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Aug 28, 2009

UPDATE ON ANDREW (From Guitar Girl)

Mom wanted me to give everyone an update on Andrew. 

Yesterday afternoon, my dad noticed Andrew was dragging his left leg a little bit. They called the doctor and were told to go ahead and take him to All Children's. They did another MRI, but like the first one, Andrew couldn't make it all the way through. From the few pictures they were able to get last night, they doctors concluded there is a large tumor on the right side of his brain, which is affecting the left side of his body. 

I just got off the phone with my dad who said that the doctors have sedated Andrew in order to take pictures of not only his brain, but his spine as well. This process will take 3 hours. After that, we will know more. 

Andrew is scared. My mom is tired. I'm confused. But the Dorsey family knows that Jesus will heal Andrew and he will gain full recovery of his left side. 

We need you to pray! We thank you for your prayers so far. They mean so much. But today, more than ever, we need prayer. Pray for healing and peace. 

I will keep you updated.

-Audra (Guitar Girl) 


  1. Audra, thank you for the update. How scared you must be!! We absolutely will continue to pray for Andrew and your whole family.

    I told my son's about Andrew's sudden illness and they've been asking about him. :)

  2. Audra, please let your mom know that Andrew is on Fearless Friday today!

    he Dorsey family knows that Jesus will heal Andrew and he will gain full recovery of his left side. amen amen amen

    My scripture today was 'make you fishers of men'. I shared with your mother two days ago that this was placed on my heart for Andrew. I'm sending the prayer that many of us are praying over Andrew...

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  4. Father, in the Name of Jesus, I confess Your Word concerning healing. As I do this, I believe and say that Your Word will not return to You void, but will accomplish what it says it will. Therefore, I believe in the Name of Jesus that Andrew is healed, according to 1 Peter 2:24. It is written in Your Word that Jesus Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses. Therefore, with great boldness and confidence I say on the authority of that written Word that Andrew is redeemed from the curse of sickness, and he refuses to tolerate its symptoms.

    Satan, I speak to you in the Name of Jesus and say that your principalities, powers, your spirits who rule the present darkness, and your spiritual wickedness in heavenly places are bound from operating against Andrew in any way. Andrew is the property of Almighty God, and He will give you no place in his life. Andrew dwells in the secret place of the Most High God. Andrew abides, remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty, whose power no foe can withstand.

    Now, Father, because Andrew reverence and worships You, he has the assurance of Your Word that the angel of the Lord encamps around about him and delivers him from every evil work. No evil shall befall him, no plague or calamity shall come near his dwelling. Andrew confesses the Word of God abides in him and delivers to him perfect soundness of mind and wholeness of body and spirit from the deepest parts of his nature in his immortal spirit even to the joints and marrow of his bones. That Word is medication and life to his flesh for the law of the Spirit of life operates in him and makes Andrew free from the law of sin and death.

    Andrew has on the whole armor of God, and the shield of faith protects him from all the fiery darts of the wicked. Jesus is the High Priest of his confession, and Andrew holds fast to his confession of faith in Your Word. Andrew stands immovable and fixed in full assurance that he has health and healing now in the Name of Jesus.

    amen amen amen

  5. Oh sweet heart... we will pray! I am overcome with emotion for all of you. Nancy from OHIO

  6. Dear Lord, Please help our little Andrew. Protect him from all evil and remove that mass. Heal him we ask in Jesus name... Amen
    Nancy from OHIO

  7. I heard about your brother through Angela, another blogging friend, yesterday. I have been praying for Andrew and the rest of the family since. I awoke in the night and had a great sense of Andrew's fear so I am praying mightily that God will comfort him and give all of you the peace you need right now.

    God bless you all!
    Trudy from Minnesota

  8. To the poster Angela, I agree with you in Jesus name that Andrew will be healed and God will receive all the honor and glory!! I am agreeing with you that the Holy Spirit will comfort this family and that all will witness God do great and mighty things!! This family has been under attack long too long! God has a great big Miracle and many blessings coming their way!! Jesus said by His stripes we are healed. Andrew be healed in Jesus Mighty Name!!
    God Bless you!!!

  9. What a difficult and trying time for your family. My heartfelt prayers are with you as you go through this dark valley.

  10. Words are failing me, as I am just now hearing about Andrew's condition. My prayers are with your family, and with this brave little boy. May you feel God present with you through this.

    Our family will be lifting yours up.

  11. I pray the drs can quickly determine what is going on and what the next step will be, then safely and effectively take it. I know your mom is so tired, and I pray for her to find rest.

    I pray for Andrew not to be scared (My husband is a grown up and he couldn't stay in the MRI machine either!). And for Jesus to draw you all in closely during this time, that your faith can be strengthened and renewed.

  12. Audra, please tell your mom that we are lifting you all up in prayer! Give her a hug from "Runner Mom" and let her know how heavy my heart is! Going to the scriptures now to find God's beautiful words of hope and wisdom--Psalm 46:1-3.
    Much Love,

  13. Praying for you all in Nebraska.

    Jeremiah 33:2-3
    2This what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it--the LORD is his name: 3Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

  14. I am praying for Andrew and all involved in his treatment.

    If you contact Edie at http://richgifts.blogspot.com she will make a prayer button for andrew. She will not charge. Then we can all pick it up and put it on our blogs requesting prayer on his behalf. It will make it easier to storm the heavens on his behalf.

