Saturday, May 20, 2006

Prayer Request

Please pray for Benny, a very dear friend of Kevin's. He is undergoing very intense treatment for stage 4 cancer at the best hospital for cancer patients in the country. If you came to our wedding, then you probably saw Benny and his wife there. We are all very torn up about his diagnosis, spots in several organs including his brain and liver. This is not his first battle with cancer.

Benny is a very active person who takes excellent care of his body, striving to stay in great physical condition. Remember the commercial from the 80s where the little boy was in the walker speeding all of the house on the clean floor? That's Benny! He talks fast, moves fast, truly enjoys life. He lights up a room when he enters it. When he found out Kevin was getting married, he called me right off the bat. He said, "I wanna talk to this woman who has finally turned Kevin's head! You're the luckiest woman in the world!" I agree, except Benny's wife is also very lucky. He truly loves her and dotes on her and his three beautiful, young daughters endlessly. I went to a business meeting at his office once. He took me on a tour of every photo of every daughter he has...and there were many!

Benny is a very strong Christian man. He has a strong faith in God. If anything can pull him through this tough road he now has to travel, prayer can. Please pray for him and his family. Benny has especially requested for everyone to have their children pray for him. He said that "God answers the prayer of children first." If you've ever fought cancer with a loved one, you know how draining and difficult it can be.

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