Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Baby Lillian (Stacie's new little one) will be in the NICU for a while. And as a testimony to the power of prayer, go read her birth story. Our God is good!

Audra needs prayers. She is not doing well and was in the hospital over Christmas. Please pray for healing for her!

Please pray for Emerson. She has another infection in her blood. Pray they can find something to clear it up!

Continue to pray for Gaines' reflux issues.

Jacob is back in the hospital with a respiratory virus. Please pray for the time that his family has left with him to be healthy and happy.

Pray for JJ, he has two surgeries this week. Tubes in his ears and a tendon release surgery on his feet.

Kate has been in the hospital since before Christmas. Please pray for quick healing and for her upcoming MRI!

Pray for Noah and his family as the trial approaches next month. Pray also for his eyes to continue healing.

Pray for Olive and her family as they travel HOME to the US!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Baby Sadie is here! She is in the NICU so continue to pray for her and her family.

Please be in prayer for Stacie and her new little one. She delivered her on Monday, the 21st. There are no details yet, just be in prayer for the both of them.

Ella has been having more seizures, please pray for them as they pursue finding out what is going on with her.

Please pray for Emerson, she is very ill. She had to be life-flighted back to the hospital and is having seizures. Pray for this little girl!

Gaines is having reflux trouble again, please pray for this to clear up.

Kate's MRI is coming up in two weeks. Pray for no evidence of cancer!

Rebekah has been in the hospital fighting respiratory issues, please pray for total healing and that she can go home today!

Pray for Tripp to begin feeling better soon!

Continue to pray for Noah's health.

Please pray for Pierce's family, he went to heaven December 18th. His memorial service is this Saturday, December 26th.

Keep Reagan in your prayers. She is still very sick and they don't know why she is having so many issues. Please pray for her!

Continue praying for Abby's headaches and breathing issues.

I pray that each and every one of you has a blessed Christmas. Please pray for the families missing loved ones, or who are having to spend the holiday in the hospital.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Pray for Kristen and her husband. They had another unsuccessful cycle, and won't be able to try again for a while. Please pray for them during this time of waiting.

Stephanie is being induced today!!! Please pray for safety for her and little Sadie!!

Don't forget the prayer vigil for Brody this weekend. You can still sign up for a spot!

Pray for Christian's legs, he might have dislocated one. Pray that everything is ok.

Kate is going through another round of chemo this week, and is having a lot of nausea. Pray for relief from this, and also for protection for her hearing, and kidneys.

Mikayla is still having a lot of problems with her skin. Please pray they can figure out what it is, and pray for healing!

Pray for Noah, he is having surgery today to replace his broviac. Pray that it goes well!

Pray for Jaxson's family, they are in the midst of a possible adoption to a little baby that desperately needs a home or will be institutionalized. Please pray for this baby!!!

Pierce is not doing well and his parents may have to make some tough decisions regarding his care. Please pray for this family.

Jonah has been having a lot of feeding troubles. Please pray for him that he would start eating better!

Continue to pray for Reagan who is also still having tummy issues.

Abby is still struggling with headaches and other issues. Please remember her.


This is Ethan, and his momma requested prayer for him:

"Hi there! I have a 2 and a half year old little boy who has spina bifida but has been doing quite well until a few days ago when he recently begun to drag his leg when he walks and we are unsure why and I am having a difficult time getting the neurosurgeon's office to call me back. Please pray that we will get some answers soon and that we will not have to have surgery again right away....Thanks so much!" (Update: he is seeing the neurosurgeon today!)

This request was left last week, I apologize for the delay. Let's add Ethan to our prayers!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

When Tears Fall

By: Rian

I feel that sometimes christians think they are above suffering. I mean, Jesus suffered and died for us so we could have this happy, go lucky life...right? Fortunately that is not the case. Even though Jesus died for us we still live in a fallen and sinful world. A world where bad things happen to good people every minute of every day. A world that is so hard and so cold most of the time, I'm not sure how any of us stay hopeful for the future.

I just know that God is good ALL THE TIME!!! Even when our life circumstances don't seem to prove it. I know we all have questions that we would love for Him to answer, but that is where faith comes into the picture. We have faith that God is in control and that one day we will get the answers to those questions. For now we must remember that He is good and that He will NEVER leave or forsake us.

Below are lyrics from a song by Tim Hughes. One of my very best friends played this song when the women of my church were having a prayer meeting for me. So many nights I would lay in bed with my ipod and listen to this song as I cried. These words were and still are the cry of my heart. When I didn't know what to say to God Tim Hughes said it for me.

When Tears Fall

I've had questions, without answers
I've known sorrow, I have known pain
but theres one thing that I'll cling to
you are faithful, Jesus your true.

When hope is lost, I'll call you savior
when pain surrounds, I'll call you healer
when silence falls, you'll be the song within my heart

In the lone hour, of my sorrow
through the darkest night of my soul
you surround me, and sustain me
my defender, forever more

When hope is lost, I'll call you savior
when pain surrounds, I'll call you healer
when silence falls, you'll be the song within my heart

I will praise you, I will praise you
when the tears fall, still I will sing to you
I will praise you, Jesus praise you
Through the suffereing still I will sing

When hope is lost, I'll call you savior
when pain surrounds, I'll call you healer
when silence falls, you'll be the song within my heart

I've had questions, without answers
I've known sorrow, i have known pain
but theres one thing, that i'll cling to
you are faithful, Jesus your true

When hope is lost, I'll call you saviour
when pain surrounds, I'll call you healer
when silence falls, you'll be the song within my heart

I will praise you, I will praise you
when the tears fall, still I will sing to you
I will praise you, Jesus praise you
Through the suffereing still I will sing X2

When hope is lost, I'll call you saviour
when pain surrounds, I'll call you healer
when silence falls, you'll be the song within my heart


After four years of infertility and five miscarriages, Rian was finally able to realize her lifelong dream of motherhood. She now spends her days raising her one year old son, caring for her husband and their home. She is also co-presiding over the Amarillo chapter of Resolve. Rian has a calling to minister to women who experience suffering and heartache.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Pray for Brayden this week as he is going through his first days of radiation treatments. Also, visit his blog for more information on Brayden's Blood Drive coming up next week!

Brayden Alexander is sick, please pray for him to heal quickly and not develop anything worse!

On December 19th, Brody's family will be having a time of 24 hours of prayer for a healing miracle for him. For more information, you can leave a comment on the blog, or send an email.

Elise is going to be a big sister! Considering the complications surrounding Elise's birth, I am moving this blog to "Pregnancy Prayers". Let's cover Emily during this time, for a safe and healthy pregnancy!

James is starting another round of steroids; keep him in your prayers.

Kate has not been able to start her next round of chemo due to her counts being too low. Please pray for them to rise so they can begin. Also, check out her new website for an amazing new announcement concerning Christian author Karen Kingsbury!

Pray for Mikayla, she has developed GVHD (graph vs. host disease). Pray for quick healing.

Prayer request from Reagan's mom; let's keep this little girl covered in prayers:

"We need lots of prayers right now. Reagan has been throwing up for over 4 weeks now and the doctors have not been able to figure out why. They've run tests but nothing is coming back with any answers. The only idea anyone has is that her seizure medication, the one that has finally made her seizure free after 2 horrendous years of nonstop constant seizing, is causing the vomiting. They want to lower the dosage to see if that's it, but I am terrified that this is going to bring her seizures back. Terrified. Please keep it in your prayers that this change won't have any negative effects on her and that they will find the true cause for the vomiting."

