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by pennifold ( edited 21 Jun 2015 ) 21 Jun 2015

CUTIES I'M PLEADING FOR OUR PRAYER WARRIORS TO PRAY THEIR HEARTS OUT.


Amy's best friend Natalie - who we've known since she was 6 years old (turned 33 on 13th May) has had a massive Brain Aneurysm this morning. She has had brain surgery this afternoon for 5 hours and is in Intensive care down in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney. We are praying like mad that there is no damage eg. stroke, paralysis etc.

As you can imagine Amy is beside herself as are Natalie's mother, brothers and sisters in law. Unfortunately her Father (mum and dad are divorced) is overseas and won't be aware of it as yet. In my
previous post we were up with them at Nelson Bay today to have lunch and collect the girls and come back home to collect Maisie. They were up there on a whale watching/dolphin cruise. Steve got a call about it, but didn't want Amy to worry till they got to shore - so you can imagine our afternoon. We then went back to their resort and they packed up and came home - we collected Maisie and she is asleep at my feet as I write this. Ophelie is down in our bed with Trevor and Delphi is in the portacot. I will sleep in the spare bed with Maisie as I don't want her to wimper.

I appreciate all your prayers and know they will be heard. God bless you all, love Chris

This is Natalaie with the bright blue eyes and our Amy on the right. Friends forever.

UPDATE - 11.15 MONDAY MORNING 22ND JUNE

I've just heard from Amy - Natalie moved her right hand side, waved with her right hand and sat up. Her left side is still weak. Amy said her face reminded her of her old boyfriend who had cranial surgery and was in an induced coma for days. It's black and blue. The nurses were asking her to wake up and she opened one eye. Natalie is still not aware of what has happened. Marvellous how the brain works. They are just telling her that she is in hospital. Amy was in tears and I told her all will be well as I had lots and lots of ladies around the world praying for her. THANKYOU I cannot express how deep my gratitude is. Love Chris

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by joannemccue 24 Jun 2015

Praying for a full recovery and peace the family.

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by crazystitcher 24 Jun 2015

Adding my prayers for Natalie to have a steady and complete recovery plus all the support she needs along the way.

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by pldc 24 Jun 2015

All my prayers for a full recovering! ~hugs to you all ~

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by ruthc 24 Jun 2015

Rest is the very best medicine for the brain. God Bless all and prayers for this vibrant young lady to make a full recovery and for her family to be safe by her side till she does.

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by tlp22 24 Jun 2015

Prayers to all. God Bless!

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by michemb 23 Jun 2015

oh how devasting for such a beautiful Young woman, we pray that she has a full recovery. Her battle may be long but with the terrific support team around her, she will get back to normal,
thinking of you and yours
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks Michelle, your prayers and all of the others on here I've collated and will print them off and take them down and hand to Julie (Natalie's Mum). Love Chris

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by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

UPDATE TUESDAY 6.45pm - 23RD JUNE 2015

This is from Amy's phone late this afternoon and I quote -
"Nat had a pretty unsettled night woken for hourly obs etc. and was really exhausted this morning after a big day of visitors etc. It appeared she'd taken a few steps back. But then saw her again around lunchtime and she actually woke up opened her eyes saw me touched my face and said "Oh! you are here..... I asked if she knew who I was and she said of course you're Amy. It was really comforting I gave her a kiss and she tried to reach up and cuddle me. We had a little laugh and joke - she was saying some stuff that was a bit "la la" land but overall positive. The Doctor's are saying she needs some quiet time now and just immediate family. She is having an Angiogram on Thursday and will be under more close obs - waiting to hear on how she goes over the next few days. I've asked Julie (Nat's mum) her thoughts on the 'girls' visiting on Friday and at this point she has asked that we hold off. I'm sorry I know we all want to see her and show support and love, but she is still in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and will be for at least 2 weeks. Merrin, Nat's sister in law will keep me informed, so I will keep you guys informed too. XXXX Love Amy"

Amy is going back down to Sydney on Thursday and has asked me to come too. I'm regarded as 'close' family, so I hope I will be able to see her. I'll just have to wait and see. If not, then at least I'll be company for Amy. Please keep praying for daily/nightly or whenever you think of it. Love to you all, Chris

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aussiequilter by aussiequilter 23 Jun 2015

a great answer to prayer

designgirl by designgirl 23 Jun 2015

Thanks for the update, Chris. Prayers been sent her way, for a full recovery.

