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Posted 2019-02-10T20:20:14Z

Rosary Tonight 8pm @onehailmaryatatime

Our weekly family Rosary was inspired by a wonderful woman named Kristin who prays the Rosary live on Instagram every single morning. Kristin has generously offered to lead a special Rosary for Michael from her Instagram account @onehailmaryatatime. We will be praying with her tonight at 8pm EST. We invite you to pray with us, on this eve of The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, for a miraculous healing for Michael! [...]

Posted 2019-01-30T18:17:32Z

Miraculous Invocation to St. Thérèse

Charles Anne, a 23-year-old seminarian, was dying from advanced pulmonary tuberculosis. The night he thought he was dying, Charles prayed to Thérèse. Afterward, the examining doctor testified, "The destroyed and ravaged lungs had been replaced by new lungs, carrying out their normal functions and about to revive the entire organism." This is one of the miracles that led to the beatification of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.[...]

Posted 2019-01-28T17:57:00Z

Praying for Speedy and Visible Lung Recovery

Thank you for all your prayers for Michael. 

Michael especially needs our prayers right now because doctors have told us he is running out of time. While he has overcome many challenges in the last 2 months, his damaged lungs have shown no significant improvement. Michael is still heavily dependent on ECMO. This form of life support cannot sustain him long-term. These next few days are particularly critical. We must see swift and significant improvement in Michael’s lung function.[...]

Posted 2019-01-19T00:24:00Z

Live Rosary @ 8pm Tonight

Michael is back from the OR and safely in his room in the ICU.

Unfortunately the team was not able to stop the bleed. They located the area of concern, but their attempts to stop the bleeding using their usual methods were unsuccessful. They were surprised and concerned at how unhealthy Michael’s tissue is. They applied a layer of coagulating material over the area and performed very precise packing. They explained they did everything they could and at this point it is up to Michael’s body to do the work and heal on its own with time. It is very important this bleeding resolves itself in the next couple of days.[...]

Posted 2019-01-18T22:38:49Z

Update

Hi all,

Michael continued to improve over last weekend. His oxygen levels were the best they’ve been in weeks, with the vent coming down as low as 30%. He is still critically ill and heavily dependent on the ECMO machine, which thankfully continues to perform very well since the switch.[...]