You saved my life as well as many others. We wish we could have done the same. Every year during my check ups they are amazed at the work you did. Thank you for my life.
dr.jonathan Drummond-Webb saved my live he did my open heart surgery when I was three months old I really wanted to meet him but he committed suicide I am 11 years old now and I have yearly checkup and he is a very good man I miss him and think off him every day. I have a heart pillow with his name on it from my surgery prayers for you sincerely gavin wright :(
Ten years ago your passing changed my life and only for the better. It made a big impact on how I choose to live my life and to make sure I take advantage of the time I have here on earth. I feel extremely blessed to have had you as a role model as a child and the memories of time with you is unforgettable. From fishing in the snow to playing catch in the backyard, you were like a second father, brother and best friend all in one. I have many days walking around with a heavy heart, but thinking of the time we shared brings nothin but smiles. My friend, my hero, my guardian angel. Miss you and love you.
It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since we lost Dr Jonathan Drummond-Webb. Though the years have helped subdue the pain of such a dramatic and sudden loss, nothing can erase the sorrow of knowing that he left behind so many that were willing to have done ANYthing for him -- for the one who had done SO much for our kids. Depression is such a ruthless thief and it has stolen from us a very talented surgeon and a kind and compassionate friend. There is not a day that passes when his name is forgotten for he was my miracle -- Jonathan, "the one God has given".
Our prayers, as always, are with you, Lorraine. May your heart one day mend.
Mary Powers, for "Lil Man" Jonathan Powers -- remarkably 16.5 years old and still going strong!
We will never forget you
Rest in peace
Dr. Drummond-Webb. I knew you years ago from the Cleveland Clinic. Deep respect for you. Wanted to send thoughts of peace and hope to those who were touched by his life - what a legacy. Honor him by reaching out to those around you - those who seem to need help the least usually need it the most. Love always heals.
I will never forget what you said to me the day I met you. "Marc, I can't save your little girl...but God will through my hands." Those were the words that comforted me Jul 9, 2001 at Arkansas Children's Hospital. The best thing is...HE did! We brought Dakota to your funeral. She was 3 years old and healthy thanks to you. I can only imagine how many children have been lost since then. I told your story to a stranger today. It has brought back tears so deep that I wept like I did when I met you. May God have mercy on your soul and we will meet again my friend. I can never repay you for what you did, except I did something for someone that could never be paid back to me. You taught me that. Thank you and God bless. http://www.facebook.com/marc.kenney1
Thinking of you today and I randomly found this site. Today what seems like yesterday but it wasn't you performed open heart surgery on my son Ethan. He is doing well...he is 23 and has a full time job and is still being followed for his heart. I will never forget the compassion you showed us those many years ago when you sat next to me and said you would take care of him as if he was your son. I'll never forget those words. I so appreciate everything you did for him. You went the extra steps for him and for so many others. May you rest in peace. You are missed by many.
I'm thinking of you today. I stumbled across the photographs I took of you at ACH and memories are swirling. I can't believe it's been nearly nine years since you left us. You are missed by so many, including me.
on may 15 2000 you performed not one but3 surgerys in 24 hours on my daughter. you saved her life then passed your god given tallents to dr. mee so the following july he could perform yet another life saving surgery on my daughte.i am for ever thankful for this. youtold her and i quote "you threw me curve balls but i caught them all. I have done all i can do for you the rest is in the lords hands." but you had the lords hands guiding yours in every surgery you performed on these mericals. you are deeply missed. i wanted for my daughters 18th birthday to find you and let her meetthe man that saved her life. i want her to meet you some day many many years from now. thank you for giving me a wonderful life with my daughter. we look forward to many more years with her.
dawn sawyer berea ohio
Happy Birthday boss! Still truly missed
My son turns 13 today. Dr. Drummond-Webb fixed his heart when he was 2m old. He saved my son's life and we will be forever grateful for that. Every birthday that goes by reminds us of the miracle that happened so many years ago and the man that made these wonderful years possible. Thank you again and forever.
We still of you and are very gratefull that you saved our daughters life. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Don, Carol and Heather Hopkins.
I read "Walking on Water" after my son had Open Heart Surgery in 2007. He was a Tet baby and was operated on at UofM. I witnessed firsthand what miracles Peds Cardiologists work & I can only imagine how much pressure you were under....not to mention the helplessness you felt at times. I cannot say that I was shocked to hear about your death, but I hope that you have found the peace that you so desperately wanted. Please guide all of the doctors and nurses as they work on our precious angels. Blessings to your family.
Dear uncle Jonathan Lollie is visiting us now and she showed me this site, I knew only knew you for a very short amount of time but reading through all of the things people have wrote about you I can tell you were a wonderful person and I am lucky I had, have you as an uncle I only wish I could have known you longer and gotten to know you better. I keep reading messages for a girl named Rhea and I ask that you to please help her and look after her. I have recently just learnt 3 quotes that I would like to share with you: Take the tortoise for a walk behold the world in pause. Never give into the wall find a way to over come it. and, everybody dies but not everybody lives. I hope everybody who reads this message or passes it on will live a long happy life. I miss you :( but I know that you will be watching over me. Lots of Love hugs and kisses
Dear Dr. Drummond-Webb, On 11/11/97 you and Dr. Mee performed a heart transplant on my son, Victor Boerio at Cleveland Clinic. We were there 7 months. You saved his life, you flew to Texas to get the heart. His heart lasted until 12/15/2012. He passed from complications of friedrichs ataxia. So hes in heaven with the wonderful Dr. who saved his life. thank you and rest in peace. say hi to my son. betty boerio boardman, ohio
Happy Birthday for the 29th! I remember being late for your bithday the year you died, and you gave me just a little insight into your depression..you told me you would never be as old as me..wish you had let people help you unpack your heavy baggage. Lollie misses you. We all miss you
Big Boss Man, Happy Birthday! Not a day goes by that I don't talk to you and thank you for all you showed and taught me. I see the red tail hawk and know that you are sending a message. Until we meet again dear friend.
Jono , where did the time go.i remember our school holidays we spent playing at your house in observatory, your mom and mine trying to play golf, we were so young then and south Africa was our world. Depression? Been there recently, but come on, you were always the strong one. Why my brother from another mother?
God bless , look down on us from time to time and steer us in the light.
Michael Hatton-jones. Johannesburg. SA.
JJ I still cannot belive that you are gone. It has been a few years now and I think that this world is a poorer place because you are not here taking care of the little hearts. You were an incredible Doctor and surgeon and I loved every minute I worked with you at Joburg Hospital. I especially loved the times we spent as friends. Take care of Mom as she has just joined you. Love you Nicky
Hi Dr. Drummond-Webb. Just recieved CTA results yesterday for my daughter Rhea. The time is upon us again for another heart surgery. She just turned 10 years old earlier this month on March 4th, and that it because of God and You. I know you have had your healing hands upon her all this time. A full 9 years has flown by since you performed her first, multiple repairs. Thank you for such greatness and work upon her. I have some amount of anxiety and concern that we are going to have to embark on this event without you being the one to perform her repair. I feel like I want her to be as close as possible to your hands during the proceedure; therefore am considering going back to AR for Dr. Imamura to consider doing Rhea's surgery, because I feel he will recognize your work already done, and know what you would do now. But I focus on my faith in God and Jesus, and You. I ask that you please stay close to the surgeon, whoever that may be, to perform Rhea's surgery. Please do your work thru them, and stay close. Rhea is suppossed to have her surgery this summer sometime. I know you will be listening and providing your input and oversight in your own special way. Even better yet, could you please just send a request to God for me? Could you ask Him to please just heal Rhea's heart altogether so she won't even need to have another heart surgery, ever again. Thanks. Will be talking with you again soon. Keep doing what your doin. Thank you forever. Blessings and hugs.
Time SLOWLY makes it better. But it will never heal the pain that you left behind.
"Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself." W. C Doane
jonathan, we met in 1999 at the cleveland clinic. i don't know why we clicked immediately but i went on to become an adult cardiac surgeon. in 2003 i awoke with severe back pain and paralyzed from the waist down, i recovered but spent 2 years learning how to walk again.8 years later i have been cleared to go back to work. I am going back to train in pediatric cardiac surgery because of you. I hope you are finally happy my friend. Love you paul
My dearest Jonny - I miss you terribly and I love you so much. It is so incredibly hard without you. Time has yet to heal.
Dr. Drummond Webb operated on our daughter at one year old at the Cleveland Clinic, and we are positive he saved her life. After surgery he came out and apoligized for taking so long. He told us there was more wrong with her little heart than the tests showed. Heather is a very happy and healthy 13 year old now and we know it was because Dr. Webb did everything he could to save her. I thank god everyday for Dr. Jonathan Drummond Webb.
In reflecting on my own life these past few days, for whatever reason, you came into my mind. I never met you. I came to know of you through the TV series, Arkansas Children's Hospital - Pediatric ICU. I sat in awe of you, your talent, your dedication and your commitment to your patients and their families. The world and those families were so blessed to have you and you were blessed to have such a wonderful wife who selflessly encouraged you to pursue your passion. I pray she is doing well, and that you are with the Lord, and at peace. By the 106+ pages of postings, you were a well loved, well respected man who is still remembered fondly and greatly missed.
10 years ago today Dr. Drummond-Webb performed an 8 1/2 hour surgery on our daughter Morgan. Then he stayed at her bed side over night. My wife and I are so grateful for him, his talent, and his passion. Without him, she may not be with us today. Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb for saving our daughter. I wish you were still with us so that she could meet you and thank you in person.
Thank you so much Dr. Drummond for blessing and helping my friends sweet little angel daughter Rhea!!! Although I never had the chance to meet you, I know you were a blessing and am sorry you had to leave us! I do thank you for all the people you have touched and pray for your family to remember your goodness on this Earth. God bless your soul!!! :)
It's that time of year at the elementary school for Jump Rope for Heart! Rhea will be participating for the first time this year with her 2nd grade class. Dr Drummond-Webb, Rhea is going to jump her little heart out in honor of our Lord and Savior Jesus, for herself, and for You!! Thank you Dr Drummond-Webb and thank you Lord for blessing her with another great opportunity of great fun, childhood, and life!! You are an endless blessing!!
Dr. Drummond-Webb. I am so grateful that you were able to save as many lives as you did, including mine. I was only five at the time, but I want to thank you now for fixing my heart. You will never be forgotten in my heart that you mended.
Dr. Drummond-Webb, I think of you so often, and how I am always eternally grateful for the time God allowed you to be one of His angels here on this earth. Rhea is now 8 years old and has touched the lives of every person that gets to meet and know her. Her cardiologist has said many times over, how amazing it is that her heart repairs have sustained for so beautifully for over 7 years now. But you are the reason why. Your divine hand upon the reconstruction of her heart at 3 and 6 months old, are the same hands that are upon her today and every day. I had a slight concern in Apr '09 that the result of her heart-cath was going to result in setting a surgery date. But as you already know, we did not need to go to surgery. I hope you heard my words of grace that day and everyday I think of you. Later that same day, Rhea & I saw a perfect heart shaped cloud in the sky, resting on a flat horizontal cloud. And the heart was the only pink cloud in the sky. Rhea & I saw it simultaneously and ran to get her grandma to witness the sighting. And I wanted to thankyou again for validating my acknowledgement of you. You performed so many miracles while here, and I already know, first hand, that your miracles continue. Just on a much larger scale. I was grateful for your existence then, and I am grateful for your existence now. Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb for sustaining my beautiful, precious child's life. Please continue to stay close. For I find great comfort in knowing your close by, still protecting, saving and sustaining your heart-babies. Thank you continually, for being a forever angel helping God to bestow His blessings upon so so many lives and hearts. Your light will always shine. God bless you.
Here it is, the year 2010, and our child, Daryl Trotter, just left his annual heart checkup with another clean bill of health.
I still cannot believe that one of the two persons responsible is no longer around to thank. Dr. Drummond-Webb, you're still missed and we think of you every time we look at our healthy son.
I still mourn the fact that you felt so dispondent and left us so soon you were briilliant. You did open heart surgery on my child when you at the Cleveland Clinic and I remember the awe I felt when you came into the room. Thanks to you my child is 18 now and is doing amazing.
We miss you
Our daughter is now 12 years old and doing great.In May of 1999 Dr. Drummond-Webb did what he always did used his wonderful knowledge to save our babys life. He will always be in our hearts and thoughts.
I miss you so much and I am so glad I got to meet you. Rest in peace!!
My son is now 5 years old and getting to go to kindergarten this year. He is living life to the fullest and we are so thankful for you saving his life. His heart is now healthy and he is doing great!!!! May you Rest In Peace Dr.Drumond Webb
my baby girl is 8 yrs old.. u did her heart surgery at 9 days old..she is doing great now ... thank u .... i know u are looking down at all the babies u helped.. and u are such a part of our lives we will never forget u... Dakota Kenneys mom
I still cannot believe its been 5 years. I really miss the random word of the day (even if you made up the words)! Just want you to know I'm still following in your footsteps... You are truly missed DW, I know you are watching over each and everyone of us.
RIP my friend!
I am here wishing you were still on earth as my son faces another open heart!!! God bless u for all that u did and please keep watching out for him...
I sit here this week in celebration because 11 years ago this week Dr. Drummond-Webb saved my son's life at the Cleveland Clinic. We know he was something special we just didn't realize how gifted and wonderful he was till later. We were so scared and he was so reassuring. His confidence made us feel like everything would be fine. It was. He did such a wonderful job my son has never had a side effect or scar tissue related to the surgery. Thank you to his wife and family for sharing this wonderful lifesaver. Thanks to him my son is alive today
love, miss, n still work by your example (the best that I can) and for u, peace jj
August 28, 2009
Happy Birthday Big Boss Man (August 29). Know how much you are missed and remembered. So many lives saved because of you. I carry on with you goals and work ethics as I know you would want me to do. In times of concern, I simply think what would Jonathan do and my answer is there. Thank you for being my teacher and boss.
I was sorry to hear of Jonathan's passing. We were childhood friends back in South Africa. We were in the same class at Marist Brothers for years and spent a lot of time together after school. It was during these times that remember him talking about becoming a heart surgeon like his hero Chris Banard. I'm glad that he achieved his goal and affected so many lives with his skill as a surgeon.
DR. DRUMMOND-WEBB you are still not forgotton we love you and feel you live within my little girl whom you gave a second chance.I So wish you were here to say thank you and to tell you how speacial you are to us as only someone could understand in having done for them what you done for us. You are very much apart of our lives everyday. My little girl ask about you all the time and loves to hear what a wonderful man you were.
My deepest sympathy to Lorraine and all of Dr. Drummond-Webb's staff. I was thinking about him and went on line to look him up and that is when I read the news of his passing. I am speechless. I sent a letter to him after viewing the TV series ICU Arkansas Children's Hospital and he kindly answered me. What a great man and a blessing to all he came in contacted with. I wish we all could have put our arms around him in a big hug and helped him through his inward struggles. God bless all of you and Dr. Drummond-Webb does live on in our hearts.
I WANTED TO LEAVE A LITTLE MESSAGE FOR DR.DRUMMOND-WEBB AND HIS STAFF,I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU ALL DID FOR MY SON MARIO, WHO WAS BORN WITH TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREAT VESSALS IN AUG.OF 2003.HE WENT FOR HIS ANNUAL CHECK UP IN MEMPHIS TN JUST FRIDAY AND WE WERE TOLD EVERYTHING WAS GREAT THAT NOW WE GO EVERY TWO YEARS NOW. HIS SCAR SEEMS TO FADE BUT THE MEMORIES AND PICTURES STAY WITH US, DR. DRUMMOND-WEBB WILL BE SO DEARLY MISSED I REMEBER MY MOTHER CALLING ME ON OUR WAY HOME FROM VACATION WITH THE NEWS. ALL I COULD DO IS CRY AND HOLD MY HUSBANDS HAND AND LOOK IN THE BACKSEAT AT MY SON AND THANKING DR.DRUMMOND-WEBBFOR ALL HE DID, IM VERY GREATFUL AND HONORED TO HAVE HAD GOTTEN A CHANCE TO KNOW HIM........
When my daughter(just born Aug. 2000)need surgery they sent us to L.Rock,and the heart surgeon retired so they sent us to cleveland clinic. (where I met The wonderful doctor)She did not make it but he tried his best and when he told us that eveything else was stating to shut down on her you could see his grief as well. Dr. Drummond will be miss greatly but he will be in my family's heart forever.
When my son was born you were there to treat him as your own. Had it not been for you he would not be the strong healthy young man that he is today. Its hard to believe the years that have passed. You will never be forgotten by our family.
we miss you k p a and w robertson
What can I say about the man who changed my life forever. When my daughter Anna (who is now a healthy 13 year old young women) was three years old. You did what I could not do for my daughter. You reached into her chest and healed her heart; healing mine as well. Your memory is never far from me. Every time I see her smile I think of the man who made that possible.
You were the reason I am going to school. I believed in what you believe. Take care, Dr. Drummond-Webb. Know that we all appreciated your hardwork and dedication.
Thinking of you. Peace and love to you and your wife always.
what a great doctor you were a role model i wacth your shows on discovery heath i read the book when you were at cleveland clinic the wonderful work you did there. we will miss you in the medical community
Dearest JJ You always were the best - from the times you studied tirelessly to be the best at everything at medical school and when your compassion, even then, extended to everyone you knew. Memories of your visits and the kindness you showed student nurses at Johannesburg Hospital - of which my daughter Nicky was one - remain.
And then there was the mini series. We were not surprised you reached the heights. God bless, JJ. Love you lots. Wendy Christopher, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Dearest JJ You always were the best - from the times you studied tirelessly to be the best at everything at medical school and when your compassion, even then, extended to everyone you knew. Memories of your visits and the kindness you showed student nurses at Johannesburg Hospital - of which my daughter Nicky was one - remain. And then we saw the mini series of your life in America. We weren't surprised you reached the heights. God bless, JJ. Love you lots. Wendy, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Sorry I spaced your birhday! Again!
WE miss you here on earth! Thought of you yesterday when I saw Victor Pardini, one of our first heart mate patients! He looks great! Been 14 years!He is not ready to join you in the spirit world! Merle
Happy Birthday Jon!!
Still can't believe another birthday has gone by. I know you are still watching over everyone; you will never be forgoten.
I only had the honour to observe Dr Drummond-Webb on the tv special a few years back. I was amazed at the work that this man did--his patients were his #1 concern. I truly believe that, he will live on, in the lives of the people that he saved and even in the ones that he wasn't able to save. He is one of the only truly remarkable people that has been come from "reality" tv.
My thoughts and prayers are with family, his "hospital family" which includes his patients. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him and those that got to a true hero in action on the tv special. Heaven has gained a truly special person. You will be missed by all.
Jonathan, you are still so dearly missed by so many people. Our family still grieves over the loss of you. This world just isn't the same without you in it!!! You touched so many thousands of hearts & you were definetly loved by countless numbers of people. The annual Zoo Day for the ACH Heart Center is coming up soon in L.R. & I was just thinking back to that blessed day that you saved my precious baby's life. Its hard to believe that you won't be there at the zoo with all of your little patients, but may you smile as you watch down from heaven. I know that God is taking good care of you now. You are still our hero. God Bless You!!!
A saint, an angel, an athlete, a friend, a husband, a professional, and the only man to ever actually touch my sons heart, both physically and emotionally, the world was a wonderful place with him here and his impact on who he left behind will never be forgotten. Thankyou to his wife and family who backed him up, and allowed him to give so much of his time for children and there families. May God Bless You
I carry your heart in my heart.
I carry the grief of the family of this remarkable man. I met and spoke many times at various conferences, he was a remarkable man who will live in every one's hearts in many ways; especially his patients. God Bless Jonathan and God Bless his family and give them strength.
Never to be forgotten.
I met DR Drummond-Webb when I had my heart surgery several years ago. I was over the actual age limit, however they allowed Children's Hospital to do my surgery because I felt so comfortable there being a patient since the age of 2. I was very impressed with DR Drummond-Webb. My family and I had watched the specials Children's Hospital had aired for the month before my surgery. My children found him to be somewhat of a celebrity. After the miracles he performed on me, the whole family felt the same way. He was a miracle in itself to our family. If it weren't for him and the work of his other established co-workers, I would not be here to tell this story as I am now. We were very saddened to hear of his death. He will be greatly missed and always appreciated for his skill and thoughtfullness.
Connor had his Ross in November, 2002. He was 11 then. Now he is 16, and is doing 1-arm pushups to keep his 6-pack in shape. He is a straight A student in Honors program, and is on his way for college, enroute to be a CRNA. I still think about how blessed we are that Dr. Drummond-Webb gave him a new lease on life. I pray for his soul, and thank him every day for the gift of my son's quality of life.
To the Drummond-Webb family: After all this time this man continues to be in the thoughts and prayers of so very many. That should be a great comfort to you. He touched so many lives by teaching and by doing, that his legacy will forever live on in the work he did while he was here with you. Please be comforted by the fact that he is not forgotten.
Thanks for saving so many childrens lives especially one little boy near and dear to my families heart, Travis Marcus.My niece was the first that had the device that kept sweet Travis alive and though she is now in Heaven with you you will always have a special place in our hearts even though we had never met. God Bless YOu and yours family
cathleen, tasha and sammy saulters
to a great doctor who worked with doctor roger me to help save our daughter life when others gave up he will always be in our hearts
3 years... I still cannot believe that this world is without you. You have been and will continue to be truly missed.
3 years already... you are in our minds and are missed each day.
Happy Birthday, Big Boss Man. Not one day goes by that you are not thought of. Your work goes on by your friends and colleagues. Your strength and guidance is felt by those that love you so much. A wonderful honor was bestowed upon you this summer. The library in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department was dedicated to you. When times are tough or one is weary, to go and sit in that room and look at the wall of pictures gives an uplift to the soul. And that person knows that they must go on to fulfil your mission.
You will be pleased to know that a family of red-tailed hawks have taken up residence in the woods near my home. And every now and then one flies over my house. I remember you telling us of the red-tailed hawk that sat on your deck mere inches from you and looked at you for the longest time. I often wonder if this is a sign from you. Each time I see one of the hawks I smile and acknowledge your presence.
Thank you Big Boss man for showing and teaching so many of us about life and love.
Happy Birthday Jon! Best wishes to a great friend; words can not describe how much you are truly missed - with that we know you are still watching over all of us, everyday.
I have ties to Little Rock and thus still think about Dr. Drummond-Webb. I hope he is at peace and that his wife has found comfort in what a profound difference he made to the world.
I was just thinking of Dr. Drummond-Webb and his wife. I pray that she is doing well. She continues to be in my prayers.
On 1/15/03 Dr.Drummond-Webb replaced my pulmonary allograft and repaired my tricuspid valve. He was so nice and funny he really made me feel better. Thank you so much.
Thank You Dr. Drummond-Webb, For saving my baby girls life. Alissa is going on 6 years old now and she is due for her third surgery. I wish you were here to perform her next surgery. You are truly missed and well respected.
Crystal and Alissa
You are My hero!!
