Brain Surgery for our 7-year-old Daughter

Our precious little 7-year-old daughter, Andrea, just had surgery on 1/6/2012, to remove a large tangerine-sized brain tumor.

The previous day, an Orthodox priest had given Andrea the Eucharist and Holy Unction.

We were not allowed into the operating room during the surgery.  Right after the surgery was completed, here are a few videos of our sweet little Andrea.  In video #1, I briefly talk to Andrea and tell her that I love her.  Videos #2 and #3 show Andrea receiving a post-op CAT scan.  In video #4, I sing to Andrea, and we talk to her for a little bit.

We look forward to seeing Andrea happy and energetic again, like she was in this recent video of her praying with her siblings.  Please pray for her speedy and successful recovery!

About Fr Joseph Gleason

I serve as a priest at Christ the King Orthodox Mission in Omaha, Illinois, and am blessed with eight children and one lovely wife. I contribute to On Behalf of All, a simple blog about Orthodox Christianity. I also blog here at The Orthodox Life.
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7 Responses to Brain Surgery for our 7-year-old Daughter

  1. AM De Nuccio II says:

    I pray to Jesus and this breaks my heart – I am so sorry – the are no words … except we ask for God’s most tender lovingkindness to carry you all through this time and season of suffering by His grace.

  2. Praying she will have a complete recovery!

  3. God grant her a quick return to full health…..
    Keeping Andrea and all your dear family in my daily prayers.

  4. Praying that through the prayers of St Luke the Surgeon, Andrea will have a speedy recovery!

  5. khmichelle says:

    May of us are praying here in OH, and wondered if you had any updates. Lord have mercy on you. Kh. Michelle

  6. Anna says:

    Thank you for sharing! We have prayed for Andrea every day!

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