lbrow by lbrow 23 Jun 2015

Chris ,this is going to take time,but Natalie will be herself again. There are so many praying for her and you are already seeing God's hand in this. It's times like this that I wish so much I could I could be there,put my arms around you and tell you,how very much I care because I do. I'm sitting here with tears because I know this is as if it was your very own child and you feel helpless. Much love and hugs/Lillan

shirley124 by shirley124 23 Jun 2015

Many thanks for the update. My prayers will keep coming. Love & Hugs Shirley

pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Miss Lillian, you've made my eyes leak once again! You are so right, it's so heartwarming to know that you care. I know that from the depths of my soul and appreciate every thought, wish and prayer you are offering. I know God is covering her with His loving grace and healing power. In His time! Love Chris

joansatx by joansatx 23 Jun 2015

Glad to get your update. Prayers ongoing for all of you for each one's needs.

juanitadenney by juanitadenney 23 Jun 2015

Thank you for the update. Still sending prayers her way and hope she recovers from this.

lolly3 by lolly3 23 Jun 2015

Hi Chris, Thankyou so much for the update. Sending you our love. Lorraine & Keith xxxx

christracey by christracey 23 Jun 2015

Hi Chris, I've just read your update...I'll continue the prayers for Natalie & you all that things continue to improve.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 24 Jun 2015

Thank you for update.

debswebster by debswebster 24 Jun 2015

She has been on my mind. Thank you for the update. Praying for continued recovery.

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by camylow 23 Jun 2015

I am just reading this... Will pray for her Continual recovery.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Deanna. I really appreciate everyone's prayers. Love Chris

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by gerryb 23 Jun 2015

Praise God as we continue to pray. Don't worry about tomorrow, God's already there is what a friend told me recently...so I pass that alone to you. Hugs.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks Gerry and such good advice. It is good to know that He has everything covered. Love Chris

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by lolly3 23 Jun 2015

Hi Chris, We are so glad that Natalie has started to respond, just reading your update brought me near to tears with relief too know that this beautiful young lady has a fighting chance of a full recovery. In our thoughts always new friend. Love always Lorraine xxxxx

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Lorraine, I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Natalie is like my 3rd daughter and a very special friend to Amy. They are like sisters. I'll keep everyone posted. Love Chris

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by toogie 22 Jun 2015

Thank you Chris for the update, and please keep updating. We want to follow this young woman's story. Her progress will honor our Father, as we are asking and believing, knowing He can heal and restore. I know you are strong for Amy, and I know she really needs and appreciates, your positive support. Stay strong, praying for you all-Toogie

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Oh! thanks Toogie, you've brought tears to my eyes with this heartfelt prayer. I'm praying like crazy that she will fully recover, may not be when we want it, but God's time is perfect. Love Chris

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by basketkase 22 Jun 2015

We will surely be prayer warriors for this beautiful young woman......

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Vicki, I appreciate every prayer being offered up to our Father. Love Chris

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by designgirl 22 Jun 2015

Prayers for Natalie, that she will make a full recovery.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks Lynn, we are all hoping this will be the outcome. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 22 Jun 2015

Thanks for the update, Chris....good news indeed...praying that Natalie make a full and swift recovery...

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Kim, still has a way to go. Love Chris

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by aleene 22 Jun 2015

Prayers are answered when we leave it totally in God's hands.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Amen to that! Love Chris

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by dididwiar 22 Jun 2015

Your update sounds promising. All the prayers must be helping.
Thank Goodness!! I hope all goes well Chris. I'll be thinking of you and yours. xx

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Didi, I'm thrilled at how many people are offering their prayers, help and love for this gorgeous woman. Love Chris

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by lbrow 22 Jun 2015

Beginning to sound good Chris. Came straight here to see if you had posted again. She is totally in God's hands with around the world prayers for her/Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

Thanks Lillian, I've got some more news to put up in a minute. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 22 Jun 2015

That sounds like good news to me. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jun 2015

She's coming along slowly Sarah, keep praying please. Love Chris

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by sandyqueen 21 Jun 2015

Prayers coming for all of you. God's blessings are endless. He will never leave or forsake us.

