) 977-7457   Fax:  (225) 977-4404
E-MAIL:  AMERICAS(SFHARRE)
sfharre@erenj.com
From:        Galey, J.M. (Matt)
Sent:        Tuesday, August 22, 2000 11:02 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Jacob and family
Joel I have been keeping up with, and praying for Joel and the rest of your family via messages sent to me
through the prayer chain. I wanted you personally to know that I have a genuinely good feeling about the
outcome of this whole ordeal. I know that our God will be exalted through this and that Jacob will be a strong,
wonderful Christian man (he already is) because of the strength he has gained through his suffering. I pray now
that the protocol you are using now will be the answer you all have been looking for. May God continue to
bless all of you...I know you are weary.

Love in Christ, Matt

J. Matt Galey

Central Mechanical Department
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* james.m.galey@exxon.com

"But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has
been done through God."
John 3:21 NIV


From:        Daves, N. E. (Neal)
Sent:        Tuesday, August 22, 2000 11:28 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Prayer
To: JWBANKS --AMERICAS Bankston, Joel W.

From: Neal E. Daves, Phone 8412
Mechanical Training Advisor - Baton Rouge Complex
Page 1-888-546-1312
Subject: Prayer
Joel, I just wanted to take a moment to write and say that you, Jacob and your
family are on my mind and in my prayer regularly.  You and Jacob have been
such an inspiration to me and that is not to leave your wife or Matt out.
It's just that I know you, and Jacob is the one who physically has endured so
much.  The strength that each of you (entire family) has displayed by the way
you have coped with ALL that each of you and your family members have been
through is a TREMEMDOUS ENCOURAGEMENT.  I know that God is in control and this
morning as I read about Jacob's adomen experience last night, I asked God "How
much more?"  Whether that was my old nature or my heart (emotions) going out
for Jacob, I'm not really sure because I know God is in control and that He
has not taken His attention away from Jacob.

Joel, THANKS for allowing me to share just a very small part of your
experience.  I just wish that RIGHT NOW I COULD PUT MY ARMS AROUND YOU AND
GIVE YOU A BIG OLE HUG!  God surely holds each of your family in very high
esteem to TRUST you with this AWSOME experience!!!!  And from my vantage
point, each of you has GLORIFIED God tremendously by your faithfulness and
your walk.  Believe me in that this is just the tip of the iceberg in His use
of this experience.  In the coming years you will be used by God to minister
to others even more because of your FAITHFULNESS AND SUBMISSIVENES!  May God
continue to richly bless and use each of you.

Your Brother in Christ,
Neal

***** Whether we have problems or OPPORTUNITIES IS OUR CHOICE! *****
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, August 23, 2000 5:36 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones;
Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pennington, N;
Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Subject:        

Joel reports that he is still recovering from the stomach surgery. No food or water today is the doctor's orders.
Still in some pain. Next week, August 31, is Jacob's 22nd birthday and I would like to see you all send him a
birthday card-- he would love to have these congrats and well wishes. So if you are interested, here's the
mailing address for him:        

Jacob Bankston
PO Box 301028        
Houston, Texas 77230
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, August 24, 2000 3:52 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones;
Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pennington, N;
Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        More Prayers

Jacob has had a couple of rough days-low blood pressure, trouble with his kidneys, temperature and lots of
pain. He has snapped back from these downturns before and will again--with your strong prayer
support.          

From:        Libbers, D. D. (Dave)
Sent:        Monday, August 28, 2000 4:16 PM
To:        Price, G. E. (George); Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Last chance for Birthday card
Didn't send this to the full distribution because I'm not sure what it means or to what extent it might apply.  
However, during my morning prayer time, while praying for Jacob, in my mind the word "Victory" flashed
across.  So I spoke it out as part of the prayer. Of course what I hope it means, and I sensed that it meant,
was total victory over the ordeal he has been going through and complete wholeness.    We'll keep praying.  
DAVE   

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, August 28, 2000 2:24 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; Henry, henry; Hitt, hitt; Jones, jones;
Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard; Pennington, N;
Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Subject:        Last chance for Birthday card

Jacob had a pretty good weekend, still has a high white blood cell count and fever. His spirit though remains
strong! His birthday is Thursday, he will be 22. If you choose to send him a card, I suggest you use this
address:
Jacob Bankston
PO Box 301028
Houston, Texas 77230
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, August 29, 2000 12:57 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; GREMILLION, R; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard;
Pennington, N; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        They're find the source of infection

The doctors have found the bug that has created the fever and infection and have started the drug treatment.
By Thursday, Jacob's 22nd birthday, they believe he should be feeling better. Your continued prayers are
needed as we hopefully move past this final health issue. I suggest prayers of thanksgiving for this discovery.
Joel said that Jacob can be reached via E mail through St. LUke's system. The address is :

PATIENTGREETING@SLEH.COM

SEND YOUR NOTE TO JACOB BANKSTON AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS AND ST. LUKE'S WILL
PRINT  AND DELIVER IT TO JACOB.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, August 30, 2000 12:25 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; GREMILLION, R; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard;
Pennington, N; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        No improvement yet

I just talked Joel and there has not been any infection improvement yet-still has temperature and remains fairly
sedated..He needs to rally for his birthday tomorrow and I believe our strong prayers is just what he needs!

From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Thursday, August 31, 2000 11:14 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JACOB
JOEL,  THANKS FOR PASSING THIS ON TO JACOB. GOD BLESS YOU, MATT, LINDA AND
THE ENTIRE BANKSTON FAMILY ON THIS JOYOUS OSCCASION OF JACOB'S BIRTHDAY.  
SEEMS LIKE WE WERE JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS 21ST!!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Thursday, August 31, 2000 11:12 AM
To:        'PATIENTGREETING@SLEH.COM'
Subject:        HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JACOB

DEAR JACOB,  WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE GOD'S GIFT TO US, NAMELY
YOU JACOB BANKSTON!!  TWENTY-TWO YEARS OLD, HUH.  WELL, THEY TELL ME I WAS
22 ONCE BUT NOT SURE I CAN REMEBER BACK THAT FAR.

YOU CONTINUE TO BE SUCH AN INCREDIBLE BLESSING TO YOUR MOM AND DAD AND
TO US WHO ARE FOLLOWING YOUR PROGRESS.  GOD IS SURELY USING YOU TO TEACH
US HOW TO BE PATIENT ANF MOST OF ALL FAITH FILLED.  WHAT AN INCREDIBLE
INSPIRATION YOU ARE AND YOU PROBABLY DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT.  

I AM SO BLESSED TO KNOW YOUR FAMILY AND I FEEL AS IF I KNOW YOU TO.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JACOB, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Thursday, August 31, 2000 9:16 AM
Subject:        FW: Jacob is 22!
God's timing is so perfect and He orders our steps as we walk with Him.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Thursday, August 31, 2000 6:54 AM
To:        Dupuy, E.A. (Gene); Price, G. E. (George); Henry, E. S. (Eula); EXT-LJAUCOIN(A)EV1.NET,;
EXT-KBANKSTON(A)I-55.COM,; EXT-LABORDEA(A)I-55.COM,; EXT-PAPASUNGLASS(A)
NETSCAPE.NET; Puryear, Michael R.
Subject:        Jacob is 22!

Happy Birthday Jacob!
What a miracle! He made it. Its been a very hard week for me, Linda and especially Jacob. Jacob's white
blood cells had increased from 17 to 25 to 27 to 35 to 37 and then 39 daily until Tuesday. The fever had
done the same. As I went into Jacob's room Tuesday am, because of the Fever, WBC's, elevated liver #'s
and stomach distention, they thought they had to operate on Jacob immediately and told me they were
preparing to take him to OR. They were to cut him midline and do a complete exploration of his entire
abdomen. Their words were "We don't think he will make it if we don't do this surgery, we think he has an
ever worsening abscess although we can't see it in any scans." Much discussion on Linda, mine and Judy
Aucoin's part stalled the OR process. Mean time the infectious disease doctor came by. He spent more than
30 minutes looking over Jacob, not agreeing that Jacob was sepsis. Finally, he took a look at Jacob's cardex
of infection control history. There it was. The afternoon before, a "bug" cultured back on August 22 during
debridement and exploratory surgery poked his head up on a slide! I was on the phone with Jacob's
cardiologist when she asked if she could talk to the ID doctor. As I went to get him, he told me what he had
discovered. He said, "We need to give Jacob some Vancomycin, I want to go on record that we don't need
surgery. He spoke to the cardiologist on the phone." He came back and Jacob was saved from this surgery.
Because of all the pain of surgery, Jacob has had much narcotics. He was out of it most of the last two days.
This is really scary as you don't know if it is drug induced or some insult. You just have to wait and see. Well,
we finally talked the doctors and nurses into backing off the narcotics. They began weaning him yesterday, but
not without our(Linda and my) intervention.
Yesterday Jacob's white blood cells came down to 35 with some waning temps up to 102.
This morning Jacob's white blood cells are 27. We are asking the doctors to check that Jacob doesn't have
some Vancomycin resistant bug. They agreed to do those tests.
Thanks to each of you for your prayers, cards and emails. Jacob received nearly twenty printed Emails
yesterday and over 25 cards. Everyone is so cheering for Jacob. We love each of you and Jacob is enjoying
us reading the mail to him each day. What a family. May the Lord bless each of you.
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-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 06, 2000 3:03 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; GREMILLION, R; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard;
Pennington, N; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        A very tough night, a long day as the battle continuest

Jacob had a very difficult night--his heart stopped beating  for several minutes before the medical staff was
able to revive him. They then administered a massive dose of steroids to bring stability and enable the
recovery. The heart scan results have verified that his body is trying to reject the heart- they believe this is the
issue that has caused the recent increase in temperature and white blood cells). The doctors have decided to
administer a very strong dosage of anti-rejection drugs for the next 5 days to stop the rejection that now is
occurring.
Each day we have had an opportunity to support Jacob and his family through our prayers--the need has not
been greater than  now-let's be strong in our prayers for his healing.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, September 07, 2000 10:17 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; GREMILLION, R; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard;
Pennington, N; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        Another day

Jacob continues the fight--yesterday they gave him over ten pounds of drugs to fight the various issues he
faces. The primary issue continues to be the rejection of the heart transplant. He is conscious and was
watching TV during the night. Joel asks that our prayer be focused on "God's will in Jacob 's life be done each
day". Your support of Jacob today and for all the previous days is very much appreciated.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Libbers, D. D. (Dave)
Sent:        Thursday, September 07, 2000 11:44 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Another day

I would like to encourage the body to not give up the fight!   The ordeal that Jacob and his family have gone
through is almost incomprehensable.  Those of us being led to pray should not grow fainthearted or weary but
persist in our prayers.  Based upon what I received in prayer I am praying for "victory" in Jacob's life.  Let's
continue to give the Bankston's all the support that we can.
DAVE
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Thursday, September 07, 2000 7:11 AM
To:        Messer, R. L. (Randy)
Subject:        RE: A very tough night, a long day as the battle continuest
Thanks Randy,
Jacob is a tough person. He pulled through again last night and was watching TV at 4 am. He is something. I'm
getting ready to go back to the hospital. Just had to come in to work a few minutes to take care of some items
left hanging. Please keep praying as it is obvious that Jacob is supposed to be here. I had already told Linda
after 15 minutes of CPR, me and Linda watching, that he was gone. I broke down as did Linda and cried and
then they walked out of Jacob's room to tell us that they had him back and are working to stablize him. That
work of stabilization has gone on for 36 hours now. He is still needing much prayer. Tell everyone not to give
up as it is not the Lord's will to bring him to his eternal home yet. Love Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Messer, R. L. (Randy)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 06, 2000 3:53 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: A very tough night, a long day as the battle continuest

We will pray extra hard for Jacob tonight at our prayer meeting.  Hang in there.  We love ya'll.....

To: BRRATG  --BATONRG  Greenup, A. T. (An
*** Reply to note of 09/08/00 09:38

From: Bankston, Joel W.
Subject: FW: FYI
Andre'
Jacob has been fasting for over 135 days. Nothing by mouth, nothing by
sight, nothing by feel. He has had only a few days of being allowed food. Of
course this is not his choice. As you go into this weekend of breakthroughs,
could your congregation remember Jacob. He really needs a miracle to live.
His kidneys aren't working, his bowels aren't working, his liver is having a
hard time and his blood is full of things that affect its functions. Jesus
has sustained Jacob and we have seen healings along the way, but he really
needs a breakthrough. Please if faith comes by prayer and fasting and it
does,  pray for Jacob. I've never met you, came by to see you about a year
ago when I was in BR but you were on vacation that day. I know your faith and
I know you will have your folks join you in this.

