Prayer for Eliza

On Monday of next week our 10 year old granddaughter Eliza will undergo major brain surgery at Duke Children's Hospital in Durham.  After several years of visiting doctors, and numerous tests, she has been diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation, which is a structural defect in the cerebellum, also involving portions of the skull.  Most children who undergo the surgery do quite well and have improvement of their symptoms.  While the doctors say they are confident this surgery will have a positive effect on her quality of life, the prospect of surgery on the brain and skull, particularly in a child, is scary.  And when it is your child, or grandchild, the worry and anxiety are heightened dramatically.

During my treatment for lymphoma, I have sensed the powerful presence of God Almighty throughout my journey, and felt the undeniable power of prayer.  There is no doubt in my mind that He will be with our sweet Eliza, and her family, during every step of her treatment and recovery.  I ask that everyone who reads this blog, and keeps me in their thoughts and prayers, add Eliza to your prayer list. We know that she will be in the care of a highly skilled and capable medical staff at Duke.  But knowing that we have a team of equally committed prayer warriors, lifting her up to The Great Physician, will mean so very much.  May God bless each and every one of you.

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