Today I humbly approach you all with a prayer request. I don't personally know this little boy or his family, but learned about him and them through another friend.
His name is Andrew Krolczyk. On 8/23 Andrew was diagnosed with a tumor on his kidney. All the catscans lean towards a Wilms' Tumor which is the better of the cancerous tumors (if there is such a thing).
Approximately 500 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. annually. That's it. The majority (75%) occur in otherwise normal children; a minority (25%) is associated with other developmental abnormalities. It is highly responsive to treatment, with about 90% of patients surviving at least five years.
The actual type and severity of the tumor will not be confirmed until the biopsy which can take 1 to 2 days after surgery to complete. Surgery was performed yesterday and the latest update is that the Surgeon told the family that the tumor was more involved than he anticipated and not safe to attempt to take out. He felt is was not consistent with a Wilms' Tumor. He took a biopsy of the tumor and closed Andrew up. They should have results by Friday. Andrew is in the ICU now and they plan on taking his breathing tube out later today so his family will be able to hold him.
I would be extremely grateful if the Look Up Fellowship community could take a few minutes to pray for him to be healed (as well as for God to provide him and his family with the strength and courage.
Lord, we come to you today to ask for your healing hands to lay upon Andrew Korlczyk and his family. These are frightening and painful times for them and we ask that you keep them close and comfort them. Help to ease their pain, suffering, and distress. Help them to know that you are near and that you are in complete control no matter what the outcome. We have faith that you can perform miracles and that you can heal him completely, but trust your judgment and your will for him and his family even if we might not be able to fully understand things. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Make A Donation
When Seeing Isn't Believing (Miracles Do Happen!) by Jeffrey K. Radt
What We're Praying/Talking About
Our faith in action, or our small contribution in trying to apply what we're taught in Hebrews 5-6 and James 2:17-26 for the benefit of our dear brothers and sisters within the Body of Christ...
Look Up Fellowship Media [LUFM]
Fair Use Statement
This is a personal blog, but I've been told that I need to include a formal statement of this nature. So, here goes. This website may contain copyrighted material, the use of which may not have been authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of cultural, economic, environmental, human rights, political, religious, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml”. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use," then you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.