Great News About Our Friend Arron Daniels
Wed., Jun. 24. 2009 3:33pm EDT
In November 2008 and May 2009, we told you about the crisis facing our friend Arron Daniels, station manager at 90.9 FM The Spark in Sierra Vista AZ, who needed to raise $17,000 for emergency surgery to counteract a life-threatening case of diabetes. We're very pleased to report that the money has been raised. Praise the Lord!
Here's an update we received this past Saturday:
Dear Friends:We first met Arron while he was at KBNJ 91.7 FM in Corpus Christi TX, and over the years he's coordinated six concerts with us. He's even been on a couple weekend tours with us.
I just wanted you all to know that the full amount of money needed for my surgery has been raised! Praise God!
Yesterday, I went to the surgeon's office and took them the cashier's check that the elders of the church withdrew from the medical account. They have been paid in full and I see the doctor again this next Friday morning. We are looking at a July surgery date and Laia and I are very excited to have this done as soon as possible.
I can't begin to thank you all enough for the prayers, cards, donations and support that you have provided. Please continue to pray that the surgery is a success and that I can get back to normal soon.
Thanks again everyone and we hope to talk to you soon.
To God be the glory!
Five years ago Arron was 220 pounds overweight and diagnosed with severe diabetes. Although he's since lost 100 pounds, he's unable to lose more, because his body has begun rejecting his medicine. Doctors warn that unless something is done, Arron will face kidney and liver failure. Since then, he's had mini-strokes and has been having issues with his kidneys, eyesight, and circulation.
There is a surgical procedure that's been very effective in helping cure Arron's type of diabetes, and his doctor says he's the perfect candidate. Unfortunately, because it's relatively new, Arron's insurance wouldn't cover it, even though he's appealed to his insurance provider. Without insurance, the cost is $17,000. Thanks to the prayers and contributions of people like you (and God's gracious provision), Arron is now scheduled for July surgery.