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Prayers for my Brother who has been told he has ALS
Me | 5/5/2012 | Me

Posted on 05/05/2012 3:46:52 PM PDT by calex59

My brother has just been diagnosed with ALS(Lou Gherig's disease). I would like to request Prayers for him.


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KEYWORDS: als; fatalillness; glenalexander; lougherigsdisease; prayerrequest
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My big brother, who took care of me when we were young and living in Bell Gardens, a he** hole,and saved me more than once, is dying and I am having a hard time dealing with it. He has always been there for me and we are closer than many siblings. I have a hard time realizing there will be no more outings doing the things we love.
1 posted on 05/05/2012 3:46:58 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Sent


2 posted on 05/05/2012 3:49:22 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104

Thank you.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 3:49:42 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

You have my prayers.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 3:51:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: calex59

Sending prayer for your brother, you and all of the loved ones and all those taking care of him medically.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 3:51:53 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: calex59

Very sorry for your brother’s diagnosis. My friend’s aunt had it and my husband’s grandmother. Not that your brother requires repayment, but maybe the savior/caretaker roles will be reversed now. Best wishes to you and your family.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 3:53:11 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: calex59

May the Lord keep a gentle hand upon you both as you now have to walked that path. Pray for strength to be at your bro’s side and be of comfort for him. HIS best for you both in the days to come.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 3:53:29 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: calex59

One of my best friends (68) was just diagnosed with ALS a month ago. Prayers to both of them.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 3:53:46 PM PDT by redangus
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To: calex59

man that sucks, not a lot of hope yet.

Get b12 d3 levels checked, often neuro problems show low levels. Also omega 3 not omega 6 can be helpful. Not a cure but maybe a little more time.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 3:53:53 PM PDT by waynesa98
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To: cripplecreek

Thank you and thanks to all FReepers who offer prayers. I can hardly type now so I will not be able to answer everyone personally. Thank you all, FReepers are wonderful people and I can’t tell you how much this means to me.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 3:54:04 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Prayers for your brother.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 3:54:04 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: calex59

4 little ones will be praying for him tonight!


12 posted on 05/05/2012 3:55:38 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: calex59

Prayers up.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 3:56:23 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: calex59

Your big brother will always be with you~~in the love of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Prayers for you and your family~


14 posted on 05/05/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: All

Thanks to all of you, I am breaking down now and starting to cry, first time I have done that since I heard the news. You all are touching me so much. Thank you so much.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 3:57:10 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

You got it.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 3:57:48 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: calex59

calex — may I ask your big brother’s name? I like to single someone out when talking to The Lord, altho the Good Lord already knows.


17 posted on 05/05/2012 3:57:54 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: Exit148

His name is Glen Alexander and he lives in California.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 4:00:04 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Prayers flying heavenward right now for your brother and for you. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus cast His blessings on both of you.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 4:03:02 PM PDT by kitkat (Obama, ROPE and CHAINS.)
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To: calex59
Prayers up.

/johnny

20 posted on 05/05/2012 4:03:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: calex59

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00821132?term=als&rank=1

crawl through ctdot gov and see if he can help advance the knowledge base.


21 posted on 05/05/2012 4:06:08 PM PDT by waynesa98
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To: calex59

Prayers up for all.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 4:07:20 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: calex59

Indeed, adding prayers.


23 posted on 05/05/2012 4:09:51 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: calex59

Prayers


24 posted on 05/05/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT by citizencon
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Once again, thanks to all of you. FReepers are the best people.


25 posted on 05/05/2012 4:11:35 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Many prayers up... God Bless..


26 posted on 05/05/2012 4:11:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: calex59

Praying now.


27 posted on 05/05/2012 4:12:12 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: calex59

Prayers for your brother and family.


28 posted on 05/05/2012 4:12:42 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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Many prayers up... God Bless..


29 posted on 05/05/2012 4:13:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: calex59

Prayers being said.


30 posted on 05/05/2012 4:14:35 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: calex59; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; Alamo-Girl; ..

calex, I’m sorry, so very sorry. I have an older brother who I adore, too...and I’ve always said losing him will be probably The Hardest Thing I’ll ever have to do.

Someone upthread said that maybe it’s now time to reverse the roles and YOU take care of HIM as he taught you all those years. Make him laugh, in spite of this. Talk about “the old days”....it’ll be good for both of you.

