Love One Another

If we truly love someone then we will want to serve them, with our whole heart and soul. We wont care what others think. Even if it means others laugh, judge, or criticize us for how we do things.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Prayer Request

This email came from my Aunt Chris last night....

Uncle Bill called me tonight to let me know some sad news from Alabama. I spoke with Delores late this evening. They are all in need of our thoughts and prayers. Sondra has been diagnosed with ALS (also Lou Gehrig's Disease). One doctor confirmed it yesterday and they are trying to get into the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville asap for a second opinion. She noticed a couple of months ago that her right leg just wasn't walking properly. She finally went to a doctor and I believe he mis-diagnosed her. A couple of weeks ago she went to one of the doctor's where Belinda works. And he is the one that confirmed it yesterday. Hers seems to be real aggressive. She is already having trouble in her left leg, too. I think she has also been fitted for some type of leg brace for her right leg to help her walk. I told Delores that all of them would be in our prayers. Here is a quick description: ALS is an incurable, progressive degenerative neurological disorder. For reasons that are not understood, the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement gradually deteriorate. As a result, muscles waste away, leading to paralysis and death, usually in two to five years.The only nerve cells affected are the lower motor neurons, which control a wide range of things like movement of your limbs, swallowing and even some aspects of breathing. But the senses and thinking processes remain normal. Pain does not accompany the disease at any stage.The disease is relatively rare: About 5,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. It almost always strikes after the age of 40, and it afflicts more men than women.

Please Praise about for the family.....

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