Saturday, February 2, 2013

Please Pray For My Brother

I got a call from my
sister-in-law that my 
brother, Charlie, is in the hospital.
On Monday he was not feeling well.
On Tuesday, he went to the ER.
On Wednesday they did a biopsy
on his  lesions in his liver and 
found a mass in his bladder.

They have transferred him to
another hospital in another
town.  The same hospital
he was born in.

I am heading out to 
Pennsylvania to be with him
and his family.
Please, please, please
pray for him.
He is the only sibling I have
ever had and he is an 
important part of my life.
Even though we live half-way
across the country from
each other we are connected
by the heart.

I will be taking a blogging break
but I will post an update
when I have more news.

I know there is power in prayer
and I know that you are
good prayers-if you are 
part of a church or group
prayer chain please add him
to the list...and pray for his 
wife, too.
I thank you.
Much love,
Diana

122 comments:

  1. Great photo of your brother and you know you've got my prayers. Be safe and hug Charlie from all of us here. Safe journey.

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  2. Praying for your brother. Safe travels.

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  3. We've got your back Diana - please travel safely - your brother looks like you!
    XOX

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  4. Sending prayers for your brother and you and your family. Safe travels!

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  5. Prayers are for your brother, your family and safe travels to and from PA.
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  6. Praying for you both Diana! Keep strong!

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  7. So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  8. Diana- i hope Charlie will be okay. We will be praying for him to heal and the family to be strong during this time of uncertainity. Hugs to you!!

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  9. Diana, I'll be praying for Charlie,his family and you too. The whole family will need our prayers. Be safe.xoxo,Susie

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  10. Praying for you and Charlie. Have a safe trip and bring us back good news.

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  11. Praying for Charlie, sweet Friend.
    I'll be watching for updates.

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  12. Oh my...my thoughts and prayers are with you! What horrible news, but I know your wonderful positive spirit will see you through! HUGS!

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  13. Praying for you and your brother...

    Where in Pa.????

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. praying for your brother Charlie ,you and family,

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  15. Oh Diana I will be praying for your brother and your family. XO

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  16. My heart and prayers are with you. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Prayers and love for all of you dear Diana... Jule Marie

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  18. Prayers for your brother and for healing. Safe travels. xo

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  19. Praying Diana, Praying hard. May God's hand be in your travels, your brother's care. Expecting good news. xo

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  20. Oh you poor thing. And your brother. How scary for you all. I will add him and your family to my prayer warrior list. Blessings to you all!

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  21. Prayers flowing from West MI.

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  22. Diana, You will be in my heart and prayers that you have a safe trip to be with your brother. You have just been added to my prayer list and I will say an extra prayer at mass today. Lots of Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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  23. Oh my gosh, Diana ~ of course, praying for your brother, his wife and you, too!

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  24. Best wishes to you and your brother, Diana.

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  25. Enjoy your time with your brother. Praying that God will give the doctors wisdom. Please do keep us posted.

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  26. Sending prayers for your brother and your family... Hugs too.. Cindy

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  27. I'm sending prayers for your family Diana!

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  28. Oh, Diana! I'm so sorry to hear this about your brother. You certainly have my prayers.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  29. I have just said a prayer and will continue to pray for Charlie and all of you!!

    HUGS!!!

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  30. Oh Diana I will keep you and your family in my prayers!! Have a safe trip and please keep us posted! Thinking of you my friend!

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  31. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Stay safe.

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  32. Take a break and take care of your family. I will pray for him. Lori

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  33. Prayers are being sent your way right now dear friend...I understand how you feel I have just my brother and it is a connection of the heart.
    Ann

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  34. Dear Friend, I am sadden by this news of your brother. I am sending prayers for your brother and his wife. Also for you to be strong. Hug, Anna

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  35. Praying and BEIEVING in the power of Pray!!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  36. I will be keeping you all in prayer, Diana.

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  37. Oh Diana, I'm so sorry to hear he isn't well. I'm so glad you're able to go be with him and his family.
    Don't you worry a second about the blog. It will be here when you get back. Put all your energy into loving your brother.
    I'll be thinking of you and hoping for good news.

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  38. Your wonderful friends and support system are all behind you, Charlie and Sherry. It's so nice to see from these comments how much you are loved by them.
    I'll be praying for all of you and for a safe trip.

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  39. Dear Diana, this is so very sad that it brought tears to my eyes. I will pray for your brother. Please take care and hang in there. Yes, there is power in prayers and sometimes it's the only thing we can do, the only hope we have.