You are Truly missed
It's hard to believe it has been 2 years without you. You are, and will always be truly missed. You went above and beyond the call of a doctor and a friend. I truly hope that when I enter medical school that I have that special touch you had with your patients. I will always cherish the time I got to spend with you while job-shadowing you in 03'. Again, you still are truly missed. You'll be in our hearts always and forever!
*Lorraine, we hope all is well, and we are always here for you if you need us.
~K-Lynn "DW's apprentice" :)
I first heard about Dr. Drummond-Webb when I watched the Television Special, and his name came up again when I started to read the book Walk on Water....I got on the web to see what he has been doing since the program aired and saw the news....I am deeply saddened that the world has now been deprived of not only such a great talent, but a great man, a man of compassion, who truly made it his life's mission to improve the lives of children who he saw.....my thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family, and hopefully his memory will continue to bring comfort to all of the lives he touched during his short time here on earth.....God Bless you Dr. Drummond-Webb and I hope that you are smiling down from heaven on those doctors and nurses who continue to do the work that you started....
You are still my #1 hero & you always will be. Thank you for saving my little boy's life & for doing a flawless repair on his heart. He will be 3 yrs. old in just a few days & he is doing so well. I know you must smile when you look down from heaven at him & all the other children whose life you also saved. He asks me quite frequently about the scar on his chest, & I tell him that it is a very special scar b/c an angel put it there. When he gets a little older I will tell all about how awesome you were. I still think about you & the amazing tallent that you had. You are missed so much by so many people! May you continue to rest in peace.
We will never forget you Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb. We will never forget the night we saw you on T.V. Joey knew immediatiately that you were different from all the others he had seen on T.V. Joey and I sat and watched and talked as the show progressed and there was something so unique and special that we both had goosebumps and tears fell down both of our cheeks. As we both knew at that moment this man, bigger than life and although we didn't know it then, my boyfriend, Joey Webb (ironic, but true)said, What a wonderful man, I would really like to shake his hand! The passion that he showed us was indescriblble. Joey kept telling me he wanted tapes of the shows that we had seen on T.V.. He felt a bond, a kinship, a friend, a brother, call it what you want but on that week-end that Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb took his life, Joey said to me, " I need to buy those tapes right now, something is wrong, I feel it! It was so ironic, sad but true, Joey felt that God had taken his friend! Why, why, is all Joey could muster through his tears when he found out the truth. I knew him Joey said, he was a part of me.....why? God, if there was anything I could of done I would of done it........This world will never ever be the same without him in it. Call it suicide, call it death without actually saying "goodbye" but whatever the reason, my friend Joseph Webb cries tears to this very day on the loss of such a fine, wonderful human being. Don't ever forget him, Dr. Jonathan Drummond Webb, for he was an angel, a blessing unlike no other. We will miss you Jonathan, but we will never ever forget! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, as no words could ever describe, we will miss you, miss you like our very own brother, we will never forget such a powerful human being that touched our souls in the most profound way! Thank you! Joseph (Joey) Webb and Lori Richardson
As usual, I am late with my birthday wishes, although Lorraine knows I was not really! My mom is in heaven now, and I have instructed her to keep you in line up there! So be sure you mind her, as she is your senior! Happy BD ou vriend! Merle
The time and love put into my son is still going strong after five years. Thank you so much!
Happy Birthday Jonathan! I can't believe that its another birthday in which you are not here. You, your CVOR Staff, and Lorraine, are, and will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Happy Birthday Jonathan, wherever you are I hope you found peace.
As time passes it gets easier for most to have their sorrow lessen. We all feel so blessed for have knowing this kind and gentle man who truely cared for his patients. Happy Birthday Kid-We all miss you. We all hope God blesses another indiviudal with your talents. God Bless you!
Happy Birthday Big Boss Man (August 29). Everyone was always trying to figure out what was the greatest gift we could give you. Yet you seemed to always cherished the hugs and Birthday wishes from each of us most of all. And you kept all the gifts; the Wolverine hat, the tumbleweed Chuck and Carl chased down the runway, the tequila sucker with a worm in it, even the banner we made when we finished our first 100 patients. It was always the acts of your team's love for you that gave you such joy. Jonathan, I feel that we have one of the greatest gifts to give you now. And I know that you will look down and smile because your beloved Lorraine has endorsed this gift. A scholarship fund has been established in your name for a cardiovascular perfusionist student. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who writes and presents a scientific paper regarding Congential Cardiac Perfusion/Surgery or Extracorporeal Life Support. The paper will be presented at The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion meeting and submitted for publication to the medical journal, Perfusion. Lorraine has agreed to present the first award which will consist of a plaque and a monetary gift. You were always encouraging us to expand our minds and share our knowledge with others, so we feel that this carries on your goals and desires to help the children. Your famous quote will be on the plaque. The first message you sent to the cardiovascular operating room staff which was "If what we do, we do for the children, we cannot fail." Big Boss Man, I hope this brings joy to your soul. We are inviting anyone who wishes to join us in honoring your work, love, and dedication to the patients with congential cardiac defects to join us. As we all know the smallest simplest gestures were what brought you the greatest joy. Happy Birthday, dear friend. We carry on for you in this world.
In September of 2000, Dr. Drummond-Webb performed my son Corey's second open-heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic. When I asked Dr. Webb if my son would need a third surgery, he simply replied, "if he does at any time, even if I'm laying on a beach somewhere I'll be more than happy to come back and do it again." What a wonderful mind, a god-send whose time with us was much too short. I was really counting on you Dr. Webb, I was going to take you up on your promise. Soooo sad.
Wow, I didn't even know that this guest book existed. I met Dr. Drummond-Webb in Home Depot in May of 2003. I talked to him and his wife and he invited me to come to Children's anytime and observe him in surgery. Each time that I went, it was an amazing experience. The most amazing thing to me was that he took the time to let me do that and to email me from time to time. It is very unusual to find someone in a position like his that will take time for people. He was a huge inspiration to me. I know that his legacy will live on for a very long time. He is not easily forgotten. My prayers still go out to his wife.
I only learned of the Dr.'s passing a few moments ago. I remember watching and learning about him and his work on TV. Just Googled him to see any updates. I was shocked to say the least. My sympathies to the family.
Dr. Drummond-Webb saved the life of our child, Daryl Trotter, through a series of groundbreaking surgeries which Dr. Webb performed along with Dr. Roger Mee.
Words are too puny to describe the gratefulness we hold for Doctor Jonathan, and we were shocked to learn of his tragic passing.
Shared grief isn't enough but we pray that God will bless his family now and forever, and regardless of the circumstances I remain convinced that this gifted man is being cared for by the Lord, because he saved so very many lives that were thought to be hopeless. Thank you, Doctor Jonathan...we love you.
I just watched ABC's 2002 documentary about the Arkansas Children's Hospital, featuring Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb at the very peak of his medical aptness. Finding out he is no longer with us was a pretty big letdown...
Just must be a wonderful person for being so loving and supportive to your husband and giving the space he needed to do all the beautiful things he did. I'm one of those who saw him on that tv- special from abc. I'm a med student in Holland and seeing him was such an inspiration! It reminds me why I wanna be a physician.. I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope you've found some peace these day's, your in my thoughts, wishing you all the best.
What a tragic loss. I am still startled by the thought of Dr. Drummond-Webb being gone. Lost to such a horrible disease as depression. I thank you for what you did in our lives. For saving my little girl. The Lord knows that without you she would of never had a chance and she's grown and beutiful. May God bless and heal the people that are left to mourn such a wonderful man.
The greatest surgeon in the world!!!I can't believe a man who saved so many lives has now lost his at such a young age. Thank You again DR for saving my daughters life.You've made such a big difference in the world and in my life!May God be with you and your family.
I was so so so sad when I heard the news about your husband. I was just about to contact him to ask for his help in saving my son, Joshua's life. I looked up at the heavens and I asked him if he could please send me help from above. Your husband was a great man. It would have been such an honor to have him touch my son's heart (and maybe give him a longer life). Lately I've found myself looking up at the sky and asking your husband to send me a miracle. Our family is turning upside down with worry for Joshua's future, but I am hoping that Joshua's guardian angel is Dr. Drummond-Webb. I hope and pray that you are okay and know that your husband did so much for so many people. His love and work will live on in his patients. We carry a special place for him in our hearts, even though we never met.
God bless you.
It's hard to believe it's been more than a year since this talented surgeon left our world. No matter what, when your child has open heart surgery, you have a connection with that surgeon, forever. Sometimes it seems my heart will not hold all the gratefulness I feel that I can hug my 16-yr-old daughter today. I know had it not been for the skill of Dr. Drummond-Webb, i might be grieving for her today. Instead, now I grieve for all the children who will never know his miraculous touch.May we always remember that the gifted and talented among us are also the most vulnerable. Don't hesitate to tell ANYONE in your life how much they mean to you. You might not get another chance.
you Was the best Docter i ever know!
Rest in peace Dr.
Its been a year since we lost our best friend and our only hero at Childrens Hospital. He is still missed by a lot of friends and family. When I was in the hospital waiting for my heart he made my life easier and try to get my mind offof things by getting me a hummer remote control car. He was the best out of the best he was not an originally surgeon that he was he took you in till you left the hospital as your family. The kids and babies were not his patients but to him they were his own children and so was I. Im still his child. When I heard the news on December 26th of 04 it felt that I lost a step dad because the boos had treated me like I was his own little boy. Just remeber even though he is gone forever he is still in your heart. You can talk to him but he will not respond to you but will just be like he is at home again.
Your freinds in Cabot
Its been a year since we lost our best friend and our only hero at Childrens Hospital. He is still missed by a lot of friends and family. When I was in the hospital waiting for my heart he made my life easier and try to get my mind offof things by getting me a hummer remote control car. He was the best out of the best he was not an originally surgeon that he was he took you in till you left the hospital as your family. The kids and babies were not his patients but to him they were his own children and so was I. Im still his child. When I heard the news on December 26th of 04 it felt that I lost a step dad because the boos had treated me like I was his own little boy. Just remeber even though he is gone forever he is still in your heart. You can talk to him but he will not respond to you but will just be like he is at home again.
Your freinds in Cabot
I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Drummond-Webb, but I knew of him and at one point shook his hand. My 7yr old son was born with several congenital heart defects and had 3 heart operations at the Cleveland Clinic with Dr Mee, whom is now retired which I just learned today and also learned of Dr Webb. When I found out the very tragic news The first thing I could remember was his very big,caring smile when he walked in the room beside Dr. Mee at the Cleveland Clinic. When I heard of Dr Mee's retirement Dr Webb was the first Dr that came to mind, because of the impact he had on my family when he worked beside Dr. Mee. I was very saddened to hear of this, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have saved so many lives and are loved by all.
It has been over a year now that you left us. You are still missed and will be for many years to come.
Dr. Webb and family:
I never knew Dr. Webb; but feel very much like I knew him after reading about him on the internet. What an incredible person. I know the sadness and hopeless feelings that depression can cause and want to express my condolensces to the family and friends. I know its' hard to understand depression if you have never experienced it, but I can tell you that he would have rather spent time with all those he loved and who loved him than deal with such a terrible disease. God Bless Dr. Webb and all of those affected.
Like so many others, it is had to believe that you have been gone from us for a year. We miss you, and your words of wisdom, dry sense of humor, and for me the famous word of the day. We hope you have found peace, and wish your Lorraine all the strength and support she needs. I know no matter where I am, you will always be with me, and that even though I haven’t reached Med School yet, I will always be your apprentice and follow in your footsteps. You’ll always be missed, and in our hearts!
We all cannot believe it has been a year since you left this world. We again laughed and cried of all the memories. You have taught each of us so much and you are dearly missed by each and everyone that knew you. We all hope you are at peace and are smiling somewhere. We all wish Lorraine and your family well during this traumatic year-God bless them all w/ strength and peace. You are not forgotten, we all can hear your clogs and see your gentle smile and wish you would appear. We miss you!
It's hard to believe that a year has gone by since we received news of Jonathan's death. I feel as sad now as I did then. We will never meet a heart surgeon for our grandson, Joshua, who was as personable as Jonathan. So many people's lives are affected by his loss. May God give the compassion and talent to other surgeons to follow in Dr. Drummond-Webb's footsteps.
One year ago. We think of you often here in Thoracic ICU. And we think of Lorraine and family, and keeps tabs on her. Yesterday must have been hard, but I believe she is doing better. None of us will ever comprehend why you took your life; it is your secret. We love and miss you.
Big Boss Man, you have been gone from this world for 1 year. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of and loved by many. I woke from deep sleep last night at about the time you sent your last message to me. I re-read it and realized it was yet again another lesson you were teaching me. The healing of my human sorrow is allowing me to comprehend the things we talked about and I didn't realize at that time you were really telling me. Boss Man, thank you for the privilege of knowing you and seeing your truths. I as so many are grateful for you being in our lives. You live on through us and I for one will continue to spread your truths. I send love and strength to your beloved Lorraine. Those that love you so much likewise, love Lorraine and will do all we can to help and protect her in your absence.
I watched the ABC Special Mini Series about the Hospital. I then sent Jonathan a letter and 2 Gospel tracts to witness to him and give him the Gospel, to make sure he knew Jesus as his Saviour. A couple of months later Jonathan sent back! He thanked me for the tracts and kind words and prayers for his Hospital team. Ever since then I have sent him a Christmas card every year. I just heard about Jonathan's passing. I truly am sorry for the loss and I give my condolences to his family.
The world is not likely to see another physician so amazingly compassionate, incredibly skilled, and dedicated, as you, Dr. Drummond-Webb. You literally touched millions of us with your humility, humour and tremendous gifts of unparalled surgical excellence. The families of so many babies were blessed by the outstanding results of your hard work, caring ways and the comfort you gave them. What a legacy you left behind. These families know their beautiful children now face a bright future and long lives. You allowed God to work through your hands, mind and heart. The world is a better place because of you. May you now, and forever, know the peace, comfort and love of our Lord in Heaven. And, may God bless and comfort your wife and family.
Dear Lorraine, its been too long since we've been in touch. Please contact me soon! I saw a whaleshark the other day and it reminded me of Jonathan. I hope you're well. Aloha!
A number of years ago, I watched a program featuring Dr. Drummond-Webb - I believe it was filmed in South Africa. I was overwhelmed with the kindness and compassion he showed his patients and their families, his expertise spoke for itself. I was truly saddened to read of his death. I hope that the gift of life he gave to so many, and the life he shared with his family provide memories to see you through this difficult time.
Ja, Another birthday, Ou vriend! The last BD you informed me you were not going to get any older. . .well, you memory will get older with us, so I'm afraid you're not winning that one! Lots of thoughts about you here in Smog Lake City. Merle
Happy Birthday Jon! I know you are up there watching over all of us. I am still blessed to have had the opportunity to follow you in the OR in 2003 - I will always remember all the strength you gave to me, you taught be to never give up inorder to succeed, and I still stand by that. I truly miss the daily emails with the word of the day. The hardest thing about this birthday was not sending you a Mickey Mouse painting. Again Happy Birthday Jon, and don't worry we're there for your Lorraine. "Ruhen Sie in Frieden mein lieber Freund"
August 29, 2005
Happy Birthday "Big Boss Man". Even though you are not physically present your spirit lives on in those who worked for you to provide a chance at life for our patients. We live up to your challenge to do the very best we can and go the extra mile. We continue to feel your love and belief in us as we know you are watching over us and know what you would say if we were to ask for advice. You left us in good hands with the hand-picked people who have stayed the course. While we miss you deeply we know that you have been relieved of the many burdeons which were on this earth. Big Boss Man, you planted the seeds of honesty, integrity, and giving the best we each have to offer. Now those seeds are coming to fruitation and your legacy lives through each of us that worked and played with you. We will be there for your beloved Lorraine and "adopted family" just as you were always here for us. Happy Birthday, Big Boss Man!
My best wishes to my sister Lorraine, Jonny's wife on their wedding aneversary today. I know she had a rought day. Some things in life are overcome and some things you have to learn to live with. Intensity and duration seems to be linked and for Johny's short live, all we can say is it was one hell of a ride. If ever there was an exaple of how to squeeze every ounce out of life he was it. And if ever there was a person that tought us that witout support from loved ones you won't make it to the top that person is you Lorraine, without you none of the great achevemets would have been possible. You where part of something exciting that should be remebered and celebrated and sould serve as inspiration. Hang in,we are all there for you. I would like to thank everybody that took the time to leave a message, it means much more to us as family left behind than you can ever imagine. Thank you-Thank you-Thank you.
I first saw Dr. Drummond-Webb on the ABC show. I was awed by his talent. I am so very sorry he not here with us. There are so many children missing out on his special gift.
I would just like to say how very sorry I was to hear of the passing of such a great doctor. Dr, Drummond-Webb did open heart surgery on my then 6 month old (Madison). When my husband and I first met him, he immediately made us feel as if we had known him for years. He helped to save our daughters life with the help of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ working through him. May he rest in peace.... and to the staff at ACH..... you all are the BEST!
We met Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb in August 1998 when he was in Cleveland Clinic to gether with Dr. Roger Mee. Although our daughter was operated on by Dr. Roger Mee, DR. Drummond-Webb always visited us in our daughter's ward when he went on his rounds. He was a kind man and gave us a lot of hope and encouragement. My wife and I are deeply saddened and profoundly upset to hear from a friend from Mississippi who conveyed news of Dr. Drummond-Webb's passing. May he rest in heavenly peace.
Doc Webb will be missed more than words can express. To have touched as many lives as he did, he was blessed. My husband and I met him at the Chicago Triahalon in 2002, after seeing the TV special on him. He was in my husbands wave for the race (division.) We were so proud to meet him. I took a picture of him with my husband after the race, Don just beat the doctor to the finish line. After reading of his passsing my husband and I where so touched that Don is going to do this year's Ttiathalon in Chicago in Memory of Doctor Wedd. Don has miss the bronze medal the past two years by seconds, but god willing he will be wearing one this year as his tribute to Doc Webb. You will be missed more than you'll ever know! I hope you have your wings and are watching over us. God Bless You and your family.
As a Swedish family doctor I came to know about Dr Drummond-Webb through a recent article i The New England Journal of Medicine. The article was about suicides among physicians. In the article was mentioned: "...the recent suicide of gifted heart surgeon Jonathan Drummond-Webb..." I came to wonder, who was this man?
Now I know:
Dr Drummond-Webb was a great man, a great surgeon with a sharp intellect and a big warm heart, and a good and loving husband.
But... as a family doctor I can sometimes get a tendency of the same kind of feeling, or state of mind, that I think struck Dr Drummond-Webb so hard. It´s when everyone is cheering and praising you and your skills, but inside you feel empty, and overwhelmed by what you think is your shortcomings and insufficiency...
Rest in Peace my great colleague. You made the world a better place for many of us. You saved many many lives. We will remember you!
To Lorraine: My thoughts and prayers are with you...
Jonathan was a man of action who touched many peoples lives with his miracles. I knew him as a friend I was not a patient but to me i was a friend. I will deeply miss him. He was a spiritual man who is in a better place now. Rest in peace.
It is with deep sorrow to hear of the untimely death of Dr Webb though I am not a patient or never met him I often would check to see how he was doing in his battle with cancer. the childrens hospital has lost a great man
Last night my infant daughter was ill, and thankfully her temperature stayed just below what would have demanded a visit to the ER. My small agony through this was nothing compared to that of the parents whose babies you have saved. In saving these adored children you gave so much joy, so much hope.
I'm sorry your pain couldn't be alleviated by anyone in the way you helped others. I hope you have found solace and understanding now.
I am doing a history about his life
I saw the television show with Dr. Drummond-Webb. He seemed genuinly concerned for the patients and their families. To his wife and other family members, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
You will be missed very much. Dr. Jonathan prformed open heart surgery on my son,at 6 months old. He was very compassionet to my child, and my husband,and I. We returend to the hospital very often, every time Dr. Jonathan Remembered us. He was an extrodinary man. I wept When I heard about his death. I know we lost an angel here on earth. He has a very special place and reward in heaven.
Dr. Drummond-Webb, I don't know you, never met you, but somehow I too, feel such a loss at the news of your passing. Watching your incredible talent on TV was very inspirational to me. Your compassion, contributions and spirit will be missed. Thank you for all the children's lives that you saved and for all the families of those children. God bless you, your family and may the Lord keep you in peace.
My husband are I are deeply saddened to hear of Jonathan's passing. He was truly a very blessed and gifted individual. May God Bless the entire Drummond-Webb Family.
I thought surely by now I could accept this loss, but my heart hurts every time I remember that Jonathan is gone. I feel very blessed that our daughter was fortunate enough to work with him for the 4 years he was in Little Rock. He knew we loved him and admired his work tremendously. And Lorraine, you are in my heart and in my prayers. God grant you the strength to see this through. Everyone is pulling for you.
your work garnered accolades from all the right people; patients and their families. may you be an example for mankind to follow. RIP.
I am devastated to hear of Dr. Drummond-Webb's passing. I was another person who developed deep respect for the doctor and the man when I watched him on television. I even sent him a note of thanks for caring so deeply for children and he wrote back to me in such a kind way. I know there are so many wonderful doctors out there, but if one of my children ever needed heart surgery, I would have packed them up and headed to Arkansas to find Dr. Drummond-Webb. My sympathy to his entire family.
I am saddened to hear the news about Dr Drummond-Webb. I never met him but only saw him on TV. I was impressed with his manner in those shows. My condolences to the family.
the man I admired and thought the world of. It is a loss your gone.
Like many of you, i was introduced to Dr. Dummond_Web through televesion. I have never in my life seen a doctor who was as talented and passionate of what he did. When I learned that news that he had took his own life, i was so shocked. My thoughs and prauer goes out to his family and friends.
Dr. Drummond-Webb, I don't know you, never met you, but somehow I feel such a loss at the news of your passing. Watching your incredible talent on TV inspired me with awe. Your contribution and spirit will be missed. Thank you for all the children's lives that you saved. God bless you and keep you in peace.
You helped so many...you will be missed
My Dear Lorraine,
I have thought of you many times since you moved from the Cleveland Area. You are such a beautiful, loving and gracious woman. So un-selfish, gentle and kind. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you.
I never got to meet Dr. Drummond-Webb but my family and I watched his special on tv. I know from experience that there are miracle's in this life and he was one of them. I truly believe that God takes us at the time that we are supposed to go but this time was all too soon.
My condolences to all who mourn the passing of this great man, especially those closest to him who love him & helped him be able to perform his great work over the years. I only knew of him via TV but have the deepest respect for him. I heard that he appeared on TV to try to help children needing a donated organ. I hope people will honor that and help continue his legacy. He was on a level of a physician for whom I worked at Duke, Dr Joanne Kurtzberg, who does Pediatric Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplants. There are many heroes among us on many levels, but people like Dr Drummond-Webb & Dr Kurtzberg are among the greatest of all. In their honor & in the honor of the miracles that produce life, I hope more of us can be better and spend our precious time and resources wisely.
My deepest sympathy to Dr. Drummond Webb's family, to all his co-workers at Arkansas Children's, to all the children he helped over the years, and to those children who will now be forever without his help. His is a very great loss. I wish I could have had the privilege of meeting him.
