Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Prays for all who suffer with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)

This last week I sat with one of our beloved members who is suffering with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). He is a man who has a strong faith, but as many people who have suffered with ALS, he is having a tough time. He recently had a feeding tube surgically placed. He looked at me yesterday after surgery and said, "3 nails + 1 Jesus =Forgiven." Obviously, tears came down my face because of the gift of faith God has given.

This summer Major League baseball held the ALS day on July 4th, 70 years after Lou Gehrig's retirement. Over the years, almost NOTHING has been found to slow the disease and it terrible results. However, we pray for the doctors and scientists to use ehtical ways to make this disease a thing of the past. Pray for all ALS patients and especially our friend and brother Ed (also his lovely wife, Rita).

"On Christ the Solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand"

1 comment:

kickals said...

I am praying- for what has been deemed "the worst disease to befell human kind" by the top neurologist in the world. It takes the love & care of humanity, to stand up and demand a cure for a disease, which locks people in their own bodies. A disease which only satan has a hand in. To say "he is having a tough time", is an understatement. Duct tape yourself to a chair, duct tape your mouth ,you can't swallow, talk, breathe and sit there for 2-5 years. This takes more than prayers- this takes money and outrage. It takes people 20 years old and up-= and it also takes families as 20% is hereditary. AWARENESS=CURE so thank you for posting and praying but please- Make this YOUR cause. Like breat cancer, like prostate,,, it takes outrage.