Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Not-So-Great News

(Warning: I'm writing this through tear-stained contact-filled eyes, so I'm hoping this update makes some sense. Forgive me if it doesn't. I think you'll get the gist of what I'm trying to say either way.)

So, Patrick had his MRI this morning, followed by a spinal tap. (Thankfully, the boy was given strong sleeping drugs, so he was out of it for both of the procedures.) The MRI results have come back and show "new lesions" throughout Patrick's brain. These lesions are most likely the potential return of his lymphoma. We would only know for sure if neurosurgeons were to do yet another brain biopsy, but with that comes all sorts of potential complications.  There is white matter now showing up all over his brain (and not just confined to his corpus collusum, as it has been before/up until now.) Radiation would be the only available cure for the cancer, but given the weakened status of his brain, it might not be a viable or kind option to him. His brain is breaking down, bit by bit.

The doctors have also articulated that there are two processes at work here: 1) the lymphoma and 2) something else. The "something else" is what is likely causing his rapid neurological decline. They are still waiting for the results to return from his spinal tap (and some of them have been sent to other various top-notch research hospitals for specific testing), but his oncologist mentioned to me today that his decline is most likely not reversible.  He is even wondering if Patrick could actually have Mad Cow Disease. (Of all things. Seriously??!!?) The spinal tap results should reveal whether it is MCD, or something similar (or something totally different altogether). Either way, it is most likely terminal.

So, if you're close to Patrick, and want to see him in person while he is still with us (and cognizant to see you and respond to your visit), come! I know the timing is awful. (What better way to celebrate Christ's birth into this broken world but by remembering that we are indeed so very broken, as evidenced in Patrick's now-broken body, eh?)  We're going to meet with his entire medical team later this week to discuss their findings, and our options for where we go from here. I have NO idea what the time-line will be, so bear with me as I slog through the next few days (while also trying to muster a bit of Christmas cheer for my budding 2 1/2 year old who might need to say goodbye to her sweet daddy.)

The outlook is dismal, friends. I have wept more in the past few days than I have cried in my lifetime. And I know there are many more tears to come...(let's just say waterproof mascara is my new best friend.)

I will try my best to keep you updated as much as I can. Forgive me if I don't return your calls, facebook messages, texts or emails. It's hard to emotionally regurgitate sorrowful news over and over. Know that I love you, appreciate you, and covet all of your prayers, love, gifts, visits, messages, etc.

For those of you who pray, we are hoping to orchestrate a massive day of prayer for Patrick. I'm at a loss for how to do this right now, and wonder if waiting until Christmas Eve will be too late for such a thing. So, for now, please fervently pray for healing! Barring a miracle, I don't think Patrick will be with us much longer...which is just about the most devastating Christmas news I would want to share. But I worship a God who loves us, who is merciful, and who can heal our bodies. Please pray that he does heal Patrick. And if it's not in his plan to heal one fantastic Patrick Alexander Kelly, please pray that he takes him gently into his arms, healing his broken body, while giving all of us who love him so deeply the strength to go on without him.

96 comments:

  1. Hi I Pray for Patrick....Dios Padre bendice esta famiglia...dale fuerza para seguier fuerte , durante esta batalla...Dios darle Paz Y confortale su corazonez durantes estos dis difisil....en tu manos Bendices esta famiglia....En La manos de ti Dios estas Patrick .......Amen... God Bless Your Family !!! xx

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  2. crying and praying along with you, julie. our whole church is praying for him, too on sunday mornings in the service. you all are not alone in this. Patrick has been such a huge source of encouragement in my life; I am so thankful to know him. while we cannot get up to DC to say this, know that he has been cherished by me as a growing up teen in deep ways and our whole family cherishes you all as we've gotten to know each others' dear ones. much love to you this night, julie.

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  3. Our hearts ache and break. There are no words....

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  4. The Storm Family (Louise Da Costa from JMU) is praying for you all.

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  5. Julie,
    My heart just breaks reading this, and aches, and cries for and with you all. I am praying for you all, and especially Patrick, in this. May God provide you with His peace, comfort, and mercy. Lord, we pray for Your mercy on the whole Kelly family.
    Praying for you all, Sheri

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  6. We, along with many others, are standing in the gap for Patrick, expecting the God of miracles to bring a healing touch to Patrick. Believing for "life and life more abundantly" which John 10:10 tells us Jesus came to give.