Abby Riggs is still having headaches. Please pray for relief from these.


This is Jacob; he is 3.5 years old and suffers from mitochondrial disease.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hannah Grace

Sweet little Hannah passed away this morning and is now with Jesus. My heart is so heavy today. Please pray for her family. Sweet Jesus, be near! Hold them close.

Monday, December 7, 2009

update on Angel families

There were some blogs I was unable to look at because there was an error 999. I'm not sure what that means, but I will try again tomorrow.

Carissa asked for some specific prayer requests:
Please continue to pray for us as we continue to heal. Pray that I find after school care for Kaitlyn and that our house sells.

Pray for Ayden's mommy. It has been 4 months since little Ayden went to be with Jesus.

There is a new addition to the Ramer family-Kaidi 6 lbs 4 ounces and she is doing well

Brittany is dancing with the angels. Please keep the family in your prayers.

There are some ways to help and some prayer requests:

Festival of Trees: Money earned goes to Primary Children's Hospital

Please just keep all of these families in your prayers this month. Any day is hard, but the holidays are especially a hard time for them. They need our prayers more than ever right now.

Thank you

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Continue to remember Kristen and Eli suring this last cycle of injections. Pray for her appointment on Monday that there will be good results!

Brinley had an LP test on Thursday to check her spinal fluid for cancer cells. Pray for good results!

Yesterday, Brittany went to be with Jesus. Go here for an update, and pray for her family during this time.

Please pray for Hannah and her family. They are going to remove her from the vent tomorrow. Pray for grace, peace, and understanding no matter the outcome. Pray for healing, in the name of Jesus!

Linden's mom is trying to raise some money for Reece's Rainbow before the end of the year....head on over to her blog to see how you can donate!

Pray for Camryn, she has been sick this week. Pray for quick healing!

Pray for Pierce and his family. He is home and in hospice care. Pray for peace during this time.

Jonah has a really bad blister on his lip, pray for quick healing.

Keep the prayers coming for Reagan as she still battles lots of seperate issues.

Continue prayers for abby's headaches.

Thanks for all the prayers.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


This is Christy updating for JoAnna. Baby Elvia is with Jesus today. Thank you for praying, and please continue to pray for the family. As I write this, the family is with a Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep photographer. Thank you again for praying.

My brother's baby is due Sunday. They have just been rushed to the hospital.... they can't find a heartbeat. My brother is Jimmie, his wife is Sahara. The baby's name is Elvia.

Thank you so much for praying! God, let this baby LIVE and not die, in the name of Jesus!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Remember Kristen and her husband as they begin their last round of injections to try and conceive. Pray for peace, and for God's will!

Visit Brayden's blog for more information on Brayden's Blood Drive, and how you participate.

Go here for an update on Brittany.

Emerson is back in the hospital, pray they can figure out what is wrong and how to treat it, and for quick healing before the holidays.

Pray for Hannah and her family as they may have to make some difficult decisions about her care. Father, cover this family!!!!

Joshua is having shunt placement surgery today. Pray for safety, a successful surgery, and that this shunt will work to ease Joshua's pain and improve his quality of life.

Kate should have the results of her kidney test in todday; pray for good results!

Pray for Layla; she has finished her transplant, but is in a lot of pain. Pray for healing in her tummy and mouth from the sores the chemo caused.

Please pray for Maryn and her momma. Maryn is very sick from the new treatments, pray for healing!

Pierce is in the hospital with pneumonia, and is retaining a lot of fluid. Pray for quick healing and comfort.

Pray for Reagan, she will be having g-tube surgery this week.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving this week, and I hope that we all remember our Safe Haven families as they are with loved ones in the hospital, or missing loved ones who aren't with us anymore.

Pray for Kristen and her husband; her IUI cycle this month was unsuccessful.

Pray for Stacie (Abby's mom); she is on bedrest and recovering from an appendectomy. She 27 weeks along, pray for health and protection for the rest of her pregnancy!

Ashley is having skin issues around her ostomy bag, please pray for quick healing of this, and for easing of her pain and discomfort.

Brayden will begin radiation treatments next week, be in prayer for him and his family.

Go here for an update on Brittany. Scroll down past the pictures, and you will see the "Brittany Update". Keep her in your prayers!

Christian may be having seizures, please pray they can find out for sure, and for wisdom on how to treat them.

Pray for Eden, that her tummy issues would clear up.

Hannah is having breathing problems; pray for healing, and wisdom on how to handle her situation.

Pray for little JJ who is dealing with the stomach flu.

Kate's blood counts are still struggling to come up. Also, they are awaiting the results of her kidney function test. Pray for good news! Also, here is Kate's new website, Pray For! You can get to her Caring Bridge blog from there.

Layla was finally able to begin her bone marrow transplant. Pray for her during this time!

Continue to pray for Olive and her parents; that her health will improve enough that they can come back to the US with her. She also has meningitis, please pray for healing!

Pray for Dylan, he is having some eating issues. Pray that his little tummy will heal up!

Jaxson is sick with some kind of bug, please pray for quick healing.

Yesterday Abbey began running a fever. Please pray that she doesn't get sick with anything!


This is Perron, and we received this request from his mom. Let's add this family to our prayers!

"We have a 4 month old little boy that was born at 34 weeks, IUGR due to my pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. We have noticed that there was something wrong with the way his eyes were working and we were told yesterday that he might be blind. something called cortical blindness. We have an appointment with neuro-opthamologist on December 23rd and we could use all of the prayers we could get. Thank you for your considerations!"

Friday, November 20, 2009

New guest writer!

I am so happy to post this! This is Rian, she is a new guest writer for Safe Haven. This is her first post, just a little bit of who she is and what she has been through. I hope you enjoy this, and I look forward to much more to come!

Hi everyone, my name is Rian. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My husband and I have been married for 10 years. We started trying to conceive in December of 2004. We quickly became pregnant, much to my surprise. At my 12wk ultrasound I found out the baby had stopped growing at 10.5wks. I was devestated. I really didn't know how I would go on living. My dream of being a mother had been stolen from me. That was just the beginning of my journey to start a family. Over the next 4 years I would see a Reproductive Endocrinologist, be diagnosed with PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome), do 8 rounds of clomid and suffer 3 more miscarriages. Then in February of 2008 I became pregnant again after an IUI with injectible medication. Of course I was on pins and needles the whole time. I had weekly sonograms to check the baby and everything always looked great. At 8wks4days I passed out while getting ready for work. My husband called 911 and I was rushed to the hospital. I was in the worst pain I had ever been in in my entire life. Eventually I was taken to emergency surgery. I had what they call a Heterotopic pregnancy. In my case I had a baby in the uterus and one in my right tube. My tube had burst and my abdomen was full of blood. As I type this I am just flooded with how good God really is. It is only by His grace that the baby in my uterus was unharmed and continued to grow and thrive. My son was born 11-17-2008.