Im so sorry for your loss. I just watched a show on TV about Dr. Webb and thought he was such a wonderful careing individual. Hes saved so many lives. I will pray for your family, and with Gods help you can overcome this horrible tragety. God bless you all. From the Lovitt Family
I was shocked and dismayed when I learned on CNN today of Dr. Drummond-Webb's untimely death . I had watched the ABC special and, therefore, felt as if I had lost a close friend. How tragic that whatever bothered this man could not be resolved or treated successfully so that he could continue to exercise his great gift and get pleasure from it. So very, very sad. My heartfuelt condolences to his family and friends.
Dear Lorraine--Although I know you and Jonathan only through our mutual good friend Joanne C. and the Discovery Health TV special, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your husband. I pray that God will give you peace and strength in the days ahead.
I am saddened to hear about this awful thing that has happened. In nursing school we just talked about fetal heart defects, during this time is when our class (well some of us) heard of him for the first time. It was amazing to hear that a doctor was as he, to be able to go in and repair this tiny little heart and save the parents child. I can say this b/c I have a baby, praise God he was born healthy, early,but healthy. However, I would have wanted a doctor like him if something were wrong. My prayers to his family and friends.
Lorraine, Brad and I were shocked to hear about JJ. We remember the days during his residency at LDS Hospital, the long hours, the stress, and the dedication that he had to become such a successful surgeon. We remember the fun we had out of the hospital, getting to know you both. We were proud to have been part of his training, but sorrowful, as we watched him on the PBS special. We wish you serenity during this time, that is likely hard to understand. We are sorry for the void he is leaving, to you and his patients. Peace, love and strength to you...Kismet and Brad
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a brilliant and dedicated man. No doubt hundreds of cardiac kids will feel the loss greatly. I hope he is at peace and watching over them. Lucinda....neonatal nurse and mother of a CHD child.
I have fond memories of my years of friendship with you. I rememeber those long summer afternoons spent in the swimming pool in Johannesburg. We called one another "Dweezil & Moon Unit" since we both enjoyed the music of Frank Zappa. Our year together as anatomy demonstrators was great. Comrades in arms... and now you have fallen old friend.
My deepest and most sincere condolences to Lorraine, and families.
I would like to express my sorrow to Dr. Drummond-Webbs wife and family and friends. This is such a unbelievable loss of such a great Doctor. He must of had a very sad soul for such a long time!
I was a patient of the doctors when he was in Cleveland. I was one of his older patients. At 53yrs. of age he operated on me. I had what is rare in adults, a membrane growing in my aortic valve. I was being watched and treated for this condition for 6yrs. by a doctor in my home town. At the end of the 6th year I was told the membrane had grown so much, that surgery was needed. But......there was not one doctor that would operate on me in my home town. I was to high of a risk because of my age and what they had to do. Talk about feeling totally isolated,scared, and alone not knowing where to turn as my clock was running out! I decided to get on the inter-net and look up "Cleveland Clinic" found the number and called. I called the pediatric unit, knowing children had this condition. Talked to a nurse that just happened to be Dr. Drummond-Webbs nurse. Told her my story, and who come's walking into the office at that moment, Dr. D. She explained everything to him and he told her to tell me to come up the next day to see him. My husband and I went up and that changed my life forever! When I first saw Dr. D. I thought what a powerful, well dressed man he is. Then when I talked to him, I found out what a caring man he was. He told me I had less then a week to live with this. It is blocking almost all blood flow to my heart. I asked him how many of these has he done on adults, and his reply was: enough to know I can do it! (I loved his humor) He told me try not to worry, that he won't let anything happen to me. For the first time in along time, I felt safe. I had the surgery and thanks to Dr. D. I am here today and doing fine.
When I went back to have my check-up he told me he was moving. I was so scared again, I asked him what will I do if I need more surgery in the future. He said you know where to find me, I will always be there for you.
What a great feeling that was!
I know now, I am just a piece of sand in a bucket of sand.
He has made his "thousand's" of patients feel that they are the "only one's" and his cariing way's were unbelievable!! As his patients, we "ALL" are so lucky to have had an "Angel On Earth" touch us and heal us. When I look at my scar I truly believe I was touched by an angel, he saved my life!
May you rest now Dr. Drummond-Webb we'll meet again someday!
I am terribly sorry to hear about the death of your husband. I had not met him yet, only through the TV series. I was very upset when I was told Dr. Van Devanter had left the hospital. He performed 4 surgeries on my son. The doctors assured me he had been replaced by a very good surgeon. I saw the documentary on TV and decided real quick the cardiologists were right. I felt at ease, knowing my son would have a wonderful, caring surgeon, should he need one again. When you have a sick child, the doctors and hospital staff begins to feel like family. I do feel like I have lost a family member. I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers each and every day. May God bless and keep you and give you the comfort that only comes from Him.
I am stunned and deeply saddended by the news of Dr. Dummond-Webb's passing. I did not meet him personally, but after I saw the 4 part documentary, I was so impressed. The world has lost a true hero. May God bless this wonderfull man and bring him to eternal life.
To Mrs. Drummond-Webb and Family,
My heart goes out to you at this time of such deep sorrow and grief. I saw your husband on the Discovery special and was very impressed by the way he spoke with the children and their families. I hope your husband realized what a gift God bestowed upon him to be able to heal so many sick children. I hope he knew that his tireless efforts were very much appreciated by all of the families including the families who lost their children. I'm sure being a surgeon is not an easy job, and most surgeons probably think most of the patients they lose, however; these surgeons (especially your husband) should think of all of the children that have been saved because of their wonderful dedication and skill.
To the family of Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb,
Words don't begin to describe the loss I felt when I heard of the loss. Dr. Drummond-Webb saved my sons life as well in 1998. He impressed me like no man has ever impressed me in my entire life. He was sweet understanding and most of all I trusted and felt safe that he could hold my sons heart in his hand and have the ability to fix it.
I am so sad for his family and everyone who has been affected by the loss of such a brillant and caring man. I also want to say thank you to the man who saved my sons life.
I was deeply saddened to read the passing of Jonathan in The Plain Dealer. I would like to express my deepest condolences. I met you through Cleveland International Women's Group in mid 90's and lost touch with you after passing of Jane Caloianu. Lorraine, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray that God will give you the strength to cope. May Jonathan rest in Peace. Sincerely, (A Turkish friend from IWG of Cleveland)
I never met Dr. Drummond-Webb, but he was a hero of mine. The world has lost an incredible man. My thoughts are with Lorraine.
My deepest sympathies, as I know how much my father enjoyed spending time with both of you when you lived in Westlake.
I want to express my condolences to the family of Dr. Drummond-Webb. I never got the opportunity to speak with Dr. Drummond-Webb when our daughter was born with a heart defect at 31 weeks gestation. CJ weighed 3.3 lbs and was the apple of Mine and her Father's eyes. CJ was born with right hypoplastic heart and stayed in the hospital for the 2 months and 2 days that she lived on this earth. I believe we had the best of Nurses and Physicians. ( My daughter was born at Dr's Hospital and then after 6 weeks she was transfered to Children's in the hopes she would get big enough to undergo surgery. Dr Renee Boardermeyer was FANTASTIC and Dr Drummond-Webb was right there! you could watch him look at the children, and know that he cared, he spent his life making our children's lives better. I will NEVER forget the kindess, the compassion, that he showed to each child and the families of the children in the NICU.. the smile that could light up a room so fast..when you looked at my child and cared for her like she was your own.
God Bless Dr. Drummond-Webb, craddle him in your care, he has craddled so many of our Children-
To Mrs. Drummond-Webb and family:
My name is Janice Bianco. I work at the Cleveland Clinic and helped your husband obtain his visa to do his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. I was shocked and saddened by the news of his tragic death. It was clear to me from the beginning that his main focus was his patients and becoming the best pediatric heart surgeon he could, we all know he succeeded.
My deepest sympathy to you at this time.
Janice M. Bianco, Manager, International Physician Services
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Drummond-Webb. Like many others I only knew him from programs shown on the Discovery Health channel. He gave his life to medicine and it breaks my heart to see that his selflessness consumed him. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May you find comfort in your memories of this extraordinary soul.
I cannot express to you my sadness for you! May God Bring you and your family His Peace!! I will always remember Jonathan's great smile and what a happy couple you were!
Love Vera,Chris, Catherine and Alexander
Dr. Drummond Webb assisted Dr. Mee on my son Evan's heart surgery in 1996 at Cleveland Clinic. I remember him as a positive, caring person. My son had a complication after the surgery and Dr. Drummond Webb could tell I was very nervous and he said "we only think positive around here". I'll always remember him and really enjoyed his special on Primetime. I couldn't believe when I saw him on the screen! He was one in a million and will be missed by all who knew him.
To the family of Dr. Drummond-Webb--you don't know me and I never met the doctor. My only connection is that I happened to see him on the Discovry Channel and for whatever reason, he touched my heart and remianed in my mind. I was shocked to read of his death in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. But I can say I do understand the pain of depression--regardless of the underlying reasons. I have issues in my persoanl life that have taken me to the brink on numerous occasions recently, but somehow God has kept me going. If there is any good to come out of this, it should be to let other people know how fragile each of us really are and to never take each other for granted. Depression is a strange and frightening world and to those who have never experienced it, too often it is brushed aside as some stupid little weakness. It seems the good doctor had so much to live for, yet in his own mind's eye, the stress was too much. I pray for him daily and for all of you, whoever and wherever you may be--that God keep you in his light and guide you through this.
From a friend in spirit,
I wanted to express my most sincere condolences to the Drummond-Webb family. Dr Drummond-Webb conducted my open-heart surgery in 1999 at the Clinic, and saw me through it wonderfully! He was a great surgeon, and a great person. I was saddened to learn of his untimely death. The world was a better place because of him. Thank you! God Bless
My sincerest condolenses on the loss of your husband. From what I have heard about him he was an extrodinary man that affected many lives. There are only a few of us around in the health care field with the ability to cross barriers and actualy touch lives. So many enter this field, doctors and nurses alike, with money as their ultimate goal. A few enter this field with touching and changing lives as their goal and reward. We need more like him and this is a loss we will all feel for some time. God Bless You!
I am an Intensive Care Nursery nurse and can't begin to tell you how admired, appreciated and respected this wonderful physician was with NICU nurses and neonatologists all over this country!
My first thoughts after hearing of his passing were of shock and then deep sadness for his family and his patients/coworkers. There are not words to describe how loved he was and always will be.
I know in my heart that he is at peace. I am reminded of the lines spoken by Horatio in Shakespere's Hamlet, "Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince, And flights of angels sing the to thy rest."
With love and sympathy for his family and all who had the privilige of knowing this remarkable man....
Anna Arsim, RNC
I am so sorry about Jonathan. I had the pleasure of working with him in the Heart Center in Little Rock, AR from May 2000 until July 2003. He will be greatly missed, not only his talent but his giving without expecting anything in return. He taught us all a lot.
Loraine, May God comfort you only as HE can.
My name is Mariana Spiridonica, and I wish to offer my condolences in the lost of your love one. My husband and I met Dr.Drummond-Webb in September of 2000,at Cleveland Clinic, when he performed surgery on my 3-day-baby Maria. For one month we were not able to hold,confort, or nurture our child.During this she was still very fragile, and we were afraid even to touch her, but one day Dr. Drummond-Webb took her from her bed and handed her to us.It was for the first time when I (as a mother) was able to hold and embrace my baby. It was for the first time when I understood what it means to be mother. My husban and I will be forever grateful to Dr.Drummond-Webb. His srenght and hope was such an inspiration at such a difficult time. As we watch Maria grow we will always remember our doctor who blessed our family with life. ................................... "What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomoroow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you have anyway. You see in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway." The Spiridonica fam.
Dr. Drummond-Webb was my surgeon when I was in eighth grade, five years ago. He showed me that he cared for his patients and I saw that his patients cared for him. I know I did. It was him who inspired me to go into the medical field when I entered college and I had hoped that I could work for him.
Dr. Drummond-Webb is my hero and he always will be.
I am truely sorry for his loss and I wish the best for his family and friends.
Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb for inspriring me.
Mrs. Drummond-Webb and family,
You have our deepest heart-felt sympathy. What a compassionate man and talented and dedicated physician we have lost.
In June of 1999, Dr. Drummond-Webb performed open-heart surgery on me at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital. I was 48 years old and two congenital defects were discovered that required corrective surgery. At our pre-surgery consultation, my wife and I knew that we were blessed to have Jonathan as our surgeon. He was comforting and he had our utmost trust and confidence. He was so kind-hearted with my wife and two grown daughters in the ICU immediately after my surgery. We were only in the presence of Dr. Drummond-Webb for a short time, but he made an impression on us that none of us will ever forget. He was a spiritual and spirited individual, and now his spirit rests peacefully in heaven. God rest his soul.
I worked in surgery at ACH until 2000. I relocated out of state before he came to ACH. I too watched the TV specials on ACH featuring Dr. Webb. I so admired his compassion and hard work. I know the Cardiac Team at ACH will miss him immensly. He is with God and all those little babies. Maybe he was needed in Heaven. My heart goes out to his family, and my prayers out to God to bless you all.
My heart goes out to you the family. What a massive loss this has been for you and our medical field. To loss a love one is very hard and it is hard to understand why. My prayers are with you the family. His life and work has touched so many lives. I never got a chance to meet Dr. Drummond-Webb, but just knowing what he did and what he believed in was amazing. Again, my heart goes out to you. May god bless you and watch over you through these time and forever.
" The life that touch others goes on forever"
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Drummond-Webb. It broke our hearts when we head the news. We have a son that will be 2 in February. He was born with 2 holes in his heart as well as a coarctation. We didnt know at the time he was born that he had heart disease. Right before he turned a month old, he stopped breathing one night. We rushed him to the emergency room here at home and from there he was flown to Leboneur Children's Medical Center in Memphis, Tn. He stayed there for about 3 weeks and gradually got worse then was sent to Arkansas Children's Hospital. In less than 24 hours of our son being there, they had run tests on him to determine what exactly was wrong with him and sat us down and explained everything to us and scheduled when he would have surgery. Dr. Drummond-Webb was in charge of his surgery. He did an excellent job with our son. We are so thankful that our son had the opportunity for Dr. Drummond-Webb to be his surgeon. He did a wonderful job. We are so sorry for his loss. We give our condolences out to his family and friends. He was an angel. Michael and Allison Clifton
I was saddened to read about the passing of Dr. Drummond-Webb. I didn't know him personally but I did see a man of great compassion for others. My prayers are with the family. May he rest in the arms of Jesus.
In deepest sympathy,
Dear Drummond-Webb Family,
My deepest sympathy and love. He was an inspiration and the light of life and hope for many. God bless you.
Like so many others, my husband and I came to know of Dr. Drummond-Webb through television. We were in awe of his skill, his devotion to his life-saving gift, and his compassion and caring for his patients. I can only send my condolences to his wife, family, and friends, and assure them that if Dr. Drummond-Webb had the misfortune to fall prey to the insidious effects of depression, he was in a place where nothing anyone else could say or do would reach him. My heart aches for all of you and especially for him, because I know first-hand how it feels when depression takes hold and I know how painful it is for the family and friends who love that person. He was what all those in the healing professions should strive to be. His death is a loss not only to his family, friends, and community, but to the world community as well. Our sincere sympathy to you all.
Dear Dr. Drummond-Webb family,
My daughter is an open-heart patient in Indianapolis, and I want to send the message to you and other surgeons that people do appreciate the courage of heart surgeons immensely. Thank you for your tireless efforts to save the lives of hundreds of children. My little two-year-old is a miracle heart child. I want to thank him so much for helping facilitate many miracles, both in his own practice, and through example. It is sad that we could not prevent his tragic death. But, please remember all of the good that was accomplished in Dr. Drummond-Webbs' life.
We send our deepest love to your family,
You shall be remembered, especially by the families whose lives you touched by your wonderful gift. I will pray for you and your family. May you know God and ask him to be with you as you enter his eternal presence. Perhaps he will send another you to this world to carry on your life giving work.
My thoughts and prayers for Dr. Drummond-Webb's family - there are no words to begin to describe this loss.
A light went out when I heard of Dr. Drummond-Webb's death. He had a large heart and a tremendous spirit; he shared both with so many. I can only hope that Dr. Drummond-Webb will be more powerful in heaven than he was on earth. May he guide all of us to serve others as he did so well.
To all who loved Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb, our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. Dr. Drummond-Webb operated on our son Ethan's heart at 5 weeks and again when he was 11 months old. We are so grateful for everything that he did for Ethan. He was not only a great Dr. but a great man who cared very deeply for the children he treated. He will be sorely missed. God Bless, Gerry, Micah and Ethan Balch.
My dear Dr. Drummond Webb maybe its to late to tell you and thanking you at the same time about saving my life, i´m 6 and 1-2 years old and i´m from El Salvador, i was born with trasposition of the great arteries and you switch ém back an august 17 1998 at the cleveland clinic, when i was 1 and 1-2 months old, and thank god and you i´m doing great without any symptoms having a normal life, i was very sad to hear by my parents that you are no longer with us but i´m sure that you are in a very special place in heaven for so many things you did to save many children like my self, tonight i´m going to pray for you and your family, thank you again my dear Dr. Drummond webb.
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Dr.Drummond-Webb. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Dearest Wife, family,co-workers,patients,and friends of Dr.Jonathan Drummond-Webb; I pray Gods peace to rest upon you.
I didn't know him personally, just from the tv special,but I can't stop thinking about him. I finally figured out what happened.....he gave a little bit of his own heart to each heart he made better and on December 26th, he had none left for himself. I am so sorry this happened.
I am so sorry for your loss. Dr.Webb operated on my son twice. We still go to the Cleveland Clinic for Johnnys heart. Dr.Webb saved our son's Life.Without the surgeries my son would have died.Thank you Dr.Webb where ever you are.
He was a wonderful man. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
I am so very sorry for the loss of this brilliant life saver. Our world is this much poorer for his loss. My heart also goes out to the family and friends of this miracle worker. I can empathize with your loss, we lost my sister in November 1996 under much the same circumstances. She also worked at Children's but was a nurse. If any of you would like to contact me via e-mail I will gladly exchange messages with you. Please accept my sympathy, I believe I know what you are going through.
I can't begin to say how shocked I was when I read the article in my local paper about Dr. Drummond-Webb's death. What a tragic loss for all of us. And my greatest sympathy goes out to his wife for her tremendous loss. As an RN for 12 years I see things through a very cynical eye, but when I watched the ABC series featuring Dr. Drummond-Webb, I found myself thinking "there really are some incredible, compassionate, devoted people out there that still care about people, and he is definitely one of the best." His passion for his work and his patients was an inspiration for all of us. His loss will linger for a very long, long time. My prayers go out to everyone who knew and loved him.
I watched the series on Dr Drummond-Webb featured on ABC. What an amazing man! So talented as a surgeon and such a compassionate man. What a tragic loss.
I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Drummond-Webb after I was diagnosed with lung cancer. My sister and I both work at Arkansas Children's Hospital. My sister happened to work closely with him and always spoke so highly of his incredible talent as a physician and his way with the patients. He gave me a Lance Armstrong "livestrong" bracelet and told me how I can fight and win against my cancer. I will never forget meeting with him that day in November '04 and how he inspired me.
to all of his dear family and friends--we shall all mourn his loss for a very long time to come--i was completely enchanted by his abilities, and watched and read all i could find on the wonderful works he did--the medical world has truly lost one of it's finest--
We feel as if we have lost a personal friend even though we knew him only through the television series. There is no doubt that the American Medical Community has lost a fantastic surgeon and doctor.
Our hearts go out to his family, colleagues, friends, and patients. Only the Good Die Young. RIP, Dr. Drummond-Webb. We won't forget you.
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Drummond-Webb for a CNN story with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the success of Travis Marcus and his family. Dr. DW as we called him was incredibly accomodating, honest, and frank. That's refreshing in broadcast news. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us wherever you are....
From one healer to another, may your light be passed to another, to insure the good and love to continue on. In this much needed world we live in today.
I only learned of Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb through reading the obituary - such a tragic loss to all and such an enormous desire to advance medicine as well as make a difference in individual lives. May his beautiful example be an inspiration to others and may God bless and comfort you in this horrible time of loss.
R.Jeffords (medical librarian, Internist's daughter)
well it's so sad to know that a great dr. like himself left this world he did so much for all his patients I really admired him.
Though I only knew him through the television, my heart is heavy. It is so rare to see such skill coupled with even more compassion. And while there are many children who have lost their champion, my hope is that his legacy will inspire others to follow his path of greatness. God Bless you, Dr.D.W.
Rest in peace.
We only knew Dr Webb through TV but were real admirers of this gifted physician who did such good works. The world is a sadder place at his death.
I was very saddened to read of Dr. Drummond-Webb's tragic passing. I watched him on "ICU" every Sunday night as long as it was on TV and was in awe of this wonderful doctor. We have truly lost a great, great man that had a great, great talent. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family. I'm know he will be sadly missed by all whose lives he has touched in so many different ways. Dear Dr. Drummond-Webb, may you rest in God's loving arms and be at peace.
I learned alot about compassion from this man in the short time I saw him on the tv. I use this compassion everyday in my profession of EMS. I feel for him, his family and his co-workers. This man will be dearly missed. May god bless him and those of you that are dealing with his loss.
I did not have the privilege of knowing Dr. Webb. I read his obit in today's newspaper. How impressive! I then logged on to this website. It's very obvious to me that Dr. Webb will live on through all of his "miracles".
Like so many others, I too saw the series featuring Dr. Drummond-Webb on the Discovery Channel. Having a son that faced many medical challenges at birth, I was heartened to learn of such a skilled professional. We made note of his name and hospital, should we need it in the future. While we are thankful we never needed his services, we are deeply saddened that he has passed, that so many others will not be able to benefit from his God-given gifts and warm, caring personality. But we take heart in knowing that he is in Heaven smiling and watching over all those children and adults whose lives he was able to touch in his time here. My sympathy to his family and those that knew and loved him well. "But do not take from me your laughter for I would die", Pablo Neruda.
I am so saddened for the world, it will be a colder place now without Dr. Drummond-Webb. I too only met him through the TV, but he touched my soul. My heart goes out to you, his wife. You and he will be in my prayers.
THROUGH THE TEARS, ALL I CAN SAY IS THANK YOU!
Dr Webb saved my father's life. My father had a very rare heart condition and he, my mother and I spent Christmas at the Cleveland clinic several years back with Dr. Webb at our side. I received the news this morning from my mom and I am so beside myself, I don't even really know what to say. This is certainly a travesty to the entire medical community and I am sure there is someone in every part of the nation and beyond that is sad today. I hope that Dr. Webb's wife can feel the warmth and the love of all who adored this man. Not that it will make moving on any easier, but I just hope she knows how special he was to many many people.
My heart aches at the news of Dr. Drummond-Webb's passing. Although I never knew him, I watched the special on him and wept at the remarkable compassion he showed with his patients. My deepest sympathies for his wife and the others he touched in his far too short life.
