Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Please Continue Prayers for My Brother Randy




About 2 weeks ago, I wrote a post here, asking for your prayers for my youngest brother Randy.

He is still unable to use his left arm after the neck fusion surgery to repair damage from a 20 year old car wreck.

Here is what he posted yesterday on Facebook:

Went to Dr today for 1st post-surgery check. I still can't raise my left arm, and losing strength in bicep. They are ordering an MRI to make sure fusion is ok, and to see what might be causing the problem. I'm worried to the extent that for what I do as a lab tech, I have to have 2 working limbs with dexterity and strength, and right now my left arm is practically useless. I LOVE my job, my department, and the people I work with, and I would HATE not being able to do what I love. I'd appreciate it if you'd include me in your prayers. I don't care if my left arm is restored 100%, or if I can't make chords on a guitar. If it's skinny as a stick, that's OK as long as it can hold a tube, twist a lid, etc. Just hoping for any improvement at this point just for encouragement. Thanks all!

So, please keep Randy in your prayers, especially that he gains use of his arm again and is able to return to his job,

Thank you, and God Bless you all!






O merciful Father in heaven, thank You for being with Randy while he was in surgery. Thank You for blessing the surgeon with the skill and knowledge needed to do his and safely bringing Randy through this operation. O gracious Father, bring healing to Randy and bless him with the best care possible as he recovers. Continue to bless him with your tender care. Grant him patience during his recuperation, help him grow in strength each day, and bring him to full recovery quickly, without any setbacks.

Amen.


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Urgent: Help for Lisa Graas Who Was In A Car Accident

Photo of Lisa Graas' car taken after the accident.

My good friend, and fellow Catholic blogger, Lisa Graas, and her daughter Bethany, were in a head-on collision on December 2, 2016.

I will let Lisa’s own description from Facebook explain what happened:


On December 2, 2016, my daughter and I were involved in a head on collision. Another driver came over into my lane and we impacted at approximately 46 mph. By the grace of God, we were not killed. My daughter Bethany has a concussion and my heel bone is shattered. I am unable to work and ask for some extra help until the insurance pays what it is supposed to. It is expected that I will have to have multiple surgeries on my foot. Thank you.


Lisa has a GoFundMe page that was set up earlier last month to help with upgrades to her blog. Lisa will require several surgeries on her heel, and it is going to be awhile before the insurance kicks in.

So please help out with a donation if you can by clicking here : https://www.gofundme.com/lisagraascom


When you get to Lisa’s GoFundMe page, you can click the “Updates” button where you can read her update posts about the accident.



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