Tuesday, January 3, 2012

TPT4KC This Week!

Well, we took a break and I'm building my prayer endurance back up!  There is a lot to pray for - lots of scans happening this week/month, lots of sick kids from their cancer and the meds they have to take.  But I am encouraged.  I know that God hears our prayers, so let's keep storming His Throne for complete healing!  

In honor of that, I want to guest post a prayer a fellow cancer parent, Brian Jones, whom I've connected with on FaceBook posted on his blog (find the original post here) for 2012.  It is just so beautiful and if you could join me in praying it over all of our families, I know they will feel the love of Christ surrounding them and God's Hand guiding them towards victory.....In Jesus' Name, let's pray because.....PRAYER WORKS!

Dear God...before I go on asking for what I think I need next year, let me say Thank you for all the good that has happened to me this year. I want to thank you for the breath that I breathe and the heart that beats in me. This is your gift to me to show me purpose and that my life is not my own but is meant to be given to others. Thank you for my family that supports me in ways that no one else can. We have suffered much in the last few years but you have sustained us with the Love of the family unit. Thank you for my wife who shows that all things Can be done through Christ who strengthens us. Thank you for my daughter who also feel the effects of the recent life altering changes, bless her and help her to be the big sister that she is. Thank you for my son Lincoln. You have given him the gift of life and in 3 short years he has given so many people a reason to have hope and believe in a miracle. He is a very strong Lincoln-Batman and he fights for justice and a cure for all cancer in kids. Thank you also for our parents who are the next biggest support system with the countless blessing that they give to us, even giving what they don't have abundently. Most recently God, I thank you for the friends we have and the friends we continue to make all over the world throught technology and social media. Without this we would feel like we were the only ones in the world facing life as we know it. There is no telling how many people pray to you, for us and it lifts me up to see to it that I make praying for them a priority, whether they have cancer or are just having a bad day. Finally, Thank you for the hospital that is treating our son and many other children with all types of life threatening diseases.

This year I want to ask for only one thing. I'm not asking for anything less that a miracle seeing how you are God and I think you already know. I wish for children all over the world who are faced with life threatening diseases to feel as full of hope and blessing as we have. This is something I know we can all have at anytime as we journey for a cure and I know you can pour it out on us abundantly. We don't know why life is so short and we wonder why you would take a child's life from our family and leave it broken in peices, but you won't let us down on giving us comfort. You gave up your own child and He suffered and die too, but since that day you have given people a reason to believe that you Love us and have a purpose for us as we continue living.

If its not too much to ask, will you bring people together in unity to advances in the awareness, funding and research that is needed for the cure for cancer, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy and diabetes in children? We want to be a part of this together and can't rely on a few people or just our government to do this for us. We have a huge opportunity to add the the efforts but we don't always know how, but you can reveal to each of us our specific purpose in doing our part.

Will you also give great comfort to families greiving the loss of their children these past few years and show them that you are still God on the Throne of Heaven?  All these things I ask in the Name above all Names, your Son Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior. 

