Tuesday, August 21, 2012

TPT4KC This Week!

Back in the saddle again!

It's been a long, hot, busy summer, but with only 6 more sleeps till school starts, I'm trying to get back in the swing of things.  I know this is true for a lot of families, some whose kids can go to school and some who can only send their older/not-in-treatment kids.  We pulled Sophia from Pre-K when she was diagnosed and it was tough, although after she lost her hair, she was ok with it.  Starting Kindergarten, she was so shy, so resevered.

What a difference a year makes!!!!!!!!!!!  Sophia is Ms. Sassy Pants who regularly has run-ins with Mommy because she wants to do things her own way!  I try to be patient, kind and gentle (and all those other fruits of the Spirit) but I must admit, I'm not very good at it yet.  I hope to one day be, it that day will probably come when I am a grandma!!

I'm studying Colossians right now and as I went through Chapter 1, a prayer Paul documented for this church struck me as perfect for our prayers and for our hopes for our cancer families this week:

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
It really hit me that this prayer is one for a building of faith. We must have knowledge, wisdom and understanding from the Holy Spirit - to please God.  Then, when work on pleasing Him, we will bear fruit and grow more knowledgeable about Him.  Following on that, He will strengthen us with all power, and through that power we will have great endurance and patience to maintain our faith - even in situations like what our families faith.  Once we have endured, we can give thanks because then we will know the depth of His love and the riches of the inheritance He has given us.  It is beautiful that the Lord so faithful knows what we need when we need it and provides for us each step of the way!

We have quite a few kids, who have completed treatment and are still in it, getting scans this week.  There is nothing more daunting that facing the wait on results, no matter how long or short.  So, keep this idea of building to great endurance and patience in mind as you lift up the results of each child's scan and what their families experience.  I know prayers sustained me with a peace beyond all imagining last week after Sophia's scans last week.  It is so possible and I pray to the God who makes everything possible - because....


Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Everything was stable with her last scans, Praise God!  Her one year remission anniversary is Thursday! <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – Doing great! <"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) Going great! <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma) Doing great and tomorrow is 3 month scans – pray for great results and a great start to his school year!
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Still dealing with high liver numbers and fluid in her lungs!  Pray for both to be removed for good! <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Aiden Rideout (4, Non-hodgkins lymphoma) Started school and doing great!  <”Prayers for Aiden” on FB>
Riley Speed (7, Ewing’s Sarcoma) – Getting scans on Friday after being finished with treatment for 3 months!  Pray for great results!! <”Riley’s Road to Recovery” on FB>
Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma)  
Hunter Dickens (Teenager, Burkitt’s Lymphoma) He is cancer free and doing great! http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/hunterdickens
Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL) Doing great and 3 months in remission!! <http://www.prayforgrant.com/
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Doing great!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 
Addison Marshall (18, ALL) About to start as a freshman at A&M, Gig ‘Em Aggies! <addiecake on Twitter
Paige Poe (16, Lymphoma) – Completed treatment and is cancer free!  Pray for her year at school to be great!  <http://www.carepages.com/carepages/paigepoe>
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) – Has scans this Thursday, pray for great results!! <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Hunter (2, Ewing Sarcoma) – Doing great! <”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) – Pray for a treatment free school year!! <”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
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Flew home to Heaven after a long struggle with an infection on July 2, 2012.  Pray for her family to heal and feel the Lord’s presence all around them.  <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Tynan Chapa (5, ALL) Jesus brought him home on July 30th, 2012.  Pray for the healing of his family and their continued work in cancer awareness! <”Tynan’s Crusade” on FB>

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Inpatient due to low counts and although she has finished the last of the really bad chemo, it is taking her longer to recover.  Pray for encouragement and for the Lord to heal her sweet body!  Pray for endurance, understanding and patience!  <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Cameron Lindsay (20, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – He is not feeling well, getting chemo and has bad burns from radiation.  He is a week behind in radiation – so pray for his full recovery and to get back on his protocol! www.caringbridge.org/visit/cameronlindsay

In Treatment
Lucy Krull (6, Medulloblastoma) Had brain surgery but is at home.  Pray for full recovery and emotional/spiritual healing for the whole family! http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/
Braden Murry (9, ALL) Going to be checking in on the 29th for a long bout of chemo – pray for his complete healing, for his counts to stay up and no illness or gotchas for him this week! http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bradenmurray/journal
Nate Dinoffira (2, Neuroblastoma) Done with hospital stays and doing well, but still not out of the woods – pray for a miracle of complete healing!  <http://supernatedinoffria.blogspot.com/>
Kaylee Atkins (6, ALL) – Got chemo over the weekend, pray for her to recover and feel good!  <”Praying for Kaylee” on FB>
Wes Pak (5, Neuroblastoma) – Just finished a long round of chemo – but is at home now, pray for his recovery and to feel good this week! <”Wes’ Fight against Neuroblastoma” on FB>
Lexie Synder (5, ALL) Pray for good counts or an easy solution if they aren’t good this week!! <”Lexie vs. Leukemia” on FB>
Wyatt Foster (4, ALL) Doing great and finished his steroid pulse last week well.  He goes for counts on Thursday – pray for great results! <”Wyatt’s Prayer Warriors” on FB>
Makayla (4, DIPG) – She has scans on Thursday – pray she is still cancer free!  <”Makayla’s Miracle Makers” on FB>
Layton (4, ALL) On maintenance chemo, finally!  Pray she beats this disease once and for all! <”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) On her make a wish trip!  Pray she has a great and safe time!  <”Victory4Victoria” on FB>
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – Doing well, pray he stays on track!  <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Started school this week!  Pray she does well on her steroid pulse and her counts are great! <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Liam Wilson (1, neuroblastoma) Pray he is doing well at home! <”Prayers for Liam Wilson” on FB>
Holden Underwood (2, ALL/MLL) – Finished his last chemo!  Pray he is done forever! <”Holden’s Hope” on FB>
Lance McClain (ALL) – Got tests done yesterday – pray for great results and no issues this week! <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 
Sander Linnet (5, Neuroblastoma relapse) – Pray the Lord will continue to be with him and his family will feel His loving arms carrying them through.
Devin Duncan (18, Leukemia) – Doing great and got into UT! < Www.devinduncan112.blogspot.com>
Charlie Harris Beard (2, Leukemia) 9 months post stem cell transplant and doing great! <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 
Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Has scans tomorrow, pray for great results! <"Praying for Kristina" on FB> 
Shelby Adams (Langenhans Cell Histiocytosis) – Doing great!  Last chemo if everything continues to go well, is November 5th, 2012!  Praise God! <”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)
Max Low (12, Leukemia) <”Mighty Max Low” on FB>

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