Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Prayers Needed for a Little Boy

The following was forwarded to me today. I do not know this family but feel led to pray for them just the same. I hope y'all will join me!

Hi to all my friends and family,

I felt compelled to spread this story about son's best friend, Sam who is 8 (on the left in the photo above). He is in MAJOR need of Prayer. The following story is what his mother Cindy (we are in MOPS together) wrote today.

Background Story:

Our son Sam is a wonderful young man who is 8 years old. He will be 9 in January. He is going into the 3rd grade in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Sam had been having some pain in his right knee most of this summer (2009). As the pain increased we realized that something might be wrong and we made an appointment for him to see an Orthopedist on 8/10/09. At this doctors appointment an X-ray was done of Sam's leg/knee and it showed that there was a mass that the doctor believed to be cancerous. Samuel went into the hospital just a few days later for a series of tests. He received a cat scan, MRI, and also a full body scan. Our family met with the pediatric oncologist the following day and Samuel was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Osteosarcoma (stage 4). The cancer is in his right knee and it has also spread to both of his lungs. This is an agressive type of cancer and it will be treated with agressive forms of chemo. We are asking everyone to please lift up our litle boy Samuel Gordon Bish in prayer. We pray for healing!! We serve a mighty God and we know that HE can heal Sam if that is his will for Sam's life. Please be prayer warriors along with our family as Sam starts this very difficult journey in his young life.

Today's date is August 16th, 2009 and all this has happened in 6 days. His first appointment was on Monday the 10th and by Friday the 14th he was in the hospital getting his Chemo-port put in his chest and a biopsy done.

6 comments:

noexcuses said...

Of course, CB, I will be happy to lift up little Sam. What a beautiful little boy! I'm praying that the chemo moves swiftly to the affected areas, and that Sam will still have the ability to live as normal a life as is possible.

Chris H said...

Poor wee man. I feel very sorry for him and his family. I will be thinking of him and crossing everything that he makes a full recovery.

Angela said...

Shared this post on my Fearless Friday sis.

Paula said...

I will pray...

Tea With Tiffany said...

Wow, thanks for sharing. My brother had childhood cancer too. Very rare. He suffered for over two years with all the treatment. Thankfully he is still alive and survived.


Lord, do a miracle in Sam's life. Heal him of his cancer. Use the doctors. Give them wisdom. Give peace to the family and friends as we wait. In Jesus name, Amen

Cyndy said...

I have been praying for this little boy and his family daily. I wish there was some way to contact his parents. My son was also diagnosed with cancer at a young age (12), although not the same type, Jason had Ewings Sacroma. Both are bone cancers. I'm very happy to report that Jason just celebrated his 26th birthday, graduated from the fire academy (already a paramedic) and is totally fine. I know these types of success were what my husband and I clung very closely to when we went through this nightmare of a time in our lives.