Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TPT4KC This Week!

I don't know very many of the people on this list personally.  I know quite a few of them from FB.  I got a real treat on Friday when I met Aiden's Mom - Kelli.  She is so special.  She and the whole family have been through so much.  But there is a real strength that shines through her - real knowledge; real hope.  Dave and I prayed for her as she took Aiden back to his bone marrow aspiration and the news was BLESSEDLY good!  (See below).

To connect with another person whose shoes you've walked in is the essence of comfort.  You might be complete strangers, but in that instant - God makes you friends.  It was a confirmation of the ministry we've been given, but a double blessing as well.  No matter where you are looking at cancer from - just diagnosed, middle of treatment or in remission - to know you are in the fight with someone else makes all the difference.

This week, I want us to pray these families find the comfort God has for them.  Not just because their circumstances are uncomfortable most of the time.  I'm talking about real comfort - freedom from fear and pain.  A break from the constant need to be on high alert.  Time to embrace the peace that transcends all understanding and that they will realize they are loved, cared for and precious in His Sight.

Reminds of one of my favorite verses: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Keep praying, dear sweet friends!  IT'S WORKING!

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Pray Stomach issues will be resolved.  <"Team Sophia" on FB>

Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) - still having headaches, pray for the cause to be found! <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>

Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen) – Final Scans were clear!  Keep praying she stays cancer free!

Courtney Pette (16, lymphoma) - Back to normal life, follow up 6 weeks scans in October.  <"Team Courtney" on FB>

Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma)

Currently In-Treatment
Holden Underwood (1, ALL/MLL) – Should get a new line today and get to go home!  They were able to stop (or completed) his course of the medicine that gives him bone pain, so pray that stops quickly.  Pray all goes smoothly today and the doctors make the right decision on whether to continue with an external line or if he should get a port.  <"Holden's Hope" on FB>

Matthew (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – His immune system was not strong to start his LAST ROUND of CHEMO, so please pray the doctors make the right choice to continue his protocol on time.  Also, pray for his family because delayed rounds are so frustrating!  <"Team Matthew" on FB>

Aiden McSpadden (2, AML relapse) – Got to meet Aiden and his mom in person on Friday and they got great news!  His cancer is responding to the chemo!  Starting Tuesday, he will do 5 more days then towards the end of the month, do 9 days of chemo and on the 10th day – Aiden gets a bone marrow transplant!!  Pray for continued success of the chemo, pray for his health to stay stable – and pray all goes smoothly for the transplant so Aiden can be cancer free!  <"Angels for Aiden" on FB>

Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – Admitted Monday for 4 days of chemo and then a stem cell transplant.  Pray for strength and stabilization so they can go home soon.  Also, pray for peace for his mom – the admission process and dealing with hospital personnel can be very frustrating!!  <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB>

Lincoln Daniel Jones (2, ALL) – Cancer is responding well to chemo but his body continues to have a hard time recovering.  Please pray his counts will come back up so they can continue chemo and stay on course!  <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB>

Gabbie Howe (12, brain tumor - ependymoma) – Pray for full recovery from surgery and treatment!

Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) – Pray for her vision to clear/return in her right eye and pray for her doctor visits this week will go smoothly, on time and yield good results.  <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB>
Lance McClain (ALL) – In maintenance phase of treatment at TCH and responding well!  Pray for continued good health, help his mom manage their full family and that he will be declared cancer free!

Lucy Weber (4, ALL) – Has a clinic appointment today – pray for good numbers, no issues and getting in and out quickly!  <"Team Lucy" on FB>

Ruel Bobet (20, stomach cancer) - continuing chemo at MDA, pray for success! 

Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Feeling well and enjoying school!  Pray her rashes and upset stomach from the meds stay under control and help her continue to be a light to others!  <"Praying for Kristina" on FB>

Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL) <http://www.prayforgrant.com/>

Kaylea Stewart (Leukemia, 6) – <"Kure for Kaylea" on FB>

Mark (10, rhabdomyosarcoma in left hand)

Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)

Natalie Fraker (4, astrocytoma)

Hudson Kadlecek (4, lymphoma) - <"Hope for Hudson" on FB>

Patton Jones (3, Burkitt's Lymphoma)

Wyatt (2, ALL)

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