The entire Western New York community has heavy hearts this week, as we learned that Ben, a little boy I've mentioned here previously, has weeks to live. Despite surgery and initial treatment his brain tumor has grown so inexplicably that he has been sent home to spend his last days in peace surrounded by his family. The grace and strength that Ben's mother has shown through this ordeal are nothing short of a call to action for the Body of Christ. We may want to cry and wallow in the unfairness, but if Mindy can find the strength to rise to this challenge, we must find the strength to pray her through it. Please pray for this family. If you feel called to do so, please donate to help them or for information about attending Ben's benefit.
I mentioned another child facing brain cancer here once before. My friend Jeff's little girl was diagnosed with brain cancer around the same time as Ben. Please pray for Ava and her Dads as they begin the arduous treatment process.
Finally, a friend of mine from college contacted me recently to let me know that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her cancer is in stage one and is very treatable. Regardless of the great prognosis the treatment will be difficult and she has 4 small kids. Please pray for Sweetie.
You may read this list and feel hopeless and helpless, and you are. But God is not. Please join me in praying that His will be done and His children be comforted. Ben and his family, Ava and her family, and dear Sweetie and her family will benefit from them.