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Aug 10, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request

My friend Gina and her son Britt
(see picture in sidebar)

Britt is 14 and was diagnosed last year with Anaplastic Astrocytoma.
It's cancer in the brain and spine.
Britt went through chemo and radiation and was in a trial study with other drugs. (the same one we were planning to do for Andrew)
Britt lost his hair, was nauseous, had other side effects and has faced what no child should ever have to face.
He met Andrew when Andrew was at All Children's last fall.
Gina and I have had conversations about the why and the how and the what if.
Gina believes God's word. So do I. But we are left with questions in spite of that. And the only answer is Jesus. And the only place to go is God.
Britt was able to finish school last spring and to start this fall.
His latest mri (8/6/10) resulted in very bad news.

I will never, ever understand what happened with Andrew and why cancer has attacked Britt. I will never understand this side of eternity.
Please pray for my friend Gina. Britt is her only child. Britt has such a sweet spirit. Please pray.

Despite losing Andrew I still believe in divine healing and I still believe in miracles.
I would be lost, undone, utterely broken and sitting in a corner crazy as could be. 

 But God.

I love you, Son. I remind myself everyday that you are in our future. Sometimes it's the only thing that gets me through.


  1. Oh Melanie, I'm sending prayers for your sweet friends. You are such a blessing, girl! I'm still with you,

  2. I will never understand...why children suffer.

    But God.

    Praying for Britt and Gina because we still believe in miracles and healing.

    God is for you, friend.

  3. Praying for your friend and her son Mel. I hope you are feeling better and being gentle with your broken heart......this too shall pass.
    Love you my friend, and know I am keeping you so close to my heart and in my prayers....Hugs

  4. I'll never understand either...praying for these dear ones and for you. Love you.

  5. Praying for your sweet friend!

  6. Please count me in Melanie to stand in the gap for Britt.

    One day we will understand, BUT...meanwhile we are to do what the word tells us.

    Pray, have faith and BELIEVE. God is ABLE.

    Thanks Mel for letting us know.

  7. I'm so sorry for your friend.....lots of unanswered questions on this side of life. I'll be praying.

  8. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I will pray.

  9. Joining you in prayer for Gina and her precious son, Britt for healing, peace, divine guidance, and comfort! Praising GOD for using you to help Gina and stand alongside her in prayer! GOD BLESS YOU!
    By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

  10. Saying prayers for Britt and his family. Though I am a baby in my walk with God, I'm sure that in spite of the fact that none of us can understand the why, this kind of suffering is not God's will. laurie

  11. Praying with you for Britt and his family and for you, Dear ~

  12. My heart is broken for you both. I don't have the words...only to say that I'm praying.

  13. Praying for your friends Melanie...my heart is soo heavy for you all. Your right, someday we will understand and in the meantime we just trust.

  14. i was about to leave here w/out commenting because i have no words. but, i wanted you to know that i was here...

  15. I am praying for Gina and Britt. Your friendship has to mean the world to her right now.

  16. Praying hard for Brett and his Mama while sitting here shaking my head in sadness :( No child should have to suffer; but for some reason unbeknowngst to us, some of them unfortunately do. Perhaps God is sparing them from something worse on down the line ... I don't know ... I only know that it hurts us mere mortals more than anything else could possibly hurt. I'm so very sorry :(

  17. Thinking of you and your friend today~ <3

  18. Goodness, I am so sorry to read this, I am praying now. Feel wordless, but God!

  19. I don't understand either, Melanie, but like you, I will keep praying and believing for Britt's miracle too. Love you!

  20. I don't understand anything this side of eternity, either. I will join you once again in praying for this sweet child.

  21. I don't get it. Since I lost Jeremy to cancer there isn't a day that goes by that I don't hear of at least one child that is suffering with this evil cancer. When you messaged me yesterday about this I had no idea it was this precious boy.
    I will lift him in prayer. I think I will start lifting ALL children in prayer. I am going to ask God to wrap his loving arms around them and protect them from this.
    I wish I wasn't so angry about it. I guess I am only human.

  22. Melanie, thank your for letting us know so we can pray for them. God is still the God of miracles...we saw ours on Saturday. Sending all of you hugs!

  23. Melanie,

    Praying for all you....I so do not understand either. Our ONLY Hope is Jesus. The only way to get through is HIM. The One true Comfort is HIM.
    Praying the Lord touches each of you as I know HE will meet you right where you all are...in the specific ways that only HE can.... Sending you hugs as I can only imagine all this brings up...

    Love you Melanie

  24. Hi Melanie,

    I am behind on reading your posts but you have never left my prayers. Praying for Brit and his Mom also. love, b