Example: [Collected via e-mail, May 2008]
Please add this to your church's prayer chain.
On Sunday, April 27th, Ella Newmiller and her family attended church at Edenton Street United Methodist, in Raleigh, as they do each week. Ella is in my son Scott's,
Friday, May 2nd, was Ella's 5th birthday. Friends at Edenton Street pulled together an amazing celebration for 'Princess Ella'. She arrived in a horse drawn carriage and was greeted by over
Ella's mother, Renae, commented, 'We don't need meals or errands. The only thing we really need is PRAYER.' Renae asked me to tell friends, 'even if they don't know Ella', to please pray. She asked that those friends ask
I am attaching a photo of Ella from Friday's
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Origins: As the prayer request reproduced above describes, in April 2008 the family of Ella Newmiller learned just before the little girl's fifth birthday that she has an inoperable brain stem tumor. As Bonnie Rochman of the Raleigh, North Carolina,
An MRI revealed a much scarier truth.
Word went out via e-mail, and people around the world, in India, in France, in Germany and China, responded that they are praying for her. A rainbow of
Ella's parents are struggling with what to tell their daughter about what's happening to her body.
She knows she has something in her brain that needs to come out. She knows her parents are researching every possible way to get it out. What she doesn't know is there aren't a lot of options.
Doctors at UNC-Chapel Hill offer two choices: Radiation or nothing at all. Both alternatives yield the same end result.
Last updated: 9 February 2012