I am not going to lie to you and say that I enjoyed my journey to motherhood, because I didn't. But if I had to do it over again I don't know if I would change anything. Yes those were the worst 4 years of my life, and yes it would be wonderful if I never had to lose a child, but those years taught me so much. I know that the woman and mother I am today is because of all the pain and suffering I endured. God is using all of those experiences for His good. I always tried to remember that He had a plan, somewhere, somehow. That was not always easy and I did have my moments of depression and anger. The verse that helped me most is Romans 15:13

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

I had to realize that my hope was in Him. Not in modern medicine and fertility treatments. Not in timing everything just right. Not in having a baby and being a mother. Not in this world, but in HIM. He had a plan for my life. And regardless of what my heart wanted His plan was better than mine. My hope was that the life he wanted me to live would bring glory to Him and His kingdom. That is still my hope and my heart's desire.

Now that my son is here I can see some of God's plan working. My son was born with such an amazing testimony. He truly is a miracle. I love to tell the story of my journey and of his time in my womb. I love the glory that it brings to God. It is only by His grace that my son survived all that we went through. Emergency surgery, tons of anestheia and drugs and he is perfect. I am so excited to see the plan that God has for him. I truly believe that with a beginning like his that God has mighty things for him to do.

This world is such a dark and cold place. So many mothers, children and families have to endure so much pain and heartache. Sometimes it is just too overwhelming for me to even think about. I pray that you can have His hope in the face of your sufferings. That you can trust in Him and His plan for you and your life and the life of your family and children. He truly is good and He will not let your pain and heartache be for nothing.

I leave you with a couple verses that I hope will bring you some hope and peace.

"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:3-5

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18


After four years of infertility and five miscarriages, Rian was finally able to realize her lifelong dream of motherhood. She now spends her days raising her one year old son, caring for her husband and their home. She is also co-presiding over the Amarillo chapter of Resolve. Rian has a calling to minister to women who experience suffering and heartache.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Aside from the requests listed below, I want us to remember every family on our lists during this week and the next as we all celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Remember our angel families as they will be missing their loved ones, and the families with sick ones who are unable to be home to celebrate with family. Let's pray extra hard during these next two weeks, and lift them up to our Father!

Pray for Brayden this week and next as he goes through his final chemo treatment.

Pray for Brayden Alexander who has a cold. Pray that it goes away quickly and stays out of his lungs!

Go here for an update on Brittney. Right now she is struggling with her breathing and has some pneumonia. Please pray for this young momma and her family! (You have to scroll down a ways on the post for the update on Brittney, it's at the end.)

Hannah has had another mini-stroke, and is also having a lot of trouble breathing. Please pray for relief and healing!

Pray for Joshua! He will be getting a shunt put in his spine at the end of the month, to try and alleviate his pain. If this doesn't work, there isn't much more they can do. Please pray for a successful procedure, and for healing of his pain.

Kate has been in the hospital fighting off fevers, please pray for quick recovery, and no infection. Also, check out her blog if you want to help out with "Kate's Crazy Cool Christmas"!

Pray for Maryn and her mother, that the issues would work out quickly so she can start her new treatment. Pray that God would open doors!

Pray for Noah and his family, they need encouragement.

Rebekah is still having feeding issues; pray that this will improve and she will begin to gain more weight!

Pray for Tripp, he is having a lot of breathing issues. Pray that this will clear up!

Dylan's blood test results came back %100 cancer free! Please continue to pray that his body will stay leukemia free!

Please cover Pierce and his family in prayers. They received news that his cancer has relapsed and the doctors have no hope for him. Please pray for this family!

Ava is in the hospital and they are running tests to see if she has a metabolic disorder. Pray for wisdom, and for healing!

Please pray for Jonah, and his mom and dad. His feeding is not going well at all and they are going to have to put in a feeding tube. Pray for peace, for a successful surgery, and NO bad effects from the intubation!

Reagan is in the hospital, she is having feeding trouble, and is not drinking. They are running tests to find out what is wrong. Pray for wisdom!

Pray for Abby! She is having severe headaches; pray that they are not being caused by a cancer relapse!


This request is for baby Cal:

"Seven month old Baby Cal started having seizures over a month ago. He is in the hospital with a team of doctors trying to pinpoint the problem. They received discouraging test results yesterday. Please pray!"

(Please also see below for an Angel Families update for today.)

Angel Families: New Request

I'm sorry about the delay in posting this....

Andrew died of Group B Strep Sepsis. His mommy has started a blog to help others during the healing process.

As I have said before, please say a special prayer for these angel families,especially with the holidays approaching.

I will do more updates later.... at work....


Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Here is the rest of today's update:

I mentioned in todays original post that Abby's mom had an appointment with a specialist today. The update on her blog said everything looked fine!

Pray for Kate and her family, that the Lord would bless them and lift their spirits.

Mikayla had her bone marrow transplant Tuesday. Pray for health and safety during these days that will follow.

Pray for Olive and her parents as they are attempting to move her to the United States. Pray that the Lord would open doors and direct them.

Check Jonah's blog for an prayer request for Tripp....he has been admitted to the hospital with suspected pneumonia.

Pray for Reagan, she is very sick and at the ER tonight.

Original post:

I was only able to get through half of the prayer list today....I will finish the rest this evening. Please remember these ones in your prayers!

Be in prayer for Kristen and her husband. She will go in for a pregnancy test on the 23rd. Pray for peace during this waiting time!

Continue prayers for Stephanie and baby Sadie as her delivery is getting closer. Pray for health and safety!

Abby's mom is going to see the perinatologist thie morning. Pray for a good report for momma and baby.

Pray for Brinley this week during her steroid treatments.

Sunday evening, little Gavin went home to be with Jesus. Please pray for his family. His memorial service will be next Sunday, November 15th.

Pray for Isaiah, his liver counts are high and will be doing testing this week.

Jace has been diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. Here is a prayer request from his mom:

"Ple​ase say some extra prayers for us as we move forward and adjust to the reality that Jace will need full-time care for the rest of his life. He is on the severe side, and the delays are significant. His feeding issues are VERY problematic again and I pray that we can find some resolution for his comfort."

Layla was supposed to receive her bone marrow transplant on Monday, but she started running a fever. Pray that she gets well soon so they can proceed with the transplant.

Pray for Maryn's mom as she continues to try and do everything she can to help her daughter. Pray for grace!

Saturday, November 7, 2009



Check Kate's Caring Bridge site for a way to help out this Christmas....and as always, pray for Kate!


The Tolbert's are home with their new baby girl! Praise God for the miracle of adoption.

I received this prayer request from Stephanie. Be in prayer for this family:

"Please continue to keep us in your prayers.
We don't know for sure, but it's very possible that tomorrow (Friday) at my specialist appt. they'll be sending us over for immediate delivery.
These days there are as many risks for her to be "in" as there are risks for her to be "out" ... we just can't win.
I'm scared out of my mind, but trying to remain positive. Sadie wasn't suppossed to make it to 15 weeks, much less this far (31 weeks), I'm not about to give up on her now. The fear of the unknown is the worst. I can imagine this would be extemely difficult no matter the situation, but the fact that we have 3 other children to worry about at home .. only makes it that much more complicated."

Please continue to pray for Gavin; he is in his last moments here with his family. Pray for his little body, and for his parents during this very difficult time. Pray for peace!!!

Dylan has his engraftment testing on Monday; pray for 100% donor cells!