Sincerely, Joel
-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Friday, September 08, 2000 9:59 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; GREMILLION, R; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard;
Pennington, N; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        Good news

Joel reports this morning that the anti-rejection drugs seem to be working--heart rate, blood pressure , etc are
back in the normal range. He is still on life support--ie, ventilator,  kidney dialysis, feeding by tube. When Joel
checked on him this morning, Jacob asked Joel to pray for him--I am sure Jacob would solicit our prayers
also.
Bankston, J. W. (Joel)
From:        Mayeux, Robert Dale
Sent:        Friday, September 08, 2000 5:15 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Jacob's  update
Joel,
What a story, I don't know what to say, nothing will ever top that. Jacob is truly a strong young man with a lot
of will power.
He much get it from his mom and dad. I know you and Linda are about drained of energy yourselves. But hey
if Jacob can hang in there then the family must support him. I'll keep it short knowing your time is limited. Just
to let you know Dorene, Charlie,Joyce and I are continuing to pray for Jacob, as well as you and the rest of
your family.......Dale


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Tel : (65)263-1453                Fax : (65)867-6928
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Address : 100 Jurong Island Hwy.         Singapore 627867

----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Friday, September 08, 2000 11:35 PM
To:        Mayeux, Robert Dale
Subject:        RE: Jacob's  update

Jacob's heart just quit at 8:00 pm on September 5, 2000. I stood there as the nurse performed CPR, called
the Code blue, and got other assistance. After 15 minutes, I walked out of the room and just held Linda as I
told her, "Well, he is gone, it is over, God he is in your hands now." We stood there crying outside his room as
they continued to work on him. In just a few minutes, they came out and told us his heart had begun to work
and they were doing everything they could to support him. I just left him this AM at 6:00. He is amazing. Only
60 hours past the episode, he is on no heart support drugs, his temp is good, his BP is good, his cardiac
output is good and his O2 saturation is good. Jacob is such a fighter. We still have a ways to go.
I'll be glad to begin to look for a Blazer. Will have one for you when you get here. It will be to your
specifications and well within your price expections. Thanks for your prayers, Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Mayeux, Robert Dale
Sent:        Thursday, September 07, 2000 3:03 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Jacob's  update

Hello Joel,

I know you and your family must be very very tired about now. Please tell me that Jacob is improving. We
continue to pray for Jacob each day. I know you don't have much time to write everyone, but if you fine some
time could you give us an update.
We are still working long hours, 6 days a week, and looks like we will complete the  plant start up in late
December. So as you can tell we still have many hours yet to put in. I have been given a departure date of late
February 2001. I think Charlie's is about the same but not real sure. I'm working rotating shift working Nights
and Days, he is working straight days only. We really don't get to see each other much except passing through
the gate coming or going.
Dorene will be going back to the US on or about January 7th for a short stay of about 4 weeks. Our oldest
son Robert and his wife are expecting their 1st son. They already have 2 little girls. So Dorene is going back
for that grandson birth. She will return Jan. 30 and begin the packing and arranging for us to move back to
Port Allen, and return to the BR Refy.
Joel, in the pass you said that when we were ready to purchase a late model car just let you know. Well as
stated above, Dorene will be in BR the 1st week of January. I guess if you see a low mileage S-10 GMC
Jimmy or a Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, that's what we are looking for. (not an Explorer)  A 1998,1999 or 2000
one that still has a warranty. If possible we would like a White,Tan or a light color one. Also one that is loaded
with elec. windows and door locks, It can have either cloth or leather seats, doesn't matter. This will give you
about 3 months to fine Dorene a great little sports utility car. Joel if the timing isn't right to be looking for the
car,  just let me know and I will understand. Well better run and make my rounds. We will continue to pray
for Jacob on his road to recovery......Thanks again....Dale





SOP FIXED EQUIPMENT SUPERVISOR
Tel : (65)263-1453                Fax : (65)867-6928
Outlook : ASIAPAC(RDMAYEU)        Internet : robert.d.mayeux@exxon.sprint.com
Address : 100 Jurong Island Hwy.         Singapore 627867

Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Friday, September 08, 2000 12:58 PM
To:        Libbers, D. D. (Dave); Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Word of scripture for Jacob
Dave,
I appreciate this word. God is greater than Jacob's heart, he is greater than this situation, He is able to do
exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or think. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Lord will
raise a standard against that enemy. We have fought many battles and Jacob has been spared again. Only the
Lord knows his plans for Jacob. I'm just going with his plan. I'm only told a moment in advance what his plan
is. I have ceased from questioning his plan, he is the planner, potter. The difference in potter and plotter is so
far apart. I am a plotter. I plot because I don't know the real answer. A potter does not plot, he just fashions
continually. I know that this treasure that is in this earthen vessel has been given the earnest of the Holy Spirit. I
rest in that for Jacob. He has been given the Holy Spirit as a down payment to assure him that he will have a
heavenly body. Please pray that Jacob be continually filled with the Spirit. Love Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Libbers, D. D. (Dave)
Sent:        Friday, September 08, 2000 12:31 PM
To:        Price, G. E. (George); Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Word of scripture for Jacob

While praying this morning, a word of scripture was shown me that could be prayed as a "word of execution"
for Jacob.
1 John 3:19,20  "This is how we know we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in His
presence, whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything."
(emphasis mine).    I'm continuing to pray, and I trust that the rest of the body is also.  DAVE

From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:03 PM
To:        Rosa, Allen L.; Clements, D.W.(David); Johnson, A.A. (Andrea); Poulsen, P. E. (Peter); McCarthy,
J.C. (Jack); Chapman, Steve M; McGuire, L.A. (Laura); Minor, A.E. (Aimee); Meidel, R.W. (Rick); Allred,
J.R. (John); Matte, E.J. (Elaine); McCoy, Kathy J.; McShan, J.P. (Jamie); Johnson, G. (Gwen); King, W.S.
(Bill); Iha, G.S. (Sue)
Cc:        Bankston, Joel W.; Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Many of you helped the Bankston family in the past with their need for son, Jacob who is a recent heart
transplant recipient.  It has been about 4 months since Jacob received his new heart.  Since that time he has
had many ups and downs with infections and various surgical procedures.  His heart has been functioning
extremely well but the possibility of rejection remains.

For some reason (probably many anti-rejection drugs etc.), Jacob's platelets are very low.

This is an appeal for you to consider donating platelets not only for Jacob but for many others.  As an aside,
Jacob received the last bag of platelets in the Houston area.  Many operations are being postponed.  

You can give platelets for Jacob by contacting St. Luke's Hospital at 713-791-1000 and asking to be
connected to the blood bank.  Please tell them that you are donating for Jacob Bankston.  

If you can not get to St. Luke's to donate you can still help other area patients by donating at a blood center
near you.

Please keep this courageous young man Jacob Bankston and his mom, Linda and dad, Joel in your prayers
and thanks for passing this  note on to others who you think might be able to help.

ROBERT W. SPATH
FUELS MARKETING HUMAN RESOURCES
Phone:  281.444-1371   Fax:  281.444.1386

Mailing address:
15206 Ripplewind Lane
Houston, TX  77068
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 1:44 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Joel,  I need to get information on getting platelets for Jacob.  Do they need to be donated at St. Lukes?  Can
you remind me of the hours/days that they accept donations.  Do they have to go to St. Luke's?  Who do they
contact to make the appointment etc.?  Do you know about how many donors are needed?
I donated blood on 8/6 in Jacob's name.  Can I give platelets now?

ROBERT W. SPATH
FUELS MARKETING HUMAN RESOURCES
Phone:  281.444-1371   Fax:  281.444.1386

From:        Morris, D. R. (Debbie)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 6:26 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Joel:  I made an appointment to donate platelets tomorrow morning.  We have a platelet center here in the
BTRF MOB.  Say a prayer that my iron count is high enough!!!!!!!  I am thinking of you and your family.   
Please know that my prayers are with you.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Carney, C. L. (Carol)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 4:23 PM
To:        Morris, D.; Frerichs, James
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets



-----Original Message-----
From:        Braud, M. W. (Marsha)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:48 PM
To:        Arvin, S.; Beck, Lisa; Carney, C.; COUVILLION, C; GRUBB, T; Braud, M.; Broden, D.; Duncan,
B.; Gardner, D.; Goudeau, Ginger; Harrison, I.; Hsia, B.; Johnston, Jay; Jordan, G.; Kemp, K.; Newell, M.;
Rea, D.; Snellgrove, A.; Wallendal, S.; Waller, R.; Watson, M.; Bankston, J.; BLANCHARD, D; Covington,
B.; Cuellar, W.; Waters, J.
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets



-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:09 PM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets



-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 2:04 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Needs platelets

Platelets Each of us have 4 major parts of our blood. Plasma is the clear part of our blood that suspends Red
Blood Cells, White Blood Cells and Platelets. Platelets are used by the body to form pasty, sticky glue that
helps us stop bleeding when we get cut or bruised.

To give platelets, unlike giving blood, one must take about 2 hours sitting in the chair with the lines hooked up
to both arms. After hooking up, the blood is removed, the platelets are centrifuged out and the blood returned
to the body. You can give platelets twice a week. You can give locally and have them designated to Jacob
and shipped to St. Luke's Hospital in Houston or if you are in Houston, go directly to St. Lukes. The number
there is 713-791-1000 , just ask for the Blood Bank.

Please accept this thanks in advance from Joel and Linda.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 1:28 PM
To:        Bergeron, C. A. (Claudette); Wilson, J.S. (Jackie); Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Cc:        Price, G. E. (George); Bankston, Joel W.; Butler, K. S. (Keely)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

See note below. Can any of you provide directon?

-----Original Message-----
From:        Butler, K. S. (Keely)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 1:25 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

To: ESHENRY --AMERICAS

From:
Subject: FW: Needs platelets

CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT DONATING PLATELETS MEANS.  WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO AND
WHAT
ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE ABLE TO DO SO.   THANKS

*** Reply to note of 09/11/00 13:21

From:        Baird, S.R. (Don)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 4:56 PM
To:        ecns.tsd.eb.assoc.us; ecns.tsd.eb.contract.us
Cc:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Jacob Bankston - heart transplant recipient needs direct blood platelets donations
Houston-based eBSC people -- see the note below.  I met Joel up on the 21st floor before transferring to the
eBSC -- he is a wonderful man.  While I have donated over 10 units of Plasma in Jacob's name, my body is
just not that good at storing platelets so I am not a good candidate.  This is NOT a pressure request, just
some information sharing to you if you have the ability to make a platelet donation.  If you don't know what it
is, I can explain the process as I have given platelets in the past.

Platelet donation is not for everyone, but if you can help Jacob I know Joel and his wife would very much
appreciate it.  Information on how to donate is below.

S. R. (Don) Baird  
ExxonMobil Global Services Company/GIS/IFS/CETS/eBusiness Skill Center/Projects
( Phone 713-656-2038       Fax  713-656-0623
* 1301 Fannin,  Room 1579,  Houston, Texas  77002
* P.O.Box 4276,  Room FB-1579,  Houston, Texas  77210-4276
:  Internal Email:AMERICAS(SRBAIRD) Internet: Don.Baird@Exxon.Com


-----Original Message-----
From:        Marquez, Ofelia D.
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 12:58 PM
To:        Meadows, Helen G; Becker, Betty J; Matus, Charlotte A.; ecns.bsd; ecns.bsd.contractors; GIS.FS.
Contractors; GIS.FS.HOU; Baird, S.R. (Don); Hitt, Perry L.; Wilser, Michael C. (Mike)
Cc:        Bankston, Joel W.; Gray, Naomi L.
Subject:        Jacob Bankston - heart transplant recipient needs direct blood platelets donations

Joel Bankston, ExxonMobil employee, is requesting direct blood platelet donations for his son Jacob
Bankston, who has had a heart transplant. They are in need of 2-4 donors a day.  

No aspirin products should have been taken 36 hrs before donation.  Blood type does not matter.  If you are
willing and able to donate please call the following number to schedule an appointment.  Your donation would
be very much appreciated.

St. Luke's Blood Center
713-791-4483
Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 3:30pm
Sunday Closed

Thank you.


Ofelia Marquez, GSC GIS Financial Coordination
Room 2145, Phone 713-656-2364, Fax 713-656-0757
From:        Braud, M. W. (Marsha)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:48 PM
To:        Arvin, S.; Beck, Lisa; Carney, C.; COUVILLION, C; GRUBB, T; Braud, M.; Broden, D.; Duncan,
B.; Gardner, D.; Goudeau, Ginger; Harrison, I.; Hsia, B.; Johnston, Jay; Jordan, G.; Kemp, K.; Newell, M.;
Rea, D.; Snellgrove, A.; Wallendal, S.; Waller, R.; Watson, M.; Bankston, J.; BLANCHARD, D; Covington,
B.; Cuellar, W.; Waters, J.
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets


-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:09 PM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets



-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 2:04 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Needs platelets

Platelets Each of us have 4 major parts of our blood. Plasma is the clear part of our blood that suspends Red
Blood Cells, White Blood Cells and Platelets. Platelets are used by the body to form pasty, sticky glue that
helps us stop bleeding when we get cut or bruised.

To give platelets, unlike giving blood, one must take about 2 hours sitting in the chair with the lines hooked up
to both arms. After hooking up, the blood is removed, the platelets are centrifuged out and the blood returned
to the body. You can give platelets twice a week. You can give locally and have them designated to Jacob
and shipped to St. Luke's Hospital in Houston or if you are in Houston, go directly to St. Lukes. The number
there is 713-791-1000 , just ask for the Blood Bank.

Please accept this thanks in advance from Joel and Linda.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 1:28 PM
To:        Bergeron, C. A. (Claudette); Wilson, J.S. (Jackie); Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Cc:        Price, G. E. (George); Bankston, Joel W.; Butler, K. S. (Keely)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

See note below. Can any of you provide directon?

-----Original Message-----
From:        Butler, K. S. (Keely)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 1:25 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

To: ESHENRY --AMERICAS

From:
Subject: FW: Needs platelets

CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT DONATING PLATELETS MEANS.  WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO AND
WHAT
ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE ABLE TO DO SO.   THANKS

*** Reply to note of 09/11/00 13:21
From:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 1:10 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Needs platelets
Thank you so much for your encouraging words, especially when you are going through so much, I greatly
appreciated it.  After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis on July 5th, I really had to struggle to find inner
strength and courage through prayer.  I cannot express how much your son, Jacob, has been an inspiration in
my life.  He has taught me not to give up, to keep fighting.  He has been through so much for such a young
man, yet he never gives up his faith and belief that God can conquer all.  I have learned that I can fight
whatever obstacles are in my way; tough sometimes when I am so tired and weak, but I do it; Jacob helped
me realize I can also be strong and fight.  Please thank that wonderful son of yours for being my inspiration in
life to go on, to win.