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  40. I'm so sorry to hear this, Diana. Sending prayers for all of you...xo

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  41. Lots of Prayers for Charlie & Family.... we will hold down the fort in your absence, safe travels & Hugs....
    xox
    Cheryl

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  42. Oh no Diana, prayers for you and your brother Charlie and your family!

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  43. Oh Diana, please know that I am praying for your brother.
    Praying for you and all your family.
    Love,
    Kay

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  44. I will keep your brother Charlie and your family in my prayers, stay strong keep us posted when you can.
    Lisa

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  45. Diana, know that you, your brother and entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  46. You are all in my prayers, have a safe trip.

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  47. I am so sorry. Sending prayers for your brother and for yourself. Be careful on your trip!

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  48. Prayers definitely for your brother - and you as well as you travel to be with him and the family. Love and hugs, Nellie

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  49. I am just so sorry to hear this news about your brother! I'm sure this is a scary time for you and your family. I know how it felt when my FIL battled the early stages of lung cancer and successfully beat it. But it was a very stressful time on everyone then. I wish your brother well and that doctors can successfully remove what is ailing him. I hope you and your family will get through this difficult time ok too.

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  50. Oh, Diana. I'm so sorry. It is so hard to see our loved ones affected by an illness. I will pray often that he gets to feeling better and that you and your whole family will be peaceful again..Take care, Judy

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  51. Of course we'll be praying for him, Diana. I'm printing out his picture and will put it on our refrigerator to remind us every time we pass. We'll pray for you so that you can stay well to help them out.
    Dewena

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  52. I will keep him in my prayers. Take care of yourself and let me know if there is anything else I can do! Sweet hugs!

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  53. Diana, Lifting him up right now.
    Hugs, love and prayers.
    Noreen

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  54. Oh, Diana...you know you have our prayers. You have always been a pillar of strength for me. I will keep Charlie, you and your whole family in my prayers.

    XO,
    Jane

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  55. So sorry Diana. I am so glad that you are going to see him. Safe travels my friend. I will be sending lots of prayers for your brother and you and your family. ((((((HUGS))))))

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  56. My thoughts and prayers will be with you..Hope all news will be good news.

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  57. I pray healing in the Name of Jesus. I pray strength, peace, wisdom.

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  58. Dear Diana, I am praying for his healing and strength for all. Be safe and God bless you.

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  59. Adding my prayers and will post to my on-line prayer group. Take good care!

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  60. My prayers are being added along with all the others. Post an update when you can.

    Debbie

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  61. Dear Diana, he is in my prayers.
    God bless.
    Your blogging sister, Connie

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  62. Lots of prayer going up for him, and the whole family.

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  63. Hi Di,
    I will send prayers for your brother for a speedy recovery and Gods guiding hand on your entire family.
    xoxo

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  64. Your brother will be included in my daily prayers for a speedy recovery.
    God bless.
    Mary

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  65. I'm so sorry Diana! I'm praying for him, his wife and for you.

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  66. Diana, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I am adding him to my prayers and I will be praying for you, too.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  67. it is the least I can do my friend. Be safe and be well as you travel. Sending up lots of prayers for him and his family.

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  68. Having a brother who is so dear to my heart, I understand the deep felt emotions right now for you. Praying for you and your family and your brother now asking God to supply whatever is needed. Xoxo Connie

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  69. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to read this!

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  70. I am so sorry to hear about your brother.We will keep him in our prayers!
    xx
    Anne

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  71. Thinking of you Diana, and praying!
    Lord, please go with Diana as she travels to be with her brother. And please hold her brother in your arms and heal him. Give all the family strength for the days ahead and help them to continuously hold onto You. In Jesus precious name - Amen.

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  72. Will be praying and asking for prayer for you all
    Janice

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  73. Praying for your brother and you sweet friend. That the doctors will have wisdom in diagnosis and treatment!
    XXOO,
    Cindy

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  74. Diana,
    I just said a prayer for Charlie and for you and your family and will continue to pray for God's protection, healing, and calming presence.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  75. Diana,
    I just said a prayer for Charlie and for you and your family and will continue to pray for God's protection, healing, and calming presence.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  76. Diana....good thoughts and prayers coming your brother Charlies way ......I have two older brothers who have not spoken to me in over 10 years...so you have a safe trip and be by his side and give him all the love you can give beacuse that's what brothers and sisters should do...