My heart goes out to you and your family. Know that Dr. Drummond-Webb is with god.
May God be with you during your time of loss and sorrow. It is such a terrible loss to the children he may have helped, but he will live on in the children he did help.
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband. The world will certainly miss his expertise and contribution to pediatric cardiology. The human condition is imperfect no matter how we strive for excellence. May he rest in peace.
Like many, I saw the series on Dr Drummond-Webb's work. When I saw the article today on his death, it literally took my breath away. I work with doctors and can truly say that I've never seen such compassion and commitment from them as displayed by this man. He was truly doing God's work and the world is a sadder place without him.
One can never know what another one feels at the moment one's deep love and concern begin to hurt so badly that even the sun feels cold. I remember the words of Kalil Gibran in the last chapter of The Prophet when he leaves his home of Orphalese and says to the people, "A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me."
Dr. Drummond-Webb is only taking a rest, a time to think, a time to come up with more miracles. We will await his return. I wish for all of those who loved him, especially, his family, comfort, hope and fond memories. Much love.
Dear Mrs. Webb,
I just wanted to express my sincere condolances on the death of Dr. Webb. I know there are no words that can erase the pain that you are experiencing now. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, David and Lauren Bunker
a tiny child looking up into the night sky spies a brilliant new star.
placing his hand on his heart
he smiling exclaims- oh, there he is!
We will wrap ourselves in the memory of an incredible and always sincere smile. the smile that kept me sane as my son, John, waited on ECMO for a new heart. the smile that greeted me after surgery, lifting my heart for I knew then that all was well. the smile that was warm on our backs as we left the hospital with our son.
He will be missed, but his light and spirit will live on in each child he saved, each life he touched, each time his story is told.
With deepest sympathy,
mother of John Preston Marthey
To family, friends, co-workers, and loved ones. I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Dr. Drummond-Webb. I like others had watched Discovery Health Network and observed the brilliant doctor perform many miracles. I recall a little boy in the series (who though I can't remember his name) he had a face of a cherub. He celebrated his third birthday in the hospital while waiting for a transplant. Though his little body gave out before a heart became available, his memory and the relationship he had with the doctor will always be etched in my mind. At the end of the weekly episode, the surgical nurse said that the little boy was probably sitting on a pink cloud smiling, now he has his friend (the great doctor) with him. The children have an angel named Jonathan watching over them. Bless those hurting from the loss of Dr. Drummond-Webb.
I saw the series with Dr. Drummond-Webb and just totally admired and respected him and his work. When I heard of his death I felt sorry to have lost his light in this world, but at the same time am happy for him that he has gone on in his own way. I am sure he had his reasons. For his wife...what a wonderful companion she was and her devotion was so moving...I wish her peace and comfort.
Dear Drummond-Webb's family-My heart goes out to you and your family. Dr. Drummond-Webb saved my nephews life, Alex, during his heart surgery. God used him to work mircles on his patients. You and your family our in my thoughts and prayers. "Aunt" Connie Thomason
Like so many, my heart is broken. May god bless his soul as he receives him into heaven and angles watch over us all.
Dearest Mrs. Lorraine Drummond-Webb,
Friends & Patients of Dr. Drummond-Webb,
I have so much emotion, so much sorrow, yet there are no words worthy to capture that which I feel at this moment; nor that will capture how I will continue to mourn for this devastating loss of life from our world. I just learned of Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb’s last part in his being, and I was immediately floored. My God, what will “We” all do now. Other than a loss within my family, I had yet to experience a loss such as this within my life. I have only been able to repeat to myself: “What a devastating tragedy!” Almost simultaneously, I too felt an unbearable loss for so many children who, as some future moment, would have been granted life by the mind and hands of this awesome man, integral for their particular mortality. I am eternally indebted to Dr. Drummond-Webb, because today… I laughed with my almost 3 year old daughter while we colored... and because tomorrow I will snugly embrace her hug when she reaches to be held, just because she feels the need to. In March 2002, my 3 month old baby girl, Rhea Tyne Lohr received her initial & successful (Truncus Arteriosis) open-heart surgery by the confident & reassuring Dr. Drummond-Webb. Only 7 months later, he had to perform yet again on Rhea’s tiny heart, as well as diaphragm. We eventually transferred to another military base, yet maintained intentions of returning to Rhea’s gifted surgeon- to Him, for her continuing surgeries. Therefore, in so many aspects, his absence will leave, like his presence had always left, a profound impression. My daughter Rhea is a living angel within my life. Undoubtedly, Jonathan Drummond-Webb saved angels. (Wow, I can’t imagine what rank that makes him!) And if we can try to fathom something even greater than THAT, he created quality of life of unreachable heights for the parents & caretakers of their own angels' recovered by him. In such a seemingly brief lifetime for Jonathan, his “output” of lives he has literally saved, would certainly equal, if not extend beyond, millions of lifetimes being fulfilled & thriving. All because of him. It is all of that, which I hope he is granted to rightfully witness & be familiar with, in its entirety. But most of all I send him, & wish for him all the energy that Peace, Tranquility, and Goodness has to offer. Rhea and I have looked out our window up into the dark, starlit sky, summoned Dr. Drummond-Webb, and said Thank you… we said thank you…again and again. Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb for our hearts…they will continue to beat for you, and for our life- we will honor yours with integrity and love. This world would have been a very different place without your existence; and for your invaluable time spent here, this world- from South Africa to Little Rock, in between, and beyond- is a so much better place having had you. Peace be with you eternally.
With all our thoughts & blessings,
Alicia, Brian, & Rhea Lohr
FIRST OF ALL TO LORRAINE AND HER FAMILY
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR TERRIBLE LOSS. A BRIGHT LIGHT HAS BEEN PREMATURELY
AND TRAGICALLY EXTINGUISHED FROM YOUR LIVES.
LIFE IN THORACIC ICU JUST NEVER WAS THE SAME AFTER YOU LEFT. NO FELLOW HAS
EVEN COME CLOSE TO WALKING IN YOUR SHOES. WE NEVER FORGOT YOU. THE STORIES
ARE STILL BEING TOLD, AND NOW, A VERY SAD ONE. WE WISH ONLY YOU COULD HAVE
REALISED JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE LOVED YOU AND WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE FOR YOU
HAD THEY ANY INKLING OF THE DARK PLACE WHICH TOOK YOUR BRIGHT AND SHINING
IT IS A SAD DAY FOR THE CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS.
AND A SAD DAY FOR US
WE LOVE YOU. THANK YOU FOR THE GRACE YOU BESTOWED UPON US.
MAY GOD'S GRACE GUIDE YOU BACK TO THE LIGHT, SO YOU MAY SEE FOR YOURSELF
JUST HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE.
ALL THE NURSES AND DOCTORS IN THORACIC INTENSIVE CARE AT LDS HOSPITAL.
MERLE, LYNETTE, ROSALIE, SHARON, MICHELLE, MARY, THANA, PAT, MARIANNE,
JANALEE, DON, CORY, LYNDA, KELLY, SANDI, SUSAN, BLANKA, ANNETTE, NANCY,JULIE AND ALL THE OTHERS WHOSE NAMES I MAY HAVE OMITTED.
DR DOTY, DR MILLAR, DR JONES, DR COLLINS, DR CLAYSON, DR LONG
Lorraine, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time, may God be with you.
Love Mary Learmouth
Jon, you made all us "Witsies" proud. So sad to hear of your passing. I have fond memories of our 6 "crazy" years together in medical school. Happy to have seen you succeed in your specialty. We'll miss you!
My sincere condolences to Lorraine and Jonathan's entire extended family. Jonathan was a remarkable surgeon with so much to give. He was a man of great inspiration and will be greatly missed by all those who have been touched by his kindness and compassion. It was a great privilege to have worked with not only a fine doctor but a wonderful friend.
such an inspiration to lotsa of young kid docs like me atlast comes to a screeching halt.Doctor,with your death more hearts would be wailing both with disease and grief.all the medics from india mourn.....
Jonathan, I was shocked to hear the news! We met many years ago in Yeoville, South Africa, you were the up and coming surgical registar at the Jhb Gen and I was the post grad still contemplating becoming a medical student. Meeting you made up my mind! I remember you studying night after night at your desk in 'Grotville Court' with those enormous text books, your fountain pen, a cup of coffee and Denton your white cat, named after your hero surgeon, sitting on your lap. In the short time we had together I always knew that you would amount to something great! On the few occasions at Hillbrow Hospital when I watched you operate I was amazed, not to mention with the kung fu antics pre-surgery. You had always dreamt of operating with Denton A. C. and it appears that you did far more than even you could have ever imagined! You were always fantastic with your patients and you taught me to be compassionate toward them no matter what. I can see from all the tributes that you remained caring to the end. I have no doubt that you will be deeply missed by your family and friends.
Even if you don't read every one of these entries it is the only way many of us have to speak out loud our sadness at the news. I didn't know the doctor but so admired his work. May that be part of his legacy and your comfort.
I feel very blessed to have met Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb a few months ago at ACH. I'm a occupational therapist there and was on CVICU feeding a baby one Sunday. My family and I had just found out that my younger brother was due for his 3rd Truncus Arterious repair. I wanted to ask Dr. Drummond-Webb about Blaine's condition and just get his opinion about his surgery and where he should have the operation. Dr. Drummond-Webb was at Children's on a Sunday in his street clothes and I decided to ask him about my brother. He was so well respected and looked up to by his co-workers and the patient's families that I was nervous to tell him about my brother. He made me feel at ease when I first told him my brother had Truncus and took 30 minutes of his precious time to find out more about my brother. Everytime I saw in the hallways since September, he always asked about my brother although he wasn't his patient and didn't personally know him. That's just a little example of how he treated those he came in contact with at ACH no matter their job. His wife,his family,and those who work on CV are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.
I was not personally acquainted with Dr. Drummond-Webb but I almost felt like I knew him after the tv specials. I am an RN and it is rare to see such a wonderful Dr treat his staff and patients so well. You could feel his love for them thru the television. I hope God will give his family and everyone who knew him comfort at this deeply felt time of sadness.
I am so thankful that my granddaughter, Rachel, was sent to Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Drummond-Webb did so many things to her little heart.He was such a special doctor. Every time I look at Rachel, I thank God and Dr. Drummond-Webb that she is doing great. I'll always be grateful for everything he did for my little angel. My prayers go out to his wife and family.
This man knew more about love in one lifetime than others could know in eons. Let us take the love that Dr. Drummond Webb demonstrated to children and apply it to every single part of our lives. I am so grateful to him, and I honor him.
My heart is heavy for you all(Wife,family,friends,patients and all whose lives he touched).I am praying for you all.God loves you,look to HIM,HE will help you all through this sad time. Sincerely,Sheila Miller
Dr. Drummond -Webb was a doctor that I've had to watch, because to me, he was a doctor in the true sense of the title. I have neither the pleasure or the need to meet him personally, except that his magnetism, dedication, vitality and special heart for children shone throughout each televised show. It made you feel what he was feeling for these many children that he took into his heart, moreso than him just doing a job. To his immediate family and extended family of those many whose lives he touched and blessed, I offer my deepest condolences, and I pray that God will give you comfort in this time of great loss. The world at large has lost a true angel. May Heaven smile upon you, and keep you in HIS care.
To the Family of Jonathan Drummond-Webb:
I share the universal hurt that each of us feels as we learn of Dr. Drummond-Webb's death.
I wish you strength, close family and friends, and many clear memories of the good times with Dr. Drummond-Webb. If you practice a faith, I sincerely hope that you can find comfort within that place. Please honor him by remembering the warmth and love that he brought into the lives of many.
May our Heavenly Father lead you through the dark days ahead and bring you, once again, to a place of beauty and light.
I am sadden to hear of this news!! I just recently seen him on TV. He truely seemed like someone who cared about the children. I will pray for his wife and his children that they will receive peace.
It was amazing to watch Dr. Drummond-Webb work during the time the special was televised. While we can never really know the content of another's heart, his many contributions should be his lasting legacy...not the one dark night of his soul - if only he had recognized how many lives he touched through his work. The lives he saved will be his lasting testament and we are all better for having had such a spirit in the world - no matter how briefly. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
To The Drummond-Webb family,
Although I did not know Dr. DW, I watched his special a number of times on the Discovery Health Channel and always admired him. I felt such compassion and hope for all those children and parents. He touched so many people. I was stunned when I read it in my local paper. My prayers go out to you and especially for Jonathan.
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace and comfort to your family, and all of the families that he has helped. My they all find hands as capable as his.
I am so sorry for your loss. Another bright star has burned out too soon. He has a wonderful legacy, well represented here, of the lives he has saved. Many, many more will still be saved thanks to his accomplishments. My deepest prayers are with you... Peace...
Words can not express the sadness I feel at this tremendous lost. Dr. Drummond-Webb performed surgery on my son a total of five times. I know, that I have my precious angel today because of the work of Jonathan. He nick-named my son "Stormin Norman." He always took the time to stop by and visit with me. I felt like he was part of my family. He truly loved Canon and we truly loved him. This is a heartwrenching loss and I hope to find a surgeon who will love and care for Canon like he did.
To the families of Dr. Drummond-Webb.
Though I didn't know the doctor, I had the pleasure of watching Him on the Discovery Health Channel, I was amazed at His compassion for the children he helped. There are so few Doctors like him that go to the lengthes he did to help the children. It is a great loss for you and the world, My heartfelt condolense to you.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am also stunned at the news. I work in the health care field and know the stress the doctors are under to be perfect and how it affects them when everything does not go perfect. There is nothing I can say that will ease your pain but think of him when you see a bright star in the sky because he was a bright star in many peoples lives...
How very sad. I am sorry for his pain and yours. j
I'm sorry to hear of your loss,my thoughts and prayers go out to you & your family during this time.
I did not know the Dr but read a story of him in my local paper
what a tragic loss of such a great person, the world needs more of these type of Drs working for us but sadly we just lost another
God bless you.
Lorraine, Dont beat yourself up over this. What is meant to be is...my prayers are with you and your family. May God hold you daily and help you get through each day. Blessings.
Dr.Drummond-Webb performed a heart transplant on my son,Jake,5 years ago. We came to the Cleveland Clinic because we knew they had the best heart surgeons in the world. When I wheeled my 7 year old son to the operating room,in a little red wagon,and turned him over to Dr.Drummond-Webb I said to him "You take care of him." He looked me right in the eye and said "Your son is going to be just fine. I will take the best of care with him." At that point I knew in my heart that Jake would be o.k. When the surgery was over he said Jake had lost a tooth during the operation and he handed me the tooth in a little plastic bag with some quarters from the tooth fairy. This memory will forever be in my heart. As a mom I will forever be grateful that this wonderful man came into our lives and saved my son. I wished we had told him more often. My son is twelve years old now and doing great. Jake is very sad. He remembers Dr.Drummond-Webb very well because he was "totally cool and wore awesome cowboy boots." Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. He will be dearly missed and we will honor his memory by taking grear care of our son and appreciating him every day.
I didnt know Dr. Drummond-Webb but it it is beacause of Dr.'s like him that I am alive today. I was born in 1964 and weighed 2lbs. 4oz. and had one of the very first PDA ligations and it was done by Dr. Cooley in Houston. I wathced the special on Dr. Drummond-Webb on ABC and immediately had a special place in my heart for him and Dr.'s like him. I sure hope that he knew and continues to know how many people loved and respected him for his talent as a physician and his kindness and compassion as a person. I am grateful for Dr. Cooley and for Dr. Drummond-Webb and the lives he touched. His legacy will live in the many beating hearts that beat today becuase of him.
I am so very sorry for your loss. What a great man who is an example for so many others. His spirit and compassion will live on.
I just heard on the radio of the passing on of Dr. Drummond-Webb. While my wife and I were both deeply saddened by the news, it also brought back the memory of his wonderful smile and compassionate manner. He gave us the gift of our first "grand child", baby Maria Fernanda from El Salvador, after performing heart surgery on her at the Cleveland Clinic. Both Maria and her family have become such a Blessing to us because of Dr. Drummond-Webb and his fine staff. I believe he did indeed "pay it forward" to all those children and their families for whom he performed such miracles. We thank God for him and pray for his family to find the peace he now has found.
This great doctor fixed my little grandson better than new!! My heart just sank when I had to tell my daughter about this. He is the only reason my grandson is alive and healty today. I know you'll go to heaven!!
I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Dr. Drummond-Webb. I have watched him countless times on the Discovery Health Channel saving children's lives. His kindness and sensitivity to both the children and famlies were quite evident. The world has lost a great doctor. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.
To the doctor's wife:
I was mesmerized watching the doctor work miracles on a daily basis, and frequently thought about him and his work. Although I only knew him through the TV series, he made a strong impression, and I wondered about his health following the end of the series. His was truly a gift from God, to share with desperate families.
I have a son who is brilliant, a perfectionist, who does not understand how others settle for anything less, and I know that his life will not be easy, nor as happy as it could be were he not so. It is hard for someone so gifted, with the drive to use their gift, to conform to the lower standards that the rest of us need to operate under in our daily lives. We should all recognize that these few individuals need to be helped to follow their passion, not held back by the insecurities of our own more mortal abilities. These are the ones who will find the cure, perform the miracle, invent the solution.
Thank God for giving us such a man and for allowing him to do His work for the time he was here.
May you see beyond the pain and smile at the good times, and be proud in your own right for all the good he did, for he could not have done it without you in his life.
Deepest sympathy to the family and friends. May God give you comfort and peace...our prayers are with you.
A man who fixed so many hearts now leaves so many more with broken hearts. I'm so sad.
To Mrs. Drummond-Webb, I am so sorry for you recent loss. This young man was a gift to our world and it is a tragedy that he is no longer with us. Sometimes the pressures of life can really take a toll on our lives. May you gain strength from the memories that you shared. May God keep you.
I am saddened to hear of this GREAT LOSS of a young gifted Doctor. I never knew or heard of him,,I have just read this in the News on WNBC New York,,,but my heart goes out to his FAMILY. Its sad that he was depressed to take his life,,but be glad that he made such a contribution in the world to HELP PEOPLE. MY Thoughts are with all the people he KNEW his FAMILY and Patients...
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. His is in a much better place now. He will be missed.
I am sorry for your loss. I never heard of Dr. Jonathan before, but from reading all the things others have to say, he was a wonderful and loving person. His gift has given so many children and adults hope for life. I feel in my spirit that he is now in the arms of God and he has been given the peace that he needed. I feel that Jesus was there when he arrived in heaven with opened arms and said my good and faithful servant, well done. May God comfort his wife.
What a great loss to the pediatric cardiac medical field. He was truly a gift. I watched the mini-series and was amazed at his grace, caring, and talent. Sincere thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
I'm absolutely distraught hearing the devasting news of Dr. Drummond.
The world has lost a great assest.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family. May God bless you all.
I AM TRULY SADDENED BY THIS. I WATCHED DR DRUMMOND-WEBB ON THE DISCOVERY HEALTH CHANNEL ALL THE TIME. THIS IS A BIG LOSS FOR THE MEDICAL PROFESSION. MAY THE ANGELS WATCH OVER HIM AND THE FAMILY HE LEFT BEHIND.
I watched Dr. Drummond-Webb on t.v. saving countless childrens lives, he seemed so happy. I was devastated to see that he has passed away. I wonder how someone that has such a gift and an amazing positive effect on childrens lives could take his own life. He will be missed. My condolences go out to his family and friends. Rest in peace Dr. Drummond-Webb.
A true angel. One more star in the sky. You will be missed Not only yesterday, & today but especially all the tomorrows. My prayers are with you & your family.
Rest well Doc - Jo
I am so sorry for you lose,Dr Drummond-Webb saved my neice at Cleveland Clinic.We were so sorry he moved away,I am sure he has touched so many lives.God Bless you and My Prayers are with you.
i Am So Sorry For Arkansas In Losing One Of Their Finest.He Will Be Truly Missed.I'm In Shock.I still Dont Believe He Took His Life That Way,He Had So Much Going For Him. Prayers Goes Out To His Family.
Our family was truly saddened to hear of his death. In 1998 Dr. Drummond-Webb saved our sons life at the Clev. Clinic. We are eternally grateful to him as are a number of other families. His self assurance and confidence in his abilities helped us get through the most difficult time of our life. The children of this world have lost a great gift. The Hescht Family
I watched the program he did with ABC and am astounded and saddened by the loss of this great, caring doctor. My heart goes out to his family and to his "kids" (patients). Take good care, people of ACH.
He cared so much that he couldn't help but burn out at such a young age -- but what a contribution!
God now has another special angel to look upon our sick children. What he can no longer do here on Earth, he will be doing in heaven. Thanks, Doc for everything you have done for our children. God Bless.
I did not know Dr. Drummond-Webb. I've read the articles and the entries and my heart and prayers go out to all of you that mourn him. Though I did not write the following poem, I thought it appropriate. I am so sorry to all for your loss, especially his close friends, family, patients and colleagues. May God be in all of your lives and hearts in your time of sorrow.
We little knew that mourning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone;
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
Your love is still our guide;
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
So sorry for your lost.. I watch the
mini series and was so impressed with his dedication. I know the children will miss him as well as his whole family. Prayers are with you.
I did not know Dr. Drummond-Webb, but I do know that he must have been a great man, who cared tireless
for his patient. May his memory linger on forever within many hearts. My grandbaby had to have heart surgery at one month old so I do understand his quest and I'm glad that he made a difference in the world of children's heart surgery. May God continue to bless you and all the family and just keep looking up from whence all your help cometh from so that you can get through the hard times.
The sky is filled with tears tonight
and the moon hides her light:
a weary heart could no longer bear to beat..
My gedagtes bly by jou, Lorraine. Baie liefde, Anname.
Thank God we had him.. He was truly a blessing for us
My heart aches for the family and friends of Dr. Drummond-Webb. He was a God sent angel for a lot of people. I had the honor of meeting Dr. Webb in Cleveland Ohio in December of 2000 when my friends baby Nicholas fell sick with hypoplasty left heart syndrome. Dr. Webb performed surgery on him and was so touched by his remarkable improvement that he flew back to Little Rock Arkansas with Nicholas. Unfortunately Nicholas was called home in February of 2001 and has truly been missed. It makes me happy that at least we had him for the time that we did.
God Bless everyone whose lives are saddened by this great loss, and may Dr. Webb rest in peace
I saw Dr.Drummond Webb at least once a week in CV at ACH.He always had a caring attitude toward others and kept a smile on his face that was contagious!He would speak to anyone,no matter what their status was.He was the perfect example of what we strive to be at Arkansas Children's Hospital!He will be greatly missed and remembered with respect!
Dr. Drummond-Webb is very special to me and my family as he performed surgery on my baby girl (Hannah Grace). I trusted him with her life and my whole world. He will always be remembered and special to my family.
I have known Dr. Jonathan Drummond Webb for several years, as a family friend in South Africa. When I needed his professional advice 2 years ago, he took the time, out of his busy schedule, to call me and gave me professional, candid advice in a compassionate and supportive manner. I am very sad for this great loss.
