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Jody Smith

Buddy Eury

Betty Dove

Hank Rainbolt

Jean Warner

Pam Bickel

Joe Szymkowiak

Linda Ritter

Linda Szalankiewicz

Ed Szalankiewcz

Paul Coleman

Vicki Edgell

Luane Harris

Timmons Family

Kitt Carlson

Diane Shamblin

Todd Bickel

Mr. Burson

Billy Tee

Selah Wood

Norman Oliver

Barbara Cronmiller

Narda Carrol

Regina Segeti

John Urgitus

Fultz Family

Robert White

Anna Chandler

Reggie Tuck

Norm Miller

Jim Kline

Kami Purdy

Lyriam Mariani

Walsh Family

Gary Family

Bob Queen

Gibson Family

Olivia Greider

Jenny Luchitz

Jody Schenfield

Christine Featherston

Chris Carothers

Jim Reed

Lawson Family

Shirley Decker

Gaug and Sheppard Families

Regina Sageti

Harold Crottinger

Clyde Voltz

Joy Jones

Sandy OíMalley

Steve Featherston

Lemmon Family

Debbie Gibson

Jim Parkhill

Dalton Parish

Gabriel Family

Dale Harmon

Ed Martel

Michelle Mickelson

Freeman Kuhns

Richard Walters

Marlene Ware

Bruce Keen

Lori Mullen

Pat Snodgrass

Al Ashurst

Meyer Family

Kitty Paloma

Benjamin Phillips

Sheldon Monson

Zak Family

Mariah Sattler

Calvin Hood

Sandy Feiock


Jody Smith

February 15, 2019

Jody Smith was involved in an auto accident this morning. He is in the hospital at this time and has lapsed in and out of conscious. We will keep you updated when we hear more.

Thank you

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We are home from the hospital. Jody had a concussion. His head, neck, upper back and also his ribs are all hurting. He's going to be in bed for the weekend.

Cindy

 


Buddy Eury

February 15, 2019

Buddy is in the hospital in Rock Hill, SC and has been diagnosed with gastritis and a large bleeding ulcer and a stricture of the esophagus which has already been corrected. The bleeding seems to have stopped, but they have requested a surgeon to come in today to evaluate whether the ulcer warrants surgery or not. Please pray for his speedy recovery. Thanks so much for your prayers.

Axie Eury

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Barring any complications, Buddy will go home tomorrow (Sabbath) afternoon. The surgeon we talked to said surgery is his last resort. The ulcer is so big he would have to remove 90% of Buddy's stomach. So far, it looks like the meds are working very well, but it takes a long time for such a large ulcer to heal. Just pray that it heals quickly and doesn't bleed again.

Thanks again,

Axie


Betty Dove

February 14, 2019

Kitty Paloma requests your prayers on behalf of her mother, Betty Dove. Mrs. Dove has a severe blockage in her heart and is scheduled to undergo angioplasty procedure next Monday.

Thank you


Hank Rainbolt

February 11, 2019

Your prayers are requested for Hank Rainbolt who broke his ankle in an accident in his home today. He was told his recovery will be six weeks. Besides prayers for the pain and a successful recovery, Mr. Rainbolt is also asking for prayers that his insurance will be adequate for his medical and employment needs.

Cards of encouragement may be sent to:

Hank Rainbolt
573 Summit Park Avenue
Clarksburg, WV 26301-5921


Jean Warner

February 3, 2019

Neal Warner would appreciate your continued prayers for his mother, Jean Warner, who has been diagnosed with MRSA.

 

Update February 9: Jean's MRSA condition has improved so well that she should be able to go home in a few days.


Pam Bickel

February 3, 2019

Pam has been having more symptoms from her Multiple Sclerosis condition lately and asks for prayer for relief of these symptoms and guidance for her doctors as they determine her new medications.


Joe Szymkowiak

February 3, 2019

Joe's second eye surgery went very well last week.  Please pray for a swift recovery. Thank you.


Linda Ritter

February 3, 2019

Linda is recovering from heart surgery. Please pray for a swift recovery.


Linda Szalankiewicz

February 3, 2019

Linda had good news on her latest bone scan in her battle with cancer. She still needs to have a liver scan. Please pray for good news there too.


Ed Szalankiewcz

February 3, 2019

Ed was in a car accident this past week. He came out with just bruises and no broken bones. However, the doctor found a spot on his lung while checking for injuries.


Paul Coleman

January 31, 2019

After a successful multiple bypass surgery on his heart this week, Paul went into heart fibrillation, ultimately having a mild stroke. Please pray for his complete recovery.

 

Update February 3: Paul and family thank you for your continued prayers for his recovery. He is now at home recuperating from his multiple bypass surgery on his heart last week.


Vicki Edgell

January 31, 2019

Vicki fell on the ice early in the week and broke her hip. The surgery went well and she is now recovering. Your prayers thus far and forward are much appreciated!

 

Update February 3: Vicki is still in the rehabilitation unit of East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio and will most likely be there until next Wednesday. She is doing really well in physical and occupational therapy, but does not feel ready to come home yet.


Luane Harris

January 26, 2019

Luane Harris requests your prayers on her behalf. She has been suffering with a severe case of the flu accompanied by a severe cough.

Thank You


Timmons Family

January 13, 2019

We just heard that Mrs. Janice Timmons died this evening. Your prayers for her familyís comfort are appreciated. Cards of condolence may be sent to the Timmons family at:

Timmons Family
3257 Cattail Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Thank You


Kitt Carlson

January 3, 2019

Your prayers are requested for Andrew and Theresa Carlson's youngest child, Kitt. Kitt was taken to urgent care earlier today and from there to the ER and from there to a pediatric hospital. Kitt is suffering with respiratory problems. The initial diagnosis is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Thank you.

 

Update January 4: Kitt has shown significant improvement. He is slowly being taken off oxygen support and is now able to eat. Thank you for your continued prayers.


Diane Shamblin

January 3, 2019

Diane's husband reports that the cancer is taking its toll. Hospice is there now every day. He and Diane thank you for your prayers and ask for your continued concern on her behalf.


Todd Bickel

January 3, 2019

Todd is still recovering from open-heart surgery. He had a high blood pressure episode this week. He really appreciates your continued prayers.


Mr. Burson

January 1, 2019

We just received a call from Mrs. Burson. Mr. Burson is having a medical emergency which might be a stroke. She is taking him to the hospital in Cambridge. Your urgent prayers for Mr. Burson are appreciated.

Thank you.

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Mr. Burson. appears to be doing better, as he is able to talk and has freedom of movement on both sides of his body. They are still running tests, so we will send out any updates as we receive them.

Thank you so much for your prayers!

 

Update January 2: Mr. Burson was released from the hospital today and is at home after spending last night at the hospital for observation. His symptoms indicated a stroke or a mini stroke. Now all those symptoms are gone and we are very thankful to God for His kindness and healing! Mr. and Mrs. Burson both greatly appreciate everyone's prayers. Mr. Burson is suffering from high blood pressure and would like to ask for everyone's continued prayers for his complete healing. It truly is an awesome thing to see God respond to His peoples' prayers as we show our love for the brethren and Him with our prayers.


Billy Tee

December 30, 2018

Mr. Jerry Fields requests your prayers on behalf of his wife's son, Billy Tee. He has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg. This condition is very serious. In the past several years he has experienced eight strokes and a heart attack. Mr. Tee has two young children. Thank you.

 

Update January 4: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fields want to thank you for your prayers on behalf of Billy. The blood clot in his leg continues to persist. From a medical perspective, the only treatment available is the continuance of blood thinners. Please continue to remember the Fields family in your prayers.


Selah Wood

December 29, 2018

Selah has taken a turn for the worse. Her oxygen is too low and they are admitting her to Childrenís Hospital. They had ruled out pneumonia, and after a breathing treatment, her oxygen level had briefly improved, but she is unable to sustain it and they donít know why. Thank you.

 

Update December 30: Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, first of all! Just to update you, Selah has RSV (again) and apparently this season's strand of RSV is particularly brutal and is hospitalizing kids that haven't ever had breathing issues before. She has weaned down from 4 liters of oxygen to 0.75 liters of oxygen and is still holding strong. Also, after a CT scan, an x-ray and a consult with neurosurgery, it looks like her shunt is fine for now! Her ventricles were slightly larger than the last scan but WELL within the normal range and no larger than right after they placed in the shunt 2.5 years ago. Thank God, at least that isn't it! Not sure how long we will be here, it will really just depend on how long she needs the oxygen support and whether or not she's (at least) drinking and (optimally) eating.

 

Update January 1: I just wanted to give you an update on Selah. She is so much better! We actually got to go home today, as her oxygen was completely back to normal. She is back to acting like her spunky self. Thank you so much for all of the prayers during this trial. We are so happy to be back home with a healthy Selah.

Thanks again!

Brian Wood


Norman Oliver

December 22, 2018

Mr. Norman Oliver was in an auto accident last Sunday morning and is suffering from damage to his hands from the airbag release. There appears to be no further damage.


Barbara Cronmiller

December 19, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Barbara Cronmiller. She is having complications from surgery on Monday. The doctor believes her kidney is leaking urine. She is scheduled for follow-up surgery tomorrow. Please be praying for God to intervene for Barbara.

 

Update December 22: Barbara continues to have complications from her second surgery. Your prayers for Godís intervention are very much appreciated.

 

Update January 26: Your prayers are requested for Barbara, who has been battling a very serious post-surgery infection (sepsis). Sheís been in the hospital since January 3rd for daily antibiotic injections, but will be coming home today. She will need to be taken to the hospital (one hour drive, each way) by her brother, Chuck, every day, to continue the injections. The doctors expect the treatments to continue for another 4-6 weeks.