    Anthony & Nicci

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  7. Thinking of you all constantly, Julie, and aching with you. Lord, have mercy.

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  8. I am praying as hard as I can. Please God, please bring your healing power to your servant Patrick. I call on the Holy Spirit to come to Patrick in a mighty and awesome way to make him whole again. I pray that the doctors may see the good work in Patrick's healing and know that only God could bring this healing. We ask Lord for a miracle. We ask for your healing power to be used for the good of this family that puts you at the center of their lives.

    I pray for all his family that they be comforted in this season where we celebrate Emanuel, God is with us. God be with them in this time. Carry them when the burden is heavy.

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  9. I have you three lifted up before our Father praying for miraculous healing and miraculous comfort if healing is not His will. Praying, praying, praying. Ariel Lively

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  10. Julie,
    Thank you for ministering to all of us with your absolutely beautiful and heart-wrenching blog entry above. You have shared with us a great tribute to Patrick, to your love for him, and to your faith in God no matter what. We are grieving with you in this darkness but praying that you experience God's light even now. May God's peace and comfort surround you like a warm blanket even as your tears testify to the great love between you and Patrick. Peace of Christ to you. Our prayers for Patrick will continue!

    Jeff and Sharon Bjorck

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  11. Julie-I've just come across your blog through a friends Facebook post. I was a year ahead of him at JMU. I have no words other than my heart is literally aching for you as i read this and I am praying fiercely for you and for Patrick and your sweet daughter. There are no words. So I will just pray.

    Kate (Schwabe) Boka

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  12. Julie our time together in Charlotte was too short, but I want you to know that I am aching for you and ce ci right now. I am praying for a miracle tonight... Love in Him , Laura parrott

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  13. Julie,
    I'm fasting off of all sweets and coffee and beer this week to pray for you all -- it's a small thing but I want to do something to be in solidarity with you guys. Anyone reading this may want to join me and in a mystical way we'll join together in prayer.
    Love from St Pauls,
    Tim

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  14. Dear Jesus,
    Please draw near to the Kelley family and bring a miraculous healing to your servant Patrick. May it be.
    This is a tough time and we could really use a miracle soon.
    Give Julie the strength she needs and watch over her family as you draw close to Patrick during this dreadful season. Amen.
    I will be praying and petitioning the prayers of my brothers and sisters in small groups.

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  15. Hey Julie,
    If you need anything, we're just a couple miles away from NIH, let me know how I can help...if you guys want to come take a break and drink some hot cocoa, anything....
    ~Keira

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  16. Julie,

    We are so sorry to hear this news. We are praying fervently for Patrick, that God will heal his body and that He will guide the medical team treating him. We also pray that the Lord will grant you and Cecilia peace in this difficult time.

    Josh, Cristen, and Cohen Mugford

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  17. Catherine VercaemertDecember 21, 2011 at 6:55 AM

    Oh Julie, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I am crying and praying along with you. May God comfort you and hold you in the palm of his hand. With Love, Catherine

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  19. My prayer is for the presence of the Holy Ghost to lift your family up and that he will wrap his big arms around you in your need. Our God is so loving and kind. May you find all the strength you need as God continues to care for you.

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  20. Julie,
    This is hard to read and yet I can only imagine harder still to walk through, yet we serve a God who is greater than our hearts, knows everything and can come into these hard/sad-beyond-words times and Be and Know.
    Praying that you would know that Jesus is interceding for you all at this time too. It's what His word promises and we pray His promises would be your sure foundation, when all else feels very shaky.

    Chris and Sarah (Joscelyne - friend from JMU) Lasmanis

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  21. Julie-I knew Patrick and his sister Christine at JMU. Am lifting up continual prayers for Patrick and your whole family. You are ministering to many through your faith in our loving God, including me. God, please have mercy!

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  22. We are praying for Patrick and you and little Cecilia. Christ have mercy.

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  23. We are praying for healing and peace for you and Cecilia. We love you very much. We wish we could be there with you.