Love to you and your family,
Michelle Wilson

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 11:01 AM
To:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

Michelle,
Thanks so much for your cards and caring touch. It really means a lot. I know you are dealing with some new
things in your life and while I offer no immediate consolation, I offer to you my Lord. He is able, He is faithful,
He is my Shield and my exceeding great reward. Look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which
are unseen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are unseen are eternal! We love
you guys and appreciate you being there for Jacob.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 9:38 AM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

See Michelle's note. Thanks so much Michelle and God bless you!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:57 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Needs platelets


-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:09 PM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

Eula,

If you happen to speak to Joel, please tell him we are working diligently with United Blood Services to work
this platelet situation.  We can have donors give platelets here in town, but after speaking with United Blood
Services and the Blood Bank at St. Lukes, it would be much easier for someone in Houston to give directly,
thus no transfer problems, blood matches, etc.  Typically A+ is a universal blood type that can be used in
platelet transfusions, but with Jacob's condition, his doctor may want him only to receive his exact blood type,
I am not certain of this.

I spoke with Greg Salter again with United Blood Services, and he recommends for as many people as
possible to donate blood on our drives at the Refinery on September 17th & 19th.  This way more credits will
be placed in the ExxonMobil Complex Blood Bank and we can cover any blood/platelet expenses in Houston
for Joel and his family.  I have a good feeling some great ExxonMobil folks in Houston are going to donate
platelets.  

Please pass on to everyone how important it will be to donate on the 17th & 19th of this month; this will help
ensure more expenses will be covered for Jabob Bankston.  He is using 2 platelet transfusions now, so we
want to keep covering these costs out of our Complex Blood Bank.  

Thanks to everyone who is donating blood, God Bless you all!
From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 5:14 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.; Henry, E. S. (Eula); Price, G.D. (George)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets- PRAISE REPORT

Sensitivity:        Confidential
What a wonderful group of employees we ahve and what a wonderful God.  Just thought you'd be interested
in seeing how He works.  


ROBERT W. SPATH
FUELS MARKETING HUMAN RESOURCES
Phone:  281.444-1371   Fax:  281.444.1386

Mailing address:
15206 Ripplewind Lane
Houston, TX  77068



-----Original Message-----
From:        McGuire, L.A. (Laura)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 4:21 PM
To:        Spath, Robert
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

Thought you'd like to see how far this has gone... =)  

-----Original Message-----
From:        Johnston, Rakita A.
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 4:18 PM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

To: Controllers/Tax/Treasurers - SOS Follow-up

If 16 or more people will commit to donating platelets for Jacob Bankston, St. Luke's Hospital personnel will
come out to Greenspoint to collect the donations. Please contact Zina Gelman, X4708, if you'd be able to
donate. Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Covell, Rhonda G.
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 3:49 PM
To:        Johnston, Rakita A.; Mitchell, Cheryl J.
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential


Good afternoon Rakita and Cheryl:

We have volunteers on our Graphics Team who are willing to donate platelets for Jacob Bankston.
St. Luke's Hospital will send personnel to GP to collect those donations if we are able to get at least sixteen
(16)
people to volunteer.

If you know of anyone who might wish to donate platelets, please ask them to contact Zina Gelman on Ext.
4708.

       THANKS!!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Dunning, Stephen E. (Steve)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 3:36 PM
To:        Anderson, Donna; Anderson, Tim; Benavente, R; Bierzalo, John; Butler, Bettie; Carter, H;
Cartwright, Jerrell; Claxton, Dolores; Cordero, Jose; Covell, Rhonda; Cummings, Jerry; Currier, Wayne;
Dade, Deltres; Dardar, Floyd; Delaney, Sandra; Evers, Barbara; Frazier, Chuck; Gelman, Z; Hall, Stuart;
Harres, Gerald; Hernandez, A; Johnston, Tessa; Koch, William; Kolesar, Joseph; Mc Gowan, Gwendolyn;
Mendiola, Elsa; Patent, Nadia; Prestridge, Paul; Price, Boyd; Ramirez, Sergio; Salazar, Trinidad; Sanchez,
Carlos; Schroepfer, Ann; Schwartz, Bettye; Shaw, J; Smith, Betty; Smith, Steven; Villarreal, Antonio;
Watson, Jerry; Watson, Pete; White, Deborah; Zorn, R
Cc:        Parish, C.R. (Randy)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

See the attached note from Zina Gelman regarding recent heart transplant recipient Jacob Bankstone. Since
sending the note, Tim Anderson, Nadia Patent, Arnold Hernandez, Doloris Claxton, Joe Kolesar and Russ
Zorn have joined Zina as willing donors. Please consider donating to this worthy cause and let Zina know if
you or anyone else you know here at Greenspoint would like to donate. Only 9 more donors and the Blood
Bank will visit us !
Thanks,

-----Original Message-----
From:        Gelman, Z.G. (Zina)
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 12:55 PM
To:        Covell, Rhonda G.
Subject:        RE: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

I have contacted  Mr. Bankstone. I was interested if there is any Blood Bank in this area. As a result of my
research, the nurse from San Luke called me and said if more than 16 people were willing to donate blood for
Jacob Bankstone - hospital personal will come over here. Isn't it's great! There are 3 of us here at GP3,
Graphics. Please, distribute this note to our people! Together we can do it! It's wtat the United Way is for!!!

Zina Gelman
ExxonMobil Company
Graphics
(281)423-4708

-----Original Message-----
From:        Covell, Rhonda G.
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 8:43 AM
To:        Anderson, Tim; Benavente, R; Claxton, Dolores; Dardar, Floyd; Evers, Barbara; Frazier, Chuck;
Gelman, Z; Harres, Gerald; Hernandez, A; Johnston, Tessa; Koch, William; Kolesar, Joseph; Patent, Nadia;
Prestridge, Paul; Price, Boyd; Salazar, Trinidad; Shaw, J; Smith, Steven; Watson, Jerry; White, Deborah;
Zorn, R; Anderson, Donna; Bierzalo, John; Butler, Bettie; Carter, H; Cartwright, Jerrell; Cordero, Jose;
Cummings, Jerry; Currier, Wayne; Dade, Deltres; Delaney, Sandra; Hall, Stuart; Mc Gowan, Gwendolyn;
Mendiola, Elsa; Ramirez, Sergio; Sanchez, Carlos; Schroepfer, Ann; Schwartz, Bettye; Smith, Betty; Stover,
Randy; Villarreal, Antonio; Watson, Pete
Cc:        Dunning, Stephen E. (Steve)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential


Platelets desperately needed.  ExxonMobil employee's son recently had heart transplant surgery.  This young
man as well as many other folks are in need of platelets.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Mitchell, Cheryl J.
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 7:41 AM
Cc:        Acker, Doris; Adams, M; Andrews, Sandra; Belinoski, Peggy; Beltran, H; Benjamin, Dee; Benson,
Jo; Bishop, S; Blake, Coylie; Carter, J; Ceron, Janie; Covell, Rhonda; Dade, Deltres; Davis, G; Davis, Lisa;
Davis, Sheila; Dennis, Patricia; Dueitt, Sharon; Eakins, Jean; Elsner, Kathy; Foster, Gregory; Galloway, M;
Garcia, Irma; Garrick, Joyice; Grays, Jackie; Guzman, Erika; Hardy, Dawanna; Haynes, Babette; Haynes,
Sylvia; Herring, Wanda; Higgins, Norma; Holloway, Katie; Hunter, Von; Isbell, L; Jackson, Donald; Jackson,
J; Johnson, Pauline; Keener, Sherian; King, Tammy; Light, Terri; Matthews, Delicia; McNeill, S; McWherter,
Paula; Mendoza, Anita; MILLER, D; Mitchell, Antoinette; Morris, Darlene; MOSS, K; Murray, Helen;
NEAL, I; Neely, E; Norton, Helen; Page-Thomas, Tabitha; Palomares, Socorro; Pledger, E; Reid, Betty;
Rodriguez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Sylvia; Rougeau, Beverly; Rubio, Gracie; Sanders, Machelle; Serres, R;
Shorts, Marsha; Simien, Norma; Smith, Patricia; Sokoloski, Elaine; Stanton, Monica; Stein, Cravenita;
Stewart, Shelia; Strickland, Shannon; Tesch, E; Thames, Patricia; Toney, Ursula; Townsend, Sonia;
Warwick, Sally; Waters, Lisa; White, Elijah; White, Oscar; Williams, Lori; Wolfe, Anita; Womack, Deborah
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

Please read the attached appeal for Jacob Bankston and if you can help please do. Prayers as well as the
platelets are still needed.
Thank you,
Cheryl

-----Original Message-----
From:        Johnston, Rakita A.
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:35 PM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

To:  Controllers/Tax/Treasurers - SOS

-----Original Message-----
From:        McGuire, L.A. (Laura)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:30 PM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

FYI...I passed information on to you about Jacob several months ago.
Thought I'd send you this update as well.  Thanks to any of you who
are able to help out!
Bankston, Joel W.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 3:47 PM
Subject:        FW: Spirits are better


-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 3:37 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; GREMILLION, R; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard;
Pennington, N; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Subject:        Spirits are better

Joel reports that Jacob's spirits have improved. He still has a  low platelet count so no heart biopsy yet. Joel
gave platelets today with hopes that his count will improve. Your continued support is very much appreciated. .

From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Thursday, September 14, 2000 3:50 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Cc:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        RE: Jacob

Sensitivity:        Confidential
Joel, know that I'm praying or you ALL. What wonderful biological family Jacob has! I want to encourage
you that Jacob WILL be ok. You have the gift of faith as my Pastor, Doc Ruth, has indicated. Hold on to it. I
know it's hard. It has to be quite devastating to watch a child suffer so. But, that is nothing compared to the
glory that shall be revealed. I know! That's easy for me to say. I'm not in the situation. Joel, I can only repeat
what the Word of God says. You and your family are wonderful as it is evident that Christ lives real big in you.
I continue to pray your strength in the Lord. And, yes, I am indeed moved with compassion toward that strong
young man named Jacob Bankston. God bless you all.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Thursday, September 14, 2000 3:01 PM
To:        Gelman, Z.G. (Zina); Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Cc:        Price, G. E. (George); Dupuy, E.A. (Gene); Spath, R.W. (Bob); EXT-KBANKSTON(A)I-55.
COM,; EXT-LJAUCOIN(A)EV1.NET,; EXT-DRDTDURBIN(A)CS.COM,; EXT-LABORDEA(A)I-55.
COM,
Subject:        Jacob
Sensitivity:        Confidential

What a wonderful group of people! Please give them my sincere thanks on Jacob's behalf.
Just a quick update on Jacob. This is day 140 in St. Luke's Intensive Care Unit at 7-south-6. As I left Jacob
last night, he just looked at me after I had prayed for him and said, "Dad, I'm gonna be ok". I repeated those
words to myself all the way to the apartment and again as I fell to sleep. "Dad, I'm gonna be ok". Oh how I
wish I could believe that enough to make him ok. When I went in this morning, he was having irregular heart
beats, his white blood cells were up to 55,000 and he was having low blood pressure as well as spiking a
fever. With no output from the kidneys, the dialysis machine goes all the time while the ventilator keeps him
with the right amount of oxygen. 6 IV lines are going in his throat and chest while a tube in his nostril draws
excess liquid from his stomach. He lies in bed and has to ask for every sip of drink or ice and depending on
the day, the doctors may or maynot let him have either. He has a wound that is healing on his abdomen and a
wound in his right groin area that seems to never want to heal. In spite of all this and much more I can't even
describe, Jacob trying to comfort me with his beautiful eyes looking up says, "Dad, I'm gonna be ok". I hurt so
much for him and Linda hurts so much. Many times when we see Jesus healing it is prefaced by the phrase and
he was moved by compassion. No one looking upon Jacob cannot have compassion for him. Jacob needs no
less than a miracle. We almost lost him last week and it has been such a hard time since then. While each of
you think of Jacob, let the Lord move you with the compassion he feels for Jacob. Thanks so much for each
of your thoughts, prayers, acts of kindness and tenacity to stay in this fight with Jacob. Sincerely, Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Gelman, Z.G. (Zina)
Sent:        Thursday, September 14, 2000 9:14 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

Joel! We have more then 16 participants! Rhonda Covell will contact the HR management to provide the
room for hospital personal to come over here (Greenspoint) to collect platelets. Hopefully, it would not take
long. I will keep you posted.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Johnston, Rakita A.
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 4:22 PM
To:        Gelman, Z.G. (Zina)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

Another doner!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Soliz, Osvaldo R. (Valdo)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 4:19 PM
To:        Johnston, Rakita A.
Subject:        RE: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

I'll donate platelets

Valdo Soliz
ExxonMobil Upstream Business Services
Controller's
Rm 506 GP4                
Voice:  281-423-6262
FAX: 281-423-6577
Email:  osvaldo.r.soliz@exxon.sprint.com

-----Original Message-----
From:        Johnston, Rakita A.
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 4:18 PM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

To: Controllers/Tax/Treasurers - SOS Follow-up

If 16 or more people will commit to donating platelets for Jacob Bankston, St. Luke's Hospital personnel will
come out to Greenspoint to collect the donations. Please contact Zina Gelman, X4708, if you'd be able to
donate. Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Covell, Rhonda G.
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 3:49 PM
To:        Johnston, Rakita A.; Mitchell, Cheryl J.
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential


Good afternoon Rakita and Cheryl:

We have volunteers on our Graphics Team who are willing to donate platelets for Jacob Bankston.
St. Luke's Hospital will send personnel to GP to collect those donations if we are able to get at least sixteen
(16)
people to volunteer.

If you know of anyone who might wish to donate platelets, please ask them to contact Zina Gelman on Ext.
4708.