Stellan will be admitted to the hospital tomorrow for treatments to begin next week. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors, safety for Stellan, and peace for his family.

Pray for Reagan who is not doing well and is in a lot of pain.


I was checking Noah's blog and there was a prayer request for this little man, Carter. Please check Noah's blog for the story, and then add him to your prayers!

Baby Sam's mommy is making a book out of their blog for him; if you prayed for him and want to contribute to the book, go leave a comment!

This is Kerry; she lost her baby boy in July, stillborn at 36 weeks. This is her blog she started to help others going through the same thing. (I posted it on Angel Families, under "Andrew".)

Here is a request for Baby Chloe:

"I have another baby I would like you to add to the list. It's so very sad and I have been praying for her and her family. I am sure they could need even more prayers. Lets ask God for some guidance for them and that the financial things work out, so that they can care for their precious and beautiful daughter Chloe. She was born in april with facial abnormalties and she has a v-trach to breath!"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I apologize that it has been so long since I have updated. It has been a very crazy week for me, and I have just now had time to sit down and read through the blogs. I only have time right now to update about half of them, I will do my best tomorrow to get to the rest. Thanks for sticking with me!

The Tolbert's welcomed their baby girl into the world on Monday! Please pray for them during this transition time....pray for peace!

Pray for Kristen and Eli as she is finishing up her cycle this week.

Pray for Stephanie and little Sadie; the fluid on her heart is still increasing, and they may have to deliver her early. Please pray for health and safety for momma, and baby!

Here is a new button for Stacie's blog. Last Thursday, she was diagnosed with Vasa Previa, and will have to go on bed rest sometime in December. She will also deliver her little girl at 35 weeks. Please pray for Stacie and for her little girl. For health, and a safe pregnancy and delivery!

His Grace Is Sufficient

Jenny is starting a new blog for her children and ending her blog that was for Isaiah; so I moved the link the the Angel families blog.

Brayden is in a lot of pain this week from his chemo, please pray for relief and rest for his body.

Pray for Brinley; she is sick, and so is her sister. Pray for healing!

Colton passed away on the 31st. Please pray for his parents, and for his brother who misses him very much.

Pray for Eden's eyes, that they will completely clear up, and the doctor will be able to see them perfectly during the exam.

Continue prayers for Emerson as she recovers from her infection.

Please pray for Gavin and his family. He is really struggling, and he may not have much more time. Please cover this family in lots of prayers.

Pray for Hannah, she will be having surgery tomorrow to place a shunt.

Joshua and his family will be traveling to several doctor visits this week, pray for safety.

Kate is being admitted to the hospital tomorrow to begin another IV chemo treatment. Pray for her as she endures this.

Maryn had an MRI and it showed the tumor has grown; the doctor said there is really nothing they can do. Please pray for her and her family.

Pray for Mikayla as she has her radiation treatments this week.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Angel Families update: Tuesday 11/3

First, I want to apologize for not updating in a while.

There are so many families hurting and missing their angels this time of year, with holidays approaching. I know a lot of moms and dads had a rough time on Halloween, so please just keep praying for them.

Carissa is having a rough time. Pray for patience and guidance for her and her family.

The Macs went to a Respite Retreat.

If you feel led to help, there is a link on Myah's blog.
There is a young couple who recently lost their baby boy to anencephaly (Baby Isaiah) and cannot afford to pay for a funeral. The estimated cost is $7000 and the money just isn't there. There are two ways that you can help: (1) is to pray for them, and (2) is to make a donation to help the family.

Keep praying for Jessica and her family as they continue on their road trip in their RV promoting pediatric cancer awareness.

Tyler's mom has two fundraisers going right now. She will be collecting Christmas gifts for the Benton County Children's shelter and collecting tabs off coke cans to turn in for money to go towards the Ronald McDonald charity.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Pray for Kristen; she is having reactions on her abdomen from her injections. Pray they clear up quickly.

Audra is having complications with her breathing, please pray for her.

Continue to pray for Brayden during this last round of chemo. It's tough on his body, and hard with the holidays coming up.

Brayden Alexander has a cold, please pray he gets well soon, and it doesn't get worse.

Eden's eye exam is today. Please pray for good results, and that she handles it well.

Please pray for Emerson, she is back in the PICU...they are not sure yet what is wrong, but she is pretty sick.

Gaines is in the hospital with a cold. Please pray that it doesn't go into his lungs!

Continue to pray for Gavin and his family during this time with him. Please also pray for wisdom on how to control his pain.

James is not feeling well and is running a fever. Pray for quick healing!

Continue prayers for Joshua, and wisdom for the doctors to know how to help him best.

Prayers for Kate:

"This round I have been praying every time I give Kate her chemo. Giving the drugs brings grief knowing the potential risks and in the same breath hope knowing it is destroying the tumor cells. So I pray as it courses through her body. So I wanted to ask you to pray as she gets it. She gets one at 6:30 and one at 8:30 Arizona time of course. So if you are awake we would love for you to pray specifically for her at those times. Pray for the severe stomach pains, pray for when her body has no immune function, pray for her liver, kidneys and hearing and pray for protection against any other malignancies in the future. We know Jesus loves the prayers of his people. So thank you for joining us in this."

Be in prayer for Mikayla and her little brother as they prepare for her bone marrow transplant.

Stellan is in the hospital, he has had another relapse of SVT. This time has been the worst yet, please pray for this little man!

Philip has an appointment with the specialist today. Please pray for him, he is having a lot of pain.


This is Colton; he is 3 years old and is dying from brain cancer. It looks like he is almost ready to go home to Jesus. Please lift this family up in their last days with their son.

This is Tyce; he is about 2 weeks old (now) and had to have emergency surgery on his intestines, they were twisted. Please pray for this little one, and that he can begin to keep some liquids down.

If you keep up with Jonah's blog, I'm sure you've seen Patrice's request to pray for Tripp who also has EB. I wanted to add him to our prayer list.

This request for Brittany is from April:

"My friend's sister-in-law, Brittany, has leukemia. She was diagnosed in Oct 2008 and was doing great, but now the chemo is no longer doing the job and Brittany is in need of lots of prayer."

This is Olive. She was born in September, VERY premature. Her parents are missionaries in Thailand, and really need some prayers for their daughter, and themselves too. (I apologize for the delay in getting this request posted.)


Maryn's mom is asking for help with their needs. If you feel led, stop by and see how you can help.

Go check out Dylan's blog if you would like to support his family in the "Light the Night Walk".

Tuesday, October 27, 2009



Don't forget Brinley's lemonade stand is this Saturday, the 31st. Visit her blog to see how you can donate!


Pray for the Tolbert family; the delivery of their daughter is now only 10 days away. Pray for peace and for everything to go just perfect!

As Jenny is enjoying her new little one, be in prayer for her as she is still grieving for Isaiah.

Please continue prayers for Eden to tolerate her feedings better.

Pray for Gavin and his family. They are having to make some tough decisions about his care, and his future. Also pray for his big sister during this hard time.

Kate begins another round of chemo today. Be in prayer for her, and for her organs to handle the chemo well. Plase also pray for wisdom for mom and dad!

Little Olivia went to be with Jesus yesterday morning. Please be in prayer for her family.

