Monday, May 24, 2010

Please Pray!!!

I really need to ask all of you for some prayers. As you know, the 23 weeker and micropreemie community is pretty tight. . .we all support each other because we know how hard our kiddos had to fight. I met an amazing family while in the NICU with 23 week twins born a month after mine named Tripp and Trinity. Tripp gave Olivia a run for her money in the NICU! I think he even went home before 105 days (Olivia's stay.) Olivia had her strabismus surgery the same day as Trinity. I enjoyed seeing them both at the March for Babies last month and they are an amazing family!!

I found out tonight. . .I can barely type it. . .but, Tripp was diagnosed with cancer. I believe it is neuroblastoma. I don't think I have ever cried so hard for a child who was not my own. As a 23 weeker, he has already fought so hard. Why would God place cancer in his path? And, for a child to have to go through chemotherapy??? I already know what this family has had to go through and now. . .to go through this seems unimaginable!!! Please ask God to cover this family with his mercy and peace and to help this little boy fight this huge fight ahead of him. He's already proven that he is one of the strongest of fighters. Please, please pray for this family and leave your comments here. I will make sure that they get them.

8 comments:

Kerry said...

What sad news. I definitely don't understand why bad things happen to good people. I makes me angry.

I will be thinking of Tripp and his family. I hope he gets the best care possible and he beats the cancer.

Only the Sheppards said...

We'll pray. How terrible... Many prayers for Tripp and family!

Stacie said...

I do not know this family, but my heart breaks for them. Praying for God's peace and healing for this precious boy and his family.

Megan B ♥ said...

I will definitely be praying for this family. This is unimaginable, Jodi. Wow.

Michele said...

NOOOOO!!! Its not fair! Poor little guy...poor parents. I just dont understand. Why? *sigh* I am praying very hard for him. I pray that he beats this...he has beaten the odds so far...he just has to pull through. My heart is breaking. Darn it. Massive prayers being sent their way!

Anonymous said...

I am SO sorry to hear this! We will be praying for God to surround this family and that His presence would be unmistakable!
Love
Neva

Heather @ Cancer Mommy said...

I am heart broken. I hate cancer. I truly, truly do. I will add them to our prayer list at church.

Please don't think that you are the only one that questions God and his doings. Right after I was "re" diagnosed I refused to go to church. I was mad. I was angry. And I was hurt. What would this happen to me. Again. i won't lie, I'm still pissed. But, I do know that He is walking with me. I have been handed a HUGE battle and all I can do is fight my ass off.

I would much rather it be me fighting than my children. I often think about how I would feel, or what I would do if one of my children were faced with this. That is when I realize that I am truly grateful that they are faced with this stupid battle. I can not imagine the pain and suffering Tripp and his family is going through. Please pass along hugs and prayers from us. God does amazing things for amazing people.

23 Weekers said...

So sad. I just don't understand it. It's just not right.