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  77. You got it sweetie! I stopped right away and prayed for Charlie! I so understand, I talk to my brother everyday, I would hate for him to be sick...We are with you kiddo 24/7

    Carol

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  78. Oh Diana,
    I am so very sorry. I am praying as I type this and also for your safety and your peace of mind.
    Hold tight to our Father God. Charlie looks like a very sweet guy...I will also be praying for his wife.
    hugs. love, and prayers

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  79. I'm praying my heart out for you and your brother and I'll continue until you send us good news. Take care.

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  80. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Brother and family, Travel safe Diana xoxox

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  81. Count me in for support too. I'm wishing you nothing but good news.

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  82. Been praying, Diana. Please, keep us posted. xoxox

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  83. Praying for your brother ... praying for you all!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  84. I am praying for you both. I don't often leave comments but I want you to know that you have a lot of readers who are thinking about you right now. Take Care.

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  85. Praying for you brother, wife and you Diana! Keep safe and know that we are all praying.

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  86. Dear Diana, I am sending all my love and prayers to you, your brother and your sister-in-law. Take care of yourself.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  87. Diana, I'm praying for Charlie, you and your family! Have a safe trip! Just know you are loved by so many!

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  88. Dear Diana,
    I am so sorry to read this and I will be praying for your brother. So glad you will be there with the family. I know your love and support will mean a lot to them.
    Take good care of yourself while gone too. Stay well.

    Thank you also for the well wishes while I am sick. I am doing better with the flu, but it went into pleurisy in my lungs. It is just going to take time and rest.

    My prayers are for Charlie and your sister in law. Safe travels for you dear one and God Bless.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  89. More prayers coming for you and your family.

    Jan

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  90. Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers Diana...safe travels.
    xo

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  91. Sending up prayers for your bother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Hugs
    Becky

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  92. Many healing thoughts and prayers going out for Charlie! Yes, please keep us informed and have a safe trip! Hugs, Leena

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  93. I am praying. God hears us, I know~

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  94. It is Sunday and I just want you to know you are in my thoughts and I am praying for Charlie! ((HUGS & PRAYERS))

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  95. I'm praying for your brother and your family. Be safe traveling, and I hope that he recovers quickly.

    xo,
    RJ

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  96. Diana,
    Both he and you will be in my prayers. I pray that the mass will be benign and able to be removed. Hang in there sweetie! There definately is power in prayer.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  97. Sending up prayers for your brother, and you too Diana! Jane

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  98. Oh Diana, I am so sorry to hear that your brother is not well. Sending all of you positive thoughts and prayers.....

    Hugs,

    "her"

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  99. Blessings and prayers to you and your family. Safe travels ~ Sue

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  100. Oh Diana! Including your brother and family in my prayers daily. Hugs to you. xo, A

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  101. Diana, I will keep your brother in my thoughts and prayers.
    xoxo, Sherry

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  102. Prayers and lots of positive thoughts.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  103. Love to you Diana...we'll keep your dear brother in our prayers...xo

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  104. Will be praying my sweet friend....stay strong! xox

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  105. Dear sweet Diana,
    I took a blogging break for the weekend and am so glad I scrolled down to see this. My prayer candles are lit and I am praying for you and your family and your precious brother. Please let us know when you know something.
    Love to you.

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  106. I hope your brother is better soon, so many new procedures to help now, take care of yourself and I will pray for him as well....

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  107. Travel safe and know that you and your brother are both in our prayers. Prayer is powerful!!

    Judy

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  108. Diana, my heart goes out to you and your family! I'll definitely be praying for you all.
    Susan

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  109. Will be praying Diana!
    So sorry to hear this, so many folks will be waiting to hear.
    Hugs friend,
    Cindy

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  110. Lots and lots of prayers and positive thoughts coming your way, Diana! ((hugs))

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  111. Oh no. How scary for all of you! Prayers being said and warm wishes sent your way. Hope everything is better by now.

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  112. Diana, not to worry the Lord will care for him, I am praying and adding him to our chain.

    Many worriers in prayer.

    xoxo
    Dore

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  113. A very tough time for you and your family..Hope he will be comfortable and not linger too long...Better for him...Safe travel...

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  114. I am so sorry you are going through this. I am the head of our prayer chain at church, so I added Charlie to our prayer list. God be with him and your family.

    {{hugs}}
    Deborah

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