Pray for Dylan and for the doctors, for wisdom about how to help with his fussiness. Also for progress in his feedings.

Please pray for Noah, he has taken another turn for the worse.

I have some new requests to add, I will hopefully get to them tomorrow!

Friday, October 23, 2009


URGENT PRAYERS NEEDED: Please pray for Noah; he is very, very sick and needs lot's of prayers right now. Please lift him up!

I just wanted to mention that if you are struggling with infertility, go visit these blogs: the Sheldon's and the Pifer's. Elaine and Tiffany write some AMAZING posts on the topic, and they both have such wisdom to share. I really get a huge blessing from reading their blogs, and I have never personally struggled with infertility. They really are annointed women of God!

Pray for Kristen this week; she started her injections yesterday!

Pray for Ashley to be protected from sickness, her big sister has the flu and it would be very difficult on her to get sick. Pray that she stays well!!

Audra is in the hospital again and needs prayers; she still has some pneumonia that needs to be cleared up and has been pretty sick.

Beckham has been ill and is still recovering, please pray for quick healing!

Continue to pray for Eden to tolerate her feedings better, and for good results from her eye surgery.

Pray for Elise, she has the H1N1 virus. Pray for quick healing!

Pray that Gaines will begin making good progress with his head control and other milestones.

Gavin is having symptoms of being septic, pray for healing.

Pray for Isaiah as he fights a virus.

Pray for James, his ANC was low, pray for no fevers or infections!

Please pray for Maryn and her family, who are all having a really hard time right now. Leave an encouraging comment if you can.

Continue prayers for Olivia, who, as of Tuesday, was on her 25th day of life with her family! (Thanks to all of you who sent me the link to her blog. I don't know what was wrong with the link I had!!!)

Pray for Rebekah, she has a cold. Pray for quick healing!

Pray for the Tellinghuisen family as they go through a lot of research and genetic testing, and that they can find some help and answers for their two little ones.<

Dylan has engraftment testing in a few weeks; please pray for 100% donor cells! Also pray for feeding issues and his tummy.

Pray for Jonah! He is having a lot of eating issues still, and they are trying to avoid a feeding tube. Please cover this little one with lots of prayers!

Reagan needs lots of prayers too; she is still having lots of seizures and isn't feeling well at all.

Pray for Veiyah who is also now in the hospital. She is having lots of heart issues.

Lots of little ones needing prayers today. Lets lift them up to our Father, who knows exactly what they need.

Monday, October 19, 2009



This is Hannah; she is four years old and just very recently she was diagnosed with leukemia. She has also had a few strokes, and is not able to control her body. She has had some really tough times, and really needs our prayers.

This is Brody; he is 19 months old, and while at the babysitters, he crawled through a doggy door and fell into the pool. Please add him to your prayers!


Request from Nevaeh's momma:

"Please pray for Nevaeh, she is having a rough time with this last chemo treatment. The doses were raised and she has been having a rough week due to it. She is losing lots of weight too. The doctors are concerned. We are doing all we can to get her to eat, but nothing is really working. We are trying liquids high in calories and she is drinking them some. This is a hard time for the family. She is looking weaker and paler and so much thinner. She starts a NRE cycle next week that is a rough cycle. We are praying that all goes well for her. Please keep us in your prayers."

Please pray for Michelle, she lost the baby Thursday night. Please pray for this family, and leave some encouragement for them.

Jess had an ultrasound and visit with the specialist on Thursday, and everything looks great! Please remember them in your prayers as delivery draws closer, and as they are still missing little Cora.

Brayden begins another round of chemo today. Pray for protection for his heart and organs, and from infection.

Pray for Eden today, they are doing some tests on her bowels to see if there is an obstruction. Please pray that whatever they find does not require surgery.

Elijah and his family needs prayers. He was just diagnosed Cerebral Palsy, and his big brother is having tests run for Aspergers. Pray for this little family.

Prayers for Gaines:

"Also, I think that Gaines is making some progress with his head control and development. He's doing better about not holding his head so far back and has been playing with his toys a good bit. Please keep this prayer request in mind this week...I really would love it if you all would pray for his head control to keep developing. He has to get that down before he can master sitting up, standing, walking etc. I'll feel so much better about things once we have that under control. Its probably my biggest concern right now...he's doing great on his oxygen."

Be in prayer for Gavin, he is still having a lot of struggles, especially with sleeping. Pray for rest for his body!

JJ is having surgery tomorrow to replace his shunt. Be in prayer for him.

Pray for Joshua, he is in so much pain right now, and not eating well. Please also pray for his family during this stressful time.

Lindsay has been in the hospital since last Wednesday. They thought she was rejecting her heart, but she isn't, praise God! She is still there, and they are trying to figure some more things out, so please pray that she will be able to go home soon.

Mikayla has the flu, please pray for her to get well soon!


Little Ezekiel made his entrance into the world on Friday, thank you Lord for miracles!

NOTE: Olivia, the newborn with Trisomy, the link to her blog is now broken, and I cannot find the right address. Does anyone know about this? If you left the comment to add them to the prayer list, can you help? Thanks!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Pray for Kristen this week, she is trying a new medication.

Jenny is scheduled to have her c-section this Friday! Please pray for safety for her, and for little Ezekiel.

Remember Brayden during this new chemo treatment; for protection from mouth sores, and from side effects from steroids. Also for all the nausea that comes with it.

Eden will be having surgery on her eyes Friday. Here are some specific prayer requests:

"Please pray that God will protect her vision and those tiny eyes. Please pray that the surgery will go perfectly, with no complications for her tiny body. We are not sure yet, but are assuming that they will re-intubate her in order to give pain meds - please pray that this will not cause any further damage to her lungs and that she'll come off of it and be back to her current respiratory rock-star status. We are kind of stressed about this whole thing, but are begging God to protect her sight...
Please pray!!"

Mikayla has a bone marrow aspirate test this week to see if there are any leukemia cells. Please pray for good results!

Pray for Dylan; he is having feeding and breathing issues.

Pray for Jaxson, he is having surgery tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New prayer request

I received this prayer request today from Michelle. Let's lift her up in prayer, and send her some love and encouragement!

"Could you please pass on a prayer request for myself? My name is Michelle and I am 32 years old. I live in the UK with my husband and 6 month old son. I have a rare blood condition called afibrinogenemia (no fibrinogen to clot my blood). I just recently found out I am pregnant again, about 6 weeks. The national health system (NHS) here in England is refusing to treat me until they get approval from the trust to fund another pregnancy. Without treatment I will miscarry my baby and almost did this past Friday, I started bleeding and lost 1 pint of blood. But thanking God that the pregnancy is still hanging on. The doctors have seen a gestational sac but have not seen the baby yet. Please pray that God will guide the NHS Trust committee in the right direction to allow us to give life to this wonderful blessing and not refuse us as I will miscarry because fibrinogen is needed to keep the pregnancy in place. Please pray I don't miscarry before they make a decision. Thank you and God Bless."

Monday, October 12, 2009


Pray for Stephanie and little baby Sadie. Her last ultrasound showed some fluid on Sadie's heart, and possibly a small hole. Be in prayer for health and safety as her due date draws near.

Brayden begins his last 2 month round of chemo today. Pray that his heart stays protected during this time, and for his spianl fluid draw to be clear of leukemia cells.

