Saturday, November 1, 2008

Please Pray!

There are times in life when it is necessary to ask for extra prayers.  Our family believes strongly in the power of prayer.  We know that Heavenly Father hears our prayers.  We know that there are times we need to pray together, as a whole, for something specific.  This is one of those times.

Anyone who follows Tyler's Caring Bridge page knows of our little friend, Brandon.  Brandon is literally fighting for his life right now.  He has fought and won the battle against cancer.  He recently underwent his third stem cell transplant to fight his leukemia.  Yesterday they found that he is cancer free.  Unfortunately while he has been fighting the cancer, he has had no immune system.  Because of that, he has developed pneumonia.  He is now fighting with all his might to pull through this.  

Brandon's family is incredibly strong.  Brandon is incredibly strong.  But they need more!  They need prayers.  Prayers from family, friends, and strangers.  They need prayers for comfort and prayers for strength.  They need the guidance of the Spirit and the  love and peace that Heavenly Father can send.  

For us, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, tomorrow is fast Sunday.  Please include Brandon and his family in your fast.  Even if you are not a member of our church, if you believe in the power of fasting, please join us.  

There isn't much more I can do for this incredible family.  I am not a doctor or nurse.  I am not a miracle worker, though I wish I were.  But I can pray.  I can include my voice to the many who are already praying and I can ask for more to join us.  

Please pray specifically that Brandon's body can fight this infection.  Pray that his family can continue to be strong both physically and emotionally.  Pray that the health care professionals can do everything in their power to help.  

You can follow along with Brandon's journey on his Caring Bridge site.

When you're there, please take a moment to sign his guestbook.  Let his family know that you are thinking of them and praying for them.  

Thank you all so much!  

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