Thursday, August 21, 2008

Important Prayer Request

Hi friends,

I have posted here before about friends of mine who have a 3 year old son with a brain tumor. Joseph was diagnosed in November with a very rare type of tumor, and the prognosis wasn't good. He was treated at St. Jude's with surgery and drug trials. The first trial didn't work, so he had another surgery and they were waiting to start the second trial. His condition deteriorated and they went for an MRI at St. Jude's hoping to get the news they could start the second trial. Instead, they got the surprising and devastating news that Joseph only has a few days left to live...

Gillian and Allen were students when I was an RUF intern at the University of Tennessee, and I was really close to Gillian...one of the favorite things I own is an old manual camera that she got for me on a trip to Ireland. My heart is BREAKING for them, and all that I can do is pray and ask everyone else to pray.

For ways to pray and to learn more about Joseph, you can visit their blog at www.prayforjoesph.blogspot.com

UPDATE: As I was writing this post, Joseph passed away. You can still check the blog for ways to pray, but PLEASE pray for his parents Gillian and Allen, his little sister Holly, and all of his family and friends. Please pray for the peace and comfort that passes all understanding.

1 comments:

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I am so sorry Amanda.

If you didn't know, Carol Krippel's best friend died last week, also of a brain tumor. So I know how much it hurts to see someone you love in so much pain right now.

I am praying for them and for you too.

Love, Mis