JJ is in the hospital with an infected shunt; they are going to do surgery and replace it. Please keep this little one in your prayers!

Pray for Kate! She is in a lot of pain from sores in her mouth and tummy from the chemo. She has also been running fevers.

Baby KJ has just been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. Be in prayer that this can be corrected without surgery.

Olivia is at 16 days old, and still with her family! Please keep praying for her!

Dylan is having an MRI today, please pray for comfort during this, that his little body will handle the anesthesia well, and for good results.

Baby Sam has a follow up ECO on his heart today, pray for continued good health.

Pray for Pierce, he is in the hospital with an infection in his central line.


Brinley's family is having a Lemonade Stand fundraiser on October 31st. Visit her blog to see how you can help!

There are some exciting things going on with Gavin and his family! Visit their blog for more information on Gavin's House, and how you might be able to help! Most importantly, let's pray for them during this time!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday: Update on Angel Families

Please continue to pray for all the angel families..... Even though there is not always a post, I know they need continuous prayer.

Thank you to everyone who prays for these hurting families.

Veiyah's miracle

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I just realized this post was dated Sunday, I don't know how that happened!!


I removed the "Cora's Playground" donation button....if you've been keeping up with the Mac's blog, Cora's playground has been completed, and they celebrated the dedication a few weeks ago. Go here for pictures and a beautiful post about the dedication. Also, go here to visit Cora's Shop!

Eden is still having problems; she either has a urinary tract infection, or an intestinal problem. Pray for wisdom for the doctors, and quick healing for little Eden!

Continue to pray for Gavin as he is still very sick; pray that they will find out exactly what the problems are.

For an update on Noah's, visit their blog. They will not be able to post anymore about his status until after the trial, but will be continuin their blog in another specail way. Please visit and pray about contributing to this precious families blog! Also keep them in your prayers from now, until December when the trial will take place.

Today is Olivia's 12th day of life! Keep praying for her and her family.

Keep Reagan in your prayers; she is not doing well with her new medicine.

Sunday, October 4, 2009



Please pray for the Ray family. Their beautiful 10 year old daughter, Olivia, was hit by a car yesterday and went to be with Jesus. The Ray family are a huge part of the YWAM ministries. Please remember them.

This is Baby Olivia; she was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, and is now 9 days old. Please pray for her and her family!

This is Audra; she had a tumor in her brain, Medulloblastoma, that has been removed but she is still struggling with a lot of health issues. Let's add her to our prayers.

This is Layla; she has Neuroblastoma and is currently undergoing chemo and radiation. Let's pray for her!

This is Dylan; he was diagnosed at 8 weeks old with infant leukemia. Pray for Dylan!

New button for Jess's page! (The Macs)

Please pray for Eden who is still having some breathing and reflux issues.

Gavin was admitted to the hospital over the weekend, and is not doing well. Please pray for him!

Isaiah needs prayers, he has a possible abscess of fluid in his abdominal area. Tomorrow they will do an x-ray to see what is going on. Pray for quick healing and for his pain.

Kate is having a lot of pain and nausea during this chemo treatment. Please be in prayer for her.

Waverly and Oliver are off to DisneyWorld this week for a Mak-A-Wish vacation! Pray for safety, and HEALTH!

Please pray for Reagan, that this new medication she is on will continue to help her seizures.

I changed the button for Philip; his Caring Bridge site is not updated very often, so I added his family blog instead. Please continue praying for Philip, he is having a very hard time.

This is Franchesca Cox, and her blog, Handprints From Heaven. She lost her little girl, Jenna Belle, 4 months ago. She has a ministry, called Abiding Hope Collages.

Here is what her ministry is all about:

"In honor of my firstborn Jenna Belle, who we were so blessed to have for 13 days, I would like to help bereaved parents by creating a Hope Collage of their child's name. This cause is dedicated to those parents around the world who have had to say goodbye to their babies too soon."

Thank you, Franchesca, for your precious ministry!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Pray for Brinley this week; she is on her Make A Wish trip to Disneyworld with her family. Pray for NO FEVERS!

There is a possibility that Christian is having seizures. Please pray for a good result of the EEG; no seizures!

Pray for Eden; she has viral pneumonia. Pray for quick healing.

Gaines is having a lot of issues with spitting up, pray that this will clear up. Also pray for protection for him during RSV season.

Pray for James during this current dose of steroids.

Here is a new blog site for JJ! Keep him in your prayers.

Joshua needs prayers, he is having a rough time, and lots of back pain.

Prayers for Kate:

"Kate will get two chemo medications tonight. Please again pray for her continued protection, specifically for her kidneys and bladder. And continue to pray for the ones from last night as just because the medication has been given doesn't mean the side effects are done. Thank you for covering her in your prayers. Pray also for our family as we miss being all together. Thank you."

Today was Mikayla's last day of chemo for this round. Pray for remission after this!

Nevaeh's mom requested prayers: She has an appointment on Friday and they will be doing doing a spinal tap, a bone marrow biopsy, and chemo. Her momma has to take her to this appointment alone, pray for strength for both of them, and for good test results!

Go check out Baby Sam's blog for an AWESOME praise report!

Charity had another surgery today...pray that all went well!

Pray for Jonah's foot, he has a really bad blister on it, and it's causing him a lot of pain. Pray for quick healing!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday: Update on Angel families

Pray for the Tippings:
I had the procedure done on Monday, and actually the tube is still blocked, so we will have to do a further procedure before moving forward with trying again. This was a little frustrating, just because of being ready to move forward, but also I know it is a part of the process that we have to go through. Please pray for perseverence, I want to do that and not complain.

Definitely read an awesome story on Angel Baby Sage's blog! The post is titled Miracle or "Just a Coincidence"?

Jessica Kate and family have hit the road in their RV to promote pediatric cancer awareness. Keep them in your prayers!

I know Christy has already posted about two families that really need our prayers, but I'm going to mention them again.

The Ramers and the Jones family Please pray for these families, and if you feel led, leave them some words of encouragement.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Pray for Brayden this week as he begins another round of medication.

Eden has a cold, please pray that she will heal quickly!

Keep praying for Isaiah, he is still having a very hard time.

Pray for Mikayla as she is undergoing a week of chemo treatment.

Read Noah's blog for an awesome testimony, and an even more awesome way to help!

Rebekah will be having g-tube surgery tomorrow; please pray!


This is the Jones family. They lost their precious little boy, Ayden, to SIDS a month ago, when he was four months old. Please pray for this hurting family.

This is Nevaeh, she is four years old and has leukemia. Her momma, Amy, is needing some encouragement. Stop by and leave a message! She is also looking for moms who have been through this with a child; she is feeling alone. Thank you!!!

We also wanted to add the Ramer family to our prayer list; they lost their twins to a drowning accident a few months ago.

Thanks for praying!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I apologize for the incomplete update on Monday, I got interrupted and never had a chance to finish. Here is a current one!

Pray for Isaiah, he is fighting a virus.

Keep praying for Kate as they await the results of her kidney test.

Jaxson goes to the hospital tomorrow to begin pre-op for his cath surgery on Friday. Keep this little one in your prayers!