I’ve pinged Logan’s and trussell’s ping list, we’ll be praying for all of you.


31 posted on 05/05/2012 4:17:02 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: calex59; Brad's Gramma
He has always been there for me

And now you are there for him, as I am sure he knew you would be. I will pray.

32 posted on 05/05/2012 4:17:57 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: calex59

These thoughts toward you and yours will give but a moment of comfort. In the end, you will be doing what I just did. Send a note to the next person under the same circumstances. That will sustain the comfort.


33 posted on 05/05/2012 4:19:06 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Duchess47

Prayers up.


34 posted on 05/05/2012 4:19:29 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: calex59
Godspeed.

Big-brother bump.

35 posted on 05/05/2012 4:21:36 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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I am so very, very sorry. Brothers are special. I will pray for a miracle and if that is not to be...then I will pray your many memories of your times together and all the times he “saved” you will be what brings you comfort and peace. I wish I could change this for you... but... I CAN pray and will for him this evening.


36 posted on 05/05/2012 4:21:36 PM PDT by cubreporter
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Prayers for your family. A friend of my dad was diagnosed a couple of years ago. They have a big fundraiser race every year, this weekend, I think. My parents participated and said it was truly inspirational.

Tough disease.

37 posted on 05/05/2012 4:23:49 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: calex59

Prayers offered. As Churchill once said, “Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never quit!”


38 posted on 05/05/2012 4:28:32 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: calex59

Just said my meager prayers for him,,,,,,,,,,,,............


39 posted on 05/05/2012 4:32:10 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: calex59

Cehck out this website

http://www.alsa.org/

You will find help here for your brother Glenn. Go to the Community tag where you can type in the state where he lives and see what assistance may be available for him there. There are wonderful, caring people who are eager to help. The support in the Philadelphia area was amazing for a friend who had ALS. We will add him to our prayer list and pray for both of you every day. You are not alone.


40 posted on 05/05/2012 4:32:14 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick
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To: calex59
Is he a veteran? If so, a presumption of service connection exists. The minimum rating is 100%...

Regardless, I wish him the best.

41 posted on 05/05/2012 4:32:45 PM PDT by donozark (Marg Helgenberger! Wherever you are! What the hell do I do with all these DNA samples you requested?)
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Yes, he is a veteran in the sense he served in the armed forces, never in a war.


42 posted on 05/05/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

In all things we endure, God’s good will and purpose wins at the end of the day, and it’s always for the best.

I’m now fighting a rare form of cancer, but I can see that I now can relate to others who are enduring something similar in a way that will aloww me to lead them to Christ’s salvation. Something I could never do before.

Have faith, and know that our prayers for you and your whole family will be there.

God bless you always.


43 posted on 05/05/2012 4:41:11 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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I read just the headline and started to pray. I lost my best friend to that hateful, ugly monster disease three years ago. Spend every possible moment you can with him. My heart goes out to you and your whole family. Hopefully he has applied for social security and medicare. A small blessing, but it gets immediate approval.


44 posted on 05/05/2012 4:42:15 PM PDT by pnut22
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I’m so sorry. Prayers for you and your big brother are on the way. Please keep in touch, friend.


45 posted on 05/05/2012 4:44:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: calex59
I am so sorry to hear of your brother having ALS. I know it is hard, as we all go through a loss of a loved one at some time.

I will pray that he doesn't have to suffer. And I will pray that the Good Lord will give you Peace and Comfort when the time comes. In the mean time live each day to the fullest.

46 posted on 05/05/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: calex59

I’m very sorry to hear that. It is going to be tough watching his decline. Prayers for you and him.


47 posted on 05/05/2012 4:44:27 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker; All

once again, thanks to all of you for your kind words and you prayers.


48 posted on 05/05/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by calex59
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If he had 90 days or more of continuous Active Duty, and is diagnosed with ALS, he qualifies. Period. It is not related to Agent Orange/Rainbow Herbicide exposure. Nor is it geographic specific nor age group dependent.

Best to contact a VSO (Veterans Service Officer)ASAP!

49 posted on 05/05/2012 4:51:16 PM PDT by donozark (Marg Helgenberger! Wherever you are! What the hell do I do with all these DNA samples you requested?)
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To: calex59

I am very sorry to hear this. He will be in my prayers.


50 posted on 05/05/2012 4:52:11 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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