This is Joe's brother-in-law Mark (Lisa's husband) posting. I can't presume to speak for everyone, but we are a close-knit family, and I can certainly say on behalf of all the Leahys, Warneckes, and Scherers, thanks to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and contributions to this new blog, and to the dedication page on Facebook. Special thanks to Derek Mayer for establishing this page.
There will be many ups and downs in the coming days as Joe continues his fight, so please keep your thoughts and prayers coming, not only for Joe and our families, but for those of all the victims (and, although it is hard for me to say, for the soul of the person responsible for these crimes).
I believe it is our intention to use this blog as a kind of a one-stop "clearing house" for information on Joe's condition. After I confer more with Lisa, Paul, and the others, we'll get whatever information we can offer posted here on a regular (or semi-regular) basis.
Thank you again, and our love to all.