Please be praying for Godís intervention and healing for Barbara and to encourage Barbara, Chuck, and his wife, Brenda, through this trial.

Cards of encouragement for the Cronmillers may be sent to:

Barbara Cronmiller
3605 Spruce Creek Road
Auburn, WV 26325

Thank You

 

Update February 14: Received from Chuck:

"As of yesterday, Barb's numbers kept falling, so they put a drain in to relive some of the infection. They also put a larger stint in her kidney. The infection she has is caused from her kidney leaking. Today, her numbers have fallen again. She is going to need dialysis now. They are going to put a port in her neck so she can start that tomorrow. The worst part is the infection. She only has a 50% chance of recovery. The surgeon said that a lot of people die from this. Even if they remove her kidney, she still has to fight this infection, which is in her blood stream now.Ē

It is heartbreaking to hear about Barbaraís struggle. Please pray for Godís intervention for her.

Thank you



Update February 15:

Received from Chuck:

"We did, just now, get an update on her blood work. Her kidney functions went down to 7% last night and this morning, her functions went up to 8%. Her creatinine levels (you want to see this number go down; normal is around 0.49 to 1.10) last night were 6.01, this morning her number is 5.7. This is a good thing, if this trend continues. Her inflammation marks are not good (normal is below 8.0) her number is 385.1. As you can see, she is fighting a serious infection. My sister, Ruth, and brother in law, Joe, are coming to see her today from Maryland. I am getting ready to head out to see her this morning. We will keep you posted when we hear more."


Narda Carrol

December 19, 2018

Narda Carrol, sister of Brenda Walker and Carla Roberts, was diagnosed with a mass on her brain and in other parts of her body. Please keep Narda in your prayers for healing.


Regina Segeti

December 19, 2018

Regina slipped and fell while collecting the mail on her front porch. She would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing.


John Urgitus

November 28, 2018

Your prayers are requested for John Urgitus who is scheduled for hernia surgery early tomorrow morning. Please pray that everything goes well and John has a speedy recovery.

 

Update November 29: We received a call from John to let us know that he is already back home after his hernia surgery. The doctor said everything went well. John is resting at home, and thanks everyone for their prayers!


Fultz Family

November 26, 2018

Mr. Fultz suffered a serious heart attack last week. There was some improvement in his condition last night and today. He continues to experience kidney failure due to high dosages of blood pressure medication.

 

Update December 7: Mr. Fultz is still hospitalized, though, at times, it appears some improvement has been made. He is still in a serious and difficult condition. One of his lungs is collapsed. He is very weak and the danger of pneumonia is a serious concern.

Thank You

 

Update December 25: This is to let everyone know that Carson Fultz died a few minutes after midnight this morning. For those who would like to send their condolences, the address is below.

Rachel Fultz and Family
10844 Easy Street
Bentonville, AR 72712


Robert White

November 23, 2018

I'm requesting for myself. I've got the flu and have had this since Tuesday! Please ask the brethren to pray for me and for God to heal me of this. Thanks and God Bless.

 

Update November 25: I'd like to thank the brethren for their prayers on my behalf! God has heard them all! Shortly after I made the request, the congestion began to loosen up and I'm feeling much better now! God Bless you all and thanks so much.

With Christian love, your brother in Christ Jesus, Robert White


Anna Chandler

November 13, 2018

Judy Jones would like to request your prayers for Anna Chandler. She is the wife of her nephew, Bobby. Anna was involved in a serious auto accident yesterday afternoon. She is in intensive care with spinal and internal injuries.

Thank You

 

Update November 17: Anna has made it well through two surgeries and has now been taken off the ventilator. Judy and family thank you for your prayers and ask that you continue your prayers on behalf of Anna and family.

Thank You

 

Update December 4: Judy wanted to update everyone on the condition of Anna. She has experienced some serious deterioration. She is bleeding internally and has developed pneumonia. She is back on a ventilator. The medical team is giving her blood and antibiotics. Judy thanks everyone for their prayers and concern for her family.

Thank You


Reggie Tuck

November 12, 2018

I am having health issues for the past 2 weeks. I have been having pain in my hip and down to my legs. This morning, I woke up having dizziness and nausea. If you could please pray for God to intervene, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Reggie

 

Update November 13: Thanks to everyone for your prayers, I am feeling better. The dizziness has gone with the pain.

Reggie


Norm Miller

November 8, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Norm Miller, who is experiencing severe pain due to an infection. Please ask God for His intervention.

 

Update November 9: Thanks be to God! For to hear our prayers! The severe pain was greatly reduced a few hours after the prayer request. Also the prayers of all the brethren, thanks be to all!

Sincerely,

Norm


Jim Kline

November 5, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Mr. Jim Kline. Jim was involved in an auto accident after Sabbath services Saturday. He is hospitalized, suffering from a broken leg and a punctured and collapsed lung. We are not sure yet how many days he will be hospitalized. They are draining fluid from his left lung (as the left rib cage was broken and the lung punctured). They operated on his left leg last evening. Jim is in pain, but we are very thankful he is alive. At this point, he will not have to have a cast on his leg. He thanks you for your prayers. We will update you over the next few days as to his condition. Please pray for his speedy recovery.

Jim's mailing address is below:

Jim Klein
P.O. Box 907
Locust Grove, OK 74352

 

Update November 8: We want to give everyone an update on Jim. He was hit on the driver's side by someone crossing into the highway. He had to be cut out of the car and it is a miracle that he is alive. Although he has no memory of the incident at all, he is recovering in a wonderful way. Following surgery on his broken leg, he has almost no pain and can walk with some help. His punctured lung is no longer draining and he should have the tube removed today. If you saw him you would be amazed at how he looks and is acting.

Jim has told us that he is thankful for all the prayers that are working on his behalf.


Kami Purdy

October 16, 2018

I am asking prayers on my behalf. In August, I had a CT scan of my abdomen for some pain I was experiencing, and by chance, a lung nodule was found in my lower right lung. Further evaluation was recommended. Thus, a PET scan was performed on Friday October 12th. A PET scan is where radioactive sugar is injected and scanned to see if it "lights up" possible malignant cells. The test came back positive, with a mild to moderate uptake.

I spoke with my pulmonologist this morning and he told me not worry, but it's hard not to. He stated, with a moderate uptake on the nodule, the radiologist has to state what he did, not knowing my age or risk factors (which is none). The next stage is to biopsy the nodule and lymph node. I have another CT scan on Thursday to see if those can be biopsied via a bronchoscopy (least invasive) or does it need to be done the more invasive way.

I am asking for 2 things: that the biopsy can be done the least invasive way, and that it is not malignant. Of course with God, all things are possible, and I rely on Him for complete healing. I also ask for peace of mind for Mark and myself.

Thank you,

Kami Purdy

 

Update November 6: I am so humbled and thankful for your many thoughts and especially, prayers. Last Tuesday, I had a lung biopsy and the results for all the cancer tests have been negative. I am still waiting for some infectious disease cultures that were sent out. My pulmonologist will continue to monitor the growth of the nodule for the next 2 years with random CT scans.

It has been a long 2 months and I am so thankful not to have this on my mind constantly.

Thank you again,

With much love,

Kami and Mark Purdy


Lyriam Mariani

October 7, 2018

I would like to ask for prayers. We are currently in the hospital due to me feeling a lot of pressure and experiencing some discharge. The baby is still breeched, seating, and I'm having contractions but at the moment no pressure. I'm currently being monitored and we are hoping the contractions and pressure calm down. The doctor would like for the baby to make it to 37 weeks, which will be this coming Wednesday. I know God has a purpose for everything and His hands have been guiding this pregnancy from the beginning. I'm praying everything calms down and the baby turns head down so that we may avoid another C-section.

With much appreciation,

Jose, Lyriam and Carolina Mariani

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I've been discharged from the hospital and follow up appointments on Monday and the 16th. Contractions have calmed down a lot and since the baby is currently breached, seating, they've scheduled me for a C-section on Oct. 24th. The cervical cerclage (stitch) has been removed as to not experience any tearing if I were to go into labor.

We are grateful for everyone's prayers.

Love,

Lyriam

 

Update October 10: I saw the midwife yesterday. The appointment went well. No bed rest as of now. She says there shouldn't be a problem with working. We talked about the C-section. There are different scenarios if the baby changes position or not. Since the baby is still breeched, I'm still scheduled for a C-section on the 24th. They won't try to turn him because of having a previous C-section. There's a risk of rupture even though it's slim. She said she could find a doctor to do it, but it's only done at the hospital and with epidural. That defeats the purpose because I don't want any needles in my back anymore. So right now, we are waiting and hoping the baby turns by himself.

But, I'm OK with either scenario. Just praying that God's will be done and we are all ready and healthy.

Our deepest gratitude with everyone.

Lyriam

 

Update October 17: Had the last scheduled ultrasound and appointment today at 38 weeks. Baby Boy is still comfortably seating and per the doctor, it seems that he has a lot of hair already. They are estimating his weight to be around 8 lbs. The C-section is still scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th, at 11:30am.

Can't believe we've made it this far! We are only a week away from welcoming our new addition to the family. God never ceases to amaze me with His abundant love and blessings He has with all of us.

Continued prayers are appreciated for a healthy delivery and for God to guide the doctors in the process.

We are extremely grateful with all of you for your continued prayers and messages. We are fortunate to not only count with our immediate family but also our spiritual family.

Will continue to keep you updated as the day approaches.

In brotherly love,

Jose, Lyriam, Carolina and Baby Cornier

 

Update October 24: God willing, tomorrow is the big day. I've been scheduled for a C-section at 11:30 am. I can't believe we've made it this far. God's creations are always perfect. We are all very excited, and nervous, but know that God has control of everything. Your continued prayers are greatly appreciated.

