Thursday, July 02, 2009

KATE

This is Kate - isn't she beautiful????

On Monday - her parents took her to the doctor for some hand tremors she was having and now they are faced with a very aggressive, malignant brain tumor that is wrapped around the major blood vessels that feed the brain.

She is having surgery tomorrow. They can not remove all of the tumor because of where it is.

Please pray for her.

Having a daughter now - I can't imagine how this family feels.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate

74 comments:

Ginny said...

Praying for this beautiful girl. Her parents must be terrified. :(

Brent Riggs said...

Just breaks my heart. We hear so many stories like this and they never get any easier...

Brent (Abby's Dad)
www.riggsfamilyblog.com

Tiffany said...

Praying for you sweet Kate! And praying for strength, comfort and peace for her dear family.

XOXO,
Tiffany

The Gilliland Family said...

Definitely in prayer for htis sweet girl. This hits home for me, when my brother, who is now 22, was 5 yrs old he had a brain tumor and everything moved so quickly as hers seems to be. Surgery was performed in just a few days of finding out. Thankfully his was benign (sp)but they were unable to remove all of it due to paralysis and more damage. He is healthy and normal today and I pray that it will only be the same for them or better. Thanks for posting, I will be keeping up with her for sure.

:)Amber

Betsy Smith said...

I am so thankful that our God is bigger than any tumor, bigger than cancer, bigger than our biggest fears. Lord please touch this family and give them great faith to endure this difficult time.

Sassy said...

Kelly thank you for all you do in bringing light to those who need prayer. It is a very emotionally draining and exhausting job I'm sure. You are an angel. There is so much heartache in this world and I feel my heart break over and over again when I hear stories like this! I will be praying for this family as I do all others I have come across. It is difficult to hear of so much tragedy and not be afraid for your own family and loved ones. It makes me so grateful for my own blessings and miracles that is for sure!

~Sassy

Ginny said...

Our prayers go to the same God that walked on water, that healed the blind with a single touch, that multiplied food, and could heal a servant merely by thought. Lest we not forget, the same God that gave His Son to heal us of our sins. If He so chooses, that tumor can disappear without trace.....

Angie said...

What a beautiful girl. I'm so sorry she is dealing with this. Thank you for posting, their fam will be in my T & P's.

Jodie said...

Poor sweet girl. My heart goes out to her and her family during this most difficult time. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

kfsmart said...

My thoughts and prayers are with this little girl and her family.

I'll be giving my own two girls and extra hug tonight.

Rachel H. said...

My heart goes out to them, and it makes me sick to think about this and to know that any of us can be plagued with this with our babies.

Kristin said...

Yes she is absolutely beautiful and also in my prayers!!!

Stephanie said...

This story is so sad! I went to college with Kate's mom. Their whole life changed in one totally unexpected momment! Thanks for posting their story.

Sonya said...

she is beautiful and this gave me goosebumps. I will absolutely pray for her, her family and her doctors.

writing4612 said...

I had a friend that had a brain tumor a few years ago. We weren't out of high school yet. The doctors were able to get all of the tumor.

I'll be praying for a miracle, wisdom for the doctors, and strength for the family.

Todd and Courtney said...

It's just so sad. I know I shouldn't ask Why all of the time but I do. I struggle with that. I don't understand why. I do understand that God has the perfect plan but it's hard to understand sometimes.

Lana said...

She is just beautiful. My prayers are with Kate, her family, and the surgeons.

Pineapple Princess said...

Devastating! Every parent's worst nightmare.
Oh, how I will PRAY!
Jesus, please heal Kate and comfort her parents. Give Kate's doctors deep wisdom.

Aunt Rhody said...

Father, I thank you that you are the healer. Thank you that everyone who came to Jesus was healed. Thank you for shining your light on Kate's brain, all of her body, and dissolving the tumor and every malignancy. Thank you for cleansing her cells so that she is free. Thank you for her life giving glory to you. You know the number of our days, Father and we want every one of them to glorify you. Thank you for the best care for her, for wisdom, discernment, and extraordinary skill for her health care providers. Thank you for assigning your angels to her to watch over every procedure. In Jesus' name.

Alison said...

So very sad. We are praying for beautiful Kate and for her family.

Rikki said...

We'll be praying for this beautiful little little.

The MeFest Team said...

Prayers are going out to her and her family .
You just never know it just makes you value each and every day !!!!!

Crystal said...

Praying for Kate and her parents. I can only imagine how they are feeling.

Mary Michal said...

Thank you for telling us about Kate. She's beautiful. My prayers are with her and her parents.

Tara Gibson said...

this is really sad. I will send lots of prayers to this family for this beautiful girl

The Simmons Family said...

Thanks Kelly! Looks like they're at Phoenix Children's and that's Mr. Owen's home away from home. I'm going to have to put together a goodie package for her and drop it off. I would never have known without you posting... see, you make a HUGE difference! :)

Andrea

Melissa and Cas said...

Such a beautiful little girl! Praying for her and her family!

Brandi said...

Praying for Kate and her family, and her doctors.

Kristina said...

We are praying for Kate. It's a good thing you do here Kelly! It's not very often you can "get" who a blogger is, but your loving caring personality always shows clear through. God's been working miracles through you.

Beth said...

We will be praying for Kate and her family too, Kelly. Thanks for sharing this request with us!

Kim said...

This just makes my stomach sick. I'll be praying for them...thanks for sharing.

Kristine said...

Why does this happen to our children!? I'll be on my knees saying many prayers for Kate.

Thanks Kelly. Your blog is truly a place for us to come together and lift up family in need.

You should be very proud.

Stephanie said...

