Hello everyone. This is my first post here. I love how this is started with "What's on your mind?" - makes me smile...cause I have much on my mind.Anyway, I'd like to ask if you guys would join me in faith and prayer for my 6 year old daughter, Janet. She is fighting a rare and aggressive cancer - literally thought to be one of a kind in the entire world. She went through radiation and then high dose chemo therapy, and completed treatment in January, 2014. In February, 2014, it was confirmed that the treatment had worked - she was cancer free. In May, there were follow up scans that noted a small spot on her spine, just thought to be an enlarged blood vessel.This all changed when August, 2014 scans revealed that Janet's cancer was back, this time having metastasized to multiple locations down her spine. She went through cranio spinal radiation, and is now on cycle 5 of a new (relapse) chemo therapy protocol. During her most recent scans, we got a mixture of good and not so great news. The good news was that one tumor on her spine shrank a little bit, and the others were stable - neither having grown or shrank. The not so positive news is that there was this "enhancing nodule" in her brain again. It could possibly be effects from the radiation or is suspected to be metastasis - or the cancer having spread back to her brain.I'm sorry this is turning out to be so long. I really appreciate your taking the time to read, and especially if you will pray. Our prayer ultimately is that she be healed completely, and once again be cancer free. (The medical community doesn't seem to think this is a realistic hope, but I say it is. Our God is bigger than any cancer, and bigger than any tumor!) In the interim, if chemo is going to be a method to help get her there, then that she is protected from any negative effects of chemo - past, present or future. We are also praying that she is able to maintain her energy and appetite, and that her tummy keeps feeling alright. She is in chemo every day this week.All in all, we're praying for God's will for her life, and for our peace and strength as this journey continues. Many thanks, friends.

Posted in: Faith on May 5, 2015

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  • March 7, 2016

    Hi everyone. I need to update this community. In so doing, I need to ask you to pray for me. My heart is feeling shattered right now, so broken. My little girl, Janet, fought courageously against brain cancer for three years. She passed away three weeks ago. At 7 y/o, she lived more life than many will live in a lifetime.
    She knew she was dying, and she wasn't scared. She went from being given 4-6 months to live to 4-6 minutes in a span of 11 days. But, through God's grace, she was free of most pain, and in so much peace during her final days. She was ready to meet Jesus.
    All these things bring comfort and peace to this mama's heart. Though, I miss her like crazy. Friends, my heart hurts. I would really appreciate prayer.

  • October 20, 2015

    Good evening everyone. I just wanted you take a moment and share our recent updates. I realize it's been a little while.
    To make a very long story short, my daughter Janet has stopped treatments. The reason, quite simply, it's because there are no more effective medical treatments.
    We haven't given up. We never will. This said, though, without a miracle direct from God, she isn't expected to have long term survival. She is turning 7 next month, and we've been told it may be her last birthday this side of Heaven.
    Friends, this girl is a beautiful gift from God. I'm incredibly grateful to have the honor of being her mom. We're praying for her miracle, hoping His will includes that being this side of Heaven.
    Hey faith is strong, even and especially at 6. She knows she may die, but also knows God is capable of miraculous healing. She's seen too many friends die, she it makes her sad. However, she knows Heaven is real, and knows that she'll be reunited with her friends when the time comes.
    Friends, no matter where this journey takes us, please pray that God protects our hearts. That He is holding us and we keep our eyes on Him.

  • July 26, 2015

    Praying for your sweet little girl. Whether it's pneumonia or some other complication she is facing, we believe whole-heartedly that God is in complete control and is holding her tight through all of this, as well as you and your family. As I pray for your daughter, I am also praying for you, that you can find rest and comfort in His arms, that in every high and low you hold unwaveringly to the truth of His love and grace. Sending hugs and love your way! - Chelsea, AGLM

  • July 24, 2015

    Thank you so much, everyone, for praying...and for continuing to do so. I just realized I never did come back and give an update.

    As it would turn out, Janet's past cycle of chemo (with all the insurance drama thrown in the middle) has been completed. Her cycle of chemo was actually postponed twice due to her body just not being ready. That said, the insurance company denied it, then denied the appeal, but then that (due, I'm sure to the power of prayer) was overturned and then approved. (It had to go through the Department of Defense and get recognized and approved that way.)

    There were hoops to jump through, but thank God, the insurance company is now cooperating - at least for the next two months.