With appreciation always,

Lyriam, Jose and Carolina

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Matias Isaac, was born at 12:21pm, 8lbs. 9oz. 20 inches. Doing really well. Healthy set of lungs and nursing like a champ. I'm in a bit of pain but doing well.


Walsh Family

September 20, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Mr. Mike Walsh and his family. He found out that his sister, who had been in poor health for many years, died early this morning. Please pray for Godís comfort for Mr. Walsh.

Cards of condolence may be sent to:

Mike Walsh
12045 Clay Pike
New Concord, OH 43762


Gary Family

September 14, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Kathy Gary, whose sister died yesterday afternoon. Please pray for her familyís comfort during this time.

Cards of condolence may be sent to:

Kathy Gary
900 Harrison Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-4716


Bob Queen

September 9, 2018

Mrs. Nancy Vernon requests your prayers for her father, Mr. Bob Queen. Mr. Queen is suffering with pneumonia and a severe urinary track infection.

Thank You


Gibson Family

September 5, 2018

I am requesting prayer for my daughter, Tammi, who lives in Jacksonville, Florida. She was rushed to the Mayo Clinic emergency room, in Jacksonville, this morning. She was unconscious and remains in critical condition and will be going to the ICU unit. I am waiting to hear back from my son-in-law as to the cause of her condition. Please put her and our family in prayer that God will heal her and strengthen us as we seek Him in this time of trial.

Thank you in Jesus' name,

Debbie Gibson

 

Update September 6: I will be taking a flight to Jacksonville early tomorrow morning, and at this time, do not know when I will be returning. Tammi is still in critical condition and on a respirator in the ICU unit Room #451 at the Mayo Clinic. When her husband went to wake her for work and found her unresponsive, and the rescue squad arrived, her heart had stopped. They had to give her heart a shock on the way to the hospital. I spoke with the doctor. Since no one knows how long it had been since her heart had stopped, and how long her brain had been without oxygen, her brain is the concern at this point. It is a wait and see situation for now. They did a CAT scan of her brain to make sure there was no bleeding of any kind and there wasn't, so that was good news. As a preventative measure, they are treating her with some type of cooling procedure to prevent any swelling/inflammation, and so far, there is no swelling. They have her on a couple of medications also, but the doctor has not given us an absolute answer for the cause. We do know that she did not have a heart attack and it was not anything related to her asthma. I hope to find out something more tomorrow when I arrive and speak to the doctor again. Please continue to pray for God to heal her and that she will recover if it is His will. Thank you in advance for all prayers.

Debbie

 

Update September 9: Thank you, brethren, so much for all your prayers. Tammi is still on life support and there is nothing more that can be done. She has not responded and her brain has been damaged. So today, that time had come, when we had to make the decision to let her go and stop all treatments and artificial life support. I thank our great God that He has been here with us and her the entire time. As we all know, it is His will and time and not ours and He knows what is best for all. Please continue to pray for our family. There are a lot more details to all that has been going on, but it's difficult for me to write any further at this time. Please have a wonderful day of Trumpets and I will try to touch bases soon.

Love in Christ,

Debbie

 

Update September 10: They moved Tammi over to the Hospice Center yesterday and we are here daily just waiting, caring for her and trying to keep her comfortable. I pray that you all had a wonderful and spirit-filled day of Trumpets. Thank you all again for all of your prayers. Hope to see all soon.

Debbie

 

Update September 11: Tammi died this morning (September 11th) at 4:00am. Thank you so much for forwarding all of my update communications and for all prayers that have gone out and are still going out for my daughter and all our family. I have been surrounded by God-fearing, loving people. Some of my son-in-law's family have been here the whole time, whom I have never met before, but are so loving and compassionate that it seems I've known them forever. I was not able to have anyone from my side of the family here, but I may plan a little something when I get home.

I thank our Great God for sustaining me physically and emotionally, so far, because I know the strength that I do have is not of my own. We prayed over her the other day and then I chose to read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. So many scriptures and promises of God have been swirling around in my head that I can't even keep up. Such a sad time for all, but God has the plan and the final hand and decision and I trust Him in the decision He has made for my daughter. Knowing the truth of the Good News ahead for all mankind is a real blessing and comfort for me. I will update again as we make the final arrangements.

Blessings to all in Christ,

Debbie


Olivia Greider

August 31, 2018

Olivia (6) has been going through all the treatments to get to the bone marrow transplant. Now, after what was considered the best match possible, the donor marrow is rejecting the host and apparently vice versa as well. She is on the ropes:

This latest update from Oliviaís mom, Sarah: "We had a lengthy meeting with the whole team of doctors today about the steps forward. It was a sobering discussion. They are concerned with Livy's lack of progress and what that could imply for her long term health and survival. It had been confirmed, last week, that Liv has typhlitis. Her most severe symptoms abated during the first 48 hours of antibiotics, which is positive. However, her progress has basically been stagnant since then, which is very concerning. They believe that either the GVH wasnít as under control as we had hoped, the GVH flared due to the typhlitis, and/or the GVH/typhlitis have caused so much damage to her intestines that itís taking longer to heal than expected (or some combination of all three). Our path forward is another 7 days of rest - no eating, no adjusting meds, no adjusting feeds, etc. At the end of the week, if there is progress, then we will be able to move forward (slowly, slowly) with some more confidence. At the end off the week, if things are not improved, there will be some difficult decisions about what our next steps will be going forward. The quality of life is very poor for someone dealing with long term GVH. It's painful and filled with lots of hospital stays and doctor visits. She is positive again today for Epstein Barr Virus so they'll do another full course of the specific anti-viral med that she received over the last couple weeks. This particular drug is awful and she usually feels pretty gross when she's getting it. Epstein Barr isnít concerning in and of itself (at this point the levels are still manageable), but it is a reminder that she is at a very high risk for a life threatening infection. It was a tough day. ĎHope deferred makes the heart sickí seems to sum things up at the moment." Little Olivia and the entire family need our daily prayers for Godís speedy healing. This trial for them could be a test for us to see how much we care.

Address for Cards:

Olivia Greider
14639 Soucy Place
Centerville, VA 20120

 

Update September 6: This is better news from Sarah:

ďWe are thankful to report that things appear to be on the upswing - at the very least Livy is stable and hopefully this the beginning of progress. We are cautiously optimistic that she is on a path to recovery. The good news is, her overall pain has lessened and they have been able pull back some of the pain meds. Her stool has lessened, it still isn't consistently within the acceptable parameters, but it's getting closer. In addition, she has had some energy return and more of her sassy, spunky, self is making an appearance. They decreased her steroid dose, which is a good sign, and have allowed broth into her diet. She'll take food very slowly, but she is excited to be able to sip some broth again. She had a bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap on Friday, and so far, the results look clear, which is also good news. We're still waiting for the detailed reports, which we should have by Wednesday. This test will tell us if she is still 100% donor cells (good) and if there is any lingering leukemia (bad). Thanks for hanging in there with us.Ē

Olivia and her family need our ongoing prayers for a complete recovery.

 

Update September 16: This latest from mom, Sarah:

"I think weíre back to sloooooowly moving in the right direction. Little bits of Liv are emerging with more regularity, there is more laughter and playing and ridiculous shenanigans. It's emotional to watch her recover - so very thankful that she is moving in the right direction, but it's also a reminder of how far she has left to go. And itís really hard to know if the fearless, exuberant Liv will completely reappear - this whole experience has been pretty life-changing and we're anxious to see how Olivia will sort through it all in the end. Yesterday marked a full week since beginning the additional GVH treatment - they wanted her to have a full seven days before changing anything since the drug takes about a week to be effective. They have been slowly weaning her pain meds over last week and I am happy to report that she is off all narcotics, which is a very good thing (another benchmark for being released). It is certainly a relief that she is no longer in such constant pain. There were a couple days of pretty awful withdrawals - I'm thankful they're behind us. Yesterday, they pulled her off antibiotics and she handled the last 24 hours well (good sign that the typhlitis infection is gone). Her diarrhea is still constant, but the overall amount has been within acceptable range, which is also good. At this point, Liv is still confined to water, ice and 4 oz. of broth per day. It has been almost seven weeks since she has been able to eat anything. She is excited to start food again and hopefully we can begin adding some options in by the middle of next week. As always, thanks for the prayers and love and support.Ē

Please keep Olivia and her family in your prayers for a miraculous recovery as we near the Feast.

 

Update September 20: This update from Sarah:

ďThe doctors shocked us yesterday, by announcing that theyíre sending Livy home on Wednesday and not even to our DC apartment - just our real home home. What? We're not prepared, at all, for this! Liv will go home on IV meds, as well as a feeding tube, which will require an IV pole, 2 different pumps and lots of training for us parents. Liv really isn't doing any better. She still is only allowed to eat broth, her belly still has some pain, her diarrhea is still constant, etc. However, since her symptoms have been relatively stable over the last couple of weeks, they think that we can manage her progress from home. It is incredibly exciting, a bit terrifying and absolutely overwhelming. There will be so much to manage, especially in the beginning. In one sense, there is a high level of comfort here in the hospital. A nurse is just outside the door, the doctors are always around for questions, and it creates such security for Olivia and her safety. But then, of course, on the other hand, the hospital is an exhausting place, filled with senseless minutia that goes on at all hours of the night and day. Itíll be great to have her home. Thanks for all the prayers and support. We're so happy to start this road to recovery at home. This is absolutely an enormous milestone. Hope your day of Atonement was uplifting and a little more restful than ours!Ē

Please pray that God will heal little Olivia quickly and completely.

 

Update October 31: This update is from just prior to the FOT till now. Olivia is beyond day +100 post transplant - this is a date that has been mentioned again and again by the BMT team. It is generally a day when many restrictions are lessened - they start to wean some meds, can be more liberal with the mask wearing and food options are expanded. However, due to the GVH and all her additional immunosuppressants, day 100 is just a rather arbitrary milestone.

