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My Brother Went Into The Hospital today
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Posted on 04/25/2011 7:37:10 PM PDT by AKA Elena

My oldest brother, Jim, is 79 years old today. As I sent a birthday message to his computer, I got an e-mail from his wife saying he had had a problem breathing this morning when he got up and was taken to the ER.

He was found to have fluid in is lungs and is in the hospital with pneumonia.

Everybody's brothers are special, but I could not begin to tell you of the aura of goodness of my brother Jim and his actual acts of charity and kindness.

Jim has made contacts throughout Orange County, CA and collects from dozen's of places all kinds of foods, from buffet dinner type to all kinds of fruits, vegetables and breadstuffs.

He sorts through this mass of leftovers and discards for what is edible ... and takes it to all of the places of the ingident of that entire area.

His house used to be filled with stuff given to him by the people who had died and to whom he had distributed the Holy Eucharist ... from appliances, to toys, to furniture of all kinds which, until the border with Mexico became so dangerous, he used to make a weekly trip to a struggling convent and to the orphanages of Tijuana's most poor.

He is by definition, a good good man and not old enough to go home to Our Lord!

Please pray for his recovery -- he has had heart trouble for years and I am sick with worry about the greatest "comforter and hugger" I know.

Please know that I pray for all of you and your intentions every week ... but may not respond if I find myself having to go to Orange County.

Please pray for my big brother and I will continue my prayers for this FR family.

Blessings!


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KEYWORDS: breadman; hospital; orangecounty; pneumonia
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Please pray for Jim!
1 posted on 04/25/2011 7:37:17 PM PDT by AKA Elena
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To: AKA Elena

Will do. All the best to him and his family.


2 posted on 04/25/2011 7:39:23 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: AKA Elena

Keeping you both in my prayers tonight.


3 posted on 04/25/2011 7:39:50 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers up for Jim Elena.


4 posted on 04/25/2011 7:39:57 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers up for Jim.


5 posted on 04/25/2011 7:44:55 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: AKA Elena

You have our prayers from South Carolina!


6 posted on 04/25/2011 7:45:46 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: AKA Elena

Prayer up!


7 posted on 04/25/2011 7:48:11 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Some minds are like cement; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: AKA Elena

I have 3 brothers (no sisters) so I know about brother love. I am praying for your Jim. May God touch his lungs and heal him completely. May this bring you closer to share how much you love him. Thank you for sharing because I heard your love through your post. Prayers for peace tonight...


8 posted on 04/25/2011 7:48:49 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: AKA Elena
Dear God,
I hold Jim
up to Thee and humbly ask that You will lay Your hands upon him
and restore him even as You did to those about whom we read in the Bible.
In Jesus' Name I pray
Amen


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9 posted on 04/25/2011 7:49:06 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers for your brother from our quiet house here in Massachusetts...


10 posted on 04/25/2011 7:52:00 PM PDT by massatoosits
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers being said.


11 posted on 04/25/2011 7:52:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers up!


12 posted on 04/25/2011 7:53:25 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers for him tonight.


13 posted on 04/25/2011 7:53:36 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: AKA Elena

You have our prayers


14 posted on 04/25/2011 7:54:38 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO (Social engineers build bad bridges.)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers for Jim from Ct and for a sisterly love that comes through loud and clear.


15 posted on 04/25/2011 7:58:23 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers UP! Sounds like a wonderful man.


16 posted on 04/25/2011 7:58:22 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: OldGoatCPO

god bless and watch over your brother....


17 posted on 04/25/2011 7:58:50 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers for Jim and his wife and for you too.

May God be with all of you.


18 posted on 04/25/2011 7:59:35 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: AKA Elena

God bless Jim, be with him, heal him, comfort him and his family and give them peace. Give the doctors wisdom Lord in treating him. I pray in Jesus Holy name, Amen!!!


19 posted on 04/25/2011 8:01:34 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: AKA Elena

God be with you all.


20 posted on 04/25/2011 8:02:58 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: AKA Elena; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
 
 
 
 
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
 
Please send me a FReepmail to be added or taken off the Catholic Prayer Ping List.
 
