This is a prayer request that's been out for a couple of weeks. I wanted to get this on my blog in hopes that prayers from even more people can be added by Monday, January 31 -- the date of an important doctor's appointment.
Here's the information...
Meet Madelyn Rose (Maddie)....
Maddie is the sweet little baby daughter of Jeremy and Renee....
Maddie was born on November 22, 2010; therefore, Maddie is just a little over 2 months old.
I actually have never met Maddie or her parents, Jeremy and Renee....They live out in sunny southern California.
But, I do have the privilege of knowing Maddie's paternal grandparents, Rich and Carolyn.
I serve on the Community Life Council at our church with Rich. I've gotten to know Carolyn through our Mom 2 Mom program at our church. These are two people I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know.
Anyways, Maddie was recently been diagnosed with Congenital Ptosis.
Basically, Maddie has only been able to open her eyes through little slits. For some reason, the muscles in her eyelids are very underdeveloped. Because she can only open her eyelids a bit, she is not able to get enough light into her eyes for proper development. If something is not corrected VERY SOON, Maddie risks being blinded for life.
Last I knew, Jeremy and Renee have an appointment with any specialist for Maddie on Monday, January 31 -- henceforth, the importance of this e-mail requesting prayer.
This is directly from an e-mail from Carolyn....
Apart from this, Maddie is a very healthy, sweet, mild little baby. She
cries only when hungry, and does love to eat! Hey, she's a Dewey! From birth
she's been so pretty with gorgeous porcelain-doll-like skin and such a
pretty little mouth. Her eyes (which are fine, thankfully!) are a navy blue,
we'd just like to be able to see them and have them see us!
So requests would be:
* a prompt appointment and surgery date at UCLA
* wisdom, discernment, peace for Jeremy and Renee as they seek the best for
* Maddie's eyes would get enough light for their development
* may God, and only God, be glorified through all of this
Please pray, and please continue to check Carolyn's blog as I'm sure she'll update on Maddie's progress.
Thanks so much!
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