Friday, February 1, 2013


Dear friends and family,

Crossing the finish line

When our missionaries have completed their missions and are returning home I often quote them from II Timothy 4:6,7 where Paul said,” For I am now ready to be offered, and the time for my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” This scripture seems fitting for Sister McKee today as the “time for her departure is at hand. She has fought the good fight, she has kept the faith”. Only this time she is departing from the hospital. After 70 days of being hospitalized, 37 days in the ICU she has finally received permission to return home. A huge miracle that we have all been anticipating. We feel so blessed and even more blessed today because over night her left eye started tracking over to the middle. This is incredibly progressive because it is a strong sign that she will be able to recover fully in her left eye.

"Believe in Miracles"

Sister McKee will now be in an out patient program at Vanderbilt hospital that she will go to three days  a week. Her doctor has recommended that she stay on oxygen at night for awhile but other than that she will be free to develop her own therapy program. Knowing Sister McKee, this will not take long as she has been so anxious to get back into some regular routines. As I have walked with her through this whole experience it has reinforced to me as so many of you know that she is heroic. She is bold and brave through every experience and every trial. Her faith has never wavered and her positive determination is an inspiration to all. Our love has grown. Our family closeness has grown. We all have a greater love for the atonement and our Savior Jesus Christ. We know that this is a huge step but also a first step in many ways to normal life ahead(whatever that is?). We love you all and thank you again for so many cards, so many notes, so much love, so much faith , so many prayers and so much friendship. We love and appreciate you.

The William McKee Family


  1. That is such amazing and wonderful news. The prayers of thousands of people have been with RaNae, Bill and the whole McKee family. The determination and will to complete her mission on this earth has kept this wonderful, sweet and strong lady with us, and especially with her family. My love, admiration and continued prayers for RaNae, Bill and family!!
    Stacey Marshall

  2. What wonderful news! Here's to continuing a complete recovery!! We are so thrilled for Sis. McKee and the entire McKee family. Thank you for your patience, strength, faith, example. The Webb's (Family of Elder Webb)

  3. We are so happy for you all! So inspiring!

  4. Yay! So wonderful! Whoot whoot!

    ~Becky Peters (Murfreesboro)

  5. This is such wonderful news. I'm so happy for RaNae and the whole McKee Family. Love to all!!!!!

  6. We are so thrilled for you all, and so excited to know that Mom is home!! You look great RaNae!

  7. All Chubbuck is thrilled with this news! Congratulations! We love you! :)

  8. Simply amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. We feel tremendously blessed to have been able to follow most of your journey and to witness your daily miracles. Thank you for sharing your pain and faith and testimony through it all.
    We love you,
    The Abel Family
    Bountiful, UT