I am deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Drummond-Webb. I too watched the specials on T.V. that he was in. I had a personal interest in them as my daughter was born with congenital heart defects. She has had her surgery and is fine-thanks to fine surgeons like Dr. Drummond-Webb. My thoughts and prayers are w/ his family and friends at this very difficult time.
Dear Lorraine we were devastated to hear your tragic news from your Dad.Please know that we are praying for your strength to get through this very difficult time.Jon was a very special person and so are you.All our love The Giovannoni Family in S.A.
It's taken me this long to be able to think about Dr. Drummond-Webb's passing without absolutely losing it. To say the least, the Heart Center will never be the same. We certainly have dedicated, talented surgeons who remain on staff to see to the needs of the desparately ill, but the massive depth of talent is certainly missing and in my eyes, can never be replaced. Even on his days off, he was studying ways to increase the life of the babies in our care. Dr. Drummond-Webb left us with much to think about and much to appreciate in the way that he did his job on a day to day basis. I will forever be grateful for the time he did give to us and taught us unconditional love and teamwork one to another through good times and bad. May his soul rest in peace and to all his family, thank you for sharing him with us.
Dr. Drummond-Webb and his staff operated on our daughter in her second week of life and when she was 6 months old. She is almost a year now and is in great health. The blessings we have now we contribute to God and the man he used to "Fix" our daughter. He was and the memory of what he did will always be special to us. Our prayers go out to his family.
I cannot even begin to express the unbelievable sense of loss for this man, I never met. From reading all the articles about how he felt about his (children) I can only imagine the amount of love and compassion he had for the children whose lives he saved. He will be greatly missed, and I hope he has found peace.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Drummond-Webb's family. We cannot imagine the pain you must feel. We were honored to have known him while he worked at the Cleveland Clinic and are deeply saddened by his passing. It is because of him our son is with us today.
Although I have never personally met Dr. Drummond-Webb, I feel deeply saddened by the loss of such a miracle providing, caring, loving and compassionate human being. It is devestating that his broken heart could not be healed.
I did have the opportunity to watch the television documentaries centering on the wonderful work of such a special physician.I would always end up in tears to see how deeply attached he was to his patients and his work.
Working in the Medical field, I have encountered alot of doctors, but none quite like Dr. Drummond-Webb.
After telling a friend about what I had watched, she explained to me that Dr. Drummond-Webb was the doc that had saved her daughter's life while on staff at The Cleveland Clinic. And what a special little girl she is. Her family is just as wonderful and I know they will always be so grateful for the expertise and miracle Dr. Drummond-Webb, along with God has given them. May this Angel above rest in peace. May his dear family heal knowing that all of his "children" and their families will have him in their "HEARTS" forever.
Although I have never met Dr. Drummond-Webb, he has changed my life and the life of people around me. I first learned of him while my son was in the NICU after being born premature and having been diagnosed with Truncus Arteriosis. One of our nurses and now a close friend had the pleasure of working with him at the Cleveland Clinic as a surgery nurse. She would tell me wonderful things about him and the amazing things that he had done for the kids there. Then I met someone in the NICU who's baby had 5 different heart defects. Apparently Dr. Drummond-Webb was the first one to do one of the surgeries that saved my now best friends baby. I also watched the TV show starring him and I wished that he was the one that performed my son's surgery.
Currently my son is approaching another surgery and my husband & I were talking about going to Arkansas to have JDW to his surgery. I was devastated to here of his untimely death and I will pray for his wife and family that they can make it through these rough times.
He has been such a blessing to so many people and he will be forever missed!!
I had the privelege of working with Jonathan at the Cleveland Clinic during his many years there. Jonathan was not only a wonderful surgeon but he was a great friend. He was always there when you needed a smile and he cared so deeply for the children he cared for. Jonathan would not give up hope, even when everyone else had. I am deeply saddened by the loss of this great surgeon. He will be greatly missed, and will always hold a special place in my heart. May you rest in peace, Jonathan.
My heart goes out to his wife and staff, for the lose of the truly wonderful and caring man. I pray that God grants him peace for his trouble soul and strength for his wife for the days ahead.
Having watched the four part series on ABC I was so moved by the committment and dedication of such a wonderful man. At one point in the series he found himself dealing with an unexpected incounter with cancer but continued to deal with his fragile cardiac patients above his own health issues. This truly is a person dedicated to the practice of medicine. The world is a better place because of him. It truly is a tremendous loss to his profession and to his wife. He really touched my heart in a very personal way.
Dear Lorraine - the time we spent in Cleveland and with the New West Siders were one of the happiest of our lives. May you remember the good times with all your overseas friends who wish you all the best for the future during these trying times. Our prayers are with you.
Debbie, Michael, Daniel & Luke
As a second year medical student in 1987, Dr Jonathan Drummond-Webb was my anatomy dissection table doctor at Wits University, Johannesburg. Even then, he was larger than life. His phenomenal enthusiasm and exacting standards were truly inspirational. His example unveiled the greatness that lay in wait within each of us. I am very fortunate to have had Jonathan as one of my mentors. Hambe Kahle (go in peace).
I have watched Dr Webb many times on Tv and I was thankful he was at the childrens Hosp in Little Rock. It made me Proud to see a Dr of his talent recognized for it, and to see he was in Arkansas. My Son has to been to Childrens Hosp, but thank god we did not need the services of this great man. I'm sure he was a very wonderful man. He will be truly missed, and my condolences go out to the family.
God bless this man and his family. What a terrible loss of skill, talent, and compassionate care for ill children and their families. He was a remarkable person, and will be missed by us all. Rest peacefully, Dr. Drummond-Webb.
My heart goes out to Dr. Drummond Webbs family and friends. We met Dr. Drummond Webb when my son was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in Dec. of 2000. After 3 weeks in Arkanasas Childrens hospital he was flow to Clevland Clinic were Dr. Drummond Webb preformed the Norwood surgery on him. A few days after the surgery he was doing so well we flew back to Arkansas Childrens hospital, which was the same time in which Dr. Drummond Webb came to the Arkansas Childrens hospital. Our son unfortunatly took a turn for the worse in Feb. 2001 when he passed away. That day after he had passed away Dr. Drummond Webb came in to give us his condolences. He went over to where my son was, and bent down and kissed him on the forehead. That just showed us how deeply he cared for his patients. I will forever remember him and his kindness to us. Thank you Dr. Drummond Webb, may you have peace!
All though I never met Dr.Webb I've have heard many great wonderful things about him including his wonderful touch with “Haston Chase Betts”, son of Katie Stories Betts. He will be missed by his dedicated grateful hard work and he will always be remembered by the lives he has touched and the lives he has saved. My prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Drummond Webb
Because of Dr. Drummond Webb my son, Haston Chase Betts, is alive and doing well. He was our hero and the world will be a much lesser place without him. His family, friend, and patients our in our prayers. We will miss him very much. The Betts Family
In September of 2001 it was discovered that my son had a rare congenital defect which did not effect his heart but surgery to correct it required cardiothoracic surgery. He had a discontinuous right pulmonary artery and essentially lived off one lung. We talked with many surgeons and Dr. Drummond- Webb was one who quickly and thoughtfully responded to our email about our son. He encouraged us to go forward with the surgery and offered to help in any way he could. I will never forget that wonderful email and how he took the time out of his busy schedule to answer an email from a mother searching for answers. We did not have the surgery performed in Arkansas but his kindness and consideration will never be forgotten. Our family is deeply saddened by the news of his passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
God bless him,
My mother and two sister had the priviledge of being a part of the television show that featured Dr. Drummond-Webb. He implanted ICDs in all three on the same day - a first for that hospital- and we consider him a gift from heaven. He helped our family through a devestating and very scary time...he was not only a surgeon, but a very caring person who showed sincere compassion for his patients. He will be missed, but we do thank God for allowing our paths to cross. Continued prayers for his family.
My Deepest and most sincere sympathy goes out to the family and staff of Dr. Drummond-Webb. On January 6th 2004, Dr. Drummond-Webb Performed my open heart surgery. Iwas 16 years old at the time and VERY scared. He told me and my parents that he would care for me as if I were his own daughter. Somehow I knew he meant it. I had requested a submamory being that I am young and i didnt want the scar. He was so caring and understanding of this and he told me that the only way he would not do this procedure was if my life became endangered. He told me that my life was in his hands and his main goal was to protect that. The love and caring of Dr. Drummond-Webb and his staff has inspired me to attend college in Ark. in hopes of getting an opportunity to work in the cardiac unit of Arkansas Children's Hospital. My parents and I have told so many people in MS. what a wonderful and caring person Dr. Drummond-Webb was, they too were most impressed when they saw him early morning hours checking on his patients in ICU. I know that he will be greatly missed and i know he is in heaven and he will still be watching over me as he did in the most difficult time of my life. I am now seventeen years old back to cheerleading and singing as he promised me I would be. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I have been reading all of the wonderful things that all of you wrote about Dr. Webb. I did not know the man, but he must have been so remarkable! Like so many of you, I only saw the documentary on television, but I was so impressed. I want to thank all of you for sharing your wonderful and beautiful stories. I read the stories and weep..... May God bless all of you and Dr. Webb's family. May God's grace be with all of you at this very sad time.
Dr. Drummond-Webb did surgery on our daughter when she was 4 days old and at 7 months old. We were blessed to meet him, he saved our daughter. We hope Dr. Drummond-Webb rests in peace. He will be missed and even though our daughter does not remember him, we will make sure to tell her about him. Our sympathy goes out to his wife and family.
Dr Webb operated on my daughter Ashley DeWoodys heart July 9,2002 she now enjoys a completely normal and lively life as a teenager and has become quite a daredevil. We are forever thankful for his skill and devotion to our daughters life and the many children he cared for Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
Dr. Drummond- Webb performed surgery on my granddaughter, Allisa Washington in November, 02. He and his staff were remarkable in every sense of the word. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and co-workers. He will be sincerely missed.
I would like to thank Dr. Drummond Webb for saving my sons life. I only knew Jonathan for a week, but I can tell you he was one the most honorable, caring, and intelligent people I have ever met. Thank You Jonathan for the gift you have given my son, and may your life be celebrated forever. My prayers are with You and your family.
Dr. Drummond-Webb will always be a part of our family. He preformed my daughter Allisa Washington's heart surgery in Nov. 02, she was two at the time. He saved my child and we will always be greatful to him. He is a hero to our family and will be sadly missed. His family and co-workers are in our thoughts and prayers. You will never be forgotten Dr. Drummond-Webb, you were an amazing man in many ways.
What a loss of a precious and talented individual. Dr. Drummond worked with Dr. Mee at the Cleveland Clinic on our granddaughter Rachel. She passed away after surgery, a short 5 day life but the care that she and the family were given could never be replaced. What a wonderful man he was. I've sure he's with those that were lost and making many friends there. Sympathy to his wife, family, friends, and co-workers.
To the family and friends of Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb, we had the privilege of getting to know Dr. Drummond-Webb back in August of 2004. He truely was a caring and gentle man. He performed our child, Clayton's, heart surgery when he was only 7 days old. He was very straight forward, yet compassionate towards our worries and fears both before and after surgery. He was a real blessing to our family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
I never met Dr.Webb but I've heard many wonderful things about him. He will be missed by all & his work will always be remembered.
I am so sad for the loss of Dr. Drummond-Webb. He was a person, a gifted doctor and a role model for so many in medicine. May his standards of excellence and determination live on @UALRMC. May we honor his greatness and memory by pledging to become organ donors.
God Bless and God Speed to Lorraine.
Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Drummond-Webb. We extend this sympathy not only to those who knew him but to those who will never get the chance to be blessed by meeting him. Our family was fortunate to have met this wonderful man when he corrected our son's TAPVR at Cleveland Clinic. A truly exceptional person and doctor, he will be missed.
My prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Drummond Webb.
To the family of Dr. Drummond-Webb. I had the honor of meeting Dr. Drummond-Webb two years ago through my company. He was extremely supportive of us and was a tremendous mentor. He was passionate about providing quality care to his patients, and provided us with feedback that would take him toward that goal.
Here is an excerpt from a note he sent me:
"never give up, I will keep chipping away, be patient,i have changed a lot of things down here,just a bit more time."
I only wish he had more time on this earth....my prayers and love go out to you.
To the family of Dr. Drummond-Webb: As with many others, I only knew of your husband, father, son through the documentaries shown on television. My introduction to him and his work was through the Discovery Channel and the documentaries of his extraordinary care and concern for his patients at the Arkansas Childrens' Hospital. There, he courageously shared his personal bout and victory over cancer. I thought that was a very brave thing to do; it only served to heighten the regard with which we held him. None of us can truly know how you feel, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and in the days to come. Understanding, peace, and acceptance are in store for you all in the future. Rely on the love of your friends, family, colleagues, and admirers to help you as you strive to reach that place. God's blessings upon you all.
My deepest regards to Lorraine, at this most difficult time. It was just two weeks ago that he was able to see this 14 yr old boy go home after what would have otherwise been death sentence for him. He was truly a great man. It is at this time of the year that so many of us reflect on our lives and what we are thankful for. AR was thankful for Dr Drummond Webb and all that he did for the hundreds of patients that he tended to while here. And it is with heavy heart that we say goodbye to him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. May God's Speed be with them.
To the Wife and Son Of Dr. Drummond-Webb,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. There are no words to say. I am just so sorry.
To Jonathan's wife, I am a scrub at LDS hospital and I have worked with J.J. when he was training here at LDS Hospital. I am so very sorry for both you and your family. I am proud to have both worked with Jonathan and to have known him just a little out side the hospital. He was a great man from every aspect, I am glad I had a chance to know him. May you and your family find peace and strength at this time. I am so very sorry again. with respect Marty
We cannot begin to understand how you must be feeling at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and we will always remember Jonathan for the wonderful, compassionate man he was who touched so many people's lives.
Love from Bernie,Tom,Anna and Beth.
Like so many others here, I never met Dr. Drummond-Webb in person, but he touched my heart deeply by sustaining the life of a young lad I love dearly, Mikey Moore.
I hope this brings a measure of comfort to you all, along with the sure knowledge that Dr. D's legacy lingers on in the many lives that are doing good here on earth directly due to his intervention. God bless you all.
In 2000, our son was born with transposition. We had to fly to Ohio, where Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb performed his surgery. He was not yet at Arkansas Children's Hospital. We had the honor of meeting such a wonderful and talanted man in person. He saved our son's life and we are truly blessed by our memories of him and the wonderful care we received at ACH and the Cleveland Clinic.
May God Bless and keep you during this difficult time - the staff, his family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. What an inspirational man he was.
My husband and I watched the special with the doctor, and were deeply touched by his kindness, caring, love and knowledge. We grew to admire him greatly in just those 4 broadcasts. Our hearts go out to all of those, especially his wife, who love him, and we pray that God helps all to overcome. Love in Christ....
Dr. Drummond-Webb was my friend, and mentor. He took me under his wing in 2003 to show me what it was like to do pediatric heart surgery. I will always look up to him, and respect him for his gift that has changed so many lives - He Truly Walked on Water. My deepest sympathies to our friend Lorraine, and all the CVOR Nurses and Staff. He will be truly missed.
Love K-Lynn, Linda, Rick, Kelsy and Colt - Prince George, BC Canada
dear family of dr.drummond-webb, i was a patient of dr.drummond-webb in nov 2000. i was a very frightened 44 year old
up against an open-heart surgery that no dr. in buffalo felt comfortable taking on. dr. heard of my case and immediately offered to see me. i remember an immediate feeling of peace come over me the first time i sat in dr.'s office at the cleveland clinic. he told me that he would take care of me no diferent than all"his" other children. he also laughed when stating he would not have to wear magnifying glasses for this surgury. i know i was one of the very few adults dr. operated on. after that consultation my fears were gone, i trusted this man as if i knew him my whole life. some of my family and i arrived at the cleveland clinic thanksgiving weekend 2000 for my surgery only to find that dr.drummod-webb had been up the entire night with an emergency surgery. i remember vividly the complete exhaustion in his eyes and on his face. he asked me if we could postpone the surgery due to his complete fatigue. i didn't blink an eye. i told him that what ever we needed to do we'd do it. surgery was scheduled for the following monday, so we drove back home to buffalo for a few more days of contemplation. for what ever reason the surgery was put off, it does not matter. the care i recieved from dr.drummond-webb and his team at the cleveland clinic was above exceptional! i was sent home in three days with my little red heart pillow, signed by dr. that i've kept by bedside ever since. this man gave me such a gift. he touched my heart and made me a stronger woman. i have been given two healthy children and three absolutely beautiful grandchildren that i love and appreciate every day. i thank him in my prayers as do my dad and mom for giving me my excellant health back. i and my family will never forget dr. drummond-webb. this is a loss to so many that we will not have an answer for until it is our time to join God and all those angels in heaven. susan guindon buffalo new york
I never had the honor of meeting Dr. Drummong-Webb but know that he did wonderful work on my best friend's now very healthy and happy baby boy. He was a remarkable person and my heart yearns for all of those saddened by his death. In my prayers, angela urban oberpriller
I had the honor of working with Jonathan Drummond-Webb whom I called "Big Boss Man" in the cardiac surgery operating room. Jonathan told the operating room team he expected us to give 100% but that in return he would give us 110% which he did. Few knew him as the person he was. An example being a few months ago on his way home after a very long day he saw a deer which had been struck by a car. The deer lay in the road still alive with cars dodging it. Jonathan turned his car around and stopped traffic as he went to the aid of the deer. He examined the deer which did not move as Jonathan cradled it. The deer reached up and licked his face. Jonathan picked the deer up and put it in the back of his Mercedes and drove it to a vet for care. The vet said that the animal had to be put down. Jonathan held the deer giving it comfort and peace as it was put out of it's pain.
Jonathan led us by example. He encouraged us to continue to learn and teach others not only in medicine but in being kind and compassionate human beings. He taught us strength to stand by our convictions and beliefs.
He taught us love. Jonathan planted many seeds in everyone that worked with him in the operating room. Now it is our responsibility to nuture those seeds so his spirit lives on and we continue his work.
I thank Jonathan for giving me his 110% and I as well as those that worked in the operating room will continue to give our 100% and live up to the standards he expected from us. We will continue to take the best care possible of his children (the patients), Lorraine (his wonderful wife), and Zucchi (his beloved cat).
We are with you in thought,Jonathan just as you are with us in spirit.
Dear Dr Loraine de Blanche,
My deepest sympathy to you and your
family. I have follow Dr Drummond-Webb since the ABC series and felt as if I knew him from the start. I being a nurse know when a doctor cares and gives 1000 times over to his/her patients and your husband was one of a kind. Even though I had never met him personally I felt a connection after I saw him the first time on TV. You were a blessing to him, for allowing him to have the room to do what he did best. We are blessed by both of you. For Dr Drummond-Webb, the love and skill of his profession and for you being there for him and allowing him to do what he did best.
Thank you for sharing this difficult time with us and giving us this chance to feel the sense of connection. I will never forget the ABC series or Dr Drummond-Webb.
He is truly one of a kind and thanks for sharing him with us.
God Bless you at this time.
Melinda Pearson, Falls Church, Va.
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Johnathan. He did such miraculous work on so many people. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Lorraine.
wayne revord,travis marcus's grandfather never knew a better man, he'll be missed .sorry
We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Drummond-Webb. We had the privilege of knowing him when our son had open heart surgery. We thank God for the miracles He did through this surgeon.
May God be at your side always and may you Rest In Peace. Deepest sympathy to Lorraine.
Dearest Loraine, I can not begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I wish that I could wrap you up in all the love that your wonderful husband brought to so many. I ache for you and wish that I could ease your pain.
I had the great pleasure of working with Dr. Drummond-Webb here at ACH. He was the kindest and most caring person. He was good to everyone. It didn't matter if you were the CEO or cleaning the floors. He treated everyone with the same respect and made you feel comfortable. He brought smiles to my face on many occasions. I had no idea what a gift we were recieving when he first came to ACH. He took our program to such heights and had plans for more. He had incredible vision for us. He set to bar high and expected the best from us. He made us better at what we do. Jonathan gave us direction, love,smiles and lots of encouragement. What a blessing he was. Thank you for sharing your dear husband with us. He was loved by so many and now God is holding him,loving him and giving him the peace that he needed. I will keep you in my prayers Loraine and I hope that you will be able to find peace again as well.
Thank God for Dr Jonathan James Drummond-Webb. We love you
As we are still processing the untimely death of perhaps one of the greatest surgeons of all times, we wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Jonathan's wife, Lorraine, and his extended family. Tears form at the thought of Jonathan's heavy heart that would take him from all of his children and their families. He has helped so many families and yet he would never have burdened anyone with his problems. We have kept in contact with Dr. Jonathan through email after we saw the ABC series in 2002. He performed surgery on our grandson, Joshua when he was a litle more than a day old in August of 1998 and then again when he was 15 months old. We thank God that Jonathan was at the Cleveland Clinic when we needed him. There is nothing I could add that hasn't been said about Jonathan's compassionate heart toward his patients. He gave his life to see his children get the best he could offer. I pray that other doctors and nurses will have been left with that part of Jonathan's legacy. May the health professionals also learn as Jonathan had stated that the end results of their care are left up to the Creator. Our family is still in shock as many others are and will grieve his death for years to come. May all who worked with and knew him know the God of comfort.
Dr Drummond-Webb allowed me to have 22 days with my precious son Adam. (Feb 19,2004-March 12,2004.)He had more compassion and love than any doctor I have ever met,(I am a registered nurse.)The day I met him he brought so much calmness to the situation. He said he would treat Adam as if he were his own and he did. As I held my son dying in my arms Dr. Drummond-Webb stood crying at our side. He was a truely fine man. my heart goes out to his family and the wonderful staff he worked with. May God bless each and everyone of you. He will never be forgotten.(I am sure he is in heaven playing with the ones god needed back.) K Swaim a loving and grieving mother who could never repay what has been done for me.)
With the year 2004 coming to a close, it's hard to believe that Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb will not be here to shine in 2005. As a nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, I had the great privilege of befriending Jonathan and caring for his patients. He was always dedicated in every aspect of his work and the most self-sacrificing, compassionate and empathetic surgeon I have ever known. It's not every surgeon that will stay at the bedside to give hands on care in more ways than I can list. He provided a sense of security not only to the families, but to the medical staff working with him as well. I will cherish every memory of him - the things I learned, the laughter, the tears, and even the little disagreements. I always knew he never settled for less than the perfect outcome for "his children". I can still feel his hugs that he wasn't afraid to give you when you needed it, and he probably needed it, too.
We use to joke with him, WWJDWD? Now I wonder that myself. We were so sad to see him leave the CCF, but we knew he was moving on to bigger and better things for himself and for all the children and families that he would care for. We were proud of his recent accomplishments and it was none too surprising for all of us that knew him before he went to Arkansas. I am thankful he helped so many, but feel sad for those that will never get to meet him. What would he have pioneered in the next 20 years? I pray that he will inspire others to continue his work and make advancements in the Pediatric and CHD field.