Now we are a couple of weeks past the FOT. These have been really overwhelming as we adjust to life at home again. One of the doctors said something shortly after Livy was first released to go home and it really rang true, ĎYou guys are back at home with all of the expectations of normal life - dinner, dishes, school, time together, time with friends, the list goes on, but you. yourselves. arenít ready for that normalcy yet.í We are all moving in the right direction, but it has been a slower process than we expected. All-in-all, Liv has made tremendous progress. She is eating more and more each day and has handled all the new foods without any pain or issues (which is absolutely amazing and has blown everyoneís mind). Her feeding tube came out last week and she has been able to maintain and grow her calories each week. She is still on IV nutrition, which helps fill in any nutritional gaps, but they are weaning her more each week and hopefully she is done with that very soon. In addition, they are weaning her of steroids each week and she is down to a dose that makes everyone feel very hopeful about her recovery from GVH (graft verses host - the attacking of her intestines, which is what caused all her drama to begin with). She has at least 3-4 weeks left on steroids, and it will be a glorious day when she is finally done. They cause a whole host of terrible side effects. Her puffy cheeks and belly are a result of steroids, and she has been very upset over the last couple weeks that her looks have changed so dramatically, ĎWhen will I look like myself again?í A lot of big emotions to process for such a little person. Her strength continues to slowly grow. She is walking more and more, doesn't need to nap quite as often and she has been up playing with friends, which has done wonders for her mental health. That's the gist of it. Healing is a long process and it runs on its own timeline. We're trying to be patient as we move forward. Thanks for the constant love and prayers and for being patient with us as we muddle through to the other side of this ordeal.

 

Update November 3: Liv spent Mon/Tues in the hospital and we were surprised at at how quickly we had forgotten how inefficient the hospital world is - just amazing they can function like that all the time! All-in-all everything went (slowly) fine. She came home exhausted and pretty emotional. There are lots of big emotions to process as she is feeling left out of life. As she feels better weíll be able to add more normalcy, but itís a challenging balance that we havenít quite figured out. There are always tests and potential issues hanging in the balance. She was evaluated by physical therapy this week and, while they arenít necessarily concerned with her lack of mobility, they did test for a specific inflammation marker in her blood which is very elevated. This elevation could be a sign of chronic GVH, which has begun to attack her muscles. It could also be a sign of nothing, but it doesnít totally seem like nothing. The prospect of muscular GVH and all that it would imply is scary. Theyíve tested her again this week for this inflammation marker and we should have the results next week. In addition, weíre working to get a second physical therapy opinion since she is experiencing a tremendous amount of pain in her feet and ankles, which doesnít have an explanation as of yet. She had another steroid wean yesterday and hopefully that may help ease some of her pain. Weíll see. Thanks for the prayers and support and for hanging in there with us. This seems to be a bit unending and we are so thankful to have so much love this whole (long) time.

 

Update November 28: This is wonderful news from Sarah:

ďOlivia is doing tremendously! About three weeks ago she said from the backseat as we were driving to the hospital, "Mom, this has been a miracle." I replied, ĎWhat do you mean?' And her response was, 'A few weeks ago I couldn't even walk or eat anything and now I can eat all sorts of things and I can climb and walk around. Itís a miracle.' It truly is shocking how far she has come over the last few weeks, everyone is incredibly pleased with her progress. She's back to eating almost a normal diet, which is remarkable.

At her appointment today, our doctor said that they have never seen a kid progress so quickly from not eating anything to eating a (mostly) normal diet. Now, she's not sure if other families will be willing to puree roasted squash with their homemade broth and expect their kids to eat it, but it's cool that they're having a discussion about real/whole foods since they've seen the first-hand benefits so dramatically. She is officially off all forms of oral steroids as of today, which is terribly exciting.

She's not quite back to her previous self, but her mobility and energy levels are also greatly improved. We hiked a couple weeks ago and she walked nearly two miles all by herself - not too shabby! She's getting more comfortable running on uneven surfaces and can navigate our stairs like a champ. Again, our medical team is thoroughly impressed with how quickly she has progressed.

She does appear to have a form of chronic GVHD - both on her skin and a mild muscular version. (Without a biopsy we don't know for sure, but her symptoms match chronic GVHD so we're treating it as such.) The skin GVHD is an itchy rash over portions of her chest, arms and face which we're treating with a steroid cream and the muscular GVHD is affecting her feet/ankles, intermittently causing pain, swelling and general discomfort. She's still on three different immuno-suppressive drugs (even after the steroid dropped off) so they're hoping that the chronic GVHD will slowly resolve overtime.

We took Liv climbing on Wednesday to one of her favorite places in the area. We promised that we would take her as soon as we got the okay from the doctors and on Tuesday they gave us the official thumbs up so we climbed on Wednesday! It was incredible - emotional and exciting, to watch her harness up and climb to the top alongside her brother. Just great! And then another milestone this Sabbath when she was able to return to Church for the first time since before June. It was pretty great to all be there together. Thanks for the prayers and support and love. We are immeasurably blessed to have them all.Ē

Please continue to pray for her complete healing. Your prayers are being answered by our Great God!

 

Update December 28: This report from her father, Mike: "Olivia is continuing to make slow and steady progress. There hasn't been any major leaps ahead or setbacks pulling us back. All things considered, I would prefer slow and steady versus going faster and having setbacks. She is still on a considerable amount of medication and treatments, but generally speaking, medication is very slowly being reduced and our hospital appointments are starting to space out. We recently had a whole week without treatments in the hospital which was a fantastic treat!"

"Most of her GVHD has been resolved. It continues to pop up in other places in a more mild form (currently it's on her skin), but it's more of a irritation than a large problem."

"She's been able to attend church services again and we have been cleared to travel to visit my brother in Texas. It's a quick and easy trip, but since it's our first travel since her relapse, everyone is a little nervous."

Please continue to pray for little Oliviaís complete healing.

 

Update January 11: On Monday, Liv turned 7 and we celebrated with high tea. We spent Thursday and Friday at the hospital. Her ECP days are always really long, but thankfully, Liv felt mostly okay when it was all over. They added an ophthalmology appointment this week. She has been having trouble with her eyes. They're itchy, sometimes dry and sometimes her vision is blurry.

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Well, the ophthalmology appointment went great. Her eyes are 20/20, there is no unusual pressure on any of the optical nerves and her eye muscles are all functioning well. Sheíll need some artificial tears from time to time, due to the GVHD, but otherwise, it was a great appointment. Such a relief. We also heard from her doctor this morning that her bone marrow and spinal fluid are both leukemia free! We are very pleased with those results. We're happy that we donít have to wait through the weekend to hear the news (waiting for biopsy test results is a special kind of torture). They are weaning one of her immunosuppressants as well, which is good. Sheís down to 1x/day, from the 3x/day that she started with. Weíve heard this drug, in particular, can cause sleep issues and mood swings so itíll be nice when it is eliminated. Sheís still on two other immunosuppressants, so she has a ways to go, but weíre happy to be moving in the right direction. Thanks again for the messages of encouragement and all those prayers.

Sarah

 

Update February 15: She continues to be improving, which is really wonderful. The doctors have stopped one of her immuno-suppressants (the one that they have been slowly weaning), which is great.

She's been off of it for over a week and is feeling good. Her blood counts and progress are so good we get a whole 14 day break from the hospital! If she continues with this forward momentum, there's talk of her returning to school at the end of February, which she is excited about. Medically, she is getting ECP every three weeks. It's two (long) back-to-back days at the hospital and she generally feels pretty yucky. They're hoping, after her next round of treatment, that they can move it to every four weeks. She is still on an oral immuno-suppressant 2x/day as well as a few other anti-getting sick meds. She's down to about 20 - 25 pills each day (depending on the day) and she is a champ at taking 4 at a time!

Our trip to Texas was great and we are so thankful that she stayed well the whole trip. It was incredible attending church with our Texas cousins and meeting so many people who have walked alongside us over this last year. It was really moving to feel God's love in action in such a tangible way. Not much else to report. So happy to continue to have good news. Thanks for the continued support and prayers and love.

Sarah


Jenny Luchitz

August 12, 2018

Jenny has been suffering from very severe bursitis and would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing and relief from the pain.


Jody Schenfield

August 7, 2018

Jody had to go to the ER this past Friday afternoon with what appears to be pancreatitis.

 

Update August 12: Back in hospital all week with pancreatitis.


Christine Featherston

July 7, 2018

So, the Featherston saga continues. I was diagnosed with Staph/MRSA at the ER the other day. I am on antibiotics, but itís a bit scary this soon after major back surgery. I spoke with the surgeonís nurse today and she said that itís possible that it could affect the surgery site, but that as we know, is in Godís hands. I will call my family doctor tomorrow and find out if he can order IV antibiotics or not, as this would be a more acceptable route and more thorough. I sure would appreciate prayers for protection. Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update July 13: I am asking for prayers for my situation with my legs and sweating. My legs have become almost unbearable at times. This is not due to the surgery, but with one of these diseases they say I have. Either way, itís very uncomfortable and downright painful. The closest I could come to describing it is Shin Splints, if anyone knows what they are. I want to be in services tomorrow, so please ask God to heal and if He is not ready to heal, then to give me the comfort I need to be at services. Thank you so very much.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update August 1: I have had four wonderful days with minimal pain in my legs. I was able to go out by myself and get groceries, did some heavy duty cleaning in my kitchen and was looking forward to helping Steve with mowing the lawn and other things. I woke this morning in horrible pain in my legs and my shoulders as well. I wasnít even able to get out of bed without extra pain meds. Donít get me wrong, my faith in God is strong and absolute, but it is very discouraging to be sitting here wrapped in a blanket and groggy from the meds. I want to, and I will be, at services this Sabbath, but I think I need some help from my brothers and sisters in Christ to join in my request that God allow it.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update August 23: Please pray for Christine who is presently suffering from extreme pain that hit her out of the blue. According to Steve, Christine is screaming at times from the pain. Please pray for Godís intervention.

