Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TPT4KC This Week!

Sometimes we all need a reminder - maybe it's a reminder of how good we have it.  Maybe it is a reminder that it could be worse.  Maybe it is a reminder that you aren't alone.  Or just maybe you need to be reminded that this life isn't all there is - there is a possibility for better.

It's hard to know exactly what kind of reminder we will need on any given day, but I find The Lord certainly has a way of providing them.  Being open to these opportunities to give thanks, or to use them as a spring board to reach out is our challenge.  These reminders can give you warm fuzzies and they can also lead to action.  It just depends on being open to what The Lord wants from you.  Sometimes, He doesn't require anything - He just uses these reminders to show us how much He loves us.  Other times, we are called to definite movement off the place we are standing.

I got a reminder today in a Bible verse and yesterday at lunch with a friend, of what it means to be a part of this community of pediatric cancer.  In a way, they were the same reminder - a little shot in the arm to not let myself get discouraged because my daughter survived while others have not.  A little perspective that Sophia's healing was a blessing and my response to that blessing determines how far it will go beyond us.  The more I focus on "survivor's guilt" (which I have a significant amount of), the shorter distance the blessing of her healing will travel.  But the more I focus on bringing awareness to the situations and get more people involved in this ministry - the greater impact our blessing will have.

I'm only human, I get worn down.  I get sad.  I get distracted (that happens most often).  But The Lord is faithful to keep me focused on eternity rather than present reality.  It is a gift to be able to pray for these kids and it is my duty to keep on going.  It is turning away from the wrong of self-pity to the right of prayer.  It is enacting justice at the highest court in the land, pleading the cases of these children for mercy and absolution (Isaiah 1:16-17).

We have been given so much, and much is required.

I hope these children and their families are a reminder to you of something God has done or wants to do in your life.  I pray He uses them to show you the path to mercy, love and grace through their struggles.  He does use the weak to bring the strong to their knees - and I want us to definitely go to our knees for them.  What precious gifts they are!  So, let's pray for them because PRAYER WORKS!

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Doing great! <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – PRAISE THE LORD FOR COMPLETELY CLEAR SCANS! <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen) – Doing great!
Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – PRAISE THE LORD FOR CLEAR SCANS!  Next up – port removal! <"Team Matthew" on FB>
Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Officially in REMISSION! <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 
Aiden Rideout (4, Non-hodgkins lymphoma) His mom just signed him up for Kinder and he got his wish!  He is going to Orlando in July! <”Prayers for Aiden” on FB>
Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma)  
Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL)  <http://www.prayforgrant.com/
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Doing great!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Doing better!<”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Hunter (2, Ewing Sarcoma) – Next scans and doctor’s appointments in Thursday – pray for continued remission! <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 
Nicky George (2, Ependymoma) – Went to disney and is doing well!  Next scans in May – pray they all go well, all is clear and hearing in his left ear has not been affected!  www.nickybear.com
Courtney Pette (17, lymphoma) –Had a birthday this last Saturday! <"Team Courtney" on FB>
Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) – Her last scans were all clear!  In Remission! <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB> 
Patton Jones (4, Burkitt's Lymphoma) – Doing great and his port is out!  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/pattonjones
Natalie Fraker (5, astrocytoma) – Doing much better with her breathing and going to playdates!  Her next MRI is May 21st so be praying all is well! <” PRAYERSFORNKF” on carepages.com> 
Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma) – Doing great!
Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)

With The Lord (Please pray for their families)
Ruel Bobet – Completely healed on Saturday, February 25th, 2012.  Continue to pray for his family, they need strength only The Lord can provide! <”Sandy Bobet” (his Mom) on FB>
Kory Krowell – Went to be with Jesus on 11/18/11.
Wesley (1 month old, Rhabdomyoma) – Earned his angel wings Monday, March 26th, 2012.  <”The Battle for Baby Wes” on FB>
Daniela Owens (9, Ewing Sarcoma) – Jesus called her home on Friday, March 23rd, 2012.  <”Prayer for Daniela” of FB> 

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Makayla (4, DIPG) - Diagnosed on April 12th, going through radiation this week and trial drugs – it’s a hard week!  Please be praying for their transition into treatment life, their peace and successful protocol! <”Makayla’s Miracle Makers” on FB>
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – He is still hanging in there, still fighting and is at home now!  Pray for his miracle!  <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 
Aiden McSpadden (3, AML relapse) No cancer but the side effects from graft vs. host disease are really bad!  Pray for relief and for wisdom for the doctors in treating him.  <"Angels for Aiden" on FB>
Paige Poe (16, Lymphoma) – Has her next round of chemo this week – pray for her strength and no side effects!
Carli Simmons (2, Brain Tumor) Inpatient at TCH, receiving treatment
Preston Winslow (4, AML) He has a massive sinus infection, please pray for healing and pray for him to be ready to move on to the next phase.  He is in a lot of pain and doesn’t feel well at all – pray for relief!! www.prestonsleague.com
Eli Dirr (5, Relapse of AML) – His pain is terrible after receiving chemo last week, please pray for relief and for wisdom for the doctors to find out what the cause is! <”Warrior Eli” on FB>

