Cancer sucks. I do not know anyone who has not been personally affected by cancer. There is always a family member or a friend who has it. With the help of social media our family has been able to pray for many people whom we have never met face-to-face but who have had cancer. I want to take a few minutes to share some stories of these families and would ask that you please pray for comfort and peace for these sweet people.
God calls us to bear one another's burdens and to love our neighbors as ourselves. So with that I hope you will please come alongside these families. Also, please add in the comments anyone that you know who is battling cancer that we can pray for.
Pray for the LaSource Family
Last week sweet little Ryan died of cancer at the age of 3.5 years old. He had been diagnosed with AML at the age of 5.5 months and battled cancer four times. His bravery, sense of humor, and love for his family was so remarkable to watch on Facebook over these past few years. Please pray for his entire family but especially for his mom and dad Lauren and Austin who were by his side throughout his entire journey. Ryan is now in heaven where he will never shed a tear or suffer again and now his community, family, and friends will put his earthly body to rest this week. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, but to watch his parents faithfulness and trust in God despite all of these trials has truly encouraged me in every way possible.
Pray for Martin Meyers
Emily blogs over at The Freckled Fox and is mom to 5 amazing little kids and the wife of Martin Meyers. Emily's blog covers a variety of topics from family to beauty to fitness.
Around a year ago Emily found out that her husband Martin was diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma. For months Emily has had to balance caring for their 5 kids and her sick husband. She posted here a few days ago that he may only have a few short weeks left to live and is in a lot of pain as the cancer has spread. Emily has stood by her husbands side through all of his treatments, ER visits, and has done so with love and patience. I cannot count how many times she has posted on Instagram a picture of her husband in bed sick and she would still find some ounce of joy or encouragement to share. Her strength through all of this is something you only read about in stories.
This family is so beautiful and kind and needs our prayers. Pray that Martin's pain would be managed, that Emily would be comforted as she makes some hard decisions, for their 5 kids, and that they would make some sweet memories over the next few weeks.
You can help support the Meyers family by donating to their YouCaring Page HERE
Pray for Kicker
Kicker was diagnosed at 2 years old with ALL in December of 2013. Kicker's mom Season Johnson has made it her mission to educate families on how to heal bodies with food, detoxing, chiropractic care, essential oils, and how to find the underlying causes of medical issues. Season is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has started the KICKcancER movement to help bring awareness to families who have love ones suffering from cancer to kick cancer by coming alongside modern medicine with a healthy lifestyle. Her son has thrived through years of treatments and has amazed me with how well he lives life all the while receiving chemo therapy.
Kicker is also the coolest kid around because he eats so so well. Follow their journey on Facebook and take a look at some of his favorite foods (fermented sauerkraut, organ meats, bone broth, berries, coconut oil, kale, root vegetables, you name it). This Paleo kid does not look like your typical cancer patient and he continues to thrive thanks to God. Please pray for full healing of his body and that he would continue to experience low side effects to his treatment.
You can see what his movement is all about HERE and learn how they incorporate a healthy lifestyle to their everyday regime with dealing with childhood cancer.
Thank you for reading these stories and caring the burden of these sweet families. Is there a Facebook page or blog that you follow who is also battling cancer or another type of life-threatening disease? If so please comment below and let us know.
[Pray also for Hope, Melissa, Ella, Gina S., Caleb, Dora R., Doug R.)