Saturday, March 3, 2012

Miracle



mir·a·cle

 [mir-uh-kuhl] 
noun
1.
an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world thatsurpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribedto a supernatural cause.
2.
such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a workof God.
3.
a wonder; marvel.
4.
a wonderful or surpassing example of some quality: a miracleof modern acoustics.




My friend, Meri from Our Diabetic Life needs our help and I would turn the earth upside down for this woman and her sweet family.  She has been an amazing source of support for me since Nate's diagnosis and although we have never met in real life I consider her one of my dearest friends. 


Ryan and Meri Schuhmacher have been married for 19 years. 

They have four sons, ranging in age from 8 - 16 years of age. 

Three of their boys have Type 1 Diabetes.

On February 26, 2012, Ryan was taken to the emergency room for an evaluation of right sided leg numbness/heaviness. The head CT discovered that he has 6 brain tumors. Further testing revealed tumors in his lungs and abdomen as well. Ryan is 40 years old.


To read more about Ryan's diagnosis please read Meri's post here.

The road ahead will be long and rocky. It will be filled with radiation and new drugs that have only recently been approved by the FDA. It will be filled with exhausting emotions, moments of fear, and endless questions.

But it will also be filled with hope, a determined spirit, and faith beyond measure.

Please join the family in praying for a miracle.







Meri and Ryan have set aside tomorrow, Sunday, as a day of fasting and prayer, and they have asked others to join them in asking for a miracle for Ryan.


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I enjoy learning about different religions, cultures and beliefs and am very open to the things that I learn.  My beliefs may differ from yours.  Your prayers may differ from mine.  That's ok, sweet friends.  Whatever your beliefs, whatever your religion, whatever your culture let's lift the Schuhmacher family up and specifically request a miracle for Ryan.  It doesn't matter if you pray it, chant it, or sing it.  If prayer isn't your thing send good and healing vibes.  Whatever you believe --- whatever you are comfortable with doing, please do it. 


This sweet family needs a miracle.


   

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To follow Ryan's progress and lend support to the family, please visit their "Schuhmacher Family's Miracle" Facebook page here.


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Besides the Facebook page, a fund has been established to help with the family’s inevitable expenses. Please consider giving. No amount is too small, and all donations will be deeply appreciated. If you can help in any way, please visit the GiveForward site.  Thank you!


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This post is incredibly hard for me to write. I rarely struggle when writing for my own blog about my own family and my own emotions.  Tonight as I sit here I just cannot find the right words to convey to you how important this is to me.  Meri has not only been there for me but for the entire diabetes community.  She is an amazing woman, friend, sister, wife, and mother ---- she is truly one of a kind!  Please do not confuse my lack of emotion as me not caring enough to compose a moving post.  It's not that at all.  It is just the opposite.  I am so incredibly overwhelmed with emotion that I just cannot find the words.  


Please, please, with everything you have inside . . . ask for a miracle for this family.  Share this with your church, synagogue, prayer group, bible study, Sunday school class, friends and acquaintances. Please spread the word about the Schuhmacher Family Miracle request.  




Keep Calm and Pray for a Miracle . . . . 

6 comments:

Nicole said...

could not have said it any better. Totally felt the same way. Well done!! and PRAYING!!

Misty said...

Praying for a miracle with you today!

Lora said...

Praying here too!!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

This is perfect! :)

Amy said...

I believe!

Shannon@ The New Normal Life said...

Laura, your words were perfect and we are praying. Please never feel as though your words arent enough. you have a gift of writting that moves people. THANK YOu for your words!!