       THANKS!!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Dunning, Stephen E. (Steve)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 3:36 PM
To:        Anderson, Donna; Anderson, Tim; Benavente, R; Bierzalo, John; Butler, Bettie; Carter, H;
Cartwright, Jerrell; Claxton, Dolores; Cordero, Jose; Covell, Rhonda; Cummings, Jerry; Currier, Wayne;
Dade, Deltres; Dardar, Floyd; Delaney, Sandra; Evers, Barbara; Frazier, Chuck; Gelman, Z; Hall, Stuart;
Harres, Gerald; Hernandez, A; Johnston, Tessa; Koch, William; Kolesar, Joseph; Mc Gowan, Gwendolyn;
Mendiola, Elsa; Patent, Nadia; Prestridge, Paul; Price, Boyd; Ramirez, Sergio; Salazar, Trinidad; Sanchez,
Carlos; Schroepfer, Ann; Schwartz, Bettye; Shaw, J; Smith, Betty; Smith, Steven; Villarreal, Antonio;
Watson, Jerry; Watson, Pete; White, Deborah; Zorn, R
Cc:        Parish, C.R. (Randy)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

See the attached note from Zina Gelman regarding recent heart transplant recipient Jacob Bankstone. Since
sending the note, Tim Anderson, Nadia Patent, Arnold Hernandez, Doloris Claxton, Joe Kolesar and Russ
Zorn have joined Zina as willing donors. Please consider donating to this worthy cause and let Zina know if
you or anyone else you know here at Greenspoint would like to donate. Only 9 more donors and the Blood
Bank will visit us !
Thanks,

-----Original Message-----
From:        Gelman, Z.G. (Zina)
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 12:55 PM
To:        Covell, Rhonda G.
Subject:        RE: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

I have contacted  Mr. Bankstone. I was interested if there is any Blood Bank in this area. As a result of my
research, the nurse from San Luke called me and said if more than 16 people were willing to donate blood for
Jacob Bankstone - hospital personal will come over here. Isn't it's great! There are 3 of us here at GP3,
Graphics. Please, distribute this note to our people! Together we can do it! It's wtat the United Way is for!!!

Zina Gelman
ExxonMobil Company
Graphics
(281)423-4708

-----Original Message-----
From:        Covell, Rhonda G.
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 8:43 AM
To:        Anderson, Tim; Benavente, R; Claxton, Dolores; Dardar, Floyd; Evers, Barbara; Frazier, Chuck;
Gelman, Z; Harres, Gerald; Hernandez, A; Johnston, Tessa; Koch, William; Kolesar, Joseph; Patent, Nadia;
Prestridge, Paul; Price, Boyd; Salazar, Trinidad; Shaw, J; Smith, Steven; Watson, Jerry; White, Deborah;
Zorn, R; Anderson, Donna; Bierzalo, John; Butler, Bettie; Carter, H; Cartwright, Jerrell; Cordero, Jose;
Cummings, Jerry; Currier, Wayne; Dade, Deltres; Delaney, Sandra; Hall, Stuart; Mc Gowan, Gwendolyn;
Mendiola, Elsa; Ramirez, Sergio; Sanchez, Carlos; Schroepfer, Ann; Schwartz, Bettye; Smith, Betty; Stover,
Randy; Villarreal, Antonio; Watson, Pete
Cc:        Dunning, Stephen E. (Steve)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential


Platelets desperately needed.  ExxonMobil employee's son recently had heart transplant surgery.  This young
man as well as many other folks are in need of platelets.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Mitchell, Cheryl J.
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 7:41 AM
Cc:        Acker, Doris; Adams, M; Andrews, Sandra; Belinoski, Peggy; Beltran, H; Benjamin, Dee; Benson,
Jo; Bishop, S; Blake, Coylie; Carter, J; Ceron, Janie; Covell, Rhonda; Dade, Deltres; Davis, G; Davis, Lisa;
Davis, Sheila; Dennis, Patricia; Dueitt, Sharon; Eakins, Jean; Elsner, Kathy; Foster, Gregory; Galloway, M;
Garcia, Irma; Garrick, Joyice; Grays, Jackie; Guzman, Erika; Hardy, Dawanna; Haynes, Babette; Haynes,
Sylvia; Herring, Wanda; Higgins, Norma; Holloway, Katie; Hunter, Von; Isbell, L; Jackson, Donald; Jackson,
J; Johnson, Pauline; Keener, Sherian; King, Tammy; Light, Terri; Matthews, Delicia; McNeill, S; McWherter,
Paula; Mendoza, Anita; MILLER, D; Mitchell, Antoinette; Morris, Darlene; MOSS, K; Murray, Helen;
NEAL, I; Neely, E; Norton, Helen; Page-Thomas, Tabitha; Palomares, Socorro; Pledger, E; Reid, Betty;
Rodriguez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Sylvia; Rougeau, Beverly; Rubio, Gracie; Sanders, Machelle; Serres, R;
Shorts, Marsha; Simien, Norma; Smith, Patricia; Sokoloski, Elaine; Stanton, Monica; Stein, Cravenita;
Stewart, Shelia; Strickland, Shannon; Tesch, E; Thames, Patricia; Toney, Ursula; Townsend, Sonia;
Warwick, Sally; Waters, Lisa; White, Elijah; White, Oscar; Williams, Lori; Wolfe, Anita; Womack, Deborah
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets
Sensitivity:        Confidential

Please read the attached appeal for Jacob Bankston and if you can help please do. Prayers as well as the
platelets are still needed.
Thank you,
Cheryl

-----Original Message-----
From:        Johnston, Rakita A.
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:35 PM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

To:  Controllers/Tax/Treasurers - SOS

-----Original Message-----
From:        McGuire, L.A. (Laura)
Sent:        Monday, September 11, 2000 3:30 PM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

FYI...I passed information on to you about Jacob several months ago.
Thought I'd send you this update as well.  Thanks to any of you who are able to help out!


From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Thursday, September 14, 2000 10:48 AM
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets


-----Original Message-----
From:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Sent:        Thursday, September 14, 2000 10:35 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

I wanted to share with you the feedback from our wonderful friends in this company.  It really fills my heart
with complete joy to know this company is so willing to help someone, even if they do not know the person.  
God works in miraculous way.

Thanks!
Michelle

-----Original Message-----
From:        Tomblin, T. G. (Thomas)
Sent:        Thursday, September 14, 2000 10:23 AM
To:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets



Thomas G. Tomblin        
ELIRT Advisor
Phone 281 834 4528
Fax     281 834 3162
Page   1 800 946 4646
Pin #   1091106

-----Original Message-----
From:        Gremillion, R. L. (Rindy)
Sent:        Thursday, September 14, 2000 9:25 AM
To:        Tomblin, T. G. (Thomas)
Subject:        FW: Needs platelets

To: TGTOMBL --AMERICAS

From:  rindy gremillion
_______baytown refinery - mob nw24
_______(281)834-4700
Subject: FW: Needs platelets
our last blood drive was dedicated to jacob - a note was sent to everyone and
all were encouraged to help out jacob - joel was even here for our wednesday
main office blood drive.  i am on the distribution list which updates us on
jacob's condition.  we collected almost 100 donations in jacob's name and each
person signed a card which i then forwarded to jacob through joel.  so, we are
on board helping and will continue to...also i do the blood drives at chemical
hqs out on katy frwy and their last blood drive was also dedicated to jacob
and i had each of those folks sign cards for jacob as well.  so, i let ken
know of the need and all mgrs., dh's, sls's, fls's etc. received a note from
ken letting them know of the need.  (or they should have - but the
distribution lists are not what they should be...thanks for the heads up
though - often we don't hear about such things...if you would like updates
about jacob let me know and i'll forward them to you...

thanks, rindy
*** Reply to note of 09/11/00 15:43
To: BTRRG6  --BAYTOWN  Gremillion, R. L.
cc: KGHANCO --AMERICAS Hancock, K. G. (Ke MTWILSO --AMERICAS Wilson, M. T. (Mi

From: Tomblin, T. G. (Thomas)
Subject: FW: Needs platelets
Rindy, I thought it appropriate to send to you the request for donations for
this young man that is a son of one of the folks that works in Baton Rouge.
Please pass on to the eligible donors that may want to help.
Thomas G. Tomblin
ELIRT Advisor
Phone 281 834 4528
Fax     281 834 3162
Page   1 800 946 4646
Pin #   1091106

-----Original Message-----
From:      Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Sent:      Monday, September 11, 2000 3:26 PM
To:      Gallagher, Michael J.; Tomblin, T. G. (Thomas)
Subject:      FW: Needs platelets

Hello Mike and Tommy.  I am not certain if you guys know of the situation
with Joel Bankston from the Refinery and his son Jacob.  Jacob had a heart
transplant months ago now.  He has been a real trooper in overcoming
obstacles through these very difficult months.  He has now had difficulty
fighting an infection and then his body started rejecting his new heart.  His
platelet count is only an 8 now, it should be between 120-130.  If you guys,
or someone you know, would be willing to donate your platelets to help save
this young man's life, it would be so much appreciated.  People are able to
donate here in Baton Rouge, but there is a shipping fee, etc.

Jacob Bankston is a patient at St. Lukes in Houston.  Please pass this note
to other departments and let's pray we will receive some donors.  All of the
Houston hospitals are currently out of platelets, so we really need to get
some of our Houston folks to donate for this inspirational young man.

Thank you so much in advance.



Michelle Wilson
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, September 15, 2000 9:30 AM
To:        Bilnoski, R.; Camp, M.; Coye, R; GISH, H; Gish, Harriet; Holmes, Jack; Holstead, Christopher;
Irvin, Lamonica; Jones, B; Maier, Larry; Mendenhall, P.; Plauche, M.; Price, G.; Savell, Elmo; Sevier, Cheri;
Tauriac, C.; Washington, Celeste; Watson, P.; Weir, Bethany; Williams, S.
Subject:        FW: Blood Drive


-----Original Message-----
From:        Robinson, M. T. (Sue)
Sent:        Friday, September 15, 2000 8:34 AM
To:        ABBOTT, B; ABBOTT, H; ACHORD, R; AIME, R; ALBERT, BRYAN; ALBRITTON, T;
ALISE, J; ALLAIN, M; ALLEN, J; ALLISON, C; ANDREWS, P; ARMSTRONG, J; AUGUSTUS, R;
BAILEY, G; BAKER, M; BECNEL, M; BELEZAIRE, W; BOUDREAUX, J; BOURGEOIS, J;
BOURGOYNE, S; BOZEMAN, J; BRANCH, N; BRANSCUM, J; BRIGNAC, A; BRITTEN, G;
BROWN, C; BROWNING, ALICIA; BUCKLEY, R; BUFF, K; BURKE, S; BURLEIGH, R;
BURLESON, J; BURRIS, A; BUSH, R; BUTLER, B; BUTLER, T; BYRD, K; CALHOUN, E; Calhoun,
E.; CANNON, T; CASHIO, K; CELESTINE, M; CENTEIO, E; CHAMP, S; CHIQUELIN, A;
CHISHOLM, C; CHUSTZ, J; CLARKNERO, J; COBB, W; COFFEE, R; COLEMAN, C; COLLINS,
D; COURVILLE, D; CRAFTON, D; CRAFTON, J; CRAIG, K; CRAWFORD, W; CUTFORTH, N;
Cutforth, N.; CUTRER, R; DAIGLE, N; DAVID, B; DAVIDSON, R; DAVIS, J; DEDERICK, G;
DELAUNE, J; DEMOULIN, L; DEVALL, R; DOUGHERTY, K; DUCOTE, B; DUHE, R; EDWARDS,
K; ELLIS, C; FEUCHT, R; FLEMING, G; FORBES, C; FORTIE, S; GEHLING, J; GINN, V;
GLASCOCK, K; GONZALEZ, V; GRAVES, R; GRIFFIN, L; GUILLORY, R; GUTWEILER, L; GWIN,
R; HAMPTON, L; HARRIS, J; HARRIS, J; HART, C; HAWKINS, P; HEARD, J; HEBERT, J; HEBERT,
L; HEINZ, WILLIAM; HENDERSON, G; HENDERSON, W; HIDALGO, E; HILL, D; Hobbs, K.;
HOBBS, R; HOLLIS, B; HOLMES, C; HUBBS, R; IGOU, C; JAMES, G; JARREAU, C; JARREAU, J;
JENKINS, M; JOHNSON, B; JOHNSON, D; JONES, L; JONES, P; JUBAN, R; JUNEAU, B; KIRBY,
D; KNIGHT, J; LABATUT, J; LANDRY, B; LANGLOIS, S; LANGLOIS, T; LATHON, DERREK;
LAVERGNE, M; LEBLANC, D; LEBLANC, H; LEBLANC, S; LEGER, C; LEMOINE, M; LILLIE, T;
LOBELL, KARL; LOCKWOOD, A; Lorio, R.; MACKSON, JERMAINE; MAGEE, J; Mahon, T.;
MAIER, MATTHEW; MANCUSO, R; MARTIN, K; MARTINEZ, B; MATASSA, E; MATTHEWS, J;
MCCLENDON, D; MCKEY, D; MCKOWEN, J; MCMORRIS, G; MCNAYLOR, B; MEDINE, M;
MELIUS, H; MILES, A; MILLER, K; MILLIGAN, H; MORGAN, B; MORGAN, D; MULLENS, E;
MYERS, C; NEWCOMB, M; ODOM, K; OGLESBY, W; OLSEN, T; OUFNAC, M; OUFNAC, M;
PALMER, B; PANARO, N; PASSMORE, R; PATTON, DAVID; PERKINS, D; PEVEY, J; PHILLIPS,
R; PHILSON, L; PIERRE, C; PIERRE, STEVEN; Pierre, Steven; PIKE, C; PORCHE, J; PORTER, M;
POTTS, S; POWELL, G; PRESTRIDGE, T; RAY, K; REINNINGER, B; ROANNEWMAN, J; Robinson,
M.; ROBNETT, J; ROE, T; ROOKS, J; ROSHTO, B; ROUBIQUE, D; ROWELL, P; RUTHERFORD, G;
SADDEN, M; SANCHEZ, C; SCHULINGKAMP, B; SHAMP, W; SIBLEY, C; SLAUGHTER, T;
SMILEY, J; SMITH, J; SMITH, L; SMITH, R; SMITH, R; SOILEAU, J; SONES, K; SPEEG, M;
SPILLERS, M; SPRAGUE, D; STEWART, E; SWITZER, M; TAYLOR, P; THERIOT, L; THOMPSON,
R; TRAYLOR, J; TRUETT, SCOTT; TUCKER, R; TULLIS, T; TURNER, L; VALLE, M; WARD, R;
WARDELL, W; WASCOM, LINDA; WAXLEY, A; WHITE, C; WHITEHEAD, D; WIDNER, P; Wilson,
M.; ZETTLEMOYER, J
Cc:        ADAMS, C; Banks, L.; Bell, C.; Bergeron, M.; Dunbar, A.; Frick, J.; Gray, L.; Hebert, G.; Henry,
E.; HUGHES, S; James, R.; Jones, K.; Lawson, Maxine; Marston, E.; Perron, K.; Plauche, D.; RADERS,
B; Shepherd, K.; SHORT, C; Stevens, D.; Tauriac, C.; Wells, S.
Subject:        FW: Blood Drive



-----Original Message-----
From:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Sent:        Friday, September 15, 2000 8:27 AM
To:        Robinson, M. T. (Sue)
Subject:        Blood Drive

Sue,

Would you please forward this to the other department secretaries:

There will be a Team Blood Drive held this Sunday, September 17th and the following Tuesday, September
19th.  Anyone who would like to donate blood is more than welcome to stop by ETC-102 or the ROCC.  
You can give for Jacob Bankson (Joel Bankston's son) who is still in the hopspital 140 days after his heart
transplant.  This will help our credits in the blood bank to cover Jacob's costs as far as blood transfusions and
platelet transfusions.

