Friday, October 13, 2006

Please Pray

So I frequently visit several kids websites here in our area that are battling cancer or in remision etc. One of the kids who began with Ewings Sarcoma but has been off treatment for a little while now recently went in for regular follow up scans and blood work only to find that as a side effect of all the treatments for the first cancer he has now developed AML (a type of leukemia) Another mom Melanie who has a website for her daughter Kennedy emailed this message and it was posted on another childs website I am now posting so that anyone who reads this will also hear about Gage and pray for him also...

"I am sending this e-mail in hopes that heaven will be bombarded with prayer for this amazing little guy.
We met Gage through Emanuel Children's Hospital when he was battling Ewing's Sarcoma (a tumor type of cancer). Through very intensive chemotherapy and proton radiation (in Boston, Mass) he was able to beat his cancer and appeared to be getting back to the business of living. His family just found out today that he has developed a secondary cancer as a result of his treatment for Ewing's. This is every cancer parents nightmare and a terrible possibility that we all must face (for Kennedy, the big fear is brain tumors and other forms of leukemia). He was diagnosed with Acute Mylogenic Leukemia and if that wasn't enough, it is a chemotherapy resistant form leaving his family with no choice but to prepare for a bone marrow transplant in about a month. For a BMT to be possible, they must get him in to remission (no active sign of cancer), completely wipe out his bone marrow through chemo and total body radiation (meaning that without a donor it would NOT recover and his body would be unable to make any blood cells ever) and they must find a perfect match. Full-blooded siblings are the best chance someone has for a match and Gage is an only child. Please, please pray that a match is found, that they will be able to attain remission and that the BMT is a success. Also, prayers for protection, healing, strength and all the things you can imagine they are needing during this very difficult time.
My heart just aches with sadness for them tonight and my tears fall continuously. It would mean so much if you could take the time to stop by his website at:
and leave an encouraging message for them as they need it now more than ever.Feel free to pass on this information to can never have enough prayer!
In His hands,Melenie
"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."John Wayne"

please keep Gage in your prayers....

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