Skip to comments.Mass. Marine Trying To Get Home For Cancer Treatment
Posted on 12/03/2010 8:14:56 PM PST by Westbrook
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BOSTON (CBS) So many times has Jessica Shepherd helped others, says her mother: as a flight crew chief for Marine helicopters in Iraq and more recently at Costal Carolina ...
Now, Jessica has a rare and aggressive form of esophageal cancer; tumors have fractured her spine and she needs a private flight to Boston for treatment because she could not stand the vibration of a helicopter or a regular commercial flight.
The family was in the process of setting up a web site and a fund for people who want to help. Until then, relatives said anyone who wanted to help could send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 617-942-1560.
> Please let the Freeper Nation know in more detail how we can help. God Bless.
My conservative brethren and veterans.
There is a web site and phone number listed in the article where contributions can be made towards arranging a special flight for her.
> Not sure if I understand that a (small) private plane has
> less vibration that a (large) commercial jet.
Not sure I understand it either, but the doctors at Dana Faber are saying that’s what’s needed.
Thank you for the tips!!!
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FED EX Fred Smith probably would love to help
Thank you all for your prayers and help and tips.
A private flight has been arranged. The final arrangements are being made right now.
Jessica will be going to Dana Farber in Boston. Please feel free to send her well wishes and cards at the addresses posted in the article.
I will update the addresses when she is in Dana Farber.
The thing I’m *REALLY* upset about is, how could her physician have missed this? I mean, it’s progressed to her spine, her liver and her lungs, and she has a big lump on her shoulder near her neck.
According to 0bamao-care, when you’re this far gone, the only medication you’ll be getting is pain killers. And it will be ILLEGAL for you to seek help outside the system with your own funds or donations.
Meanwhile, please join us in PRAYING FERVENTLY for Jessica that Dana Farber can help her beat this thing.
Prayers up for your niece. Couldn’t they just heavily sedate or even anesthetize her for the flight?
Prayers. The FAA’s moronic interference with mercy flights is just one more obstacle to overcome.
> Couldnt they just heavily sedate or even anesthetize her
> for the flight?
Unfortunately, the cancer has fractured her spine, so they need the smoothest flight possible to avoid any further spinal injury.
And THANK YOU for the prayers.
We believe that God answers prayer!
Praise the Lord for answered prayers!
Prayers continuing for Jessica’s care
Fervent prayers up for Jessica!
You got it. Media attention coming soon.
We ask you to place your healing hands upon Jessica. Reverse the damage caused by the cancer. May the physicians’ hands be your hands, Lord. May their decisions be yours. May their knowledge be yours. We will glorify you, Lord, as you restore Jessica. In Christ’s Holy name we ask these things.
Ping to Jim for any help he can muster.
And more prayers. Consider asking the Patrots for help.
We are Looking to You, our Loving Shepherd-King. Please Cover Jessica with Your Hand, and Encircle her with Peace and Grace. May Healing Mercies be with her, through the Power of Jesus' Name. Thank You for Providing the Flight she Needed, Gracious Lord. We Sing Hosannas to our Wonderful King! 'I will Give Thanks unto the Lord Greatly with my Mouth, and Praise Him Among the Multitude.' (Ps.109:30)
We Love You, our Savior, and Thank You for Hearing our Prayers. May Your Spirit Comfort Jessica, and Fill her with Health and Strength. In Jesus' Name, for Your Eternal Honor and Praise, amen.
Prayers for a successful treatment.
Marine who needs our prayers (and help from those who can give it) ping
Prayers for Jessica are on the way.
Why is she not seeking treatment at the Duke Medical Center in Durham?