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We just heard from Steve that Christine is sleeping without pain right now! Steve is thanking God and all who prayed for her.

 

Update August 24: Thank you all so very much. Last night was one of the worst attacks in a while now. Iím sure I could have gone to the ER and received higher doses of pain meds, but Steve held me and prayed and then asked for the prayer request. A few moments later, I fell asleep. Iím still a bit groggy from all the medication and my legs and shoulder are still a bit hurtful, but I praise God for that release from such horrible pain. It wasnít just my legs, but everywhere. Thank you all for your faithful care of a fellow brethren in taking me before the throne of our Mighty and Loving Father and for His Quick intervention. God bless each one of you.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update October 9: I need some help, please, in the form of prayer. I was up most of the night with severe pain in my legs. Please, may I ask for prayers for healing. The pain is so bad that all I can do is lay there crying and moaning since I doubt there is anything an ER could do anyway. Iím just plain exhausted. Most of time, if this happens, it fades during the next day. That didn't happen this time and the pain has continued non-stop. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update October 12: Iím so very thankful for all your prayers. So far, there is little improvement. Iím getting so very tired. Not only because this condition just keeps rolling on, but Iím not sleeping at night either. The old enemy just seems to think I am a threat to him and I praise God for that because it reminds me to keep going and to keep overcoming day by day. I donít do it perfectly because I complain, but Iím trying to always change it midstream and give God glory. Thank you for supporting me/us in your prayers.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update November 23: Christine, once again, needs prayers. She is in such pain, that the strongest of meds are barely helping. We know only God's help will give relief. We know He has a reason for bearing long with this health problem, but we know He can and will intervene when His people reach out to Him.

Steve

 

Update November 25: I want to thank all for their prayers. That night, I was just in such horrible pain. In moments after Steve requested prayers, I was able to fall sleep. I am still in lots of pain, but it comes and goes. I had an MRI so Iím hoping they can figure this out.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update December 3: Your urgent prayers are requested for Christine. She is in tears from pain in her legs, along with intermittent hot and cold flashes. Please beseech God for his intervention.

 

Update December 7: I wanted to update how things are going. God has been very merciful. The pain in my toes has really come down a long way. Gone? I am not sure as of yet, but itís so much better and I am absolutely positive it is because of all the prayers. My legs are doing better. The tradeoff seems to be more pain meds. I am looking forward to the day I donít have to use them, though I do thank God that they are available. The chronic fatigue is better as well, again because of the prayers to our Father. I had an MRI done and it shows that my Labrum has frayed. I will be seeing a doctor who can do the procedure to clean up the area. That answered the question of why I was hurting so much around my right hip.

Christine

 

Update Janauery 23: Please add Christine to your prayers. She is having terrible pain in her feet and legs while she is with Steve in the hospital.

 

Update January 24: Thank you all so very much. I fell asleep minutes after I sent a text for prayers. I have no idea where that came from, but it was one of the most horrible, right up in the top 10 for sure. Iím so blessed to have such a wonderful family with you brethren. May God bless each one of you. I am getting things ready now for a trip up to Hillcrest Hospital. Again, they moved Steve last night to room 368, bed 1.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update January 28: As for me, I can't talk. I've been up almost all night and my neck and shoulders feel horrible. Of all the times to get sick! Prayers please!

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 3: I have been so sick the last two days. Mostly sleeping, but the pain is everywhere in my body. I have headaches, my ears really hurt, shoulders, arms, fingers, legs toes and ankles. I feel like I was run over by a semi. Steve canít miss his appointment tomorrow, so I ask for prayer please. Thank you brethren.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 8: I have absolutely no strength. I do not sleep and when they try to give me something for that, things go haywire. My stomach is constantly upset and nothing seems to help. I can hardly keep up with things. Steve is not allowed to have so many different things, that cooking has really become a job all on its own. My head just cringes with every sound when I walk, and on top of this, I have an outbreak of MRSA, probably from stress. I canít maintain hot or cold, and of course, the sweating is still a thing.

We do thank you so much. We know that you are already praying and we so appreciate it. We know that God has a reason for all these things. I might also ask that you keep us in prayer as we talk to our eldest daughter, Jennifer. She found out this morning that her ex-husband has about six months to live, if he takes chemo maybe longer. She is beyond herself on how to break this to her children. Just so much going on lately, itís hard. I just seem to cry at the drop of a pin. Way on overload, ya know? We love and miss you all and we are praying for you also brethren.

May God send His Son soon!

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 10: Please pray for Christine. She is being taken, by ambulance, to the hospital. Her blood pressure is 180 over 103.

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They cannot figure out why my blood pressure went up so high. It was 220 over 120 in the ambulance. They don't know what's wrong with my stomach either, but suspect it could be viral. They really don't know. They did run some extra blood work and they won't get the results for another couple days, at which time they're going to contact me. I did not want them to keep me because no one's here with Steve. So, I am home now and very thankful for the prayers of all the brethren. I will keep you updated.

Christine


Chris Carothers

July 15, 2018

Chris has recently been suffering from abdominal pain that seems to resemble a kidney stone. He has had kidney stones in the past. He is experiencing some bleeding in his urine (which can also be connected with stones). Please pray that, with God's help, he can pass this stone and have the pain subside.

 

Update July 18: We found out it wasn't a stone. Chris has a urinary tract infection. He is now on antibiotics. Thank you for your prayers! He's still not feeling great, but he's on the mend.

Margie Carothers


Jim Reed

July 15, 2018

Greetings. I would like to ask for a prayer request for myself. I've been dealing with some severe neck, mid-back and arm pain issues this past week. Two of the days I had a fever (which was not related to the pain issues). The pain issues have prevented me from sleeping more than about 2 1/2 hours per night, since last Monday night. Needless to say, I am totally exhausted. I've been examined by by 3 health care professionals in the church and the final advice is to get an x-ray, asap. My immediate request is for our loving God be to heal me. The pain is extreme. The prospect of suffering through the 7th sleepless night is very daunting. Please pray for God's speedy healing. Our prayers continue for all the brethren in trials. May our merciful God deliver us speedily. Thank you in advance for your intercessory prayer.

Your brother in Christ,

Jim Reed

 

Update July 17: Good Tuesday Afternoon!

Thank you very, very much for your prayers. Today I am much better! Praise to our merciful and loving Father and Savior!!

We are still in the diagnostic phase to be sure of the root cause.

I had severe inflammation in my right shoulder/neck that appears to be what was causing a lot of the pain. We found 2 saucer size patches of red skin that the doctor believes are likely lyme tick bites. So, the working theory is that the fever I had for 2 days and the inflammation and severe muscle and joint pain were caused by lyme disease from the tick bites. The inflammation and pain, combined with the lack of sleep, caused a cascading effect making things worse. The x-rays showed some arthritis, but likely, not the cause.

I was given some anti-inflammatory meds, antibiotics etc. and we are going to see how my body reacts.

So far, the results are very good. I slept all night for the first time in 7 days last night and my pain level is down by 90%.

Please continue to pray for God's complete healing so I can continue to serve God, my family, His people and our employees and customers.

Thank you all again for your prayers. They have been invaluable.

With love to you all,

Jim

 

Update August 15: Thank you all, from my heart, for your prayers for God's healing and intervention during my sickness. It seemed very evident that as soon as the prayer requests went out, God began to dramatically intervene. I hope to never experience anything like that again. There are lots of details, but the bottom line is that God has healed me and I am so thankful! Praise to Him!! I am now felling very well and was able to spend a very active 4 day weekend with my family on vacation in Kentucky.

I will always remember the tender love so many of you have expressed to me and your fervent prayers. To experience God's people's love in this way is truly wonderful and humbling.

Again thank you all so very much, with love,

Jim Reed
 


Lawson Family

July 12, 2018

Louis Lawson is in the hospital. He just had a severe heart attack. Please pray for Mary, Louis and Raymond. We will update you as soon as we have more information.

 

Update September 4: Louis is being admitted to the hospital, again, today. He has not eaten for a number of days and at this time, is not taking any liquids. The hope is, that he will be made more comfortable in the hospital. Please remember Louis and his family in your prayers.

Thank You

Address for Cards:

Louis and Mary Lawson
8106 S. Birch Ave.
Broken Arrow, OK 74011

 

Update September 5: Louis Lawson died early this morning. Louis and Mary had been married over 50 years. He was such a hospitable friend, a good man, and very faithful to God's way of life. We will miss him very much. Please pray for Mary's comfort, as well as the comfort of Raymond, their son, who many of you met at the Feast. More details to follow.


Shirley Decker

July 9, 2018

Shirley Decker is asking for prayers that God will guide her family through a situation they are presently dealing with.


Gaug and Sheppard Families

July 4, 2018

William Sheppard Sr. (father of Brenda Gaug and Bill Sheppard) is in Akron City Hospital, due to injuries from a fall. A couple of days back, Bill was apparently trimming his shrubs and either tripped and fell or passed out and fell, hitting his head. It was about a day before someone discovered him laying in the yard. Tests had shown that he only had minor injuries, but in the interim, he developed some heart trouble. Tests are scheduled in order to determine if any further procedures need to be made. Please pray for his swift recovery and the ability to return home soon. Thank you!

 

Update July 9: William has been moved to a rehabilitation center to gain back his strength, in hopes of returning home. Please continue praying for his swift recovery.

 

Update July 12: William has returned home under hospice care for rehabilitation.

