One of the hardest things I have ever gone through was when my oldest son, Sam, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of two. I will never forget the day the doctor told me that my son had an incurable disease. My heart broke into a million pieces. Nothing hurts greater than when something happens to your family. I have never felt so helpless than when my son wants me to “fix” it, and all I can do is hold him and say, “I’m sorry”. Or at least I thought that was all I could do.
We have since started an organization called “Imagine A Cure,” and it is my greatest desire to find a cure for my son. “Imagine A Cure” financially supports cutting edge organizations like JDRF ( juvenile diabetes research foundation) who are determined to work themselves out of a job by finding a cure. Not only are we trying to make a difference financially, but more importantly we are trying to make a difference through prayer, and we need your help. If you are able to give financially then praise God, but all of my fellow believers can pray. And that is exactly what I am asking you to do.
Pray for the hearts and minds of the scientist and doctors trying to find a cure. Pray for everyone who is experiencing this terrible disease first hand. Pray that God find greater glory through a cure. And, at the risk of sounding selfish, pray for my family. Pray for Mommy and Daddy to be patient with this “new normal.” Pray for Sam’s health. And more than anything else, pray that, regardless of a cure, God be glorified through Sam’s life.