Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Urgent prayers needed *UPDATE*

Final Update: The full story of Melanie's miracle, as told by her husband, can be found here!






Please pray for Melanie Pritchard, a friend and colleague to all of us in the Phoenix pro-life community and around the country. Her condition is very dire.


More information here. Thank you.

*Update:  Thank you so much for your prayers. I received an email late last night. Finally a bit of good news, but she is not out of the woods by any means. Today is crucial, and I will keep you updated as I can:

Melanie was transfered from Mercy hospital to Mayo a few hours ago because Mayo has an excellent cardio-pulmonary department. After suffering 3 heart attacks and greatly diminished pulmonary capacity, it was touch and go for Melanie all morning and afternoon. 

In the meantime, legions of prayer warriors throughout the country were storming heaven with prayers. In particular, many were praying for the intercession of Pope John Paul II for a miraculous healing for Melanie.

Melanie's condition has improved and her doctors at the Mayo clinic have issued a cautiously positive report. The family was overdue for good news and they received it an hour ago. She is breathing stronger and regained quite a bit of her lung capacity. She is also opening her eyes periodically and showing some movement. They are still keeping her on some medication to aleviate blood clotting.

Please continue your fervant prayers for our dear sister in Christ, Melanie.



Latest update:


She had a restful night. The doctors are going to be checking her this morning to make sure there is no more bleeding. Then they will begin to wean her from the medicines that have been helping her heart and lungs. the next 24 hours are very critical. Please keep praying for her. The family is so grateful for all the prayers thus far. One can see the power of prayer in all that has happened so far.


Update at 11:03 AZ time (praise God):











Yesterday Melanie’s baby, Gabriella Cecelia, was born by emergency C Section due to a very rare disorder. She was air evac’d to Mayo Hospital last night and today she woke up, moved her fingers a bit, looked at her husband with recognition, saw a picture of her baby and started to cry.

This is a huge miracle, as the situation yesterday was extremely dire. She is now in surgery and continues to need our prayers. Please also keep her husband, Doug, and the rest of her family, and the doctors in prayer.

Latest news (July 30):

Melanie is off the ventilators and talking!  She met her baby girl this morning! A true miracle! For all updates, and to get on the email list for updates, click the link above Melanie's picture on this post. Thank you for prayers!! God is so good!

22 comments:

  1. Prayers have been sent! Melanie sounds like a truly incredible woman! We need her around to continue her work!

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  2. offering her my Mass this morning.

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  3. Oh my, this brought tears to my eyes. I will offer prayers up for her. Please continue to let us know her progress.

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  4. What a wonderful example to women everywhere! I will certainly offer mass today for her!

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  5. Oh, how terrible.

    I will keep her in my prayers.

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  6. been praying... please keep updating!

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  7. How scary... def praying. She sounds like an amazing woman !

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  8. Thanks for the note- I will definitely pray and offer today's Mass for her. Please keep us updated!

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  9. She'll be in my prayers. I actually also got an email from the leader of our Young Adult group here about her. They lived in AZ years ago.

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  10. Wow... so scary! I'm glad that there is a bit of good news at this point. I said some prayers for her, and I hope that she continues to improve.

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  11. thanks for the update. Pope John Paul II pray for her!

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  12. Thanks for the update. That is so scary.

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  13. Wow, I've heard her speak and she is a true light in the darkness! 'Will pray!

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  14. For those following in email, I have just posted the latest update. Thank you for prayers! It seems we may have a miracle. Keep praying, though, as she is in surgery now.

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  15. Tears in my eyes...
    wow.
    Praise God.

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  16. Wow praying... what a trial!

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  17. Praying for this dear woman! This news is making the rounds--but I appreciate your updates so much! We're continuing to storm heaven!

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  18. praying for Melanie and her family.
    God bless.

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  19. If anyone is interested in the full story of Melanie's miracle, as told by her husband, read the emotional and inspirational story here:

    http://foundationforlifeandlove.org/default.aspx

    God is good!

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  20. If anyone is interested in the full story of Melanie's miracle, as told by her husband, read the emotional and inspirational story here:

    http://foundationforlifeandlove.org/GetInspired.aspx

    God is good!

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