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Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« on: November 02, 2010, 07:19:10 PM »
Please remember in your prayers my 99-year-old Grandpa, George.

He has just found out that he has cancer and the family is discussing treatment options.

His big goal in life is to make it to age 100 and since that's almost a year away, he really needs some extra prayers!

He is a dyed-in-the-wool Methodist, but has an icon of St. George hanging on the wall of his house.  So please join me in praying to St. George to help Grandpa George through this tough time.

Thanks!
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 07:23:48 PM »
Prayers!

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 07:26:36 PM »
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 07:30:47 PM »
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Lord Have Mercy,,,Amen Amen
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Healing In Body Mind,Soul, And Spirit ....Amen Amen

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Mother Of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ For her Help....Amen Amen
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 07:46:25 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

St. George, pray for us.
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 08:53:07 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 08:53:17 PM »
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2010, 09:00:12 PM »
Looks pretty bad  - cancer of the mouth.  :(
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2010, 09:23:07 PM »
God save him through the prayers of the Great Martyr George!
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010, 11:09:33 PM »
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 11:11:44 PM »
Prayers, may George receive comfort and strength...
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2010, 06:47:35 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2010, 06:27:17 AM »
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2010, 09:45:36 AM »

Lord, have mercy and aid grandpa George!
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2010, 02:14:39 PM »
Thought I'd update: he's still having tests done (CAT scan next week).  Just spoke to him - he's worried about it but trying to be optimistic.

Told me since he's got so much free time these days he likes to get up early with his Bible and his large-print copy of the "Upper Room" (a monthly Protestant prayer magazine) and pray for everyone he knows who needs help. :)
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2010, 10:36:58 PM »
What a sweetheart!

Lord have mercy!

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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2010, 05:06:28 PM »

May he heal and live, amen.

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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2010, 09:04:25 PM »
Grandpa update:  spoke with him today - he didn't feel like going out for Thanksgiving dinner so stayed home with some turkey soup instead.

His CAT scan is next Tuesday & he thinks his doctor knows what she's doing "even though she's a female"!!! :D
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2010, 09:10:39 PM »
Lord have mercy! 
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2010, 10:45:25 PM »
Grandpa update:  Grandpa's CAT scan revealed a pulmonary embolism and his doctor recommended he be admitted to the ER, where he will remain while they determine treatment.

Also, shockingly, the 60-year-old lady my parents hired to visit him once a week died suddenly over the weekend of a heart attack!  Her name was Julie and she had 5 childrenm so please keep her and them in your prayers as well.

Grandpa hasn't yet been told she died - I'm sure he'll be quite upset. :(
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2010, 11:22:46 PM »
Continnues Prayers...
Lord Have Mercy.......Molitve...For Your Grandfathers Healing....Amen Amen
Grant Comfort Lord to Family And Friends....Amen Amen
         
            And Also

Prayers ......Lord Have Mercy! On Julie....Amen Amen
Lord Grant Her Rest Amongst thy Just...Amen Amen
Grant Comfort Oh Lord to Family And Friends..Amen Amen




Grandpa update:  Grandpa's CAT scan revealed a pulmonary embolism and his doctor recommended he be admitted to the ER, where he will remain while they determine treatment.

Also, shockingly, the 60-year-old lady my parents hired to visit him once a week died suddenly over the weekend of a heart attack!  Her name was Julie and she had 5 childrenm so please keep her and them in your prayers as well.

Grandpa hasn't yet been told she died - I'm sure he'll be quite upset. :(
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2010, 09:41:34 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2010, 10:41:41 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your grandfather and memory eternal to his caregiver.
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2010, 05:19:53 PM »
Thank you for all your prayers.  Grandpa update: the doctor says that Grandpa's mouth tumor does have cancer.  It has not spread, but she does not think it is operable. 

Grandpa disagrees and wants her to operate anyway.  She's going to send him to another doctor for a second opinion.  Please keep praying for him - he really wants to make it to his 100th birthday party next October 15th!!
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2011, 10:59:09 PM »
Well, it is an honor to meet the age of 100 and George is lucky that he meet the 99years old. I’m sorry to hear from him that at the age of 99 he suffers cancer. However, I will send also my prayer to him that his goal to meet the 100 age he will attain or it will exceed.

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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2011, 11:20:55 PM »
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2011, 11:36:31 PM »
Wow. This is tough news all around. And yet, what a remarkably strong spirit your Grandfather must have! I will pray for him and for this dear woman who passed, as well as for her children. And of course my prayers for you too.

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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2011, 12:49:46 AM »
O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your servant, George, and grant him health and salvation.
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
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Conntinues Prayer's

Lord have Mercy....Amen Amen
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2011, 01:14:12 AM »
GOOD NEWS: your prayers are working! Grandpa is doing a lot better and the treatments are helping. He is out of the hospital and in a convalescent home, and hopes to be able to go back to his own house by springtime if all goes well!
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2011, 04:21:41 AM »
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2011, 06:55:19 PM »
GOOD NEWS: your prayers are working! Grandpa is doing a lot better and the treatments are helping. He is out of the hospital and in a convalescent home, and hopes to be able to go back to his own house by springtime if all goes well!

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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2011, 10:45:06 PM »
Lord have mercy and continued blessings for recovery!

Also, lots of cheering and support to reach that awesome 100!
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2011, 11:05:01 PM »
Thank you Sweetest Jesus!!

Please have continued mercy on theistgal's grandpa!
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2011, 08:21:44 PM »
Hi Everyone -

I haven't been here for a while, but thought I'd stop by and update this thread.

My grandpa, George, fell asleep in the Lord yesterday (Saturday) morning.  He had a very peaceful death - had been released from the rehab center to his daughter's house.

She told me that they had fun, shared stories and laughter, and that he told her more than once he was not afraid to die now.

Friday night he went to bed as usual and simply did not wake up the next morning - so literally fell asleep in the Lord!

It's too bad he didn't make it to his 100th birthday as he'd hoped, but other than that it was really the best possible outcome - a peaceful, pain-free death at home with family.

Thanks to all of you for your prayers - much appreciated.  :)
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2011, 09:42:35 PM »
My sincere condolences on your grandfather's passing.   :(

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« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2011, 10:21:20 PM »
Much sympathy to you. May Grandpa George's memory be eternal.
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2011, 11:32:36 AM »
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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2011, 10:01:25 PM »
It is an honor to meet a 100 years old and George is lucky he met the year 99. I'm sorry to hear of him at age 99, he suffers from cancer. However, I also send my prayers to him that his goal is to meet the 100 years he wants, or exceed it...

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Re: Prayer for 99-year-old grandpa with cancer
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2011, 11:39:21 PM »
Molitve.....Prayers......


Gospode Pomiluj.....Amin Amin

May Your Grandfather George's Memory Ever Be
Eternal.....Amen Amen

Lord Have Mercy ,Grant Comfort to Family And Friends,
In this time of Sorrow....Amen Amen  

Blessed Are They That Mourn , For They Shall Be Comforted......Amen Amen
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