Monday, July 17, 2006

Please Pray for April!

April is a young lady at church that has cancer of the esophagus. She is in her early 20's and just yesterday celebrated her 1 year wedding anniversary. April has been through radiation and chemotherapy. She has been hospitalized many times with the side effects of radiation, chemotherapy and cancer.

April is scheduled for her surgery today. They have met with the doctors and at first, the doctor did not seem to think that surgery was possible because her tumor was adherent to the aorta and the spleen vessels. The doctor has done cases similar to hers before and has been successful. However, there are no guarantees. It is possible that they could start the surgery and then decide they cannot remove the tumor due to the involvement of the vessels.

Please pray for April and her family! She will be in surgery from about 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. This surgery is very delicate. Please pray that the surgery is successful and that she will have a good recovery. Thank you all!

Hear our prayer, O God.


Jamey said...

We really need to pray for April. I'm sure you've heard, but they weren't able to operate because it spread to other areas. I can't imagine having to go through that at such a young age and so early in their marriage.

sunny said...

To echo what Jamey said... The doctors were not able to operate on April today. The cancer has spread to the surrounding areas and they have sent off several biopsies. This news is heartbreaking! Please pray for April and Brandon. Please pray that the doctors will come back with more options on how to treat her cancer.

Tracy said...

She is in my prayers. How tragic.