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Please pray!
« on: January 05, 2012, 10:03:36 PM »
An Orthodox friend sent this along:  "I just found out that my 7-year-old daughter Andrea has a brain tumor. After several weeks of her struggling with severe headaches and vomiting, the doctor ordered an MRI. She had the MRI today, and I just received the call regarding the diagnosis. Please pray for my daughter. Lord have mercy!"

She will be having surgery tomorrow morning to remove a tumor the size of a tangerine.

You can see her receiving the sacraments of Healing and the Eucharist at the hospital in these two videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahDOQdboswE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qECHX8CEHfc

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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 10:10:13 PM »
This is so sad.  :'( Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 10:20:23 PM »
Poor sweet girl.  I hope the surgery will help her feel better.  Lord, have mercy on your little handmaid Andrea Mary!
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 10:36:01 PM »
Lord have mercy.

St. Pantaleimon, pray for us.
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 11:04:04 PM »
Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy!
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 11:27:14 PM »
oh what a sweet kid! so sad! Through the prayers of the Most Holy Theotokos Lord have mercy on your faithful servant Andrea! Be with her and her loving family at this time, and grant her healing and speedy recovery from her ailment. Amen Lord have mercy!
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 09:29:20 AM »
Lord have mercy!! 

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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 12:48:21 PM »
Lord have mercy on Andrea!

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 12:51:28 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012, 01:22:20 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 01:47:04 PM »
Prayers.......

Lord Have Mercy....Amen Amen

Lord Grant Healing And Full Recovery,
To Thy Handmaiden Andrea.....Amen Amen

Lord Grant Comfort, To Family And Friends in
this Trying Time .....Amen Amen

Prayers to The Blessed Theotokos ,Holy Mother Of God ,For Her
Help ,With All The Saints.....Lord Have Mercy.... Amen Amen
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2012, 03:37:13 PM »
Sleeper, any news of how the surgery went?  And how Andrea is?
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2012, 04:05:47 PM »

Oh, how sad!

What a sweet child!

I pray her surgery was successful and that God returns her to good health.

Please Lord, have mercy upon Andrea and her loved ones.
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2012, 04:25:04 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2012, 02:30:52 PM »
Received this last night:  "Surgery went well, they were able to remove the entire tumor, and after the operation, Andrea woke up and was talking normally. There will be another MRI tomorrow, and after that, they'll know more about what they have to deal with as far as side effects, physical therapy, etc. Praises are going up all over the world tonight."

Thanks for the prayers everyone, please continue to remember Andrea and her family!

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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2012, 02:53:26 PM »
Thanks be to God!! Glory to Him forever!!

May I copy your update and post it to my facebook - there are people from my church who have been praying and would like to know.  My facebook is friends only.

Thank you!
In His Mercy,
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2012, 02:56:06 PM »
Yes, please do!

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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2012, 11:59:09 PM »

Truly a Christmas miracle!

Thanks be to God!
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2012, 12:24:01 AM »
Glory to God!
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2012, 09:37:11 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2012, 02:16:33 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Please pray!
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2012, 08:05:55 PM »
Glory be to God!

May the Lord have mercy on little Andrea, and her loving family.
To God be the Glory in all things! Amen!

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