My sympathies to the Drummond-Webb family, his friends, his co-workers, and to all the families he ever touched in his life.
God Bless You, Lorraine. Thank you for supporting Jonathan all these years. He was a gift to so many. You will be in my prayers.
God Bless You Jonathan. I pray that you have found peace and are surrounded by all the children that have never left your thoughts.
To the Family and Friends of Dr. J. Drummond-Webb. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers, and will be daily. I never had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Drummond-Webb, and yet he has touched my life in a very wonderful way. On March 25, 1998 he saved the life of my Step-Granddaughter, Isabella Polonski. I was told by her mother Cathy, that Dr. Drummond-Webb massaged her tiny heart between his thumb and fingers for over a hour to bring life back to her. The other doctors at the Cleveland Clinic thought that was way to long to try to save her and that she would be brain damaged. Well let me tell you she's not, Isabella is now six years old and doing fine. Whenever I see her and enjoy the love and happiness she gives to all of us, I think of Dr. Drummond-Webb, for if it had not been for his Love and work we would not have Isabella. I know Dr. Drummond-Webb is with God now and is in peace. I will never forget him and will always pray for him, and all of you.
To Dr. Drummond-Webb's Family. Words can not express enough the love and gratitude we have for him. His dedication, love and compassion for parents and their children will never be forgotten and greatly missed.You are in our thoughts and prayers, may God give you peace and comfort in this most difficult time.Our daughter Isabella was born on March 15,1998 at C.C.F. she has left HypoPlastic Syndrome. Dr. Mee and Dr. Drummond-Webb did her first surgery the Norwood. The surgery went well. On March 25, 1998 she went into Cardiac arrest, Dr. Drummond-Webb never gave up on her that awful day. He came in her room later and told me for some reason he couldn't give up on her. I told him God wouldn't let him and he smiled. After Isabella was well we went to his office for a check up. When he saw her,he picked her up and packed her through the office saying, THIS IS MY BABY! Isabella is now just another one of God's Miracles performed through Dr. Drummond-Webb's Loving hands. From the Family and Freind's of Isabella Polonski.
I will never forget the first time I sat down to watch the ABC special with Dr. Drummond Webb. I had a one month old son and we had just found out that he had a hole in his heart. I watched this special knowing that he could be operating on my baby in the near future. When the time came and the doctors told us that the holes (we eventually found out that he had 2 holes) were not going to close, I immediately said that I wanted Dr. Drummond Webb to perform the surgery. Jackson has his surgery in December of 2002 at the age of 4 1/2 months. When we went to meet Dr. Drummond Webb I told him that I was so excited to meet him and told him that he was famous. He laughed so hard and said "I don't know about that, infamous maybe." He was so passionate about his work and promised me that he would treat Jackson as if he was his own and that is exactly what he did. I will never forget the conversation we had that day. He did an excellent job with the surgery and Jackson is doing great today! I am so thankful that God placed us in the care of this man. He was truly a gift from God. My heart goes out to his wife, Lorraine and to all of the people whose lives he has touched. We have lost a wonderful man. Our prayers are with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you
It was a great honor for me to work with JDW at the Cleveland Clinic. He was a brilliant surgeon and one of the most compassionate and empathetic physicians I've ever known. It was not unusual for him to buy clothing for a needy child or to sit and talk with a patient about personal things. He will be deeply missed and the world will be worse off without him. Lorraine, I pray for an overwhelming peace for you. You had a truly wonderful husband and you both made so many sacrifices to better the world. Thank you! May God bless you. Rebecca Harju
We met Dr. Drummond-Webb in May ‘98 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was an answer to a very specific prayer. My son’s surgery was an emergency; we were sent to see Dr. Mee; but Dr. Mee was leaving town. I asked God specifically for one of three answers — that my son would be able to endure the wait for Dr. Mee’s return, that Dr. Mee would cancel his plans in order to care for my son, OR that God would provide a suitable surgeon. I then asked one more thing — if God could give me a sign that He was walking me through this, I could use the confidence. But, if He chose to show me nothing, yet would I trust Him.
When we met JJDW the following afternoon, he introduced himself only as “Dr. Drummond-Webb”. He held my 2 week-old son, Jonathan, with so much love and compassion that I was at peace with God’s provision. When he stepped out of the room, Kim, the nurse clinician, began to laugh, “I’m surprised he didn’t TELL you! His name is ‘Jonathan’, TOO!” I knew then it was my sign — ‘Jonathan’ meant ‘God has given’ and I had confidence that, though the road would be a hard one, we would go home together.
It was a 53-day ordeal with many complications and two open heart procedures, and Dr. Drummond-Webb was there absolutely every day to oversee my son’s care. When he wasn’t there, he was calling in, checking in on his “Lil Man” or “namesake”, as he called him. I treasure the memory of every moment and every conversation I had with such a kind, compassionate, and dedicated surgeon who often sat at the foot of my son’s bed — for hours — scrutinizing his care.
During our stay at the Clinic, I watched JJDW lose a child, Baby Alexis, in the next room. He was overwrought with grief. He said he carried his losses to bed with him every night. My heart broke for him. How many lost children could you carry in your heart before your heart burst from grief??? I told him then that I was praying for him. His response then was that he needed my prayers because, at this rate, he was going to die young. How could I know it would come to this?
My son had other closed heart procedures over the next two years that JJDW was involved with. When JJDW left for Arkansas, though it pained me to see him to leave the Clinic, I told him that their were other mothers out there praying for a “Jonathan”, too. We would be ok up here without him. But, if worse came to worse, we’d follow him. He thanked me for my vote of confidence and gave me a hug.
As a family, we have prayed for Dr. Drummond-Webb, and the patients in his care, nearly every day for the past 6+ years. My son Jonathan, now 6 1/2, knows the story of how he was “born with a broken heart”; how God provided the perfect surgeon for his care; and how Dr. Drummond-Webb was chosen to fix his heart. On Christmas night, I tucked my children in and thanked God specifically that night for the miracle of my son’s health. I prayed an additional "quick" prayer for Dr. Drummond-Webb’s health because I felt a great sense of concern for him that night. I didn’t know then that would be my last prayer for him on this side of eternity. Oh, how I wished I had prayed more!
My heart goes out to his beautiful wife, Loraine, who shared her husband so unselfishly with so many; who endured so much when he “carried home” his losses; whose career took a backseat to a shooting star and followed her husband across the globe only to face this terrible untimely and unending grief. The world has lost an amazing and brilliant surgeon, but more than that, we’ve lost a dedicated and compassionate friend.
May the Lord uphold Loraine, JJDW’s family and comrades, and the patients and families that have grown to love him, with His mighty right hand during this time of excruciating and untold grief and loss.
Our sincerest sympathies go with you always,
Mary Powers for “Lil Man Jonathan” and the Powers family
In May 2002, our son, Cade Booth, a Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome baby, was awaiting his second heart surgery. He was almost six months old and the doctors were trying to get him up to 13 pounds before the surgery. He became extremely ill and the doctors told us it was questionable he would make it. He was placed on an ecmo machine to keep him alive. After being placed on the ecmo machine, they had no means of transporting him to Boston where he had had his first heart surgery. After checking around the US, it was found that the Children’s Hospital in Little Rock had a helicopter that could transport a child on an ecmo machine and a physician who could perform the surgery. Dr. Drummond-Webb, along with another physician and two ecmo specialists flew to Birmingham and transported our son to Little Rock. Dr. Drummond-Webb saved our son’s life and did a miraculous job on his heart surgery and repairing the artery in his neck. We feel the Lord had his hand on our son and knew that Dr. Drummond-Webb was the physician who could save our son’s life. The cardiologists in Birmingham have commented over and over about how strong Cade’s heart is and what a wonderful job Dr. Drummond-Webb did with the surgery. Cade just had a heart catherization done and the results sent to Dr. Drummond-Webb a couple of weeks ago to determine when he needs his third heart surgery. We were so in hopes Dr. Drummond-Webb would be able to perform this surgery. We are now faced with hunting another cardiac surgeon, who hopefully can do as good a job. We will never forget Dr. Drummond-Webb, his loving and caring manner and his reassuring us that he would treat Cade as if he were his own son. We miss him already. Our prayers are with his family and the hospital as they deal with this great loss.
Dear Lorraine and family,
We pray that your memories will help you get through this painful time. We will always be here for you,
All our love,
Keith, Debbie and Matt.
it was a honor to work with you.
I am deeply sadened on the death of Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb. He was my grandaughter's G-dfather. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, I realized what a special human being he was from what my granddaughter, son and daughter-in-law told me and also watching the TV special about his dedication to saving lives. He will certainly be missed by everyone he was close to and especially his patients. My deepest sympathy to his family.
I was deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Drummond-Webb. This year has been a tragedy for me, as well, as I lost a son while he was waiting for a heart. I can only admire a man who had dedicated his life to saving children with CHD and for helping them live as high quality of life as possible. I send my prayers and thoughts to Dr. Drummond-Webb's family and hope they find peace in knowing that he contributed so very much to the world and made it a better place. I hope Dr. Drummond-Webb has found the peace he was seeking.
It is hard to know what to say at this time. My deepest sympathy to his wife Lorraine and family. I am deeply saddened to hear of Dr.Drummond's death. I was just thinking of him last week. I first saw him on the broadcast that "ABC" had done of his remarkable work at Arkansas Children's Hospital. What a wonderful person who cared for these children in desperate need of help. I will always remember him as a kind and thoughtful Doctor.
Jonathan lifted our heart program and all of us associated with it to greater levels than we had thought possible. His smile, hugs, wisdom, and compassion for children and their families will never be forgotten. Though I'll miss him tremendously, I take comfort in knowing that he has peace. My prayers are for you, Lorraine, that you find peace and comfort in God's love wrapped around you.
Like a precious gift we were amazed by him. His compasson, his skill, his dedication, his humility. Everything he gave us. If only we had known how delicate his gift was to be. If only we had realized how much he needed from us.
We now hold this wonderful man in our memory more dear than before.
May we learn from him and may we take his gift and make ourselves better for it. Those of us in medicine and those from other walks of life. We must not let his memory fade.
May God be with his family and all of us as we struggle to say goodbye to this wonderful healer.
I never met Dr. Drummond-Webb face-to-face, but he changed the course of my life. I am a mother of three precious children, and after viewing the special on ABC concerning Dr. Drummond-Webb, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. It was his sincere love and dedication of others that helped me to make a decision that will change the course of my life and the lives of my children. Arkansas has lost a gifted and wonderful man; I am deeply saddened.
We, like many others, got to know Jonathan Drummond-Webb through the series on ACH and fell in love with him. We were greatly saddened to learn of his premature death and know that it is a big loss to his family and to the medical community. We send our condolences to all of you as our own hearts are broken. Although we did not know him except through the TV programs, he made a large impact that will be with us forever. Bless you as you go through this healing time. God be with you.
I am (was) a patient of Dr. Drummond Webbs'. I have had to have several open heart surgeries and a few closed heart surgeries and of course a couple intervening proceedures. I first met Dr D. at the CLeveland Clinic when I was 5 years old. He assisted Dr Roger Mee with my surgery. I loved him cause he always made me laugh. Then we had to move to Little Rock Akansas. When it came time for my next surgery we were already making plans to go back to Ohio so that I could have my surgery done by the best and then the best came to me. Dr D. moved to Arkansas and encouraged me to do all that I could and be all that I could be. I was 12 years old when I had my last surgery. 2 weeks before my surgery He encouraged me to finish my eagle scout project and I did. He inserted a treated heart valve in to my heart so that my body would stop breaking them down. He said if it didn't work the next thing would be a St Judes. well Doc I just was back This month to see Dr Fasulas and we peeked in to see you. Can you beleive 2 years later and I am nearly 6 foot tall and it looks like you fixed me real good this time. You talked to me about girls and about drinking and I will remember your words always. You were like my second dad. I could tell you anything and you would listen. You were never to busy. Thanks for being my friend as well as my doctor. I am really gonna miss you. Thanks for letting the newspaper do that story on you and me. I will keep it and always tell everyone what a wonderful person you were. thanks mrs Dr Drummond Webb for sharing your husband with the world and with me.
My prayers are with Dr. Drummond-Webb's family and all of the patient's and their families whose lives he touched.
May we all learn that depression is a very serious disease that we can't heal on our own and affects even the strongest men like Dr. Drummond-Webb as well as my father who committed suicide in 2000.
Even though Dr. Drummond-Webb's life on this earth was too short, we are all very blessed to have known him either personally or seeing him perform miracles on television documentaries. He was truly an Angel on Earth and will continue to be in Heaven.
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all the loved ones and to the many people whose lives were touched by DR. Jonathan Drummond-Webb. I would also like to remind the family that when all of the physical shoulders are gone, that you can lean on God. When you find yourself asking "why?" You can thank God for the time that you had with Jonathan. Remember that Jonathan always belonged to God, and that no matter how short it may have seemed, he was on loan. I pray that God will give you the strength to cope.
Words can not express
how much we will miss Dr.Drummond Webb. In July of this year, he saved our daughter's life. She (Bentley Bella) was born with complete AV Canal Heart defect. Now, 5 months later, she is a healthy 17 1/2 pounds. During our 43 day hospital stay, Dr. Drummond-Webb always had a smile on his face. He had a special way of lifting our spirits, when we needed it most. We will always love him and never forget the miracle he made possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gene, Candia & Bentley Bella Nicholas
So many things are difficult to understand and accept ~ the loss of Dr. Drummond-Webb is one of those.
To his wife, Lorraine ~ thank you for all the sacrifices that you must have made over the years to support your husband and his life-saving work. What a difference he made to so many children and their families.
We were blessed and honored to have had Dr. Drummond-Webb as our son's surgeon for 2 of his procedures at the Cleveland Clinic. As others have attested to ~ Dr. Drummond-Webb was truly one of a kind! It is not often that a doctor takes the time to look past the illness to see the patient and his family. But Dr. Drummond-Webb did just that and so much more. He was never too busy to sit and talk to us and our son and he was always concerned as to how we were 'holding up' throughout the hospital stay.
It is never easy to hand your child over to a surgeon, but Dr. Drummond-Webb had a way of easing the fears and anxieties that we felt with his genuine caring and gentle and personable spirit.
We are forever grateful to have had the opportunity to have met him. What a true HERO he was to so many!!
We will continue to lift up his family and friends in prayer and never stop thanking the Lord for giving this remarkable man (and surgeon)a gift that touched so many lives.
Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb...
Mike and Christa Glatz
Dear Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Web family, words cannot express my sadness for your family's heartache. I, like many others watched the documentary on t.v, and was greatly impressed by this wonderful man, and his gracious heart and love for children, for that takes a wonderful person, to love the way it was obvious he did! I to, lost my father 15yrs. ago the 27th of December...the pain never goes away, but what does happen is you remember the wonderful, happy times that you were blessed with much more!!! May God Bless this family!! In Christ's Love, Stephanie
How sad!! The world has lost a wonderful doctor and human being. I most sincerely send my condolences to his family.
My prayers go out to Dr. Drummond-Webb's family and friends. Although I did not know him personally, he did help save 3 of the children that I have treated as a Physical Therapist. Thank you for saving lives and giving all of your heart to the children you served. You will be missed so very much!
The news of Dr.D-W's sad and untimely demise came as a rude shock to me & the entire medical community of this little town in Southern Mississippi. After all, so many kids in our county owe their "hearts" to him. He was a father figure to these little patients and their parents too. On behalf of the entire town of Laurel,Mississippi my deepest condolences to the wife and kids of Dr.D-W. A genius surgeon and a loving, compassionate human being......Dr.D-W's legacy shall never die.
I was very impressed with the Doctor's work. I would loved to have met him. Unfortunately now, that will not happen. Life must go on, and those of us, and there are many, must forgive without understanding for such a senseless tragedy for a life that made such a wonderful difference in so many other young lives. For his wife, we pray for you and your loss..."Thou shall be secure because there is hope"
The first time I heard of Dr. Drummond-Webb was on the television special that featured him and his work at ACH. Just through that special he touched my heart, I can only imagine how he touched the lives of his patients and their families. The loss of Dr. Drummond-Webb is not only a sad time for the medical community but for our entire nation. My prayers and thoughts are with his wife and all of his children(patients). May God bless you.
I, like many others, was saddened with the news of Dr. Drummond-Webb's passing. I never met him, but was able to watch him through the documentary series. He was truly a gift from God to all the children that needed him. Words cannot thank him enough for the dedication and endless hours of hard work. Praise God that he did all that he did!!!! May God bless his family and loved ones.
You are in my thoughts.Always know someone is here for you at any hour of the day. Thanks to Dr. Drummond-Webb my cousin is here to brighten our day.
Dr. Drummond-Webb touched so many lives, including mine, in so many ways. Although I never met him, I was filled with joy whenever I would see him on TV using his God-given talents to help others. Being from Arkansas, I was especially full of joy and happiness for what he was doing for the ACH patients. Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb for enriching our lives!
Dear Lorraine, Like so many other South Africans way back in 1967, I was fascinated with Dr Barnard, and was delighted and proud that Jonathan became another great South African heart surgeon. I watched the four part series and saw an incredible team, you and Jonathan, and the sacrifices that you made.As a team you achieved so much, and I applaud your strength and courage over the years. Jonathan's death has shocked me too - I have no words to express how I feel.May your friends and family help you find your path through and around your pain.Go well - Sterkte
You were a hardworking and dedicated surgeon who demonstrated an admirable devotion to your patients. Your talent and skills enriched the lives of so many children. Furthermore, your passion and vision will be remembered for generations to come. God bless your soul.
I first as a lot of others first got to know about Dr Jonathan Drummond-Webb from the special a few years ago. Little did I know that few year later I would meet him personally.This past summer my daughter was found to have a Large Atrial Septal Defect and would need surgery. She is fourteen and even as a nurse myself this was a really big deal. Dr Drummond-Webb did not do the surgery Dr Imamura did. The entire Heart Team at ACH from the clinic to the Hospital were wonderful they went above and beyond to make the experience as good as it could be. In the 9 days we were at ACH I did meet Dr Drummond Webb he came by and seen my daughter a few days after surgery to remove some tubes. He was seen there day and night during our stay. I am so sorry for the loss to the hospital and to his family. God Bless You.
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb. Although I was never blessed to have met him in person, I felt a fondness towards him and admired his work very much. I watched every television show that aired on the health channel that featured Jonathan and I have always been amazed at his work and at the love he showed to all of his patients. He will truly be missed. Another bell is ringing, this angel now has his wings.
I'M SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS , I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WILL DO WITH OUT HIM . HE FIX MY SON AND HEAL HIM. I WILL NEVER FORGET IT . HE PULL ME THROUGH ALL THIS , HE WAS A FRIEND TO ME . HE WILL BE VERY MISS .
My God bless and keep you
Lorrianne, my God bless and keep you during this diffutly time. My family and I are in pray with you and your family at this time. Dr. Drummond-Webb will be solely missed. Just watching him save so many children lives when he appeared on his "Primetime" special. Memories are special. Hold them close to your heart.
I am sorry you did not find what you were looking for in all the many lives you touched.
Heaven has one more angel. You will be greatly missed.
My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.
My Dear Lorraine and family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time. Janathan was truly one of God's Angels on earth. We love you and hope to see you soon. Gary and Sue Dobson.
So sorry about his passing.
And Mary said, my soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God, my saviour....rest in peace Jonahan Drummond-Webb
I never met this fine doctor but followed his career after watching him on the health channel. He is one of the selfless human beings, these days there are few. I remember his views on having children of his own. He felt that they would always have come second to his work and chose instead to make all the children he healed his own children. For the time he was here on earth he gave everything he had. He will be missed. Blessed are the children whose lives he touched. He will live on forever through them. God bless your family.
Shock is the only way I can express how I felt when I heard. I never knew him, but read about him in Walk on Water and seen the mini-series on the Discovery Health Channel. I am an adult with the congenital heart defect of Transposition of the Great Arteries and because of this and my 37 years being treated by doctors in this field of medicine, I can truly appreciate the skill and compassion he showed. May his heavenly Father accept him into his Kingdom and give his family the strength to work through this.
Words cannot express my sadness.
I have been wanting to call JJ for 3 years, since arriving in the US, but have been putting it off to a time to suit my own needs.
Satch Reddy called to tell me.
I am so, so sad that I didn't make the opportunity to tell JJ how proud I am of him. I am also so sorry that I didn't call him because I know that I would have put a smile on his face, albeit momentarily. I feel privileged to call him a friend. I am especially saddened by your loss.
Please contact me as soon as you are able
Our deepest sympathy to his family. In september of 2000 Dr. Drummond-Webb performed the second of two open heart surgeries on my then 5 month old daughter. Now 4 years old and doing amazingly well, we credit him and his team for her life today. He will always be in our hearts and memories. I hope that in some small way this story will comfort his family in what must be a very difficult time. Our prayers are with you. The Binners
Dr. Drummond Webb touch our lives in a special way, our grandson is alive today because of the wisdom and knowledge given to this man by the almighty god. He gave others the comfort and peace he was unable to attain for himself.may the family find comfort in knowing he gave so much to others. and will be with us always always in our hearts, and every heart he healed. I am glad i had the opportunity to meet him and know of his love for children and mankind.
I never knew Dr. Drummond-Webb personally but I always admired his dedication and love for his patients. I truly believe it was his love and dedication that caused his death. He loved too much and the sorrow of losing a child was just too overwhelming. Dr. Drummond-Webb has finally received his wings.
Dr. Drummond-Webb was a truly gifted and inspirational individual who will be greatly missed. I would like to offer my prayers for his family and friends. I had the privilege of observing Dr. Drummond-Webb at the Cleveland Clinic during my senior year of high school. In a conversation about why he chose his profession and how he felt about his responsibilities as a surgeon, he described his work as a gift of working through his "creator" and treated the operating room as his "temple." As many others have shared, he looked at the children as his own and displayed this through his genuine concern and practice of medicine. Dr. Drummon-Webb, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing your creator's gift during your time spent here.
Dr. Drummond-Webb was an exceptional human being. We are privileged to have known him.
Dr.Webb was a caring and wonderful doctor. A good friend of mine, Rohni Williams, had a son in 2002, River, he was born with bradycardia, and Dr. Webb implanted his pacemaker, he was very good to the family, and he will be missed by many.
I was in shock when I heard the news about Dr. Drummond-Webb's death. He was truly an angel here on earth. We were so very blessed to have him in this world and in Arkansas. He helped to put ACH on the "medical map". My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his wife, family, friends, colleagues and to his patients and their families. I pray that they will be able to stay strong during what must be a very difficult time for them all. May the good doctor rest in peace and God bless him. With Great Sympathy,
Heather N. Smith
A truely remarkable doctor and surgeon. You touched the life of JD Eichenburger and his family in a way that I know will never be forgotten. I have never met or heard of a more caring and compassionate doctor who would do as much for their patients. They were truely your children! God bless your wife and family. Heaven is greatly blessed.
We heard about Dr. Drummond-Webb from our daughter who worked with him. She spoke so highly of Dr. Drummond-Webb, that we felt his great service as a friend. He was truly a gifted surgeon. Our deepest symphathy to his wife and family.
