Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TPT4KC This Week!

I've been doing a lot of thinking about our Team Sophia ministry.  I had some plans to get little presents out for Christmas to our friends that we pray for but I'm just out of energy.  On the one hand, I really want to bless these kids as much as we have been blessed.  On the other, some days I feel like I can barely keep my head above water with my own family.

I don't know what The Lord has in store for this ministry.  I know it is important but I don't know if we are having any impact.  Oh, I know that this prayer list is huge and I definitely will keep that up.  I just would ask you would pray for us - that we would allow The Lord to reveal His plans, in His time and not to be discouraged when it seems like nothing is happening and/or we aren't doing anything to make it happen.  That's what it feels like right now - I'm not doing ENOUGH!  

Ok, I admit it, I am a little discouraged today.

I pray 2012 will be a refreshed year for us, with new clarity, energy and vision and the doors to serve will be thrown wide open!  I also pray this year will be one where we boast in The Lord's tremendous gifts of healing for all of these children - that they will end their treatments with success and no relapse!  I pray for freedom from fear, anxiety and stress for their parents and siblings.  I also pray for a renewal of their marriages, as those can really take a beating while in treatment.

So - for now, I just want to lift all of these precious families up; despite how I'm feeling.  I know The Lord will hear us because we are placing these children into the arms of Jesus - Who will immediately turn and discuss the best thing for them with His Father.  

Expect prayers to be answer because PRAYER WORKS!

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Doing well as a normal 5 year old, and Praise The Lord for stable scans last week! <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – Been tired this week and still having bad headaches every day. Pray for ultimate relief from this radiation side effects and that the spot on her cerebellum has not change and is healed and that she will continue to be strengthened to push through. <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen)
Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – His hair is growing back! Pray they did get all the tumor cells during the surgery and he is healed! <"Team Matthew" on FB>
Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma) – Having headaches, similar to Anna Grace – from the radiation. Please pray for relief! She and her family raised $21,000 for St. Jude last month – Praise God!
Courtney Pette (16, lymphoma) –<"Team Courtney" on FB>  
Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma) 
Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)
Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient  
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Admitted yesterday as she is fighting a fungal infection and is running a fever.  Pray for correct diagnosis and meds to knock this out quickly so she can recover for her next round of chemo over Christmas.  <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB>  
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Izzy has a stomach bug but is doing ok.  Her numbers on Friday were perfect!  Praise The Lord!  Please lift up their family, as Izzy’s grandmother’s breast cancer has returned after 4 ½ years.  They are really struggling with the news.  <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB>
Sarah Burns (15, Osteosarcoma) – She will be having reparative surgery on Friday and Monday and it has lots of possible outcomes.  Much depends on the location of the tumor.  Please pray for steady hands and calm nerves for Sarah, her family and her surgeons!  Also pray she will recover quickly!  <”Support for Sarah Lynn” on FB>
Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Received a potassium infusion Sunday, pray it will help him and he will be able to go home soon! <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 

Receiving Treatment this week  
Aiden McSpadden (2, AML relapse) – Continues to have diarrhea, and had a T cell transfusion yesterday, pray that it helps!  He is eating well, pray this is a great sign of his body recovering! <"Angels for Aiden" on FB>  
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Going to a clinic for counts and Methotrexate today; pray for her numbers to great!  <"Team Lucy" on FB>  
Holden Underwood (1, ALL/MLL) – His numbers were great and their family benefit was a success!  Pray he continues to respond so well!   <"Holden's Hope" on FB>  
Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Clinic appointment for counts and chemo tomorrow – pray all continues to go very well!  <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”>
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma in left hand) At the clinic for counts and chemo today.  Pray for minimal side effects and continued great response! 
Lance McClain (ALL) – Doing outpatient chemo at home and is at clinic today.  Pray for no side effects and a diagnosis for his sister – Sofie!  <”TeamLance McClain” on FB>  
Shelby Adams (Langenhans Cell Histiocytosis) – Received chemo yesterday and did very well!  Pray for continued great response and for her Mom to take the opportunity to breath and relax while Shelby is at school this week! <”Prayers for Shelby Adams” on FB>  
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – Didn’t make counts yesterday, so he is going back Friday to be admitted for chemo.  Pray for no side effects and he can go home on time! <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB>  
Hunter (1, Ewing Sarcoma) – On 2nd to last week of radiation!  Pray he continues to respond well, but that the burns on his face and side of his head will heal.  <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB>  
Zayley Oliver –She in 5th round of chemo and after the 7th, she will undergo surgery to remove the tumor on her liver.  Pray she stays healthy and that cancer is beaten back! <”Prayers for Zayley Jade Oliver” on FB>
Addison Marshall (18, ALL) – continues outpatient, maintenance chemo  <addiecake on Twitter>
Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL) Continues maintenance phase of chemo to be concluded in February with a few months of blood test monitoring till May.  Pray he beats cancer! <http://www.prayforgrant.com/

On-break or has Scans this week  
Braeden Estes (17, Ewings Sarcoma) Finally home!  He is still healing from his wound and still very weak.  Pray for his recovery as he will need to continue with his protocol for the cancer, which includes a 22 week stretch of chemo.  Please pray for lots of wisdom and guidance on when they should start that and for Braeden’s spirits to lift!  <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>   
Ruel Bobet (20, stomach cancer) – Finished with systemic chemo, waiting to hear about targeted treatment.  Pray for minimal side effects and to stay illness free!   
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Home and doing well yesterday!  Had a bone marrow biopsy, waiting on those results.  Follows up with GI doctor and has more tests this week.  Pray for great results!  <Wagner Family support” on FB> 
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – His next round of scans start up on Monday.  Please pray for great results and strength for his parents because these scans take all day, all week long! Pray for freedom from anxiety and joy in awaiting good news! <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB>  
Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) – Is at home and doing well after last round of chemo – even went to school!  Pray for excellent results on next clinic appointment and her body to respond to the chemo! <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB>  
Daniela Owens (9, Ewing Sarcoma) – Praise The Lord for her healing from 2 weeks ago!  She is back at school and doing great! <”Prayer for Daniela” of FB>  
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) –Finished his chemo and all tests for blood in his urine came back negative, so he is home!  Pray for recovery and healing!  <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB>  
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Just received 2nd bone marrow results and she is in remission!  Praise The Lord!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB>  
Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Had a great time in Disneyworld and the family is home safe, kids are at school.  Pray for no illness and continued great response to the chemo! <"Praying for Kristina" on FB>
Natalie Fraker (4, astrocytoma) –Her tumor was visibly smaller in her scan last week – PRAISE THE LORD!  Keep praying her treatment will continue to be successful!  <” PRAYERSFORNKF” on carepages.com>
Kylie Overton (2, Brain Tumor) –<”Prayers for Baby Kylie Overton” on FB>
Taylor Porter (15, AML) <”Team Taylor – Taylor Porter” on FB>
Kaylea Stewart (Leukemia, 6) – <"Kure for Kaylea" on FB>
Hudson Kadlecek (4, lymphoma) - <"Hope for Hudson" on FB>
Patton Jones (3, Burkitt's Lymphoma)
Wyatt (2, ALL) 

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