Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Special Prayer Request

There's a very special little girl I'd like to ask you to remember in your prayers today. Her name is Natalie, and she's just two years old. Natalie has a brain tumor that she's been receiving treatment for at St. Jude. Her prognosis is not good.

She and her parents, along with her five year old sister recently moved back down here to Greenwood. Kevin has been close friends with her daddy for several years. They were living a very normal life in Alexandria, LA just several months ago. Her parents quit their jobs and moved to Memphis just after her diagnosis. They decided to move back down here (they are originally from this area) to be close to the grandparents so they could keep her sister during visits to the hospital.

She has already had a six hour brain surgery and treatment they weren't sure she'd make it through. By the grace of God, she did. It has affected her pretty significantly though. She has problems with one eye, she has lost much of her strength, and her speech development has regressed. She is currently going back to St. Jude every two months to keep a check on the tumor. Please pray that on her next visit, it is has not grown, and that her strength comes back very soon.

Of course, please remember the whole family. Her daddy admitted to Kevin for the first time last night that he just can't even think of her future right now. I can only imagine what they must be going through. They have had many blessings since moving. Another one of Kevin's friends here helped get her daddy a new job. Her mother is a nurse that actually used to travel to different to places, and could probably find one easily here, but has decided to stay home with the girls, understandably. I am planning on getting to know them better myself, and Ava will have some new playmates. I hope that we can be additional support for all of them.


Tiffany said...

Me and Jeremy will be in prayer for her and her family. I can not imagine going through something like that, but God is good and will be with them through each moment of the day. I will also pray for you that God will use you and give you wisdom of how to help and be there for that family as support and comfort.