    -Mark and Rachel

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  24. Julie -- I am just reading this sad news. I will forward your blog to Bishop Carder who I know will be praying as well. Please know love and prayers abound! Cari

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  25. I'm devastated to read this. But thanks for posting it. I am praying and stand with you as a young mother and wife. This is so wrong in every way. God have mercy. Leecie (Patton) Brown

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  26. Julie - I lived above Patrick at JMU - am so praying for you, Patrick and your baby girl. I'm crying for you as I read this. My our God grant you some semblance of peace in this season. (Mandy Bradley Gift)

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  27. Julie--I was shocked and deeply saddened by this news. Please be assured of my prayers for you and Patrick. In the midst of the darkness, we celebrate that "the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it."

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  28. My newly saved Dad died of a brain tumor on 12/24/2005. His greatest wish was to be home for Christmas. The sad news for us is that he didn't celebrate Christmas at home with us but he had the joy of celebrating Christmas with Christ in his Heavenly home!

    Praying for grace upon grace for you all.

    Melissa

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  29. My sister sold books with Patrick at Southeastern and went to school with Patrick. I am touched by your love for your husband, friend and partner. I can only imagine the pain that you are going through. Please know that I am praying and my church is praying for Patrick and your family.

    Your brother in Christ,
    Drew

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  31. Our hearts break with yours. We are praying every day for Patrick's healing, and sustainment for you and Cecilia. We love all three of you dearly,

    -Torrey, Anne, James, Andrew, & Julia

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  32. Dear Julie,

    Thank you for pouring out your heart and this news for all of us who have been praying each day for you and Patrick and your wee one. Christ came to end pain, and tears, mourning and death. That we know. In this we can only cry out to him who loves without dimishing. We grieve with you guys so much. God love and comfort your hearts and heal that dear brain--fully and completely. Know his presence today.

    Ray

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  33. oh no.
    oh no no no.

    i am so sorry.

    i am so, so sorry.

    i am so, so sorry.

    grace and peace- praying- I am so sorry.

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  34. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans for hope and a future.
    I am praying for you three!

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  35. Dear Jesus, have mercy....be with Patrick...be with Julie and little Ceci...comfort and heal...heaveny King of Kings, we intercede on Patrick's behalf and ask for radical healing. We love the Kelly family so much!
    natalie, dave, shepherd + rock

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  36. Dear Julie,
    Words fail but prayers do not. Know that I am with you in thought and prayer during this very painful time. You are not alone. May the God who holds the stars in place hold you in His arms.
    Love,
    Laura

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  37. Julie, I'm so sorry and am praying today's (slightly modified) antiphon for you and your family: O Morning Star, splendor of light eternal and sun of righteousness: Come; enlighten and heal those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

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  38. He reigns forever and ever...there is no end to his love for you both. He is standing with you. He is with Patrick even now. We are all weeping with you and thanking God for you. We are redeemed...purchased by the blood of Christ and our eternity is secure. We are assured of this. I pray that the Lord would work a miracle in Patrick's body today.

    Luke 1:31-33 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

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  39. Julie - we haven't met - but I'm a friend of Christine's from high school & JMU and a big fan of the Kelly family. This news breaks my heart, but I am fervently and passionately praying for the Lord to intervene and give us another miracle through the healing of Patrick this Christmas.

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  40. Dear Julie,
    I don't know you and Patrick well, but have always looked up to you both for your unwavering faith. I am weeping for you all and praying that God will grant the three of you strength to walk through these next few days. I'm praying for a miracle and for comfort in whatever may lie ahead.
    Emily

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  41. Though far away in Kenya, we are praying with you.

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  42. Lifting each of you up this morning. Lord, bring healing to the broken, and peace and hope to us all. Love, Jeremy and Laura

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  43. I am so sorry for your struggles. Know that people you've never met are praying for you and hoping that God will provide a miracle for you and your family. I will be keeping you in my prayers during this tough time

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  44. Oh Julie, Martha is crying as we read this. We are so sad, and our hearts are breaking too. We take comfort in knowing the Holy Spirit will intercede for you.

    With love from MN (here for Christmas), Jeff and Martha

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  45. Lifting your family up in prayer. God Bless.

