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Gil T.Azell February 13 2013 02:20 AM

Prayer Request
I usually don't ask for theses but I was hopping you can send some for my friend Sarah's son (11)
He was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
he's a nice kid and a great little hockey player.
Thank you in advance.

ryan123450 February 13 2013 03:33 AM

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I certainly will.

B.J. February 13 2013 04:21 AM

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My mother-in-law had lymphoma (not sure if it was Hodgkin's), and she wasn't expected to last the year. She managed to keep going for nine years, seeing our wedding and her first two grandkids' births before she succumbed. Prayers sent!

gturner February 13 2013 05:54 AM

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Prayers sent.

I think Hodgkin's Lymphoma generally has a really high long-term survival rate these days, especially in the young, to the extent that they're trying to use less radiation and milder chemo so patients don't have secondary problems thirty or forty years later. Let's hope!

Shanndee February 13 2013 06:03 AM

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^ Yes, I have heard that as well. Sending positive thoughts and best wishes their way.

wellsweb February 13 2013 08:09 AM

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Consider it done!

rhubarbodendron February 13 2013 08:43 AM

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gturner wrote: (Post 7677094)
I think Hodgkin's Lymphoma generally has a really high long-term survival rate

Yep. Especially the chances for children are extremely good. It's fortunately one of the less difficult kinds of cancer.

Being an atheist I doubt prayers would help, but send a really huuuuuuuuuge hug and a thumbs up!

Btw, if the kid has trouble with the side effects of the chemo/ray therapy: ginger works miracles against the nausea. Children often dislike the sharp taste of ginger but there are tasty versions like chocolate coated candied ginger or ginger-chocolate.
(I have 3 cancer cases in my family, hence I've developed into an expert on fighting side effects ;) )

If you'd trust us with an address or a PO-Box address, we could write get well soon letters for the kid.
Or we could write them, scan them and email them for you to print and give to the boy. It might cheer him up. Positive thinking, the docs say, increases the healing chances massively.

Deranged Nasat February 13 2013 09:38 AM

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How distressing :( The poor child. He and his family have my best wishes; I hope he receives the best of care.

As Rhubarbodendron said, anything that can help keep him uplifted and in good cheer will help.

Bigjoe February 13 2013 09:44 AM

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Sorry to hear this.

Sector 7 February 14 2013 05:58 AM

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I have added the boy to my prayer list.

Gil T.Azell February 19 2013 04:21 AM

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Thank you, I'll pass this along.
He starts his Cemo tomorrow. at BCCH one of the best in the Country. a truly amazing place.
his mom is going to keep me updated later this week.
but she told me Sat his marrow came back good, and he has a very positive out look, he just missing his sports this year.

Brolan February 19 2013 05:00 AM

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Will pray for your friend.

Gil T.Azell February 24 2013 02:08 AM

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They had a Human interest story on her son last night, about the Bottle drive on Feb 24 , 2013 to help them.

I filled my truck with Bottles from work to help.

ancientone51 February 24 2013 03:36 AM

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Sorry I am so late to this thread. Prayers said and will continue.

_C_ February 27 2013 01:18 AM

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I just recently posted a song I did as a prayer for those facing the unknown. <3

Bless that sweet child, and may God aid in restoring his health.

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