The mass is not malignant...Jeff had that part wrong, but nonetheless it is very dangerous.
The good news is that the radiation has worked and the mass stopped growing. (The fear was it getting up to her brain stem).
The bad news is that the mass and the radiation and surgeries caused her to develop three kinds of scoliosis, all of which has reconfigured her spine so badly that she will be wheelchair bound; and there's nothing they can do.
My prayer for her now is that the Lord will help her to develop a strong faith and character to overcome this and live her life fully in-spite of the challenges she may face growing up with this.
Jeff just called from work to tell me about a co-worker's daughter.
her name is Samantha and she has been dealing with a malignant tumor in her spine for a while now. She was doing okay, but now they are having some serious issues with the tumor causing severe scoliosis and she will end up in a wheelchair. If the surgeons remove the tumor she will be paralyzed.
Sam is only 14, and her parents had hoped that they could continue to treat with radiation to give her more time before the tumor interfered with her mobility...at least until she finished high school.
Jeff and I are asking you to join us in praying for a miracle for this young girl...God can do what the doctors can't...He can take the tumor away without causing any paralysis.
This family really needs a Christmas miracle this year!
~Dear Heavenly Father, We lift Sam up to you right now...We ask for you to touch her body and heal her as only you can do. We ask that you would perform this miracle and it would become a testimony of your love and healing power for Sam and her family.
In Jesus we ask. ~Amen~