Sunday, July 4, 2010

Eli is home!

I first mentioned little Eli's story HERE. His mom has been updating the Facebook group HERE (if you want to join!).

She has made some amazing updates that has just made me incredibly happy for them! First, little Eli was approved to work on his treatment in his HOME TOWN, rather than driving 3 hrs to Kansas City once a week! How amazing is that???!!! They were discharged last week to head back home and that is now their home base. He also had been getting very sick on one type of medicine, and they were able to switch it to another type and it seems to be working better. His sister recovered from her cold and was able to complete their family life at home.

As you can see above he is celebrating the 4th happily with his mom (taking the picture), his dad and his sister!

I know that they still have a long road ahead of them, and their family is relying on the Lord to help them through this process. Please keep them in your prayers!

What can you do???
I like how The Message translates James 5:16a: "Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with."

Here are some items you can pray for specifically:
  • Eli's painful/difficult times to be easier on him and his family
  • Financial help for medications (just ONE of his home medicines are $75 each time they get it)
  • Favor with insurance to allow their hospital to be considered "in network". Right now they are "out of network" and are starting to get some REALLY scary bills. However, this is the only pediatric oncologist in Missouri
  • Rest for the family all around, renew their faith daily, and rejuvenate their lives

Thank you for praying for sweet little Eli!

Edit: for those of you in the Springfield, MO area, please check out this fundraiser for Eli. Eli's Trike-a-thon (click on the link).

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