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Urgent Prayer Request for My Young Cousin, Severe Head Injury - Update at #2982
My family | Thursday January 25, 2007 | GretchenM

Posted on 01/25/2007 9:37:13 AM PST by GretchenM

Edited on 02/14/2007 3:30:51 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

My aunt and uncle sent this out to our family at 6:30 AM today. Carrie is my young cousin, a very gifted artist, and the second eldest among her siblings. She and her family are in Michigan.

Prayer reqeust from my aunt and uncle (Carrie is their granddaughter).

This morning on her way to work Carrie's car slid on the highway and into a tree. She has very bad injuries, especially to her head. Her brain is swelling and she is now in surgery. They plan to open her skull to allow for the swelling, and she is not responding.

They don't give her parents a lot of hope. We are telling everyone so you can join us in praying for our dear Caroline. They called her parents about 7:45 this morning and they're at the hospital now.



TOPICS: Announcements; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: carrie; gretchenm; prayer
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To: silverleaf

Thank you very much!


2,751 posted on 07/16/2007 10:32:46 AM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Thank you for your faithfulness, and faith, AM76.


2,752 posted on 07/16/2007 10:33:52 AM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

Thank you for the good news on Carrie. Each improvement brings her closer to complete recovery, and I will continue to pray for her.


2,753 posted on 07/16/2007 11:38:42 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: snugs; silent_jonny; onyx; JulieRNR21; Just A Nobody; DrDeb; SnarlinCubBear; Miss Marple; ...
Hi everyone,

Remember a while back when I wrote that I was praying for God to restore purposeful, useful movement to Carrie's arms, and asked others to post specific prayers they are praying for her healing? I had asked her if Carrie is right- or left-handed because when I was praying for her, I was seeing her right arm moving so she could paint and write again. Today I received this from Carrie's mother. She knew I had been praying the above re Carrie's arms.

From Carrie's mom today

She is right handed. Thank you for your prayers in this area. Last Saturday, as I was dropping off some laundry in her room, I looked at her and her left hand was twitching, sort of in time to the music that was playing. She did it for a minute or two. I have NEVER seen that hand move, so that was exciting. Her fingers were moving up and down. So God must be answering your prayers.
With love,
M

Woohoo! Thank You, Lord!
2,754 posted on 07/19/2007 2:35:18 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

PRAYER CONTINUES FOR OUR SISTER!


2,755 posted on 07/19/2007 2:37:15 PM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: GretchenM

Prayers continue


2,756 posted on 07/19/2007 2:47:23 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Live Earth: Pretend to Care)
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To: GretchenM

That is encouraging. Still praying every day here even though I don’t post often. And I look forward to the updates.


2,757 posted on 07/19/2007 2:55:07 PM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: GretchenM

Nothing is too difficult for Him. May He restore Carrie completely and in ways far more wonderful than we can imagine or thing. Blessed is the Name of the Lord.


2,758 posted on 07/19/2007 3:00:20 PM PDT by Faith
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To: GretchenM
More prayers up for continued improvement.

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)

2,759 posted on 07/19/2007 3:17:16 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: GretchenM

Prayers continue.


2,760 posted on 07/19/2007 3:29:48 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: GretchenM

Our Carrie’s not skipping a beat! That is such fantastic news ... I am sure she has an awareness of her surroundings and is giving hints to her family and caretakers. Bit by bit improvements will continue. Thanks so much for sharing, Gretchen.


2,761 posted on 07/19/2007 3:52:38 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: GretchenM

Fantastic Gretchen!! I’ll keep praying for Carrie’s complete recovery!!


2,762 posted on 07/19/2007 4:04:04 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: GretchenM

That’s really neat Gretchen. She’s keeping time to the music. :)


2,763 posted on 07/19/2007 4:30:56 PM PDT by MeekMom (Present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God.)
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To: GretchenM

Crank up some rock n’ roll! ; )


2,764 posted on 07/19/2007 4:32:15 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, NIECE)
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To: GretchenM

Great news (((Hugs)))


2,765 posted on 07/19/2007 6:07:41 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: GretchenM

Wonderful news, Gretchen..

And, as a left handed person, I think her moving her left hand is a good sign...LOL

Seriously, I am very happy about her...and thanks for the update.

Prayers continuing...
Laura


2,766 posted on 07/19/2007 6:51:06 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: GretchenM
Praise God!!! Thank you for the update. Prayers continue...
2,767 posted on 07/19/2007 9:29:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GretchenM

More prayers going up!


2,768 posted on 07/20/2007 3:37:53 AM PDT by Lead Moderator
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To: GretchenM
This update just made my morning (:

still out here praying
2,769 posted on 07/20/2007 5:38:37 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: GretchenM
Great news about Carrie. Prayers continue for her and her family.

Thanks for the update, Gretchen.

2,770 posted on 07/20/2007 5:57:33 AM PDT by silent_jonny (There's always one more thing you can do.)
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To: GretchenM
Continuing prayers for Carrie.

Good news. Thanks!

2,771 posted on 07/20/2007 8:42:06 AM 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: GretchenM

Praying faithfully everyday for Carrie and her family.


2,772 posted on 07/21/2007 6:26:45 AM PDT by twin2
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To: twin2

Thank you! Her mom sent an update after the Carrie saw the doctors on Friday; I need to format and post it.


2,773 posted on 07/21/2007 9:58:08 AM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

More prayers for Carrie.