SQ

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jun 2015

Thanks Sandy, I know this for sure! Love Chris

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by Leaha 21 Jun 2015

Sorry I'm late, but add my prayers for Amy's friend also. Thank you for allowing me to help. God Bless this young woman, hold her in His loving Hands, strengthen, guide and heal her. He obviously has more work for her to do here or earth...Amen. Hugs leaha

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jun 2015

Thanks Leaha, these heartfelt prayers are just so uplifting. I've been brought to tears several times today. Love Chris

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by graceandham 21 Jun 2015

This update sounds really hopeful for a full recovery, but I'm not a doctor! Continuing in prayer for her.

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jun 2015

Thanks Grace, it's a start isn't it? We hope that with physio she will be able regain strength on her left side. I'm just sitting by my phones and computer to find out more. Love Chris

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by katydid 21 Jun 2015

This is so terrible. and such a shock. My prayers are coming her way.

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jun 2015

Thanks Kay, tell me about it. We never expected anything like this to happen. It just goes to show that things like the unexpected happen to anyone. Thanks for your prayers. Love Chris

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by jerrib 21 Jun 2015

Thank you Chris for the update. May the Cuties prayers be answered and Natalie makes a full recovery.

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jun 2015

Thanks Jerri, I'm just blown away by the amount of love and prayers being offered for Natalie. I can't wait for tomorrow to find out more. I'm just about to take the girls and dog home to their place and take the doggie for a walk at their place. Love Chris

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by christracey 21 Jun 2015

How terrible for such a young lady. will send up prayers that she has a full recovery.

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Tracey, I appreciate every prayer I can get. Love Chris

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by pacmp 21 Jun 2015

May Heavenly Father's choicest blessings rain down on her and help her body to heal. Bless her and the family to do all they can to help her recover. Hugs to all. Pam

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jun 2015

Thanks for that heartfelt prayer Pam, she will be blown away by the wave of prayer that is travelling around the world. Love Chris

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by lolly3 21 Jun 2015

Hi pennifold, Our thoughts are with you at this time. Sending all our love to all. Lorraine & Keith xxxxxxxx

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jun 2015

Thanks Lorraine, what's with the pennifold?!!! You know my name is Chris, you goose! Thanks for your loving thoughts, hope all is well with you guys. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 21 Jun 2015

Hoping and paying for a complete recovery for this beautiful young woman, thinking of you all.

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jun 2015

Thanks Maria, we're praying for a complete recovery too. Love Chris

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by aussiequilter 21 Jun 2015

how sad Chris ,will be praying for a full recovery

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Monika, she is slowly coming round as of 20 minutes ago. Amy thinks she will be in RPA for a couple of weeks. If her left side doesn't respond she will be needing some physio. Love Chris

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by mad14kt 21 Jun 2015

PRAYING!!! Indeed God SPECIALIZES in things that seems impossible and can do what NO OTHER POWER can!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Monika, I know He can do all things. Thanks for your prayers. Love Chris

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by barba 21 Jun 2015

Praying for a full recovery. May God Bless all of you. Hugs, Barba

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Barba, we are all hoping so. Love Chris

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by cfidl 21 Jun 2015

Prayers for Natalie and all of you.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Chris, love Chris

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by shirley124 21 Jun 2015

Praying. Hope everything goes well for her. Hugs Shirley

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Shirley, she is o.k. at the moment. Love Chris

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by grandmamek 21 Jun 2015

My heart aches to hear this. Such a young beautiful girl. I am praying for her and her family. May God place his healing hands upon her and may she recover fully. Hugs, Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Mary, I know He has everything under control. Love Chris

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by gerryvb 21 Jun 2015

I like to add my prayers.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Gerry, I know every prayer is heard. Love Chris

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by Jeannineeden 21 Jun 2015

Sorry to hear that news, but if it makes you feel any better, I can tell you it is possible to come back after suffering a rupture of an aneursym and lead a "normal" life. I suffered one 3 years ago and today, I do everything I did before. I fly my own ultralight plane, I sew, I drive. If she does Facebook, she will find a support group under the Joe Neikro Foundation. It is a wonderful resource for people like us. We are survivors. Will be praying for her.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thank you Jean for this encouraging news. We are just waiting for the surgeon's report. She is still in an induced coma, but signs of movements on her right - not the left as yet! Love Chris

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by ansienaude 21 Jun 2015

may He hold her save

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much, I know He will! Love Chris

