Pray with me today?

Today we take a break from the normal programming, Authentic Thursdays, but only for one week.

 

About 6 months ago a friend of mine learned his son had leukemia, a very rare form of leukemia.  And what has taken place over the past 6 months has been nothing short of a miracle… but today is the day we’ve all been waiting for!

 

Nearly every morning over the past 4-5 months I have logged in to http://www.caringbridge.org to read the updates on Des and the supporting notes from friends and family and local acquaintances!   Watching the outpouring of love and support and prayers has been beyond heart-warming.  This has been the definition of community… 

 

Well, today, April 24 is the day… today is “Day Zero” for Des.  Meaning, today Des receives a long-awaited, well prepared / prayed for and much needed bone marrow transplant!!!

Geller Family
Geller Family (photo credit Geller family)

 

Today I stand behind (albeit virtually), with so many in the local community, the Geller family as they watch and wait.  We are so proud of how Des has tackled, in his own sweet but snarky “I-don’t-care-what-you-say-I’m-gonna-kick-this-thing-to-the-curb” kind of way.  So fierce!  What an inspiration to the rest of us…

 

Des & Nick @ Rady Children's Hospital
Des & Nick @ Rady Children’s Hospital (photo credit Geller family)
photo courtesy Geller family
Superhero Des (photo credit Geller family)

 

Des @ Rady Children's Hospital!
Des @ Rady Children’s Hospital (photo credit Geller family)

 

Many treatments, and sleepless nights, and talks with doctors and specialists, and piles of paperwork, and social media updates, and red-tape, and trips back and forth to Rady Children’s Hospital (and thankfully the Ronald McDonald House) … and it’s here.  Today Des receives the long-awaited bone marrow transplant!  (Needless to say, the Geller family is beyond grateful for the unrelated matching donor in Germany!!!)

Danke from Des and family
Danke from Des and Family (photo credit Geller family)

 

So I ask… will you stand with me today?  Will you stand with the Geller family and friends today as we virtually circle around them in prayer?  Our hearts would be forever grateful… 

 

“And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well…”  James 5:15a

 

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