Monday, October 10, 2011

Please pray for Shannon Hope Murphy {my beautiful niece}


I just wanted to send or start possibly a 'prayer chain' for my niece Shannon who is just a little over a month old.
She was admitted to the Children's Primary Hospital at the University of Utah a few days ago due to a rash/eczema
that would not go away and possible major food allergies.Needless to say, it has been very challenging for my brother Ryan and his wife Courtney
with many literal sleepless nights and frustrations in not being able to care for their precious newborn child.

I received a call from my brother today stating that the doctors found that Shannon was literally born without an immune system.
I do not know the name of this condition, but it is very rare and is basically a genetic combination of mom and dad. Thankfully,
she did not get sick! Courtney was able to breast feed and that helped in saving her life.
Praise God and that her condition is treatable within 3-6 months. She will need to be treated basically as
an HIV positive patient. She will undergo Chemo Therapy and a bone marrow transplant. Thankfully again, my nephew Liam appears
to be a great candidate for that. Also, this hospital is one of the top in the nation!
Could you please be praying for them? For God to heal Shannon. For financial provision. ( i do not think they have medical insurance : ( !!!! )
For a continued unity in their marriage. And for their church family to continue to support them and surround them with practical help
as there is a long road ahead. And ultimately continued trust and faith in their Saviour Jesus Christ!!!!

Thanks so much on behalf of the Murphy Family,



  1. wow. my heart goes out to them.

  2. Wow! I will pray for them for sure. Just by reading what you've posted I can see that there is a lot to be thankful for in the midst of such sadness. Our God is a good and loving Father and baby Shannon is safe in His hands.