Please address your prayers to AKA Elena;

21 posted on 04/25/2011 8:03:21 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: AKA Elena

A prayer for a GRRRRREAT big brother, his terrific sister!


22 posted on 04/25/2011 8:07:05 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Salvation

Prayers joined from here.


23 posted on 04/25/2011 8:07:38 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: AKA Elena

prayers


24 posted on 04/25/2011 8:10:28 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers of healing for your brother Jim and prayers for his wife, family and of course that includes you.
God Bless!


25 posted on 04/25/2011 8:11:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: AKA Elena

Praying for your brother.


26 posted on 04/25/2011 8:13:49 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers up!


27 posted on 04/25/2011 8:25:55 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers. You have a special brother.


28 posted on 04/25/2011 8:35:18 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: AKA Elena

prayers up


29 posted on 04/25/2011 9:01:29 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers for your brother’s recovery. We need more men and women like your brother


30 posted on 04/25/2011 9:10:46 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: AKA Elena

Praying for you and your brother and his family.


31 posted on 04/25/2011 9:14:56 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers for Jim, his wife and your whole family, Elena, as well as for his medical team. Hopefully, this was caught early and they will get it quickly under control.


32 posted on 04/25/2011 9:16:40 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: AKA Elena
Prayers for a speedy recovery for your brother, Elena.

I just returned home day before yesterday from a hospital stay. Tell him I hope the food is better than what I encountered!

Leni

33 posted on 04/25/2011 9:23:38 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama....you'll have to pry all my incandescent lightbulbs from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: AKA Elena
Prayers up for Jim and family.

Notre père, qui êtes aux cieux!
Que votre nom soit sanctificié. Que votre règne vienne.
Que votre volonté soit faite, sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donnez-nous aujourd'hui notre poindre ce jour.
Pardonnez-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi a ceux, qui nous ont offensés,
et ne nous soumetez pas à la tentation, mais délivrez-nous du mal.
Car c'est à toi qu'appartiènne, le régne, la puissance et la gloire, pour les siècles des siècles.
Amen.

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

34 posted on 04/25/2011 9:33:36 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: AKA Elena

You bet. Prayers up.


35 posted on 04/25/2011 9:35:24 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers.


36 posted on 04/25/2011 9:38:43 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: AKA Elena

I will pray for both you and your brother, Elena.


37 posted on 04/25/2011 9:44:42 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers sent for Jim and his loving family.


38 posted on 04/25/2011 9:56:06 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers to your brother for a quick recovery. He sounds like a one of a kind person for sure.


39 posted on 04/25/2011 10:21:25 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: AKA Elena

Absolutely praying for him.


40 posted on 04/25/2011 10:48:38 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: AKA Elena

Christ, who’s death defeated death, look down with favor upon your devoted servant, Jim. Grant his faith and comfort through these troubled times.

And I ask Mary, mother of all Christians, and St. Joseph, foster father of our savior, to intercede upon his behalf.


41 posted on 04/25/2011 10:58:18 PM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers for your brother. Will dedicate our family’s rosary today for him


42 posted on 04/26/2011 2:46:09 AM PDT by Cronos (Christian, redneck, rube and proud of it!)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers sent for Jim.


43 posted on 04/26/2011 2:48:45 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: AKA Elena

AKA Elena,
you, your brother, and his wife are in my prayers. God bless.


44 posted on 04/26/2011 2:53:30 AM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: AKA Elena

prayers


45 posted on 04/26/2011 3:37:12 AM PDT by aimee5291
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To: AKA Elena

Prayer bump


46 posted on 04/26/2011 5:50:07 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers for your brother Jim.
He sounds like a wonderful human.
Prayers for healing, peace and courage.


47 posted on 04/26/2011 6:12:34 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers up for your brother, you, and his wife.


48 posted on 04/26/2011 7:06:00 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers are up.


49 posted on 04/26/2011 7:57:06 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: AKA Elena

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


50 posted on 04/26/2011 8:19:57 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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