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February 29, 2008, 6:08 pm

Peyton Hadley, 10-Year-Old, Rare Genetic Disorder

A 10-year-old Salem, Ore. boy is suffering from a rare genetic disorder that is causing a deadly cholesterol overload in some of his internal organs. Peyton suffers from Niemann-Pick Type C, a disease that is believed to affect just 200 people. This condition interferes with ones ability to metabolize cholesterol, causing harmful amounts to accumulate in the spleen, liver and brain and causing neurological deterioration. The result of the disease, referred to as "childhood Alzheimer's", is an enlarged spleen and liver, poor muscle control, impaired eye movement, slurred speech and dementia. This is a fatal condition for which there are currently no cures or treatment options. The Hadleys are awaiting DNA test results for their 5 and 7 year old. Please pray that researchers may uncover some type of cure or treatment option for this disease. May God provide comfort and understanding for the Hadley family at this time.

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February 27, 2008, 2:33 pm

Simon Seyfarth, 17-Month-Old, Rare Bacterial Infection

Professor Uwe Friedrich of the Helios Clinical Center where Simon is being treated, said the He is being eaten alive. Simon is suffering from a rare form of meningitis called Waterhouse Friderichsen syndrome, which is most often fatal. This toddler has already endured 24 operations, had one food amputated and may lose his left arm due to this bacterial infection that is gnawing through his bones, veins, muscle tissue and skin. This bacteria has also destroyed his esophagus so he must be fed through a pipe in his chest. Simon is described as a fighter. Please pray that Gods hand halts this infection so Simon may have a chance at life.

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February 26, 2008, 6:02 pm

Sarah Dickman, 8-Years-Old, Kidney Transplant

Sarah had been on dialysis since September with her condition of nephronophthisis quickly deteriorating. Sarahs parents had added her name to a national waiting list for transplant recipients after learning that neither one of them was a match to donate a kidney. Desperate and willing to try anything, they posted a flyer in search of a kidney at Sarahs elementary school. They knew this was a shot in the dark, but it did catch the eye of stranger, 34 year-old Laura Bolan who happened to be a perfect match. On Thursday, the donor and recipient underwent successful surgeries. Both are doing well and Sarahs new kidney shows to be functioning perfectly. Please pray Sarahs continued recovery. May God bless Laura Bolan and others who make such sacrifices for their fellow man.

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February 25, 2008, 5:20 pm

Makeila Pressley, 9-Year-Old, Burn VIctim

At approximately midnight on Saturday evening, a fire broke out in a Largo, Florida home. Family members were frantically searching the home when Makeila emerged from a burning bed with her upper body wrapped in flames. Her mother grabbed her, pushed her down and smothered the flames. Makeila was flown to Shriners Hospital and is listed in critical condition. 54% of her body sustained burns which were mostly confined to the area above her waist. Please offer a special prayer to Makeila and her family today.

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February 22, 2008, 4:47 pm

Matt Moore, 43-Year-Old, Parasitic Meningoencephalitis

Murrieta Fire Capt. Matt Moore fell ill in November and had been in and out of hospitals, all the while growing sicker from a mysterious illness that doctors were at a loss to identify. Just last month, doctors were finally able to pinpoint the sickness as parasitic meningoencephalitis caused by a brain-eating amoeba found in the soil. Very little is known about this almost-always fatal illness. Only 150 cases of this disease have been reported worldwide since its discovery in the 1990s. Now he is on life-support in a critical-care unit in San Diego. Sherry, Matts wife, and his three children, Trent, Alyssa and Brandon know that the prognosis does not look good, but are praying for a miracle. Please join with them as they pray for Matts recovery.

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February 21, 2008, 7:23 pm

Robert Lee Vendrick,. 71-Year-old, Missing

Dana Point, CA Detectives are searching Dana Point Harbor for any clues in the mysterious disappearance of the Robert Vendrick. The 71-year-old business man from Phoenix, Arizona arrived in Southern California to cash in on what he thought was a lucrative business investment. Not much is known about this secretive business scheme that somehow involved a government contract and riches. Authorities were contacted when he fail to show up at the airport to meet his wife. Today we offer a special prayer for his wife, Carole, and his brother, Fred. May God comfort and console them as they search for answers.

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February 20, 2008, 6:46 pm

Lawrence Riley, 59-Years-Old, Corruption of a Minor

Cincinnati, OH Lawrence Riley, 59, is behind bars today on a $500,000 bond after he admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old girl who just recently gave birth to his child. Riley was arrested Tuesday and charged with corruption of a minor. Please pray that the new life brought into this world will be abundantly blessed.

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February 19, 2008, 6:50 pm

Kum Min Kim, 50-Year-Old, Critical Condition

Kun Min Kim was returning home from work at about 7:30 p.m. and had parked her vehicle in the carport. As she got out of her car, another woman, possibly in her 20s, accosted her, pepper-sprayed her in the face, grabbed what turned out to be her lunch bag and fled. Kim was distraught and shaken up, but managed to walk into her home. Family members immediately saw that she was not well and called paramedics. Kim was transported to the hospital where medics found that she also suffered from a stroke. Kim remains in critical condition in ICU. Please pray with Kums family for her recovery. May the perpetrator be found and brought to justice.