Thank you all for your help!

Michelle T. Wilson
Baton Rouge Refinery
Elirt Department
From:        Stevens, B.M.(Mark)
Sent:        Friday, September 15, 2000 8:55 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Cc:        Stevens, D.
Subject:        FW: Jacob

Sensitivity:        Confidential
Thank you Joel.  I have been feeling a little down lately for little problems in my life.  With your note God
spoke to my heart.  My problems are small and petty, yours and Jacobs are monumental and yet you know
that Gods hand is working here.  I will continue to pray that His will be done and please tell Jacob thank you
for being such an inspiration in my and many peoples lives.  When I here the words move with compassion I
think of the words He sent down his only Son.  Know one is more compassionate than God, and even when it
does not look that way in our eyes, it is only because it is compassion beyond our comprehension.  May God
continue to give you the courage and strength to endure.
From:        Braud, M. W. (Marsha)
Sent:        Friday, September 15, 2000 9:47 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Jacob
Hi Joel:
We were wondering over here in our group if there was something you know of that Jacob
would like (movie, books, books on tape, gameboy or anything). We aren't sure what he needs
or has, wants, etc.). Please let us know if you can think of something. We continue to pray
for a miracle.

Marsha
Bankston, Joel W.
To:        Gelman, Z.G. (Zina)
Subject:        RE: Platelets for Jacob
You are amazing Zina. Looking forward to meeting you.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Gelman, Z.G. (Zina)
Sent:        Friday, September 15, 2000 1:51 PM
To:        Berg, G. D. (Gregory); Samuelsen, Catherine M. (Cathy); Courtright, Anne O.; Bishop, Shari H.;
Kaur, M. (Mandeep); Truitt, P.M. (Pamela); McGuire, L.A. (Laura); Soliz, Osvaldo R. (Valdo); Johnston,
Rakita A.; Delaney, S.L. (Sandra); Anderson, Donna R.; Conner, C.L. (Candace); Dmitriev, V.V. (Vladimir);
Roberts, Jon C; Roldan, Carmen M.; Berney, Elizabeth B. (Betty); Carlton, Bertha S.; Bench, D.E. (Dave);
Anderson, Tim; Benavente, R; Claxton, Dolores; Dardar, Floyd; Evers, Barbara; Frazier, Chuck; Harres,
Gerald; Hernandez, A; Johnston, Tessa; Koch, William; Kolesar, Joseph; Patent, Nadia; Prestridge, Paul;
Price, Boyd; Salazar, Trinidad; Shaw, J; Smith, Steven; Watson, Jerry; White, Deborah; Zorn, R
Cc:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Platelets for Jacob

We have more than 20!
Now we are waiting for Jennifer McNeill to call us back.

Zina Gelman
ExxonMobil Company
Graphics
(281)423-4708



I've called St. Luke's Hospital and spoken with Jennifer McNeill (713-791-2963).
To set up a blood donor drive we need to do the following:

(1) Find a room inside or request that St. Luke's bring their mobile unit;
(2) If the blood mobile is requested, we'll need to find a place to park it.

Generally the Hospital team will come on-site when you have about 20 people to donate blood.

The "platelets" procedure will take 2 hours per individual.  If the mobile unit is driven out here,
there is only one machine.  If a room is set up in one of our buildings, two machines can be used.

Collections of "whole blood" can also be made at the same time that the platelets are being
collected.

Timing:        Could be set  up as early as Tuesday, Sept. 19th
Can also be set up at a later date
Whenever the date is chosen, someone needs to be there to
greet the team from St. Luke's and show them where to park,        
etc.
From:        Raders, C. W. (Carl)
Sent:        Tuesday, September 19, 2000 9:28 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: E2 Kickoff
Thanks Joel, hope all is going ok in Houston and continues to do so.  One suggestion, you might check the
maps on the distance from Baltimore to the Hotel.  The travel folks tell me it's only a couple of miles from the
Reagan airport.  My recollection is that it's a pretty good hike from Baltimore airport to Reagan - the cab fare
may be outrageous.  Might be cheaper to rent a car.  Anyway, thanks for making arrangements.  Hope it
works out and you can make it!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Monday, September 18, 2000 12:15 PM
To:        Raders, C. W. (Carl)
Subject:        RE: E2 Kickoff

Made arrangements: My flight will get into Baltimore at 2:45 p.m. It was only $260 round trip there as
opposed to $1,600 to Reagan. I just opted to get a cab to the Sheraton. It was just a 45 minute trip from
airport to Hotel. I should arrive at the Hotel around 4:00 pm. I'm faxing my sheet to Barbara DeAngelis.

Thanks, Joel
Note from Joel: I was trying my best to work during this period. I had been moved to a new project while
continuing my old assignment as the Baton Rouge Mechanical Analyst. I didn’t make this meeting after making
arrangements. You will see why later.
-----Original Message-----
From:        Raders, C. W. (Carl)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 1:20 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: E2 Kickoff

Thanks, let me know your itinerary so I can forward to Barbara

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 12:57 PM
To:        Raders, C. W. (Carl)
Subject:        RE: E2 Kickoff

I'll make arrangements from the Houston International. I'll begin to look into that now. Thanks Carl

-----Original Message-----
From:        Raders, C. W. (Carl)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 13, 2000 12:40 PM
To:        Harrison, I. C. (Isabel); Perry, M. E. (Mark); Wallendal,  S. S. (Sybil)
Cc:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: E2 Kickoff

There is a flight leaving BR at 10:55am on the 11th into Reagan National Airport arriving at 5:09.  Travel says
the hotel we're staying at is only 3 miles from the airport.  There's a 5:55pm return flight on the 12th arriving
BR at 10:40pm.  Next flight is not till 8am next day.  I'm a little concerned that if we have any delays we'll miss
the kickoff dinner and the return flight gets back in pretty late.  Any
thoughts?                                                                                                                                                        
PS Joel - Let me know what your plans will be.  I assume you'll be travelling from Houston.  In case you're
not familiar with the area.  Reagan National is just across the river to the west from Washington.  Dulles
airport is another 30 or so miles further west in the suburbs.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Raders, C. W. (Carl)
Sent:        Tuesday, September 12, 2000 4:57 PM
To:        Harrison, I. C. (Isabel); Bankston, Joel W.; Perry, M. E. (Mark); Wallendal,  S. S. (Sybil)
Cc:        Duffy, Robert T.; Adams, K. H. (Kevin)
Subject:        FW: E2 Kickoff

We have been invited to attend a kickoff for the E2 project on October 11/12 in Washington.  Attached is the
agenda.  I will have room reservations taken care of and will send some suggestions on other travel
arrangements.  Please let me know asap if you are unable to attend.  Also, a recommended backfill would be
helpful if you can not make it.  Thanks.


From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Tuesday, September 19, 2000 3:09 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; GREMILLION, R; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard;
Pennington, N; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        Pray for his Life

Jacob has had another very difficult day--this morning his blood pressure dropped to zero, and he had to be
revived. They are giving him huge amounts of blood and platelets. The doctors are trying to decide if they can
operate to stop the internal bleeding. Joel is requesting we PRAY FOR JACOB'S LIFE. Jacob is conscious
and battling, he won't give up, and neither can we.

From:        Duncan, B. H. (Barbara)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 20, 2000 10:39 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Surgery was successful
Jacob is to be admired for his will to survive and just plain gutsy determination.   You and Linda are fortunate
to have a son such as him.   My prayers include all of you every day.    

If the networks keep doing these "Survival" shows, in a couple of years, Jacob needs to apply.  There is just
nothing they could throw at him that he couldn't handle with ease after all this adversity!!!!!    

Please tell Jacob to stay strong and keep fighting!   God must have a plan for his life that hasn't unfolded yet.  

Barbara H. Duncan
BRABS Pipeline Accountant
Room 5052, P.O. Box 551,  Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Ph:  225-977-4742         FAX:  225-977-7860
e-mail     barbara.h.duncan@exxon.com

-----Original Message-----
From:        Braud, M. W. (Marsha)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 20, 2000 10:15 AM
To:        Arvin, S.; Beck, Lisa; Carney, C.; COUVILLION, C; GRUBB, T; Braud, M.; Broden, D.; Duncan,
B.; Gardner, D.; Goudeau, Ginger; Harrison, I.; Hsia, B.; Johnston, Jay; Jordan, G.; Kemp, K.; Newell, M.;
Rea, D.; Snellgrove, A.; Wallendal, S.; Waller, R.; Watson, M.; Bankston, J.; BLANCHARD, D; Covington,
B.; Cuellar, W.; Waters, J.
Subject:        FW: Surgery was successful



-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 20, 2000 10:10 AM
Subject:        FW: Surgery was successful

(Beverly, please print this out and give to Mrs. Patton to share with the Intercessory Prayer Group since
Jacob is on list, as well.)

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, September 20, 2000 9:24 AM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; GREMILLION, R; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard;
Pennington, N; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        Surgery was successful

Jacob had surgery last night, primarily to stop the bleeding that was occurring . The surgery was completed
around 11:30 p.m. , and he has been in the recovery room since that time. He will be moved to his ICU room
in about an hour. Joel reports that the heart rate and blood pressure are perfect, signs that the surgery was
successful. Prayers of thanksgiving for this surgery are requested.
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, September 21, 2000 4:32 PM
To:        Brooks, brooks; Edwards, Scott; Gardner, D.; Gattis, gattis; GREMILLION, R; Henry, henry; Hitt,
hitt; Jones, jones; Mallon, J; Marcotte, Thomas; McMahon, Mcmahon; McMurtry, D.; Monsivaiz, Gerard;
Pennington, N; Ross, ross; Spath, spath; Wilser, Michael
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        On the road back to the ole Jacob!!

All news from St. Luke's and the Bankston family is very encouraging on Jacob. His white blood cell count is
down, he has no temperature, the heart rate and blood pressure are normal. He is suffering from the pain
associated with the surgery, but that should get better as the healing occurs. Joel asks that we pray for a good
heart biopsy test and for healing of the kidneys.

From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Monday, September 25, 2000 1:15 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Wilson, M. T. (Michelle); Dupuy, E.A. (Gene)
Subject:        The life of the flesh is in the blood!

Eula,
Please tell everyone that gave blood this past week that it was used as they gave it. Beginning last Tuesday,
Jacob received 13 units of Packed red blood before and after the operation, he received 6 bags of platelets
before and 2 bags after the operation. That is equivalent to 48 regular donors. From Wednesday till Saturday,
Jacob has required nearly 24 donors per day to support his blood product usage.
Thanks be to the Lord, Jacob used no additional blood products on Sunday or today yet. His platelets are at
15,000 today. They would like them around 65,000 tomorrow while they do a heart biopsy. Jacob has been
somewhat disoriented this past three days. He continues to try to get out of bed and pull all the lines, nasal
tubes, vent tubes, and other gadgets out and just says he wants to go home. This is the first of this kind of
activity.
His heart rate is at 145-150 these past few days and it needs to be around 89-100. While the white blood cell
count is in the normal range, this heart rhythm needs to cooperate. Please pray for Jacob's pain management,
heart rate, kidneys, continued wound healing, good heart biopsy tomorrow, and grace for Jacob to endure all
this as he has already so gracefully.
This past week has been the most draining on Linda and I. Thanks for each of your support as we continue to
look to the end. Love Joel


From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Thursday, September 28, 2000 4:32 PM
To:        brooks Brooks; D. Gardner; D. McMurtry; gattis Gattis; Gerard Monsivaiz; henry Henry; hitt Hitt; J
Mallon; jones Jones; Mcmahon McMahon; Michael Wilser; N Pennington; R GREMILLION; ross Ross;
Scott Edwards; spath Spath; Thomas Marcotte
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        The battle continues

Jacob has had a tough week--different issues continue to develop, and he fights each one of them with his
strength and determination. The heart biopsy just came back a " 9" which is not good--needs be a 3. Has
been in pain, they have brought in a doctor that specializes in pain management--seems to be helping. Joel and
Linda are tired but remain strong spiritually.  Joel asks that we pray for God's peace for Jacob, and that his
will on Jacob be moment by moment. Each day we are joined by more prayer warriors, praying for Jacob and
his family. Let's continue our support for him!

