My dear friend, KM, has a young cousin who is facing some serious health challenges and is in need of your prayers. Mary has had Ulcerative Colitis since the age of two. Recently, they discovered she also has Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, which is a chronic liver disease caused by progressive inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts of the liver. This little ninth grader has been in the hospital since November '09. Her symptoms have worsened, changed, and challenged the people who are dedicated to helping her. The doctors are struggling to get her weight up over 100 pounds and they can't get a handle on what is wrong with her. She can't keep anything down, even the most benign formula. They have been on a roller coaster of possible answers, possible fixes, heartbreak and hope.
I know it is easy to worry about brand new babies, but this young woman desperately needs your prayers. To read more about Mary and the battle she's fighting please read her Caring Bridge page.