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  46. Julie, As a JMU classmate of Patrick's and someone that sold books with him, my family and I are praying for him, you, Ceci and your extended families. He is one amazing human being. -Kara Leppert Teising

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  47. Crying with you, Julie. We love you.

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  48. Julie - we are praying for you all every day. May God bless you all with miraculous healing this Christmas! But not matter what the outcome of these trials, know that you and Ceci are loved, cherished, and will not be alone, no matter what happens.. We will walk with you on this path for years to come.

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  49. Pray for Patrick to be healed and when needed a peaceful transition for you all.

    Katie Jacobs
    Friend of the Walls in De

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  50. Lord, you are the ultimate healer. Your power and mercy could never be measured or understood. We ask that You place Your mighty hands over Patrick, and remove all that is keeping him from living a healthy life.

    Amen..

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  51. Julie - it is always darkest before the dawn. Our God's light is always there to push back the darkness. Do not give up yet. Our God is a Mighty God. He reigns over Heaven and Earth and He can still perform miracles.....Believe, Julie with all your Heart. Bless this family O God and touch them with your Special Healing Powers. Fill them with Your Spirit, Healing and Love. Heal Patrick, Father. It's never too late when You are in charge. We believe in Your Power, Father. Hear us, O Lord. Have Mercy on this Family, O Lord. Present them with a Healing Miracle Right Now. You have said Ask and You Shall Receive, Knock and The Doors Will Be Opened.... We ask you now on these words spoken from the One True God, who speaks no lies, to Hear All the Prayers Offered Up for this family and especially for the healing of Patrick Kelly. Oh, Jesus - the One Who Shed His Blood for Us, we trust in You. Amen.
    C Freeman, Pennsylvania

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  52. Hi Julie,
    There are MANY people here in CT fasting and praying for you and Patrick and all today (12/21/11). Thank you for being so open and sharing this need. We love you more than you know...
    Amy Davenport (long-time supporters of your mom and dad)

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  53. Thinking about and praying for you and your family, Julie. And admiring your strength and grace. XO, Alison Littlepage

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  54. Our God is ABLE to heal Patrick, yet..may His will be done and I pray for His will to be done for Patrick. I pray peace and strength for Patrick, comfort and grace for the family and wisdom for his doctors. Mini from IN.

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  55. While I don't know you or your family...my heart and prayers are with you. Our family too has been touched not once, but twice by a similar situation. May God Bless you all! - Karen

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  56. Oh Julie. I just heard about this update from Lexi and then read this. I've been sitting here on my couch sobbing - my heart is breaking for you, and for your family. But I am praying for you, and sharing this with all the prayer warriors I know. I'm begging God for a miracle, but most of all to preserve your sense of hope and love - and of BEING loved.

    My dear friend . . so brave, you've always been so brave - no matter what life throws at you. God give you strength.

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  57. Hi, my friend, Whitney sent your blog to us- praying praying praying so hard for your sweet family, and especially healing for Patrick!
    "Ah, SOVEREIGN Lord, YOU have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. NOTHING is too hard for you." Jeremiah 32:17

    "I am the God of all mankind? Is anything too hard for you?" Jeremiah 32:27

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  58. Julie,
    My name is Heather Bryan and I just came across your blog. I just spent time tearfully praying for Patrick, you and your sweet daughter, Cecilia. Know that I will continue to pray. May you feel the Lord's mighty presence more than ever.

    Love and prayers,
    Heather

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  59. I came across this heartbreaking story on facebook. Know that we are praying for your beloved husband, Patrick and your family. God can do all things!! We will be praying for God's plan and healing!

    Much love,
    Brandy

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  60. Prayers, prayers and more prayers................

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  61. God bless you all! You are definitely in my prayers.

    Tess

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  62. Prayers for each one of you for healing, comfort, rest, competent and compassionate medical folks,and most of all for the knowledge that you all are in the Lord's hands. He knows a thousand ways to make a way for you. Betty In Richmond

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  63. May God have His perfect way in the lives of every member of Patrick's family. He has a perfect plan and purpose for all and we pray together asking that each will fulfill their destiny. Our hearts weep with the family as they watch and pray for this loved one during this time in their journey. May God sustain you and bring you into His perfect peace.

