This is a copy of a e-mail sent to a member of our church (this is a member of her family). I have asked for prayers on his behalf before, but they need it now more than ever.
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you all this evening. As you probably know, my brother Lane has had two bouts wuth testicular cancer, the first resulting in chemo treatments and the relapse resulting in abdominal surgery. Lane has been experiencing back pain the past several weeks, which caused the doctors to perform and MRI on Friday. The results today revealed that he has a 30 cm (1 foot) tumor in the same place in his abdomen from which the other one was removed in January (The prior tumor was 7 cm, so this one is over 4 times the size of the last one). Lane begins intensive chemotherapy tomorrow that was described to me a consisting of "lethal doses of chemo." This chemo treatment is supposed to be extremely painful and, because it is so potent, will probably necessitate a bone marrow transplant.
An additional factor is that Lane and his wife Paula are pregnant with a son. A few weeks ago, a sonogram showed an arachnoid cyst on the baby's brain. The doctors are performing regular sonograms in the event that the cyst continues to grow and delivering the baby early is the safest option. They will not know the effect of the cyst on the baby until birth, but the potential effects for the baby can include severe mental disability. Paula is due in early August.
I ask that you would lift Lane, Paula and their baby up in prayer. Please pray for the physical healing for Lane and the baby, spiritual and emotional strength for Lane and Paula, and that the chemo will be less painful than normal.
Thank you so very much for all your prayers.
Prayer is powerful, so please pray for Lane and his family. Right now, stop reading and go to Him and everytime Lane and his family come to your mind, stop what you're doing and pray.
Let's let Lane and his family feel His power and feel a supernatural comfort come upon them. Let them feel us.