Dale & Edwena Lawson
Dr. Drummond performed Surgrey on my Grandson, after praying and seeking God, we discovered that God had sent us his best. May we all find comfort in knowing that God allowed this Gifted human being to cross our path. may God give the Family the Peace that surpasses all human understanding.
I have followed Dr. Drummon-Webb's incredibly amazing touch and phenomenal professional expertise saving lives for so many young people entering this world. His gift was rare and far-reaching and will live on in the hearts and minds of the people he reached and their families.
My prayers are with his wife and family who knew he was "Special" and it is my wish for them that they know his heart lives on in a place where there is eternal peace.
My heart ached when I read the paper and found out that Dr. Drummond-Webb had passed. I did not know him personally, but like many, fell in love with him through modern media. May his wife find comfort in knowing we all will be praying for her, and may Dr. Drummond-Webb found the peace he so desperately must have desired. God has truly taken an angel home! My prayers will be with you Dr. DeBlanche!
Steve and I got to know Jonathan and Lorraine about 8 years ago in Ohio. Our friendship continued after we moved to Maryland and they to Arkansas. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 3 years ago they were so supportive and encouraging through it all. How honored we are to have known such a remarkable man.Lorraine we are devasted for you and can only hope that all the prayers of your many friends will ease the pain a little and comfort you.
Jonathan,you were a dear friend and gifted surgeon. You gave more than would seem humanly impossible. I hope someday that the world will understand the depth of depression. You were able to touch only so many,and wanted to touch so much more. You were a selfless, compassionate, honorable,loveable man. My family and our friends will miss you daily. Cheers Jonathan,this new year will be so different without you! God bless you Lorraine,we are here for anything=Love T & Bill and family
Words cannot express the feeling of loss of a true friend. I only hope that the Drummond-Webb family will come to feel the comfort that God will provide in the days to come. I know first hand that Dr. Drummond-Webb was a truly brilliant surgeon. J.D. truly believed this, too, and had the utmost confidence in his skill. I will miss his smiles and hugs. My prayers are with the family.
This is to the family of Dr. Drummond Web. Thank you for sharing this trully remarkable man with all of us. For this we will be for ever greatful. In 1978 the Dr along with Dr. Mee operated on my child who had a vsd of the heart. To these great men this was an almost routine operation but to me it was terrifying. When I saw the great love and admiration that the staff of Cleveland Clinic had for this great man and saw the compassion and humility in his eyes, I knew she was in the best hands. My child was 6 then and is very healthy and 12 now. I know that God has a plan for everything that happens and I trully believe that out of the children that Johnathan saved there is one who will walk in his shoes and become the trully great surgeon and human being that he was. What a trully kind and gentle man. He will be deeply missed by all the children of the world.
Kathleen and Tianna
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY. HE DID OPEN HEART SURGERY ON MY SON CONNOR , HE MADE ME AND MY HUSBAND FEEL AT EASE . HE TOLD ME HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF CONNOR LIKE HE WAS HIS OWN AND HE DID . THANKS TO DR WEBB I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HAPPY BABY BOY WHO JUST CELEBRATED HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY. HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS .HE WILL BE TRUELY MISSED . HE WAS A TRUE GIFT FROM GOD.THANK YOU DR WEBB.
I would like to extend my condolensces to the family of Dr. Drummond-Webb. I was shocked to learn that he committed suicide. I watched the 4 part mini series they had on him and, in my opinion, I thought that he was a tremendous surgeon which is why I am so shocked to hear of his death. My deepest sympathies go out to his family in this time of sorrow.
As a mother of a heart child, I was shocked to hear of this wonderful Dr. passing away. I did watch his prime time show awhile back and cried when i saw what micacles he performed. I will pray for his family and him, the world just lost a wonderful surgeon- the parents of the children he operated on must be devastated...RIP .....
Dr Drummond-Webb said on the day of our son's surgery that he would take care of him as his own child. I knew Alex would be in good hands. Our son is alive today due to Dr. Drummond-Webb's dedication to his patients. He will be missed very much! We send our deepest sympathies to his wife and family.
This just makes me sick I did'nt ever meet him but I wacth him on TV and they told of his cancer. I so prayed he would over come it he was a Angel on earth he help so many. I two lost my granddaugther to cancer this June 10, 2004 Ewings Sarcoma my heart goes out to the family. Im so so sorry. Just know he is in God's loving arms now God Bless he will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Drummond-Webb family. He will be missed.
It is impossible to think that the world could ever be the same without Dr.Drummomd-webb. God worked miracles through his hands. I pray that Dr.Drummond-webb's legacy will live on through the childrens's lives that he has saved and that they will grow up to be a beacon of hope as their doctor was for them and their families.
This man was truly an angel that walked among us. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but I did see evidence of his work through a television documentary. How remarkable he was. My heart is with the Drummond-Webb family during this difficult time. God bless you.
DR. DRUMMOND-WEBB DID SURGERY ON MY SON IN MARCH 2002. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE TYPE OF DOCTOR HE WAS.I HAD NO IDEA WHO THIS MAN WAS. HE PRAYED WITH US BEFORE HE STARTED THE SURGERY. AFTER HE LEFT THE FAMILY WAITING ROOM, ALL OF US FELT DIFFERENT. WE KNEW THEN THAT HE WAS HEAVEN SENT. MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HIS WIFE. DR. DRUMMOND-WEBB WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED.HE WAS JUST LIKE ONE OF OUR CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS.
Jonathan was a not only a great Dr. but a caring and compassionate individual. I had the privledge to work with him at CCF. He would always take time to stop and talk to every family. I will always remember the tie-dye shirts he would wear. He made a HUGE impact on both families and staff. You will be greatly missed by everyone!!You are a true HERO!!
The extrodinary work that Dr. Drummond-Webb accomplished during his time in this world will live on for years to come. My prayers are with his wife.
We are very sad to hear of Dr Drummond-Webbs passing. Thou we were never a patient of his it was a comforting thought knowing that he was at Childrens if we ever needed him. He will be missed and our thoughts and prayers go to his family.
God Bless this truly remarkable and wonderful man and doctor. I truly enjoyed watching the tv series about how he dedicated himself to his work and enjoyed the challenge of it all. He was so talented but yet so humble. He will truly be missed but in our hearts forever. God bless his family.
Dr. Drummond-Webb was our son's doctor. We have lost a family member like no other. He was wonderful, loved by his patients, their families and his co-workers. I have never met anyone like him and I know I never will. He is loved and missed. I hope he has found peace and I hope God will send us another doctor who loves our children as much as Dr. Drummond-Webb did. Also, I wish peace to his wife and family.
Dr. Drummond-Webb was our son's doctor. We have lost a family member like no other. He was wonderful, loved by his patients, families and co-workers. I have never met anyone like him and I know I never will. He is loved and missed.
To The Drummond-Webb Family, I was profoundly saddened and deeply shocked to hear of the passing of Dr. Drummond-Webb. I was one of the many viewers who watched the four-part special featuring him. You could tell just from watching him that he was a very humble man, who did his very best to save lives. He carried a lot on those broad shoulders of his, and he deeply cared for his patients. May God Bless you and comfort you during this trying time.
I am very saddened at the loss of a great surgeon and a very caring person. He devoted his life to the children of Arkansas and other states as well. He will be greatly missed, but always remembered. May God richly bless all his family and friends.
My family and I are profoundly saddened by the loss of so gifted and loving a man. The lives he touched are too many to count. To his family and friends, know that God is holding you in the palm of His hand and that Jonathan will live on through the lives he touched. The editorial in today's AR Democrat/Gazette speaks eloquently of this selfless man who sacrificed all for his patients. In your grief, know that you are loved and cared for by many, just as Jonathan loved and cared for each of his patients.
I am saddened by the loss of Dr. Drummond-Webb as he was totally dedicated to his work and his patients. You could tell his heart and soul was in his work and his patients, especially his littlest people. God bless him and his family.
We were profoundly saddened to hear of Dr. Drummond-Webb's death. Several years ago, our son had staged heart surgeries at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Mee with Dr. Drummond-Webb assisting. He was a truly humble and compassionate man, taking time to visit our son Simon numerous times post-op to cheer him up. He even took time to stop and say hello in the halls when we would be at the Clinic for check-ups or heart caths. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
Mark, Diane, and Simon Hannig
I read about Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb in the book "walk on water". What a great man, and its sad that he left us at such a young age. R.I.P. Doc.
And i hope to meet you some day in heaven.
I send my love to the family . This was a blessed man and had much talient for the children . I had to stay at the hospital for a couple of months and he stopped and said hello to my dtr. very nice man .
To Lorraine and Jonathan's family and extended family... Those he worked with and those he touched by just his mere presence... You have left a great mark in our life and in our soul. For a family that you have meant so much to. For the countless children like our JD that you given another day to. We thank you for your unwavering belief in tomorrow. For your dedication in helping to find ways to keep our children alive and thriving. God Bless you as you journey and Bless your family as they grieve with their loss and find comfort that they are not alone in their grief. We lost one child to a dreaded CHD and you have helped give life to our other child. I pray that surgeons that are to follow have learned from your skilled hands and that we can find trust and faith in them as we have and will always remain with you. Rest peacefully You are and will always be in our forever hearts.
I am very sad about the loss of Jonathan. He did open heart surgery on my son last January. He was only 3 months old when he had his surgery. Jonathan saved his life. He is our hero!!! If it weren't for Jonathan, we probally wouldn't have our son with us today. Jonathan was such an awesome doctor. I would have gone to hell & back for that man. I will miss him dearly! Arkansas Childrens Hospital will never be the same again without him! My prayers are with his family & everyone that loved him as much as I did.
I was deeply saddened upon learning Dr. Drummond-Webb had passed. I never met him but watched the miniseries and other shows featuring him...I was so honored to know that he was a local doctor here in Arkansas. I appreciated his no-nonsense attitude that he protrayed in the shows and how dedicated he was to those children. To his wife and family, I am praying for you all. He will be remembered as a terrific man and surgeon.
I am deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Drummond-Webb. Although I have never met him, my sons go to the Cleveland Clinic yearly and my oldest has been operated on twice by Dr. Mee. I read about Dr Drummond-Webb in Walk on Water and realize all too well how rare these amazing doctors are.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF JONATHAN. WE MET THIS WONDERFUL DOCTOR AT CLEVELAND CLINIC. HE AND DR. MEE DID A HEART TRANSPLANT ON MY SON VICTOR IN 1997. IF IT WASN'T FOR THEM MY SON WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY. EVEN WHEN JONATHAN WAS EXHAUSTED, HE CHECKED ON MY SON EVERYDAY. A GREAT LOSS TO HUMANITY. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL. GOD BLESS, BETTY BOERIO AND FAMILY.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dr. Webb and those who worked with him. May God fill the void in your hearts and keep your minds on the babies because that is how Dr. Webb would have wanted it. To Mrs. Webb- I am so sorry. I know you are devastated, You do not know me, but I am praying for you...and you will recover. Be strong, pray alot and take care of yourself.
Someone who cares a whole lot.
I knew of Dr. Drummond-Webb from my daughter who worked with him at the Cleveland Clinic, through the televison special and the book "Walk on Water". He was a truly gifted surgeon and will be missed by everyone who knew or knew of him. My heart goes out to his wife and family. Dr. Drummond-Webb may you rest in peace.
Our, deepest condolenes to Dr. Drummond- Webb family. I too watch the special, I have a pacemaker, he was such a very very careing man. JUDY GARDNER
I had the pleasure of working with Jonathan at The Cleveland Clinic and learned first-hand about the truly remarkable person he was. He was a gifted surgeon and hands-down one of the most caring and compassionate physicians I have ever met. My heart goes out to Lorraine, his family, friends, and every person he has touched in this world. He has certainly touched my life in a way that I will never forget. He will be deeply missed and I am blessed that I had the privilege to know him. God bless you Dr. Drummond-Webb.
Look down upon us Jesus, in our time of sorrow. Our loss is your gain.
We were saddened by the news of Dr.Webb. He played a very important part in my son's life. Tyler was 6 months old when we met. Dr.Webb was
on the team that saved his life, not once put twice. My son received
the best of care. We are forginate that Dr. Webb was at the Cleveland Clinic at that time. He will be missed in the medical field,as well as his family and friends. He always called his patients his kids, and Tyler will always be reminded of Dr.Webb, we will not let him forget, and we will never will as well.
Mike and I had the priviledge of meeting Jonathan and Lorraine in 1996 in Westlake, Ohio. For two years we played, laughed and got to know each other. Our hearts go out to Lorraine and her parents. We will remember you in our prayers.
I'm the mother of 2 children that have complex heart defects. My daughters have had 3 open heart surgeries and 12 Interventional Caths between the two of them in the last 4 years.
I am constantly watching the complicated world of pediatric cardiac science.
Dr. Drummond-Webb was someone I was looking to as a surgeon on the forefront to pioneer new and better techniques to help children such as mine. He was making great strides to change the quantity and quality of life for so very many.
I greatly respect his life, his work, and the positive impact he had on so many. I hope his teachings will live on through everyone who had the opportunity to learn from him as well as in the hearts of all his patients.
Thank-you Jonathan, for everything you gave to so many.
To Drummond-Webb Family.
We have truly lost a wonderful friend.I had the privlege of this doctor performing 2 heart transplants on my daughter jessica. he was very caring and compassionate.Jonathan you have touched so many people lives in this world and you will always be remembered as a remarkable surgeon and a great friend.our prayers and thoughts are with Lorraine and your family and co-workers and friends.please rest in peace dr.webb head nickname my daughter and jonathan had. we all loved you and there will be nobody that touched our lives they way you did.
When I interviewed Dr. Drummond-Webb in 2002, he told me he wanted to "leave a legacy of a caring and loving attitude." He did just that - not only by saving so many lives, but by deeply touching so many others in ways he never knew. The tragedy of depression is that those of us suffering from it can become blind to the truth of what we mean to others and to the world at large. I pray that he may leave another legacy: that we look at his tragic death as a motivator to take mental illness seriously - as the life-and-death matter that it is - and work as a community to reach out and help those suffering from it.
I pray that God will cover the Drummond-Webb family with peace and provide the strength and fortitude to withstand this most painful loss. Like so many, I also came to know of Dr. Drummond-Webb's practice through DiscoveryHealth. I was most impressed with both Dr. Drummond-Webb and his wife. I thought at that time that if my child had to undergo cardiac treatments or surgeries, this man would be the one I would want to perform the procedures. I pray that his children will realize what a profound gift their father was to this world and to the many, many children who continue to walk this earth because of their father. God's peace and love to the family and friends of this talented man.
My heart goes out to Dr. Drummond-Webb's wife. Although, I never met Dr. Drummond, I really wish I did. My mother needed a physician like him unfortunately, we never found one. Thank you for the chance to view a wonderful person.
I was so saddened to hear of Dr. Drummond-Webbs death. He was a gift to all his patients and those of us who admired his work from afar. Rest in Peace Dr. for you surely earned your star in heaven.
It isn't often that someone people have never met touches their lives in such a dramatic way. After reading the postings on this site, I am realizing that I am only one of many who respected him from afar. His caring and concern for each and every one of his small patients was so very clear and the strife for excellence he demanded from himself was something that I am sure inspired many of us. He was a 'Gift of God' that was here for too brief a time, but in that short time helped many small children fight back to hopefully live happy productive lives. May his family find peace in the fact that he was loved by so many (many of us who didn't know him personally - but felt like we did)and that he now has a peace that he was unable to attain for himself while here with us. God Bless you Jonathan..what a wonderful gift you were.
Jonathan was a dear friend and an indivdual filled with compassion. He had a wonderful sense of humor and he was blessed with a supportive family. My prayers are with all of them.
My heart goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and patients of Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb over the news of his death. What a tremendous loss to all who knew him or merely marveled at his compassion and skill. It has been noted that Dr. Drummond-Webb agreed to be the focus of the television series which highlighted his talents in order that the viewers might consider organ donation. May those that Dr. Drummond-Webb leaves behind take comfort knowing that this desire was fulfilled. Indeed, he leaves a legacy that will benefit children and their families for many, many years to come.
We often forget that doctors are themselves vulnerable for illness, for so often they seem invincible. When watching the show documenting this extraordinary man's work, I never thought that he'd be unable to beat his illness. I express my deepest sympathies to his family. But how lucky his patients were to have his services. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.
I was saddend to here of his death, I was deeply touched by this Compasionate and Wounderful Dr./ Human Being. I was glad I had the opportunity to watch his special.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of such a talented, caring individual.
I am so sorry for the loss of a great Man..I saw the documentary and was deeply touched..I admired him so much..And his wife.
Arkansas Childrens Hospital has lost a wonderful surgeon. I watched the special that he was a part of and could see how much he loved and cared for his patients. I have a disabled daughter who has spent many hours at that hospital and it is great doctors like Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb that help parents make it through difficult times. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, family, friends, and coworkers.
As the parent of a child born with Congenital Heart Defects I am devestated by this immense loss. I think of the wonderful and often times miraculous work of this man and can't help but feel deeply saddened for not only his family and friends but for the entire chd community.
What a wonderful person! I watched the special on the Discovery channel and have kept up with this dear soul since then. I am so sorry for your loss and hope God will give him and his family Peace. Tears come to my eyes when I think of him now. LDM
I did not know Dr. Drummond-Webb personally but had the pleasure of seeing his special on tv. My brother in Little Rock knew him and spoke highly of him. What a great loss for our world but a treasure for heaven! My prayers and thoughts are with his wife and family. I am sure he is dancing with the angels!
MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES GOES TO THE DRUMMOND WEBB FAMILY. I SAW HIS SPECIAL ON TV AND HE TOUCHED MY HEART. I HOPE THAT YOU FIND PEACE AND KNOW THAT HE IS AN ANGEL.
SINCERELY, QUMARIS ELAMIN
I had the honor of working with Jonathan while I did my residency in clinical pastoral education at the Cleveland Clinic, '99-00. As a part of his team, I witnessed the work of a compassionate, caring man who had no delusions of grandeur about himself- he did things that most surgeons never do, such as personally packing a fever-wracked child in ice, and staying with a baby who had to be taken off of life support. He would always say, "We've done all we can do- now it's up to God." That same God cares for Jonathan now. My sympathies to his family and friends left behind, especially Loraine. It was a gift to work with Jonathan.
My son was born with a very rare heart defect and this wonderful man saved his life. I wanted my son Hunter to meet him- he is 4 years old now and the love of my life. On behalf of my son and all of the lives he has saved: thank you Dr. Drummond-Web for being an angel right here on earth. Words cannot express my grief that we have lost such a beautiful spirit. My heart goes out to his wife and I pray for peace for his whole family.
I watched the special on Dr. Drummond-Webb's work a couple of years ago. I was deeply touched. May he find peace in heaven, and his family find peace in the memory of a great man.
Our baby boy, Jackson, was born eight weeks premature on October 12, 2004 with a giant omphalocele. He was very sick, and had a common heart/lung anomaly for premature babies -- an open arterial ductus. Doctors at Arkansas Children's Hospital were very concerned about correcting the open PDA due to other problems Jackson was having, but things came to a head on October 20, 2004 when Jackson went into respiratory and cardiac arrest due in part to complications from the open PDA. Although a PDA is "routine" in a typical situation, it was anything but for Jackson with all of his complications and with the heart stoppage he had just gone through. Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb performed the operation on the morning of October 21, 2004, and he did it with his usual high level of care and skill. Our baby is still in Children's Hospital and will be for a while, but he would not be here with us now but for Dr. Drummond-Webb. We will be forever thankful that he was here when he was, because we still have our little boy. All of the doctors at Arkansas Children's Hospital are simply the very best at what they do, and Dr. Drummond-Webb leaves behind a huge void for children everywhere.
Mere words cannot express the depth of sadness and pain that my husband [Bill Crow] and I feel at the loss of Jonathan. Because our time with him was during triathlons and recreational events, it was precious and fleeting. What a darling he was ~so much fun to be with. His authentic delight at sharing himself with others was a rare and treasured pleasure for his many friends. He is irreplaceable. We are praying our goodbyes, with hopes that he has found unending joy in the loving arms of his Creator. Lorraine, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be comforted by only the best of your reminescences and by your many friends and loved ones. Only God has the answers for all of our haunting questions. We're so thankful that we had this time with such a remarkable human being. We are blessed to have known both of you.
May God heal all of our broken hearts.
GOD BLESS YOU, AND MAY THE ANGELS WATCH OVER YOU.
The world has lost a hero! It takes great courage, patience, and skill to operate on a child with a serious heart defect. The families of a child with a CHD are asking these surgeons to perform a miracle and when the miracle is not achieved the surgeon then has to face the family and witness their sorrow. Thank you, Dr. Drummond for the lives you saved and the lives you attempted to save in your journey. When the documentary aired our son was going through open heart surgery at a hospital in NY and the series provided us hope. It also made us more appreciative for the surgeons, doctors, and nurses who take on this mission.
May he rest in peace, and find the peace that he lacked in this world.
Sunday I spent the early morning hours watching this wonderful giving man saving children on the Discovery Health channel and telling my husband to watch this amazing and gifted Doctor only to open the paper Monday morning to find that he is no longer with us.
What a loss for mankind. My sympathy goes to all of his family,coworkers and especially all the children he saved! Remeber that smile!
Deepest Sympathy and Prayer
I was truly stunned to hear of the passing of Dr. Drumond-Webb. He was an inspirational doctor who deeply cared for every child he attended to. The intense pressure of caring for all these little ones must have been overwhelming for him. May he get to heaven knowing that there is no congentital heart disease and that his time to care for the children can be spent in more carefree ways.
Although I had never met Dr. Drummond-Webb, I feel like a very distant, distant member of his large "heart family" because my son has hypoplastic left heart syndrome. I am deeply saddened by his suicide, for so many reasons. For Doctor Drummond-Webb my heart aches for the pain and desperation that he was feeling--even the most brilliant human beings can experience depression and I am so sad he felt no other way out. For his family, my heart aches for the loss of their beloved husband, son, and whatever other role he had in their family. For his co-workers and friends, my heart hurts for the friendship, expertise and knowledge they will miss on an hourly basis. For his patients, my heart aches for the void they will experience during their future treatments. I am so sad for the world of Pediatric Cardiology, as they lost a friend and contributor to the progress of treating CHD's and Adults with CHD's. I pray for God's comfort for his family, I pray for Dr. Drummond-Webb's soul, and I thank him for what he selflessly gave to this world while he was here.
My deepest sympathies to the Drummond-Webb family, his co-workers and all who were touched by him. He obviously affected the lives of so many people, either personally or through his TV special. May his family find comfort in this. We sent several children to him in Cleveland, from our cardiology practice in Memphis, during the time I resided there. He and his staff showed such compassion and concern for these children. May he rest in peace.
I have been a nurse for 27 years, and was deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Drummond-Webb's death. After watching the specials done at Arkansas Children's Hospital it was evident what a truely exceptional doctor, and human being he was. I would have honored the ability to work with him. I am sure he carried the weight of each and every patient in his heart. I pray for the staff he worked with, and his family and friends for their untimely loss. I pray that somehow he understands what respect and admiration there was across the country for his work, and how people who had never met him, felt they knew him as a treasured friend.
