Sunday, September 28, 2008

Prayers For Baby Gracie


I had called to talk to Melody last night and she told me I needed to hurry and start posting to my blog again because she had a prayer request. Her request is for a friend's 2 month old grand daughter, Gracie. Following a seizure Gracie was diagnosed with Lissencephaly, also known as 'Smooth Brain Syndrome'.

This is a somewhat rare disorder. Normally, while the brain is developing during pregnancy, neurons develop in the center of the brain and migrate to the outer layers of the brain, forming the hills and valleys of the brain . In Lissencephaly children, something goes wrong during this migration and the neurons are left scattered throughout the brain, leaving incomplete connections.

The doctors have told the family that Baby Gracie will probably not live longer than two years. I can't even begin to imagine how heartbreaking it would be to wake up every morning and wonder if this is the day that my baby will die.

We are praying for a miracle here. With your help it could very well happen. We are hoping for a world wide effort in prayers for this precious little one. Please right click on the Baby Gracie graphic above and display it on your blog and send it out in e-mails with the request that it be forwarded on. Feel free to copy this posting and use it in your e-mails and on your blogs. By one hand taking another hand, and another, and another we can form a prayer chain that reaches around the world and all take part in praying for a miracle to touch Baby Gracie.

I have created an e-mail account in case you would like to send a message of hope to Baby Gracie's family : Pray4babygracie@gmail.com

May you be showered with more blessings than you know what to do with.

19 comments:

Mike Golch said...

Oh no. I hate when you hear of a baby that does not have a chance at a long life. The prayers are on my prayerlist.
Hugs and God's love and Blessings to you and your family drom mine.

Lanny said...

What a blow. I will certainly be praying for a miracle, for the mommy and daddy and their lives as they walk through this torturous time, and for all those who minister to them daily.

farmlady said...

Dear Jo,
I have posted a request for Gracie on my blog. I couldn't cut and paste the picture on your post to mine. (I'm so dumb about these things.)

Your are an amazing person. Thank you for being YOU. Connie

Lib said...

Hi Jo,
I'm afreeing in prayer with you for Gracie. SO sad but I believe in MIRACLES!
Blessins',Lib

The Holleys said...

Dear Jo,

This is sad news but our good Lord is in control and is going to take care of Baby Gracie. I'll be praying. Such a precious baby!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Prayers for the complete healing of baby Grace...

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I will certainly post the button and link back to this post, Jo.

Bless 'em all. God is the Great Physician and He is the one in control.

I like your new Fall look. :o)

Love, hugs and prayers,

Diane

Prixie said...

you're a very good friend Jo. your strength will help them

Picket said...

Morning sweetie...My heart breaks to hear about baby Gracie...I will call her name to God dear friend..I pray that God do a recreative miracle in that baby's brain...that he touch every cell and fiber of her being and make her whole...minute by minute ...hour by hour...let that precious child improve and may it even amaze the doctors as the hand of God touches that sweet baby. Bless you dear friend...have a great day!

Mary said...

Jo,

I will certainly add the graphic to my blog and ask for prayers for Baby Grace.

Blessings,
Mary

PEA said...

As you said, I can't even imagine being told that my child will only live a couple of years...my heart and prayers go out to Gracie and her family. The power of prayer does work!! xoxo

yertle said...

I will be praying too.

Juli said...

(((((((((((Gracie's family)))))))

much healing, strength and love

Betty said...

That is so sad. Prayers going up for baby Gracie.

Jeff K said...

This is something so far from anything my head could handle. I wish for the doctors to be wrong and prayers to be answered. Miracles do happen and the experts are not always right!

Reva said...

What a horrible time this will be for her parents. It is good that you share with other's when someone has a need. people do care and want to help in what ever way they can.
I lost a baby and I know that just having people near to share the burden of sorrow is a must. Right now they are already mourning the life she will most likely never have a chance to experience.
Send my empathy and understanding please.

Mountain Mama said...

Our God is a God of mercy and miracles. I pray that he will command the neurons into place and each test done will show this happening, resulting in a perfect and normal brain for baby Gracie.
I pray for strength and faith for her loved ones too.

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What a blow.This is something so far from anything my head could handle.