The Abraham Family’s Journey to Russia to Bring Home Their Daughter

July 29, 2008

Urgent Prayer Request

The sweet lady from our church that is supposed to be staying at our house with the boys while Martin and I travel to Russia is in urgent need of your prayers right now!

Her sister, along with her sister's two teenage grandkids, one of whom is named Daniel are here visiting from Florida. Sunday afternoon, Daniel (age 12) was riding a bicycle down a long hill and lost control. He went off the gravel road and hit a stump and a telephone pole head first. He was life-flighted to Vanderbilt University and has undergone emergency brain surgery. His mother drove all night from South Florida to get to Nashville to be with him. Ms. June stayed with her family at the hospital all night.

Already Daniel has begun to recover in a way that medical professionals did not expect. He awoke this morning and communicated with his doctors and nurses by writing on a chalkboard. This was entirely unexpected and prompted nurses to comment on the power of prayer and speak of a miracle. Just a few hours earlier half of his skull had been removed to allow for major surgery and doctors advised the family that they didn't know if he'd survive. He still has a long road ahead of him, as he recuperates from the brain injury, a fractured arm, a fractured neck and surgery to rebuild his right ear. Still the family is extremely grateful to God for so clearly caring for their loved one. Please be in prayer for this family and for Daniel.

Through it all Ms. June as assured us that she will be at our house bright and early in the morning. God Bless Her!

Next post should be from the heart of Russia!


Jen said...

Oh my goodness Kim. I really hope he will be okay. How awful.

Thoughts and Prayers.

Amy said...

Oh Kim, prayers being sent to the family and to you. Earlier this month my nephew fell off his bike while on vacation. He too was medivac to another hospital and had part of his skull removed. 3 weeks later he is doing wonderful... a little more cautious (a good thing since he was a dare devil) and expected to make a full recovery.
Our thoughts are with you and the family.

Nichole said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with this family.