Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Prayers for Jessica

Jessica is the eight year old daughter of a friend of ours. She's sunny, smart, musical and a book reader. She loves a good joke, and she really likes Disney fairies. She's courageous and joyful in the midst of hard circumstances.

She's been in halo traction for the last 10 weeks in a children's hospital, and today she is undergoing a spinal fusion surgery. At 6:30 a.m. she'll be taken to pre-op, and at 8a.m., her two surgeons and team of specialists will start an eight to ten hour surgery to straighten and fuse her spine.

Her brother, her grandmother and grandfather will be waiting by the phone. Her mom and dad will be in a waiting area of the hospital all day with a pager in their hands.

Please take a moment and pray for Jessica, for her family, and for her medical team. Pray for a miracle, pray for peace, pray for strength, pray for endurance, pray for wisdom, pray for the surgeon's hands, and pray for an outcome of joy.

This is Jessica and her family at a Halloween party hosted by a church near the Children's hospital. She's in traction with a walker - and they walked to the church. She and her brother (in the lego suit) won a couple of the costume contests. (she's a cat, but had a fairy costume in reserve, just in case)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will definitely keep her in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I believe in what prayer can do. Consider it done.

Nickie said...

Prayers coming their way! Hopefully her surgery goes smoothly and she has a quick recovery.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - Thank you.

Julie - Thanks!

Nickie - Thank you! I hope so too.

M Pax said...

My prayers for Jessica. My husband had spinal fusion surgery. We've both been much happier since. I wish her as wonderful of results.

Livia Peterson said...

I'll say some prayers for Jessica tonight. Hopefully, her surgery went well. Miracles can happen. Jessica seems so bright and cheery that I have faith she'll make it out all better and bring a miracle to her mom and dad. Me too, I wish her excellent results.

Heather Murphy said...

Praying that she can walk circles around her doctors soon! I hope you have us an update

Jack said...

I am most certainly praying.

Angela Brown said...

As I am coming to this a bit late, I am sending healing prayers that things went well and continue to progress well.

Tyrean Martinson said...

M Pax - it's good to hear success stories! I'm glad your husband had a good surgery and recovery!

Livia - Thanks!!!!

Heather - Thanks for your prayers!

Jack - Thank you!

Angela - Prayers are always good!!! Thanks!