Thursday, February 24, 2011


Lisa and "our" dog Izzy
Many of you may remember a series of posts I did this time last year about my friend *Sally.
First off, let me start by unmasking the infamous *Sally… Her real name is Lisa Bailey.

Lisa has been battling cancer for years. She was in remission for awhile, thought to be cured, only to find that it had reappeared in a new location. For the last year or so, most everything the Drs. have tried, Lisa has had an adverse reaction to. Lisa has been a part of our family for as long as I can remember. She attended high school with my mom’s youngest twin sisters.

I want to share an email I received this morning from my aunt regarding Lisa and her situation, and then I would like to share with you how you can help:

“I just got a call from Lisa Bailey, she is in St. Joseph Med Center in Mishawaka. Her oncologist came in this morning and gave her more bad news. The cancer has spread to her nerves and to her right leg. He is recommending one more (and the last he can offer) round of chemo...guaranteeing no side effects and hair loss to her. She has a big decision to make. Please pray for peace and the right decision for her. She has reactions to most everything she is put on and really, really needs our prayer support. She is pretty much alone and is losing her life at a fast pace. Please pray with me and rally around her with me.
Thank you in advance for your prayer support and for standing in the gap for Lisa with me.
In His Service and for His glory,
Sue Prybylla”

This is the part where you come in. Lisa’s 50th birthday is on February 27th. I am asking you all to do two things for her.

1. Pray for her in earnest.
2. Send her a birthday card/note of encouragement.

On it please include the city, state, and church (if you have one) that you attend.

My goal in this is that Lisa will feel so well loved that she cannot contain it, and that is what she remembers as she leaves this world and enters His Kingdom.
No one deserves to feel alone when they are dying.


Thank you all in advance for your prayers and your help on Lisa’s behalf.

Lisa’s address is: Lisa Bailey
                          3201 Dody Ave
                          Apartment 2
                          Michigan City, IN 46360

Please help us to be the church to Lisa and show her once again that we are not all defined by one certain group of people who are gathered within a particular building.  We are ALL His hands and feet.

Peace, Love and JOY!

ps. When Lisa moved from her house into the apartment, she could not take Izzy with her. She had also come to the point physically where she could no longer care for him like he needed to be cared for, so Izzy came to live with me. He has become such an integral and loving part of our family. He also provides a lot of our comic relief.

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