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by toogie 21 Jun 2015

I am so sorry to hear this news. Amy must be heart broken, as I was, when this happened to a friend of mine. My friend has made an amazing recovery, but has another one, that they are 'watching'. It has been about 2 years and in fact she goes Friday, to have the dye put in to check the coiling they did on the first one and to look at the second. I asked my class for prayer, for Natalie ,this morning. I pray for Amy and all of you, as well. May God show his mighty, healing power of Natalie, and we all sing glory to His name.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Toogie, I am so thankful for all of you Cuties who have offered prayers for her. Thank you too to your class in Church for Natalie. She is a very special friend to Amy. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 21 Jun 2015

Thinking and praying for all of you..especially Natalie...I am amazed at how much these lovely ladies look alike...they could be sisters...well, I am sure they are 'sisters of the heart'...so hoping for a happy ending...

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Kim, they have been through thick and thin these two. Natalie is like our 3rd daughter, so it's been heart-wrenching to hear of this. Natalie is one of Amy's bridesmaids for her wedding next year, as was Amy when Natalie got married. Love Chri

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by lidiad 21 Jun 2015

Prayers for Natalie, for a full recovery!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Lidia, we are all hoping for this outcome. Love Chris

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by aleene 21 Jun 2015

Praying!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thankyou for adding your prayers for this gorgeous girl. Love Chris

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by debswebster 21 Jun 2015

What a terrible shock for you all. Sending enormous, pleading prayers for her total recovery.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Deb, every prayer helps. Love Chris

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by jerrib 21 Jun 2015

Sending my prayers for a positive outcome.
Hugs
Jerri

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Jerri, I know they all are working. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 21 Jun 2015

Prayers for Natalaie's healing and strength for her family and friends!!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Laura, I appreciate your prayers. Love Chris

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by juanitadenney 21 Jun 2015

Sending my prayers to her that she will be alright with no complications. I am a survivor of brain surgery but my aneurysm was found and removed before it ruptured. Juanita

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

I am amazed at how many people have suffered from this. Thanks for your story and I know she will survive. Love Chris

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by designgirl 21 Jun 2015

Prayers being sent her way. Please keep us posted on her condition.
I really pray everything will go well for this young lady. Hugs Lynn

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Lynn, it's really uplifting. Love Chris

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by sdrise 21 Jun 2015

Prayers are with you all!! Beautiful girls!! Suzanne

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Suzanne, it's so encouraging and uplifting to know there are so many people praying for this gorgeous girl. Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 21 Jun 2015

Adding myself to all the Cutie prayer warriors. I pray for complete healing and fast recovery for Natalie

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Angie, I know they are working. Love Chris

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by joansatx 21 Jun 2015

Praying...

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Joan, love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 21 Jun 2015

Chris, I pray for this beautiful woman as God heals her completely and restores her to full health. Amen.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Jerrilyn, we can use all the prayers. Love Chris

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by NancyBT10 21 Jun 2015

Beautiful young women. Praying.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Nancy, love Chris

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by lbrow 21 Jun 2015

I am so sorry to hear this. Her youth and the immediate surgery will bring her through this. This is what happened to To RoƱ 8yrs ago but his was inoperable and they could not stop the bleeding for 14 hrs. Prayers already and I will bring her before church this morning for more prayers. I have faith she will come through this with no residual problems. Keep the faith!!/Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Miss Lillian. I really appreciate your prayers and your Church's too. I'm a great believer in prayer and I know that He hears all our requests. Love Chris

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by dididwiar 21 Jun 2015

Oh!!! How awful for you all. I truly hope all goes well. I will be sending love and light and praying for a Full recovery. Hugs for all. Love Didi. xxxx

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Didi, I appreciate the prayers. They all help. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 21 Jun 2015

Thinking of you all, especially Natalie. Please keep us in touch. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Sarah, as soon as I find out what is happening I'll let you all know. Love Chris

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by momac 21 Jun 2015

My thoughts and prayers are for all of you, hugs from Maureen in South Africa

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Maureen, I appreciate every prayer being offered. Love Chris

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by noah 21 Jun 2015

ok will pray:):)hugs to all Carolyn

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks so much Carolyn, I knew I could count on you. Love Chris

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by graceandham 21 Jun 2015

They look like sisters. I will be praying for Natalie and her family and friends. She is so young to have this happen.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jun 2015

Thanks Grace, yes, I've just got off the phone to Mum and she said the same thing. She is a gorgeous young woman. I appreciate your prayers. Love Chris

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