Katie is 12 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease on January 7th, 2005.
I come to you requesting prayer. On Sunday we learned that a member of our church is very sick. Her name is Katie Wernecke. and she is a 7th grader at Banquete Jr. High. She began coughing and not feeling well on Thursday she was taken to the doctor and diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in the 4th stage, complicated by a microplasma pneumonia. The doctors knew that her lungs were affected and were more than sure her kidneys were, too, but were unable to do the necessary biopsies, bone marrow tests, etc. until the pneumonia was more under control. When Brother Keith, Debbie, and I got to the hospital yesterday, she had been taken for the biopsies, bone marrow, and to have a port put in for the chemo.
She is a WONDERFUL young lady and full of high spirits. Our church has gotten her a prayer pager. (And she's SO excited to have her first pager!) Please pray for her and her family, but when you do, send her a page and let her know. It is one thing to be told you're being prayed for, but a total other to actually KNOW when it's done. It is my prayer that her pager will go off at least every hour of the day and night. She has been given a map 0f the US and we are in the process of printing out the 818 page list of every zip code in the country so she can track the prayers going up for her. Here's how you can be a part of a blessing:
When you've said your prayer, dial 1-361-333-KATY (5289).
You'll hear a message confirming that you've reached the pager
At the beep, dial in your zip code and the # key. (example: 78330#)
You'll hear a series of beeps and you're page is on it's way to Katie!
Thank you so very much for praying for this great little girl. She is a
blessing to our church and our youth and we're praying so hard for her.
In God's Love,
Actually Posted Jan 10th 2005, kept in top position to explain the use of the Prayer Pager.