Thursday, September 30, 2010

Prayers Needed

I am asking for prayers today for my Dad. He will be undergoing surgery starting at 2:45 today at the James Cancer Center at Ohio State. His surgery will be 3-5 hours. While we are walking at the Light the Night Walk, he will be in his surgery. He has a tumor in his face that needs to be removed and the surgery is quite complicated. At this time, we do not know the severity of the tumor. We do not know if it is cancer or not. We can only pray for the best.

I was obviously torn as to what to do, but my Dad's wishes were for me to go to Light the Night and represent our family and our mission of trying to fight against this disease. He asked for prayers and we have a whole army that can do that. So please pray for my Dad. And all others facing cancer/disease.

I am heading to the James in the morning to be with my Dad.


  1. oh my goodness Janel. Words cannot begin to express. I am so sorry. I really don't know what to say... you and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be praying for a successful surgery, and a quick and full recovery. Please take care of you and your family. Be careful coming to Columbus tomorrow. I am so sad to miss tonight, but I didn't want to bring my germs to the walk. I will be there in spirit and will be praying for your dad. Sheri Cobler

  2. Terri Barnett ShumakerSeptember 30, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Janel our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your dad's surgery. Praying for him, Ally, and the rest of your family, and especially for you. Please post how he is doing as soon as you can.

  4. Janel, I have been following your blog and Ally's struggles. So far, I have not been able to attend any of the fundraisers, but I will in the future. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Right now, I have two people very close to me fighting breast cancer. So, I am saying daily prayers for them, and I always say one for Ally, too. Now, I will add your father to my list. Sandy Focht

  5. Oh, Janel ... Our prayers are with you and your dad for the best possible news after surgery. Thinking of you all the time. Heaps of love coming your way.

  6. janel, I am praying for you and your dad. He's in good hands, and we are waiting for good news.
    love you, my sweet.