Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pray for Chloe'

Please lift up Chloe and her parents Cari, John Tom, and Justin and the rest of her family in your prayers, especially today, as her hemispherectomy surgery is finished today, and now she and her parents start the long road to recovery.

Pray for a quick and miraculous recovery and rehabilitation with no complications or setbacks.

An interesting note. I received a note from my aunt today, in Abilene. She told me that she was praying for the people on her church prayer list, and there was a little girl on the list named Chloe' who was having brain surgery today. She talked to some people around the church and found out that we were up at the hospital today. What a small world we live in.

There have been many prayer requests lately. Please keep those prayers going for these children. They all have a hard, demanding recovery ahead.

God Bless,


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Prayer for Jailynn

Please lift up Jailynn LeFevers up in prayer as she had another post-hemispherectomy seizure. She was supposed to go home today, but now is back in the hospital.

Please say a prayer for her mom and dad, Holly and Jason, and grandma Gloria, and their entire family. We pray that these are simply, trauma seizures and will go away.

This is a young family that we care about so much, so please take just a bit of time to say a prayer for Jailynn and her family.

God Bless,


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Prayers for Aiden

There is a little boy out in California, named Aiden, who is just a wonderful kid, and who has wonderful and amazing parents. Aiden had a hemispherectomy last year, and is evidently experiencing frustration and/or pain that is making him want to hit his head. This little guy has been through so much, and deserves some peace, as do his parents.

Rachel, his Mom is also The Hemispherectomy Foundation Specialty Director over Sturge-Weber Syndrome, and she is our Web Master. She is an amazing person and an amazing mom.

Please say a prayer for Aiden, and Rachel. They need some peace and resolution and they need it quick. So please take just a few minutes when you read this, and stop and say a prayer for them. Especially that they figure out was is going on with Aiden, and that they find peace from it.
Aiden's Blog is at .

God Bless,


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Prayer Request for Grace

It has been a while since I have blogged for a prayer request. We've been so caught up in Jessie's rehab and all the great things that she is doing, that I haven't really thought about much else.

Well, today, as I'm typing this, there is a girl named Grace who is undergoing a hemispherectomy at Johns Hopkins Children's Center for Rasmussen's Encephalitis. The situation is very similar to Jessie's, only Grace is 11 years old. I can't imagine how difficult this is for her and her parents, as she understands everything about the surgery and what limitations she will have after the surgery.

Although she is a very brave girl, and her parents are AMAZING people, please take just a few seconds today and say a prayer for Grace. With a name like that, how can you not pause for a minute for a short prayer. Without grace, where would any of us be?

Please pray for a smooth surgery and for her surgeon, Dr. Jallo. Please pray for all of the medical staff at Hopkins today that will be taking care of her. Please pray for her Mom, Debbie, her Dad, Seth. Also for her big brother, and all of her extended family and friends. They are all very worried right now....beyond anything that you can imagine.

If you are interested in keeping up with Grace, you can find her blog here... .

God Bless,


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Jessie / Dr. Carson / Cuba Gooding Jr. ?

I just watched a clip from Baltimore about the Upcoming movie "Gifted Hands", the story of Dr. Ben Carson (Jessie's Brain Surgeon). Cuba Gooding Jr. is playing Dr. Carson.

Anyway, this news clip shows Dr. Carson, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Jessie. She's hangin out with some high profile folks these days. Dr. Carson also agreed to be The Hemispherectomy Foundation Honorary Chair of the Medical Advisory Board.

Here's the Link. . You may have to click on the Dr. Carson story.

Also, Jessie will be on the Channel 21 News at 7:00 tonight to talk about some of these things. Well, she will want to talk about her "Texas" 1st Grade Program probably.