Saturday, August 12, 2006

Prayers for our friends

My neighbor's mother is struggling with cancer. It is throughout her lungs and brain. She probably doesn't have long to live and to help with the pain, she has gone through radiation. The doctors have said that she could try chemo in order to help with pain and other things but they have to come up with over $4000 before they can even start the chemo! This very sweet lady is on Medicare and that's her co-pay! Unbelievable! They just found out about the $4000 a few days ago so we have been helping them with a yard sale - all money raised will go towards paying for the chemo. I talked to one of the family members today and Linda had such a bad night, they had to admit her into a hospice unit to get the pain under control. They almost lost her last night. Please pray for Linda and her family. We've known Linda and her daughter, Trina, for quite a few years - they taught Jessica's Sunday School class a few years ago. Trina and her family moved in across the street from us a few months ago and it's been nice to have them so close. Jessica is having a hard time dealing with all of this too. She donated some things for the yard sale and was so happy when some of it sold today. Karl and I donated as much as we could come up with on the spur of the moment and the boys donated a huge amount of Imaginex toys. They will be having another yard sale next weekend so I'll be busy looking for more things to add to the cause.

Please keep Linda and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Trina is having a rough time of it - she said that her mom is her best friend.


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