If you have been on Facebook this past week, or read some other DOC blogs, you may already know that our sweet friend, Meri and her family were given some not so good news last weekend.
You can read Meri's post HERE. Her amazing husband was just diagnosed with metastasized melanoma. He has 6 tumors in his brain, as well as tumors in his lungs and abdomen. In Meri's post you can read about the treatments they started this week.
A FB page, Schuhmacher Family's Miracle, has been set up for friends and family to gather for updated information, prayer and support during this journey. We invite you to post prayers and reflections of hope on your personal blogs and websites. There will be a thread started there, where your links can be shared. If you do not have a blog/website, and would like to share your prayers, please feel free to add your thoughts and reflections to the thread as well. By keeping them in one place, the family will easily be able to access your words of encouragement in the days, weeks, and months to come. Please spread the word to anyone, and invite others to join this massive prayer effort as well.
I truly believe in miracles and I know that this family, specifically Ryan, need one NOW.
I am joining the Schuhmacher family and friends in a day of prayer and fasting tomorrow. I will spend the day praying for a miracle. A true, God is the only one who can do it, kind of miracle.
And to quote my pastor (thanks, Steve!) "Big issues demand big prayers to a big God."
And I truly believe it can and will happen.
I am not typically a "public" prayer kinda person, please bear with me.
So, God, I know you are listening. Here is my plea.
I thank you for being a God who can do so much more than we can do ourselves here on Earth. I have complete Faith that YOU, God, can heal Ryan Schuhmacher. And that is what I am asking of you now. I ask for comfort and peace while he endures the treatments in the days, weeks, and months ahead. But what I want more than anything, is for a miracle. The kind of miracle I know only you can give. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
We are also uniting to raise money to help with Ryan's battle against cancer. If you can help in any way, please visit the Give Forward site below.
Most importantly, please continue to pray for the Schuhmacher family, specifically for a miracle for Ryan.
*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child and a child with ITP/Asthma/Sleep Apnea. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*