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February 18, 2008, 5:49 pm

Madison Kerr, 4-Year-Old, Abducted

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. Today marks the fourth day that a Georgia mother is without her little girl. Renee Kerr made a tearful public plea to her husband of five years, Jerry Jones after authorities said the 51-year-old took off with the couple's 4-year-old daughter Madison early Friday morning. Jones was a teacher at Gainesville Elementary School until last December when he resigned after being arrested and charged with inappropriately touching four female students in his third grade class. Jones has recently violated a bond condition and police were in the process of picking him up when he disappeared with his daughter. Please pray for the safe return of Madison.

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February 15, 2008, 5:49 pm

Eric Domingo, 21-Year-Old, Shooting Victim

A South Tahoe man continues to fight for his life in a Reno hospital after reportedly being shot in the face on Feb. 9. The single bullet from a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol hit the young man below the eye and ricocheted in his head before exiting through the back of his neck. It appears as if the brain stem has been damaged, and the possibility exists that his injuries may be debilitating. Eric has pulled out of a coma and has been taken off the respirator but recently suffered from two strokes in the last two days. The investigation is ongoing, but the shooting appears to be accidental. Please pray with the Domingo family during this very difficult time. May Eric continue to make forward progress.

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February 14, 2008, 6:48 pm

Eric Hall, Missing Marine, PTSD

Charlotte County, Fl Family, friends and Veteran volunteers continue their search for 24-year-old missing Marine Eric Hall. Hall went missing a week ago and it is speculated by some that he may not want to be rescued. Hall bravely served our country overseas and now suffers from a severe case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His family blames this relentless disorder for his disappearance. Please pray with the Hall family for the safe return of their son. May this serve as a reminder that many members of the military are continually exposed to horrific scenes and activities while defending our freedoms. God bless those who serve our country!

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February 13, 2008, 3:34 pm

Baby Boy Granados, Grave Condition

HOUSTON, TX Genny Granados, 29, went in to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital on Saturday complaining of stomach cramps. She entered the lobby restroom, delivered a baby boy weighing just less than 5 pounds, wrapped him in paper towels and placed him in the trash bin. A cleaning crew later found the baby and officials were able to revive him. Baby Boy Granados was taken to Childrens Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he is clinging to life in the neonatal ICU. Please pray for the baby boys complete recovery and for all mothers who find themselves in such desperate situations.

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February 12, 2008, 6:18 pm

Michael Mc Elderry, Sentenced to Prison

Murfreesboro, Tenn. - Michael McElderry was convicted in September 2007 of criminal exposure to the HIV virus and aggravated statutory rape. Today, McElderry has been sentenced to serve only three years of an 18-year prison term. In July of 2006, McElderry raped the young boy while knowingly being infected by the HIV virus. Please pray that victims emotional stability is restored and that the potentially horrific health indication is eradicated from his life.

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February 11, 2008, 6:16 pm

David Beauchemin, Critically Injured,

Trumbull, Connecticut Gusty winds on Sunday evening are being blamed for the cause of an accident that has left David Beauchemim in extremely critical condition. Beauchemin was traveling on the Merritt Parkway at approximately 11:00pm when a tree fell towards the highway and on top of his car. He is being treated at St. Vincents Hospital in Bridgeport. Please join Davids friends and family as they pray for a complete healing from this unusual weather related accident.

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February 8, 2008, 7:32 pm

Dixie Crystals Refinery, Devastating Explosion

Savannah, Ga. Authorities have confirmed that six souls have lost their lives in a sugar refinery explosion that happened late Thursday evening. Fire officials continue to clear debris and predict the blaze could be extinguished by this afternoon. Approximately 100 people were working at the time of the massive explosion. Witnesses to the blast compared it to the likeness of hell as a dozen or so men exited the inferno with burns so badly that their skin was just dripping off them. Thirty people in all have been taken to area hospitals, many of which are in critical condition. Please join us as we pray for the lives lost and touched by this great tragedy. May God help heal the physical and emotional wounds that this event has left behind.

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February 7, 2008, 6:41 pm

Adrian Jaimes, 6-Year-Old, Abducted

Three Hispanic males in hooded sweatshirts abducted a 6-year-old boy outside of his Austin, Texas, home this morning. Adrian Jaimes was last seen at 7:45 a.m. when the men approached him and his father getting into their car. The teenagers took off with the boy in a gray Volkswagen Jetta. Jaimes was born on March 1, 2002. He is 4-feet tall, weighing 50 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a green jacket, black T-shirt and blue pants. An Amber Alert has been issued. Please join Adrian's family and friends as we pray for his safe return.

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February 6, 2008, 5:47 pm

Victims of Rare Winter Storms, United States

Daybreak revealed a battered landscape across Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Kentucky as crews searching communities fought through downed power lines, crumpled homes and snapped trees to find victims. The severe weather brought at least 68 tornadoes, 111 reports of hail and 211 reports of high wind. A tornado watch has been issued for large portions of the United States today. At least 48 people have been confirmed dead. These storms have brought the loss of life, property and hope for so many. May we join together today and offer our prayers and resources to the people who are suffering as a result of this devastation.


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