  15. Dear precious, gracious heavenly Father. You are my daddy and you're the great physician. Please father, heal Andrew's body and may we get a good report from the doctors. If there is a mass Lord, let it be benign and operable. Send only the best physicians for his care. For Melanie and the family Lord, be their peace, peace that surpasses all understanding. Let them feel your peace now more than ever. Jesus, you are our intercessor, please hear our prayers. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

  16. Oh, Audra and Melanie...you have many, many of us lifting precious Andrew up to the Lord for healing, for complete recovery. There is power in prayer...I pray in the name of Jesus that Andrew will be healed, that the tumor will shrink to nothing, that he will regain all abilities that are hindered right now. I pray for God's hand to direct the physicians as they care for Andrew. I pray that we will see a miracle in Andrew's healing. Precious Jesus, listen to the cries of your children as they call our to you for Andrew. Praise God in all things...He will never forsake you. God bless your family, I pray, for peace, for comfort, for increased faith. Bless you! Mary

  17. Thanks so much for this update.

    We have your brother, your mom, dad and YOU covered in prayer today.

    This did not take the Lord by surprise.

    He is there with you all, upholding you now.

    He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chron. 2-:12

    Praying you all through this battle♥

  18. Audra~
    Bless your precious heart for updating us! Please know that you and your entire family are in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Please keep us posted as you can...

    Clinging to the hem of his garment....on your behalf!


  19. Abba Father, we continue to lift up Andrew before You. You are Jehovah Rapha our Healer...You are HEALING and we pray Your healing touch over the right side of Andrew's brain and the left side of his body. LORD GOD, we thank You that no weapon formed against Andrew shall prosper. We thank you that Your word is clear that "nothing by any means shall harm him". Heal Andrew LORD and he shall be healed. Save Andrew LORD and he shall be saved.

    Abba, we pray for peace for Andrew and his family. We pray where fear is that it would be cast down with Your perfect love. We pray for strength where fatigue has set in and we pray for Your wisdom and guidance through the power of Your Holy Spirit to lead the doctors, nurses and medical people that are working with Andrea.

    He is Your child and he is washed in the BLOOD OF THE LAMB! HALLELUJAH!

    LORD GOD we trust You completely. I believe to see Your goodness come from this situation and I thank You for it now. I pray Abba in the name of Your son, my precious LORD and Savior JESUS. Amen and Amen.

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus there is no sweeter name I know. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus there is healing in Your Name and I speak Your name over Andrew's body...

    I love you Melanie and your family and please know that we are praying with everyone for Andrew.

  20. Hi Audra,

    Thank you so much for updating us on Andrew. Your family is loved by your Mom's blogging family. I am so thankful he is being examined today. We will continue to pray for healing and peace. I know the waiting is difficult. Sending hugs to all of you and prayer and praise to God. He will show Himself strong in this. B

  21. Thank you for updating this. I don't blame Andrew, I don't like small enclosed spaces so I couldn't make it thru an MRI either, unless it was an open MRI.

    I will be praying for Andrew and for your family. The Lord is in control and we can trust Him.

  22. Thank you for the update, Dear. Praying for his healing, for peace and no fear for you all, in Jesus name.

  23. Thank you for the update. I will continue to remember your family in my prayers.

  24. Thanks for the update, my prayers will not cease for Andrew.

  25. Oh, I'll be praying too; in fact, I'll put it on my blog so others will be praying as well......give your Mom our love.


  26. Praying Praying Praying... Oh God... please! Please heal Andrew! Please strengthen Melanie! Please make your way and your path clear to this precious family and cover them as you hold them closely! Please, Jesus!!!Please!

  27. Dear Jesus I stand in complete praise of a girl and her family who is committed to trust in you and you alone:

    "But the Dorsey family knows that Jesus will heal Andrew and he will gain full recovery of his left side."

    Lord we join in her in this prayer...we pray believing...believing in You and Yoru power. We pray and know You have all of the details covered. Please Jesus continue to love on this family. Thank You! Amen

  28. I will be praying for a complete healing of your sweet boy's body. Thank You Lord for your healing power and that their is a great community of believers in blogville to lift your son in prayer.

    Hugs from Texas. Have a blessed one.

  29. This is my first visit to your blog, Melanie, and I am so sorry it is to read about your family crisis. Melanie and family - I have already prayed for your sweet boy. Our God is mighty.
    love and prayers...Kathy

  30. Praying...

    Thank you for sharing the latest.

    Prayers are going up.



  31. Thanks for the update. Still praying and believing right along with you. I also posted a prayer request on my facebook page.

    What a blessing to know you are being lifted up in prayer by so many...and that God hears our prayers!

    Hugs to you all.

  32. I am praying with you all.
    Many blessings and much love.

  33. Hi, my first time here coming from another blog who mentioned this tragic time in your life. I'm so sorry to hear about Andrew. I have lifted him up to our Great Physican and healer! God bless! I will continue to pray for Andrew and the family!

  34. A new visitor to your blog from Carolina Panache. I am adding Andrew and his family to my prayer list and will check back for updates. God be with all of you. laurie

  35. My Dad lived a long life with lesions on his brain, which caused epilepsy, petit-mal, later in life but otherwise bore him no ill effects. I will pray...