My deepest condolences to Dr. Drummond-Webb's family and friends. He was such an inspiration. I am so thankful for the good he did. He made all of us from Arkansas proud!
I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Drummond-Webb. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to those at Children's Heart Center/Arkansas Children's Hospital who worked with him day in and day out. Such a sad ending to a brilliant life and career.
My deepest sympathies to those who love him so much. My first thoughts were that he must have known he was needed in heaven to greet the children that perished in the tragedy of the tsunami. What an angel he was on earth and continues to be in heaven.
I was saddened to learn that Dr. Drummond Webb had passed away. I had watched the special on television, and was truly amazed by him. He was an exceptional man, and you just felt like you knew him personally after you had watched the show. The world has lost a great surgeon and a kind and giving man. God Bless him.
as the mother of a child with a heart defect, I was so sad to learn of Dr. Drummond-Webb's death. We need more surgeons with his skill and talent that can keep our precious babies alive. He will be well remembered.
As my mentor at CCF, I can sadly say the world has lost an amazing talent, champion of children, and a beautiful person
My thoughts and prayers go out to all who loved and lived because of Dr. Drummmond-Webb. May you rest in peace in heaven. Thank you for touching so may lives.
Jonathan was a wonderful person to work with.
As a cardiac sonographer I had the privilege to see him on a day to day basis and witness his expertise with the patients and also his love for them.
He absolutely did everything in his power to give all of his patients the quality of life that so many of us take for granted.
It was an honor to have known him.
Words can not express how much he will be missed.
From the moment I first watched him on The AR Children's Special I knew exactly what I wanted to be; a pediatric surgeon. The world has definitely lost an angel, but God has gained one to look down and watch over all of us. My prayers go out to all his family and friends during this trying time and days after. I never had the chance to meet him but his work was nothing less than completely inspiring. May God Bless All of You.
I was shocked and saddened by the loss of Dr Drummond-Webb. I, like many others, watched the ABC special. I am a nurse in Critical care and I was amazed with his strong spirit, compassion for others and unrelenting work ethic. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. The medical profession has lost a master of the art of caring for others.
Our deepest sympathy to Dr. Drummond-Webb's wife Lorriane, his family and friends. We are totally devastated. We fell a profound loss for mankind.Jonathan he was our friend and part of our family. Our daughter Ashley Grace had a very rare heart defect, she needed to be on the tranplant list but was not and Jonathan went to bat for her, She is here with us today because of him. He was the greatest doctor I have ever met. We will never forget him. Jonathan you were one of kind.....
Jonathan touched the lives of so many people around the world. He gave new life to his patients and their families and he was an inspiration to us all. His legacy will live on in the very hearts of the children he lovingly repaired.
To all who knew and loved Dr. Jonathon Drummond-Webb and to those who did not have the pleasure to meet him please allow me to share my experience:
After 4 open heart surgeries this man performed the 5th surgery on my son at the age of 16. My son Tyler was one of his very few adult patients. He promised he would personally follow my son until Tyler was in his 30's. Born without a pulmonary artery, Dr. was hopeful of the new technology he gave Tyler and of things to come for him. He told me he would take care of him as if he were his own and I told him I was counting on it. He will be deeply missed. I cried and feel deeply saddened that for all of the lives he touched and all the people he helped one of us could not have helped him to prevent this terrible tragedy. There were so many more children that needed his skillful hands, his warm heart, and his humor to help them to live long lives. He shall live on in the lives he has touched and the hearts he has healed. Now we must seek to heal our own broken hearts over this tremendous loss.
My thoughts,prayers and condolences go out to the entire Drummond-Webb family.There's no "good" time to lose a loved one but especially around the holidays.I know everybody knows loss but I also understand that your family is in a different level of loss.I understand this because i recently lost my brother due to suicide.We struggle with questions that will never be answered.My advice to your family is to be there for eachother and talk to eachother and if need be,seek counseling,i do,and as much as it hurts to talk about,you do feel even the slightest bit better.Never deprive yourself of any feelings.Anything from sadness to anger.Grieving is a process and everyone's grieving process is different.Keep Jonathan alive in your hearts.Find peace and comfort that he touched and bettered soo many lives and was here doing GOD'S work.Sorry i took up soo much space but i felt compelled to share my story and send my heartfelt condolences to your family.It's times like these when people offer kind words and some people don't know what to say,just appreciate and understand.I can't tell you how to feel because i myself have gone through soo many different emotions,it seems i'm on the worst rollercoaster in my life.It's been 2 months since my loss and i still struggle.But the pain will ease with time.Some longer or shorter than others but time is the only thing that will help.Please take the time to take care of yoursleves and be there for eachother.Loved ones never die ,they live forever in our hearts and are our special angels up above.GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Dr. Drummond-Webb operated on my father in April of 1997 at Cleveland Clinic. My father was born with a very rare heart defect by the name of Epsteins Anomolly and it is almost unheard of for a person to live beyond their teen years with this condition. He was diagnosed when he was 42 at Cleveland Clinic but at that time they could do nothing. Well Dr. Drummond-Webb was half of a two part team who operated on my father. He did the pediatric portion and Dr.Bruce Lytle did bypass in an unpresidented surgery that day. They helped my father tremendously and he is still with us, retired and happily living in Florida. Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb, and God Bless you and give strength to your family and friends.
I was shocked and saddened to hear that Dr. Drummond-Webb has left us. After watching the TV show, I felt like I knew him well and I was disappointed the show did not continue. What a great, compassionate human being! My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.
Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb has truely inspired me. I have watched Medical Shows including his that aired on ABC since I was 6. I was never a organ donor, and couldn't bring myself to do it. But now, in spite of his life and wonderful doings, I am seriously looking into it. He was a wonderful man and did great things that touched so many lives. He will be greatly missed and may he rest in peace and watch over all of us.
We have lost a great man as well as a great surgeon.. He touched so many lives.. In fact, after watching his series on television.. I decided I wanted to do the same thing as Dr. Drummond-Webb.. Help people.. I am currently working towards my nursing degree because of him and his dedication to his patients.. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife and family.. He will dearly be missed.
For all those who knew Jonathan realized he was a special individual. I had the opportunity to work with him when he became a fellow and than a staff surgeon. He had taught so many so much. I loved his sincerity, honesty and humor. He truly was a gifted surgeon. You touched so many lives and may you rest in peace and may God wrap his arms around your family and friends and comfort them. We will miss you dearly!!
You taught me to be extremely careful in everything that I do. You were a wonderful surgeon and human, please rest in peace.
My prayers are with the family of this wonderful man. My friend sent several articles about him and shared her feelings about the series that aired on television.
I am sad that I did not see it. May God rest his soul.
In reading my local paper today, I noticed the tragic loss of Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb. I watched the television special detailing his incredible work and passion for saving children's lives. He truly touched me and I will never forget him.
My deepest sympathy to the family and all those who knew and worked with this great man, as it is a great loss to all.
I am shocked and saddened by the loss of this wonderful person. I know of him through the series he did on television. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.
You were the gratest at what you do. I hope you find peace and happiness. You took care of so many god will take care of you now.
To the Family and friends of Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb:
I would like to tell you that he gave life to my two children Mya and Ethan Coombs. My wife
and I will forever be grateful to him. Our Daughter Mya was born with Sinus Node Dysfunction
in 1999. On February 13, 2001 she received a pace maker. Dr. Drummond-Webb was very
compassionate about his work and especially for his patients. He was there day and night. Saturday
and Sunday checking in on Mya to check on her progress. He was never in a hurry. He was always eager
to answer questions. He was our God sent. To our surprise our son Ethan was also born with Sinus
Node Dysfunction. As I carried my son down that hall, in 2002, and handed him off to surgery I knew he was in
good hands. Both surgeries were successful and Mya and Ethan live a normal life. This man not only physically touched
our children's heart he touched all of our hearts emotionally. He will be missed.
Dr. Drummond-Webb saved my son Jared's life three times with his skilled and caring hands. His expertise and dedication to children from all over the world should never be forgotten. I am so grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to raise a boy, who without immediate attention, would have died days if not hours after his birth. Words cannot begin to express the gratitude I have to Jonathan. I only wish he could have experienced the joy and happiness he has brought to so many lives, in his own life. I grieve for his wife, his family, his friends, co-workers, and everyone whose life was touched by this lovely person. I hope that he is looking down upon all the good he has done and is finally at peace.
May He receive the everlasting peace and contentment that he so richly deserves. He helped so many, Now GOD will help him.
My deepest sympathy goes out to Dr. Drummond-Webb's wife,Loraine, his family and friends. He will certainly be missed by many.
I had the fortunate opportunity to meet this fine man in Sept.2000 when he performed open heart surgery on my 4 month old son. I remember very clearly when my husband and I went into see our son in the recovery NICU at the Clev. Clinic when Dr. Drummond-Webb came in and took my hand and placed on my son. He placed it with a lot of compassion for my son and told me he needed to feel my touch and hear my voice. I was extremely scared as it was to walk in and see my son in his condition let alone get that close to his delicate body. This wonderful man made everything at that point O.K.for me.
I also had the great opportunity to see him acknowledged for his great work on t.v.. I purchased the tapes right away for my son to some day see the great doctor for himself, the one who fixed his "broken heart".
God Bless you and your wife Dr.Drummond-Webb.
I knew Dr. Drummond-Webb only through the amazing news article in which he saved another human being in the special heart procedure.
He was such a brilliant person. My thoughts and prayers of healing and peace go out to his wife and family. I, too, am a survivor of suicide. My husband was a brilliant person, but depression also overcame his ability to find peace and strength. God bless the entire Drummond-Webb family. His legacy will forever live.
I was reading the Arizona Republic newspaper on the weekend and discovered this tragic loss. I saw the television special detailing his incredible work that really touched me and I never forgot to this day. Deepest sympathy to the family and all who worked with him as it is a great loss to all.
My deepest sympathies are extended to the friends and family of Dr. D-W. I never met him, but as a parent of a child with CHD's I was touched that he chose to use his expertise to save many heart children's lives. Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb for the lives that were enriched by you. You are truly an angel.
Our deepest sympathy to all who love and have lost a wonderful person who helped so many. Our Log A Load foundation that funded the chair for Dr. Drummond-Webb will greatly miss him and hope another wonderful surgeon and human being will be found to help all these children.
My family and I truly feel that if God's own right hand could be personified in the human form, it would present itself in the likeness of Dr. J. J. Drummond-Webb. My 10 year old daughter will testify as one of the thousands of children worldwide that are living and breathing with a healthy heart due to the diligence and compassion of a true humanitarian. During the surgery preparation on my daughter (then 5 yrs. old), Dr. JJ found an additional defect in her aortic valve that nobody had detected before and was able to repair the valve along with her VSD. We always found him to be especially partial to our daughter, or maybe he made all of his patients feel that way?
Condolences to the staffs at ACH as well as the Cleveland Clinic, and especially his wife and close friends.
I am deeply saddend by the news of his passing. He will be very missed, not for his accomplishments,
but for his compassion to others and his patients. He was a wonderful person and we were all lucky to have crossed paths with him one way or another.
I had the honor of meeting Dr. Drummond-Webb while he was a fellow at Cleveland Clinic working with Dr. Roger Mee. I remember that he stayed all night at my daughter's bedside after her second open heart surgery. It gave me a sence of calm to know that her doctor cared so much about her.
Years later I saw the television series and was pleased that the world would get to see the compassion that I witnessed first hand.
He will always be loved by so many families and co-workers. His legacy will live on in the lives of the children he has saved.
His heart was made of gold.
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to Dr. Drummond-Webb's family, friends, and patients. He was a very gifted surgeon and the world will miss him. On Nov. 10, 2004 he performed open heart surgery on my daughter Jessica. We were very grateful for his expertise. We are deeply saddened by the news of his death. I hope that you will be able to find solace in the knowledge that he saved so many lives, changed them forever. May God grant you peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Drummond Webb because our daughter was born with an extensive heart defect. This man gave life to our daughter twice. He operated on our daughter as if she were his own. He made sure that she was well taken care of and that she recieved the best of care. With his large male hands he worked on her tiny heart with the greatest confidence. It will be hard to return to the ACH knowing that he will not be there for our future surgeries. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife and the coworkers. He was a man with such great talent and such passion for children. He gave us our daughter and for that he will never be forgotten in our hearts.
my deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Dr. Drummond-Webb. Dr. Drummond-webb was heaven sent to all the people that was a part of their lives and now heaven is being blessed with the present of Dr. Drummond-webb. he was blessed by god when he was made. he will never be forgotten will always be with each and every one of us.I never Knew him personally but was at ACH when the shows was being filmed and watched every single one of them and seen him around ACH a few times he was very good doc,and very busy man and he may go and rest in peace.God bless you all.
To the family of Dr. Drummond-Webb;
I never knew Dr. Drummond-Webb other than through the television, but just watching him and as a heart patient myself, he was the kind of doctor I would have liked to have had. He was caring and at the same time dedicated to not only his patients and their families, but also to his work and he will definately be missed by everyone he touched in his life.
I met Dr. Drummond-Webb in October 2003 when my baby had heart surgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He was a great man who really cared. You did not feel like just another patient but an individual. I offer my condolences to his wife. There are so many lives that have continued on and been saved because of the gift God gave him. May his memory live on.
I worked with JJ when he was a fellow in Thoracic ICU at LDS Hospital many years ago. He was a great friend and surgeon. I was honored to have know him in the "good old days" when I saw the ABC special in 2002. It was amazing to see the talent he had helping so many children. I am deeply saddened by his passing. I wish he would have stayed. My deepest sympathy for his wife and all of the children he touched. He will be missed by more than he ever realized.
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Dr Drummond-Webb. He touched so many lives, and expressed how important it is to be an organ doner. May you rest in peace Dr, and continue to guide us from up above. God bless.
I met Dr. Drummond-Webb on February 1999 at Cleveland Clinic, when he assisted Dr. Roger B Mee on the surgery they made to my wife L Reens. I actually help him translating to the mother of one of his patients. The last time we saw him was November 2000, we gave him a present, a hand crafted chess game.
We deeply regret his loss to modern medicine and to humanity.
Though I only knew Dr. Drummond-Webb for less than a week, he will forever be a part of my life and the life of my family. He performed surgery on my 10 week old daughter in Dec. 2001 and healed a heart defect with which she was born. His dedication and raw talent for what he does was astounding to me then and is to me everyday as I look into the face of my daughter and see that scar on her chest. He will be greatly missed by us as we have come to think of him as part of the family, but we are so thankful that his work will continue to go on due to the children who will have longer, happier lives because of him.
To his wife, Lorraine, we pray for you to have peace during this most difficult time and may you remember the wonderful things that you shared together. Know that there are many who will be forever grateful to the sacrifices you and he made for all his patients and that we consider him an angel sent from God to heal our daughter.
YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED,
SINCERELY SOME EMPLOYEES FROM THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION.
I only knew Dr. Drummond-Webb by the television series about him and the wonderful work he did. I was saddened then to learn he was battling cancer and now more saddened to learn of his passing. The world was trully blessed to have had him even if for just a little while. My deepest condolences and prayers to his wife and children. Rest in peace Dr. Drummond-Webb. I hope to meet you one day in Heaven. Sincerely, Yolanda
Although I did not know Dr. Drummond-Webb nor did I see the mini-series on television, I work at a pediatric intensive care unit in the midwest and know how very important our talented and gifted medical professionals are to our patients, families, and society. May God bless this man and his family for the many lives he has touched.
I was saddened by the news about Dr. Drummon-Webb. He touched so many lives with his work and his compassion. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
The world will greive the loss of this wonderful man. I have thanked God for him helping us out two years ago with my grandaughter of only 3 weeks old & only weighing 4 lbs. Through God and Dr. Webb we received a miracle. My thoughts & prayer are extended to his family.
My heart is heavy with the news od Dr. Drummond-Webb's passing. As the mother of a child with CHD's - I was comforted in knowing he was on "our team". Lorraine - My deepest and most sincere sympathies to you. Laurie Bancroft
I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Drummond-Webb by him operating on my nephew, Evan. He performed his 4 surgeries at ACH and each time, there was a lot of comfort knowing he was doing the surgery because he took great pride in his work and was an excellent surgeon. I remember after one surgery, when things were starting to get better for my nephew, Dr. Drummond-Webb told me "He was golden". I will never forget what he has done for my nephew and family and will always remember that statement. May you find comfort knowing how many lives he did change and was able to save. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and patients at this very diffult time. Dr. Drummond-Webb YOU ARE GOLDEN!!
I met the good doctor six years ago at the Cleveland Clinic. He fought so hard to save my daughter's life. His compassion helped us through. I would like to return that compassion to his family. The world seems a little darker today knowing he's no longer here to do his amazing work.
I would lie to express my deepest sympathy to Dr. Drummond-Webb's wife, Dr. Lorraine de Blanche and also to his friends, staff and patients. I am very saddened by the news of his passing. It is a great loss for everyone. I know his dedication, hard work and brillance will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
The world is at a great loss & weeping for Dr. Drummond-Webb. I saw the special featuring him in the beginning of this year & was so amazed with his gift & compassion for the child. But you could see in his eyes how much he loved not only the children but his work. May god hold him in his arms and comfort him as Dr. D did with his patients. My heart is full of sorrow for the loss of this great man.
Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb for saving our Grandson, Ryan. Because of you...we can hear his laughter and see his smile..He will know your incredible gift of life that you have given him always......You will forever be in our hearts..
I am very saddened by the news of Dr Drummond Webbs passing as it is a great loss to the pediatric cardiology world. As a mom to a child born with a heart defect of HLHS, that has had three open heart surgeries to date, I know from experience just how great these doctors who work on such tiny hearts really are. He was willing to try the more difficult cases only in hopes to bring joy to another family who got to take their child home. There is no greater feeling in the world then that. God Bless you Dr. and prayers to your family.
I want to offer my deepest sympathies to the family, co-workers and patients of Dr. Drummond-Webb. As a medical student, he was not only a role-model, but a mentor to me and many of my fellow classmates. I want to thank his family for sharing such a wonderful man and doctor with the rest of the world. May these messages be a source of strength for you in this difficult time. God Bless You.
I first became aware of Dr. Drummond-Webb as did most everyone else, through the medical series that spotlighted his amazing talent as a doctor. From that moment on, Dr. Drummond-Webb was forever embedded in my heart as a true "care giver". To anyone watching, it was immediately apparent that he was more than a doctor. You could see the worry in his eyes when things looked bad, hear the heartfelt concern in his voice when the news wasn't good and see the pride and joy in his smile when a child beat the odds. I told everyone about this man. There was just something about him that words could not do justice. I never met Dr. Drummond-Webb. I thought of him everytime I watched another medical show. Hundreds of children are growing strong thanks him. God Bless you.
Dr. Drummond-Webb was at Cleveland Clinic when my grandson had his three heart surgeries. Although Dr. Drummond-Webb did not perform the surgeries, I found that he was a world class surgeon. There are only a handful of surgeons that can do his job with the precision that he did. He will be sorely missed.
To Dr Drummond-Webb's family, his "family at work" and all the children and families he gaves miracles to I am deeply saddened by the passing of this great man and Doctor. I have RSD which has no cure and the commpassion and care I get from my Dr keeps me going through all the pain. I know to all his love ones, including his patients that he will be an angel over them. I hope he has found the peace he most of needed so badly. All of us that knew of his work and compassion will never forget him. He touched my spirit from the program on ABC so imagine how the people who knew him were touched.
What a terrible loss. A fine, talented doctor who cared deeply about his patients. My sympathies go out to his widow, Dr. Lorraine De Blanche.
My wife and I were shocked and saddened to read the news about Dr. Webb's passing. We were fortunate enough to have personally met Dr. Webb in January 2004 when we travelled to Arkansas Children's Hospital. Our daughter was born with a congenital heart defect and our local cardiologist referred us to Dr. Webb and the folks at ACH. Dr. Webb repaired our 4 month old daughter's heart in a surgery that seemed impossible to us. We are so grateful for the gift that Dr. Webb gave to us and our daughter, and we will never forget him and the wonderful contributions he made during his short time here. He and his family will forever be in our prayers.
My heartfelt sympathies to the wife, family and friends of Dr.
Drummond-Webb. I thought about
him on Christmas Day as I watched
my nephew Clinton open presents. Five years ago my family gathered for Christmas not knowing if we would all be together the next holiday.
Thank you Dr. Drummond-Webb for
the gift of life you performed on
my nephew. I know that you are our hero. Clinton loves you, we all love you. You were a kind,
compassionate and humble man who will be missed by so many people.
God bless you.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy to the family, Im really in shock, why if he only knew how many lives he has touched.I only knew of him through the tv show.He is with the angels now..
I was very sad to read about Dr. Drummond-Webb's death. Our little girl had open heart surgery in 1998 at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Drummond-Webb and Dr. Roger Mee. We felt so blessed to have two of the very best doing her surgery. She was 3 then and is now 10 and heart healthy. It saddens me that the world has lost such a gifted surgeon, and that perhaps the gifted surgeon didn't realize what a gift he was to the world.
I am so sorry. The Lives touched by Dr. Drummond-Webb will leave a legacy reaching into the Heavens to meet him there. He left an impression on me that I will never forget. Watching Dr. Drummond-Webb on tv made me feel like striving to be a better person. My Condolences to his family and friends
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. II Cor 1:3-4
God Blessing to your Family & friends!
Dr. Drummond-Webb will be sorely missed. He used his God given ability to help mankind and his legacy will not be forgotten. May you be encouraged by the thought that one day "death will be no more".
I was so sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Drummond Webb. I remember watching him on multiple television shows and being awed by both his medical skills and compassion. What a loss! My best to his family and all of those that will be affected by his passing.
I watched the series on tv and knew that my decision to be an organ donor was the right choice. I hope that other people watched and felt the same way. I am sorry for your loss.
I too watched the series and was so taken with his caring - not only for his patients but for his staff also. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.
I am deeply sorry for your loss, I watched the series with this amazing doctor. He was so great at what he did,and showed compassion that matched his skill.
god bless at this difficult time.
What a loss of such a wonderful, warm human being. I'm so sadden by this news. His compassion for the children overwhelmed me. To his wife and family.....my deepest sympathy.
Dr. Drummond-Webb was a wonderful person who really enjoyed his job helping others he will be greatly missed, watching him on tv he really touched my heart. My heart goes out to his family.
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and patients of Dr. Drummond-Webb. I have watched the mini series about Dr. Drummond -Webb many times on Discovery Health and his work touched my heart. His tireless efforts and endless talent saved many children's lives. His death is an incredible loss to the world. Dr. Drummond-Webb will be missed by many but he will always be remembered by me as a HERO amoung men.
I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND PATIENTS OF DR. JONATHAN DRUMMOND-WEBB. I KNOW HIS DEDICATION AND HARD WORK WILL BE MISSED BY MANY NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.