Tuesday, February 9, 2010
This little girl is Kate McRae. Kate is six years old. She has a Mom and Dad who love her very much, as well as an older sister and younger brother. Kate is fighting the battle of her life against a very grown-up disease. She was diagnosed last summer with a very malignant, aggressive brain tumor called a supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor or sPNET.
Kate has already undergone surgery and 5 rounds of chemotherapy. However, these procedures failed to completely destroy the tumor. Yesterday Kate was checked back in to the hospital for her 6th and most intense round of chemotherapy treatment. The treatment is so intense that they’ll need to be in the hospital anywhere from 4-6 weeks. They’ll be taking her system down to a place where they can reintroduce good stem cells that they harvested months ago and the hope is to reset the body with positive, healthy, cancer free cells! It will be one of the longest stays in the hospital since her brain surgery last July and they will all need huge prayer and huge encouragement during this time.
I'm asking for your help with a couple of things:
1-Kate is in desperate need of the miraculous healing that can only be provided through our Lord Jesus. Please join me and countless others in prayer for the complete healing of this precious child of God. You may visit Kate's website here:
2-Please copy this photo, and any info that you might need, and use it to spread word of this child's needs to your own online network. Put it on your blog, twitter messages asking for prayer for #KateMcrae, and post the prayer request on your facebook page. Be sure to add a link to http://prayforkate.com in all messages.
I do not know this family personally, but learned of their situation through the Twitter page of a local pastor here in Hattiesburg (Tony Merida). I've been praying for Kate and her family, and following this child's progress for several months; through this journey I cannot help but be grateful that our God, through modern technology, has seen fit to make it possible for us to be touched by others who we would otherwise never know, and also to reach thousands for good.