Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tori has a request...

"I want to thank everyone for praying for me when I was sick, but now we need you guys to pray for Mikatlyn."

Tori posted this on her facebook this week...
and I had the grandest time talking to her last night...
and through the past year, she has battled and beaten cancer...
but her concern is not for herself...
because the doctors have fixed her...
her concern is for her sister...
sweet Mikatlyn...
she has Crohn's...

 Crohn's disease, also known as Crohn syndrome and regional enteritis, is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms. It primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is at its worst), vomiting (can be continuous), or weight loss, but may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration. Crohn's disease is caused by interactions between environmental, immunological and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. This results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.

a single tear slipped down her cheek as she told me that they have almost lost her sister twice now and that they are taking her to a new doctor next week...
one she hopes will help her...
before disease...

seeing Tori through her first chemo...

both girls have told me that they want to be nurses...

so they can help kids like them...
to show them that there is more to life than hospital beds...
so they will not be afraid...

3 siblings...
cancer, crohn's and the army...

she turns 18 today...

these girls are close...
they have been through more in their tiny lives than most of us will ever see...
and its not over...
they have been there for each other time and again...
they hung on when it mattered the most...
and they are still fighting for each other...

please pray for remission...
for the right doctor...
for a cure...

"I want to thank everyone for praying for me when I was sick, but now we need you guys to pray for Mikatlyn."

you know what to do...
;)


6 comments:

Jettie said...

Praying for that family, will try and get them on the prayer list at church.

NanaDiana said...

I am so praying for her, Tete. For all of them actually. I hope God reaches down and heals them fully! xo Diana

Nellie said...

Prayers are being offered here for the entire family as they go through this challenge.

Susie said...

Tete, I am praying for Tori's family...they all need our prayers. It's so sad that much has happened to this one family. Give them all hugs for me. xoxo,Susie

Donna said...

What brave and sweet young ladies, Tete! I will be praying for sure for them.

Shirley said...

My prayers will be said for the girls as my brother Bruce had crohn's and it was so hard on him He is in heaven now and I'm sure he is also praying for all those who suffer with crohn's. Such beautiful looking girls..