Thursday, July 30, 2009

Prayers and Services for Peyton's Family

This is mostly for local information but also for everyone praying for this family to remember them during these times.

The services for beautiful baby Peyton Joel Brady are as follows:

Recitation of the Holy Rosary – Saturday, August 1st, Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses, 6 pm

Funeral Mass and Potluck Reception– Sunday, August 2nd, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 6pm (Reception will be held in Java Joe’s following service, please bring food to Java Joe’s before service)

Peyton will be resting at Memorial Gardens

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Baby Brady-Update-Very Sad News

Peyton Joel Brady passed away at 5:24 PM PDT, today, July 28, 2009. Please pray for parents Christopher and Marissa along with his grieving grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. They are 3 1/2 hours away from home and I am sure it will be a very long, sad ride home. Thank you for your continued prayers.

Baby Brady Needs Prayer!-Update

This was posted by a friend of Peyton's Grandma. "Please pray for Patches grandbaby peyton. he is up at OHSU. He was life flighted after flat lining two times at mercy and they brought him back. He is up at OHSU. He is seizureing and the doctors are not sure if he has brain damage or not. They are thinking it could be his liver and or they are hopeing it could only be viral in which they could treat. Little peyton is not responding to touch or anything right now. He is in coma. They currently have 47 specialist working on him. Please I ask pray for peyton and Chris and Marrissia."
I have emailed her and asked for updates to keep you all posted. Here is the YouTube video from a week ago.

Moriah Nelson

The latest news on Moriah could have been discouraging but Justin and Victoria are finding hope and courage. They know their little girl is a fighter and I am pretty sure that she got it from her parents. Please continue to pray for this wonderful family. Its been a long battle to care for Moriah and they are doing it with grace, faith and humor. I know they have touched me. My faith is strengthened by knowing their story. I guess that's another reason I want to pass their story on to others. They have had recent discussions regarding the future of Moriah's medical care. Pray for wisdom for themselves and the physicians.

Baby Brady Needs Prayer!

Please pray for the Brady family. I don't have details but their grandson was airlifted to Children's Hospital this morning and we are waiting for more news on his condition. He is only a few days old and from what I understand has not left the hospital due to fevers. I have no page to send you to but his grandma has been asking for prayer.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Prayers of Hope-Smiles Break!

It was very hard to just pick a few!
Me at age two

My "clone" at age three

My clone with a clown!

All smiles!

Sleeping Beauty

MckLinky Blog Hop


Abby Riggs needs our prayers today too. In short, she had a test come back positive for bacteria in her blood and she is already VERY compromised. He family blog explains its better.


Baby Stellan: Sharing My Heart

I am not going to pretend that I know how "MckMama" feels. I don't and I never fully wll. I do know the horror of watching your sick child decline to the point where they can only put you in a plane and send you to the specialists where you hope and pray that there will be answers. That all of the people in the world who are suppose to have the answers will. Its a frightening place to be. There is a fog that settles over you, sometimes the words barely come through in the fog of your brain. That is a place I have been and to find peace in that place is nothing more than a miracle. As you pray for Stellan's healing, pray for peace for the family and wisdom for the care teams and safety for the airlift squad. Keep hoping for the best. Remember there are hundreds of families in this situation at this very moment who deserve your prayers as well. We don't know there names or immediate struggles but God does. Please talk to HIM about them too.


Baby Stellan "Is in bad shape"

According to Stellan's Dr. B, he is not doing well.
Follow MckMama's updates on Twitter.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

UPDATED: Sunday Prayer Focus - Baby Stellan

MckMama has update her site. Please continue to pray for her very ill little boy.

Prayers for Stellan

Sunday Prayer Focus - Baby Stellan

Prayers for Stellan

Please visit Stellan's family blog for details. We need to pray for Stellan but also pray for his tired and stressed out mama. She poured her heart out in her last write up and I am sure she would appreciate any and all encouragement. Please feel free to re-post this for others as well. You can click on the photo to navigate to their website.

Also, you can follow him on Twitter.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Praise Day for Madalyn!

Tami's Facebook Status :

doing the "going home from the hospital happy dance" with the kid who hasn't eaten since April that happily ate a bag of chips last night!!! Can't wait to get home...

She will still need us to pray for continued recovery and wisdom for the Doctors in treating her. I just didn't want to pass up a chance to praise God as well!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Prayer TIME for Moriah!

Moriah is not doing well. Her parents have posted the details here. Please keep them in mind and let them know you are praying.

