Need your prayers...

I am asking my DS family to please keep my nephew in your prayers....he was struck by a stray bullet while riding his bike at the neighborhood community center.  The bullet struck him in the left side, punctured his lung, boke 2 ribs and exited out the other side of his chest. He is currently on respirator and unable to breathe on his own after 3 surgeries in the past 72 hours.  This is a tough time for me and my family and my brother as well because this is his only son.  My brother was off training for the Special Forces and has been trying to get back home since last week.  My nephew's name is Donovan and he is only 11 years old.  I jumped on a plane and have been by his side since this past thursday, this is the first time I've had a chance to reach out to you guys because I have had limited access to the internet going back and forth from my brother's house and the hospital.  Please pray for my nephew, all he ever talks about is growing up to be a soldier like his father and playing in the NFL, he is a bright kid and an honor roll student, the violence was a senseless shooting between 2 idiots fighting over drug turf near a playground, the suspects are still out there.   Again please keep Donovan in your prayers, he is still in critical condition and his recovery is totally dependant on how well he responds to the surgeries.  I will keep you guys posted. Court

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Oh my gosh Court, I am so so sorry. I will have him an your family in my prayers and will ask all of my friends to pray for him too. I hope and pray he pulls thru this okay, I know how devastated you all are feeling. He\'s so young and for something so SENSELESS to happen to an innocent child is heartbreaking. I hope to God they find out who did this horrible thing. Know you\'re in my thoughts and I\'m praying for Donovan. Again, I\'m so sorry.

Love ya x LMom
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That is awful. My son is 11 and I can\'t imagine how horrible it would be.
Prayers being sent.
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I am so sorry.. many prayers
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You have our prayers...... I am so sorry you have to go through all of this..... and to your brother... I hope gets home soon.
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OMG, i am so sorry, you are all in my thoughts and prayers..
BruisedHeart43
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I want to thank everyobdy for all your prayers and messages so far...its truly a good feeling to see all of the love and support...my nephew\'s lung collapsed last night and another procedure was required to allow him a chance to recover....the procedure went as well as could be expected and we are holding on to hope at this point...the doctors are still very hesitant to formally upgrade Donovan\'s condition so we are all still holding our breaths and praying....thank you for praying with us...I promise to keep you guys posted
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I\'m So sorry:( All in my Prayers....
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pls. do.. thinking about u and your family and continued prayers
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Court I\'m so sorry. I cant even begin to express the anger that i have towards this idiodic sensless mess. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, and i will say a separate prayer for the lil man. (((((((hugs)))))))) May the lord be with you all.
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BH... still praying, we all are. big big hugs xxx
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oh..and like I told you ...... can\'t wait to see Donovan in my Titans blue.........I\'ll be his biggest fan... you know it..........
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Thanks for the update.... your family is still in my prayers. Hope you are hanging in there.