Sent:        Monday, October 02, 2000 2:09 PM
To:        brooks Brooks; D. Gardner; D. McMurtry; gattis Gattis; Gerard Monsivaiz; henry Henry; hitt Hitt; J
Mallon; jones Jones; Mcmahon McMahon; Michael Wilser; N Pennington; R GREMILLION; ross Ross;
Scott Edwards; spath Spath; Thomas Marcotte
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        Another emergency surgery

Sunday night, his stomach burst open and they had to rush him back to surgery. They repaired the stomach
wound-the scar Joel describes looks like the outline of the state of Texas. This morning has been very difficult,
they are giving large doses of blood and platelets. Your prayers are needed.
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Wednesday, October 04, 2000 11:20 AM
To:        Gremillion, R. L. (Rindy)
Cc:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Still holding steady
You are some kind of a special person! your support of Jacob with action and prayer is unbelieveable! God
bless you, your family and friends.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Gremillion, R. L. (Rindy)
Sent:        Wednesday, October 04, 2000 10:50 AM
To:        Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        Still holding steady

To: GEPRICE --AMERICAS

From:  rindy gremillion
_______baytown refinery - mob nw24
_______(281)834-4700
Subject: Still holding steady
thanks for the updates...i hold my breath until i hear how he is doing.  i
look forward to eula's updates and i hope you enjoy your time away - i have
arranged for one of our contractors here at the refinery (L.W.L., Inc.) to
have a mobile whole blood/platelet drive with st. lukes specifically for jacob
this friday...so, i'm taking off to help work that drive...be safe on your
trip or while you are off...

thanks, rindy
From:        Braud, M. W. (Marsha)
Sent:        Friday, October 06, 2000 8:50 AM
To:        Arvin, S.; Beck, Lisa; Carney, C.; COUVILLION, C; GRUBB, T; Braud, M.; Broden, D.; Duncan,
B.; Gardner, D.; Goudeau, Ginger; Harrison, I.; Hsia, B.; Johnston, Jay; Jordan, G.; Kemp, K.; Newell, M.;
Rea, D.; Snellgrove, A.; Wallendal, S.; Waller, R.; Watson, M.; Bankston, J.; BLANCHARD, D; Covington,
B.; Cuellar, W.; Waters, J.
Subject:        FW: Jacob 10-5-2000 - URGENT!!!

Importance:        High


-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Friday, October 06, 2000 8:48 AM
To:        Braud, M. W. (Marsha); Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Jacob 10-5-2000 - URGENT!!!

Eula and Marsha,
Jacob is stable this morning. They found a bowel obstruction they think has been there some time. This may be
a blessing that this happened before something worse happened. His lower bowel had perforated toward the
outside and required surgisill to stop the bleeding last Monday. Being overlooked as to why the bleeding,
Jacob has just dealt with the pain all week. Perhaps he will begin to feel better now. Thanks for your prompt
prayerful support. Sincerely, Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Braud, M. W. (Marsha)
Sent:        Thursday, October 05, 2000 4:12 PM
To:        Arvin, S.; Beck, Lisa; Carney, C.; COUVILLION, C; GRUBB, T; Braud, M.; Broden, D.; Duncan,
B.; Gardner, D.; Goudeau, Ginger; Harrison, I.; Hsia, B.; Johnston, Jay; Jordan, G.; Kemp, K.; Newell, M.;
Rea, D.; Snellgrove, A.; Wallendal, S.; Waller, R.; Watson, M.; Bankston, J.; BLANCHARD, D; Covington,
B.; Cuellar, W.; Waters, J.
Subject:        FW: Jacob 10-5-2000 - URGENT!!!
Importance:        High



-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Thursday, October 05, 2000 4:06 PM
Subject:        FW: Jacob 10-5-2000 - URGENT!!!

Pray Saints!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Thursday, October 05, 2000 3:35 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Jacob 10-5-2000

Eula,
Even, as we speak, Jacob has coughed and the mesh holding his lower stomach has come apart and they are
bring him to the OR for emergency surgery. Please be with us now in prayer this afternoon.

Regards, Joel

-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Thursday, October 05, 2000 3:30 PM
Subject:        FW: Jacob 10-5-2000

I'm with Joel and Linda -- I'm not giving up either and Jehovah God, the God of the universe is still in the
miracle-working business. He is STILL God and Jesus is STILL Lord. The joy of the Lord is the strength of
the Bankston family and it is evident.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Thursday, October 05, 2000 3:08 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        Jacob 10-5-2000

As asked for in Gerard's mom's note here is the latest.
Thursday, October 5, 2000. Jacob is being kept sedate as much as possible. With sedation, his heart rate is
stable(118 bpm) and blood pressure is 110/60. He received 2 units of blood today and 2 bags of platelets
today as his count was only 12,000. They are discontinuing immunosuppression drugs as he has a yeast
infection in the blood, vancomycin resistant enterococci in his abdomen as well as a CMV virus. The hope is
to kill the infection before it becomes rampant again. I've never said this online, but it will take a miracle to
save Jacob now. No kidney function, bad blood diseases, horrendous stomach wounds and other. Linda and
I really go day by day not knowing either, torn by the discomfort we see Jacob endure. The support is so
encouraging and is the only thing keeping Jacob going. He is so strong and his face is so beautiful as he just lies
there asking for some chips of ice every now and then. He trembles as he lifts up the suction to take out
excess saliva from his mouth. He is still amazing and the most polite person we have known. It is truly a
privilege to stand beside the bed of this tremendous person, my son Jacob. We haven't given up, we are just
taking a day and a moment at a time.  

-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Thursday, October 05, 2000 9:06 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.; Price, G. E. (George)
Cc:        Monsivaiz, Gerard L.
Subject:        FW: 0025-1

What a prayer band!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Monsivaiz, Gerard L.
Sent:        Thursday, October 05, 2000 1:04 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula); Price, G. E. (George)
Subject:        FW: 0025-1

Note from Krisi' s mom is attached. ...many more will be lifting up Jacob in prayer.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~
Gerard L. Monsivaiz
Compensation and Benefits Center of Expertise - Europe / Africa / Middle East
Minervastraat 1, B-1930 Zaventem, Belgium (Suite 2085)
Phone: (32) 2 715-3286; Fax: (32) 2 722-2113
e-mail:  gerard.l.monsivaiz@esso.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~


-----Original Message-----
From:        EXT-MONSIVAIZ, GERARD L
Sent:        Wednesday, October 04, 2000 6:55 PM
To:        Monsivaiz, Gerard L.
Subject:        RE: 0025-1


-----Original Message-----
From: TODDRANCH <toddranch@jas.net>
To: Krisi Monsivaiz <Gerard.Monsivaiz@skynet.be>
Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 6:18 AM
Subject: Prayers for Jacob


Krisi & Gerard,

As I promised, I have spread the word.  I have put out prayer requests =
to lots of warriors, along with a brief description of the severity of =
the problem.  I have asked my Chronic Pain group called ASAP (American =
Society for Actiononpain), which consists of 800 members including lots =
of christians, some ministers, and some christian doctors.  I have asked =
a spin-off called Chronic Pain Prayer Circle, 200 plus members but =
probably 50 active, and they are the ones with the callused knees and =
several have already responded by email to let me know they will be =
there.  I have put out a request to one ASAP member, Rev. Dr. Vance =
Williams, pastor of an Evangelical Church in the DFW area and founder of =
Fellowship Christian Internet Ministries - of which I'm also a member.  =
He is a chronic pain sufferer and as I've said above, a minister.  He =
will be spreading the word in his church and I've posted a message to =
the Internet Ministry of his.  Tomorrow, I will contact friends at =
church - we're tied by net to 90+ chruches of all denominations.  I also =
sent a message to Nita and she's going to spread the word thru her =
church and friends.  Tomorrow, I'll also be talking to Hillcrest Baptist =
in Jasper and will put a request in there.  If I can think of any others =
- oh, yeah, Linda & Jerry McLemore and the black community.  Also, =
Marguerite Pennington goes to a church in College Station I'm sure so =
I'll call her tomorrow night.  I've promised these people updates so =
please let me know how Jacob is doing.  If I can do anything else, let =
me know.

Love, Mom

From:        Howard, Demetris W. (Dee)
Sent:        Tuesday, October 10, 2000 9:39 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Cc:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        FW: Jacob 10-8-2000
Joel, I was at home on Saturday aching from an arthritis pain in my knee.  I began to pray fervently for Jacob
at that time.  I realized that the pain I felt in my knee was nothing compared to the pain he has been feeling.  
The Lord made it real to me just what Jacob has been going through.  I prayed that God would take away the
pain and give him a peaceful time.


-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Monday, October 09, 2000 2:35 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        Jacob 10-8-2000

Eula,
George asked me to send you a quick note about Jacob.
Jacob has been sedate now since the surgery Thursday afternoon. While they found the source of infection,
they have no procedure at hand that would help the wound. Each of you have been so faithful in praying for ,
giving blood for, and just caring for Jacob. I believe God can grow flesh on this account. Jacob needs no less
than a physical miracle.
From:        Gremillion, R. L. (Rindy)
Sent:        Tuesday, October 10, 2000 8:12 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.; McLaughlin, N.J.(Nancy); Rowland, C.L.(Carla); Zeller, K.S. (Kirk); Yeager, S.
W. (Steve); Yarnick, T.P.(Tom); Yang, R.W.(Robert); Wise, S.(Steve); Wilson, N.E.(Nancy); Wilson, J. R.
(Robert); Wheeler, K.H.(Kay); Wetz, P.A.(Philip); Wene, S. M. (Samantha); Waters, R.M. (Rosa);
Warford, M. (Marianne); Walters, T. E. (Thomas); Wall, L.A.(Lou Ann); Walker, R.B. (Robert); Wade, M.
S. (Mike); Vander Laan, L.C. (Lisa); Uhlig, D.M. (Diane); Twidell, C. P. (Cindy); Tran, M.T.(Mai);
Tomlinson, P.A.(Peter); Tillotson, P.S.(Patricia); Thompson, T. L. (Tricia); Thompson, Keith; Teltschick, C.
S. (Chrystal); Taylor, J.W.(Jim)  HR; Swires, M.H.(Michael); Sutter, F.A. (Fermina); Strauss, C.S.(Stanley);
Straub, D.A.(David); Stone, M.L. (Marylou); Stephens, A.H. (Hugh); St. Gil, K.L.(Kathryn); Spicer, Y.C.
(Yvonne); Sorensen, L.M.(Linda); Sonderer, V.K.(Vance); Soller, J.E. (James); Snowden, C.W. (Curtis);
Smith, K.W.(Kevin); Shirey, R. L. (Renee); Shepherd, D.L. (Debra); Shenefelt, Patricia F.; Sharp, D.W.
(David); Sequeira, S.G.(Sharon); Saunders, G.R.(Gary); Sashti, J.(Jayashree); Sappenfield, W.T.(Terry);
Salinardo, J.V.(John); Sabillon, S. A. (Selim); Ryan, Kathy S.; Ruggiero, R.A.(Russell); Ross, D.W. (David);
Rojas, J.R.(Jose); Robnett, F.R.(Fred); Randrup, G.P. (Gale); Radisi, L.J. (Linda); Pyle, B. (Barbara); Prus,
L.B. (Budd); Powers, T. F. (Fred); Powell, D.M. (Drucilla); Phillips, R.F. (Richard) - Law; Phillips, B.A.
(Bertha); Pfiffner, C.A.(Carl); Petkosek, P.E.(Paul); Pepper, G.A. (Ginger); Pena, S.R. (Shellie); Pecoraro,
O. (Odile); Payne, D.T.(Dan); Parker, C. (Cynthia); Pace, W.M.(Mike); Pabilona, E.M.(Elenita);
Okabayashi, B.J.(BJ); Noel, R.W.(Robert); Newton, R.D.(Richard); Newman, P. G.(Patricia); Neugebauer,
D.O.(Deana); Nelson, S.L. (Shannon); Nelson, M. G.(Melanie); Murphy, P.D.(Patricia); Munoz, C.V.
(Christine); Munos, R.W. (Ronnie); Mosca, R.A.(Ralph); Morandi, Carlos; Miller, D.L. (Dixie); Meyer, H.L.
(Heather); Meyer, R.L.(Dick); Meunier, M.L. (Merry Lee); Metzler, D.K. (Don); McNulty, R.D. (Ruth);
McGovern, J.J. (Jan); McGlamery, G.G.(Gerry); McDaniel, T.E. (Tony); Mason, M.F. (Maryann);
MacDonald, K.S.(Kathy); Lynn, A.J.(April); Longoria, P.M. (Patricia); Liao, W. (Wu-Hao); Ley, J.A.
(Josh); Leonard, S.A. (Sharon); Lengel, T. E.(Tom); Layne, M. L. (Melanie); Latimore, R.T. (Todd); Lara,
A. (Adriana); Langford, L.A. (Lisa); Kwalik, K.M.(Kristina); Kurtas, L.L.(Linda); King, S.A. (Sheldon);
Kibblewhite, J.J. (Janine); Keller, L.H.(Laura); Jordan, R. M. (Robert); Jones, G.M.(Gerallyn); Johnson, Ron
W.; Johnson, D.J. (David); Johnson, C. B. (Brent); Jennings, W.A.(Worth); Jekielek, M.C.(Ceil); Jagger, J.
W. (John); Jacobson, D.A. (Don); Jackson, L.D.(Lisa); Idank, T.R.(Toni); Hutchinson, R.G. (Robert);
Hryszko, W.J. (Walter); Howell, J.P.(Peter); Hodges, J.R.(Jeffrey); Heumann, G.T.(Glenn); Hernandez, R.
(Ruben); Hazelwood, W.D.(Wayne); Hazel, C.C.(Carol); Faulkner, D.B.(Dorothy); Harding, S.K.(Sutji);
Hamaker, J.L.(Jerry); Hall, N. (Ned); Hall, V.L. (Vickie); Haddox, K.R. (Kathy); Griffiths, J.S. (Steve);
Greer, J.H. (Jeffrey); Greenwood, D.V.(Diana); Graves, M.L.(Mike); Grace, J.Q. (Jay); Grabham, R.H.
(Dick); Gonzalez, L.A.(Luis); Glaubig, J.C. (Judith); George, R. (Ruth Ella); Gegen, L.K. (Leslie); Gassner, L.
L. (Leslie); Garcia, M.C. (Melody); Garcia, C.S.(Celia); Gallagher, M. (Mike); Fuller, D.J.(Dave); French, R.
L.(Robert); Foster, J.M. (Mark); Fordan, R.E.(Richard); Foley, R.A. (Bob); Vorzimmer, J.E. (Jamie); Fields,
R.L. (Rodger); Ferguson, E. (Marci); Farmer, S.M. (Scott); Faldi, A. (Alessandro); Entrikin, Paul P.;
Eiserloh, P. L. (Philip); DuPre, C.H. (Henry); Doreck, J.M.(Judy); Doize, J.N.(Jodie); Dixon, D. K.(Kent);
DeWitte, C.M. (Christine); Denney, L.B.(Leslie); De Los Santos, F.Z. (Francis); DeWinter, C.P.(Kees);
Dawn, C.L.(Cathy); Davis, K.B. (Karen); Daniluk, T.S. (Tom); Danford, J.P.(Jeff); Dagenais, P.A.(Patricia);
Crawford, M.A.(Melissa); Corrigan, T. G. (Thomas); Coram, P.E. (Phyllis); Cooper, J.H.(Johnny); Cook, D.
R. (David); Connelly, N.L. (Nancy); Collins, K.L. (Kathy); Cockrum, L.V.(Logan); Clements, D.W.(David);
Clapp, T.C.(Tammy); Clamen, A. (Allen); Chladek, D.K.(Daniel); Chandler, J.V. (Judy); Carter, K. J.(Kim);
Cantu, M.A. (Melissa); Canaday, K C (Kellie); Calabrese, J. R. (Joe); Butler, P.J.(Peggy); Bussieres, L.M.
(Lori); Buss, A.M. (Ana); Burton, J.A.(James); Buenaventura, P.G. (Pauline); Browne, J.N. (Joe); Brown, H.
R.(Herman); Brooks, J.S.(Janet); Brennan, M.(Mary); Brennan, T.J. (Terry); Bradley, D.A.(Andy);
Bondurant, W.F.(Frank); Blake, J.V.(Joel); Birney, A.J.(Alan); Bianchi, P.F.(Peggy); Berthiaux, J.F. (Jean-
Francois); Berry, K.L. (Kathy); Begbie, R.G. (Robert); Beard, K.S.(Kaye); Bathe, C.N.(Connie);
Ballantyne, L.F.(Larry); Avelar, V. C. (Vissaria); Austin, J.M. (Jennifer); Arnett, C.M. (Cheri); Aldridge, S.B.
(Sherry); Adams, V.A.(Vera); Acosta, T.E.(Tanya)
Subject:        PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ...
To: Blood Donor Participants