Thank you!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Birthday Edition

I have prayed about this and because its my birthday, I am going to take the liberty of asking that you pray for my family today. (Hey, its MY birthday, don't I get to do what I want?) Allison is in stable health at this time but my adorable husband had to leave town for work for several weeks. That means that even though I have a teenager who helps, it is nothing like having another parent here to manage her daily needs (food, baths, diapers, clothing, activities, etc.). I am not only missing my companion, I know that both of my girls feel his absence.

One more reason for this posting, I wanted to bring attention to those of you who have not walked this path of having a child with medical needs, life still goes on around us. Birthdays, anniversaries and holidays take place while our children are sick or hospitalized. The calendar doesn't stop. We learn to adjust our celebrations. In the past ten years, we have spent a July 4th, Christmas week, Valentine's day, St. Patrick's day and an anniversary sitting in our little girl's room wondering how it would turn out.

So I am asking, not just for today, but when a holiday comes along, and you are praying for the meal or the day, lift up those kiddos and families who are just hoping for a regular day let alone a holiday. One more, I am acutely aware that I my solo flight in special needs parenting is temporary, for many it is not. I am sure that they grow weary and discouraged with the daily tasks and would love your prayers as well.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Moriah is closer to home now!

Moriah and her family have made it back safely to their own hometown and nearby hospital. Moriah felt the affects of the transfer and needs our prayers. You can visit her page here to get to know them better.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Concerns For Kate's Family

Please check in with Kate's parents. Kate's brother is now having health issues and these sweet parents are being pulled in different directions! None of this has taken the Lord by surprise but it can mess with a parent's balance. They need our prayers!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sammie Hartsfield-Wall of Dedication

Please visit Sammies Wall of Dedication and sign it to show your support.

Also, don't forget to visit her Caringbridge Page to get the latest on her condition.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Specific Requests for Kate

Kate's Mom is asking that we pray for the following:

1. Improvement in Kate's right arm and hand, as we are not seeing much at all

2. Protection from any sort of outside illness for Kate (and Aaron and I for that matter)
3. Sleep for Kate especially, as she desperately needs it to heal.
4. Wisdom for everyone involved in her care, that the best plan of action would be developed for her.
5. No, absolutely no, cancer cells in her spine.
6. Protection for Kate's hearing specificall
y during the chemo
7. Protection for Kate's kidney's during the chemo
8. That the tumor would shrink (miraculously, or through medicine)
9. That God would get glory through Kate's horrific journey
10. Kate's healing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Skip down to an earlier post for the website

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Prayer Focus Sunday-Madalyn

Madalyn (mentioned here) is back in the hospital and struggling with G-Tube issues which snowball into a myriad of nutrition and medication issues. She also made two visits to the OR this week which is unusual even for here! Please continue to pray for healing, answers and comfort for Dan, Tami, Paige,Evan and of course Mad. Also special prayers of blessing for Mad's Aunt Robin who has been able to step in and help the family while Dan works or takes cares of the other kiddos.

Here is a blurb from their Caringbridge page:

" Madalyn has been through so much, this illness has tested her strength (and ours!) and exposed her to more than I would ever wish for my 11 year old child. She has become mature in a way that hurts sometimes, to lose time of your childhood and the ability to be carefree hurts. She always seems to bounce back, she's very athletic and loves to run, play tennis, ride horses and swim when she is feeling good! Someday, I hope all the suffering she has endured in the last year and a half will be evident to her in her life, it will stay with her and we hope she will go on to do great things despite this uncertainty in her life. We are so grateful for our family, especially "Auntie" Robin who uses her vacation time frequently to come to our rescue."

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sammie Hartsfield

Sammie Hartsfield has been feeling better for a few days. Please pray that she is able to get as much joy and blessings as possible as she continues to fight this terrible disease. Today is her 12th Birthday! Please pray that she will have a sweet birthday!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More Prayers for Kate

Please continue to pray for Kate and check in on her story. Her mother needs extra comfort and strength to continue on taking care of this precious child.

Kate's Caringbridge Page

Sunday, July 5, 2009

URGENT Prayer for Kate


This is Kate McRae. Her parents are praying for a miracle. This sweet little girl was diagnosed with a brain tumor and is fighting for her life. Please read their story or watch their video. That is all this family is asking for is your prayers. As always, click on photos to visit this family's site.


Friday, July 3, 2009

More Prayer for Moriah's Family

Justin and Victoria are in need of prayer and encouragement again. Please check the new post on their blog and pray for them. If you feel led, please leave words of encouragment as well.