 

Update December 18: Brenda Gaug and family want to let everyone know that her father, William Sheppard Sr., died peacefully at home this morning, as he so wanted. Please keep the Gaugs and Sheppards in your prayers for comfort during this sad time. Thank you all for your prayers, cards, calls and love and concern.

Obituary at Hummel Funeral Home


Regina Sageti

June 23, 2018

The troublesome vertigo condition has Regina mostly homebound presently. She would appreciate your prayers for that condition.


Harold Crottinger

June 18, 2018

Harold Crottinger has been in the hospital most of the week with his heart condition. He would appreciate your prayers for strength and stronger heart function.

 

Update January 3: After a week in hospital with congestive heart failure, he is being moved to a VA facility in Rittman, Ohio.


Clyde Voltz

June 13, 2018

Clyde Voltz had a slight stroke, just recently, from which he recovered. But now, he has mobility and grip issues with his right hand. Please pray for his swift healing.

 

Update June 18: The good news is, that Clyde is regaining his hand and arm control and strength after the stroke. However, he needs us to pray about his congestive heart condition which had him in the hospital for several days this week.


Joy Jones

June 13, 2018

Joy Jones, wife of David Jones, is in the midst of a major battle with breast cancer, please add her to your prayers.

 

Update June 18: Joy had a single mastectomy this week and the pathology reports her now cancer free. Follow-up requires her to be on Herceptin, a cancer antibody that is much easier on the body than chemotherapy. Joy, husband David and their children thank you for your continued prayers for her complete recovery.


Sandy O'Malley

June 3, 2018

Weíd like to ask for prayers for my mom, Sandy O'Malley. She started to have headaches last week and then experienced nose bleeds and severe nausea. On Friday, she was admitted to the hospital after becoming disoriented. An initial CT scan revealed that a tumor had developed behind her nasal cavity, connected to the pituitary gland. On Friday, she was transferred to Kaiser Permante in Fontana, CA, where she underwent further tests including an MRI. The headaches and nausea have subsided somewhat since being admitted to the hospital.

We are still waiting for the doctor to provide further analysis/prognosis. We were informed, today, that there is a significant chance that the tumor is benign and can be treated through medication and/or non-evasive surgery, although the doctors are still not certain. We are asking for the brethren to pray that God intervenes quickly to resolve this matter and heal her so that she is restored to full health.

Thank you,

Nathan and Tam

 

Update June 8: Sandy was released from the hospital last Tuesday. The tumor that was discovered during her hospital stay has been determined benign. She has been placed on a medication regimen where it is hoped the medication will shrink the mass over a period of several months. She is doing well and the doctors are very hopeful the medication will resolve any problem she may have. Thank you for your prayers.

Dave O'Malley

 

Update November 8: Mrs. O'Malley updated us on her progress. Her neurosurgeon reported that the tumor has shrunk by half (50%). She is very thankful to God to hear this good news! She thanks you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for her full recovery!


Steve Featherston

May 31, 2018

Steve is in the hospital waiting to have tests done because both his gall bladder and pancreas are swollen. He cannot eat or drink for 24 hours before the tests. Your prayers are appreciated.

Christine

 

Update June 3: Please pass on my thanks for everyone's prayers. I am feeling so much better. They will be releasing me this afternoon to go home! God's mercy never fails!

They determined it was acute pancreatitis. They believe the gall bladder is fine, but will do an MRI in a few weeks to be sure and to make sure there is no damage to my pancreas. Normally, it takes several weeks to recover from pancreatitis. So, four days raised a lot of eyebrows, to say the least.

Steve

 

Update December 10: Most of you know that Steve was having terrible trouble with his stomach, or better said, the duct work into and out of the stomach. They were threatening to have to do some major rerouting. When he went into the hospital for the by-pass, God healed the stomach problems. We have been claiming that healing through the last few weeks, as his pain has returned and he's hardly able to eat. He woke this morning in terrible pain. Please keep him in prayer. Oh how we long for God's Kingdom when these back and forth health problems will finally be done. Praise God! Thank you, I know so many are praying already and we love and appreciate you all.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update December 14: For two years (2015 through 2017) my stomach and intestines, including my pancreas, were 90 percent ulcerated due to NSAID medicines that I was prescribed for pain relief. I was in the ICU for two weeks and another three weeks on the floor with nothing to eat or drink except for IV fluids. Two years later, I was anointed and had the triple bypass. God not only protected me during that procedure, but my stomach was healed. Over that two years, I had to have the bottom of my stomach stretched, virtually every month, because of the scarring. It would not let food pass from my stomach into my intestines, in a timely fashion. This caused me to have immediate bloating every time I ate. I could not eat more than a spoonful of food. So, for two years, I was on a liquid diet. When, a month ago, I began having the same symptoms, I knew exactly what it was. We prayed and I was trusting in God to heal me again, but after a month, it was just getting worse! When I asked to be anointed and prayers went out, within two hours, I felt in my body that something had changed. In six hours the pain was gone and I was able to eat with no adverse effects. I have a doctors appointment, which is going to be canceled because God has healed me once again in His Grace and Mercy. I wanted to pass this on as thanks and encouragement to others who are also suffering and to let those who are praying know that God does hear our prayers! I thank God for each and every one of the brethren who have spent their precious time when praying to God to keep me and Christine in their prayers. I thank My Father and Christ, first and foremost, and to each and every one of you for your prayers!

Thanks,

Steve

 

Update December 23: Steve is in the hospital. He's in terrible pain right now. We had to bring him in by ambulance yesterday. At first I thought it was kidney stones, but it's not. Then they found out that his gallbladder was inflamed, so they ran another test and found out that his pancreas also became inflamed. They have to get the swelling down on the pancreas before they can do anything else, but because this has happened before, they're going to remove his gallbladder. We just don't know how long it's going to be because they have to get that pancreas to settle down enough. So, all in God's timing.

Christine

 

Update December 24: I walked in to find Steve a nasty shade of yellow, due to his bilirubin being elevated. They said none of his ducts are working properly. They are transferring him up to Cleveland for better tests and doctors. I am sitting here just crying. Please keep us in prayer, not only for health, but we have no one working with us right now. God has always taken care of our clients so we can stay in business during everything, so it is once again in His hands.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update December 25: Last night, Steve was transferred to Hill Crest hospital. I have not been up there yet, but just got a message from him saying heís struggling. He seems to be having a reaction to something. I have no idea how bad it is because heís not answering the phone and just sent a mixed up text. Please ask for Godís protection over him. I am leaving home in a few minutes. Itís about an hour away.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update December 26: Steve just called me and said they are taking him in to surgery right now. They are going in with a scope that has ultra sound abilities. There is a lesion there, but they can't figure out if that is stopping everything up or not. What they find will make all the decisions for them. They will have a pathologist in with them so they can make some decisions quickly. If they can get this stoppage opened, then they will set the stent and also take out the gallbladder, which has been swollen since May. That possibly points to it as being the starting point. His pain levels are only slightly better. Thank you all for your prayers. I'm praying that after today, I can recoup for a day, not sure how much more I can keep up with things

Sincerely,

Christine

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A mass of cancer, blocking the intestines, was discovered today during Steveís surgery. The Featherstons will be meeting with an oncologist tomorrow to learn more. Your prayers for Steve are very much appreciated.

He is at:

Hillcrest Hospital
6780 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44124

Phone: 440-312-4500

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Christine has been told that Steve has pancreatic cancer. He is in room 516.

 

Update December 28: Not really a lot more news to update you on today, although I might owe an apology to some. I get so used to sharing things on Facebook that I forget that some folks donít have that. If that is "YOU" Iím sorry.

So here is what we know:

1. It is definitely Pancreatic.
2. It has been caught extremely early and that is only because of God's mysterious way of doing things, Praise His Name!
3. He will be coming home in a day or two. From there, he waits a week to let his liver settle down, gallbladder and pancreas too.
4. The surgery will be scheduled.
5. Once they do the surgery it will be decided the amount of chemo and radiation.

The tumor is the size between a dime and quarter (that sounded big to us), but they say itís not. No blood vessels appear to be caught up in this and it doesn't appear to have spread anywhere, so quick action is the best approach. We are both in good spirits. We know that no cowards will enter the Kingdom, so no choice. Our God is mighty and our love for Him is great. We decided that we are going to read ďThe Last LectureĒ again. Itís a very good book to read if you are going through rough trials of any kind. It was written by a college professor who had pancreatic cancer and later died from it.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update January 3: All the CT results looked good. As far as we know, no spreading. Surgery will be on January 22nd and will take approximately 5 hours. They will remove the head of the pancreas, take the gallbladder and reroute all the duct work. He will be in for about 7-10 days. Once everything settles down, heíll need chemo. Unless they find something while in there, no radiation.

Please, in your prayers, remember our business. Steve went out yesterday, but really wasnít up to it and it took a lot out of him. With no income, we donít have a lot of choice. Also, his health insurance was cancelled on December 31st. We have turned in a new application and have asked that they expedite things, but you know how long it takes to get all the red tape gone through.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update January 15: We just got the call. Steveís insurance was re-instated and retro-active from December 31st. That is such wonderful answer to prayer. Thank you all for those prayers. God, our Father, does hear them and answers them according to His will. Thank you so very much for your prayers.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update January 21: Steveís surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 8am. Steve and Christine appreciate your prayers for Godís help and guidance.

 

Update January 22: Steve's surgery went well. They believe they got it. They took a biopsy of his liver. There's a possible chance of  cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is a scarring of the liver. We won't know for two weeks when the tests come back.

Christine

 

Update January 23: They can't seem to get his pain under control, we really need some prayer.


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Steve is doing much better this evening and they moved him out of ICU.

