Wednesday, April 4, 2012

TPT4KC - Wednesday Edition

It's Easter Week, so as I was preparing for these updates, I definitely have the Cross on my mind.  Always have to go there first on Friday, before you get to healing on Sunday.  And since what we pray about for our sweet cancer warriors is always for healing - I thought I would talk a little bit about a key ingredient of it: surrender.

Actually, my best friend just reminded me of it, while she was telling me about her reading in Scripture this morning.  She was reading from Matthew 26, when Christ was in the Garden of Gethsemane and His progression of "getting there" to submit to the Father's Will.  Unfortunately, the Father's Will included a horrific execution that awaited Him as He cried blood in anguish, thinking about it.  But fortunately, for us, He went through with it.

How did He get there?

At first He asked God to not to have to do.

Then He asked God if there was another way.

Finally, He committed Himself to seeing it through because His time was almost up.

God said no to His beloved Son so He could say yes to us.  Yes to healing we couldn't experience before.  Yes to a life fully lived, spiritually, mentally and physically.  Yes to life beyond the here and now.  So many yes's came from that one No - such beautiful, bountiful blessings from that one curse.

Because Jesus surrendered to the path His Father had laid out for Him, we are eternally saved.  It is not a path of suffering that many people have to walk - but our friends fighting cancer do.  So, my prayer today would be for them to be able to follow in Christ's footsteps.  That they would be able to surrender their will to God's, even when they don't want to and would prefer any other way for their children to be healed than chemo, radiation and all that comes along with it; but in the end, these parents have the faith to commit to the path The Lord has laid out for them.

It's a simple prayer, but there are so many ways to be blessed in it.  God will honor their obedience and use their story to bring others close to Him.  It will happen.  Our family is living proof of that.  But it is the hardest yes to say - to God and the suffering He has allowed.  Thankfully, we do not serve a God Who has no idea what it's like.

He knows exactly what suffering is like and I pray they will feel His presence throughout their trial.  It reminds me of the lines in the new MercyMe song "The Hurt and the Healer", 

When glory meets my suffering....  
It’s the moment when humanity
Is overcome by majesty
When grace is ushered in for good
And all our scars are understood....

So, let's pray for this for these parents this Easter Week 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) – Headaches are getting better – PTL!  Pray for complete healing and peace for her scans next week! <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen) – Doing great!
Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – Doing great! <"Team Matthew" on FB>
Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Pray he continues to recover and stays cancer free! <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 
Aiden Rideout (4, Non-hodgkins lymphoma) Been in remission for 5 months!  Getting blood work this week, as well as OT/PT, pray he continues to do so well! <”Prayers for Aiden” on FB>
Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma)  
Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL)  <
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Doing great!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) All of her side issues are almost all gone!  PTL!  She is cancer free, running and jumping – thank God for the miracle He has worked in her!<”izzyslot” on and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Hunter (2, Ewing Sarcoma) – Getting better every day!  Pray for his complete healing! <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 
Nicky George (2, Ependymoma) –
Courtney Pette (16, lymphoma) –<"Team Courtney" on FB>
Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) –<”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB> 
Patton Jones (3, Burkitt's Lymphoma) –
Natalie Fraker (5, astrocytoma) – Making great progress!  Praise for The Lord’s healing and giving her strength.  Pray she can make great strides and get off the vent completely! <” PRAYERSFORNKF” on> 
Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma) –
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 
Paige Poe (16, Lymphoma) – Had first round of chemo last week.  Pray for the strength of her family as they adjust to life in treatment and the strength of her body as she fights the cancer and the chemo!
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – Fighting illness and fever, pray it comes down today so he will not have to be admitted! <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Cameron Lindsay (20, sarcoma) – In the hospital with lots of pain and low counts.  Pray for him to recover quickly and the doctors at MD Anderson to have the wisdom to identify his exact type of cancer.  He is started another round of chemo this weekend, pray he will be well enough!
Carli Simmons (2, Brain Tumor) Inpatient at TCH, receiving treatment
Eli Dirr (5, Relapse of AML) – Doing better, but still has pain.  Pray for relief from the side effects and that he can go home, if he is well enough, in a few days! <”Warrior Eli” on FB>
Aiden McSpadden (3, AML relapse) Had fever and is now on antibiotics.  Pray for healing and for their plan to be able to be put into action on time! <"Angels for Aiden" on FB>
Preston Winslow (4, AML) In the hospital with a fever and to see how he tolerates new chemo.  Pray for no side effects so he can go home this weekend!
Tynan Chapa (5, ALL) Fighting a fever, on antibiotics – pray they work!  <”Tynan’s Crusade” on FB>

In Treatment
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – At home and his counts are very low, including platelets.  Going back on Thursday to check on his counts again, pray they have come up and for no issues or fever! <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 
Sander Linnet (5, Neuroblastoma relapse) – Started chemo on Monday, April 2nd.  He has had a lot of screens and the process for this family is just beginning again.  Please 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) – Got home from the hospital last week, pray she continues to feel well and has no issues! <”Riley’s Road to Recovery” on FB>
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma) Had outpatient chemo this week, only 5 more weeks to go!  Pray for continued health and to finish strong!
Kaylee Atkins (6, ALL) – Pray she recovers completely and can stay on track with her protocol!  Praise the Lord for their service and that her daddy is home (he is in the military) <”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! <>
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Good numbers but starting to get an ear infection and on steroids.  Pray for healing and patience!  <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Layton (3, ALL) On steroids and they make her grumpy!  Pray for relief and recovery from the chemo she received last week! <”Prayers for Layton” on FB>
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Pray for her to be able to handle radiation well! <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Victoria Feldman (6, Medulloblastoma) Pray for good numbers and for no issues from the chemo last week. <”Victory4Victoria” on FB>
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Finished his last chemo and is at home!  Pray for no side effects and for the treatment to have worked! <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Nate Dinoffira (2, Neuroblastoma) Starts proton therapy radiation next week!  Pray for peace and assurance all will be well! <>
Max Low (12, Leukemia) Doing better and going to school.  Pray it keeps up! <”Mighty Max Low” on FB>
Lexie Synder (5, ALL) She has low immunity and might have a genetic blood disorder.  Pray for her recovery and for wisdom for her doctors! <”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) Halfway through his treatment, pray it continues to go well with no delays! <”Prayers for Liam Wilson” on FB>
Holden Underwood (2, ALL/MLL) – In clinic today, pray for great numbers and easy toleration of treatment! <"Holden's Hope" on FB> 
Lance McClain (ALL) – Doing well this week! <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Give her doctor’s wisdom to know that if the growth as a reaction from radiation and what to do if the cancer has come back.  Pray she will have a great time on her Make a Wish trip till more updates come! <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Getting his central lines taken out today, pray all goes well and he bounces right back! <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 
Wyatt Foster (2, ALL) Pray all is well and he is illness free!  Also pray for his Mom’s health issues to be resolved!  <>
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) – Her next scans are in May, so please pray all is well! <”Prayers for Shelby Adams” on FB>
Barrett Blake (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma)
Zayley Oliver – <”Prayers for Zayley Jade Oliver” on FB> 
Addison Marshall (18, ALL) <addiecake on Twitter
Braeden Estes (18, Ewings Sarcoma) <>
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:

Anonymous said...

The warrior Eli is a hoax