Friday, July 22, 2011

Major Prayer Request.

This is information that I have taken straight off of my sister-in-law Kacy's blog. Our world's have been rocked this week and we would appreciate any and all prayers you would lift on behalf of our family.

From Kacy:

As you know, we returned from Honduras in March as a result of Jd having
severe migraines on a daily basis. We went to the doctor and got a new
medicine, but the doctor did not think it was an urgent situation and did
not see the need to do an MRI as Jd has had migraines his whole life.
Jd was encouraged to go to see his neurologist, however, did not make
an appointment for some time. For the past month, he has been feeling
off, having a "cold" sensation in his brain, and notice last week that
he was losing motor function on his right side. He made an appointment
and had an MRI and a cat scan. He went in last Thursday for the
results and was told he has a large tumor on the left side of his
brain. His doctor, Dr. Daniel, at Medical City Dallas, said he has not
ever seen one this size that was not cancerous and it looks to be a
stage three or four glioblastoma tumor. I was in Honduras while this was happening,
visiting friends, and working with Hillside Community Church. Jd told
me when I returned on Tuesday.

He went back to get two MRIs today and to schedule his biopsy. While
at the hospital, someone broke into our car and stole our laptop and
my wedding rings which Jd had just picked up from being cleaned at the

This is what we know so far:

Jd will have surgery on Thursday, August Fourth at Medical City
Dallas. We are not sure of the time. The surgery will consist of opening the skull and removing what they can. They will remove as much of the
tumor as possible, and then perform a biopsy to see if it is cancerous
and what grade of cancer it is. From there, we will develop a
treatment protocol and go forth.

Jd's job has placed him on medical
leave, he will still be getting paid his regular salary and we will
still be getting full insurance benefits.

We will continue to live at my parents house, as we do not want to add the stress of moving to an
apartment to our lives at this time.

This is what we need prayer for:

Guidance and wisdom for our doctors. Jd has a long relationship with
Dr. Daniel and feels comfortable with him, praise the Lord.

The quick return of our stolen items, especially my wedding rings.

Healing. We have been praying and will continue to pray that God heal
and remove this tumor in a way that can only be credited to Him. We
fully believe that He can heal Jd without medical intervention and are
praying for that.

Our marriage to be strong, and that we will feel the covering of God's
peace over our lives in this time.

Thank you for praying for JD!



  1. Praying for your family.


  2. Absolutely! Praying for your family to be filled with healing and surrounded with love.

  3. How sad... One of those when it rains it pours scenarios. We will be praying!!!

  4. I will definitely be praying for your family, Abby!


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