Charity is in the hospital with an infection, and will need another vesicostomy procedure done. Here are some specific prayer requests:

"-Please pray for my wife Elizabeth who is with Charity tonight, that they both sleep well
-Pray for the gang at home that we all would get rest
-Pray that during this time we would be able to be a light to others at the hospital"

Please remember the Karg family as they are struggling with the loss of Veiyah's twin sister, Aderah. Her first birthday is September 25th. Keep this family in your prayers!


This is the Tellinghuisen Family. They have a son, Aidan, that was born with lissencephaly, microcephaly and intractable epilepsy. They just had a new baby boy a few days ago, and he was also born with some similar symptoms as his older brother. Please add this family to your prayers!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Alternative Name
Here's a new button for Baby Sam! I posted it in the "Praying for Healing" column.

Pray for Brinley; she has been pretty sick and has been having a rough time.

Eden is having some skin problems, pray for her infection to clear up.

Keep praying for Gavin, and also for his sister as he is still pretty sick.

Isaiah had a minor surgery yesterday because of an infection, please pray for quick recovery and no more infection!

Prayers for Kate:

"Tomorrow (Monday) Kate goes to outpatient clinic to see how she is recovering. Please pray that her counts are good, and getting better. We definitely desire a good week at home before having to start the next round. Also, please pray for rest, as Kate is hooked up to a pump that feeds her all night long, and causes all of us a little less sleep. Lastly, I ask you to pray for protection for Kate from outside sickness. All of this talk about H1N1, and other viruses takes on a whole new threat level in terms of Kate's immunity, and our sanity."

Mikayla needs prayers, her leukemia test came back at 61%; pray for wisdom and for healing.

Prayers for Rebekah:

"We have a few very definite prayer requests for Rebekah's g-tube surgery. First, please pray that Rebekah will not get sick or come down with an infection before, during or after her surgery. Second, please pray for wisdom for the doctors as they complete the g-tube and Nissen procedures. Third, please pray for quick healing and recovery time for Rebekah. Lastly, please pray for our family as we are apart while Rebekah has her surgery, and for Grammy while she is here with the boys. Thankfully, the doctors are projecting no more than a week if everything goes well."

Jaxson will be having surgery on Friday; please pray for him this week!

I will finish this update tomorrow asap.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


UPDATE: Baby Sam has anywhere from one to three heart defects. He will have to have surgeries and be in the NICU after his birth. Let's cover them in prayer!!!
Please pray for Erica and Baby Sam! Checkup yesterday showed there might be something wrong with his heart, and they are having a fetal-echo-cardiogram today. Please pray!!!

Pray for Rosie; she has been feeling pretty sick.

Go to Brinley's blog for an awesome post about Childhood Cancer Awareness! (And pray for little Miss Brinley too!)

Pray for Eden's lungs to continue to improve.

Pray that Gaines's feeding issues will improve quickly.

Gavin is still pretty sick, keep praying for him!

Pray for Joshua and his momma as they are traveling and having some tests done today. For safety and good test results!

Praise God for good results on Kate's MRI!

Camryn is having her liver levels checked on Monday, pray for good counts!

Pray for Ava; she had surgery yesterday and is in a lot of pain. Pray for quick recovery!

Owen had G-tube surgery yesterday, pray for quick recovery for him as well!

Makenna's Caring Bridge website! Thanks for passing it on, Alyson!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Cathy had baby Lars on Saturday! No updates yet, but being early, I'm sure this little one will be needing lots of prayers! (I am moving Cathy's blog to the "praying for...." list, under her new little boy's name, Lars).

Prayer requests for Brayden:

"We are headed out for Little Rock for a bit. Brayden will have a spinal sedation to inject chemo into his spinal fluid and proceed with his 3rd round of High-Dose Methotrexate. We're praying there are no complications with the sedation and that his spinal fluid remains clear. We're praying he's able to drink enough and stay hydrated to flush everything out quickly. We've been so blessed not to have mouth sores yet (other than a few on his lip the first round) and we're praying that trend continues!"

Please pray for Brinely, she had a really rough time last week, and has been sick.

Stop by Emerson's blog for an update, and pray for this little girl. She has a lot going on.

Gaines is home! Please pray for him and his family as they all adjust.

Pray for Gavin and his family. They need extra prayers right now.

Little JJ is here; there is a detailed update on Erica's blog. Please pray for this little one, and for his family!

Prayers for Kate:

"In light of Kate's MRI on Wednesday we are asking family, friends and followers of Christ across the world to join with us at some point in the next few days in a fast. There are details on my website and I will post more details over the next few days. Would you read this post and consider joining us in this?

Pray for wisdom for Maryn's momma to decide on what treatments are best for her little girl.

Paul received his new heart! Pray for swift recovery and healing!

Prayers for Abbey:

"Her MRI is scheduled for October 9th to see if the residue from the clot in her brain is completely gone. Please pray that there is no sign of it and that they will tell us to stop her two shots a day."

Prayers for Abby Riggs:

"This morning (Monday) Abby has an oncology appointment. Abby will get a spinal tap (lumbar puncture), IV chemo and antibiotics and an exam. The chemo that they are injecting into her spinal fluid is needed to treat her cancer, but it can also damage Abby's young brain. Would you please pray that Abby would be well sedated during the procedure, pain free, and not scared? Also, for wisdom as her doctor makes decisions about what doses chemo to give Abby and for no nausea or discomfort after the procedure."

FYI:I went to check on baby Makenna's blog, and it has been removed (not sure why); that is why it is no longer on the list.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Update on Angel Families

We have a lot of hurting mommies and daddies right now that need our prayers more than ever today.

Cody's birthday is today. He would be 7 years old.
Please join us on our journey to eradicate the beast known as Neuroblastoma. Children are dying every day to this terrible disease. Go to Cody's and sign up for the Cody's Crew 5K. We are raising money for research and treatment of the beast. Go and sign up for our event.

Pray this ride and foundation and spread the word.
Pablove Across America Ride: This is our first major push to expand the Pablove Foundation. You have all been incredibly supportive tin the past 16 months. Today, we ask that you continue your support of our efforts to help kids with cancer. Please spread the word FAR and WIDE. Our goal is to raise $1 million as my friend and cycling coach Rick Babington ride from St Augustine FL to Pablo's grave at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills here in Los Angeles.
Pablove Foundation

Arkansas Children Hospital will be having their memorial service on Sunday the 13th.

Just having some rough days. They could use a special prayer and some encouragement.

New Adoption Prayer Request

Please keep my really good friend Jenn in your prayers. She is in the process of adopting a little girl. Pray for her strength, peace, and comfort during this difficult waiting time. Pray for the birth mom to continue to have peace about her decision, as well.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pray for Cathy

Cathy is requesting prayer:

"Please pray for a healthy baby boy!

I'm almost 31 weeks pregnant and found out today (Wednesday) that I'm likely delivering on Friday as the result of preeclampsia....

All the details are on my blog. I'm scared and anxious - and worried as this one is a boy and boys lungs develop slower.

I start a 24 hr urinalysis tomorrow morning and have my 2nd steroid shot (to mature his lungs) tomorrow as well... then an ultrasound to determine maturity followed by a Dr. Appt on Friday morning."

Let's pray!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Praise:Thank you so much for praying for my mom. Her test came back yesterday clear; praise God! Again, thanks so much for the prayers. I really felt them!

Little Gaines will be going home on Friday! Go, little man!!!

