Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pray for Callie!

Ok. Posts like this are never easy, but I think if I could use my blog for any kind of good, I will with this post ask for your prayers.
Below is a post from a sweet friend of mine, Amanda. She is a mother, just like me, and so stories like this one {below} touch too close to home. They tug at the heart strings because every mama wants to protect their baby from all the bad that is out there, and we know how powerful that instinct to protect and guard your baby is.
I do not personally know this family, but I am certain they would not be bothered in the least that I am asking for YOUR prayers on their behalf.

Here is their story from Amandas blog.

Callie Cochran is a 22 month old little girl.

her parents are friends who attend church with us. after experiencing symptoms for 3 weeks, the doctors called for a CT scan yesterday and found a tumor in her cerebellum the size of a peach. last night Callie and her parents Phil and Courtney headed to Cooks. today after more tests the doctors confirmed her tumor and are almost certian that her tumor is malignant. they are not sure if the tumor is wrapper around her brainstem or not.

this is an update from Callie's mom, posted on facebook earlier this evening:

"Talked to the drs and she has peach size tumor in the back of her brain that is consuming most of the back portion of her brain. He informed us that almost always these tumors are malignant. He also feels that it is certain that she will have some type of side effects. Our prayers are for a benign tumor that doesn't involve the brain stem, no complications during and after surgery and that she would be the same Callie!!! Please pray for wisdom and skill for Dr Donahue and all staff that will come in contact with her. Our hearts r hurting but not broken. We serve a MIGHTY GOD!! If you would please join us in endless PRAYER And FASTING for our SWEET CALLIE!!"

please stop and pray for Callie. pray for her doctors. pray for her nurses and the staff at Cooks.

pray for Phil and Courtney. pray for her brother Carson who is 4 years old. pray for her family.

cry out to The Lord for peace, comfort, and understanding. You are Mighty O' Lord. You are our ultimate healer and comforter. You are the most high!

most of all, please send this post out to your friends, your Sunday School class, your Life Groups, everyone you know and ask them to stop and pray for Callie tomorrow at 7am as her surgery starts.

pray for Callie.

Please please please pray for the sweet family who is enduring such a difficult situation at this time.

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