Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Call for Prayers

The other day, I found out that Molly's (Lily's NICU nurse who has been so instrumental in Lily's life, even before she was born) 18 year old son, Tyler, was recently diagnosed with Stage 3b Hodgkins Lymphoma.

I am writing this as a call for prayers for Molly's son. Already, things are looking good, but we definitely don't want the prayers to end.

Tyler's attitude is incredible! Molly told me that he has been telling her since he was four years old that he wanted to be a doctor. After his diagnosis, he basically told her that this needed to happen to him to make him a better doctor.

Molly has had such a positive attitude for us that I can't help but feel the same way for Tyler.

I'm including this picture of Tyler and his father. Tyler had chemotherapy, and he and his dad both shaved their heads. Molly sent me this picture. It just says so much about this awesome family and the positive attitude they have!

So please, please pray for Tyler, his family, and the doctors involved in his care.

Also, little Mikayla (see Lily's Friends to the right) is in the hospital with bronchial pneumonia. Please pray for this sweet little girl that she may fight this illness and get home soon.

And while you're at it. . .Lily's friend Rebekah is still in the hospital. She had a bowel obstruction that was caused by a Meckel diverticulum and had surgery for that. Rebekah is getting slow feeds, and the doctors want her to be vomit free before she goes home. I know her family is ready for her to be home! (If you want the whole story, see Rebekah Faith under Lily's Friends.)

Thank you for the time you take in your prayers for these families. I know they all appreciate every single prayer that goes up for their precious children.

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