This is from her husband. Suzanne is a fellow cantor at my church and a good friend. She’s going through stem cell replacement at UCLA:
Suzanne needs prayers – she needs them now. Right now. The last two weeks have been the toughest struggle for my beautiful wife and today it has become even rougher. Suzanne is in a lot of pain and the pain is progressing – today it hit her hands. This is what I need – please commit time for prayer right now. Ask God to relieve the pain in Suzanne’s hands and feet. Pray that the Holy Spirit surrounds each finger and passes to each cell to relieve her discomfort and begin healing these tissues. Pray that her stem cells grow rapidly to recreate her immune system. Most of all prayer for Suzanne’s spirit – her confidence is very low (she has endured day after day of this chronic pain) – pray that Suzanne feels the Hand of her God on her pressing, holding, and carrying her through this.
Next job… enlist your friends and family (forward this email on) – no need for them to know Zan. Tell them about this very cool lady and her struggle – put them on duty. Moms are good at that delegating (remember Mary at the feast of Cana – no one can deny a mom, even Christ). Ok… I know you have kept us in your hearts and before God so far… I just need a little more today. Right now. Thanks. We are blessed to be able to call up power beyond our imagination – God has surround us with you.