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  64. Ashley Kimbell (Touchstone colleague)December 21, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Julie and Patrick,

    We're praying for the miracle (they DO happen!!), your comfort and peace knowing you're doing everything you possibly can to fight this, and the continued strength you've shown throughout this tragic experience (even though I'm sure you often feel deep despair).
    We are sending lots of love!!

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  65. Patrick was someone I always looked up to while he was at JMU. He is a strong, confident, smart, fun guy and we share many mutual friends. I am praying and will be praying. God bless you.

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  66. Hi Julie,

    We are friends of your parents from our Moody Bible Institute days. Your dad helped recruit us to serve in Turkey. We are now in CT attending a church that supports your parents. There is a prayer team who has signed up to pray for your parents, and so we are also praying for you and Patrick at this time. In fact, some of us fasted today and we are having a prayer/conference call to pray together tonight for Patrick (the family too) Just wanted you to know... If you get a chance, this song is a blessing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=722zPX1npcA

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  67. Patrick is an old acquaintance from my days in DC. Delightful, charming and loving guy. Wishing you the deepest well of peace and grace this day and those to come. Christ's hope to you. Mindy (Portland, OR)

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  68. My dear friends in Christ, you don't know me, but I was Christine's friend in college. I haven't been the best of friend to her over the years, not keeping in touch as I should. But I have followed and prayed your family for quite some time now. I pray God's mercy over all of you. For C, your sweet little girl - that she will have sweet memories of playful moments shared and she will know the love of her daddy. I pray for his sisters, knowing they will always caring his laughter, sweet and caring spirit and strength with them. And for his wife - you are incredible. Your blogs documenting your love, his status and God's compassion and tender spirit. I pray for your continued strength for years to come, for wisdom beyond your years and God's grace on all of you. I will continue to hold you close to my heart, even though I don't know your family personally, I feel like I am walking along with you and loving you just the same. Know that there are hundreds of people out there not only loving and supporting you, but also so willing and wanting to offer our love in any way you need it. Much, much love and prayers....
    Sissy

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  69. Julie,
    We are so sad about this latest news; we hurt for you all and love you.

    Aunt Jennifer

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  70. Hi Julie, we have never met, but I have known Patrick since he was a freshman at JMU and through his beginning time in DC. I have been praying from afar, as my husband works with Steve Skanke. Please give my love to Patrick. We will be joining in the prayer vigil and are encouraged by the sweet community you have surrounding you at this difficult time.
    Jenny Harper Thornett

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  71. Hi Julie, you don't know me but I have come across your blog and devastated to hear the news. Know that God is with you and I pray for healing and strength right now, in His mighty name! Will be praying in the United Kingdom x

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  72. Julie, as so many others, we have not met but I am grateful for Patrick. I transferred to JMU my Junior year & met him the beginning of my Senior year; he was one of the first I met in the Christian community--and I am so thankful for him! I always refer to him as one of my first friends there (he and his roommate Dave Fly)...he is an amazingly, authentic person and even though I have not seen him in years, I often think back on those days of friendship with such fondness. I pray for the doctors to have wisdom in these next days, for him to be comfortable, for you, for his family, and close friends to have a peace that passes understanding. In Jesus' name.

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  73. Oh Julie, I am so sorry this is happening to your sweet family. Praying for all of you throughout each day. Having been where you are now, I know you probably feel you don't have the strength to endure one more hour of this terrible pain. That's ok. Just do the hour and God will be there to give you strength for one more, and one more.... Know that you are all loved very much. Aunt Ruby

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  74. Julie, My name is David Austin and I knew Patrick in the 1990's during several years of student forums in Washington, DC and Virginia. I remember so well Patrick's gentle and steady manner, subtly masking his vibrant spirit. My wife and I have a son who is 23 months old, nearly the same as your daughter, and we are praying that you will all know the comforting presence and peace during this horribly painful time. We pray this for you, and Patrick's parents and sisters. For your beautiful daughter, we pray that her tender spirit will be indelibly marked by the gentle, loving, vibrant spirit of her father. May you find God's deepest of all blessings this Christmas in the compassionate spirit of his son, Emannuel, God with us.