Gavin is still not doing well, keep praying for him.

Pray for Isaiah!!!! He was matched with donor organs yesterday and the surgery will be done sometime today. Please cover this little guy!

Rebekah will be having surgery soon to insert a G-tube for feeding. Pray that surgery goes well and helps her reflux issues.

Jaxson is having some tests run today, pray for him.

Jonah is having a hard time eating, please pray for him, and his mommy!

Prayer request from Reagan's momma:

"I ask that you would remember Reagan as she starts yet another new medication. She desperately needs some relief from these seizures! Please lift her up."

Thursday, September 3, 2009


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


Rosie is pregnant! What an awesome post to read today!! Let's keep her in our prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

I moved little Abigail's button to the "Pregnancy Prayers" prayer list, since her mommy is expecting. Let's pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy for her too!


Pray for Bruce, he will begin more chemo and radiation treatments next week.

Continue prayers for Gaines and his family as they get closer to going home.

Gavin is still having a rough time, keep praying for him!

Isaiah is in the hospital with bleeding ulcers, pray for quick healing and comfort.

Prayers for Kate:

- blood pressure to stay consistent
- for chemo to get rid of all the cancer cells
- for her upcoming MRI
- for her brother and sister during this difficult time

Pray for Maddie as she continues to have more and more seizures. She needs some relief!

Mikayla had another bone marrow test done and her leukemia is NOT in remission. Please pray!

Please pray for Paul, he is in the hospital and not doing well.

Camryn is having a difficult time not being able to go to school. Please pray for her little broken heart! She also has developed a rash, pray for quick healing.

Pray for Abbey who is sick and running a fever.

Update on little Veiyah's heart cath procedure; please pray for wisdom.


This is Brayden; he was born on June 20, 2008 and was diagnosed with hydranencephaly. This blog is his story. Please add him to your prayers! Also, this blog is his momma's blog, for Hydranencephaly Information & Inspiration. It is a wonderful referance source for anyone dealing with this diagnosis in their family.

On a final, personal note, I would like to request prayer for my mother. She is having some tests run next Tuesday, the 8th, for some health problems she has been having for a long time. I am trusting the Lord for a good report, but I know she is in His hands. I ask for prayers for good results, and for peace and joy unspeakable for myself, my mother and father, and my sister. Thank you!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday: Update on Angel Families

Go read Brook's post is helpful on how parents of angel babies feel, and how important it is to not be afraid to ask how they are every now and then.
Prayers needed!!!!
Currently there are efforts to legalize abortion in Brazil, and they are using our babies (babies with anencephaly) to push for abortion. In order to help, Prenatal Partners for Life will be writing a letter, which will include testimonies from parents who have carried their babies to term. Please, if you are the parent of an anencephalic child, contact Mary at Prenatal Partners for Life to help. Her email address is
Denise could use some words of encouragement and prayers today. She's having a rough time.
Pablo would be starting Kindergarten this week. Say a special prayer for his mommy and daddy this week.
At the end of September through February Jessica and her family will be heading out in their RV to promote pediatric cancer awareness. Go check their blog out and pray for them during the next few months.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Little Alayna went to be with Jesus yesterday. Please pray for her momma and daddy!

Brayden returns to the hospital tomorrow for his second round of chemo. Here are some requests for him:

"This week we're praying for safe travels to LR, an uneventful week with his treatments that flush quickly and no mouth sores! We're praying for Brayden's heart and spirit continue to be protected from the harm of leukemia and a cancer diagnosis. We're praying schoolwork becomes easier for him and his frustrations will be minimal as he works through new challenges."

Continue to pray for Bruce as they make plans for his second transplant.

Eden will be having surgery tomorrow, please pray for her.

Prayers for Kate:

"Please continue to pray that she tolerates the chemo well, with minimal side effects and that her body recovers quickly from it. Another thing to be in prayer over is her next MRI. This is extremely important!! It will probably be in 2 1/2- 3 weeks. If the MRI shows that the tumor has grown at all, we will be taken off the study and need to find another mode of treatment. (We are praying and believing that this will not be the case)! We will continue on with the study, the current mode of treatment, if the treatments have kept it from growing, or if it has shrunk. We are praying that it will have drastically shrunk, and pulled away from the major blood vessels it has wrapped itself around. Or obviously, that the tumor would be completely gone already! So please begin praying for this as the time will come quickly! Thank you!"

Please pray for Reagan to have some relief from her constant tummy pains.

I received this request as an anonymous comment; please include this little girl in your prayers:

"Please pray for my daughter Annabelle. She had her tonsils and adenoids removed on Tuesday and went home the same day. We got readmitted into the hospital today because she is major dehydrated and has and infection! Please pray that we won't be here long and that she will soon begin to eat and drink! Thank you a lot!"

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I was reading Emerson's blog, and my heart was really hurting for her momma. If you feel led, please give her some encouragement and love.

Prayers for Gaines:

"Please keep Gaines in your prayers. Pray that he is able to take a full day of bottles soon and for his lungs to continue healing. Pray that he tolerates 2 liters well and that soon he'll be able to wean down again soon."

Prayers for Jack H.:

"I ask for prayers for Jack's continued healing from his brain injury. He has come such a long way, but still has a way to go. I appreciate all the support and kindness you all have shown."

James started steroid treatments yesterday, please pray for him and he goes through these.

Prayers for Kate:

"We continue to ask you to pray for God's guidance in all of this. We ask for protection for Kate's little body from the harmful side effects of the chemo. We ask that even now the tumor would be shrinking, and especially away from the blood vessels that it is wrapped around. Pray for her continued rehabilitation, which is going great. Pray that she will never develop a secondary cancer because of these treatments. Pray for absolute and complete healing for Kate, head to toe. Pray that many will come to know Jesus because of Kate. And pray for endurance and hope for our whole family as the road is long and many times very scary."

Mikayla will be having another bone marrow aspirate test on Monday to see if her leukemia is in remission. Please pray for a good report!

Prayers for Rebekah:

"We would appreciate your prayers for Rebekah's growth and comfort and also for wisdom for us and for Rebekah's doctors as we try to find a feeding plan that works for Rebekah."

Prayers for Reagan:

"Please keep Reagan in your prayers, as we continue to adjust her medications (and probably add a new one) over the next couple weeks."

I was reading Jonah's blog, and his momma had a prayer request for a family that lost their little boy on Tuesday; he passed away in his sleep. I don't know them, but I read their blog and it is heartbreaking. Please pray for this family!

Update on the Turner Family:

"Trenton received the results of his second EEG last Wednesday. They returned normal so they have ruled out epilepsy. They have taken him off his anxiety medication about 2 weeks ago and he is now experiencing symptoms of withdrawal. We are so grateful for all your thoughts and prayers during this round of tests. They are suspecting that his episodes are medication related so they are trying to determine which medication to eliminate one at a time. One of the withdrawal symptoms he is experiencing is rapid heart rate. Please pray that these symptoms subside and he can get back to a sense of normalcy."


"Prayer request for Alayna--14 month old who is dying of leukemia that has metasticized to her brain with a rapid growing tumor. She is currently in hospice going through the dying process. This has been a horrific experience for the parents, and they need prayers for her comfort and for her pain and fear to be over. Please send out an urgent prayer request for this family."