2,774 posted on 07/24/2007 5:45:04 AM PDT by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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To: GretchenM

Prayers for Carrie & her family ~Pandora~


2,775 posted on 07/24/2007 7:19:24 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: GretchenM

Prayers for Carrie & family ~Pandora~


2,776 posted on 07/25/2007 7:39:26 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: GretchenM

Prayers for Carrie ~Pandora~


2,777 posted on 07/27/2007 12:20:06 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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prayer bump
2,778 posted on 07/30/2007 7:56:41 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: All

Extra, extra prayers BUMP. For all of GretchenM and Carrie’s family.


2,779 posted on 08/01/2007 3:37:24 AM PDT by Rte66
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To: Rte66; silent_jonny
Even without our prayer leader to guide us now, prayers continue daily for Carrie and the family.

Lord, hold them and guide them all in their hour of need. Amen.

2,780 posted on 08/01/2007 4:29:37 AM PDT by twin2
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To: twin2

Amen twin2. Now more than ever we will continue to intercede for Carrie. I just learned of the homegoing of our dear GretchenM!! I am still in a state of shock. I really hope that there are those who knew Gretchen and Carrie, will continue to give us some updates as we pray and hold Carrie up before the Lord. Until then, I believe it would be appropriate to post Prayers and keep the thread going. Surely there is someone who can give us more info on Carrie as she progresses.

May the Peace Of Christ rest upon Gretchen’s Family.
Polly


2,781 posted on 08/03/2007 1:51:23 PM PDT by pollywog (Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,)
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To: GretchenM; All
Continued prayers for Carrie and her family.

And prayers for Gretchen's son Mark and her friends Mike and Sabrina.

Father, may you hold them all close to you and comfort them. In Jesus' Holy Name, amen.

2,782 posted on 08/05/2007 7:57:20 AM PDT by silent_jonny (We'll meet you on that beautiful shore, Gretchen)
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To: Rte66
Just read of GretchenM's passing. Most of us who were following Carrie's accident and subsequent progress toward recovery never knew that the poster of these inspirational threads was herself seriously ill. So her passing was all the more shocking for us. Here is a link to the thread posted with the sad news:

FReeper GretchenM (formerly GretchenEE) has died.

May God bless her sons and family and prayers continue for cousin Carrie.

2,783 posted on 08/05/2007 7:28:43 PM PDT by CedarDave (Only Republicans commit crimes. With Democrats it's a misunderstanding or baseless Republican charge)
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To: CedarDave

Thanks for posting the link for all on the thread. I should’ve done that, but wasn’t thinking, just in kind of in shock over GretchenM’s sudden passing.

So many here knew her better than I, who had only followed on Carrie’s thread, so I only posted a prayer bump here.

Thanks again, for all here.


2,784 posted on 08/05/2007 8:24:59 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: silent_jonny

Beautiful picture, and I love that you added Gretchen’s quote to your homepage.

Blessings, my friend.


2,785 posted on 08/06/2007 4:30:05 PM PDT by twin2
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To: GretchenM

Prayers for Carrie & family ~Pandora~


2,786 posted on 08/06/2007 7:41:09 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: GretchenM

Prayers for Carrie & family ~Pandora~


2,787 posted on 08/07/2007 3:39:20 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: GretchenM

Prayers for Carrie & family ~Pandora~


2,788 posted on 08/08/2007 8:22:22 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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prayer bump for Carrie & all the family


2,789 posted on 08/08/2007 4:43:26 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: silent_jonny

amen silent_jonny....

Praying tonight for Carrie’s continued healing...and for comfort to all those greiving the loss of our dear Gretchen.
Polly


2,790 posted on 08/08/2007 11:14:16 PM PDT by pollywog (Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,)
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To: Rte66

My prayer is that someone in the family will continue to post any new information concerning Carrie.Right now I am sure they must all be grieving and it is understandable their hearts and minds are not here.
Polly, still holding Carrie up in prayer.


2,791 posted on 08/08/2007 11:20:08 PM PDT by pollywog (Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,)
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To: alpha-8-25-02

Prayed


2,792 posted on 08/08/2007 11:33:42 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: GretchenM

Prayers for Carrie & family ~Pandora~


2,793 posted on 08/09/2007 10:42:31 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: pandoraou812

morning prayers for Carrie and Gretchen


2,794 posted on 08/10/2007 4:29:18 AM PDT by twin2
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To: All

Father God,
I come into Your presence right now, lifting Carrie before you. There are so many here Lord who love Carrie, and our hearts desire is that she will be completely restored to health. Lord this family has suffered so this past year, and with You calling dear Gretchen home, they are grieving all the more. Grant healing , if this is Your will, to dear Carrie. May she once again be alert, able to speak and walk and Praise Your Name . We thank You and Praise You for answered prayer.

It is for Your sake and Your Glory we ask this,

Amen.....


2,795 posted on 08/11/2007 9:21:33 PM PDT by pollywog (Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,)
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To: GretchenM; All
Sunday prayers for Carrie and her family.

And prayers for Gretchen's son Mark and her friends Mike and Sabrina. God bless them all.

2,796 posted on 08/12/2007 3:29:39 PM PDT by silent_jonny (We'll meet you on that beautiful shore, Gretchen)
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To: pandoraou812; pollywog; twin2; silent_jonny; firewalk; rt66

good news!!!

Just heard from Carrie’s Mom.. will post more when I have more..... She will make sure we keep in the loop.

PRaise the LORD!


2,797 posted on 08/14/2007 8:54:16 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

How is Carrie?


2,798 posted on 08/14/2007 10:45:59 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( my opinions do not represent the opinions of the management at Free Republic, they are mine alone.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I will post when I hear back from her mom... She just made the intial contact telling of the shock of losing Carrie.. and asking if I would do the connecting here


2,799 posted on 08/14/2007 12:24:05 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Thanks for the update Dolly, looking forward to hearing the details. Prayers up.


2,800 posted on 08/14/2007 2:11:11 PM PDT by twin2
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