Christine

 

Update January 26: Iím so sorry, this is coming to many, late. I forget that not everyone is on Facebook, where I update often. Steve is doing better. They are getting him up now, and today, they removed some of the IVs that were everywhere. He feels a lot better about that, but is overall still very tired. We decided, based on weather reports, that I stay home today and that turned out to be wise, as Route 90 between Ashtabula and 271 was the scene of a number of accidents which shut down the highway for several hours. I will be up there tomorrow, God willing.

Steve wants to thank everyone for their prayers. Heís not quite up to company or phone calls, but soon! God bless each of you and thank you so much for the love, support and prayers.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update January 28: Steve was feeling much better today. He's starting back on solid foods and already talking about coming home. Little is done over weekends, so I'm sure we'll have some more news over the next couple of days.

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My husband is too funny. He had me hearing voices. I didn't know that he could talk through the security camera. I was sitting in the living room eating and started to hear voices. I turned off the TV and sat listening to see where they were coming from. It was him.

Now, as for an update, the doctor said he's doing well and if all continues the same, he might come home on Wednesday. That's really funny to me because, the day after his surgery, they were talking about how he would have to go into rehab, based on what they were seeing. Wow, letís not give the guy a few days to recoup. So we have good news and would appreciate prayers for that to happen.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update January 29: Good morning to all. Yesterday began some talk of sending Steve home, but that canít happen till the drain stops being needed. So, God has allowed that need to be very apparent. Please join us in prayer that God will bring about that very thing in His perfect timing. Thank you all so very much.

Psalm 34:15: ďThe eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.Ē

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Steveís doctor came in to tell him that the biopsy news is good. We say excellent! Only two of the lymph nodes collected showed any issue with the cancer. The doctor said thatís like nothing. So when he is out and after his office visit, chemo will start, but no need for radiation. PRAISE TO GOD. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update January 30: I brought Steve home this morning around 11:30. I got him settled in and heís looking good and eating some chicken noodle soup. Next step is the doctorís appointment in two weeks. Please pray that his drainage will stop. He has to change the pad about every 20 minutes or so. I love you all, we love you all so very much.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 3: Steve is doing well and his drain is drying up, thatís a blessing. Tomorrow, he has an appointment with the surgeon and weíll find out a lot more.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 6: The doctor said that the cancer they removed is stage 3. While that is not the stage we were hoping for, we know it's just a number and God is not limited by anything. If it is His will to cause me to be cancer free, then that is what will happen.

I thank each of my brothers and sisters, in Christ, for this to be the outcome!

I look forward to seeing everyone very soon.

Steve

 

Update February 8: Steve is slowing gaining some strength and healing around the incisions. He is very swollen in the feet and they have him on meds to reduce the water build up. He has some pretty nasty stomach cramps and pressure inside the belly. Still, he is trying to do as much work as possible to keep the bills paid. We have to order him some enzymes, but most of those contain pig and he will not use them, of course. We have found two that we are going to try and pray that things will go well with them. One is lamb based and the other vegetable.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 12: Just called an ambulance to take Steve to the hospital. He is throwing up and having a hard time breathing. Please pray.

Christine

 

Update February 15: Steve has pneumonia, there is a mucus plug in his lung. If he continues to improve, and can be put on a nasal cannula, and his stats stay up, it means the plug is breaking up on its own. If not, they will have to intubate him and go down with a scope and break the plug up. That is going to be very difficult on him and can be dangerous at this point. So, we pray that God will break this plug up with His power and Holy Spirit. Steve is in good spirits and trusting in God, so am I. I am slowly learning not to ask why, but to ask God, what's the next move. It seems to bring about better results.

Christine


Lemmon Family

May 25, 2018

Mr. William A. Lemmon has been in the hospital most of this week. The doctors have determined that he has an irregular heart beat and is receiving treatment. He is requesting prayers from the brethren and said he has appreciated the prayers from the brethren in the past. He is scheduled to be released tomorrow.

 

Update December 15: Mr. William A. Lemmon died around 6:00 am this morning. His health had been failing for some time, but he did reach his 90th birthday on November 1st. We will pass along any funeral arrangements or other updates as we have them. Thank you for your prayers for his family.

 

Update December 16: Here are links to the funeral arrangements for Mr. Lemmon.

Obituary in PDF.

Obituary at Newcomer Funeral Home.


Debbie Gibson

May 19, 2018

I have not been feeling well the last few weeks. So, here's the run down on what's been gong on. A couple of weeks ago, I had a reaction to an ingredient in a nutritional supplement I took and had to go to the emergency room. I was sick for the entire week and then, except for my fatigue, I finally started feeling better. Unfortunately, this Thursday, I started feeling ill again and I also had some intermittent symptoms that concerned me, as they could be heart related. Today, I ended up going to the Urgent Care Center. They ran an EKG and it showed an unspecified abnormality. They were preparing to start an IV and transport me to the ER, but the EKG did not show I was having an active heart attack and it was not necessarily something serious, so I declined to go. I said, if any kind of symptoms returned this evening or tomorrow, then I would definitely not hesitate to go to the ER. They were not too happy about my decision. I hope, instead, to wait and contact my doctor first thing Monday morning and see what she would like to do, probably some more tests or refer me to a Cardiologist and not an ER visit. I pray that it's nothing serious, maybe even just stress related, and that I start feeling better. My daughter is flying in to visit me this coming Friday and I've been looking forward to spending some quality time with her. The prayers of the brethren would be greatly appreciated. Again, I thank everyone in advance for your prayers and thank God that by His stripes we are healed.

Debbie

 

Update May 25: I am feeling better the last few days. I saw my doctor yesterday and she wanted me to go to the ER so they could run some STAT cardiac blood work to see if I may have had a slight heart attack. Since I was feeling OK and no longer having symptoms, she agreed to refer me to a Cardiologist for follow-up testing instead. I have an appointment on June 8th.

I would like to thank all the brethren for their prayers and the uplifting card I received signed by all of them. My daughter will be in from Jacksonville, Florida this evening to spend the week with me, so I'm looking forward to her visit with me as well.

Sincerely,

Debbie


Jim Parkhill

May 19, 2018

Jim is to have a surgery to remove a large facet cyst from his spinal cord on Monday. Heíd appreciate your prayers.


Dalton Parish

May 12, 2018

Dalton Parish (son of Mark and Gwen Parish) was hit by an auto while bicycling to work late this week. Here is Markís report: ďDalton had a CT scan and the fractures are of no consequence. His skull only showed one to have any concern with, but they felt it would heal normally. Stitches and staples are up over 60, but will heal well. There was a lot of glass in his face from going through the windshield. The helmet saved him from life altering scars or death. Still pretty significant, but nothing like it could have been. He called me and we had a very sound conversation. Iím so thankful and relieved. He is now at his home with Gwen.Ē


Gabriel Family

May 5, 2018

Joe is still having ups and downs regarding his painful neuropathy. Please keep both him and Bess on your prayer list.

 

Update June 13: Please pray for comfort for Bess Gabriel in this time of grieving after husband Joeís death.


Dale Harmon

May 5, 2018

Daleís very itchy skin cancer continues. The pain-relieving ointment his doctor prescribes, works for a couple hours and the terrible itching returns. He sends his greetings to all of us and thanks us for our prayers.

 

Update August 7: Dale has a clearer diagnosis on his painful neck condition, dystonia, which is somehow akin to Parkinsonís Disease. His doctor prescribed several weeks of physical therapy which always helps relieve the pain. Please also remember his rare skin cancer condition for Godís healing.

 

Update August 12: At age 92, Dale continues to deal with skin cancer and dystonia in his neck, plus now, an upcoming tooth extraction or root canal.

 

Update January 31: Dale experienced a heart arrhythmia last week and was in the hospital (Akron City). He was doing better last  Thursday.

 

Update February 3: Dale is home from the hospital, his heart rate is stable, but he is exhausted from the ordeal. Please continue your prayers for the skin cancer and other ailments.


Ed Martel

May 5, 2018

Ed has a severe kidney infection. At last word, he is in a rehab facility. Please keep his wife, Sharon, in your prayers too.

 

Update May 12: Weíre happy to report that Ed is now back home and doing somewhat better!


Michelle Mickelson

May 5, 2018

Michelle was just informed by her foot doctor that fusing the bones in her feet is needed to relieve the intense arthritic pain. However, later that day, she was informed that she has active breast cancer. Please keep her in your prayers.

 

Update May 19: Michelle is scheduled for a Lumpectomy in early June and then a plan for treatment.

 

Update June 18: Michelle would like to thank all of you for your love and prayers regarding her health condition and treatment for breast cancer. She underwent a surgical lumpectomy this past week to remove the growth. The procedure went well. The results indicate that all the cancer was removed, and now she only has to have radiation and not more chemotherapy.


Freeman Kuhns

May 5, 2018

Freeman has come down with a case of shingles. He would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing.


Richard Walters

May 5, 2018

Dick has a faulty heart valve that his doctor has explained to him. He requests your prayers for Godís healing.

 

Update June 18: Richard had two stents put in this past week, with a heart valve replacement yet to be done. Heíd appreciate your continued prayers, therefore.

 

Update July 7: The heart valve procedure went quite well and Richard was able to go home mid-week.


Marlene Ware

May 5, 2018

Marlene Ware requests your prayers for strength, so the aides wonít have to use the lifting machine, to get her into bed. She has some pneumonia and needs healing for that too.


Bruce Keen

May 3, 2018

Bruce Keen (husband of Emily and father of Joanne Paslak), will undergo a procedure for his heart which includes placing a pacemaker. Please pray for Bruce and the family. Bruce's health is fragile. He is a very good man and loved and respected by everyone. Your prayers are deeply appreciated.

 

Update May 5: Thank you for your prayers for Mr. Bruce Keen. Mr. Keen had the pacemaker installed in his heart yesterday. The procedure went very well. Thank you brethren, for your prayers.

