I have a couple of one-off additions to ask for prayer on this week.
1. (This was sent to me by a wonderful woman from Bear Creek UMC) - please add Christina Hernandez Hague, a Mother of three boys 8 and under. She has been battling leukemia for the last 2 years, got a stem cell transplant in April and has been on life support since, till her body produces healthy bloodcells on its own. There is another group praying for her tomorrow at 7 am, so I thought I would add her to our list since it was in the time frame some of us usually pray!
2. Please pray for Sarah Fernandez and all her teammates who head out for Anchorage from Austin in the Texas 4000 ride. They leave out on Friday and Sarah is riding for Team Sophia! Please pray for their safety, stamina, encouragement and speed over their 70 day ride!!
So, in honor of Christina, Texas 4000 and all these angels & caregivers who keep plugging along through their treatment, enduring horrible side-effects, out-of-strength bodies and worn-out spirits, I picked a verse from what is fast becoming my favorite chapter of the Bible - Isaiah 40. (You probably know these too...)
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Prayer always works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sophia Vogel - 4 years old - Sarcoma b/h left eye – 2nd week of last 7 week stretch of chemo - outpatient this week - blood counts will be low so transfusion is likely.
Anna Grace Dennis - 7 years old - Cancer free from brain tumor! Please pray for her emotional and physical recovery from her radiation in January/February of this year and that her family will be able to use this to comfort others and bring them the hope of Christ!
Rylee Beard - 5 years old - Will's Tumor in abdomen/neck (relapse) – outpatient chemo this week
Holden Underwood - 1 year old - ALL/MLL Leukemia – Home and on break from chemo! He is also walking! The miracle of life going on doesn't stop! Praise God for that special little guy!
Brennan McCowen - 11 months - Neuroblastoma – Recovering from surgery last Thursday, out of ICU and his incision bothers him a lot. He received a transfusion today and he needs it "to take" and his body to make (alot) more of his own red blood cells.
Courtney Pette - 16 years old - Lymphoma - Round 3 of chemo this week, I think it is outpatient.
Ruel Bobet - twenty - stomach cancer – On a break from chemo this week so his stomach/system can recover
Addison Marshall – 17 – Leukemia – finished last inpatient chemo round last week!
Hudson Kadlecek - 4 years old - Lymphoma
Patton Jones - 3 YO - Burkitt's Lymphoma
Wyatt – 2 years old – ALL Leukemia
Allen Hill – 10 years old – ALL Leukemia – well into treatment