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  75. Asking on your behalf. Believing in the face of uncertainty. God with us. T.S. Webb- met PK through Student Leadership

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  76. Hey Julie. We are praying.

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  77. Julie I admire your spirit & pray for the three of you!

    From Athens, Greece

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  78. Patrick & Family,
    I was a childhood friend of Patricks while he lived in Brentwood, TN. I can vividly remember playing in our front yard with other friends in the summers and swimming at the pool together. Thank you so much for opening up your lives to all of us through this blog. I check it periodically and was saddened to read last night of the latest news. I will be praying for a miraculous healing this Christmas season for you. I'm reminded of the song, "Give Me Jesus," when I think of what all you are going through. Your testimony I'm sure is one you would have preferred to come about in a different manner, but it has touched so many. I will be praying for your sweet wife, daughter and the rest of your family as well. I have two little girls (4.5y, 2.5y) so I know how much energy they require on a regular day and I know during this time it must be much more.
    Prayers to you all,
    Kelly (Freeman) Davis
    Ocala, FL

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  79. I am praying for your family!!! My heart hurts so much for you. Let Christ be your strength!!

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  80. PK, Jule and Family:

    The bible says by the stripes of Jesus Christ, we are healed. May God reach his hands into the body, bones, blood, brain of PK and heal him. May God breath into him a new life and May the holy spirit bring comfort to all affected by this.

    Pk, you are in our prayers. We serve a living God and even though he works in mysterious ways...he is still the same God.

    With lots of love from Midland, TX....Bose.

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  81. O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servant Patrick the help of your power, that his sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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  82. Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you will heal Patrick. Lord, you are the Great Physician, and I ask that you would work a miracle in Patrick! Lord, be with Julie and with their beautiful young daughter. Sustain their hope in you.

    -Elisabeth

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  83. I am David Fly's cousin - saw this posted on his Facebook page and just read through the history. We are praying for you and esp. your sweet little girl.

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  84. Prayers and strength to you and your family as you work through this very difficult challenge. Your strength is inspiring, your faith unwaivering.

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  85. I know that God has a perfect plan even in this. Listen to Steven Curtis Chapman's "I Will Trust You" for courage in this present storm. I am putting this in my church's prayer chain.

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  86. I am a friend of Ali and came across your blog through her. I am so sorry for all you're going through. I lost my father to cancer in my 20s, and while my experience was only a shadow of what you're suffering right now, I remember praying for God to take care of us at the end, and through our friends and friends of friends, He did. Your strength and faith are amazing. We are praying for all of you.

    --Emily in Baltimore

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  87. HI Julie,
    I spent some quality in prayer this morning for Patrick after getting a voicemail from a friend. After reading your post, I will add you and your daughter to my list.
    I know Joann really well and hung with your husband more than a few times back in the day. He is an awesome guy who knows there's always hope in the Lord. Strength to you and the Kellys'

    Harry
    Wilkes-Barre, PA

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  88. Praying for Patrick, Julie, and all the family - for healing, peace, guidance and comfort as only the HS can provide.

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  89. Patrick and I were good friends in high school, and I stumbled upon this news just yesterday (am not that tuned into social sites). I wanted to post on what an AWESOME guy Patrick was in my life during high school...a wonderful Christian brother during key years. I'm grief-stricken to hear that he's not doing well, and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
    2 Thes 1:3-5:
    3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters,and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. 4 Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. 5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.

    Patrick - I thank God for your presence and friendship in my life! Peace be with you and your family during this struggle.

    Blessings, Luke Roush

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  90. My heart goes out to you and your daughter. I hope that God comforts you in this time. I have added you to my prayers. I am praying for a miracle. One day we will have a better understanding of this. Until then your family will be in our prayers.

    Andrew Cox

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  91. Our prayer group from St. Mary's Church in Sycamore, Illinois, prayed for Patrick in front of the Blessed Sacrament yesterday after my daughter Christen told us about your family. We are still praying for a healing through our Blessed Pope John Paul II. We will continue praying for your family.

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  92. I know that you don't know who I am, but I read your post and I AM PRAYING and PRAYING for your Patrick. You and your family are in my thought and prayers this Christmas Eve and always. God bless you!!

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Thanks for your prayers!