August 25, 2007

If you pray...


...then please, please pray for this family.

A dear friend came to me a couple months ago and asked me to pray. She told me that her best friends, Christina and Drake were facing an unbelievable, unfathomable circumstance. Their sweet boy, Judson (2 1/2 years old) has been diagnosed with Krabbe disease, a leukodystrophy, which is a rare, genetic, incurable disease that has attacked his mobility, vision, speech, mind, and behavior. It is a vicious disease that will gradually impair all his capacities, leading to a vegetative state, and ultimately death. Before May of 2007 Jud had complete and normal function of his body.

You can find out more about Jud and their journey through this process at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/judson. You can also follow their posts about Jud on the family space here. They are both uplifting, and heartbreaking - but will also encourage you with their bravery and amazing love for their son.

Because of this precious two year olds rapid deterioration, he was granted a wish of going to Disneyl@nd with his family this week through the M@ke a Wish Found@tion. Their story is devastating, but is also an encouraging testimony to the body of Christ coming together from all over the world with the joint purpose to lift up little Jud to the Lord for healing.

Their story absolutely broke my heart. I cannot imagine facing what they are facing. More than anything we can offer to this family now, is the power of prayer. For Jud's healing and restoration. If you pray, would you please, please lift up this family?

4 comments :

amy said...

I know of this disease and will be praying

Catherine said...

So sorry to hear of this terrible disease. Have already prayed for Jud and his family and will continue to do so.

So glad they have an opportunity to spend this family time together at Disneyland.

tracy said...

So sad, I'll be praying for his cute little face.

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

That is so sad. I will be praying for them.