Gerry Olson, twin of Cindy Zuidema, has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a very aggressive brain tumor. He was told without further surgery or other treatments he may have a two to six-month life expectancy. Please pray for wisdom, acceptance, and peace.
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Jack White, twin brother of Jerry White, was perviously diagnosed with Colon Cancer and doctors now suspect additional cancer across his body. Please pray for healing.
Paul Deboer, the grandson of Harvey and Shirley Meeusen, is in need of a kidney transplant. Please pray for healing and an available kidney.
Dave Thocher, father of Brittany Boom, suffered a heart attack on Saturday, May 6, doctors placed a stint and he has returned home. Please continue to pray for ongoing healing and strength.
Kristyn Streeter, stepmother of Stephanie Walton, underwent a full hysterectomy on Monday, April 10, near her home in Florida. Doctors have determined that she is experiencing a recurrence of cancer. Additionally, is undergoing six weeks of chemotherapy to address a spot on her liver.
Matt Friberg, son-in-law of Mike and Helena VanOeveren, will complete specific military training throughout the summer of 2017 in anticipation of being deployed to Afghanistan in October. Please pray for wisdom, discernment and protection as he serves our nation.
Eva Williams, mother of Paula Hanges, requests prayers for strength, patience and wisdom given the current circumstances in her life.
Jada Elenbaas, great granddaughter of Marlene VanKomen, is a six-month old who was born with DiGeorge Syndrome. This syndrome greatly affects her immune system. Jada underwent a thymus transplant on April 4 at Duke University. Below is an excerpt from the family Facebook page:
Jada is scheduled to have her transplant April 4th! She is optimistic that the testing will be fine and is excited that we may be here for only 1 month. Due to the thymus transplant happening pretty quickly, Jada will need a lot of blood work (almost 18ml a day) and with her already, chronic anemia, we were told she will most likely need quite a few blood transfusions. Jada is also being seen by a cardiologist for her heart defect and an ENT to possibly do a tracheostomy this coming week. The thought is that Jada will need some sort of positive pressure respiratory support, which requires some sedation, for a prolonged period. To ensure she is still able to interact, learn and grow like a normal 6 month old, a trach is the best option for her to have as much freedom as possible.
Jen Timmer, elementary school teacher of Brinsley Roetman, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery on Tuesday, March 28. In addition, Mrs. Timmer has two sons with significant health concerns. One son is struggling with seizures; the second son's health is weakened because he has half a heart, one lung and one kidney. Please pray for God's significant and miraculous healing--as well as daily provision for all their needs.
Jordan DeGraaf, granddaughter of Will and Marcia DeGraaf, continues to struggle following two severe concussions last year.
Jeremy Wiersma, friend of Paul Mast, is a widowed dad of 3 girls. He has been fighting brain tumors for over 4 years. Months ago, it metastasized, spreading to his lung. Please pray for healing and for his daughters: Mackenzie (15), Lindsy (11), & Elina (7).
Sharon Wyn, mother of Joe Wyn, has been diagnosed with dementia. Please pray for healing and the peace of the Holy Spirit during this time.
Raeburne Dykstra, mother of Suanne and Cal TerHaar, has begun rehabilitation at Waterford after suffering a fall and a broken hip on Saturday evening, September 10. Please pray for both healing and peace during the rehabilitative care.
John Emelander, brother of Steve Emelander, was recently diagnosed with a very rare form of stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. He will begin chemotherapy on Thursday, August 18, for 6 months. Please pray for healing and patience as he goes through treatment.
Kent Ippel, nephew of Mark and Lori Bekkering, is currently serving in our military. He has recently reenlisted for an additional six years; he will be deployed in 2017.
Matt Spohr, a friend of the Rottschafer Family, continues to battle an undiagnosed pain. Please pray for clear discernment and helpful treatment of the concern.
Robert Kaat, father of Shelly Dyke, continues his struggle with dementia.
Conor Ott, a friend of the Rottschafer Family, appreciates your prayers. He is an individual with special needs. His family appreciates your prayers as they need to making emotional decisions regarding the possibility of his living in a group home.
Alana Vazquez, is the granddaughter of Tom and Jan Rozema. She was born with an eye condition that greatly affects her vision; she no longer has peripheral or night vision. The Iowa Vision Institute Research Center is working to identify the mutated gene. Please pray that they will be able to identify this gene before she goes back to the Iowa Institute in August. Pray, also, that God continues to stop the progression of the disease.
Bryce Duimstra, grandson of Les and Doris Kooienga, has Histoplasmosis Fibrosis Mediastinitis He has also developed a blood clot disorder which requires daily injections. The itraconazole medication continues to fight the growth of the fungus. He struggles with chest pain, migraines, and shortness of breath. There is so little known about this rare disease.