When I got home from work today, I had an email from my good buddy, Steve, asking me for a favor. I was fairly surprised because Steve rarely asks for any favors. Steve’s a wonderful guy–honest, caring, and very giving. He’s a really good person and a great friend, so when he asks for something, I listen. Well, his favor was a request for me to pray for his grandson, Andrew. Now I’m not a very religious person so if Steve is asking for my prayers, he must really need them. Rather than explain what is going on with his grandson, I am going to copy part of his email here:
“My youngest grandson, Andrew is in Children’s hospital in Philly, he has cancer. He has a tumor in his left cheek area that has caused his sinus cavity to become crushed, and thrown his teeth out of line. Andy is only 8 years old, he does not deserve this kind of suffering. Would you please add him to your prayers? He is going to have to have radiation treatments for a year to shrink the tumor. He already has a well installed in his little chest, and he will have a feeding tube in him soon too, as the radiation will burn his mouth and throat, and he will not be able to eat. Please pray for him, he needs it so bad right now. His name is Andrew Edmond Cordrey.”
So I am asking all of you, whatever your religion or religious beliefs, to please add little Andrew to your prayers. It’s a gift that costs nothing but means so much to the recipients. And if you would like to email Steve any words of encouragement, let me know in your comment and I will give you his email address. Thank you so very much.