From:  rindy gremillion
_______baytown refinery - mob nw24
_______(281)834-4700
Subject: PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ...
Just a reminder that the Hq. Blood Drives are coming up this week.  As always,
we ask you to continue to support this effort not only by donating (if you
can) but also by encouraging others to donate.  Remember, you can invite your
family and friends to participate.  We have several regular family members who
come every 8 weeks to donate (including a few teenagers who have recently
turned 17 and are now eligible).

You may remember last blood drive, we told you of Jacob Bankston.  He is the
son of ExxonMobil employee Joel Bankston.  Jacob underwent a heart transplant
in April and I wish i could say he is back home with family and friends...but
I cannot.  Jacob continues to undergo surgeries from complications .  He also
continues to use massive amounts of blood (over 1,000 units thus far).  We
will be collecting replacement donations in Jacob's name as well as other
patients who might need help.  If you know of someone in need, please respond
to this note and I'll put their name on the list.

One of the components that Jacob is using is platelets.  An extra step that
can be taken to help Jacob is to call St. Luke's (713)791-4483 and schedule an
appointment to donate platelets or ask them questions you might have about
the procedure.  If you have never donated platelets, it is a different and
more intensive procedure.  ExxonMobil has platelet facilities at the Baytown
Refinery, downtown (Bell), and Brookhollow.  I am the onsite coordinator for
the Baytown Refinery and I have donated platelets in the past.  If you feel
more comfortable asking me questions about this type of donation, give me a
call or you can come by the blood drives this week and talk to me.

On a personal note, having been on the giving and receiving side, donating
platelets can be a very rewarding experience.  My daughter turned 17 in March
and immediately became a platelet donor.  Over the years, she has heard me
talk about platelet donations and decided that she wanted to help someone in
this special, one-on-one, way and I am proud to say that she has given
platelets many times since march and is giving again this weekend for Jacob at
St. Luke's.  We live in Crosby and it may seem inconvenient to drive to St.
Luke's on weekends, after work or on holidays (as we did on Labor day).  But
the inconvenience is far outweighed by the feeling of knowing that your
platelets will be given to Jacob or other patients in need.  We have met Jacob
and his family on our trips to donate and their strength and compassion is
inspiring.  The trips to donate platelets will continue for a long time after
Jacob is home and on his way to recovery for there are many others with needs
and they need our help and I know there will people like you to help, if not
through platelet donations, then through donations of whole blood.

Please try and give at this blood drive and consider donating platelets.  If
it will make you more comfortable to have a familiar face with you, I will try
and make every effort to be there with you at St. Luke's when you donate
platelets for the first time.  Just talk to me and let me know.
The blood drives this week are:

Wednesday, October 11 at WestLake in Room 1355 from 9:30am - 2:30pm

Thursday and Friday, October 12 & 13th at Hq. in L1-214 from 8:30am-4:30pm

I hope to see you and some new faces there!!!



thanks, rindy

From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Wednesday, October 11, 2000 9:07 AM
Subject:        FW: Jacob 10-8-2000
And we'll just keep praying for the God's will to be done and for continued strength for Jacob and his family.
God is still good.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Wednesday, October 11, 2000 8:55 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Jacob 10-8-2000

Eula,
Yesterday, Jacob's blood pressure could not be contained except by backing off on dialysis and adding
epinephrine to boost the heart. As the day went on, it got worse till his lungs began to contain fluids. Things
changed during the night. He became stable on his on heart's support with little epinephrine and they began to
take fluid off and the lungs cleared. We go moment by moment. Jacob has always been in God's hands. Our
trust is in that alone.

From:        Spath, R.W. (Bob)
Sent:        Friday, October 13, 2000 1:44 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        You, Jacob, Linda and Matt
Dear Bankston Family,

My dear brother Joel.  You and your family continue to inspire me and take me through so many emotions.  I
believe that out Lord Jesus Christ Himself is deeply moved and touched to see His children, the Bankston
family and so many dear friends remain so incredibly strong in their faith and love for Him and for each other.  
I always knew that Our Lord has been the head of your family as a group and has held 1st place in your
individual lives for many years.  No words of testimony are needed by you.  Just sit by your side for a few
minutes or enter Jacob's room and be still and know God's presence is all around.  It is an incredibly dynamic
and spiritually energizing experience.  There is the Holy Spirit pouring forth His strength, power and love into
Jacob who then bathes those closest to him, especially you and Linda. in that warm and awesome glow.  
From Him, through Jacob, to you and then spreading like a great burning fire to those nurses, doctors and
care givers.  Finally this bright light and all consuming love, obedience, and  humble submission is passed on to
us who read daily of the incredible events that you have so lovingly and patiently written down for us all to
contemplate and hold deeply in our hearts.

The similarity to the Holy Family of Jesus is striking.  Jacob in so many ways reminds me of the patient, loving
Jesus each day taking up his cross as Jesus took up His.  Always concerned about others even in his great
struggle and passion.  Linda is forever the image of Mary so patient, prayerful and supportive of you and
Jacob too.  She is holding so many things in her heart.  She too has had a sword pierce her heart, yet like
Mary remains prayerful and vigilant at her son's side.

He said that if we are faithful even in a little thing how great our reward in heaven would be.  You, The
Bankstons have been faithful in such a very big way, I can only smile and be joyful to think how incredibly
great your joy and Jacob's will be!  Heaven rejoices with you, as do we, who know and love you, for your
inspiring witness and devotion to Our Lord, each other, and to us who are privileged to be your friends.  
From:        Wilkinson, B. B. (Bunny)
Sent:        Friday, October 13, 2000 12:52 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Oct 13 2000
Joel,

I tried to forward a note to Eula but she has left for the day....

Our church is having a fair this weekend - tonight is the teen dance - I will get the people who around tonight
to pray for all of you not just Jacob - he is already in GOD's hands.....you, Linda and Matt have been so
strong and supportive for Jacob and I think more than once we have all offered prayers for you.  TRUST in
God because HE knows best.  I also pray that you and Linda will continue to "look to the hills from whence
your help cometh".  Again we all love and support you.  TRUST GOD and HIS decision for Jacob.


Children are blessings from God.
Bunny
ExxonMobil Process Research
FUELS - 'P' Building
977-7764 (w)   977-7963 (fax)






-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, October 13, 2000 12:29 PM
Subject:        FW: Oct 13 2000

We let go and let God.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Bankston, Joel W.
Sent:        Friday, October 13, 2000 7:02 AM
To:        EXT-GLBANK(A)AOL.COM,; Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        Oct 13 2000

Please pray for Matt as he is taking a Psych test at 9:30 this morning. We will pray for "Duncan Glen Collins"
also.

Linda and I have told Jacob goodbye at least 10 times in the last three days. Monday afternoon, Jacob's
blood pressure began to drop. Because of this, they had to quit taking fluid off by dialysis. This caused his
lungs to get fluid in  them. We had a meeting with all the doctors Tuesday morning. General surgeon,
cardiology, kidney, infectious disease, pulmonology, pathology, pain control. Each one discussed Jacob as it
pertains to their function in Jacob's care.
The kidney doctor went first. His summary was that Jacob wasn't a candidate for a kidney transplant because
he had no abdominal covering. He said of course that without continuous dialysis, Jacob would die in just a
couple of days.
Dr. Riggs, the pathologist, said Jacob had been the worst first day transplant bleed she had ever experienced
and was quite suprised that he would make it that night and day. She then went on to tell about all the different
blood diseases that Jacob had experienced these past 5&1/2 months. In her summary, she said although he
had problems, they were managable. She continues to give platelates dailey.
Cardiology spoke then and said that although Jacob had a strange histiosite problem that made him look like
he was in total heart rejection, that his heart function was normal and that as long as we were dealing with
infection, she would not start the immunosupression drugs again.
Infectious disease then spoke and told of the many types of infections that had been in Jacob's body, the mode
if treating each of them, how they were the continuous problem, but that there were no positive results from
last week's cultures that depicted infection today. He said that if we could ever get Jacob without infection, he
thought he could make it.
General surgery then summarized that if Jacob didn't have all the other things going wrong, that although he
could count it on one hand, he had seen people survive from as bad an abdomen wound as Jacob's is. In his
summary, because Jacob had all these problems all  in one body, it appears to steep of a mountain to climb for
them to keep working on Jacob, given the quality of life they could offer him. No one offered a way to grow
skin, tissue, muscles back over the abdomen.
The pain control doctor offered as much pain medicine and to keep Jacob sedate until the end. Jacob's
cardiologist changed his code status to a do not recessitate code soon after the meeting.
Gene and Karen Dupuy were on their way to a vacation to South Carolina. Judy, Gene's sister who has been
with Linda and I almost every day the last couple of months called them on their cell phone. They were in
Tennessee. They are with us now. Such love that that family has for our Jacob, I don't know. We all prayed
and cried last night a couple of hours. The nurses are each closing the curtain in Jacob's room to cry and
express their love for Jacob. I have never seen such love for an individual in all my life as I see in others
toward Jacob. He has been so brave, so kind, so patient, so appreciative of a piece of ice. John his nurse last
night just breaks down and cries. He always called Jacob "The bossman". Jay the pharmasist named Jacob
"Brave Heart".
How do we pray now? I honestly do not know. Jacob has suffered so much, yet he still is as much alive as he
communicates with his eyebrows and blinks yes with his eyes. If you go into the room for a moment, you may
catch him awake a few minutes. He may motion with his lips for you to suction the saliva from his mouth. He
crunched a couple peices of ice I gave him yesterday.
Linda and I know that Jacob will immediately be transported in the hands of Jesus as soon as he passes. That
doesn't relieve the hurt we so feel and will feel for the rest of our lives. Jacob is such a wonderful son with so
many Christlike traits people could have no way not to love him.
We will need lots of grace in the weeks to come. We need supernatural strength today and tomorrow and
Sunday and Monday. We don't know what the Lord will do or when. He knows though. All Jacob's vital
signs are good as I write this this morning. He seems stable today. What will the day bring? This is the day the
Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. The joy of the Lord is our strength. Yet, "Jesus wept". What
emotion. Yet God built us like this. Blessed be the name of the Lord.


-----Original Message-----
From:        EXT-GLBANK(A)AOL.COM,
Sent:        Friday, October 13, 2000 2:41 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        How are ya'll

Joel this request came from our church.
This is a prayer request from Birmingham for a co-workers friend.>
>> My friends, Doug & Faye Collins, have a grandson, Duncan Glenn Collins,
>> that has been in Children's Hospital neo-natal intensive care unit for
>> seven months. Yesterday they told his parents that they are giving Duncan
>> four weeks to show improvement or they will have to make some tough
>> decisions regarding life support. Please add Duncan and their family to
>> your prayer list. Thank you.

