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Prayer's for my friend and her rapidly declining father.
« on: December 31, 2003, 05:08:41 PM »
My good friend Julie(fiancee of one of my closest friends) is going through a rough time right now.  Her father Jack is in the final stages of Lou Gherig's disease, and in the past six months has gone from running a construction business to having someone push in on his stomach so he can cough.  He isn't expected to make it through spring.  Both are very active Roman Catholics and are having trouble getting their parish priest to come visit as he is new and doesn't know the family.  Please keep Jack, Julie, and the rest of the family in your prayers.
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Re:Prayer's for my friend and her rapidly declining father.
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2003, 05:36:10 PM »
Prayers + forth coming for Jack & Julie, and may Lord comfort them during this difficult time.


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Re:Prayer's for my friend and her rapidly declining father.
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2003, 05:40:32 PM »
This is sad :(

I know someone who suffered with this devastating malady for many many years.

Many prayers for Jack , Julie and all their family.

Also for all those who suffer from this terrible scourge
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Re:Prayer's for my friend and her rapidly declining father.
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2003, 05:44:10 PM »
Oh, also, I forgot to mention that Julie has left her job and is now her dad's 24/7 caretaker, except for the 4 hours a day she is in class at the local university.  It is an incredibly difficult time for her.
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Re:Prayer's for my friend and her rapidly declining father.
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2004, 11:32:57 PM »
As an update, Jack died on Saturday at 3pm.  Thank you for your prayers, and I would ask for your prayers for his soul.  Also, I would appreciate prayers for his daughter Julie, as well as the rest of the family.  Thank you.
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Re:Prayer's for my friend and her rapidly declining father.
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2004, 12:00:22 AM »
Jack, Julie & family will be in my prayers.

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2004, 04:14:29 AM »
And mine.
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Re:Prayer's for my friend and her rapidly declining father.
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2004, 07:19:09 AM »
Mine, as well.

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Re:Prayer's for my friend and her rapidly declining father.
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2004, 01:36:56 PM »
Mine too...
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Re:Prayer's for my friend and her rapidly declining father.
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2004, 02:06:11 PM »
Thank you everyone.
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