Emily Keen

 

Update June 1: Brethren, your prayers are earnestly requested for Bruce. He has suffered with a multitude of serious health issues recently. The pressing issue, at this time, is acute kidney failure. He has been in and out of the hospital several times this week and is, at this time, hospitalized in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His kidneys are failing and he will require immediate attention. Also, please pray for his dear wife, Emily. With all the upheaval, she has been without rest for over two days.

Thank You


Lori Mullen

May 2, 2018

My test results came back positive. Cancer has returned. I'm asking for prayers from the brethren for Godís intervention.

Lori Mullen

 

Update June 15: Some have asked about Lori so here is an update. Lori ended cancer treatment in May and has refused any further treatment or testing. She has put herself in God's hands from the last chemo treatment in September. Treatments for estrogen finished in May. God has maintained her health, so we must assume her prayers were answered and the cancer is gone. She still suffers from tremors from the chemo treatments. Your prayers are still requested for continued healing. We are truly grateful for your prayers and support during this horrible trial and mostly for our merciful God.

William Mullen


Pat Snodgrass

April 30, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Pat Snodgrass. She just received a phone call from her doctor, urging her to get a blood transfusion right away, based on the results of a blood test Pat recently took. Itís too early to tell exactly whatís going on, but she is asking for prayers from the brethren for Godís intervention.

 

Update May 1: Please thank the brethren for their prayers. We are home with Pat having received two units of blood. While this transfusion brought the various aspects to acceptable levels, we would appreciate prayers for God's healing from what would otherwise be an ongoing chronic issue, which could ultimately prove life-threatening. Please be aware that God completely healed her of a similar condition twenty years ago, and He is certainly no less capable of doing the same today.

Again, thank you,

Bill Snodgrass

 

Update June 4: We would like to request prayer on Patís behalf for the blood condition that she has. She is scheduled for a bone marrow biopsy tomorrow, June 5th. There is concern that, as her counts are dropping, the condition may be worsening. We would appreciate prayers, that when the results come back, this is not the case. We know that God can not only reverse the trend but heal her completely.

Thank you,

Bill Snodgrass

 

Update August 20: We wanted to thank everyone for their prayers on Patís behalf, and to give you an update on her health situation.

For the past two years, Pat has been having periodic blood tests due to having been diagnosed with CMML, a chronic leukemia. This determination is made when oneís ďblast cellsĒ reach or exceed a count of 5, and hers were recorded as 8. (Once those counts increase to 20 or more, you are considered to have progressed to acute leukemia, with treatment now far more urgently advised.)

As Patís current oncologist was pressing her to have an injection that was believed might boost bone marrow production, but which we had recently found had been linked to the potential death of patients, we went to OSU for a second opinion. They did their own bone marrow biopsy, and told her that her counts were now 54 and that she indeed had acute leukemia. They recommended beginning chemotherapy within a week or two, and also took a second bone marrow biopsy to send to a lab at Harvard which was qualified to check further for genetic markers which would help determine which of the current ďtrialĒ drugs should be most beneficial. (OSU never told us what the blast cell count was on this test, and we assumed they were consistent.)

At this point, Pat felt that she was being led to travel to Houston, to consult with MD Anderson Cancer Center, which we believe is considered to be number one in the world. They also did a bone marrow biopsy, but determined her count to be 7, again placing her under a diagnosis of the less-critical chronic leukemia. They were also apparently able to view the two that OSU had done, and told us that their technicians read them not as 54 and 23, but as 10 and 11!

We have since been back to OSU to inquire as to the discrepancy. They are looking into it, have stated that this has never happened before, but have not yet gotten back to us. This is a huge discrepancy Ė not only between OSU and MD Anderson, but between OSUís own two labs, taken only days apart. We firmly believe that God led us to MD Anderson, as OSU did admit that if Pat is still in the CMML level, the trial drugs would have been detrimental to her.

I apologize for the length of this, but felt the need to express the degree of confusion, as well as of Godís intervention. We definitely would appreciate continued prayers for Godís guidance once OSU comes back to us, as well as for His preferred outright healing of her completely.

Thank you,

Bill and Pat Snodgrass

 

Update November 25: Pat was transported to OSU hospital, on Saturday, suffering from a severe episode of vertigo, resulting in extreme dizziness with accompanying nausea. Her brain scan was good. She does have elevated white cells, which at this level, can restrict blood flow, exacerbating the situation. We would appreciate prayers for a quick and complete recovery. Thank you.

Bill

 

Update November 28: Pat is much improved just in the last day. There is still some inflammation/infection in her system that they suspect contributed to her condition. If her strength/stability/mobility continues to improve, their goal is for a Friday discharge. We are grateful for the brethrenís prayers and would appreciate additional ones for her continued improvement.


Al Ashurst

April 28, 2018

I waited until this morning to be sure, but this bulging hernia is getting no better, and I had a difficult night. Iím not sure what Iím going to do today, but if the pain associated with this condition continues or gets worse, I think Iím going to Emergency. I was hoping to attend services this afternoon, but right now, thatís not likely to happen. Could you please have prayers said for me?

Al Ashurst

 

Update June 7: Your prayers are again requested for Al Ashurst, who is heading to the emergency room, due to bleeding from the bowels. We will post more information when we receive it.

 

Update June 8: Thank you for sending out that prayer request. It's been a trying day and I'm tired. At least whatever is causing the bleeding, doesn't seem to be as serious as I thought it might be. The doctor gave me an injection and sent me home. Whatever he stuck in me seems to be working, as the bleeding has subsided somewhat. Whew! He also is putting me on a 30-day prescription program that's supposed to completely clear up the bleeding. See? Those prayers do work! And I do appreciate them.

Al Ashurst

 

Update August 7: Al will be going to the Ahuja Medical Center, in Cleveland, for an outpatient surgery, on Friday, to repair a double hernia. Please include him in your prayers so that the operation goes well and he recovers quickly from the operation. He has been waiting several months to have this done because of heart complications that had to be resolved by his doctor.

 

Update December 22: Al is suffering from severe bronchitis and coughing.


Meyer Family

April 12, 2018

Mary Lawson requests your prayers on behalf of her sister, Clara Meyer. She has been hospitalized for two weeks. She continues to struggle with fluids accumulating around her lungs.

 

Update April 21: Clara was admitted to the hospital into the ICU on March 21st and on April 20th. She was finally moved to a regular room. Thank you to all, for the prayers. She still needs prayers, but this is a big step.

Thank you so much,

Louis and Mary Lawson

 

Update June 22: We would like to thank everyone for the prayers for Mary's sister, Clara. At approximately 11:45 AM today, Clara died. She will now rest until the resurrection. Many thanks for prayers and love to you all.

Louis, Mary and Ray Lawson


Kitty Paloma

April 12, 2018

Mrs. Kitty Paloma is requesting your prayers on her behalf. Her most recent blood test has shown that she is once again afflicted with thyroid cancer. She has suffered with this condition on three different occasion in the past years. Please remember her in your prayers.


Benjamin Phillips

March 17, 2018

Benjamin Phillips (grandson of Ruth Murdock), who is severely autistic, has been experiencing a severe bowel problem and will now have a colonoscopy surgery. Ruthís daughter-in-law and son very much appreciate your prayers on young Benjaminís behalf.


Sheldon Monson

March 16, 2018

Your urgent prayers are requested for Mr. Sheldon Monson. One of his eyes was damaged, yesterday, while he was doing yard work. He had emergency surgery, last night, at Johns Hopkins University. The lens was destroyed and he currently has no sight in the eye (his other eye is fine). The two main concerns, right now, are that he doesnít develop infection in the eye and that there was no further damage behind the lens. Heíll have another surgery in the next couple of weeks to remove the lens and determine if there is any other damage to the eye. Then, a third surgery will be required to insert an artificial lens.

He says the damaged eye is throbbing but tolerable, and at a check up this morning, the pressure in both eyes was the same, which is a good sign. Please beseech God to heal his eye and enable him to regain his sight. Mr. Monson and his family greatly appreciate your prayers.


Zak Family

March 13, 2018

A short email to let you know my mother died at about 10:20 pm tonight. Please let others know. Thank you.

Randall Zak


Please pray for Mr. Zak and his daughters, Ivana and Veronika, who were very close to their grandmother.

Cards may be sent to:

Randall Zak
7544 Clark Street
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138


Mariah Sattler

March 10, 2018

Please keep Mariah in your prayers for healing of a deep vein blood clot in her leg, which is very rare for someone already taking prescribed blood thinners.

 

Update March 24: Mariahís leg is improving and is no longer causing her pain. She would appreciate your prayers for continued healing and guidance of her health professionals to ascertain the nature of the clot and best treatment going forward.


Calvin Hood

March 7, 2018

Calvin Hood (brother of Donna Redd) had a biopsy performed a couple of weeks ago, and results are coming in now from that biopsy, along with other tests that were done. It was confirmed by the doctors that it is indeed an aggressive, fast acting brain tumor (which is what was initially suspected). An option for treatment was discussed, but the treatment (which could possibly prolong his life to some degree) provided no guarantee that it would work, and possibly, would do nothing at all. Calvin, talked this over with his family, and has declined treatment. What he wants to do, is to take it day by day. He said that he doesnít want to spend his time being sick, and going back and forth to the hospital for treatment. Instead, heíd much rather spend his time at home safe and secure with his family. Calvin is completely at peace with whatís going on in his life and heís leaving the amount of time he has left in Godís hands.

 

Update March 17: Calvin has informed doctors that he is declining treatment. Calvin is completely at peace with whatís going on in his life and heís leaving the amount of time he has left in Godís hands.


Sandy Feiock

March 7, 2018

Sandy Feiock (mother of Sue Kocher and Brent Feiock) is going to Ohio State University for Esophagus Surgery this coming week and would like to request your prayers for a successful outcome.