In Treatment
Cameron Lindsay (20, sarcoma) – Pray he recovers from his recent round of chemo and has no side effects this time!
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – Got blood last week and feels much better!  Pray for his appointments this week. <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma) Doing well, only one more inpatient to go!  Pray for no side effects this week, as his counts will be low!
Tynan Chapa (5, ALL) Home and doing better – pray for the next steps to go well!  <”Tynan’s Crusade” on FB>
Sander Linnet (5, Neuroblastoma relapse) –Pray for no side effects from the chemo as well as pray for their spirits to be lifted and their hope to be placed in Jesus Christ, the Healer and Comforter, alone.  Pray for wisdom for his medical team and strength to his body to endure treatment. 
Riley Speed (7, Ewing’s Sarcoma) – Home from chemo but has a busy week with appointments and scans.  Pray for wisdom for her doctors! <”Riley’s Road to Recovery” on FB>
Kaylee Atkins (6, ALL) – Had issues with fever last week, which a blood transfusion seems to have fixed, but not sure why.  Pray for wisdom and no side effects this week!<”Praying for Kaylee” on FB>
Devin Duncan (18, Leukemia) – pray she is fully recovered and continue her treatment without any interruption or illness, and that she gets into the college of her choice - UT! < Www.devinduncan112.blogspot.com>
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Feeling good today – pray she continues to and her clinic visit goes well tomorrow with no issues!  <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Layton (3, ALL) Enduring a lot of issues right now – pray she makes counts and can stay on her protocol and for relief from steroids and shots!  <”Prayers for Layton” on FB>
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Really struggling with the side effects from radiation.  Pray for her comfort, healing and endurance. <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Victoria Feldman (6, Medulloblastoma) Pray for good results from her hearing test on Friday and for her next round of chemo, which starts Monday, to go well with no side effects! <”Victory4Victoria” on FB>
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Scheduling a lot of scans, pray for him to be cancer free! <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Nate Dinoffira (2, Neuroblastoma) Lots of energy – feeling great and still undergoing radiation!  Keep praying this heals him! <http://supernatedinoffria.blogspot.com/>
Max Low (12, Leukemia) Doing better and going to school.  Pray it keeps up! <”Mighty Max Low” on FB>
Lexie Synder (5, ALL) No fever and going to hospital today for counts and possible chemo – keep her in your prayers! <”Lexie vs. Leukemia” on FB>
Raelynn (5, ALL) Pray she has recovered from her last big round of chemo and she stays illness free! <”Prayers for our Sweet Baby Rae” on FB>
Liam Wilson (1, neuroblastoma) There has been no change in the tumor, and they are evaluating surgery options so pray for wisdom on which drugs to try next as well as for the right surgeon for the job! <”Prayers for Liam Wilson” on FB>
Holden Underwood (2, ALL/MLL) – Counts were good last week and he is feeling good! <"Holden's Hope" on FB> 
Lance McClain (ALL) – Pray the chemo has not affected his hearing and he continues to stay on course with his treatment! <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Had a great time at Disney – pray her appetite and energy return soon! <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Pray for him to feel well and stay on track! <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 
Braeden Estes (18, Ewings Sarcoma) Pray that he will feel better after chemo yesterday and well enough to have fun at his prom.  Also pray for wisdom in scheduling and getting the results on a lung biopsy for next week – there is a spot they are concerned about – pray it is benign and not cancer <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>
Wyatt Foster (2, ALL) On steroids this week – pray for patience and rest if he can!  <”Wyatt’s Prayer Warriors” on FB>
Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – No new growth or new tumors from her scans – PTL! <"Praying for Kristina" on FB> 
Shelby Adams (Langenhans Cell Histiocytosis) – Getting an MRI on Sunday with results on Monday – pray for the best possible outcome! <”Prayers for Shelby Adams” on FB>
Barrett Blake (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/barrettblake
Zayley Oliver – <”Prayers for Zayley Jade Oliver” on FB> 
Addison Marshall (18, ALL) <addiecake on Twitter
Taylor Porter (15, AML) <”Team Taylor – Taylor Porter” on FB> 
Kaylea Stewart (ALL, 6) –<"Kure for Kaylea" on FB> 
Hudson Kadlecek (4, lymphoma) - <"Hope for Hudson" on FB> 
Logan Brant - Please pray for wisdom and healing!  <“Team Logan” on FB>
Kylie Overton (2, Brain Tumor) – <”Prayers for Baby Kylie Overton” on FB> 

1 comment:

Paula said...

Love to you Amy for sharing these and allowing us to pray for them! Peace be with you, Paula Hoffman