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Please pray for my nephew, David. David is an evangelical pastor; husband and father of 8 wonderful children. This last weekend he experienced sudden blurred vision. On Monday he was referred to the emergency eye clinic, then on to Middlemore, then Auckland Hospital and after many tests, the doctors have found the cause: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. David has started Chemotherapy. Please pray for peace and courage for his wife, Tarnya. Please keep David in your prayers.
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 08:42:38 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

ALL is a nasty disease, but it can be completely cured by bone marrow transplantation.
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 09:35:14 AM »
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 11:14:49 AM »
A speedy recovery.
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 01:22:13 PM »
Lord, have mercy. 

I'm really sorry to hear this.
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 02:07:12 PM »
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009, 06:22:36 PM »
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009, 06:25:01 PM »
Sorry to hear that. :( I lost my grandfather (who was also my legal guardian) to cancer. And I almost lost my best friend to cancer when he was just a teenager. Terrible, terrible thing.

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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2009, 08:15:02 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 09:41:12 PM »
Oh Riddi, I'm so sorry to hear this!

May God grant your nephew a full recovery!
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2009, 09:51:25 PM »
Lord have mercy on Your servant David.
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2009, 05:08:07 AM »
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Through the prayers of the Theotokos may David be healed!
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2009, 06:38:41 PM »
Prayers for successful treatment and prayers also for those who love him
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2009, 12:11:38 AM »
Lord, have mercy, and through the prayers of St. Nektarios heal your servant.
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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Update: My nephew was booked for a bone marrow transplant on the 23rd April, but there has been a set back. In December, a bone marrow biopsy showed him to be in remission. However, the consultant rang to inform him that the results of a recent bone marrow biopsy show cancer cells, which means that is no longer the case. There are no cancer cells in his blood yet. The consultant has made a treatment change: David will go into hospital this week for aggressive chemotherapy with the bone marrow transplant being delayed until they can get him into remission. This is very difficult with this variety of acute leukemia. Please continue to remember David in your prayers.

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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2010, 10:23:37 AM »
Lord have mercy on this man and his family.

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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2010, 11:03:44 AM »
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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Lord, have mercy! Please heal David!
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2010, 11:40:40 PM »
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2010, 07:29:44 PM »
Bad news.

David had another meeting with his medical consultant and the news is not good. The results of his last bone marrow biopsy were so bad that it is clear that a transplant is not an option. This was with two weeks of heavy duty chemo he had had a few weeks ago. His blood is already filling with blasts. The consultant has moved from cure to control. David has gone back on vincristine, the first chemo drug that produced the first remission. If the vincristine does not halt the multiplication of the blasts then David may have weeks. If the vincristine can control the blasts he will have a few months.

Please continue to keep David in your prayers.

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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2010, 08:03:16 PM »

Lord, have mercy on Your servant David, his family and loved ones.
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« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2010, 08:42:46 AM »
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Re: Just had news that favourite nephew has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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May St. Christopher intercede on David's behalf for healing.

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