On 6 April 2020 5 April 2020 By Daniel B. Wallace In Beecher Wallace, Contemporary Issues, Coronavirus, COVID–19, History, resurrection, statistic, Theology A Statistic The month of March 2020 has been etched in my frontal lobe forever. He says his father was in a nursing home where two people tested positive for COVID-19. He even broke his neck three years ago and had to wear a neck-brace at my mother’s funeral in 2017.) They stitched up the wound. He was stronger than me; he ministered to me on what we thought might be his last day in this life. So they put him on comfort care,” Wallace said. Here’s the gist: Beecher: “Oh, it’s strong! Physician Daphne Scaramangas-Plumley, MD. The following dates give the bare facts and little else. The coronavirus was spreading rather quickly in Washington; family members were not even allowed to see him at the nursing home. Executive Director of CSNTM & Senior Research Professor of NT Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. “And they finally felt, let him make his own choices. ), Beecher: “I just hope that I’m not around to see the sun come up tomorrow.”. Beecher is survived by two sons and their spouses (Vard Beecher Wallace III or “Wally” Wallace and his wife Carol, and Dan Wallace and his wife Pati), one daughter (Keri Marquand) and her ex-husband (Michael), eight grandchildren: Noah (and his wife Jean), Dustin (and his wife Erin), Benjamin, Jamie (and her husband David Condon), Michael Marquand Jr., Julia Marquand (and her husband Rolando Avila), Andrew (and his wife Danielle), and Zachary (and his wife Samantha); and seven great-grandchildren (Clariana, MacKenzie, Mara Jade, Sadie, Livya, Adlai, and Diego). Then he asked if he was in California. Beecher was miserable, constantly taking off the oxygen mask, not eating, and in pain. Dr. Daniel Wallace is the senior research professor at the Dallas Theological Seminary. Literally. On the evening of March 27, the decision was made to let him decide whether to wear the mask; an IV of morphine was hooked up. Wallace wasn’t allowed to see his father one last time because of hospital rules. Dad had lost his sense of smell years ago, so although that is sometimes a symptom of the virus it was a precondition for him. Daniel J Wallace MD, FACP, MACR is a board-certified internist and rheumatologist. His breathing was becoming increasingly labored. I had the opportunity to talk with him a few times, but I could not visit (both because I was quarantined due to a recent flight to Greece and because the hospital was pretty much in lock-down). “How do I face death and celebrate life at the same time and do it at a distance?”. Daniel Wallace and Daniel Brown got married in March 2019. He asked, “How’s Pati doing?” Then he told me how much he loved me and my family. On March 3, my 91-year-old father, Vard Beecher Wallace, Jr. (“Beecher”), was in good health with a strong heart. Dr. Oz Asks Rheumatologist Dr. Daniel Wallace If Any Of His Patients With Lupus Have Contracted COVID-19. “Dad, you’ve been a wonderful father. So, he made it just in time to celebrate with Mom! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. He had to be brought out to her since she was not allowed in the nursing home. So, back to Evergreen. And I look forward to seeing my earthly father once again. He had a low-grade fever, shortness of breath and fatigue, but no cough. DALLAS - A Frisco man who lost his father to COVID-19 coronavirus will have to hold his memorial online. Instead, their final conversations were over the phone and by Facetime.