Pray for Betty
Thanks everyone for your prayers.
Instead of brain surgery, the plan is now that they will biopsy Betty’s lungs. This will give them a better handle on the type of cancer that Betty has. If she has large cell cancer, it can be treated with radiation.
This is good news. The procedure is way less invasive than the brain surgery and means that Betty can go back home sooner.
Let’s keep those prayers coming!
This morning, I twitter spammed every one of my followers to get them to pray for Betty today. I believe in the power of prayer! In other words, I sent all 88 of my 89 followers on Twitter asking them to “Please RT. Pray for Betty, she has stage 4 cancer & is having surgery today.” I asked one of my followers to do so yesterday and Barry (@planobarryb) did. (By the way, Barry draws a terrific and funny webcomic called Don’t Feed The Geek and you should check it out.)
Anyway, getting back to this morning, only one follower retweeted: @the_USO And, now, I know why I support the USO, because – not only do they serve our military men and women well, but they are nice people.
If you’re on Twitter, please ask your followers to “Please RT. Pray for Betty, she has stage 4 cancer & is having surgery today.” If you’re not, please pass on that Betty needs prayers.
Let’s make a miracle happen.
UPDATE: I’m wrong…I wasn’t looking in the right spot…There are a lot of Retweets… Here’s a list:
Just in case you didn’t see the articles from yesterday, here’s the short version: My friend, Betty, has stage four cancer. After 10:15 PST, she will be having surgery to remove two lesions from her brain. I’m asking that all of you who read this, please stop what you’re doing and say a prayer for Betty.
I hadn’t smiled today, until a friend of mine sent me this:
Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement and when his Plane arrived there was a limousine there to transport him to his home.
As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.
‘You know’ he said, ‘I am 87 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?’
The driver said, ‘No problem. Have at it.’
Billy gets into the driver’s seat and they head off down the highway. A short distance away
Sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap. The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone.
The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo. He got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure. The young trooper walked up to the driver’s door
And when the glass was rolled down, he was surprised to see who was driving. He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor.
He told the supervisor, ‘I know we are supposed to enforce the law…. But I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what
I should do because I have stopped a very important person.’
The supervisor asked, ‘Is it the governor?’
The young trooper said, ‘No, he’s more important than that.’
The supervisor said, ‘Oh, so it’s the president.’
The young trooper said, ‘No, he’s even more important than that.’
The supervisor finally asked, ‘Well then, who is it?’
The young trooper said, ‘I think it’s Jesus, because he’s got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!’
Smile – God loves you! I ask the Lord to bless you, as I pray for you today;
To guide you and protect you, as you go along your way
God’s love is always with you, God’s promises are true.
And when you give God all your cares, you know God will see you through
With that said, please do not forget to pray for Betty today. She has stage 4 cancer and she is going to have surgery today.
Preston just called – it’s stage four cancer. Please, now’s the time to pray! Say a prayer for Betty. Surgery is still tomorrow.
My friend, Betty, lives in AZ. I only get to see her once a year when she comes to Wisconsin to visit her son, Preston. Betty has the thickest southern accent you have ever heard in your life. She knows all the tricks from stopping a baby for crying to getting a stain out of your shirt. And, Betty loves my BBQ. Betty always answers the phone by saying, “Hey, Baby!” in her drawl. She’s a wonderful lady and I just adore her.
Unfortunately, Betty is in a hospital and she’s going to have surgery tomorrow morning. They’ve found lesions on her brain, lungs and liver. Her surgery will be after 10:15 PST tomorrow morning.
I was thinking about Betty on my drive home from work and I’ve been praying for her. I’ve added her to my prayer chain and an idea came to me:
Let’s all join together and pray for Betty. So, I’m asking you, my gentle readers, to take time out of your schedule and say a prayer for Betty – and, please, don’t stop there, pass it on. Jesus said that whatever two or more of you ask for, my father will grant and I like to take him at his word. Let’s all pray for Betty’s recovery. Let’s make Betty better using the gift of the spirit that lives within all of us.
Spread the word and, please – even if you don’t want to pass this on, say a prayer for Betty.