Tuesday, June 26, 2012

TPT4KC This Week!

The summer bug hit me again last week - sorry for no updates!  It's hard managing to our schedule and it is going to get a little more complicated as the summer moves on.  In fact, right now my kids are multi-tasking, eating breakfast and doing their summer homework before we have to leave for a packed schedule of doctor's appointments and swim lessons and whatnot.  Yes, I said whatnot.  That is what most of our day seems to fill up with and I gotta believe somewhere in that big pile of whatnot is something of eternal value.

As I contemplate depending more on Jesus to get me through the whatnot, to give me an opportunity to practice my faith in the every day (because when you are in treatment, you have MORE than enough chances to practice total surrender), I wonder what He thinks of my striving.  I think it pleases Him that I want to, but He knows I need more than WANT TO in order for my faith to grow.  That is where His Spirit must come in and remind me to keep my focus, like Peter out on the water, on Him rather than my day swirling with whatnot around me.

Sophia just pointed out that Jesus was just a guy sleeping on a bean bag during a storm.  Apparently, she was paying attention on Sunday during the sermon.  But Natalie filled in the gaps for her, telling her that Jesus had faith in God so we must have it too.  We must depend on Him having so much more knowledge, wisdom and vision about our lives than we do.  In crisis mode, I found that was really easy to believe.  But as life has settled back away from the chaos of cancer therapy, I find myself more and more dependent on what I can accomplish during the day.  It is a lesson affirmed by the devotional entry for today in Jesus Calling and it is appropriate for anyone, in crisis or everyday mode:
Stay calmly conscious of Me, today, no matter what.  Remember that I go before you as well as with you into the day.  Nothing takes Me by surprise.  I will not allow circumstances to overwhelm you, so long as you look to Me.  I will help you cope with whatever the moment presents.  Collaborating with Me brings blessings that far outweigh all your troubles.  Awareness of My Presence contains Joy that can endure all eventualities.
 Even though most of us will be going about our day in the "normal" way, let us pray for these families that they can find the Joy that resides through faith in Christ, the Joy that can endure chemo, radiation, blood counts, transfusions, injections, spinal taps, side effects, travel, exhaustion and anything else cancer tries to throw at them!  

Let's pray because PRAYER WORKS! 

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Praise God for stable scans and a spot The Lord is continuing to make smaller!  <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – Still having headaches, but not as frequent!  Pray for them to go away completely and their next appointments in late July! <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen) – Praise The Lord, her scans were all clear!
Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – Pray for a great summer! <"Team Matthew" on FB>
Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Going great! <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma) Finished treatment and it was a success!  Pray he stays cancer free and has a great summer!
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Her liver numbers are still too high for comfort of her doctors, so they want to do a biopsy this morning at 11 am.  She will only be admitted for one night, so please pray for quick procedure, no issues and great results!!  <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Aiden Rideout (4, Non-hodgkins lymphoma) Still in remission and doing great but having some swelling in his kidneys, so pray for the procedure on the 5th to relieve it! <”Prayers for Aiden” on FB>
Riley Speed (7, Ewing’s Sarcoma) – Doing great! <”Riley’s Road to Recovery” 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> 
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) She is close to getting out of ICU, pray she can cough on her own and get to a regular room to recover! <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Addison Marshall (18, ALL) Doing well, pray he has a great summer and senior year! <addiecake on Twitter
Zoe Austin (7, Brain Tumor) – In Remission, but struggling with effects from radiation – pray for complete healing of all parts of her brain!
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Praise The Lord, he walked on his own today!  Pray The Lord continues to bless his recovery! <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Hunter (2, Ewing Sarcoma) – He is recovering and his next round of scans are in 2 weeks – pray for great results! <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 
Nicky George (2, Ependymoma) – NED!  Praise The Lord for great scans!  www.nickybear.com
Courtney Pette (17, lymphoma) – Doing great!  <"Team Courtney" on FB>
Maddie Briscoe (8, neuroblastoma) – Doing great! <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB> 
Patton Jones (4, Burkitt's Lymphoma) – http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/pattonjones
Natalie Fraker (5, astrocytoma) – Doing great! <” 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. 
Preston Winslow (4, AML) Preston completed his fight on May 19, 2012.  He is helping Jesus do lots of fun things now!  Pray for his parents and sisters in their grief. www.prestonsleague.com