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Praise The Lord for the Make-a-Wish experience!  Had a great time, will never forget it.  <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – Scans on Wednesday/Thursday of this week.  Pray for complete healing of the spot on her cerebellum, safe travel to and from St. Jude’s, full confidence in The Lord’s provision, wisdom for her medical team and no fear of pokes!   <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen) – Doing great!
Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – Next round of scans are January 18-20th.  Pray for the all clear!  <"Team Matthew" on FB>
Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma) – Having headaches, similar to Anna Grace – from the radiation.  Pray for scans to be free and clear on next scans later this month!
Courtney Pette (16, lymphoma) –<"Team Courtney" on FB>
Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma)
Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)
Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Ruel Bobet (20, stomach cancer) – Taken a turn for the worse, please pray!  He is being released to go home under hospice care, as the doctors cannot fix his stomach bleeds.  Praise God he has a healthy appetite but there is nothing they can do.  Please Jehovah Rapah, come quickly with your healing!  <”Sandy Bobet” (his Mom) on FB>
Preston Winslow (4, AML) Still inpatient and needing a donor.  Pray for one and relief from side effects!  www.prestonsleague.com
Carli Simmons (2, Brain Tumor) Inpatient at TCH, receiving treatment
Max Low (12, Leukemia) Please pray that his body will adjust to the meds he is receiving and he will recover enough to go home!  Please send him a card as well!  <”Mighty Max Low” on FB>
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Doctors have still not determined why her lung fills back up after being drained.  Please pray The Lord will reveal the answer and the correct treatment to keep it from happening again and freedom from pain for Izzy!   <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Nate Dinoffira (2, Neuroblastoma) Still at TCH, needs to recover quickly!  Pray his appetite will return and he can gain some weight! <” SuperNate Dinoffria” on FB and http://supernatedinoffria.blogspot.com/)
Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) – started her very last round of chemo yesterday!  Pray all goes well with no side effects and this is the last she will ever need! <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB> 
Sarah Burns (15, Osteosarcoma) – Feeling better but is going to stay in the hospital so she can stabilize. Hospital is 90% positive that Sarah has a benign tumor and not cancer, waiting on the 3rd and 4th opinions to come back before they make a final determination. Pray this is the case and for easy removal and recovery! <”Support for Sarah Lynn” on FB> 
Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Feeling much better – pray for a full recovery through a Bone Marrow Transplant!  <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 
Receiving Treatment this week 
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) 10 more months of treatment left, pray it continues to go smoothly!  Pray for Katie’s spirit to rebound and her body stays healthy through this trial!   <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Braeden Estes (17, Ewings Sarcoma) Was home for Christmas and is doing much better!  His leg is healing well and he is going in this week to have a port put in so he can start his next round of chemo.  Pray his body and spirit will recover and for no issues with the port placement or chemo treatments!  <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>
Barrett Blake (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Receving radiation this week; pray for his appetite to recover and for his strength to return!  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/barrettblake
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – At clinic for counts and chemo today!  Pray for good numbers and no side effects from the chemo!  <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Holden Underwood (1, ALL/MLL) – Oral chemo this week, no clinic.  Please pray he stays healthy with no issues!   <"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”> 
Lance McClain (ALL) – Headed to the clinic for counts and a check-up today.  Pray all goes well and continues on prescribed course!  <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 
Shelby Adams (Langenhans Cell Histiocytosis) – Praise The Lord!  Responded exceptionally well to the initial treatment. The tumor/lesion behind her left eye & in her left sinus is completely gone. There is still cancer in the bone under her left eye where it started but it is even smaller. She will still have chemo for one year but once every 3 weeks instead of once a week. Pray she continues to respond so well and beat cancer! <”Prayers for Shelby Adams” on FB> 
Zayley Oliver –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  
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – At home and had a great Christmas!  <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Aiden Rideout (4, Non-hodgkins lymphoma) Started homeschooling this week and will visit clinic for counts.  He is having surgery on the 11th to remove his stint.  Please pray all continues to go well! <”Prayers for Aiden” on FB>
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma in left hand) Was admitted again to the hospital over Christmas holidays and discovered his liver was reacting to the chemo.  He is home now, pray for wisdom for his doctor’s as they adjust his treatment and that his next rounds will go smoothly with no side effects!
Hunter (1, Ewing Sarcoma) – Home before next round starts!  <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 
Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Pray doctors were able to address her issues and her tumor continues to respond to at-home treatment!  <"Praying for Kristina" on FB> 
Aiden McSpadden (2, AML relapse) – Home but his brother is running a low grade fever.  Pray for freedom from fear and that Aiden will not be affected!  <"Angels for Aiden" on FB> 
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Completed chemo on Sunday and went home yesterday!  Pray for swift recovery and no side effects! <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – Pray results that came back were all positive! <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Home, recovering from the chemo round after Christmas and her family says she is stronger than she has ever been during a recovery period.  Please pray she continues to rebound so well before her next treatment begins!  <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Daniela Owens (9, Ewing Sarcoma) – Doing great! <”Prayer for Daniela” of FB> 
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Just received 2nd bone marrow results and she is in remission!  Praise The Lord!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 
Natalie Fraker (4, astrocytoma) –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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