Tuesday, May 8, 2012

TPT4KC This Week!


Some days we have it, some days we don't.  There is no better articulation of the feeling of confidence for the folks on this list as when you get a scan back and it is clear or unchanged.  But when your child is sick, or even worse, one of your buddies from clinic is released from his fight to join Christ in Heaven - your confidence is all but destroyed.  We have all sides of the spectrum on today's updates.

But the question remains - what can keep your confidence on a more even keel - even if there are still some emotional highs and lows?  Faith is what does it.  When we have faith in Christ to work all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose - those swings in our confidence are a little less severe.  We can rest easier - even if we don't rest that much (especially in treatment).

Confidence is not always about healing or not healing.  It isn't always about living, being well or being sick or even dying.  Confidence goes hand in hand with hope.  Hope is what enables us to get out of bed when we have to face another day at the clinic or in the hospital.  Hope is what gives us the assurance that our prayers are heard and are being answered.  Confidence in any situation is based on what we have put our hope in.  If our hope is in ourselves, it is going to be shaky.  Sometimes you might do well, others you might fall flat on your face.

But when our confidence is placed in The Lord God - El Shaddai - The Almighty - The Great I AM - we still might have those emotional swings, but our confidence in the goodness He gives to His Children can never be shaken.  That is what I experienced going through our journey with Sophia.  I might not have been happy all the time, but I was always confident that God was right by my side.  He caught all my tears and will keep His promise to wipe them all away one day.  He was a solid rock I could vent too and will keep His promise to take away all the pain that caused me so much anger.  He was my shelter where I could find peace, even in the midst of my worst anxieties.

Confidence in God never left me because I kept my eyes open for His faithfulness.  I humbled myself under His arm of grace.  I expressed my disappointment, fear, anxiety, rage and frustration to His listening ears.  Confidence comes from having a rock.  And I do - The Rock of Ages.

Pray every family on this list experiences the kind of confidence that we know is possible in Christ - especially Aiden McSpadden's family as they move through their grief this week.  So much more is possible than we can even imagine and I pray each and every man, woman and child connected to this list will feel it - tangibly this week.  Pray for them to go to all their appointments and in every conversation full of the confidence that The Lord, Jesus Christ, is looking out for them and so they will have nothing to be concerned about.

And praise Him for it while you pray 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! Next scans scheduled for June 8th!  <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – Still having headaches and dealing with exhaustion – pray for relief and energy! <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen) – Doing great!
Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – He is doing great and has no issues with his hearing! <"Team Matthew" on FB>
Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Going great! <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 
Aiden Rideout (4, Non-hodgkins lymphoma) Has a bad cold and needs to drink lots of fluids – pray The Lord will make him thirsty and feel better! <”Prayers for Aiden” on FB>
Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma)  
Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL) NED at all!  His tests were totally clear!  Praise The Lord! <http://www.prayforgrant.com/
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Doing great!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Pray for wisdom for the doctors on her diuretic dosage and for her energy to return.  Also pray for the fluids in her lungs to clear completely! <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Fully recovered!  Praise The Lord and praise for her continuing to be in remission! <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Zoe Austin (7, Brain Tumor) – In Remission, but struggling with effects from radiation – pray for complete healing of all parts of her brain!
Hunter (2, Ewing Sarcoma) – Scans showed he is all clear and no signs of cancer!  Pray for the side effects from radiation to be healed! <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 
Nicky George (2, Ependymoma) – Next scans this month – 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) – Doing great!  <"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) – http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/pattonjones
Natalie Fraker (5, astrocytoma) – 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)
Kory Krowell – Went to be with Jesus on November 18th, 2011.
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>
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>
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – Jesus brought him into His loving arms Wednesday, April 25, 2012.  <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 
Aiden McSpadden (3, AML) – Jesus brought him out of his pain and suffering on Friday, May 4th, 2012. 

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Makayla (4, DIPG) – Into her 3rd weekend of radiation, pray for her body to recover and her cold to go away quickly! <”Makayla’s Miracle Makers” on FB>
Lexie Synder (5, ALL) She has pneumonia – please pray The Lord will touch her lungs and heal her of this scary illness, quickly!! <”Lexie vs. Leukemia” on FB>
Carli Simmons (2, Brain Tumor) Inpatient at TCH, receiving treatment
Preston Winslow (4, AML) Discovered an abscess behind his eye and he was in surgery last week to have it drained.  He is doing much better now – pray for his full recovery and for The Lord to grant him total healing! bwww.prestonsleague.com
Wyatt Foster (2, ALL) Home from inpatient admission but still having headaches from the fevers – pray he will recover fully! <”Wyatt’s Prayer Warriors” on FB>
Eli Dirr (5, Relapse of AML) – Doing radiation this week – pray he does well! <”Warrior Eli” on FB>

In Treatment
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma) Completed chemo last week!  Pray for all the scans to be NED and he recovers well from all of his treatment!
Layton (3, ALL) At home, pray for her recovery before she has to go back to the clinic/hospital this week! <”Prayers for Layton” on FB>
Wes Pak (5, Neuroblastoma) – Had blood drawn and overnighted to NY Friday to test for HAMA – pray for the best results possible!! <”Wes’ Fight against Neuroblastoma” on FB>
Raelynn (5, ALL) Her counts are very low, so pray her body can recover fully so she can be ready to restart her chemo on Friday! <”Prayers for our Sweet Baby Rae” on FB>
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Finally home!  Pray for her recovery and for her appointments this week to go smoothly! <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Victoria Feldman (6, Medulloblastoma) Pray she has recovered from her chemo last week and is staying well! <”Victory4Victoria” on FB>
Braeden Estes (18, Ewings Sarcoma) Biopsy results are showing no cancer!!!!  Praise The Lord!  Continue to pray for wisdom for the doctors and how they will handle his treatment going forward!  <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>
Cameron Lindsay (20, sarcoma) – Pray he recovers from his recent round of chemo and has no side effects this time!
Paige Poe (16, Lymphoma) – Her counts are low this week, pray for protection from infection or illness!  Also, she has CT and PET scan this week to determine the progress of her treatment – pray for the best results possible!! <http://www.carepages.com/carepages/paigepoe>
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – Doing better but pray for his appointments this week to go well! <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Jasmine (3, Wilms Tumor) – Pray for her counts to be completely recovered and she can get back on track with her treatment!  Also, pray for wisdom for her new oncologist! <”prayers for Jasmine” on FB>
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 his treatment to be a success and his family would come to know the power of the Lord through this experience!
Riley Speed (7, Ewing’s Sarcoma) – Home from the hospital, pray for quick recovery so she can be ready for her last treatment coming up soon! <”Riley’s Road to Recovery” on FB>
Kaylee Atkins (6, ALL) – Got chemo last week – pray she recovers this week and stays on track! <”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) – Finished with her steroid pulse – pray for her to recover completely and for her clinic appointment to go well this week! <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Pray for him to recover his ability to walk and for the tests/scans he has coming up soon to all be well!<”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Nate Dinoffira (2, Neuroblastoma) His antibody therapy starts Thursday, so pray for his strength and for his hair to keep coming in!  <http://supernatedinoffria.blogspot.com/>
Max Low (12, Leukemia) <”Mighty Max Low” 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) – Pray for his counts and treatments to continue to go well! <"Holden's Hope" on FB> 
Lance McClain (ALL) – Pray he continues to do well! <”TeamLance McClain” 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> 
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) – Cancer is still there but it is responding.  Pray for complete healing!  <”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> 

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