Personal ... Prayers of Faith

Today I'm setting aside my crafty post to share with you a more personal matter that slows my heart and drives one to their knees.  

This is a photo of a beautiful family.  This is my husband's nephew, Eddie White, his wife, and his children. 


June 29/30 my husband's nephew Eddie, was admitted to the hospital with a severe headache.  When they thought he had meningitis they transferred him to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. They have been fighting one symptom after another not sure of the exact type of meningitis he has. 

Today, July 11, they confirmed a diagnoses.  Eddie has Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.  The doctors have said there is no treatment.  The website for the CDC says that there are only 5 - 10 cases reported yearly.  We have been told ... "Although they are continuing with the antibiotics, they told us that Eddie will basically have to recover on his own." 

Honestly, I don't want to get into the "what's" of the disease here.  You can click on the CDC site and see what Eddie is fighting.  Needless to say it is not good.  Eddie is in extreme serious condition. 

I don't reach out often on a personal level on my blog.  This is different.  I know there are many people of faith who read my blog.  I'm reaching out to you asking for pray for Eddie. 

Please remember his wife and two boys who are with him at the hospital (only the oldest son is at the hospital).   Eddie's mom, dad, brother and his wife are there.  Eddie's sister is working hard from home to care for her grandparents, the younger son and another niece, and is the spokesperson for the family.  Rosanne has a large responsibility and her heart is to be with her brother. 

The family has a site on Facebook which updates us to Eddie's progress.  I'm encouraged everyday by the scripture that is shared.  Here is one of my favorite and most comforting: 

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Psalm 18:1-2

Thank you my blog friends and family. 


To God Be the Glory





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  1. Oh gosh, Debby, My heart goes out to you and your family. I am praying for healing for Eddie!

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  2. A beautiful family. I will be praying.

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  3. I will certainly pray for the family. Thanks for asking. Hugs Jess

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  4. I am sorry to hear about your nephew. I will be keeping all of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. how devastaing for your family, Yes I will pray and allow our Lord to do his thing. sending many many {{{hugs}}} your way>

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  6. Prayers for Eddie and family.

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  7. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

    Praying for you and their family! Many hugs!

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  8. The power of prayer is amazing. Consider it done.

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  9. Sending up prayers for Eddie and his family.

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  10. No problem debby! your family and eddie's family are in my prayers! please keep us posted!

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  11. Debbie I will keep everyone in my prayers! Keep us updated.

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  12. Lord, You invite all who are burdened to come to You. Allow your healing hand to heal this young man and his family. Touch their souls with Your compassion for others. Touch their hearts with Your courage and infinite love for all. Touch their minds with Your wisdom, that their mouths may always proclaim Your praise. Teach us all to reach out to You in our need, and help each of us to lead others to You by example. Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring this young man health in body and spirit that he may serve You with all of his strength. Touch gently this life which You have created, now and forever. Amen.

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  13. I will add Eddie to my prayers. My heart goes out to your family!

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  14. My thoughts & prayers for you, Eddie & all the family are winging their way across the Atlantic. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  15. WOw that doesn't sound good. I wish him and his family the very best and hope is body is able to fight it off and he recovers quickly.

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's cousin. I will keep your family in my prayers for sure! Keep us posted on how things are going too! They are a beautiful family, and God is with them all :)

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  17. Wow Debby, how scary. I will be praying for him and his family. {{{hugs}}}

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