Prayer Request Updates (Beth & Amy)
Mon., Feb. 13. 2006 2:04am EST
We have two prayer requests and updates for you this week:
First, we've heard some distressing news about Beth Behanna, the middle daughter of our former drummer (from early 1999 through early 2001) Fred Behanna.
A young woman in her twenties, Beth is in a life-threatening struggle with Hodgkins Disease, a form of lymphoma she's been fighting for a number of years now. Although Hodgkins is one of the most curable types of cancer, not everyone is able to beat it, and Beth's battle has had many ups and downs.
We're told that Beth is in the hospital again, and things were so bad last week they didn't think she'd make it. The doctors think her problem now (low platelets, potassium, etc.) is partially caused by chemo and partially the disease itself. They've been doing a low dose chemo to get her to where she can enter a new treatment program.
Please pray for Beth. If you wish to email Fred, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Second, here's an update we received February 9 from our friend Amy, a 32-year-old woman who has been battling leukemia since 1998. Please pray for her.
Hello Family and Friends,
I was at Hahnemann University Hospital in Phila. today. My counts are deteriorating rather quickly. Hopefully, by Friday, I'll find out some results to the spinal fluid drawn today. Plus, my doctor is suppposed to call tomorrow with possible clinical trials at some hospitals in Phila. My counts are too low to allow me to travel by plane.
Thus, I will not be able to go out to the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Illinois. It looks like things will happen at either at Univ of Penn, Sloan-Kettering in NY, or maybe a few others. I have to start receiving treatment for blood/marrow very soon or I will begin to become symptomatic. Everything depends on the info I should get in the next 2 days.
I may not be able to write again, if by some miracle, a trial was immediately avail for me and I was to go in hospital. Just wanted everyone to know. Things are really going to start to get rough for me physically at this point.
I'm a mix of emotions right now, but I know there is still hope. Somehow, with all your love and prayer, and with God's help, I will get through this.
Love and happiness,