    If I could, I'd like to ask you to pray for Janet right now, or as you think of it. Currently, she is battling something. They believe or pray it is pneumonia. (Her chest xrays were undetermined.) Today was day ten of a ten day course of antibiotics. She's just not getting better as they believe she should. That said, she did also just have chemo. The reason I said they hope/pray that it's pneumonia is because if it isn't, it could possibly be tumors or other not so fun possibilities. (What kinda crazy world do we live in when you actually pray your kid has pneumonia!?)

    Anyway, thank you all for praying, and for continuing to stand with us in faith and prayer. We're sincerely grateful, and will update as there are things to share.

  • July 2, 2015

    I am thankful that I was scrolling through these request to night.

    Lord,

    I pray that you would be with Janet, Laura, and her family. I ask that as they wait to hear from the insurance company that you would give them peace. That they would rest in the knowledge that you are in control. I pray that you would move within all of this and that the appeal would go through and the treatment would be able to start Monday. I pray with faith that as the treatment does start that it would bring the best results. God you are good even in the mess. Strengthen Laura and give her the faith to continue. Help her sleep well tonight.

    In Jesus powerful name,
    AMEN

  • July 2, 2015

    Hey again guys. I am not sure how often this refreshes, or if anyone will see this - but I have a semi-urgent prayer request if anyone reads this.

    Janet's insurance just (today) has denied the authorization for future treatment. Basically, they are saying they won't cover her treatment, which was due to start on Monday. We had to file an urgent expedited appeal and will hear within 72 hours.

    I know,without the shadow of a doubt, that God's got this, and He IS in control. However, praying for peace and strength as we navigate this.

    As we have updates, I'll keep everyone posted. Please and thank you for praying. I don't truly know you guys, but I love you! HUGS all the way around. Thanks for being here.

  • June 21, 2015

    Oh, this breaks my heart. But you are right, God is so much bigger than this.

    Jesus, you are truth, and you say that by your stripes we are healed. You died so that we might be made new, that your perfect (whole, complete, healthy) kingdom might come on earth as it is in heaven. We ask for your kingdom and resurrection power to intervene into Janet's little body now in Jesus name! That everything would come into alignment and wholeness. We come against all pain, all infirmity, all infection and disease in Jesus' mighty name, and cover her from head to toe in his precious blood. She is yours God, and she has your DNA now. Thank you for complete healing. Thank you for a wondrous testimony of your faithfulness. Thank you for peace above all understanding.
    Above all, we pray that not our will, but yours be done. And that nothing would get in the way of that. You are Jehova Rapha- the God who heals, and we choose to praise you in the valley.
    In Jesus' name,
    Amen

  • June 19, 2015

    Thank you so much for continued prayers. Thank you for writing this prayer out, and for sharing. Grateful.

  • June 19, 2015

    Hi Laura, Praying praying praying over Janet and you tonight.

    Father, I want to ask for healing for Janet through her fight against these tumors. I pray you will give the doctors wisdom and guidance as they provide treatment for Janet. I pray for Janet's mom and family and that you will cover them in your comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding. I pray for Janet that you will comfort her, help her to know you are holding her hand through this and she has nothing to fear because you are with her.
    In Jesus name, Amen

    - Allison at A Girl Like Me

  • June 18, 2015

    Janet's most recent scans (last week) were not what we'd hoped for. The tumors in her spine are stable, but there are several new tumors growing in her brain.

    She will remain on the chemo protocol she's currently on, as it is keeping the ones in her spine at bay. When something in her brain grows large enough, they'll hope to remove, biopsy and then do genome sequencing. There, they hope to find a gene mutation that could possibly lead to a different treatment avenue. That is all the medical community can give as hope for cure (survival).

    For those of you who are praying, please PLEASE continue. A miracle from Him is pretty much her only true hope for survival at this point.

  • June 1, 2015

    Praying for you and Janet tonight. For peace and healing.
    Isaiah 40:30-31

  • May 15, 2015

    Oh my. As a fellow mother, my heart aches for you. I cannot fathom what it must feel like to watch your little one go through so much at such a young age. Thankfully we do serve a God who is greater and works outside the realms of medicine and our own understanding. We will certainly make sure to join you in praying for sweet Janet. Please make sure to keep us posted on her progress! -Heather AGLM