Praying With You,
Lucretia

Write me or call me. Like to know what's going on.
Love, George
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 9:08 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Cc:        Monsivaiz, Gerard L.
Subject:        FW: 0025-1
Just had to share this with you--even today, the prayer list grows--Jacob has touched so many and re
established or strengthened their relationship with the Lord.----Original Message-----

From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 9:05 AM
To:        brooks Brooks; D. Gardner; D. McMurtry; gattis Gattis; Gerard Monsivaiz; henry Henry; hitt Hitt; J
Mallon; jones Jones; Mcmahon McMahon; Michael Wilser; N Pennington; R GREMILLION; ross Ross;
Scott Edwards; spath Spath; Thomas Marcotte
Cc:        EXT-GEPRICE13(A)HOME.COM,
Subject:        hIs condition is not good

I just talked to Joel and Jacob's condition continues to deteriorate. His blood pressure dropped significantly
this morning.Your prayers are requested.

From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 12:47 PM
Subject:        FW: Jacob has gone to be with the Lord
Jacob has fought a good fight, finished his course and kept the faith. Now he is "home". No more pain, no
more suffering, no heartache. We know that God knows what He is doing, even though we might not
understand. We'll understand it better by and by. Now, let's focus on praying for Joel, Linda and Matt for the
joy of the Lord to continue to sustain them during this time. They have all been great warriors.

-----Original Message-----
From:        Price, G. E. (George)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 12:40 PM
To:        brooks Brooks; D. Gardner; D. McMurtry; gattis Gattis; Gerard Monsivaiz; henry Henry; hitt Hitt; J
Mallon; jones Jones; Mcmahon McMahon; Michael Wilser; N Pennington; R GREMILLION; ross Ross;
Scott Edwards; spath Spath; Thomas Marcotte
Subject:        Jacob has gone to be with the Lord

I am so sorry to tell you that Jacob Bankston passed away at noon today. Linda and Joel were with him. I
thank each of you for your support in so many ways for Jacob and his family. God bless you.
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Friday, October 20, 2000 2:52 PM
Subject:        FW: Jacob's Letter
A note from Joel Bankston. The letter was read at Jacob's funeral on yesterday.

-----Original Message-----
From:        TBASLLC@aol.com [SMTP:TBASLLC@aol.com]
Sent:        Friday, October 20, 2000 1:01 PM
To:        eula.s.henry.eusa@exxon.com
Cc:        JoDurb@aol.com
Subject:        Jacob's Letter

Thank you so much for all your prayers and support. So many will miss Jacob.
Please let me share Jacob's letter to me, Linda and Matt written a year and 8
month's before his passing. Please feel free to pass it on.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The following letter was written by Jacob Bankston to his mom, dad and
brother after he learned that he was in endstage heart failure and had to
move from Baton Rouge, LA to Houston, TX  and wait for a heart transplant.
Jacob was a second year student at LSU when he moved from Baton Rouge to
Houston. Jacob received the transplant April 28, 2000. Jacob stayed in the
St. Luke's hospital ICU 172 days and went through 14 surgeries during that
time.
Jacob's mom and dad lived with him in Houston till he died October 16,
2000. Matt, Jacob's brother stayed with friends in Baton Rouge for a little
while.  Linda moved back to be with Matt in August of 1999 till just a week
before the transplant. Matt graduated, and is now a student at LA Tech.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
THE  E-mail LETTER retyped by Joel Bankston October 20, 2000
Subj: hey

Date:   2/4/99 AM Central Standard Time
From: Broken831(Jacob's Screen Name then)
To: MBanks9999(Our screen name then)
CC: Broken831
Dear Mom, Dad, & Matt,
I have a hard time saying what I mean in person so I figured I'd write
it down. Isn't this information age/E-mail thing cool? Anyway, I just wanted
to tell you all that I appreciate your being there for me over the years. I
really could not have asked for a better, more loving family, Sure, we've all
made mistakes, but we are all new to this game...there is no trial round
before you are shot out into life. No one ever guaranteed that life was going
to be easy, nor did they guarantee that we wouldn't all have our share of
heartaches and blessings. My greatest blessing is the family I was raised in.

Dad, I understand that your main concern is for my salvation, and rest
assured that I will see you again in heaven. I might be a little bit jaded
because of all that life has dealt me, but that doesn't mean that there is no
grace in my life. I thank God for every day I have and will have until it is
over. Life hasn't exactly treated me with the ease and comfort hat some
people have. It is hared to stay focused on God when everything around you is
falling apart, but trust me, in the end I have decided to live my life for
the Lord. Maybe my idea of being a Christian differs from yours, but Jesus
said "If a man believes in his heart and confesses with his mouth, he is
saved." A lot of my animosity toward religion comes because I'm young, and
inexperienced. I'm just an angry young man trying to make do with what life
has dealt him. But I never fell away form God's calling on my life. You can
ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I am the most generous
person they know. And not because I'm trying to gain "brownie points" with
God, but because it makes me feel good in my spirit to help someone else out.
It makes me feel good to feel their hurt and try to be empathetic. We have
that in common.

Mom, I know your're scared of what is coming up for me, and I am probably
more scared than you will ever be. Although I may not show it, I am very
afraid of the future. I don't want to leave you and the great family I have.
I remember sitting up till 3 AM with you, and thinking I was so big because I
was sitting up with my mom watching TV till all hours of the morning. That
made me feel so good. We were best friends at one point in life, I would love
to get back to that point with you. I love you mom.

Matt, where do I start? You are my brother, and we share the bond that
only brothers share. I know I'm hard on you sometimes, but that's just
because of two things. First being because I've made plenty of mistakes in my
life, and I want you to learn from them. Secondly because I am jealous of you
and always have been. You were born with a perfect body, and a very
intelligent mind. I never will be able to do the things that you do. Someday
soon, I hope to be able to go work out with you and hang out with you.

We've been through a lot together and we have a lot more to go through.
Just remember as we face this new challenge that I love you all, and I am
more than grateful for all the love and help you have given me throughout my
20 years.

Your loving, grateful son,

Jacob

From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 2:45 PM
To:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Cc:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        RE: Oct 13 2000
Michelle, I know Joel would be blessed to read this so I'm passing it on to him. You are wonderful! Stay
blessed. (And congratulations on your upcoming big day!)

-----Original Message-----
From:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 1:37 PM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Oct 13 2000

I actually just walked back in my office from lunch (searching for a wedding dress) big day is November
25th.  I am so upset about Jacob, I am praying & praying for Linda, Joel and their whole family to have
strength through this most difficult time.  I am not certain if anyone ever requested a prayer for myself, I was
diagnosed on the 25th of July and Friday I just got final diagnosis from another doctor and unfortunately I have
more lesions on my brain.  Although I was upset, I feel better than I have in years.  I honestly do not even feel
sick.  I have prayed for God to give me the strength and faith that Jacob had, he has no idea how much he has
touched my life, a stranger he never even knew.  He has honestly helped me get through the most difficult
times in my life, I've learned to be a fighter.  I think he'd be proud.

Thank you for thinking of me and God Bless!

-----Original Message-----
From:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 1:33 PM
To:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Subject:        RE: Oct 13 2000

Michelle, by now you should have received a note telling of his rest. Did we ever request prayer for you
diagnosis from the prayer group. If not, would you like that?

-----Original Message-----
From:        Wilson, M. T. (Michelle)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 8:17 AM
To:        Henry, E. S. (Eula)
Subject:        RE: Oct 13 2000

Hi Eula.  I was not here Friday afternoon, I got a call from my Neurologist stating I have more lesions
damaging my brain and it looks like the MS medicine they put me on is not working so good.  But, besides
that my problems are mild compared to this family.  I told Joel that Jacob was my angel, he has given me
strength through my July 5 diagnosis and helping me through each day just seeing how brave he has been
through these months.  I am crying as I am writing as I had such high hopes Jacob would be okay, especially
as much as he has struggled for so long.  I honestly have never witnessed a child so full of faith, it is truly
unbelievable and very uplifting.

Please let me know if there is any news from over the weekend.

Thank you!
Michelle
From:        Leblanc, J.D. (Dena)
Sent:        Wednesday, October 18, 2000 5:00 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Condolences
Joel - There is never a good choice of words to use to try to express one's condolences to a friend over the
loss of their child. This is definitely the case for me now but I did want to drop you a line. I have followed, as
have many here in Houston, Jacob's battle and trying efforts through his many operations and setbacks. His
faith, strength, and ability to bounce back for the past several months was truly remarkable. He was in my
prayers and thoughts for some time and now I shift those special prayers to you and your family. I didn't have
the opportunity to meet your son but he sounded like a person of strong faith, beliefs and a very special
person. I wouldn't have expected anything less as he comes from a fine father. Be comforted by the fact that
he is now at peace and watching over you and your family.

DENA LEBLANC (23)
MANUFACTURING ACCOUNTING
PHONE: (713)978-5261    FAX: (713)978-5230
MAIL: GS3 228A          LAN: AMERICAS(JDLEBL2)
INTERNET: DENA.J.LEBLANC@EXXON.SPRINT.COM

From:        Monteilh, Charles D
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 11:55 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Walking in the Creek
Got word this morning about Jacob.
My thoughts were back when you and I took the boys walking in the Creek.

May God be with you and your family...

Charlie

From:        Sint, W. G. (Bill)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 6:17 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Joel,
I'm so sorry to hear about Jacob passing away; I can't imagine what it must be like for Linda, Matthew, and
you to have lost him here on earth.  I know he was a very special son and brother, and that you will miss him.  
I also know that, with time, the fact that he is in God's Glory will start comforting you.  Because of your faith in
our Lord, Jesus Christ, I know that you know you will soon be with Jacobl again......for eternity!  I'm praying
for you!  Your brother in Christ, Bill.
From:        Baird, S.R. (Don)
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 4:06 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Jacob Bankston --
Joel -- my wife and I often talk about Jacob and your family.  I will share this with her and I know that it will
pain her the same way it does me.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you work
through this difficult time.  

S. R. (Don) Baird  
ExxonMobil Global Services Company/GIS/IFS/CETS/eBusiness Skill Center/Projects
( Phone 713-656-2038       Fax  713-656-0623
* 1301 Fannin,  Room 1579,  Houston, Texas  77002
* P.O.Box 4276,  Room FB-1579,  Houston, Texas  77210-4276
:  Internal Email:AMERICAS(SRBAIRD) Internet: Don.Baird@Exxon.Com


-----Original Message-----
From:        Marquez, Ofelia D.
Sent:        Monday, October 16, 2000 2:53 PM
To:        GIS.FS.Contractors; GIS.FS.HOU; Gray, Naomi L.; Bright, Vicki M.; Bryan, Melinda A.; Poulsen,
P. E. (Peter); Hitt, Perry L.; Rowe, M.K. (Kay); Pederson, Mary A.; Koszewski, Guadalupe (Lupita);
Biegas, Gertrude L; Reinbold, Ann; Parker, Boyd D.; ecns.bsd; Tannenbaum, Edie P.
Subject:        Jacob Bankston --

Jacob Bankston, son of Joel Bankston, who had his heart transplant 4/28/00, passed away today.  

Thanks to all of you for your prayers which kept them going and also for the blood donations made everytime
they were  requested by his family.

Ofelia Marquez, GSC GIS Financial Coordination
Room 2145, Phone 713-656-2364, Fax 713-656-0757
From:        Sanchez, M. P. (Miriam)
Sent:        Tuesday, October 17, 2000 2:22 PM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        FW: Jacob has gone to be with the Lord
My heart goes out to you and your family.  I will never forget the courageous battle this young man fought.  He
has been a true inspiration to all of us who so anxiously awaited a daily e-mail with an update on his condition.  
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.  I have fought a good fight, I have
finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the
Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all of them also that love his
appearing.
2 Timothy 4:6-8.

God Bless, Miriam Sanchez, ExxonMobil BRPO, Baton Rouge, LA
From:        EXT-PAPASUNGLASS(A)NETSCAPE.NET
Sent:        Tuesday, October 17, 2000 7:12 AM
To:        Bankston, Joel W.
Subject:        Re: [RE: [Returned mail: User unknown!!
Joel and Linda - I was very sad to hear that Jacob died yesterday, please know
you have Beth and My prayers as you begin the process of healing. I know this
has been a long and difficult journey for you all. I will add Jacob's name to
the list of seminary prayers for the faithfully departed that they may rest in
peace. Tom P.
Matt and Jacob one of the times Jacob
was in Children's Hospital in Houston.
Jacob and Dad working
on one of his 300Z cars.
Jacob and Valerie at
our home in Baton
Rouge. Valerie was
Jacob's fiancee.
Jacob 1992
Jacob, his Aunt Kathrine,
Paw Paw Dawson.
Linda, Matt, Jacob
and Poochie
The following letter was written by
Jacob to his Maw Maw Kathleen
thanking her for his graduation present in
1996 when he graduated from high
school. He is referring to her being with
him through the recovery from the 1992
surgery. My dad had just passed away
in July of 1992.
Everyone is just sitting and hoping for
Jacob day after day for 172 days.
Our good friends Gene and
Karen with Matthew standing.
My Good Friend George Price.
Retired now at his home in Tennessee,
forever changed by
the events of the year 2000. What a
good friend!
Carl and Bonita Raders, Kevin and Susan
Murphy, Brenda and Rob Allen, What a
wornderful support group. Kevin was my
Supervisor through the 1993 trials. Carl was my
supervisor during the transplant and after Jacob's
death. He was always so kind to Linda. Always
ask about her and how she was doing. I miss
Carl so much. He became my good friend also.  
Jaocb and Carrie
The above link is a copy of the
many emails by George Price about
Jacob from early in 1999 till just
after Jacob passed away. They
somewhat depict Jacob's      
tenacity for life.
Mr. and Mrs Matthew Bankston