Monday, February 2, 2009

Prayer Request

*UPDATE 2/2/09* Tomorrow, they will be heading to St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN and going to the Solid Tumor Clinic. McShane still hasn't had a biopsy ~ I imagine that will be done on Thursday. What they think it is is osteosarcoma. I'm bathing them both in prayer and if you're helping me do that too, you'll never know how thankful I am!*

My husband's 13 yo nephew, McShane, has an abnormal growth behind his knee that appears to be some type of tumor. The doctors aren't sure if it's growing out of the bone or if it's wrapped around the bone. McShane & Mike (the dad) went to the doctor Thursday thinking it was something minor and were stunned to be referred to specialists. They are on their way today to New Orleans (they recently moved to Baton Rouge) for a biopsy. Mike was told he could expect to be there at least 2 - 3 days.

Mike is self-employed as a contractor, which is why he moved to Baton Rouge where there appeared to be more employment opportunity. He was supposed to start a large job today, which now he can't. His business has been down and money is very scarce. Also, he has no health insurance.

I pray that you'll join me in praying that regardless of what the tests reveal that Mike, McShane and James will look up to our Father and grab a hold of His hand. Only He will be able to bring us through the rocky road ahead. I pray that I'm used for God's glory and not to His detriment. That I will be able to remain strong and help show them Him!

Thank you!!!!

“The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17


  1. Praying for him and your family!


  2. I found your blog through my brother's (Travis Avila) friend's blog...odd I know. I just want to lend any support I can in this situation. I am sure that your nephew is in great hands, and I am praying for him! I have had much experience with this kind of cancer. I know your family is not in California, but Dr. Sant P. Chawla in the Los Angeles area specializes in Osteosarcoma and has been a leader in new methods of treating this disease. If you look him up via the web, you will find more information that may be helpful to you. I know I just 'found' you on here, but I would like to be of any help that I can. I will be praying for God to meet any and all needs for your family! Please feel free to message me any time, my e-mail is