Please pray for my mom…

This is my mom.
Her name is Kay.

Last week
on Tuesday morning, at 8 am EST, she was informed by her doctor that the test results came back and she had breast cancer.

Tomorrow morning
on Oct. 13th at 8 am EST, she is going to have an operation called a double mastectomy.

The word “mastectomy”
comes from three Greek words. The word “mastos” means “breast.” The other words are more awful. The Greek word “tomy” means “to cut” and the prefix “ec” means “out of.” The doctors hope by cutting off the organs with the cancer in them, it will prevent the cancer from spreading.

Ostensibly
hopefully, tomorrow, at 11 am EST, my mother will be cancer-free.


This is my mom
reading books to my kids. I am her only child, and these are her only grandchildren. They call her “Nana.”

So tonight, before you go to bed, or tomorrow morning early when you wake up, if you could pray for Kay. Or Nana.

Or as I call her, my Mom.

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5 Responses to Please pray for my mom…

  1. kathy hilliard says:

    Hi David! I have been and will be praying for your mom. This sad news was shared at the Parkwood retired teachers luncheon yesterday. David, do you know anything any of us can do for her and your dad????

    • dave says:

      Thanks Kathy. Parkwood retired teachers? Wow. That makes me feel old. There’s nothing Mom really needs, but in the coming days, if you wanted to send her a “Get Well Card” that’d lift her spirits. If you need her address, FB me and I’ll give it to you.

  2. Andy Ruetschle says:

    David – I am truly sorry to hear this news. You and your family are in my prayers!! Please keep us posted…Andy

  3. Shara Lynn Casby says:

    Dear Father God,

    You are our creator and our healer. I lift Dave’s mom and the entire family up to you, knowing that you are in control. Please guide the surgeon’s hands tomorrow, ensuring that not one single cancerous cell is left behind. Please pour upon them the peace that surpasses all understanding so they will know you are with them. In your precious Son’s name – Amen.

    Dave – my favorite verse, that’s gotten me through every trial, is Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God. Let your spirit be still Dave.

  4. Jan Wywrot says:

    Dave, your mom has been and will continue to be in my prayers. I was a member of the PI Prayer Quilt Ministry with her in Pawleys Island. I have a card I want to send her but don’t have her address in Ohio, I was looking for it when I found your post.. Please let her know I’ve been thinking about her and praying for her complete recovery. Jan Wywrot

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