From : Go2God | hug Go2God
Sent : 8/21/08, 10:42 am
Subject: Prayer Request for Witness Group
I believe we are supposed to send our prayer request to you. Is that right? My prayer request is below. There are a lot of details and you may share whatever you deem necessary with the group. Thank You! Tammy
My cousin's nine year old son (Jacob) has a rare form of two types of leukemia and has undergone two bone marrow transplants. His family is without medical insurance.
You can read about his journey here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/...
I am not asking for donations, as local churches and the community where he lives have helped the family financially.
My cousin I am referring to is on my Dad's side. She lost her Dad when he was 41 years old. He had a massive heart attack. Her mother has had a really tough life. When she was a baby her mother left, not to be heard from again. Her father commited suicide when she was a teenager. She had a brother born with a rare disease and he died when he was 12. About 15 years ago her only living sibling, a brother, commited suicide. She suffered a stroke earlier this year.
There is a lot of dysfunction in this family and my cousin has been mentally and physically abused by her husband. She, her son, and daughter live with her mother. The father has nothing to do with his sick son or any of them. To explain how sick Jacob's daddy is . . . while they were at church several Sunday's ago, he posioned Jacob's dog and killed his cat, then declawed it and skinned it. It makes me ill to think about it. You can imagine how upsetting this was for Jacob.
I believe that as tough as Jacob is, he has given up. My prayer for Jacob is that he will have peace. He has accepted the Lord into his heart and I know whenever his time comes, he will no longer have to deal with all of the pain he has endured here on earth.