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Dear Brad,

I will add you to my unworthy prayer (list) each and every day--and especially remembering you at Compline service this coming Tuesday...

I will ask St. Nektarios and the Panaghia to help you and for your health to be restored.

May God be with you--Kyrie Eleison! Kyrie Eleison! Kyrie Eleison!

In Christ,
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I offer my humble prayers Intrigued Latin for you and yours, and, by the way, this custom is also known to those who are Greek Catholic (Byzantine Catholic) one takes on the traits of their Godmother and Godfather and I can say in all truth there really is something to it as I do have traits of both of them (not both deceased however).

God bless you and keep you!

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Prayers for the health of our dear friend and brother, Brad, that these mysterious health issues be resolved by his doctors through the intercession of the Holy Unmercenary Physicians, Cosmas and Damian, and that God grant him many years in health and happiness with his beloved and loving family.

I'm always glad to see a post by you, old friend. I just hate it that these annual missives always bring news of a health crisis. I am thankful though that the rest of the family is well.


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
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Dear friends,
I hope you and your families are well..

Please keepmy 9 year old daughter in your prayers. on Monday Ava was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. We rushed her to Sick Kids hospital and caught the signs and symptoms early enough that we were in and out within 24 hrs.
Ava'simmune system was attacking her pancreas by mistake. Which eventually stopped her pancreas from making Insulin.. which caused her blood sugar to increase.

Needless to say, Jackie and I were floored on Monday night when the doctors confirmed it.
Ava has been so so brave and so good with it all. She is so responsible and such an amazing little 9 year old girl.
We are managing her Insulin delivery with Injections in the morning and at night.. with a pen style needle...much smaller than a standard syringe.
She is okay.... and we will get through this. Jackie's sister was diagnosed at 12 with the same disease...

The good thing is that Ava has always eaten very healthy and has avoided high sugar foods so she will not have to change much of her diet.
She seems to have accepted this and understands that it was nothing that she did or didn’t do, nothing that she ate or did not eat…

I've never been so proud of Ava as I am now...

Love and prayers for all.

Brad

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Oh Brad - why does my stomach always drop when I see that name of 'Intrigued Latin' showing in the Prayer Forum.

So much seems to be asked of you and your family .

May Ava continue to cope well with her diabetes and learn how to live a 'normal ' life.

Prayers for you all .

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Brad, my brother and friend,

As the Dad of a 9 year old girl with her own health issue (asthma in her case), I can well appreciate the concern with which you heard this news from the doctors. And, like you, I've learned to be amazed at how feisty and resilient 9 year old girls can be.

My prayers that Ava continue to be able to manage her diabetes, that God grant her many years in health and happiness, and that, soon, a cure for juvenile diabetes be achieved. Prayers for you, Jackie, and the rest of your family as well.

Many years,

Neil


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My dear friends,
thank you for your prayers and best wishes... this weekend was a breakthrough... after only 4 days.. Ava has decided that she will start checking her blood glucose by herself.
She has accepted her “cross”. I explained to her that God would not have allowed her to have diabetes if He did not believe that she could handle it.
She just smiled , as an affirmation that she knows that God still loves her more than ever....

love and prayers to all.
Brad

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Brad,

Prayers continue for your brave little girl and for her Mom, Dad, and family as she deals with this. I admire her courage and acceptance and my 9 year old says to tell her that she'll pray especially that the finger pricks don't hurt too much.


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