Kelly,

Thank you for posting about Kate, she needs a miracle and all the prayers that she can get. I grew up with Kate's mom and her sisters. We went to school together, played sports together, and I graduated with her sister. This breaks my heart in a million ways, thank you for giving her some "blog space" and for asking for prayer. I cannot fathom what they are feeling right now...Our God is big and can do anything!!

Bridget said...

our family is praying for sweet little Kate.

Holly said...

I pray that the surgeons can remove as much of the tumor as possible.

Mommyto3K's said...

What a beautiful little girl. Kate and her family will be in our prayers.

Sweet, Sassy, and Always Classy said...

I will certainly be praying for darling little Kate, her family, and the doctors during this very scary time. Please keep us updated, Kelly.

mommyof2sons said...

I will say a prayer for this family. Kate is beautiful. It breaks my heart to know what they are going through. But we know that no tumor is bigger than God.

tonya said...

Praying now...

KADE said...

This absolutely breaks my heart. I have a 6 week old son and I can't even imagine hearing news like this. I will be praying for this little girl and her family...praying that God does a miracle.

thedefeofam said...

kelly - will be praying for that one. cannot imagine.

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mrosev14 said...

How sad for that family. I can't imagine being in her parents' shoes. They're all in my prayers

Mandi said...

PRAYING!

Ginny said...

I found a blog with more info on Kate...a close friend of the family. There are more pictures of Kate, too. She is an absolutely beautiful girl! If you watch this blog you might find more updates. :)

http://promisetangemanblog.com/life/pray-for-kate

Our Family of 5 said...

praying...thanks for letting us know.

Jenn said...

Oh my. I just had a brain MRI Monday that came up clear. How I would trade places with this child in a heartbeat. I am praying.

Jill said...

Oh my goodness...my heart just aches for that sweet family...storming the Heavens with prayers now...and will continue to do so!!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Many Blessings!

Ann said...

Glad you posted this Kelly. They are originally from our area...there is also a group on facebook if anyone is interested in joining.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=119333325090

Krista said...

such a sad story! i'm praying! thanks for posting this Kelly!

Erin said...

You know, sometimes the weight of the world is just too much. It is so sad that this family is going through this. She is so young, and vibrant. However, I am so thankful that we serve a LOVING and FAITHFUL father.

Heather said...

oh my goodness, bless her heart, I can't imagine. Lifting them up this moment.

carolinagirl said...

I am praying for sweet Kate. Our God is bigger and stronger than tumors. Praying for the family, Kate, operating room staff and her recovery.

I am reminded of the song "Great is Thy Faithfulness" and how Faithful our God is each and every morning.

stepfabulous said...

Praying for Kate and her family. Forwarding our prayer requests out to others so that they may too cry out to our Lord for a miracle!

Kelley said...

Thank you for blogging about Kate. I will be praying so hard. I have a little girl too. This just breaks my heart! God is good. He will take care of her and her family.

k and c's mom said...

My husband had this 12 hour surgery a year ago. He came through better than ever because the seizures and memory loss were gone. Praying the same for Kate.

Doris said...

This truley breaks my heart. I have a 9 month old girl and I cannot even imagine going through this. I just am at a loss of words. All I can do is say a prayer for this family and this beautiful little girl.

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for telling us about this beautiful little girl. My family and I will be praying for her! Children are our most precious gifts. God's blessings, Sarah :D

autumn23 said...

what a beautiful little girl. i will been praying!!

Donna said...

Kelly, I just cannot imagine what these parents are going through. It just breaks my heart, I can barely see through the tears now.Surely God will show His compassion on this beautiful little girl and let her live a life more abundant.
Keeping you and Kate in my heart in GA.
Donna

Buttercup said...

My prayers are with Kate and family.

Kristi said...

That hurts my heart - I have a 4 yo daughter named Kate. I will pray for them!

I am Lee-Ann... said...

That beautiful sweetie is in my thoughts.

ada said...

Lord, we pray in your precious son's name....please perform a miracle, a miracle of health & renewal of this precious girls body. Lord, we KNOW you can do all things, all things that are according to your will. We are abundantly thankful to rest in that. We pray for this family to be cradled in your arms during this time. For every mom and dad that is out there that heart breaks for this little creation of yours, we lift her up to you...in the mighty name of Jesus~ Amen

Danielle Banks said...

Definitely in my thoughts and prayers!

KK said...

Thanks for sharing this prayer request with your readers. I will certainly be in prayer for Kate and her family.
Blessings,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

sara h. said...

In high school i was good friends with Kate's mom, Holly.This whole thing makes no sense to me! There must be a plan right? My family is praying hard for her & her family. Thank you for getting the word out there, I know you have a TON of readers. Please Lord bring on the miracles!

Jacquie said...

That is so, so sad. I will definitely be praying for little Kate.

I'll be at work next week and would LOVE to get to see you and Miss Priss!! I got to play with Jeff and Gwen's little boy, Luke, Sunday morning before church started. Oh my, he stole my heart! He just grinned and jumped like a little jumping bean the whole time.

Kelly said...

Sure will pray for Kate.

sara h. said...

Kelly, thought you would want to watch. Aaron & Holly posted a video of themselves asking for prayer, and telling their story. So hard to imagine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ese3zYZ-NA4&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fgirlsandtheirdogs%2Eblogspot%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded

Mrs. Goodson...Woo Hoo!! said...

Kate & her family are in my thoughts & prayers.

Fran said...

As a momma....i just can't imagine. Thanking God for our healthy kids and praying for this sweet girl and her family now.

Hugs~

Whimsical Creations said...

Oh no! She is in my thoughts and prayers!!

Sarah said...

Read about this on your blog and then tonight saw a couple of my friends' facebook statuses....they went to high school with Kate's mom... Here is the link for the YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ese3zYZ-NA4

Miss-happypants said...

I'm so sorry to hear about sweet little Kate's condition. I will say a prayer for her tonight.