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Lucy Krull (6, Medulloblastoma) She is recovering!  At Alanta’s children’s hospital for evaluations, pray The Lord continues to work a miracle through her!  http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/
Braeden Estes (18, Ewings Sarcoma) Still in the hospital, but doing much better.  Pray for the wisdom of the doctors to decide what the best next steps should be!  <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>
Nate Dinoffira (2, Neuroblastoma) Getting better, but still fighting through antibody treatment.  Pray it all works! <http://supernatedinoffria.blogspot.com/>
Kaylee Atkins (6, ALL) – Had a seizure yesterday as a result of her body reacting to her chemo!  Pray for completely recovery, peace for her parents and wisdom for her doctors to get her on a better treatment plan! <”Praying for Kaylee” on FB>

In Treatment
Tynan Chapa (5, ALL) All better but the biopsy results were not what they wanted.  Pray for peace of mind and heart and wisdom to make the best decision for him! <”Tynan’s Crusade” on FB>
Braden Murry (9, ALL) Doing better, but the next month will be hard.  Pray for his knee scrapes to heal completely and for peace of mind and heart for him and his family as they walk this path of treatment. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bradenmurray/journal
Paige Poe (16, Lymphoma) – Finished her last chemo and has her next scans on Monday, July 2nd – pray for perfect results!  <http://www.carepages.com/carepages/paigepoe>
Wes Pak (5, Neuroblastoma) – Has scans this week, please be praying for great results!! <”Wes’ Fight against Neuroblastoma” on FB>
Lexie Synder (5, ALL) Much better and enjoying summer! <”Lexie vs. Leukemia” on FB>
Wyatt Foster (4, ALL) Did well, but may have a stomach bug so praying he gets over it quickly! <”Wyatt’s Prayer Warriors” on FB>
Makayla (4, DIPG) – Her blood counts have recovered and starting a clinical drug trial tonight – pray it is effective!  <”Makayla’s Miracle Makers” on FB>
Hunter Dickens (Teenager, Burkitt’s Lymphoma) Finishing up 6 days of chemo and feeling the side effects!  Pray for relief and healing, as well as protection from the other effects chemo can have!  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/hunterdickens
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Getting chemo today and tomorrow – pray for no side effects, protection from illness and on the road traveling! <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Layton (3, ALL) Pray she made her counts yesterday and was able to stay on track with her protocol so she can get to the maintenance phase on time!  <”Prayers for Layton” on FB>
Raelynn (5, ALL) Pray she is recovered from chemo and at home, no illness! <”Prayers for our Sweet Baby Rae” on FB>
Victoria Feldman (6, Medulloblastoma) Doing well and has an MRI next month! <”Victory4Victoria” on FB>
Cameron Lindsay (20, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – Pray he recovers from his recent round of chemo and has no side effects this time! Pray for peace and emotional endurance as he continues this process! www.caringbridge.org/visit/cameronlindsay
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – His counts are low this week, pray for no illness or infections to bother him until he recovers! <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Jasmine (3, Wilms Tumor) – She has had a rough round of chemo and is in a lot of pain and nausea.  Pray for relief and for her appointment today!
Sander Linnet (5, Neuroblastoma relapse) – He starts a very serious round of chemo this week that will limit his mobility and has a low chance of success, but pray Our God will be there to help him soar through it all!
Devin Duncan (18, Leukemia) – Doing great and got into UT! < Www.devinduncan112.blogspot.com>
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Headed to St. Judes for a spinal tap – pray for great results!! <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Max Low (12, Leukemia) <”Mighty Max Low” on FB>
Liam Wilson (1, neuroblastoma) Still continuing with treatment, going through chemo, radiation and surgery, pray for no side effects or illness! <”Prayers for Liam Wilson” on FB>
Holden Underwood (2, ALL/MLL) – Doing great, pray for his clinic visit to go well this week! <”Holden’s Hope” on FB>
Lance McClain (ALL) – Pray for him to reach cycle 4 in his protocol in 1 month time! <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 
Charlie Harris Beard (2, 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) – Not feeling well this week, pray for recovery! <”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> 
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>
Carli Simmons (2, Brain Tumor)


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